Wednesday, February 07, 2007
SAVING GEORGIA DOGS!
I know, I know...We have our hands full with homeless animals in Florida. However, I have recently gotten involved with a group in Georgia. As a matter of fact, they are one of the MYSPACE peeps. Just in case you did not know, Georgia has an insane amount of unwanted pets. The shelters in Georgia are very high kill. It doesn't matter if it's a Yorkshire terrier, or a Golden Retriever. This particular group "SAVING GEORGIA DOGS" are amazing. They go around to all of the "HIGH KILL" Animal Shelters in Georgia and pull as many dogs out as they possibly can. They have a network of Foster and other Rescue Organizations around the country that will take these dogs in. The key is actually raising the funds to get the medical, boarding, and transportation for these precious dogs. The group will POST bulletins on MYSPACE, pleading for the lives of these dogs. The amazing part is that 9 times out of 10 they actually raise the money. There are some wonderful caring souls that are on myspace. There is another group I want to mention. They are called "SAVING SHELTER PETS,INC", another amazing group that pulls from high kill shelters all over Georgia, and other states. I had the pleasure of meeting one of their volunteers KASEY. She lives in Orlando, and is one of the most FABULOUS women I have ever encountered. Together, we helped save "MAMADOG", a very pregnant hound mix that came from "THE DEKALB SHELTER" in Georgia. She was literally knock knock knocking on Heavens door. I called the lovely Julie Royal and asked if she could help find a foster for MAMADOG. Without hesitation, she agreed to take her in. The entire operation was executed flawlessly. Several volunteers agreed to transport MAMADOG. She was picked up from Dekalb Shelter, another volunteer met her 100 miles later, then another and another and finally she got to Jacksonville where Kasey met her. Kasey then drove straight to Brandon, where Julie met her, then finally HOME SWEET HOME! Julie has renamed MAMADOG; she is now KASEY..how appropriate! Julie has now had Kasey about 3 weeks. She gave birth to 10 beautiful healthy puppies, and they will all be available for adoption in a few weeks. See, this is what it's all about folks. Animal Rescue may not always be pretty...but at the end of the day, it is sooooo worth it.