Thursday, January 5, 2012

Help DCAWS

Sometimes, rescues and shelters need more help than can be done by volunteers and staff. Sometimes, they do so much good totally on a shoestring for a long time and then the shoestring breaks, so to speak.

No, not talking about Silverwalk...not yet :). The shelter in Dent County, MO needs help - they achieved no-kill status, want to stick to it but have few volunteers and even less money coming in. They are asking people and rescues to adopt or foster 20-30 of their dogs for an unknown amount of time.

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For those of us who love dogs, who rescue and foster, it is a chance to step up and stretch - take in one more dog....just one, please.  I KNOW we get pleas to help daily (and more!). Think, pray and act quickly - they have a deadline (and I mean DEADline).

Here is their Facebook page link Dent County Animal Welfare Society. Check Adoptable Dogs (and Cats, too!); see if you or anyone you know can help - donations are welcome!

Howie, a shy, black medium size dog is coming to Silverwalk. I've had experience with shy, beaten or unsocialized dogs, letting them first be a dog, then asking for more - Farrah is my shining example and Monk is close behind. Hoping to do some good as a foster for Howie, too.  We have some other thoughts in mind but too early to say.

Please share with anyone near Salem, MO or Dent County, MO - or anyone at all who may be able to help in any way and thank you, dog bloggers!

P. S. I missed two days of walking but made a true friend of Hickory Dock ever since I walked him - oh, my, it is not only food he wants! and today I walked Layla Beagle - fluffy, happy, nose to the ground the way a Beagle should be. I'm feeling better, too :).

5 comments:

  1. Our fingers & paws are crossed that enough people step up :) YAY for Howie. Thank you for all that you do.

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  2. Thank you, Pauley. We are working hard to help this shelter and the animals. Crossed paws and prayers are extremely helpful!

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  3. Just tweeted your post in hopes someone in Missouri sees and can help.

    You're so right that it takes a lot of support for no-kill orgs to keep body and soul together.

    Isn't it great you're getting such good feedback from your resolution to walk the dogs? It's not usually the exercise they need; it's all that stinky stimulation.

    Sounds like the dogs are really appreciating your taking the time to walk with them.

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  4. Oh dear-its going to be crazy once all the dogs are looking forward to walks! I know just my two go crazy when I rattle a leash. LOL

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  5. I'll share your post on my Twitter. Hope locals can help.

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