Last week, as I was about to cross a street in downtown Brevard, NC I spotted a small dog crossing from the opposite direction....right in front of a semi truck. Luckily the driver also spotted the dog and avoided hitting him. The little brindle dog, with long lanky legs and paws that he hadn’t quite grown into, came over and sat at my feet. Being a dog lover, I couldn't walk way. He seemed so lost. I tried all day to find who he belonged to but eventually took him home with me for the night. The next day after a concerted effort by a number of people we were able to locate the owners. It turns out, the family had adopted him the previous Saturday from our local shelter for their daughter’s birthday. Monday he had be slated to be euthanized. We met the owners the next night and there was a tearful reunion. His name was Lincoln and he was one of the lucky ones.
Too many dogs and cats in this area aren't so lucky. So I am joining forces with a number of incredible volunteers who have, for years, dedicated their time and their resources to rescue animals from our high kill animal shelter here in Transylvania County. Animals who are picked up by our County Animals Services, are taken to the "shelter" where they have seven days to live. Often without proper food, heat in the winter, bedding, or medical care. This wonderful group of volunteers do what they can to save as many dogs and cats as they can by pulling them from the shelter, and often driving them to rescue to groups in other states. Last month, seven dogs were rescued and delivered to a group in Minneapolis. Yesterday, one was taken to a rescue organization in Georgia. But it's never enough.
I am hoping to help by using the power of social networking to reach out and introduce more and more people to these wonderful four legged friends that need our help. You may not be able to adopt one of these animals, but you can help by forwarding this information to any rescue groups in your area, reposting my blogs, and telling anyone you know that there is a wonderful dog or cat in desperate need of a warm, loving family.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Dan and Desi. Both were pulled from Transylvania County Shelter in Brevard, NC. They have all their shots, have been wormed, flea meds done, are heartworm negative, and have been neutered. They are ready for adoption.
Dan is the younger one in picture with fencing. He is housebroken and gets along with other dogs and children. We don’t know about cats. He is still growing into his long legs and weighs about 35 pounds now. His current Foster parent reports that he will make a great new addition to a family.
Desi gets along with other dogs, cats, and children. He is housebroken and crate trained. He is probably 1 1/2 to 2 years old and weighs 40 pounds. His current Foster parent reports that he has adapted well to living in the house and is already learning basic commands and the doggie door routine. Really handsome fellow.
WE NEED TO FIND A RESCUE GROUP OR HOMES FOR THEM SO FOSTER HOMES CAN CONTINUE TO HELP WITH ANIMALS BEING PULLED FROM OUR HIGH KILL SHELTER. PLEASE HELP.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Evelyn Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie McNab at email@example.com
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