Lost Dogs of South Carolina: Here we go again
I was very happily typing away about microchips and what to do if you find a lost dog and then this happened.
I saw a newscast about Tri County going to Georgia and picking dogs that were misplaced in the storm and I thought how could that be? We fixed this.
“Tri-County workers couldn’t make their way into South Carolina because of all the flooding, so they met with other rescue teams halfway, in Georgia. They picked up 26 large-breed dogs that had been in shelters in the Charleston and Columbia areas.
“They went through a lot,” said Kim Spencer, who led the humane society’s rescue. “I can’t even tell you what they were really through. I can’t even imagine. I don’t even want to know, to be honest, because it’s very upsetting.”
Some of the dogs were brought back with red paws and missing fur due to rash from the standing water.
“with all the flooding and getting shifted from here to there and being misplaced in the first place, they’re very, very sad,” Spencer said.
The dogs are currently being treated for their wounds and will be ready for adoption by Tuesday.
Meanwhile, with so many new dogs brought in, there’s hardly any room in the shelter. Dogs that were already there are now in pins in the lobby and cages out back, just to make space.
“We need to clear out our shelter,” Spencer said. “We need get our new arrivals out and into new homes as quickly as possible.”
This is just one place in Palm Beach County.
In Broward County they made some headway
In the 14 months since Broward County embraced a “no-kill” goal for its animal shelter, 11,900 dogs and cats have been euthanized there. That’s 28 animals a day.
I’m not criticizing you Broward. At least you are cognizant and working on the issues.
I can’t even find the numbers for Miami. I will go back later and see if I can find them.