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Trying to Catch Up

Posted Monday, February 27, 2012, at 10:47 AM

It's been a while since I've blogged- about 3 months. My intention was to be a weekly blogger, but the work load of an animal welfare volunteer is often overwhelming. For the past 3 months I found myself starting the day by 6:30 a.m. and ending about 11 p.m. with still mounds of work to do that carried over to each day. Although Sat. and Sun. weren't quite as long, there was always work to do. I would get a small amount of rest and then back to it hot and heavy again.

I am the type of person who likes to be busy and I want to help, so hard work doesn't bother me. Blogging just wasn't the priority during these times. I am going to make a better effort because I think it is important to share with others about the work that is being done. Here is a synopsis of what's been happening.

The holiday season found many people wanting animals and many being placed in loving homes. It was great! Three truck loads of dogs and puppies have been transported to the Wisconsin, Milwaukee Humane- with about 35 to 40 going each time. Adoptions dropped off in Jan. and Feb. but the number of animals kept coming. The shelters stay full in spite of all the hard work. PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME! It's the only answer.

Cats don't have as many adoptions and there aren't transport programs for them, so there are more euthanasias of cats because of lack of space. Again, spaying and neutering is the only hope.

With the colder weather brought many in need of dog houses and/or straw. We provided them for many throughout the last few months. Some didn't have food for their animals and we were able to provide that as well. Thank goodness for kind people who donate food, supplies, etc. which helps us help these people keep their best friends.

There has been substantial growth and change in the animal agencies over the past couple of months. It has been challenging, but positive. Administrative and board decisions have brought the various agencies together to work even closer and will in the end result in benefiting the whole community.

Like I said it's been busy, but it's a worthwhile cause and I know it is making a difference.

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I for one am so glad you are out there daily working for the four legged friends. We will never be able to adopt our way out of the animal population so your are so right, spay and neuter is the only answer. There are many clinics that help with this and one in our own back yard. Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic on North Main St. 931-684-5353. They are having a 5k run and 1 mile walk coming up March 24th at the Calsonic Arena Pavilion it is called Paws for a Cause and raises money for their cause. Please adopt don't shop and spay and neuter!

-- Posted by Thatsmystory on Mon, Feb 27, 2012, at 10:58 AM

I do wish people grasped the importance of spaying and neutering. Rescues and shelters do awesome work but there are STILL more animals than there are fosters and adopters.

Looking forward to the 5k. Been trying to get a group together but, I must admit, I'm having trouble staying focused on it. We've just recently becomes fosters and, for now, a 2 year old St. Bernard has totally monopolized my thought process. We love her though, she's as sweet as can be. :)

-- Posted by malamutemom on Mon, Feb 27, 2012, at 3:08 PM

It is surprising how quickly time passes and you realize you have not blogged. I blog frequently but still can go for a week or more and suddenly wake up!

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 28, 2012, at 7:12 AM

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