Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento

by Good Sense Dogs
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Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Help the most under-served pets in Sacramento
Jack the pup
Jack the pup

What a summer its been!  With the double "whammy" of animal services still being slow to recover from covid closures, and the worst summer heat on record, we have been in full blown emergency rescue mode most of the summer.

Just this month we have seen two of the most extreme cases of rescue we have ever encountered.  Jack is a little Jack Russell mix that had been left outside on the porch for the entire week of the most exteme heat Sacramento has ever seen.  Every day neighbors were heartbroken to hear him crying on the porch alone.  Finally, a neighbor and Good Sense Dogs supporter, intervened and asked the owners about the dog.  They were happy to surrender him to our care.  He was so thirsty we wondered if he'd ever be satiated.  He was so thankful for rescue he jumped and barked, though his barks were muffled and scratchy due to his dehydration.  Jack is now in a loving foster home and is hoping to find his forever home soon.

Lefty is a young kitten found in a field, nearly dead, in the middle of the heat of the day.  It was clear he hadn't had food or water in a very long time.  He barely moved.  When brought to us we felt he may not even make it through the hour.  He did!  And then through the night...and then through the next days.   Lefty is clearly a fighter, and we are fighting for him.  He is receiving the highest level of nutritian and nutured constantly.  We are still not out of the woods with Lefty, but every day we have more hope.

Its because of supporters like you that we are able to help animals in extreme need like Jack and Lefty.  You help us help others!  Thank you!

Lefty day 1, Day 5 and Day 10
Lefty day 1, Day 5 and Day 10

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Kittens ready for their new forever homes
Kittens ready for their new forever homes

As we look forward into the coming months, we see what is likely to be an overwhelming kitten season, more pet owners in need of assistance and resources, and more pets and owners without housing.  But we are not without hope.  Because of donors like you, and sponsors yet to come, we know we will be able to assist and be there when we are most needed.  

This Saturday will be our now annual kitten adoption event.  We expect to find many great homes for kittens, as well as continue to bring awareness to the importance of spay and neuter.  

We also continue to offer our training services to turn rescue dogs into service dogs.  Carter was from a huge litter of shepherd mixed puppies we rescued last winter.  Because of his even temperment and trainability he was retained by our training department and is now matched with a potential human partner.  Every day Carter is mlearning new skills and we hope by next winter he will be assisting his human in her adult life.

We appreicate your support and promise to continue to help the most underserved and at risk pets and pet owners in our region.

YOU HELP US HELP OTHERS!

Carter works on public access
Carter works on public access
an armful of babies
an armful of babies

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Piglet the one eyed chihuahua
Piglet the one eyed chihuahua

As we enter our sixth year of helping the most under-served owners and pets of Sacramento, we find outselves being called to help more than ever.  More people are finding themselves in desperate situations, and are being forced to make hard decisions about their pets.  More owners are in need of basic supplies and vet services.  Twice in the last two weeks alone we have been called upon by our local partnered vet to intake dogs that had been left behind by owners.  

One teeny tiny chihuahua had been left at the vet with a protruding eye.The vet removed the eye (as well as many teeth from this senior little man) and asked us to find a forever home that could care for his special needs.  Fortuately we found just the right home and he will be headed to it this weekend.

We are also currently fostering underage puppies until they are old enough for adoption in February,  We interevened when an owner was trying to give them away online for free (far too young for adoption).  When asked if the pups could stay with their mom a little longer, he replied he was keeping them outdoors and was fearful a bear would get to them as he lived quite rurally.  They are now being cared for in four different foster homes and thriving!  They will be available for adoption the middle of February.

Thank you all for your support.  We would not be able to continue to help any of these animals without your support. 

You help us help others!

Marmalade, one of the tiny pups
Marmalade, one of the tiny pups
Violet, another dog we took from the vet
Violet, another dog we took from the vet
Jessa..still looking for a home
Jessa..still looking for a home

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Tess...one of the puppies found abandoned
Tess...one of the puppies found abandoned

Hello wonderful supporters-

 

What a wild year!  Our rescue numbers have doubled since last year, and the year isn't even over yet.  

Covid-19 has caused such a trickle down affect around the world, in so many ways.  One way has been because of the large amount of spay and neuter clinic closures (particularly low cost ones), many people have not been able to get their animals altered.  That has meant more animals breeding.  Which of course means more unwanted animals that need to find homes.  Even our organization has struggled to get timely appointments for the animals in our care.

We are now able to house even more animals, and yet we still have to say no every day to low income and at risk groups of pet owners who have found themselves with surpise litters of babies, or can simply no longer care for their pet.  Our work is never done.

Having siad that, we absolutely know we are impactful and helping people and pets daily in our community.  Recently we were able to take in three puppies that were abandoned in a homeless encampment, four adult cats from a hoarding case, and a small dog with a terrible skin condition that had been owned by a severly mentally ill man who had, sadly, neglected her care for far too long.

Because of your support, we are making a difference.

Thank you!

Ajax...a kitty from a group of 50.  We took in 4
Ajax...a kitty from a group of 50. We took in 4
Mila...a rescue with a terrible skin condition
Mila...a rescue with a terrible skin condition

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our new cattery
our new cattery

Hello Animal Heroes

What an exciting time for our organization!  We are near completion of our office and dog facility, and have launched our cattery.  We marked the grand opening of our cattery with a kitten yoga fundraiser and adoption event.  Can you believe we adopted out 25 kittens and one mama cat at the event.  We are still over the moon about that,  

We continue our efforts of helping the most underserved pet owners by reaching out to the people of Lake County.  We have recently taken in more than twenty animals from families who are finding themselves without resurces, and have reached out for our help.  And of course, as always, we are assisting those in need with pet supplies and food, as well as spay and neuter services.

Wew are so appreciative of your assistance and support.  Let's keep up the good work.  

YOU HELP US HELP OTHERS!

Happy adopter from our kitten adoption event
Happy adopter from our kitten adoption event
Pumpkinhead hangs out in the new cattery
Pumpkinhead hangs out in the new cattery

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