Two sweet young dogs who have lived with children lost their homes twice. The first time they lost their home was when their house burned during the Oakhurst fires last summer. They went to foster care, but their original owner never came back for them and their foster suddenly lost her home.
So now these bonded girls are in an open-access shelter and they will be killed when their place is needed for another dog. They are good with other dogs their size, but they chase smaller animals so no small dogs, cats or other little critters. They lived with children. Both are crate trained and spayed.
Because they are pit mixes, they can only be pulled by a rescue. So if you are interested, please visit their Facebook pages and offer to foster. There are rescues who would pull them if they had a place to go. Their review date was May 25, 2015 and they are considered URGENT. They can be killed at any time.
- 4277 and 4278 – kennel 25
- Adopt a Pet page
- Facebook thread 1
- Facebook thread 2 (different pictures)
- 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Phone: (559) 675-7891
- Serious inquiries, email: LDS7784@yahoo.com
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While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.”
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, contact your local government officials. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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