Kitten and Puppy Season

Kitten & Puppy Season

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Shelter Exchange

(with minor edits by Diane Robertson)

(http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=038674392f4f6e1fd5a38443a&id=897dbb6210)

Many of the shelters and rescue groups we work with are already seeing the extra pitter-patter of tiny kitten and puppy feet as spring is the time of year that non-spayed and neutered animals naturally reproduce. Litters of unwanted and unplanned puppies and kittens are being surrendered to shelters, many are found as strays, and sadly, many of these babies may not make it out of shelters in time if more cannot be done to reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

The knock on effect of so many new animals currently entering shelters is many of the older animals are overlooked in favor of the younger fresh-faced puppies and kittens.  Shelters are literally bursting at their seams through the spring and summer, but the good news is, there are ways you can help!

Foster an animal. This is a life saving act that anyone can do. Are you not ready for the commitment of a animal but you still want the experience? Fostering is for you!

Adopt. Now is the time to adopt if you are looking for a specific breed, a puppy or kitten as there are so many more in need of homes!

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Spay & neuter your pets. This is the most important thing that any responsible pet owner can do, not only to ensure your pet cannot reproduce, but also for their health. Educate others around you to do the same. Many shelters and rescue groups run free or discounted spay & neuter days, make sure you take advantage of these!

Donate your time, money or items to your local shelter or rescue group. Many people are looking for ways to help but cannot foster or adopt. Can you spare a few hours a month to volunteer? Can you round up neighbors and collect used towels or blankets to give animals some comfort? Why not organize a food & toy collection with co-workers? There are so many ways to help, be creative!

From Diane Robertson:

Please contact Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode if you would like to know about available  dogs, puppies, cats and kittens or how you can help by fostering, donating, volunteering or sponsoring. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode is your local rescue group serving El Dorado County and beyond for over 20 years.

 Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode Website, Facebook Page, Facebook Dog Rescue Page

Strut Your Mutt Fundraiser to Help Save More Lives

One Response to Kitten and Puppy Season

  1. raggz2baggz says:

    I have talked about my dog many times, she was adopted in 2010 from a rescue center. I know there is a great amount of heart given by rescue centers and foster homes. I am so grateful for all of them. I support “no-kill” shelters but this is truly the season for baby strays..too many..it breaks my heart! If I didn’t have a disabled and bed ridden partner and two small grandsons (I am the care-giver for all) I would foster a dog or two. I had a wonderful experience doing puppy raising for the program to supply dogs for the Deaf. That was many years ago but what I remember most is the dogs I dealt with were from shelters. Keep up your good work & I will keep following your blog and spreading the news.
    Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. I appreciate all followers! Keep an eye open for a new giveaway in June.
    Ta Ta, Cathy the Bagg Lady

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