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!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Updates on Miami Dade Animal Shelter

More on the Miami Dade Animal Shelter distemper situation. All dogs need to be out ASAP. I understand from my contacts that they are extending till tomorrow. They are really trying to respond to the outpouring they've received from rescues and animal lovers. Small dogs have mostly been adopted, but the big dogs still need help. There were well over 200 dogs there earlier today. This is a big shelter and they need all hands on deck. If you can foster a dog (in a separate area of your house, to account for a quarantine period for possible distemper -- NOTE, only possible and not even likely), and if you can adopt, even better. Please, see the story for how to help.

Don't forget to contact Eyes of an Angel Pet Rescue if you can help transport dogs to a new location (to a waiting adopter or foster), adopt, foster yourself, or can donate. They are taking about seven dogs themselves. I know another one-person rescue here in NY that is taking 6. They are being farmed out all over the country in order to save their lives. Please help if you can.