We haven't been posting much in a while for a variety of reasons, including health and transportation problems. Guess you could call it a discouraging time. But two weeks ago Jan was asked to come back to the shelter to take photos for Petfinder one afternoon a week. Last week a woman came in to pick up 2 Beagle pups for rescue and Jan took on another volunteer job, that of mailing out the photos she takes.
Our local shelter is high-kill and it's been hard for rescuers to get a foot in the door to pull dogs in the past. But things appear to be changing
This is where the woman Jan met last week enters the picture. Her name is Connie and she is a rescue coordinator who lives about 2 1/2 hours from here. She networks with rescuers, emails out photos and information, drives long distances to shelters to pick up for rescues, takes animals to a vet - whatever is needed.
Most of the animals at the shelter have no name, so Jan uses the random name feature on Petfinder to "name" them. She was amazed to find Connie knew the name of every dog on the shelter Petfinder site. That's how hard she works to find a place for them; she'd memorized their information.
Jan had to be at the shelter today for something unrelated and was fortunate to still be there when Connie and a rescue friend arrived in separate vehicles to pull some animals. This was a day Jan had thought would never come. Multiple animals of various breeds (4 dogs, 2 cats and 7 kittens) at one time left the shelter alive for a better life. She came home feeling happy but teary.
"Placid" - young English Bulldog
"Saquera" - adult Lab
Plus a young husky mix. Jan would have taken his photo tomorrow but now she won't need to.
Now if only someone would adopt "Jourdan" of the lovely smile ...
the adorable flappy ears of "Freeze" ...
the wistful charm of "Snowdrop" ...
Any of our local dogs or cats on Petfinder would make a great pet. We hope, with Connie and however many will be helping, that more of these great animals will find a home. They offer unconditional love in exchange..