Imagine a shelter where, instead of cages, the dogs live in bedrooms with their buddies. Where they get to play in enormous play yards with pools and obstacles and Astro-turf (which is really good for itching your back).
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 visiting nearly 80 shelters and rescues, I can tell a lot about a shelter just by walking through their kennels. At Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement, it’s pretty peaceful in their kennel rooms….
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….
Smart shelter practices that save every dog don’t have to cost a lot of money, but if money is what is needed here is a model for how local volunteers can help a public shelter