Rescued is my Favorite Breed

It is estimated that 6 million pets are abandoned annually, many of which are in desperate need of critical care. Approximately 5,000 independent community animal shelters across the country house these often neglected and abused animals. Animal shelters provide the crucial service of rehabilitating animals, providing temporary housing, and ultimately placing them in loving and caring homes. Housing these animals requires an extensive amount of resources, manpower, and funding. Unfortunately the number of pets that need this service far exceed the resources available, and only around 25% find good homes in time. How can we as a community help?

Funding

Animal shelters need money. Pets are not dropped off in perfect condition and in most cases need immediate and extensive care, they will further require food, shelter, and handling during their stay at a shelter. Each facility is run on a budget, and the amount of pets that can be rescued is directly related to the shelters budget and ability to connect these pets with good homes. More money means helping more pets.  Donated funds are used for many aspects of care, but most importantly are used for medical needs. Rehabilitation is a key component in making a pet more adoptable.

Awareness

62% of US households have a pet. Only 20-30% of those pets, however, typically come from animal shelters. This design aims to remind future pet owners to take a look at their local shelters before they run down to the local puppy mill.  These pets may be exactly what you are looking for, and saving a life makes it all worth while. Make your decision to own a pet mean something!

Second Chance Dog Rescue

Second Chance Dog Rescue is one of San Diego’s largest and most successful non-profit 501c3 organizations. They focus on the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs from local shelters, as well as dogs surrendered by their owners for various reasons. Second Chance can help between 100 and 130 dogs at any given time. On average they are able to place roughly 100 dogs in caring homes each month. We like that all of their dogs are held in foster homes in order to help with transition and increase the success rate of finding a forever home. They also have a life time return policy which tells us they are absolutely all about the dog!

You can find out more about Second Chance Dog Rescue by visiting their website and liking them on Facebook.

Each community has a shelter that is in need. For a list of shelters in your area, please Google ”animal shelter’s” and find one that you can give to.

Here are some great sites with loads of good information:

ASPCA

The National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy (NCPPSP) 

The American Veterinary Medical Association

Humane Society of the United States