Guest Post: Saving the Lives of Southern Dogs
December 9, 2015 by Laurie D., Director of Development, The Humane Society for Greater Nashua
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*Triangle will match monetary donations up to $750 total during the campaign. Monetary donations must be made online through the Humane Society website. Promotion ends December 18, 2015.
Saving the Lives of Southern Dogs The Humane Society for Greater Nashua (HSFN) is the place where concerned citizens bring stray animals found in their neighborhoods or release owned pets when a family can no longer care for the pet due to loss of jobs, income, home, illness, or a death of the pet’s owner. We are proud to take these local animals in, care for them and re-home them with new families, but there are many more dogs sitting in southern shelters that need our help too. These healthy, adoptable dogs are in jeopardy of being euthanized simply due to overcrowding in these shelters.
In 2007 HSFN established a transport program with southern shelters that were willing to partner to rescue and transport these dogs to us in New Hampshire for adoption. Many other animal rescues in New England have a similar program and together we’re making a difference!
Currently HSFN has strong partnerships with six organizations from the south that transport dogs in need to us. Together with these partners, we have saved over 4,100 dogs and puppies! These are dogs that faced uncertain futures, including euthanasia, due to the high dog overpopulation in their home states. Our transport partners include:
• Animal Rescue Friends, San Antonio, Texas
• Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville, North Carolina
• Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkeville, Mississippi
• The SATO Project, San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Brevard County Animal Services, Melbourne, Florida
• Operation Pets Alive, The Woodlands, Texas
When dogs arrive at HSFN via transport they are kept for 48 hours in quarantine away from the public and the rest of the animals at the Humane Society. They receive a full medical and behavioral evaluation before receiving a health certificate from our veterinarian prior to adoption. Like all of the pets adopted from the Humane Society, these dogs have received all of their vaccines, are microchiopped, and have been spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We are proud to live in a community that not only welcomes these dogs, but embraces them!
HSFN usually receives one transport of dogs every month. You can see all of the dogs currently available for adoption at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua website.