As some of you know, Stephanie has been volunteering at our local animal shelter. She absolutely loves it. It started as being a requirement to graduate, meaning all seniors had to do at least 40 hrs of community service at a non-profit organization (had to be 2 different ones). I think that is a great thing required of our young people.
The first 20 hrs she did was at the elementary school helping a teacher and tutoring some of the students. She actually is still doing that even though she has far surpassed her 20 hrs required.
Anyway, Abby went with me one Saturday to pick Steph up. She really enjoyed it.
This full blooded chow is blind. She was found that very morning tied outside the shelter with a rope and a note.
Steph is explaining to Abby how this sweet thing uses her senses to get around.
As we walked back into the run area I snapped some pictures of the precious babies waiting for their forever home. All the while wishing I could take each and ever one of the home with me.
Oh My....what a face!
Pleeeeeeaaaaasssseeee take me home!
Steph showed Abby the isolation room. That is where the dogs and cats first come when they arrive. She did just like Steph said and didn't touch one.
They went into the front lobby area where there were some sweet felines
I'm not sure what she is looking for in this one. I guess she was looking out of the window.
Here is the first one she saw....the blind Chow.
Someone took him home to foster him until a home can be found.
It was something I hope Abby can remember. Pet owners HAVE to know what they are doing and be responsible. So many don't care. I will say however, this animal shelter is as clean as a whistle. There is just a faint smell, nothing like I would have expected. Steph tells me they have good luck finding homes for the babes. There are a lot of Pit Bulls that come in. That area is known for people who fight them. Anytime a pit is adopted the staff follows up for a long time to make sure everything is good. Of course they are required to be neutered which causes them to not be good fighting dogs. I am proud to know that I live in a county that has such a great shelter. Oddly enough, the woman that owns/works at the studio Steph had her senior pictures done actually started the shelter. She told us a dog wandered into her yard years ago. She started trying to find the phone number for the shelter and quickly found out there wasn't one. She and several others raised the money and volunteered their time to make it happen. This world is full of good people. Sometimes they just fall into your lap. I like when that happens.