There is an exciting undertaking between Contra Costa Animal Services, Contra Costa Humane Society, and Southern Oregon Humane Society. On Thursday (March 31) at 9:30 a.m., volunteers from Contra Costa Animal Services will load up 15-20 of our shelter dogs to drive them in caravan to Oregon, where they are in need of small & medium sized dogs to adopt (imagine!). This effort, dubbed “Operation Rescue Paws” started with a small plane flight of 4 dogs to Oregon earlier this month and will continue with this road trip. Contra Costa Animal Services will perform the spays & neuters while CC Humane Society is raising funds to pay for them. Volunteers will provide temporary foster homes to the dogs until Thursday while they recover from surgery.
This collaborative effort is focusing on dogs that have been at the shelter a long time who need a second chance at finding their forever homes.
If your readers would like to contribute the fundraising effort, please contact Animal Services & Humane Society Volunteer, Pam Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Smith, Manager, Volunteer Program
Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, Martinez, California
What a great, clever program!
I’m sure my readers would like to help you save these animals. Here is a link to the Contra Costa Humane Society website where they can find out more about how they can assist your organizations in your humane efforts: http://www.cchumane.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=331&Itemid=117
Good luck! Please keep us posted on how it’s working out. Maybe this will give other shelters some creative ideas on new ways they can help save their animals. /Gary