This past Tuesday we went to visit the doggies and kitties at the Paulding County Humane Society and what was going to be a 30 or so minute visit to pet the animals and play with a few turned into a several day ordeal! Paulding County has started a "Save A Life Tuesday" initiative - they only allow x amount of dogs in their shelter at a time (I'm not sure what their actual max number is) and anything over their limit they euthanize each Wednesday, and any dog scheduled for euthanasia on Wednesday is offered for a $10 adoption fee on Tuesday. The adoption fee includes a microchip and a $20 discount for their spay/neuter at certain vet's offices. Almost half the dogs there the day we visited had kill tags on their kennels. I was heartbroken walking around looking at all these beautiful sweet dogs with less than 24 hours to live. I just couldn't stand it!
I contacted Irina, the owner of Rotts N Pups, the group we've been fostering for, and asked if there was any chance she had room for some puppies and explained the situation. She happened to have room for 5 puppies at her place and I was so relieved!! We brought home SIX puppies that afternoon - we waited until the end of the day in case any had a chance to go home with a forever owner, but when we came back around 2:30pm (they closed at 3) all 6 of the puppies we'd decided on were still there and still had kill tags on their kennels. So about 45 minutes of paperwork and a $60 fee later 6 nervous and excited puppies ranging in size from about 4-5lbs to 30lbs were loaded up in the back of our car with our son and home we went!! Irina was going to be able to pick up the 5 youngest ones on Thursday afternoon so we about 2 days to care for them all in addition to the 6 dogs we already had at home (our 5 plus an older foster we've had for several months now).
So anyone interested in providing a loving home for any of these babies can check out Rotts N Pups website here: http://www.rottsnpupsrescue.org/adoptionapplication.htm Rotts N Pups adopts to many different locations, thanks to the wonderful transporters that work with our group! I can't wait to hear these guys have homes lined up! It felt wonderful to know we saved these sweetie pies, and I can't wait to continue working with the shelter in the future to save more at risk puppies!