Sunday, May 20, 2012
I couldn't wait to get there to help with our Pets for Vets adoption event.
KC Pet Project is full of amazing wonderful dogs and cats and with the adoption event we hoped to match great animals with wonderful homes. The weather was perfect, there was a line of adopters and plenty of volunteers to help. It was going to be a good day...
There are easily over 100 available dogs at any given time waiting to get outside for a walk.
It is always a little overwhelming when you first enter the shelter. Every dog is looking at you, they are all barking at you wanting to be the first one to catch a breath of fresh air. Volunteers are a must if the dogs have any chance of getting outside JUST ONCE EVERYDAY. We need more volunteers - it is heartbreaking leaving and knowing that only half the dogs made it outside to play and get love and attention. Just one hour can introduce you to some amazing animals who want nothing but to be your best friend and get some attention. If you have any desire to help just visit the KC Pet Project volunteer page...tell all your friends!
Before I go, I must tell you about my favorite dog, maybe my next foster dog HANSEL...
I fell in love with him last weekend and he was the first one I had to see. He is around 1-3 yrs old, a German Shepherd mix and he came in as a stray. He is loveable and good with other dogs. He does great on walks and jogs at a good steady pace with me. His downfall is that he is heartworm positive. Not a deal breaker, but could be a financial hardship for any potential adopter. I can't imagine him staying there much longer and will do what I can to help him find his perfect home. I made this video to show off his awesomeness! He has met the boyfriend and won him over. The plan is to network this boy and make sure he is seen and if he hasn't found a home in the next couple of weeks, he will be the new playmate to my doggie.
This is just one of the MANY dogs waiting for you to come visit, please don't wait to long to help - they need you!