Don't you like the phrase "new guests"? That implies that they are only here temporarily! That is what needs to happen. Take a look at these cuties. Show their picture to your friends. Make sure everyone knows there is a place where they can get an AWESOME CANINE COMPANION!
Many many thanks to Dezzi Falgout. She made this wonderful spread sheet with all the dogs and the dates of their vaccines, weight, dob, spay dates, etc. You can't believe how helpful this is when you have lots of dogs! I have used this spread sheet a dozen times in the last two weeks! I am glad I know someone who is knows how to do things on Excel!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
This past week I have turned down calls from people desparate to find a home for a stray. The count for the first part of this week alone is 7 - Yep thats right - SEVEN dogs in less than one week. And this is just from the people who know about us. Please Plesase Please make animal control an issue in Livingston Parish. Call the council members and the policy jury (because they control the purse strings) and let them know we need some help. To bring a dog into my system takes money - $150.00 to make sure the animal gets properly immunized, free of parasites, and neutered. This does not include any medical issues that need treatment. A dog with mange, an injury, a skin infection, or intestinal issues can run up the bill dramatically.
I know we may face a situation where the animals enter into a parish shelter and then be euthanized when their time is up. I HATE THAT THOUGHT. But what I hate even more is a dog straving to death in a slow and painful way because it has been dumped. I hate seeing a dog mangled on the side of the road because some one dumped it. I hate seeing puppies so thin and sick from parvo because some owner didn't protect them from the deadly disease and then get dumped beside of the road like trash. If a dog gets to the a shelter then we have a chance to save them. Dogs dumped have no chance! They will die. Much of this can be totally avoided by an aggressive spay/neuter program. We need to make this a priority. Education and an affordable price is the key to making sure we get as many dogs/cat spay or neutered as possible. COME ON PEOPLE - LET'S WORK ON THIS TOGETHER!!!!
Okay, I've vented long enough - I have to clean up after EIGHT puppies.
PLEASE COME TO THE MEETING TONIGHT AT THE SPRINGFIELD / ALBANY LIBRARY. 6:30 pm - Call me if you have any questions. 225-772-8836
Saturday, August 13, 2011
SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY - AUGUST 18 - 6:30 PM
The Humane Society of Louisiana - Livingston Chapter
26941 La Hwy. 43
Please join us and learn how you can help the abandoned and abused dogs of rural Livingston parish. We are NOT going to ask you to foster a dog! We ARE going to ask you to help with fund raisers, adoption events, monitoring council meetings, and getting information on the dogs waiting for a homes distributed through social media.
We can make a difference one dog at a time!
Email me if you need directions or additional information.
Yesterday I received a call from Susie Wascom who lives in Killian. She pulled a mother German Shepherd out of the river and needed assistance in finding a home for her and the four puppies Susie found. It seems as if the mom was dumped at the boat launch not far from Susie's home. We think one of the puppies must have tumbled into the water and the mother dog went in river to save her. Once the puppy was on the bank, the mother dog went back into the water, perhaps to check for more pups. She was so weak, that she could not climb out and was thrashing about. Susie had to pull the 56 pound dog up the side of her dock! Mrs. Wascom is a petite lady so this was quite an accomplishment. The mama dog would have drowned if it wasn't for her quick action.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Many thanks to Tractor Supply for asking us to participate in their Pet Adoption Day. They made room for us inside! We did not have any adoptions, but we did make some great contacts. One of the foster homes for the Greyhound rescue offered to help the Humane Society with a fund raiser. He is a member of a bluegrass band and he said the band would play at our event for free!! I will definitely contact him when we get our ideas solidified and a date selected.
Our normal schedule for Tractor Supply does not begin again until late September when we will be there the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, weather permitting. We hope to have great success with this location.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Tonight - Petco in Denham Springs
5 pm to 7 pm
It's Ladies Night - Come see our lovely ladies who need a home.
Saturday - Tractor Supply - Hammond
This is their nationwide event to help rescue groups. We will have six 7 week old Corgi/terrer puppies up for adoption.
9 am to 3 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tish and Buddy found forever homes in Lafayette. I drove the two to Lafayette today to meet their new families. I am so excited for both of them. The families are just perfect for the dogs. I can't wait to get pictures and updates on their progress. When I place a dog with a great family, it makes all the work worth the effort.
A Wonderful Surprise - I received an email from a family that sent a lovely donation toward our vet bills. I had tried to place a dog for them. The elderly lady's family wanted only the best for Jazz so they elected to let her stay in her surroundings until the last minute. They made sure she had the best vet care and were willing to send Jazz to any group that would guarantee she could live out her life in a loving environment. Some of you may remember Jazz and her story. Her mama had to be placed in a nursing facility and Jazz had no one at home to care for her. Fortunately, an absolutely fantastic neighbor stepped up to the plate and fed and walked Jazz daily for several months. She was certainly Jazz's guardian angel. We tried to help Jazz, but her guardian angel, Bobbi, found her a home at the last minute. We were preparing to go get her when a family was found. At any rate, the family of the elderly lady, wanted to thank us. It warmed my heart to know that there are people out there that really care about the dogs left behind when an elderly person can no longer care for their pets.
So take this opportunity to speak to your elderly family members and see what plans they have for their pets. We make plans to give the furniture and jewelry to our relatives when we pass, so why not make sure the canine companion is guaranteed a home.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We are also adding 4 additional 5 x 10 x 6 runs. I am so excited. At this very moment I have 11 (yep, that is right) crates in my living room. With the heat index well over 105 degrees, some of the dogs just have to be inside. However, there are others that will do well in a new run with a cover. The location of these runs will allow us to put a nice metal roof over the entire 20 feet. Hopefully it will dry up enought to have dirt delivered and concrete poured later in the week. I can't wait to have it all finished.
Update on Bella and Katie - Both of these little ones have found homes. Bella was adopted Friday night and Katie is in a wonderful foster home that may turn into an adoption. While I miss them, I know it is so much better for these babies to be the center of attention in a home.