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!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jasper Tennessee Shelter Needs Help... Give a Hand to Paws of Love

Not all shelters are run by municipalities; some are private, and some are run out of people's homes.  This seems like a good idea at the time, and for a lot of reasons (33 in this case) it is, until someone running the place cannot do it anymore. In Jasper Tennessee, a small private shelter gave numerous dogs sanctuary for years. But then one owner died, the property eventually sold, and now the dogs have to be out by the end of May. Most of them have lived their lives at this small private shelter and only know each other. And, it's out by the end of May, or they will be euthanized.

I'm hoping this place gets the great response Miami Dade Animal Shelter received when they had to temporarily close to disinfect the entire shelter. Rescues lined up. My feeling is there is less "rescue-traffic" in Tennessee than in Florida, so I'm a little worried.

They also have mostly older dogs. Not everyone knows how wonderful an older mellow fellow can be! They are no drama, just love.

Janah Moore, a volunteer at the Paws of Love Dog Sanctuary near Jasper, Tenn., said the shelter and its 33 dogs need new homes. Moore said people can find a good pet among the shelter's dogs.
Staff Photo by Ben Benton/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Ben Benton has the story at Times Free Press.


To find out how to help the Paws of Love Dog Sanctuary or to adopt a dog, call 423-942-1056. Shelter officials have waived all adoption fees but reserve the right to do home checks to make sure the dogs are being placed in a safe environment.