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Abandoned dogs

Rescue Catastrophe

The current situation in Texas for discarded animals is catastrophic.  Animal shelters & rescues are buried with requests for stray, dumped & surrendered dogs in unprecedented numbers. The onslaught gets worse every day. The entire system is utterly & completely overwhelmed.

 

Municipal Shelters:

. Have limited capacity. They simply cannot keep dogs indefinitely

. Most are closed to immediate intake due to high volume, requiring owner surrenders to be wait listed

. Dogs are being euthanized daily, in numbers not seen before, due to the vicious cycle

. You can’t blame the shelters, they are required to deal with the increasing cycle of throw away pets, by whatever means necessary in their municipality

Dumping:

. Dogs of all ages from puppies to seniors are being dumped in rural & urban areas

. Puppies not sold by back yard breeders as they get older

. Owners delayed by shelters closed to intake

. Many dumped dogs are hit by vehicles, attacked by other animals, eat harmful items & have no idea how to fend for themselves

. Good Samaritans often try to help, but are not usually in a position to provide care

Owner Surrenders:

. Not willing / able to deal with dog’s health / behavioral issues

. Owner deceased or incapable of continuing care with no family member willing to take on the dog

. Housing restrictions, family changes, financial issues & any number of other scenarios

Rescues:

. Fosters are THE MOST LIFE SAVING ROLE in rescue

. Most rescues are in-home based without a facility

. Without a foster, there is no place for a dog to go

. Adoptions are slow everywhere

. Without enough adoptions & new fosters, a rescue cannot expand capacity

EVERY DAY DOGS ARE BEING EUTHANIZED & ABANDONED IN INCREASING NUMBERS.

ADOPT ● FOSTER ● DONATE ● VOLUNTEER ● EDUCATE

PLEASE, reach out to the shelter or rescue of your choice. They need your help. The dogs need your help. The situation gets more dire every day.

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