So, I'm proclaiming my love for volunteering because Stray Rescue is looking for lots of new volunteers to man their new shelter! That's right-it's finally happening. Phase 1 of their new shelter is at last complete, and has 69 dog runs! These dogs need to be walked, socialized, fed, cleaned up after, and loved on. You may have heard that St. Louis city's pound is closing its doors for good soon. Stray Rescue will start by taking 20 of those dogs and giving them a chance at life. And they are not taking one cent of tax payer money to do so. Don't like dogs? They are also taking 40 cats from the city pound as well. Currently, all adoptable cats are in foster so this will be a first to have cats at one of the shelters. The facility is just amazing; it includes an education center where people can learn about the importance of spaying and neutering and general animal care, among other things.
Please consider volunteering. Seeing the smiles on the dogs faces literally warms your heart. If you feel like you might be a good foster parent, they are DESPERATE for fosters right now! So many dogs on the street suffering in the heat waiting to be rescued. One 10-year-old dog was just rescued. She's pregnant (!) and has apparently had a litter every year, has one tooth, is heartworm positive, and has brucellosis. You can find more about fostering on their Facebook foster page. They have every type of dog imaginable-puppies galore (this one might be the cutest dog I've ever seen), young, adult, old, feral, likes kids, likes cats, likes other dogs-everything! And I'm going to give a special shout-out to this guy:
Dew is one of those dogs that was returned due to no fault of his own. He is beyond sweet and is the best dog I have ever walked on a leash. EVER! He's wonderful and I love him. He needs to be an only pet, and I guess that's the only reason why this gem has been in the shelter so long.
Today is Levi's Gotcha Day and instead of talking about how great he is, I thought I would speak for all the other dogs that are still looking for their forever families and the fantastic organization that saved Levi from a life on the streets and blessed us with him. If anyone has any questions about volunteering or even fostering, I will find out the answer if I don't know it. You can commit to any of the shifts, which are generally around 7 am, 12 pm, 5 pm, and 9 pm. We go every week, but I'm sure they'd be happy to have you once a month or every other week. Oh, and as always, they need lots more money to complete the new shelter and just keep this operation up and running. Thanks for reading:)