Sadly animals are given up to shelters everyday and many do not make it out. People decide that they no longer want to keep their dogs and cats for all different reasons the list is long. Most of the time the problem with the dog or cat can be solved but they don't want to wait and take the time to do the right thing for the animal.
Famous Fido Rescue has saved thousands of animals but the flow of animals into the shelters never stops. So what can we do that is different? We can work together with the public, to council and direct them to resources, that can help network and re-home their animals so they never have to enter the shelter system.
Shelters are the leading cause of death to dogs and cats, mixed breeds full breeds, seniors and puppies.
A dog or cat should never be given up to a shelter. Finding the right home for specific animal, conducting an interview, home check and follow up is the right way to prevent abandonment
There are many good people who run no kill shelters and mean well for the animal but sadly these shelters are filled to the max and are short staffed . Dogs have to be in kennels for days, months and sometimes years and the competition is fierce.
Dogs sit and are bewildered as to why they are alone and not part of a family they once knew. Everything is strange they are not familiar with the people or being in a cage or kennel. Many times they get kennel cough or parvo virus and if they are lucky enough to find an adopter they may not be screened well enough for that animals specific needs and be returned or given away again.
Most shelters are not going to do home checks and follow up to see if everything is going well with the new dog or cat. So the point is know one knows your dog or cat like you and when you choose to bring a new dog or cat into your life it should have been a life time commitment.
Many people bring there dogs and cats to kill shelters. These are open door shelters where you can bring in your animals with out to many questions being asked. Sometimes people do not understand the process, they think their animal will find a home. They are not told that their is a good chance their animal will not make it out alive.
Most animals do not make it to the adoption room in city shelters they are behind closed doors and if an approved rescue group does not come and get them out they are then lost in the system and are killed.
There are so many animals that are left at shelters there is no room. It becomes a matter of cage space and funds to take care of them.
Many dogs and cats left at shelter are terrified and may snap when strangers reach for them. They often get accessed wrong and are not given a chance to be in a quiet place and have the time needed. There isn't enough time for anyone at an open door shelter or the funds to take the time for each individual animal and work with behavioral problems. the longer the animal sets at the shelter they may contract kennel cough and pneumonia or a variety of other infections.
This could all be prevented , the people that bring their dogs and cats do have options but decide they have to get rid of their dog or cat now and don't try to do the right think and re-home or find resources to help get the animal into the right home for that individual animal.
The dogs and cats left at the shelter are puppies, adults, and seniors that have been in a home 10 to 15 years and have grown up with a family.
Don't we owe these animals that we have assumed responsibility for to re-home them and let them have their life and be safe.
There are many rescue groups who have these animals that are being abandoned at shelters. They take on the problems when they pull these individual dogs from puppy mills, shelters, and crisis situations. Many rescue are so overwhelmed the number of animals coming into shelters and become overwhelmed with vet bills and finding them places where they can stay until a home is found, they become defeated.
Why are there so many animals being brought to shelters? Because people do not think before bring a dog or cat into their life. This should be though of as a life time relationship just like a child , its forever and if there problems you work them out. You don't bring the animal to a shelter and hope for the best. It is hard to be a rescue. A true rescue will see that the dog or cat they rescue does get the right home by doing a screen interview asking the right questions do a home check and follow through with their special rescue dog or cat and use their best judgment to ensure that they are putting these precious lives into the right hands. It is our job to see these animals through to a loving home and nothing less.
Adoptions are by appointment
Monday - Saturday 12pm to 6pm.
Then call us about the dog or cat
you are interested in and we will make
an appointment for a meet and greet
at a time that is convenient for you.
Advocate for a Famous Fido Rescue dog.
Each dog needs a daily plan for their well being.
If you see a special dog and feel you want to do that little extra to help that special one find a new home.
You can advocate for them by telling friends, family, posting image and stories on your face book and spread the word.
Items can be droped off 10am - 7pm Mon - Sat. Parking in rear of building. Go through the alley in the middle of the Walgreens parking lot. Our parking lot is the first one on your left.
Come through the back door.
You can really make a diffrence in a
dog or cats life. Lets work together so
no dog or cat ever sees a shelter.
Executive Director and Founder
Gloria P. Lissner
Adoption - Development Director
Martha J. Hack