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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue


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Help Support the Rescue of Abandoned Dogs
Posted by on 08/12/2010
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The goal is to try to save as many abandoned dogs as possible from mostly rural high-kill shelters (primarily in South Carolina). Please visit their website for more information. I have been volunteering with this organization for a while now, and can attest to the tremendous amount of work that everyone puts into helping dogs. If you love animals, please take a moment to donate a couple of bucks or volunteer in some way if you can. This organization does not operate a shelter; rather, it relies on the generosity of fosters to care for dogs until they are adopted. It takes a lot of time, money, and effort to do what we do; the reward we get is the satisfaction of knowing that we have saved as many dogs as possible.
     
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Posted by goduke on 2010-08-12:
How awesome it is that you work with this great organization. The problem of abandoned and unwanted pets is just mind-boggling, and it's wonderful when people who care step up and take action. My furry family members are all rescue beasts, and have brought unfathomable joy into my life.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-12:

Thanks, goduke. I don't see that the email link I input shows up here, but here it is: www.luckydoganimalrescue.org
Posted by Skye on 2010-08-12:
Nice review. I'm a licensed vet tech, and we do all the physical well being exams for the local animal shelters in my area. I can't say enough how I wish people would spay and neuter their pets. There is such a population explosion of unwanted animals. Maybe if people saw what goes on behind the scenes, they would get the message. I also volunter at our humane society, and yesterday spent the whole day walking all the dogs there. People should think about volunteering at animal shelters. That 20 minutes, 3 times a day, that those dogs get to go outside and breath fresh air and feel the love of people, means the world to them, both for the dogs and the people. Also taking the time to give love and affection to the cats and kittens that spend the whole day locked up, waiting for someone to give them a home, gives them a window of hope.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-12:
I agree Skye--that's one reason I'm glad there are folks like you, because personally, I don't think I could stand being on "that end"; the idea of having so many unwanted pets euthanized breaks my heart.
Posted by Skye on 2010-08-12:
Alex, people should also know, that no kill shelters are just that, no kill. Then send the animals out to be murdered. People need to realize that for every puppy and kitten born, and surrenderd to a shelter, it's a death sentence for animals already there, waiting to be adopted. Countless animals have to die, to make room for the new ones. It's a terrible cycle, and I only wish people would understand the importance of spaying and neutering. This is why I constantly promote the importance of spaying and neutering on my blog.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-08-12:
I think we all need a reminder Alex. There is a great need at all shelters. If you are unable to physically assist, I am one because I burst into tears at the sight, your monetary gifts are greatly appreciated. A spray/neuter clinic was opened in this area about a year ago supported entirely by donations. A very small fee is suggested but if the individual is unable to pay the services are free and there is no embarrassment at all. There are individuals willing and able to provide food, shelter and love for an animal but their budget won't allow any extra.
Posted by Helpful on 2010-08-12:
+1,000,000 Alex. I'm another one of those animal lovers. IMO, God put us on Earth for them and not the other way around ;-)
Posted by Skye on 2010-08-12:
I always look at it is, God spelled backwards is Dog. Something to think about.
Posted by Skye on 2010-08-12:
Well said NH. One good thing about adopting from the humane society here, is that all the animals are spayed and neutered, before they are adopted out. This goes for bunnies, ferrets, etc as well. Sometimes people feel the shelters want too much for an adoption fee, but they have to remember, all the care that goes into the health and well being of the animals there. This also goes for animals turned in, that were found. They are so well taken care of, until the owner comes to claim it. All our dogs have always been rescues. Years ago, I had a Siamese cat that my brother found in the bushes, when she was a kitten, barely 5 weeks old. Nursed her back to health, and I had Yo Yo, for almost 15 years. I always feel theres is such a special bond with rescues.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-08-12:
It's basically the same thing here Skye except the pets are not sprayed or neutered before adoption. The family is given a certificate good at any practice/clinic in this area. The procedure and shots have been included in the fee. With some older animals or ones being there for a period of time there is no fee at all.

The spray/neuter clinic here (staffed with a full time veterinarian Mon-Fri) would be probably primarily for someone who found a stray. No matter, the owners are doing the responsible thing and not adding to the problem.
Posted by goduke on 2010-08-12:
Up here in Rhode Island when I got my last pup (well, he was 4 at the time), the SPCA did not neuter him and I had to sign something that said I would do so in 30 days (at my cost) or face a fine by the state. Guess they have a funding shortage or something....
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-08-12:
goduke, did you pay a fee when you adopted your dog? If you did, then shame on them. The reason I'm asking is about the only thing funded in this area is by private donations. The city will help a little at the pound long enough to put the animals down. Enough citizens got a belly full of seeing strays and staying upset they decided enough was enough. That's when the clinic came into operation. The local vets simply could not continue to offer free services for those unable or unwilling to pay. I fully understand their standpoint. They love animals but have expenses as well. It's amazing the people they assist already that no one ever knows about.
Posted by goduke on 2010-08-12:
I did. $85.

I have to say, though, he's worth every cent I've shelled out.
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