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Pet Adoption Tips
If you haven’t done so already, get to a vet!
You must have shots and a clean bill of health for your animal. This is a must today. A new family doesn’t want to fall in love with a pet only to suffer the heartbreak of his dying of some common preventable disease. Not to mention if you already have a pet – you don’t want to infect them by association.
Is the animal lost or abandoned?
Place a paid classified ad in your area newspaper. “Your area” is defined as your immediate geographic surroundings, with a total population of at least 100,000. There is usually at least one major newspaper in each area of that size. Your area may be a few square miles in a major city or many square miles in the country.
The pet adoption tips we offer are a set of guidelines to help you find a home for a rescued animal.
If you’ve just rescued a poor little dog or cat… then congratulations!! You are one of the few willing to put yourself out and give him a second chance.
The “humane societies” are filled and will most likely put your rescue “to sleep” (kill him) if you take him there. You must know this already or you wouldn’t be doing this adoption yourself.
If you don’t have much time or a place to keep the animal, board him in a kennel for a couple of weeks until you find him that new home. You can find kennels listed under “Dog Boarding” or “Dog Kennels” in the yellow pages. Visit the kennel first and be sure it is well run; inspect all the dog and cat areas to be sure they look OK. And don’t forget to visit the animal!
Why you must do this yourself. . .
Unfortunately, you can’t just call someone “animal group” and think it will take over your problem. Legitimate organizations have many animals and don’t have the money – or the time either to take an extra one.
Nationally only 5% of all pets given to a shelter are adopted to a new home.
You must decide if your rescue is just “lost” or actually “abandoned. If he looks healthy, happy and fat, place “FOUND” ads in your local newspaper and put up signs on trees and sign posts in the area where you found him. Look through back issues of your local newspapers for “LOST” ads that might fit his description. If he is in poor shape – thin, worn, etc. – he has probably been abandoned. More tips to follow.
DELTA Rescue depends entirely on donations from individuals like yourself. We rescue dogs and cats who are abandoned in the wilderness, left to starve to death. We currently have over 1500 animals at our 115- acre no-kill super sanctuary. Won’t you please join this mission of mercy today. Click here to contribute to DELTA Rescue
Los Angeles, CA — At a time when millions of Americans are drastically tightening their belts to survive the economic downturn, pleas for charitable donations are increasingly going unanswered. But for one group of lost souls, even the smallest donations can mean the difference between life and death. D.E.L.T.A. Rescue (Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals)
They’re the animals domesticated dogs and cats, primarily that have been abandoned to the wilderness, left to their own devices in harsh conditions and unable to fend for themselves. And there’s only one organization in the nation dedicated to finding those abandoned pets and nursing them back to health: D.E.L.T.A. Rescue a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by actor and animal activist Leo Grillo.
The animals’ stories are heartbreaking. Coquetta, a small black-and-white dog, gave birth in the desert hundreds of miles from southern California, only to watch her entire litter die from exposure. Soon after, she was hit by a car and left for dead, her hip and leg shattered. D.E.L.T.A. Rescue found her and brought her to its 115-acre Super Sanctuary, the largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary in the world. There, D.E.L.T.A. veterinarians performed emergency surgery in one of the sanctuary’s two hospitals, and the staff provided the care and love Coquetta seemed never to have known. Today Coquetta is almost fully healed and, in spite of her trials, loves to be around people.
ABOVE PICTURE – BEFORE SURGERY
For every Coquetta, however, there are countless other animals struggling to survive in deserts and forests in which they were never meant to live. Grillo and his organization have been rescuing and caring for such animals since he founded D.E.L.T.A. Rescue in 1979, and in the time since, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue has become a first-responder to disasters and massive rescue situations all over the country. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Grillo’s organization partnered with Feed The Children to get truckloads of dog and cat food to the animals left behind by families fleeing the hurricane. Disaster response teams have also called on D.E.L.T.A. Rescue during Southern California’s devastating wildfires.
But with the nationwide proliferation of smaller animal rescue organizations, Americans are being bombarded with appeals for donations. For D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, that means fewer funds with which to rescue and care for dogs and cats found in the wild.
ABOVE PICTURE – AFTER Surgery at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Super Sanctuary
“D.E.L.T.A. Rescue goes out to where animals are alone and suffering, with absolutely no one else to help them,” Grillo explained. “If D.E.L.T.A. Rescue doesn’t come for them, nobody will. That’s what makes our organization different from virtually every other animal rescue organization out there. It’s why our work — and the continued donations of concerned citizens — are so vitally necessary.”
To learn more about D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, or to make a tax-deductible donation to help the organization continue its work, visit http://www.deltarescue.org or write to D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA, 91209.