Shelter in Focus: Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Humane Society “This place belongs to the community; everything in here, including the animals, belongs to the community,” Nancy told us when we arrived at the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Humane Society. Nancy Chambliss is the Animal Care Assistant (although after spending some time with her that title simply does…
Every time we go to the shelters, I learn something. This time was no different. We’ve been to over 80 shelters now, so you’d think they would all look alike. In a few ways (dogs in need, incredible people) they are, but in so many ways they are unique. One of the projects we are…
A week from now we will be on shelter tour, hitting seven shelters in six states.
One extraordinary woman not just rescuing the toughest cases but working to change laws in Georgia. @PawsFureverHome #Tifton #Georgia
In this tiny county, ALL of the dogs are being saved because of one VOLUNTEER rescue coordinator — is this a sustainable solution?
Even in a nice town, with a brand new facility and a dedicated rescue coordinator, it seems impossible to save all the dogs. #FloydCounty #RomeGeorgia
Intentional shelter practices can make all the difference in the world for the dogs and for the community. @HumaneSocietyofBlueRidge
One little animal control shelter doing the best they can in a rural county in Georgia and proving that saving dogs, even with limited resources, is possible.
After nearly two weeks in Georgia and Florida (with one quick stop in NC), we are home and I’m sifting through all that we learned. The chorus of too many dogs and not enough adopters, resources, or rescues were variations on the same theme. Just like other trips, we met heroic rescue coordinators, shelter directors,…
We leave for our shelter tour in two days. As always, I’m excited but nervous and slightly overwhelmed. There are so many details, so many new people, new places, and hundreds of miles to drive. Often when I reach out to a shelter director or Animal Control officer about a possible visit, they are skeptical….