We're discouraged today because Jan is. It's hard to be upbeat when you're watching someone try not to cry over 3 dogs she agreed to try to help find homes by posting them on the Humane Society/shelter blog. She's not tech savvy so it took her several hours of stress last week to get necessary information and retrieve photos from the submitted word document flyer and get them posted.
Yesterday she walked into the shelter to take a photo and the first dog she saw was one of the dogs she thought was safe in someone's barn awaiting adoption.
Instead, two of the dogs were already at the shelter while she agonized over how to post those pictures so the animals might have a chance. They were both euthanized sometime before the weekend. There are just too many animals being turned in or picked up. Room has to be made for incoming.
The Sheltie was turned in the next day. She has a better chance of being adopted, but there is no guarantee.
Initially, the dogs were dumped (you know how that goes - dump the dogs and drive rapidly away so no one can read your license plate number) and someone who already has several dogs was supposedly taking care of them while others looked for homes. How did they end up at the shelter? That's a confusing story and somehow the woman's neighbor ended up turning in the dogs at the shelter.
So how did the neighbors get the dogs? We'll probably never know the whole truth. What matters now are the facts. Two of the dogs are dead. And it rattled Jan until she kept losing photos in Blogger and making dumb mistakes and having to start from scratch. She gave up at 2 this morning and didn't get back to it till this afternoon. She finally finished about 6 tonight. The animals whose photos she's been trying to post don't have much time. Their last day is Thursday.
On top of that, we learned today that Tammy Grimes, the founder of Dogs Deserve Better, who rescued the dying chained dog in Pennsylvania and was arrested, tried and convicted for it - - Never mind, we'll let Tammy tell you the news herself.
We hope tomorrow will be a good news day.