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60% of most pound animals will be euthanized (killed) because there are not enough homes for them. But besides just faceless statistics, I want to tell you about my personal experience with these animals to put a face on the numbers ...
tiny white dog with wet hair and sad, desperate dark eyes, lay ill
shivering violently on the floor. She looked at me as if imploring if I
would be her salvation. Next to her, in line to be euthanized, the others
did the same. An officer was not far behind with blankets. It broke my
heart that I could not help them all" . ...and so I've made these web pages
hoping that it's message will reach other caring people and we can make
a difference in rescuing one more animal, and then one more, like the shivering
dog that I could not rescue and the countless others that I can not get
out of my mind. Read the whole story
Please don't let sadness keep you away from the animal shelter! It is a terrible tragedy that our "civilized" society kills thousands upon thousands of animals, but you will also experience tremendous joy at knowing that you are providing a loving home to a shelter animal and you will be greeted at the pound by bright eyed, eager, tail wagging animals who will appreciate your attention. From my experience, the humans at the pound were also quite helpful and happy to help with adoptions! When you are feeling overwhelmed, please remember The Boy and the Starfish.
If you're ready to rescue a dog or cat and provide them with the love, care and training that they need, you'll be rewarded with a loving and loyal pet. It takes work, but it's worth it! See our tips and training aides to make the job easier. Read about Mysti's pound pup adventures, here. And find a shelter near you below. If you don't find your area, please check your local phone book. Feel free to send me new listings. I welcome your email! -- Susan
Shelters & Rescue
A, B, E, F, L, M, O, S, Y
Animal Match (So.
Los Angeles County
Friends of Animals Foundation
Animal Match (So.
is fun in our online Animal Lovers Boutique!
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Siskiyou Humane Society
1208 N Mt Shasta Blvd
Want to list your shelter? Please email the info. to me.
Also see Petsville for other shelters and humane societies in the US, UK, and Canada.
Read animal stories and letters from readers in Adopting a Pound Pup.
and the Starfish
I want to share this story with you:
A man walked down the beach, noticing thousands of starfish on the shore. He came across a boy who, recognizing that the starfish would die out of the water, was one by one, throwing them back in the water. He asked the boy what possible difference his efforts could make, given there were so many starfish. The boy paused, looked at the starfish in his hand and answered, "It makes a difference to this one." -original author unknown.
I know the feeling of
being overwhelmed at not being able to help all creatures in need, but
we have the chance to make a tremendous difference in the life of at least
If you are considering getting a dog or cat, why not check out your local pound? Don't support puppy mills! There are lovely and loyal animals at the pound who would love to find a good home!
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