Our hearts are with all the families affected by recent and upcoming hurricanes.
We are an animal rescue in Southern California, and as such, our thoughts immediately go to the animals. How are they, are people able to take them to shelters, are the animals getting fresh food, clean water, medications, a dry place to sleep? Being from California and the heart of earthquake territory, we are taught from an early age to "be prepared" in case of a disaster. In many cases, disaster strikes with no warning. Wildfires, earthquakes, flash floods, tornadoes, there are any number of things that can lead to massive power outages, infrastructure loss, homelessness, an inability to contact friends and loved ones, and a need to be self reliant until help arrives.
Adoptapet.com and I work here at Leave No Paws Behind. Along with that, I volunteer for another rescue group as a photographer taking pictures of dogs in a local high kill shelter to help get them adopted. Dogs are a huge part of our lives, and we have loved them all. And then came Major...
With each of those posts, the rescue or the shelter is asking for something. Normally they need an adopter, a foster, money for medical care and needs, transport, a volunteer, or donations of items like blankets, crates or other pet related item. A lot of these rescues require group participation, even if some people won't ever physically meet that animal.
Are you considering adding a pet to your household? If so, please consider adopting or fostering a senior pet from your local shelter or rescue. We here at Leave No Paws Behind are an all foster based rescue, specializing in seniors and animals with special medical needs. We love our seniors, and currently have over 50 rescues living with our foster network. Why do we think seniors are so great? We put this post together to share exactly why we think older pets are AMAZING!