It's "Adopt A Shelter Dog" Month!!

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
It's "Adopt A Shelter Dog" Month!!
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Thu, 10-10-2013 - 4:57pm

October is "Adopt A Shelter Dog" month.  Shelters and rescues all over the country are pushing to get those furkids out the door as fast as possible.  Our local shelter has dropped the adoption fee to $50 this month, and will have a fundraiser "Putting On The Dog" next week which is a luncheon with a fashion show and silent auction.

What are your local shelters doing this month?

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 12:02pm

I checked the local dog shelter's page and it doens't look like they are doing anyting "special" --- just posting the photos of 16 dogs available for adoption. This is the county shelter/dog warden-run place and I'm not sure how pro-active they are in adoptiong out dogs (they don't do cats - apprently Ohio law prohibits it!???))

The local Humane Society shelter does hold events... like a McDonald's Night this coming Thursday where a percentage of all proceeds from sales during certain hours go to them;  this week, they are holding a "Sweetest Day" sale (plush puppy dogs) to raise funds; and they will also have a trick-or-treat for the shelter as well. But I don't see any special adoption events on their calendar. This is a no-kill shelter, heavily into volunteerism, and they house all sorts of animals, large and small.



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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 2:21pm

That's so cute....selling plush puppies for a fundraiser!!

I can't believe it's a law that they can't adopt out cats...that's really strange.  Unless it's because the county gets in mostly feral cats...but there should be an organization that they contact to take care of those that do come in.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 1:43pm

I suppose it is because most cats would be feral that the dog catcher/warden would encounter. We are a rural county (although the web site says STATE law) so most cats we see around here are neighborhood barn cats and not socialized, so probably not adoptable. I don't think the County shelter has a foster program or anything like that either. And there isn't a positive feeling toward cats like there is toward dogs, I fear.

But if one wants to adopt a cat, the Humane Society Shelter has plenty to pick from, they are no-kill, and they subscribe to PetFinder as well...



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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 12:01pm

I'm not sure what they do here in Williamsburg...but I know that in New Jersey, the dog warden would bring whatever animal he picked up to the Humane Society.  Unfortunately, it was a kill shelter, but at least the dog/cat would have an intake and then be held for a period of time to see whether or not their owner could be found.  There was also an Auxiliary that would do adoption days and fundraisers.

Laura