Saturday, July 3, 2010
Shelter Dogs Show Their Colors
We had mutts of every shape and size, from perky little chi-weenie mixes to lumbering Labs and a regal AmStaff with gorgeous tiger-stripe brindle markings. Dogs were kitted out in bandannas, flower leis, and such, all in appropriately patriotic collars. Sponsors walked with us, handing out coupons for custom-painted dog dishware and other tokens.
We urged all the parade-watchers to spay and neuter and make a difference by adopting their next furry friend.
It was a lot of work hauling the dogs to and from the Shelter, and several pooches got a bit hot, but the dogs received as much water as we could provide and a cool kennel after the parade.
Many of our potential clients don't realize that we have lots more than just "Pit Bulls and Black Labs" at the Shelter. And we let people know that we need the public's help in reducing intake numbers by spaying and neutering all their animals.
Photos and artwork by C. Bruhn