Adoption And Fostering Programs – Dogs Without Borders
With its strong social media network and ever-increasing following rate, Dogs Without Borders sets a revolutionary example of success for other pet shelters. Rather than hiding all its dogs in the shelter until the inevitable necessity for euthanization arises, DHB pushes adoption to the next level by taking their dogs to fairs and making their presence known. Another program that has seen great results is their Foster A Dog program, which allows people to care for a dog with medical and financial support from DHB. Their name isn’t just a catchy slogan either; the shelter not only rescues local dogs but strays from areas as far away as Taiwan and Mexico. Check out Dogs Without Borders for the chance to save a life and make a friend.
Pets Of The Homeless – San Francisco Animal Care and Control
The homeless dog problem still affects the streets of Los Angeles and the rest of California. In partnership with WOOF, San Francisco Animal Care and Control took on the problem by coming up with a different answer. Because of the City’s “no-kill” policy, Los Angeles pet shelters must meet certain euthanasia limits. This would be a way to reduce suffering, if not for the fact that fewer dogs are impounded, and consequently adopted, because of it. The solution provided by San Francisco Animal Care and Control pairs the homeless with stray dogs, and gives them a monthly stipend in order to care for the pets. With the help of these pet shelters, and homeless shelters that take in homeless people who have pets, the hope is to achieve much more than not killing animals. The hope is to help them live.
Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team – Los Angeles Animal Services
No need to call the fire department next time a cat’s stuck in a tree; SMART, or the Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team of Los Angeles Animal Services, will save the day and then some! Known for their daring rescues of wild and unusual animals, SMART has established a solid name for themselves in the environmentally-friendly community. Their home base will always be the LA Animal Services Pet Shelter, however, and they make frequent trips to save dogs and cats in the area. A recent chart of statistics published on the LA Animal Services website reports over 23,630 dogs being adopted, picked for a Best Friend or New Hope placement, or returned to their owners in the past year alone.