Upon arriving at the animal shelter, each animal is critically evaluated for health concerns. Initially, they are taken to the veterinarian to receive an official health evaluation and up-to-date immunizations. Upon return, the each animal will be placed in quarantine for a week to ten days to ensure that it is not infected with the deadly Parvovirus, which is easily transmitted among dogs and cats. Parvovirus is a viral disease that rapidly attacks an animal’s body, usually leading to death if not recognized and treated quickly. As the director of the facility explained, it is imperative to isolate new animals. The virus can live in the surroundings for months on objects, such as food bowls, crates, and even on the concrete floors of …show more content…
The animal shelter uses Facebook on a daily basis, profiling photographs and videos of happy, healthy animals available for adoption. They also participate in the “Forever Home Fridays” news media airing monthly and sponsored by WPSD, which showcases some of the animals live on the air. All their events provide an excellent opportunity to educate the public about the importance of animal welfare and importance of their spay/neuter policies.
While volunteering my services to The Marshall County Humane Society, I noted several impressive features of the care given to these animals. First and foremost, the staff were actively engaged in the genuine love and care toward each animal. The animals were treated with respect and dignity, with thorough attention given to their care. The staff was also very educational, friendly, and active in their roles to find these animals the homes they deserved. Their hard work was displayed with having well-groomed animals and a clean, safe facility for them to live and play.
The Humane Society of Marshall County is committed to working in the community and finding loving, permanent homes for their animals. For a second year in a row, they have been selected to participate in the “Clear the Shelters” campaign, which is sponsored by WPSD. This event is a community-drive initiative working with animal shelters across the country to provide a pet adoption drive for shelter animals. This is the third year for this event,
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Have you ever seen the ASPCA commercials where they show pictures of abused and neglected animals while the Sarah McLachlan song “In the Arms of an Angel” plays in the background? It is heart wrenching to watch and I always want to help those poor, defenseless animals. I took this opportunity to volunteer at the Town and Country Animal Shelter; a non-profit, no-kill shelter run entirely by volunteers serving eastern Nebraska and beyond. They are dedicated to providing a safe and caring living facility for pets in need until a loving home can be found, as well as helpful information for those wishing to rehome or adopt an animal. I chose this organization because they are a no kill shelter and they take in animals of all different sorts.
The research done on the Bartholomew County Humane Society, was completed for having a better understanding of their mission for the community and to find out any problems they might have or are encountering currently. The research done, consisted viewing their home page online, studying their financial reports, statistics on animals and shelters, and finally an interview between the manager of the BCHS organization and a local newspaper writer.
Since being involved in a dog rescue organization, I’ve learned a lot about how an animal control shelter works. They are not just people who will take your dog if they get out of the yard. They are animal lovers who try their best to educate the community pet population control and help homeless pets find a new home. I sat down with a friend of mine who I met through the animal rescue group with both volunteer with to find out more about a day in the life of a shelter worker.
Hello everyone, my name is Katrina Clark. So, imagine one day you were ripped away from your family and from your home with nowhere to go, in the street, cold, starving, and have absolutely no idea where your next meal is going to come from. Well, for over 7 million animals each year that is the sad reality. I personally own around ten cats that were either from a shelter or on the street starving. I also own two dogs that I have found on the road that had been dumped and left to die. My experience with adopting these animals has truly opened my eyes to how many animals are truly in need of homes. All of these animals are sweet blessings that I wouldn’t trade for the world. If I can find loving furry friends that I love, then so can you. With
Thirty years ago, Best Friend Animal Sanctuary was founded when a group of people had a vision to create a sanctuary for abandoned and abused animals. The main co-founders include: Francis Battista, Judah Battista, Silva Battista, Gregory Castle, Gabriel DePeyer, Jana DePeyer, Steven Hirano, Faith Maloney, Anne Mejia, and Cyrus Mejia. With very little money and no master plan, they set out to create something very ambitious. One of their major goals was to create a no-kill animal sanctuary, but unfortunately they didn’t have much of a voice until their sanctuary grew larger. They didn’t want to become famous or wealthy, but do the right thing for creatures who could not speak or act for themselves. To take the next step, in 1984, the founders made a promise to one another and the animals they cares for, that they would build a sanctuary in Southern Utah. Their mission was to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. They would dedicate their lives to housing and finding homes for unwanted pets while spreading
The facility has not had to euthanize a healthy dog due to lack of space for several years. Programs have been developed such as the “special needs fund,” which allows for expensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and adoption for many dogs who may not of had that opportunity in previous years. However, cats provide additional challenges due to overpopulation issues. Last year approximately 800 treatable-rehabilitable/manageable cats had to be euthanized. However, programs such as the trap/neuter/release program, foster care in private homes, PetSmart and veterinary clinic housing/adoptions, and free cat adoption incentives greatly reduced the overwhelming difficulties with housing/adopting cats (Nebraska Humane Society, 2014).
