I have been thinking about the surrounding shelters and all the volunteers they are blessed with- one had 60 dogs and 30 volunteers. That is wonderful, but I am left- wondering–where are our volunteers?? Maybe no one realizes we need help. So here is it! We Need Volunteers!
Chuck is down in the back, and with 3 people running the rescue and over 60 dogs, we could use some help. Dogs need brushed, walked, bathed, fed and etc.
We wish we could find volunteers to work with the some of the dogs that are socially behind–those that need to trust again. We could use volunteers to photograph, and write articles about us. Make us a video for U-tube.
We have a needs list—At least 12 to be neutered, and 5 to be spayed. No funds to do that at this time, so maybe there is someone out there who could sponsor a dog–and help with the the spay/neuter expense. In the next month, Nola will be out of commission for some time—recovering from surgery, so we need to get our numbers down and yes, we need you to volunteer.
So, yes—we need you–to volunteer—we welcome volunteers—we are thankful for them. Call us if you want to volunteer. We are on facebook, and we have our own web page at 12hillsdogrescue.org.
Chuck and Iris
Is the term “Back in the Groove” outdated? I suppose there is a new line that I should be using to explain my weekend. Just returned home from Family Church camp. We call it Reunion–as we see old friends and make new ones each year. Had a great time and refreshed my body and my spirit.
Anyway, I guess I am rested–today after the kennel chores I took time to spend time with a number of the dogs. Bathed little Albert–he is recovering from the mange. He looks an Akita, but seems pretty small yet. I am not sure that the name Albert fits him—maybe A.J. would be better. He is about 8 weeks old and is going to be a great looking puppy when he is recovered.
I cleaned the back yard and fixed the outside shed for the puppies. They love the stairs to their loft. We still need to fix the window with a screen, paint the shed, and run electric so they can have a fan. All in time, I guess!
While I was back there–spent some time with April (a lab mix puppy about 4 months old) She is very active, and shows lots of potential. Sally Sue–a female Jack Russell is is 3 months old. She is adorable, with a brown face and cute markings. Judy is growing and filling out as well as Trudy. (Both look like Corgi mixes.) Sophie was very happy to see me and followed me–sitting patiently until I petted her. I wonder why noone has called to meet her? She is a wonderful Rottie/Husky mix and even thought I have her listed as special needs, she gets along well.
When I arrived home I found that Shorty had been neutered–Glady’s spayed–Both Andre and Kayne neutered also. Sometime it seems like our trips to the Vet takes up much of our days. Getting back to Shorty–he is a Chiweenie! I am not sure how you spell it, but a chihuahua and dachshund. He is quite the character. Both him and Oscar (a poodle/chihuahua) like to argue over who can get closer to me.
I could go on and on about the day spent with the dogs, but my bed is calling for me. I hope that those out there that read my blog will take time to look on petfinder.com for more information about the dogs. This picture is Judy–she is a little bigger now.
Poor little gal came walking out of the dirty creek, along side her house. She is malnourished, mangy, and what else we are unsure of at this time. She was brought to us by a local police officer. She received a warm bath and treatment and was combed to remove all the scales. She is a pretty little gal that will need at least a month of treatment before she is ready to go. I named her Sarah. She appears to be the sister to a little black guy that came here in March.
This puppy has been very neglected. The owner should not be able to have another dog–and we hope that the owner will receive a fine for neglect and abuse.