Just received this from the shelter director where neophobic
and I volunteer:
We are desprate for financial help to do transports up North to save countless homeless unwanted dogs. So far, I was able to take 27 dogs in December, 64 in March and 57 in May. I'm hoping to take at least 40 on this trip (next weekend). All the expenses have been coming out of our own pocket and we just can't afford to keep on doing this. The adoption fees barely cover the basic vet expenses (shots, spay/neuters, dewormers, microchip, etc).
Many of the dogs going with us would not have been adopted or rescued here. They are the "typical" smaller/mid-size short hair dogs, Beagle mixes, Terrier mixes, Lab mixes, etc. Many of them are requiring additional medical care (deformed legs, seniors!, eye problems, even heartworms).
Please forward this to all your friends and family who love animals. We need their help. These poor dogs lives are in their hands. Please keep in mind that PayPal is available on our website(http://etowahvalleyhumane.org/) so donating has never been easier.
Thank you from bottom of my heart!
Etowah Valley Humane Society
I spoke with Dorothy recently and she said that she and you had discussed an article for the upcoming EVHS trip to New York. She asked me to send you some information. She can also add to it, and she has some pictures. Dorothy will be traveling to Yonkers, New York from June 5 - 7 to do a large adoption weekend. This will be the third trip she's taken this year. Last trip, she was able to take 64 dogs from our shelter and find homes for them. This trip she is planning to take 40 dogs. There is such a huge demand for dogs in northern states because they have very strict spay and neuter laws, something that most southern states do not have (which results in the large number of euthanizations we see in our county and beyond). When Dorothy takes these trips, she is literally saving these dogs from death. That's not to say that euthanasia is not still occurring - it occurs in our county at an alarming rate. That is why these trips are so important. We want to let the people of Bartow County know about these trips, and make them aware that while they may not have the time or money to devote to adopting a pet from our shelter, they can save a life by sponsoring one of these dogs. For just $25, anyone can sponsor one of these dogs so that they can make the trip to New York. This will be the first time we have asked for sponsorships, but because these trips are costly and we would like to make more of them, we need help from the people of our county.
Thanks so much for your help with this...I have forwarded this to Dorothy too. Please call me if you have any questions, and you can put my number in the paper for donations (770.324.3775). Also, my email address is Jacey@etowahvalleyhumane.org.
Chair, EVHS Board of Directors
Bartow County's available pets:
Please don't breed or buy when animals in
I just want to spread the word along...this is a real way to save animals' lives.