Update: As of Sept. 13th 6pm, all of the dogs, including Sarabi and Crimson who are pictured, have either found rescues to take them in or adopters to take them home. All of the cats, including Rachel who is pictured, have found rescues or adopters. Through the power of social networking, the word spread fast and furious about 81 animals needing saving from euthanization. It is, however, unfortunate that this shelter needs to close its doors leaving countless numbers of future homeless animals with no place to go.
The Humane Society of Putnam County in Greencastle, IN is being forced to shut their doors due to a lack of funding. They are currently housing 30 dogs and 51 cats that need to find homes by the end of the month. They are a private, non-profit organization that relies heavily on donations and volunteers. Like most shelters who open their doors to unwanted, unloved and homeless animals, they are full. And like most shelters, they struggle to stay open.
Now the time has come where the Humane Society of Putnam County can no longer stay open. Unfortunately for the unsuspecting animals, their fate now lies in the hands of the community. This shelter has been ordered to euthanize any animal that does not find a foster, adopter or rescue by September 30th. The only thing these dogs and cats are guilty of is being born. And being born into a struggling economy. Because man has dug himself such a deep debt, millions of animals around the country are dying and now 81 more will be added to that list unless caring, giving and warm individuals step up to save them.
Meet Sarabi, a beautiful, young Labrador Retriever/Pointer mix who came into the shelter by way of animal control with her three siblings. She is timid and probably has not had much contact with people but is the more outgoing of the four. Sarabi is loving and huggable and just looking for her furever home with someone who can show her what it means to be loved.
Meet Rachel, an adult, very friendly calico cat who came into the shelter as a stray after having kittens. She is remarkably calm and would make the perfect lap cat. Rachel loves attention and is just waiting for her furever home to cuddle up on someone’s lap.
Meet Crimson, an adorable, adult Pit Bull Terrier who came into the shelter after being abandoned. She is an active, confident little girl who loves people. She will require lots of exercise and some obedience training but would make someone a very happy companion. Crimson is picky around other dogs but has proven she can make fast friends.
To see more of the animals, please visit http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=IN146&status=A&animal&preview=1
To foster, adopt or rescue any of the shelter’s animals, please call 765-653-5739 or email email@example.com. Time is of the essence.