DETAILING MORE ON RESCUE(FOR DOGGIES) GROUPS.
We're searching for a "companion animal for our companion animal."(He's a nearly-12-year-old-Golden Retriever-mix named "Louie", who we adopted from foster-care, from Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta(GRRA) back in 1998.
Please consider Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta(they offer Labradors and mixes, too), as well as Petfinder's resources, and if you live in Georgia, please please please, consider rescuing a dog (or cat) from the Animal Control in your county--or rescue from another county. Several in Georgia are known as "high-kill" shelters.Try: Dekalb County Animal Control,Clayton County Animal Control, Gwinnett County Animal Control, Henry County Animal Control.
The dedicated people who work in Animal Control receive death threats from folks who aim their anger at the people trying their best to reduce the number of companion animals they must euthanize to relieve overcrowded conditions.At Clayton County Animal Control, which I visited on Tuesday, the man in charge told me, and his voice broke as he said this: "Every one of us has adopted at least one dog from here....We hate having to euthanize, but we have no choice."
Anger at dogs and cats being killed simply because they exist, is understandable. But aim your anger where it belongs: at irresponsible owners who refuse to spay or neuter their companion animals, and/or "surrender" their pets simply because they grew larger, or older.
If you cannot commit to providing a "forever home", consider "fostering" a dog for a no-kill shelter, or rescue group, until a match for the dog, a "forever home", is found.
You'll never be sorry you helped. And by fostering, you actually help save more than one dog, because you make room for more dogs to be cared for!
I talk a lot about working towards peace, and performing acts of peace. A simple way to offer more peace, is to offer peace to the most deserving of creatures: a defenseless animal, who wants only to offer her/his love in return for your care and the hope you offer her/him.
Blessings to you all.
Look for links to various rescues, to the right of this column, under "Poets, Bloggers, and Others".