This dedication is to those who have supported "The Shelter Project"
in some certain way, recently:
and also in general to the GROUP:
This is Delilah, a Labrador Retriever mix, who was from The South Coast Humane Society
... who had certainly been available for adoption, with above photo, but she is already adopted!
But this time, this isn't mainly about the adoption,
but it is a SUPER end result, of course!
Delilah is a not just a phenomenal dog, but a phenomenal story...
She's was (still is!) a delightful, happy-go-lucky older puppy, and remained this way as much as possible from the moment she began to show the first signs of Parvo- the Canine Parvovirus: www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-car… www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/i…
not long after coming to our care.
Parvo is a highly contagious, quickly spreading, and very potentially life-threatening illness for Canines.
While many shelters, such as ours do use test kits for canine intake, they are not always 100% accurate for various reasons. NO DOGS LEAVE our shelter without being vaccinated.
The key to the prevention of this deadly disease is, in fact, vaccination.
Canine Parvovirus, is extremely devastating for any neighbourhood, urban area, animal shelter, or other concentrated area of dogs, where there is an outbreak. Puppies are the most at-risk, as well as secondarily older dogs.
But, if vaccinations have been properly administered, your dog should be safe. Do your research and talk to your vet!!
In my shelter work experience, I have seen parvo outbreak, and it is a most horrible, yet such a preventable thing! The first couple were times in California, and I was in shock because I didn't know what I was seeing. The last time, here, I knew a lot more about it, and knew what was going on...
but, in this particular case, we had a HAPPY ENDING, though what it took to achieve this happy ending, I do not find words befitting to describe! What the employees had to go through, to save this one precious dog's life!!! AND, to shut down the shelter, itself, due to medical emergency, (including the catteries for the first few days) without worrying about the immediate costs of doing so- realizing the potential costs in the long-run if they didn't...
It was like when they teach you, if you catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
I don't think I will ever understand what went on behind those closed doors during those couple of weeks, of sanitizing every square millimeter perfectly, 10,000 times over again, everything nailed and not nailed down, and doing so safely for the animals, at the same time. What protocol!
In this case, this dog- Delilah- SURVIVED, and every other dog was protected.
My point in all of this, is funding for helping animals, goes for a great many things- like vaccinations, and test kits, for a very short list!
Yes, it is the little things that DO count, but sometimes, something BIG like this happens, and if a shelter is not maintaining finances or is losing them, they will collapse under the strain of the event, and then how can they be a foundation for rescue, hope, and new homes for these domestic animals?
Thank you all for for what you have done, and continue to do to be so helpful of
"The Shelter Project".
(-keeping in mind that I'm not saying these people are donors of funding directly to the shelter or even to "The Shelter Project" or necessarily points, but that whatever each have chosen to do, in recent times, has led to the ability
a certain amount of donations.)
Anyway, Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the results of your support, so this time here is a BIG example!
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It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for 's, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding.
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