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– Thanks, Anna C!
This is a Pawfect Endings weekly news brief with Anna C! Pawfect Endings Animal Rescue creates community partnerships to end pet homelessness. We are just starting Pawfect Endings, so my mom and I are trying to find out what animals are in the most need to be rescued.
To find this out, we went to the Humane Society Silicon Valley to ask them questions about the need in their community. We asked them What breeds of dogs are in the most need to be rescued? We asked if they see a trend with dogs with medical disabilities that need to be rescued? and finally, Do all the dogs that come here stay here until they’re adopted?
They said the same thing that all the other rescues and shelters have said about how Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas are in the most need of finding good homes. In response to the last question, Do all the dogs that come here stay here until they’re adopted? Humane Society Silicon Valley said “Yes.”
Before we went to the shelter my mom and I found out some frustrating news. The Peninsula Humane Society does put down animals. That info was hard to find…
My mom had to click on a ton of different pages and then scroll through a 12 page doc to find that news.
So, after we went to the shelter we looked up Humane Society Silicon Valley to find out if they were being transparent about being totally HUMANE!!! We were right to be suspicious! On their website they have an info graphic that says their save rate is 91%. So, what happens to the other 9%?
This makes me feel frustrated and disappointed. Its frustrating because Humane Society Silicon Valley should just be honest about everything they’re doing. If their save rate is 91% is their kill rate 9%? It is disappointing because Humane Society Silicon Valley is not being transparent about what happens to the 9% of animals.
Pawfect Endings is committed to creating community partnerships to end pet homelessness. We are also committed to finding humane ways to rescue dogs.
Thanks for listening to a Pawfect Endings News Brief! This is Anna C signing out!