Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vote For Happy Tails

I have a special for request for everyone today. The organization we got Zodiac from is competing to win a $10,000 grant from the Animal Rescue Site. All you have to do is click on this link and search for Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary in MO and vote! You can vote once a day, every day until April 18th.

So why vote for Happy Tails? Well, naturally they gave me a really great dog! But one reason I have always liked Happy Tails is they are a very reputable rescue. As a vet, I have seen many, many pets adopted from shelters and "rescues" and I can tell you that in 5 years we were not called by one organization who was checking vet references. Many of these organizations had minimal requirements for adopting an animal and therefore many of these animals ended up in homes where they received minimal, if any veterinary care. Some were lucky to get a rabies vaccine and many were never on heartworm prevention or had other basic care. Some lived outside tied up year round. Happy Tails does an excellent job of screening the people they adopt to, to make sure they have found a permanent, qualified home for the pet they have invested in saving. They will adjust the requirements as needed depending on the age, size, and breed of dog in order to look out for the pet's best interest. They also make sure the pet is completely vaccinated, heartworm checked, dewormed and placed on HW and flea prevention, as well as spayed or neutered before going to it's new home. All the pets are fostered by volunteers who help get the pet housebroken and socialized.

I know a lot of rescues are not doing the kind of job that HTAS is doing so please take a minute and vote! Zodiac thanks you!


Sara said...

The border collie rescue that my agility teacher is involved with just won some money through one of these voting websites. It's a great idea.

I'll go cast a vote for yours today.

TC said...

gone, clicking...