Meeting reminder for Pet Team. Please join us in planning for Paws For A Cause Fundraiser.
Pet Capture/Contain Kits were given to those present. The Capture Kit contains a slip leash, doggy bags, cat food, step by step guide on how to contain/report a Found Pet, Pet Team contact list, Pet Tag Postcards to give to pet owners whose pet goes missing without tags, as well as a summary of PetWatch programs. I will be adding a step by step guide on how to find/report a lost pet along with a brochure version PetWatch programs to this kit. We are being very cost sensitive since our funds are somewhat limited at this point. We would like to also create a Foster Kit that we could give to residents who foster lost or found pets in the neighborhood. The main thing that we need to focus on is getting more supplier sponsorships so that we can provide Pet Team volunteers with the tools necessary to contain and foster pets in OLH. Also, we believe we should add Pet Business Sponsorship Levels to the website to help with our efforts.
Currently, OLHNA PetWatch has fostered 15 dogs. 3 of the found dogs that were temporarily fostered were reunited with their owners (2 within the neighborhood, 1 outside the neighborhood) 7 dogs have been adopted, (1 was adopted in NYC, 2 puppies were adopted in the neighborhood, 3 dogs were adopted outside the neighborhood). 1 foster was transported to another foster in another city, 1 foster was transferred to another foster in another neighborhood (adoption status is unknown) 2 puppies are pending adoption, and 1 dog is under foster care inside the neighborhood until recovered from surgery, then he will be placed in foster care outside the neighborhood. We have been busy!! Thank you for everyone who supports our efforts. It takes a village!
4/22/17- Thanks to all who showed up to the OLH Spring Meeting on 4/20! The PetWatch Team is excited you stopped by our booth. We have more Discounted Pet Tags for sale.
About 6 weeks a ago, there was a mama and her 4 pups, they were owner surrendered at Dallas Animal Shelter. Because the shelter was full, they were about to be euthanized, if a foster did not intervene. Luckily, Amelia Cardenas, an OLH resident, offered her home to the family. Things were going great until the puppies start to have symptoms that indicated they might have parvo. This is a virus that is common in small puppies who are around other dogs that are not vaccinated. It is a very contagious illness and can be deadly for newborns even with early treatment. Unfortunately, one of the 4 puppies past away. The remaining 3 puppies survived and are happy and healthy. The mom has been adopted by a family in New York and almost all of the puppies have either been adopted or are in the process of being adopted. Amelia is adopting one for herself and a neighbor a few streets over has adopted the 2nd puppy. We are so happy that this story has such a happy ending and that Amelia is our neighbor.