IS A LIFESAVER.
When you open your home to an animal, you are providing them with a healthy and safe environment which increases their chance at a full and bright future.
When a dog is picked up by an Animal Control Officer in Posey County, she’s taken straight to the animal shelter. She’s given two vaccinations ― a 7-way shot to protect against various diseases common to dogs, and a Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine), and she is wormed. Then she is placed in a concrete run that is approximately 5 ft x 12 ft. It is surrounded with chain link fencing and has a metal dog house at the rear.
That’s where she stays 24/7. She can’t have a soft bed or toys because they would get contaminated by her bodily waste – yes, she must relieve herself in the same area where she lives. Her only outings occur when we take her to the veterinarian’s office or when volunteers come to walk the dogs once a week. Other than that, the dogs at the shelter only get the basics . . . food, water, and their kennel cleaned out a couple times a day.
These dogs need socialization in a home where they can learn crate training, house training, how to walk on a leash and how to interact appropriately with humans –adults, children, other dogs and/or cats. It takes just a few weeks for a dog to learn the skills that will help in finding her a new home and it doesn’t take an expert to teach these basic skills, it just takes someone with patience who loves dogs and wants to help. And when the dog is adopted, it’s a rewarding experience to know you played a part in placing a dog into a happy home environment.
NEWLIFE can supply you with supplies - crates, food, medical attention, etc. Can you foster a pet for us? If so, please contact us through our facebook page, the contact form below or give us a call.