Last month was a good month in that almost as many dogs and cats went out the door as came in. We even had more dogs that were lost and returned to their owners than were adopted. The reunions of lost pets and their owners are nice to watch and I appreciate that we are able to be a part of that. The lost pet is so happy to see their family, tails wagging or lots of meowing going on, and no idea that someone had to pay for their miserable time spent at the shelter. No yard to run around in or couch to lay on, and the noise, good grief, the noise is terrifying! Yes, please – take me home!
I really enjoy the different breeds that show up here. Last month, we had everything from A to Z, big to small come in the front door. Several small breeds showed up, a silky terrier and two adorable but loud beagle puppies included. The extra-large breeds included a St. Bernard and a Great Dane mix who came in needing a place to go. What is really sad to see though, is an animal that comes from a not so good place. We had one such dog come in this month, absolutely terrified of everyone and everything. After almost five weeks of socializing and working with her, we have finally been able to put a harness on and take her for a walk. One small step at a time and she is getting better. I’m thankful that we are here and can provide a safe place while she learns it’s not such a bad world after all.
Please help support our work providing shelter and care for the lost and homeless animals in Pawnee County. We are dependent on and thankful for your kindness and generosity.
Chase your dreams not your tail,
Reva Preeo, President & Shelter Manager