ONE DAY. That is all I have been given to save the life of this grey muzzle girl, Zelda. She came from a kill shelter in SC and was adopted here in NJ by a family with two small children. Tragically, in a moment of distraction, Zelda pulled the retractable leash out of her owner's hand and chased/killed what she must have thought was a squirrel. It was the neighbor's small dachshund. Then, only weeks later, one of the toddlers decided to use sleeping Zelda's back leg as a pillow and she startled and popped the child in the head with her tooth, leaving a small mark which did not require even a visit to a doctor. But the two combined signal a death knell for Zelda. She cannot stay with the owner, and the local SPCA or animal control will put her to sleep if she is surrendered to them, so it falls on us to find her a new home that is free of small critters and young children. She just needs a quiet place to retire really. She is not particularly energetic but can still be playful sometimes, loves to cuddle and be petted, is housebroken and has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is fine being left home alone and is not destructive. Won't you please consider sharing a bit of your couch with her for a few years?
Here's how you can help:
ADOPT. It's a commitment for the life of the animal, and they will repay you with a love that is unconditional, 24/7!
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. There are rescues who are wanting to save more animals but cannot afford it. 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.