Partnering with Animal Control to Save Lives
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Partnering with Animal Control to Save Lives

It took some doing, but we finally found the Forrest City Area Humane Society which partners with Forrest City Animal Control to save animals. The blue cement building was a mile down a narrow unmarked road that ran beside the train tracks and eventually petered out into a dirt/sand road before arriving at the shelter…

What We Learned Visiting Shelters in North Carolina

What We Learned Visiting Shelters in North Carolina

After a week in North Carolina visiting 6 shelters, we learned a lot. Despite now visiting over 100 shelters, each visit teaches me something new about the challenges of saving dogs in the south and/or reminds me of some of the solutions. As exhausting as it can be, every single trip reinforces why we go…

A Public Open-intake Shelter That is Something Special

A Public Open-intake Shelter That is Something Special

When we arrived at our first stop in Kentucky was at the Daviess County Animal Shelter, a group of middle school students was gathered in the parking lot waiting to tour the shelter. This was the first clue that this public open-intake shelter is something special. DCAS handles about three thousand animals a year. That…

The Shelter Belongs to the Community at Fitzgerald, Georgia
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The Shelter Belongs to the Community at Fitzgerald, Georgia

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…