Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Victories And Disappointments

Raining again today. The dogs can't catch a break weather-wise. It stinks for them to be damp and for the outdoor pens to be soaked. As per usual, almost all the volunteers showed despite the bad weather. Camillo The Volunteer made friends with Mr. Willie, who needs to learn manners. When I was pulling away today Mr. Willie was sitting nicely and his ears were out flat, like he was listening! Camillo is good with the big dogs.

Well, we had the pleasure of seeing Coco leave today with a nice family and Mitzi being looked at. Sadly, the good comes with the bad, as both Smoke (a new boy who was owner-surrendered and has not cottoned to anyone and is a little too aggressive), and Abbey (long-timer at the shelter but who no one seems interested in) will be put down tomorrow morning. I hesitate writing the bad news but it is the truth. A number of volunteers are upset, but they understand, too. The shelter has been wonderful to Abbey; she's had a good life there and it's just time to make room for the new comers, who keep coming.

Good news from last week, Maybelle was adopted!  She was a long-timer, too, and I hear it's going well with her new family. 

Victories and disappointments.