Shelter dogs aren’t broken. They’ve simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write. The ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity a shelter dog. Adopt one. Be proud to have their greatness by your side.
Every year over 8 million dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the United States. These animals are perfectly healthy, adoptable and ideal pets for someone but for one reason or another, they find themselves abandoned and at the mercy of the animal shelter system.
They have little hope of getting out of the kill shelter alive. Their hopes lie only in two significant areas. Either they are adopted straight out by a wonderful person who goes to the shelter to adopt their next pet or they are rescued by one of the hundreds of thousands of shelter animal rescuers who work tirelessly to save as many as they can.
This site is dedicated to those kill shelter animal rescuers.
Here you will learn what it means to be a shelter animal rescuer. From their own words, you will share their experiences and understand why they do what they do. Their stories will show how utterly heartbreaking animal rescue is when it fails while at the same time how miraculously exhilarating it is when a rescue succeeds. You will learn how no dog lost is ever forgotten and did not die unloved. For we love them all even if we cannot save them all.
You will also learn here why there are so many animals sitting on death row in kill shelters across America. You will also hear rescuers ideas about what can be done to stop the killing. There will no pulled punches on this site and the pictures and details may be graphic and upsetting. Upsetting our readers is exactly what we hope to accomplish.
Every shelter animal rescuer will tell you that they have a dream of one day becoming obsolete. That will never happen until the killing has stopped.
Welcome to My World–The Pain and Heartache of Rescue
Just One Dog–The Story of Stanley