I use to volunteer at the Humane Society, but since my schedule got busy I don’t have the time like I use to before to go and help. I loved working with the animals, but it broke my heart to see them in a shelter because, I personally feel that every animal deserves to be in a loving home. It also made me really upset
“While showing the love the dogs has brought great attention to our organization, we realized we can do more for the animal community as well. This epidemic has risen in recent years and needs to be recognized.”
The Randolph County Humane Society houses 64 pets for adoption, 54 of which are eligible for sponsorship. By sponsoring a pet, you choose to either pay to feed that pet for a month, a medical exam, getting spayed or neutered, or just a general sponsorship. 29 cats, 31 dogs, 3 mice, and 1 rat are currently housed for adoption. Most of the pets that are eligible for sponsorship are the ones up for adoption. 26 of the cats, 30 of the dogs and the mice are the ones eligible for sponsorship. Of all the animals, 2 dogs and 2 cats have special needs. For example, one of the cats is epileptic (Welcome! - Randolph County Humane Society). The humane society wants all the care and safety of the animals. The employees there value the animals care
Aiden Lykken is the founder of the organization of Woofin & Hoffin 5K and Doggie Dash in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This organization are for the pets who don’t have a shelter or have been abused. Aiden has seen many situations like this happen with his own eyes. Now thousands of people are helping out by participating to help run the Woofin & Hoffin 5K and Doggie Dash to help support those animals that are abused. This young boy has made a huge difference beginning with his community and coming out big with other communities. Now a huge increase had began to grow, meaning people are taking in consideration of helping those animals who don’t have a shelter. A change has to be created in your home, community or wherever one tends to make a difference,
With nearly 3,000 adoptions each year the Longmont Humane Society in Longmont, Colorado is a magnificent animal shelter to adopt from, however, behind the scenes is a completely different story. The Longmont Humane Society has an overwhelming environment, dangerous situations, and emotionally draining events. As a result, this shelter negatively impacts the physical and emotional well-being of it’s employees.
Well, luckily, there are shelters in different places that help animals that aren’t able to take care of themselves. Did you know that every year 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats enter animal shelters in U.S.? If you think that figure was huge, now imagine around 1.5 million of them are being euthanized every year because the shelter doesn’t have enough money or volunteers (ASPCA) to take care of them. However, this number can be significantly reduced if we start to make a change. With my speech, I would like to persuade you to from now on look for pets in a shelter instead of a pet store. In order to do this, I will provide information about the differences between shelters and pet stores, reasons to adopt a pet, and how to do it.
The Norfolk SPCA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the United States and has been in the same location since the late 1940’s. The Norfolk SPCA shelters, treats, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs and cats from throughout Hampton Roads, with the goal being to find that animal a “forever home.” The mission of the Norfolk SPCA is to reduce the need for sheltering animals while still providing the best quality of care for the animals sheltered. The Norfolk SPCA wants to be involved in creating the type of community that helps save healthy animals and find them a good home. Most importantly, the Norfolk SPCA tries to help people in the community keep their animals instead of surrendering them ("about the norfolk spca" 2016).
On a daily basis, animals come to shelters and rescues throughout the United States (Lea). Whether a stray or a pet being given up, workers and volunteers from these animal shelters and rescues work hard to make sure that each and every animal they encounter is guaranteed the proper amount of time and care. They work to ensure that animals are not only physically but mentally healthy as well, which will increase their chances of living fulfilling lives after they are adopted. To do so, shelters and rescues rehabilitate animals in order to ensure that they will be able to positively interact with people. This will enable them to be better fit for adoption into a loving, caring, and trustworthy home. Animal shelters and rescues also provide training classes,
Credibility Statement: No one really knows how many stray animals roam the streets, but it is predicted that there are more than 70 million stray cats in the United States alone. Central Idea (Proposition): By adopting pets from the American Humane Society or other important rescue shelters, together, we can reduce the amount of stray animals on the streets. It is estimated that there are over 11 million Americans that support the Humane Society. Preview of Main Points: If you adopt pets from the Humane Society,