Sunday, January 13, 2008

Check out Saving Shelter Pets

If you are interested in getting involved in animal rescue online, I can't think of a better place to start than Saving Shelter Pets, Inc. If you have a couple minutes, please stop by their site, explore, and introduce yourself in the forum. I look forward to seeing you there!

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization with members located throughout the United States and Canada.

Saving Shelter Pets works to eliminate euthanasia of healthy companion animals as a method of population control through rescue and transport, spay and neuter, and other innovative programs.

At this time, Saving Shelter Pets' primary focus is on high-kill shelters in Georgia. Georgia, and other areas in the Southeast, face a monumental pet overpopulation problem. Every day, thousands of perfectly adoptable animals are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes for them all. While many shelters in Georgia have made great strides toward ending the unnecessary killing of healthy pets, many shelters simply cannot handle the numbers of animals coming through their doors. Even worse, however, is that many shelters still use the gas chamber as a method of "euthanasia." This method of killing pets has been almost universally condemned as inhumane. To learn more about euthanasia by gas chamber, please click here. (WARNING, VERY GRAPHIC AND SAD).

SSP strives to end the unnecessary euthanization of companion animals through both long range programs and rescue efforts aimed at those pets in imminent danger of euthanization. Though its Rescue and Transportation program, Saving Shelter Pets has rescued hundreds of dogs and cats from imminent death and transported them to wonderful no-kill rescues and sanctuaries in other areas. From there, these pets are adopted into loving new homes.

SSP has a wonderful intervention program called Puppy Promises that keeps litters of unwanted puppies out of the shelters and spays the mother dog.

SSP also has a wonderful spay and neuter program providing spay and neuter assistance in several counties in Georgia, and recently, in Ohio, as well. Spaying and Neutering is the KEY to ending the pet overpopulation problem.

In addition to the on-the-ground work done by Saving Shelter Pets, the organization also has a very active and very FRIENDLY forum for pet lovers, rescuers, and others looking to help animals in need. Join the forum today to see how you can help.