Wednesday, June 11, 2014
So Many Waiting For Forever Homes
About 10 weeks ago we started our journey into volunteering at one of the local animal shelters. We chose a no kill facility because quite frankly we didn't feel that week in and week out we could handle not seeing animals from one week to the next and knowing where they ended up. In our current situation we get to build relationships with animals while that wait for their forever homes and not have to worry about the urgency that other shelters have to place the animals in a home before being euthanized. Let me start with a little back story. I worked in a variety of animals hospital from the age of 17 to about the age of 35 when we moved. It was a satisfying and at times fun career. If I had not moved and become a stay at home homeschooling mama I may still had that career. We occasionally had an animal dropped off on our door step but truly it only happened a few times a year. What I have come to learn is the fact that animals shelters, especially this time of the year is inundated with intakes of cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens. The animal population just seemed to explode and many are euthanized to make room for the new intakes. There are a few things that each of us can do to help in this current situation. Please spay and neuter your pets. That would help so much with the current situation. I am so thankful to my Facebook friends who get shared animals posts from me every single day and don't unfriend me for it. They are hard to see each day and not know what to do. Just sharing the posts helps. I would like to ask all my friends to please share the posts because eventually the post does reach someone who can help either by adopting, fostering, or through donations. I am currently prayerfully considering become a foster home. This is not something to jump into lightly. Yesterday Grace fell in love with a soulful eyed puppy. All of his siblings had been adopted out and he was the last. I don't think he will last long. Our local shelters are drowning with animals, please pray about what you might be able to do to help.