If I hadn’t been there I wouldn’t have believed that a community could be so generous with their time and money. Begininning Monday at 1:30pm the Allegan County Animal Shelter begain receiving the first of what would become 340 Shih Tzus dogs, 12 cats, and two birds.
Originally we were only prepared to receive 60 dogs based on a advanced warning from Animal Control. Once we realized we were going to be over run, we sent out a call to the media for help. By 7pm 50-60 volunteers, including four local veterinarians, several vet techs, and groomers, joined the effort.
We worked worked through the night, and by 6pm the following day, every dog had been medically evaluated, groomed, and bathed. An amazing feit.
We’re now moving into the adoption and transportation phase. It is simply not possible to adopt out 350 dogs and cats from our tiny shelter in the time frame required to keep everyone safe. So in addition to our local community, we are reaching out to shelters and rescues across the state to take some of these deserving kids.
Until the last dog is rehomed, we will need to clean, feed, and medicate them twice a day, love on them, walk them, and give them hope.
So come on down and join us !