One of the realities of a municipal animal control facility is that it is NOT a shelter. The primary purpose of such an operation is to control the animal population. The people there may or may not care much about the incoming animals, and it certainly isn't luxurious accommodations for the pets unlucky enough to end up there. Resources are scarce, and the facility is often overcrowded, leading to filth and disease. The two eight-week-old babies shown here (Ciera and Cinta) were exposed to a deadly virus called parvo. The shelter's answer to controlling the outbreak of parvo is to eliminate any animals exposed to the virus, including these two highly adoptable babies. Fortunately this shelter gives rescues an opportunity to assist and remove the animals from the shelter. After a 14-day quarantine, we will know if these babies contracted the virus or if they are safe and ready for adoption. So please, watch your calendars for our announcement on August 22, and feel free to submit your application for adoption in advance.
If you can't ADOPT, here's how you can help:
FOSTER. Learn more about this no-cost, short-term commitment. Fosters save lives by just offering a little space and care. Remember that these animals are living in tiny metal and concrete prisons, so no matter how small your place is that you can offer, or how many hours you work, it's better than where they are now. Your offer to foster will be the primary reason why one more animal lives - it's that easy, and the feeling you'll get from knowing YOU are the reason why that animal is alive is so amazing!
DONATE. We want to save more animals but cannot always afford it. Rescue is only responsible when we are financially prepared to give each animal everything it needs to successfully prepare it for adoption. If you prefer, give to your local rescue, or pledge to a death-row animal online. Give in kind (food, supplies, blankets and towels.) Give your time at adoption events, fundraisers, transports. Email me for more information.
NETWORK. You don't need to plaster your facebook page with hundreds of sad dog faces. Just pick one animal online or at your local shelter or rescue and share it with people you know who might be interested or might know someone who is. One animal at a time.