[UPDATE: Good News!] Shelter Overcrowded: These Dogs Set to Die Tomorrow If Someone Can’t Help
There are dogs in this area slated to die on Friday if someone can’t adopt or foster them. The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is at maximum capacity. The Friends of the Shelter Facebook page states that the situation is “Critical!” Then it urges, “If anyone you know is considering adopting, now would be a really good time.”
Tammy Falor of “It’s a Dog’s Life Rescue,” a group that is devoted to saving animals slated for euthanasia here in Humboldt, said that “dogs keep coming in to the shelter every day.” But, she says, the shelter is already full.
“The Shelter’s euthanasia rate is incredibly low for a kill shelter,” explains Falor’s Group’s Facebook page. However, at times like these when the shelter is full with dogs that must be legally held a certain amount of time, then dogs who are past their legal hold date are scheduled for euthanasia. Once that happens, she says, volunteer groups like hers have to scramble to find homes willing to foster or adopt the unlucky ones.
For instance, this Siberian Husky female will be euthanized tomorrow if a foster home is not found for her. The hope is to get her to a sled dog rescue but first she needs to have a “soreness in her hindquarters checked out” by a vet. And, time is needed to make those arrangements.
These two black labs also will die tomorrow if a suitable foster home isn’t found. Malt and Stout have already been accepted at an out of state rescue once they are neutered. But a place is needed to keep them until they can go through the procedure and be sent on.
There are more dogs shown here that are also on the list. If you can foster or adopt send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These dogs will continue living today because of all the out pouring of support for the dogs – from offers to foster to adopt, offers to foster, 3 owners collecting their dogs and folks adopting 5 dogs yesterday! All of the people who work with Humboldt County Shelter dogs from volunteers, rescued and staff owe the dog loving community a debt of gratitude for stepping up and making it possible to save these dogs! THANK YOU!