Shelter Spotlight: Street Paws

Street Paws is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

Street Paws has rescued a total of 268 pets since 2013, and is located in McDonough, Georgia. Their purpose is to work with local county animal control shelters, county government and other animal groups for the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, including the reduction of animal overpopulation through spay/neuters and publicizing the benefit thereof; promote responsible pet ownership including vaccinations, improve the lives of animals living on the streets, provide humane education to the citizenry and foster a healthy relationship between people and animals.

At any given time, Street Paws has about 50 animals in their care. With over 33 volunteers and fosters, this organization has managed to help change the lives of over 640 animals. Street Paws works with a lot of feral animals. They believe that working at a street level makes a huge impact on spay/neuter as well as helps control the overpopulation of animals entering local animal control. In fact, Street Paws has touched the lives of over 387 cats through TNR (trap, neuter, feed program). This organization strongly believes in community outreach and has participated in a total of 84 community projects. They even occasionally hold educational classes at local schools.

Each year, Street Paws hold their annual Spayghetti Dinner in March. They are currently looking for raffle/silent auction items as well as sponsors for their March 2019 event.

 

Meet Ace and Delilah!

 

“Ace is a sweet, active young boy.  He is very friendly with people, my other cats and my dog.  Ace plays with my other cats on a regular basis.  He’s got adorable sock paws and a long tail that he will grow into.  His black fur is getting some salt and pepper markings, very unique.  He is very smart, full of love and affection, and curious.  He’s going to make a great pet for some lucky person or family.  To apply to adopt this pet please fill out a Preliminary Adoption Application at http://streetpaws.org/adoption-application/. This application does not commit you to an adoption. It is used to screen those interested to make sure the home is a good match for the pet. We verify vet history on current/previous pets to ensure pets have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated annually. Our adoption fee is $100 for all of our cats. They have been given age-appropriate vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, combo tested, dewormed, have received flea prevention and micro-chipped.”

 

“I’m Delilah and my first birthday was on March 15th. I love playing with my foster dog and cat friends plus the ones with two legs are awesome cuddlers. I’m trying very hard to listen and follow all the house rules. They say I am a mixture of Boxer and Shephard but what I know is that I’m beautiful and wishing for my furever home. Can you make my wish come true? Adorable and sweet natured, searching for her furever family! Crate trained, 90% housebroken and still working on it, super cuddly and playful puppy. Submissive to other dogs, plays well with kids and cats, listens well to commands and is currently working on leash training.  Will be available once spayed.  No out of state adoptions. To apply to adopt this pet please fill out a Preliminary Adoption Application at http://streetpaws.org/adoption-application/. This application does not commit you to an adoption. It is used to screen those interested to make sure the home is a good match for the pet. We verify vet history on current/previous pets to ensure pets have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated annually. Our adoption fee is $250 for all of our dogs. They have been given age-appropriate vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, dewormed, received flea prevention, heartworm tested and treated if necessary, and micro-chipped. “

 

If you would like to adopt one of the animals at Street Paws that are looking for a home or support this rescue in anyway, please visit their contact page here.  

Shelter Spotlight: Highland County Humane Society

Highland County Humane Society is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

Highland County Humane Society, based in Virginia, has taken in nearly 1,600 dogs and cats and supported over 1,000 animals in their community since forming in July of 2012. Their mission is to meet the needs of Highland County’s animals and their families.

This foster-based animal rescue focuses on at-risk dogs and cats both in shelters and those about to lose their homes. They try to never turn away anyone who needs advice, assistance or to surrender their beloved pet. To keep pets in their homes, HCHS provides various types of assistance, including subsidized vet and grooming services, free parasite control and pet food, transportation to vet appointments and use of the organization’s pet carriers/crates. For families facing the difficult decision of surrendering their pets, they provide foster care and loving adoptive homes. At any given time, HCHS may be caring for up to 50 dogs, cats, and equines.

In partnership with the Highland County Recreation Commission, HCHS will be holding their annual Strut your Mutt event on May 19, 2018.  For more information relating to this event, visit Highland County Humane Society’s Facebook page.

 

Meet Tara!

“Lovely Tara is one of our adoptable dogs.  Our big girl has faced some challenges in her young life and found herself in an open-admission shelter in a kennel that was far too small for her.  She is thriving in her foster home.  She is living with the resident dog.  Tara has her very own little boy to love and she does love him.  She’s the perfect mix of affectionate and loving, but not clingy or overly dependent.  Basically, she is a well-balanced solid canine citizen ready for her loving family to find her.  Tara is fully house-trained and has excellent house manners.  She walks well on a leash.  Tara is good with other dogs of all sizes and will play when invited.  Tara weighs in at around 90 pounds, but she is nimble and gentle and never throws her weight around.  At between 2 and 3 years old, she is fully grown.”

 

If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Highland County Humane Society that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. HCHS is active on their Facebook page, but can also be contacted via email at info@highlandcountyhumanesociety.org

Shelter Spotlight: Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue

Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

                                                                                                                                                                         

Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue, established in 2008, is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Within only ten years, they have rescued 646 dogs. Their goal is to rescue as many needy dogs as their resources will allow, to rehabilitate them whenever possible in preparation for their new families and lives, to find the best possible forever homes for those that are adoptable, and to provide a loving and safe home environment for those who are not.

At any given time, CSTR cares for about 35 dogs. This organization is currently making the transition into a sanctuary for small senior dogs. Since 2012, CSTR has operated the Polo’s Refuge Senior Dog Retirement Home program, and are in the process of expanding it and making it their primary focus. Polo’s Refuge provides a permanent home for senior Shih Tzu and other small breed dogs who were deemed unadoptable due to age, behavior, or health reasons. They remain in the program for the remainder of their lives for however long or short that may be. They are currently in the process of adding a second building to the program so they can double their capacity, and they hope to have it up and running this Fall. They currently have 18 dogs in the program.

If you are interested in donating to the Polo Refuge expansion efforts, please visit their Facebook page. CSTR will also have a table at the Downtown Market in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9am-1pm.

 

The best way to contact Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is via their website at http://crossroadsrescue.org