The hairless, mangy pup stood in the middle of the road in an industrial part of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, walking along the hot asphalt, searching for scraps of food as cars zoomed by . The woman who spotted her feared she might not survive.
When Alison Alvarado, the manager of Iberville Parish Shelter & Animal Control, south of Baton Rouge, arrived, the dog was emaciated and scared, “but had the sweetest eyes crying out for help,” he said. she writes.
In a foster home later that afternoon on August 12, the pup now called Dobby took a hot bath, ate and fell asleep for hours on a soft bed. Her ordeal of being a hungry wanderer was over and her relief was evident to Alvarado.
“You could see it all over her pretty hairless face,” Alvarado wrote. “The sweetest, most tolerant and loving puppy I have come in contact with in a long time.”
On August 30, Dobby will be among 90 dogs and more than 30 cats that will be flown from New Orleans Lakefront Airport to Morristown Airport in New Jersey. They will travel to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey.
St. Hubert’s, which has been in business for over 80 years, not only takes in homeless pets, but also supports programs that help pets stay with their families. Its WayStation program has moved more than 20,000 pets from areas in need through a network of more than 90 sheltering organizations, and it has invested more than $350,000 in communities struggling with pet overpopulation. of company.
The flight on August 30 will close the annual animal adoption campaign, Clear Shelterslocal NBCUniversal television stations and Telemundo-owned and affiliated stations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The first flight Aug. 2 kicked off this year’s effort, taking 155 at-risk cats from South Florida to the Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts and the Monadnock Humane Society in New Hampshire.
Clear the Shelters started in 2015 and has helped over 700,000 animals find homes.
Greater Good Charities, a fundraising partner for Clear the Shelters, is a non-profit organization that works with people and pets. Its Good Flights program focuses on at-risk pets such as asymptomatic heartworm-positive dogs in shelters, homeless cats, large dogs and pets in disaster areas. Hill’s supports pets in shelters year-round through its Food, Shelter & Love program, providing nutrition to more than 800 shelters across the United States and Canada.
Dobby, by the way, is also smart. She found the door to the dog in her foster home that first day.
To learn more about Clear The Shelters 2022 and find adoptable pets in your area, visit cleartheshelters.com. You can also donate to your local animal shelters and rescue groups by visiting clearthesheltersfund.org.
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