Have a HOT DOG--and Other Shelter News, Needs
My friend Carmen works tirelessly for animals in our community. She works for the Humane Society, is on the animal control board for the county and takes care of a husband, toddler, two dachshunds she adopted through a breed rescue group and a cat. She also fosters doxies for this group and says they are in DESPERATE need of more foster homes. She was telling me about one senior, blind doxie that was rescued and needs a home. The poor thing was kept in a cage pretty much 24/7. They have doxies young and old, all needing someone to care for them for a short time until they are adopted, which usually happens very quickly. Carmen will probably post here and tell you all more about them.
What's great about fostering is that you have the dog for only a short time. Some she's had only a few days, others a few weeks. I've met many of them, as I used to house and dog sit for them when they went out of town. These dogs are adorable--they'd snuggle up and sleep with me and are so dang cute I could just eat them up! The picture above is Josie, my favorite (shhhh, don't tell anyone or Lacey, her sister, will become very jealous!)
If you can help this group--or know someone who is able to foster, please e-mail Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org. The rescue group's Web site is: www.ssdr.org. They are based out of Lewisburg and place rescued doxies all over the country. They pay any bills, other than food.
More shelter news. The Dover Humane Society is having a yard sale and needs donated items. The president writes: "Our upcoming yard sale is on May 5th from 7 am to 3 pm here in Dover. It's right on Highway 79 outside of the Treasures From The South flea market, about 15 miles out of Clarksville. We are desperately in need of donations. We'll take just about anything. Anyone wishing to donate can call me (Lauri) at 931-232-9990 or Rosemary at (931)232-0635. We can do pick ups in Clarksville." So help them out! Donate and or shop! Their Web site is: www.humanesocietyofdover.org.
Also, Cats Are Us has secured a place for their mega yard sale, which will probably be the second or third week of May, so make sure to donate stuff to them as well! I will post all the details as to exact time and place and where you can drop off items. You all have to go shopping too! Maybe we Pet People can meet at the yard sale?
There are so many ways to help animals in area shelters. Check out the groups' Web sites and find out what you can do to help a homeless dog or cat!
posted by Sandy at 4/24/2007 07:22:00 AM