Thursday, August 28, 2008

But What Can I Do? Donate, Volunteer, Transport, Foster, Adopt

We've heard through the grapevine that an unfortunate number of dogs, 200, were humanely euthanized following the raid at Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkerburg, West Virginia, on Saturday. UPDATE: we re-checked with the group who provided this information, and NO DOGS were euthanized in this effort. Help is needed to ensure that the remaining dogs get medical care, socialization, and find the perfect forever homes that they deserve. It's amazing how this country of animal lovers have come together in this effort.

How to help: check with your local, regional, or national organizations who are assisting in this effort. There are many, including: Humane Society of Parkersburg, Washington Animal Rescue League, Virginia Beach SPCA, Dachshund Rescue of North America, Best Friends, All American Dachshund Rescue, North Shore Animal league, The Sterile Feral, Ohio Federation of Humane Societies, Luv 4K9s, Citizens for Humane Action, Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue/English Toy Rescue, Society for Improvement of the Coalition of Stray Animals, Purebred Rescue of Ohio, A Forever Home, among others.

Foster homes are urgently needed.

It may be weeks before some dogs are available for adoption, but applications are being accepted, and some organizations are offering adoptions as early as this weekend.


Lucky gal said...

I'd love to adopt. Any plans on taking the pups abroad?

Rowdy and Bette said...

Haven't heard anything about availability of the dogs abroad. The costs to get them there would probably be pretty high. Good luck though Clara!

Jane said...

200 were not euthanized. I was there and they went to rescue. I am the one pictured on your web-site that was holding the dog. I have the yellow shirt on. One dog was critical. If people are wanting to know where the dogs went, the rescues listed on the Humane Society of Charleston web-site.

Rowdy and Bette said...

Thanks Jane. We heard that from a rep of one of the groups who was there to pick up many of the dogs. Thank you so much for your efforts to help these dogs.

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