I just completed a survey by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.
The focus was the “next steps” after we’re on-the- brink of controlling the population of homeless/abandoned dogs and cats.
In rural Oklahoma we’re not even close to “on the brink” – – we closely resemble the shelters pictured during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
It would be nice to be able to see the “brink” – – but it’s not on the horizon yet.
However, we are making progress.
In 14 months (just a little over a year), 2,000 homeless dogs (a few cats) have made the trip to Colorado where they are adopted within 5 – 7 days.
That’s amazing progress in a short period of time.
Jim (picture attached) was our #2000.
He came from a high kill, municipal, shelter in northeast Oklahoma.
His chances of finding a home were slim to none without the partnerships we established with Oklahoma shelters and rescues and, most importantly, the successful relationship we have with Dumb Friends League in Colorado.
Imagine 2000 of anything – – toothpicks, souvenirs, Christmas ornaments – – – and then think of 2000 dogs – – – it is beyond amazing.
Does it make all of us feel good – of course.
And thanks for organizations and individuals who believe in us – – we can continue to slowly change the outcome for homeless dogs (and cats) in northeast Oklahoma – – and beyond.
So – – – Yea!!!!!!!!! For Jim – – – Kudos to the staff and volunteers in the picture (they’re at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colorado – a division of Dumb Friends League.
Working together leads to miracles – – every week.