Last month I volunteered to take photos of animals in the local shelter and post them locally in hopes of finding home for them. These are a few of the shots I took then.
The old Great Dane found a foster home; the Chow and Belgian Shepherd found permanent homes.
But Casey, the boxer, was euthanized – or to be more blunt, killed because someone thought there was no hope of her being adopted. She was well trained, spayed, and had all her shots. She wasn’t given much of a chance.
The cute little dog found a home, but Greta the calico is still in the shelter.
And the blue-eyed cat was put down along with too many kittens – there are always too many kittens.
I found all of this very depressing. I didn’t think enough was being done to find homes. And now we have another plan. It’s just to get a few animals listed on Petfinder.com. It will be a volunteer team effort since the shelter workers seem to not have time for this. Wish us success.
My own happy ending is that I found a buddy at the shelter this week. This is Cassie who has come to live with me. She’s a corgi/heeler mix – my favorite!
One dog at a time is all we seem able to do, and yet there are so many that need homes. Check your local shelter – you might find a friend. And that dog or cat will find a happy ending.
It turns out I’m posting this on Aunt Barb’s birthday – very appropriate because she loved dogs. She would have been 94 today.