I decided to share this so people can see the kinds of dogs that are dumped in shelters everyday..all breeds, sizes, ages etc. I am on a rescue group list and we share information about the dogs that need rescuing. We have a woman who visits 1 particular high kill shelter and lets us all know what dogs are there so we can try to pull some before they get put down. Some of the dogs on this list will not get pulled by rescue (due to space) and some will not get adopted...they will be put to sleep. This is just ONE day. (some info has been deleted) ******************************* This afternoon at the ******** animal shelter ("the **** Pound"), south of ******* were the following very adoptable animals among the many Lab mixes and Pitbulls there. Strays get 3 days, 5 if rescue is involved, Owner-Turn-Ins (OTIs) can be killed immediately, so speed is of the essence. Please call immediately if you can save any and take note of the name of the person with whom you speak. I took pictures--hope they'll be helpful. Cats: Grey Tabby, super friendly, young adult male, OTI. Big Black Male, card says he has white on him, I could not see it as he stayed curled up--very scared and unhappy. Orange Tabby Kitten, aged about 3 months--super friendly. White young adult female with grey "cap" and tail--very friendly; Dark grey with light white markings, young adult male. He has a "stubby" tail!!! DOGS (up front) Cream colored, leggy, fluffy female, young adult , about 12 lbs, labelled "Pom Mix", but looks more like a poorly-haired fine boned Eskie--very cute. Pom mix, tan, male, aged about 2 months, OTI, may have adoption pending; Spitz (Eskie) mix, cream with tan, fluffy, aged about 2 years; Corgi/Chihuahua mix, white and tan, male, aged about 2 years; Boxer mix puppy, tan female, aged about 3 months Bassett Hound, PB tri-color , large mature male, but not old, has some kind of lump (tumor?) on chest, but it does not seem to bother him--he still bays away!!! Big black Lab, adult female--beauty! Smaller Black with white on chest female Lab Mix in same pen--very friendly; Black Lab, PB, big male--gorgeous; Two Black Lab Puppies, about 4 months old; And another Black Lab, male, sweet guy; Brown and white Border Collie/Husky mix, young--4 months, has adoption pending; White wavy haired long bodied, short legs, feathered tail, black head and black spot-young adult female, weighs about 20 lbs, very friendly; Border Collie, black with white collar, tan on legs. They say she is not aninal friendly, (she may be suffering "shelter shock"); Border Collie Mix, black and white, female (I think); Cream colored shaggy young adult weighing maybe 10 lbs--very scared, was dumped in overnight drop box. They say she's mean!!! I'd be too if in her shoes!! Two Boxer mix Puppies, tan and white. They look very Boxer-like to me--aged about 2 months; Fluffy Puppy mix with GSD coloring, aged about 2 months; Coon-Hound Puppy with the longish ears, black and tan, aged about 3 months; Four Golden Retriever mix puppies, 2 cream colored, 2 tan, all fluffy; Golden/Brown Brindle Greyhound/Lab mix, young adult, weighs about 35 lbs; White female, medium sized, sturdy build, Hound mix with black head--good looking; Terrier mix, silky haired blonde with tan ears, young adult female, about 20 lbs; White Pitbull with brindle patches, young adult female--very friendly and good-looking; Tan PB Chow, adult female--very depressed; Lab/Shepherd Mix, so labelled, Neutered male, is brown with some white on undersides--I can't see any Shepherd in him!! Tan and white Hound, neutered male. Weighs around 50 lbs; Tan Corgi mix, a bit fluffy, not smooth haired, young adult male; Shepherd mix, so labelled, has German Shepherd coloring. Young dog; AmStaff, (smaller and broader chested than Pit Bull and curved front legs), brown with some white, amle; Fluffy tan dog, like a collie mix, only much smaller. PB German Shepherd--they say Rescue is coming--he's handsome!!! Hound mix, dark tan, scared female about 25 lbs weight; Please call the Pound ASAP--******---if you get the recording, dial Zero without listening to message. Take note of name of the person with whom you speak. ***** who tries to connect the Animals at the Pound with the Rescues, and other interested persons ******************************** Just wanted to share.
Pearl, I think we all wish we can take in more dogs, but most people can't. People think because they can't take in a shelter dog that they should feel guilty or helpless. But everyone can help. If you are careful about where you get your dogs, and spay and neuter them (and not even breed 1 litter 'because you want another one')..and try to educate more people about puppymills and BYBs, you can help. And instead of breeding your dog because your friends want one, help them find a good breeder or a rescue dog. It's the little things that can help...if everyone took more responsibilies for their actions, maybe we'd see fewer dogs in shelters.
I have always loved animals! Last Saturday I went to our local shelter & filled out a volunteer application. I hoping to help out on Saturdays which is their busiest day. For now, that is the only day I can get in there :( Anyway, after speaking to the director I found out that they don't have anyone doing their grooming. And to me that REALLY helps in a pet getting adopted. I'm not a professional groomer but it is something I've always wanted to do as well. I have another week before I could start working as they have to send the applications thru the fiscal court. We have a Great Dane puppy that is 9 months old. My Mom keeps saying we will probably have a house full if I start volunteering there! I know my heart would want to take most of them! Thank you for that post as I believe it is so important that people know just how many animals are loosing their lives because people just keep letting their animals breed. Here's something I saw on another forum: http://www.itsmeowornever.org/homeless.html My Great Dane inspired me: http://www.bowwowbeds.net
Thank you DarthVadarsMom..you are going to feel so good the first time you shave down some poor matted ball of fur and see a gorgeous little baby staring up at you. They are often so grateful once they been all cleaned up. Not everyone has time to volunteer, and that's fine, but everyone can do their part in their own way if they want to.