officials have been overwhelmed by the support of the community that has rallied behind 25 dogs that were among nearly 400 canines home.
The Fenton shelter took in 25 dogs Wednesday that were covered in “eight inches of dreadlocked poo,” said Adopt-A-Pet office manager Diana Gale.
The dogs were cleaned up, several by Puppy Suds of Linden, which donated its services to help out. Gale said some dogs had to be shaved down to the skin. Gale said Adopt-A-Pet has received hundreds of emails and calls from people looking to help out.
“The outpouring of support is amazing,” Gale said. “People have been coming from everywhere to help out, adopt and just love on.”
She also said most of the dogs have found foster homes and are awaiting medical care. Gale said about six dogs have been adopted into permanent homes.
“They have the sweetest temperament,” Gale said. “Some are shy, but they are adorable and very sweet and they just want to be loved.”
While many dogs are in foster homes, Adopt-A-Pet is still responsible for all of their food and supplies and are in need of donations.
They made the following suggestions for those looking to help out.
- Bleach drives - ask each person in your neighborhood to donate some bleach (the big 3 packs at Sam's or Costco are around $7)
- Paper towel drives - have a girl scout or boy scout troop go to Wal-Mart or Target and sit out front with signs asking for donations. (you need to call the store first and set it up with them)
- Pet Store Gift cards - some need different foods so the gift cards are the best bet.
- Make some soft toys so they can learn how to play.
- Have a party where everyone brings a monetary donation to sponsor one of the mill dogs medical bills.
- Ask your place of business if they would be willing to donate or sponsor the medical on one dog (medical will be from $250 - $400 depending on the dog).
- Fill a van with supplies - go around to neighbors and fill your van up with blankets, toys, collars, leashes, bleach, spray bottles, garbage bags (all sizes), etc
You can contact Adopt-A-Pet at 810-629-0723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.