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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Lab Rescue & The Shelter System

Tammy Graves
September 14 at 6:44pm

Today I went to the shelter to take photos for Lab Rescue of three labs needing rescue. Yes three! And as I walked past a kennel I saw this.



This is what happens when people bring their dog to a shelter and leave them. This guy yesterday morning woke up happy on a couch or in a warm bed, waiting to be fed, hopped in the car thinking he was going to the park or if it was a bad day he was going to the Vet. Instead he went to a place where there are 275 dogs barking to be freed, it smells like death, and doors are banging shut all the time. Animals walk by and never return. And he has no idea his fate. All he knows is he didn't ask to be here. He didn't even ask to be born to irresponsible owners. But today he lays frozen in fear, in a puddle of his own urine. Afraid to move, afraid to make eye contact, thinking just maybe he can fade away into this wall. Because if he does no one will see him and just maybe he can escape whatever fate waits for him. This is the reality of irresponsible pet ownership and the shelter system. This is not a shelter issue, this is not a rescue issue. This is irresponsible pet ownership. Own it people!!

This dog is going to rescue tomorrow. There are 275 who matter just as much as for their fate, I have no answer. #adopt

Cash has been freed

https://www.facebook.com/HaleyGravesRescue/

Thank you for asking how you can help!
GoFundme 
https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=search&term=Haley+graves+crisis+medical

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Breezy wasn't in the shelter, but was a stray who wandered upon our porch.  When I saw that beautiful black kitteh, we fed and housed that beautiful baby.  We fell in love and kept Breezy out of the shelter system.

Another startling discovery, as to why Breezy's belly went down and never got bigger, and upon closer inspection found out that Breezy is a boy and has already been fixed.  It was a huge relief, but still begs the question as to why someone would dump a perfectly good fixed cat out in the country. Yes, Breezy is very playful like a younger cat, but Miracle has totally accepted the new addition to the family and deals with it.  He was upset at first, but now looks around the house for Breezy when he can't see him, because he is digging the company.













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