UPDATED 12:30 am EST July 4th
Eli and I have returned home for a few days until the hearing is
settled and we have access to the animals. My website went down due to
excessive bandwidth usage so I have uploaded the photos to my file
sharing account. if you click on the link and then on thumbnails on the
top left you can check them all and download them to your computer. It
is the best I can do at this time. Click Here to get the new photos. To the best of my knowledge I finally got them right. The link is.
This link should have unlimited bandwith so send it off to everyone.
PS. Don't forget that we still need your help. Visit VVSA.org for more information.
Most of the current animals have left the shelter making room for the next group.
It was a late night for all involved
but it was much later for those who were driving the transport vans. By
11 pm Friday there were 28 dogs heading north to new homes. They all
arrived safely and quickly. After that we were not needed until the
hearing is over on July 6th. At that time we expect to return to West
Virginia and begin the process of getting the remaining 57 dogs ready
for new homes. It is uncertain at this time just how many have been
adopted and will be adoptable but we always try for 100%
I will post an updated list as soon as I can. I am hoping to get photos
of the remaining animals when we return and get them on the web ASAP.
20 New animals photos can be found here. I will continue to update them as I get them
All animals have now been removed from thre property and are under the
county supervision so I have not seen them yet. Some are very bad off.
I will write more when I have time
4 BEAGLES LEFT THE SHELTER FOR NEW HOMES YESTERDAY!
All the animals need to be checked and groomed. Some need to be spayed or nutered and there are shots and worming to
consider also. On top of that there are transportation costs, medicine and food. Please do
what you can to help. Please Help now
Due to bandwidth conciderations I had to remove the adopted page for now. It will return at a later date, Thanks.
Three new photos added.
There are more updates below.
Long story short these animals are coming to
Vermont, Colarado and several other states and are in need of homes. If you know anyone who can give a
loving home to one a dog, please tell them. Contact Sue at the VVSA (Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals). firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject Adopt or Rescue.
Updates are listed by date.
June 11, 2006 Rescue on standby.
June 13, 2006 20 at a time.
June 14, 2006 Lots going on.
June 15. 2006 Renewing Efforts
June 16, 2006 Please Help now
June 17, 2006 Joining the troops
June 19, 2006 Delayed, Added 3 photos, 1 corrected and new List.
These have just arrived. This is not the full
number of dogs in need of relocation, but it's a start.
Some animals have already been spoken for ...
and we will do our best to be sure that animals are placed as they are
requested, but as you can imagine, this is going to be a pretty daunting
Dr. Ann is going to vaccinate all of the dogs prior
to transport. PAWS, out of Chicago, has kindly offered a number of
heartworm tests that should be on route to WV. The good news is,
after speaking with Dr. Ann, that there is not a big problem in WV w/ that
problem as in other parts of the country.
I'll be out for most of the day today, but please,
look this over and RSVP as you can. Please give me as many details as to
your particular situation so that we can communicate w/ Helen and be sure that
that dog/dogs would be a good match.
The cost of this project is going to be costly, and
Helen does not have the means to fund this alone. Please, let me know
what, besides give these dogs a wonderful home :-), you'll be able to do
to help with the expense of transport. ( nothing like asking for the
Here are the photos she sent along, these are 43 of the animals so it will take a while for them to load.
I will post more photos as I get them. Photos that are missing are of animals who have been adopted!
Thank you all in advance for your help in this matter.