Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Little Shelter That Could -- With Your Help!

If there was a documentary called "The Little Shelter That Could," it would feature Heard County Animal Control located in Franklin, Georgia. This small, rural shelter is constantly taking in a flood of abandoned and unwanted animals. Yet, most of the animals are rescued before their time is up. This is in part due to the super-human efforts of the Animal Control staff, as well as a network of rescuers around the country. But they need help. For the past few weeks, they have received an overwhelming number of owner turn-ins. Undoubtedly, many of these pets came in when their families received a new puppy for Christmas, and the original pets are no longer wanted. Right now, their little shelter is facing a crisis. If they don't move some animals out, they may be forced to euthanize for space. But you can help. If you live in or around Franklin, Georgia, please consider adopting from Heard. If you don't live in the area, you can still help by cross-posting on behalf of this shelter and its wonderful pets.

Take 2508, for example. 2508 is a sweet medium sized female black lab mix. Her time is short. Are you the person she is looking for? ***Great News! 2508 was RESCUED!***

Or 113807, a sweetie pie young, medium-sized female Treeing Walker Coonhound. She absolutely loves attention and petting and would make a great family pet. 113807's time is very short. Can you help?

***113807 was rescued!!***

2408, a fox terrier/beagle/hound mix of some sort. This sweet medium sized boy needs a new home immediately! Can you give 2408 a home?

***2408 was rescued!!***

If you are interested in any of these pets, please contact Heard County Animal Control immediately! If you live in the Franklin area and these dogs are not what you are looking for, please check out their website to see who is available for adoption. They also have several wonderful cats that urgently need homes.

Heard County Animal Control Center
11818 Ga Hwy 100
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: 706-675-3570

If you can't adopt or rescue one of these great dogs, please cross-post to your rescue contacts and groups.


texaiano said...

You're doing good work here. I hope you have success.

My friend runs a no kill horse rescue operation called
Creekside Farmhouse Rescue
. Talking to them gave me a small insight into how hard it is to run an animal rescue shelter.