Welcome Shelby Mae! Shelby Mae is a senior beagle mix ( with blue tick maybe) and she is staying with us while under going heartworm treatment.
I am fostering her for our local animal shelter which is where I also volunteer a couple of days a week. Shelby Mae has been in the shelter about a month and was getting down in the dumps too. Initially, that is my primary reason for fostering her. It was only yesterday that I found out she was heartworm positive.
So far she is adjusting pretty well. My other two dogs are slowly accepting her into our pack. Mostly it is my Papillion that is having a bit of a struggle with the new addition. She is a bit territorial and thinks she runs the place.
Our local shelter is overflowing with cats and dogs. The shelter is also struggling with a lot of bad press. The shelter changed hands from being run by the County commissioners to being run by the sheriffs Department of this county. They recently hired a new director, the third one in about three years and she only lasted nine days.
The shelter is trying to build an image of being a low kill or no kill shelter. So what happens the first week? The new director puts down 20 animals in one day. (Rumor has it that she put down 147 animals in one week, but that is just the rumor) The new director was fired the very next day. Social media got a hold of that information and the story has been getting attention world wide.
Meanwhile, all this attention is being focused on the people involved but it seems as if the dogs and cats are not getting the attention they deserve. Our small group of volunteers is still working to get the animals photographed, put on the adopt a pet website, and to make sure that we can get them all out for a walk or get them out in the pen in the back so they can run and play in the grass.
- Have you fostered a dog or cat?
- Have you adopted from an animal shelter?