Happy National Puppy Day! Hope everyone’s week is ter-RUFF-ic.
For this year’s puppy day, we are looking at a couple of our local animal shelters to see their efforts in tending and caring to the animal’s needs. These shelters have been a safe haven for various types of animal throughout the years, and we would like to shine a spotlight on their hard work and dedication in finding the animals a safe place to live.
Founded in 1988, Jonnie Hart has funding from the Portland Miniature Schnauzer club to help find new home for Schnauzers. Although one misconception is that they only take miniature Schnauzers, the organization actually take Schnauzers of all sizes. They are a non-profit organization that have been running by volunteers in the past 25 years, operating out of foster homes scattered throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In the earlier years, with the local effort they placed about twelves dogs per year, and then the internet appeared. The exposure gave them a chance to relocate up to 58 dogs in 1995. Now, they place about twenty to fifty dogs annually.
Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter has staff that cared for about 4000 stray, abandoned and neglected animals just last year. They are open six days a week to the public, and feed and care for animals 365 days a year. If you turn in a lost animal to them, they try their hardest to find its home. Last year alone, they helped reunited over 1200 dogs and cats to their families. If the animal’s parents doesn’t want them anymore, the shelter works their hardest with other local shelters and rescues in Oregon to find a suitable home for the animals.
So for this National Puppy Day, we’d like to celebrate all the furry friends that are in your lives, as well as ours. May their amazing personalities continue to warm our hearts and spice up our lives. If you don’t have that special furry friend in your lives, why not come down to one of your local shelters and finally adopting that one true friend that you have been missing in your life.
For more information, go check out their websites.
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue
Bonnie L Hays animal shelter