A volunteer organization devoted to the welfare of stray and homeless dogs in the Austin area, Blue Dog Rescue offers hope for hundreds of dogs every year that otherwise would face euthanization. Death of Owner: When a death occurs in a family, it is quite common to see Mom or Dad’s best friend being dumped at the local pound by family members who either can’t or won’t provide home and sactuary to a beloved dog. Dogs in shelters come in all shapes and sizes – and all ages.
Police dogs hunt down bad guys while rescue dogs hunt down missing people. Once the animal shelter authorities are satisfied with the credentials of the new owners, the pet is given away for a fee. Although many people consider that dogs that need to be re-homed must have something wrong with them, such as a health or behavioural issue, this is very often not the case.
Be sure to ask the animal rescue group for a tour of the premises so you can examine the conditions your potential dog has lived in. The conditions of the facilities should also be examined but animal rescue groups aren’t subject to the same type of state or local inspection that a shelter is subject to. Ask the manager or owner of the rescue group if they are incorporated as a non-profit in your state.
New Leash on Life also engages in other worthwhile activities such as it’s Lend a Paw program, rescuing dogs from dog shelters and training them as therapy dogs for those in need. The proper authorities will then make the decision whether to remove the animal from its location and into a dog shelter.
As we see it, it is the support of a no-kill policy locally and nationwide when it comes to homeless dogs, promoting spay neuter to help achieve that goal and to place homeless dogs in loving homes who are our natural companions and not disposable trash.