1.10.2012

I Was About To Call This County Out!!!

Does This Look Like A Puppy Who Is On Death Row?

The Wise County Animal Shelter has a genius idea of having a Facebook page where they post pics of pups and cats that are about to meet their Maker. Mostly it's a bunch of mutts and they all can't be saved, but the postings tug on enough heart strings that probably quite a few get new homes. 

Anyway, a picture of this little fellow (a mix between a Yorkie and a Dachsund) was posted over the weekend. What the the heck? If I had seen it I would have dropped the Family Cat off for an (un)even trade in a New York minute. Cuteness must be saved!! If someone else  in this county hadn't of stepped up, we might as well have shut the whole place down. We'd be nothing but a bunch of Barbarians. 

Never fear. The pup was adopted and saved. Faith in humanity restored. 

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 we will all be shut down.

Anonymous said...

"Cuteness must be saved!! If someone else in this county hadn't of stepped up,"

BG? Really? Hadn't of?

Anonymous said...

There are many more that will be euthanized if not adopted by 5 pm today!

Red Leatherman said...

I was dropping off a live opossum I caught in my attic one day and saw a happy dog with a man and I thought he just adopted the big ole mutt. lots of hugging and petting and then it slowly transformed as the man explained to the intake person that the owner had moved and was leaving the dog because the new place didn't allow pets. then some sand got in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Get you dogs fixed, people. Otherwise, you will keep upsetting Barry with all the sad puppy faces.

Anonymous said...

Remember there are many others at the shelter who need homes. Tuesdays at the Wise Co Animal Shelter are usually the "D-date" for those who are not adopted, especially when the shelter is running out of room. It is astounding how many owners are dumping their pets these days. Thankful there are several who have chosen to help these animals and are working with the shelter to help find them homes. I can tell folks one thing for certain - the shelter needs many more folks to come volunteer to foster animals. Until a significant number agree to foster, the shelter will have to remain a kill shelter. Please call and volunteer at any shelter you can!
Yes, facebook has made a huge difference, just because people share pictures and info of the animals. All it takes is a couple of clicks. If everyone would share with their own friends, just imagine how many lives might be saved. Transports can be arranged to just about anywhere for those who can foster or adopt. ( I mean all across the country and even overseas!) If you can't adopt or foster or even volunteer to walk the animals, "chip-ins" are needed in many of the rescues that take animals in and provide them the medical care they need in order to be adoptable.
Thanks, Barry, for putting this little info on your blog. Would you consider putting up a "pet of the week" picture on the blog?
Had to ask, because I, too, am an advocate for these shelter pets.

Anonymous said...

otherwise known as a dorkie

Anonymous said...

dorkie = hilarious

Anonymous said...

Barry, THANK YOU for sharing this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's all get on Facebook and pray. I'm praying. You praying? Lets pray right now.

Anonymous said...

It would be great to have a dog of the week here! The pets at the shelter need all our support! Kind regrads from "overseas" :)

Anonymous said...

What would a Dorkie taste like on the smoker?

Anonymous said...

4:29

Chicken.

Anonymous said...

World would prolly be better place if sum commenters would step up and take the place of these dogs.

RPM said...

I never knew they had a FB page. That is actually a great idea. Too bad nobody knew about it before now.

Well done, BG!

Anonymous said...

New Chinese place going in by Walmarts. Dogs get adopted.

Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

Awww Barry I am thrilled you are giving the animal shelter some much needed publicity. Many were set to die tomorrow but I think (paws crossed) many were rescued/adopted to save others lives. Can't say it enougn times people need to spay & neuter their pets!! Last week a small dog was hit by a car on 287. Somebody picked it up and took it to the shelter. A very general volunteer from Germany immediately called a Decatur vet and made arrangement for total treatment, which included hip and front leg surgery. Then a nice lady fosterer him and wants to adopt him. How about that...wonderful huh. We need more people like them. BTW you posted the official fb page. The volunteers fb page for the urgent dogs is where the real work is done for networking to get the dogs fostered and adopted. That fb page is https://www.facebook.com/Urgent.Wise.Co.Animals Please make this correction, as the other page is never even kept up to date. There are pics now that the dogs are already adopted. Thanks Barry

Anonymous said...

AKC = asian kitchen cuisine

Anonymous said...

A friend told me saw some people in Korea cleaning a dog once .I said skinning it.He said they had already skinned it

Anonymous said...

AI would make a correction from above statements. The "Urgent" page is NOT the OFFICIAL page of the Wise County Animal Shelter, and is only updated as volunteers get a chance. The OFFICIAL page, which Mr. Green already posted, is updated at least twice a day, and more when possible. All available animals are posted within 24 hours on the Shelter's Facebook page and the official website www.wisecountyanimalshelter.com.

Anonymous said...

People seem more concerned about pets than other people in this country. I recall the scene in the movie Open Range where the retarded boy was killed. I saw it in a theater and the crowd had no response to the dead boy, but when the camera showed the dog had been shot, a collective sigh and "awwwww" rose from the audience. "To hell with the boy, how dare they shoot the dog?"

Anonymous said...

Bullshit 10:55 the official page is not updated most of the time. If you want to adopt a dog go to the urgent page. If you are missing a dog you should call them or go down there. They hold strays 10 days and owner surrenders 3 days. If they have more than 25 dogs they can kill them at any time. Our county official need to increase the 25 dog limit. That have 44 pens but our county chooses to not spend the money to feed them to give the volunteers ample time to get all the dogs out before they are killed.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at your website page. Shows 40 dogs. 18 of the dogs have been rescued or adopted. 1 of the dogs was put to sleep because he was in liver failure. Now, do you consider than up to date?

Anonymous said...

To quote Frank Zappa "dead puppies aren't much fun"

Anonymous said...

Either the "official" shelter page on Facebook and the Urgent Animals page are good places to look, I know the Urgents page is updated every evening and updates posted during the day. Regardless of which page you choose to view, thanks to this blog and the mention of the dorkie pup, there were several adoptions today, including a mature heeler that was an owner surrender and a lab/great pyr that looked like she'd been kenneled so long her back legs were weak. THANK YOU!!!