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Good evening all! I co-founded our foster based rescue almost two years ago, and have been the President for almost year at this point. It has expanded to the point where running the rescue in addition to working full-time has become an impossibility to do well. We have a very small number of active volunteers, especially when it comes to...See More
Hi, I just adopted a rescue who is housebroken. He lets me know when he has to go by running to the front door, which is great. However, I leave him with my parents while I am at work and would like him to relieve himself in the yard because my mother doesn’t feel comfortable walking him alone just yet and also so she won’t have to...See More
I was just at the Animal Care Expo in New Orleans and I met an animal advocate from PA and she was saying that there are still people in the northeast that don’t realize we have a massive pet overpopulation problem in the south and are considering breeding the shelter pups to meet the demand. How do we spread the word that the breeding does...See More
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How long is normal for our current cat to stop hissing and scratching at our new adopted cat. We kept them in separate rooms the first two night, exchanged scents w/ socks and shirts and let them meet for about 20 minutes. Current cat is NOT having it. Newly adopted cat was curious and playful at first but then got kinda pissed and and swatted....See More
Any fine folks have advice on handling demand for puppies/highly sought-after breeds and who gets "first dibs"? Thanks to successful spay/neuter and lack of breeders in our service area it's rare we have a litter surrendered and they tend to have holds placed on them before they are available for adoption to the public. We want to offer ...See More
We are looking at some reform measures at our local shelter. Some of the recommendations include vaccination and microchipping of animals upon intake. This shelter currently does neither. They intake about 900 dogs and 1000 cats on a yearly basis. What would the yearly cost of these vaccinations and microchips be? What grants/alternate funding...See More