Friday, December 5, 2008

Tis the Season (to dump a dog!)

Some things never change.......unfortunately. Every year around the holidays we always have a marked jump in dogs landing in shelters or owners wanting to relinquish their dogs. I'm not sure why, but it happens each and every year. This year is no different.

So, it's been a busy week with many dogs in shelters needing fosters. It's also a very frustrating week b/c all of our foster homes are full so we're faced with the dilemma of finding a place to put these dogs before the shelter kills them.

Usually, any other time of the year, if we get into a bind, we can try to board a dog short term. That is incredibly difficult during a holiday b/c most kennels are full.
I don't have the answer, but I wish I did. We just keep plugging along and hope we're able to figure something out for each of them before their time runs out at the shelter.
On the brighter side..........
TRANSPORTS: Juliana and Beth have outdone themselves this time. They filled a very difficult transport, most of which travels through "no man's land". Not to mention the fact that they filled it in just a few days time! Thanks to Juliana and Beth, along with the very generous transport drivers that are giving up their time and gas, Loki will be traveling to his foster home tomorrow! Special thanks to Diane for opening her home to Loki in his time of need.
FEATURED PICTURE: This is Samson with "his kids". Sam was adopted last year by Kathryn Kerby. He looks quite content, doesn't he? What a great dog you are Sam! He is a true blue Anatolian, that's for sure.

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