First, an update -- 50 cats and dogs were adopted from Pasco County Animal Shelter in Florida over the weekend! While that's definitely good news, they need more help. Pets are still under the threat of euthanization. Consider checking out the shelter if you are looking for a pet. Their website is here.
If you are looking specifically for beagles though, I have two I want to put on your radar. If I could take them both, or even one of them, I would, but I can't. We need to find them homes.
This is Shy:
They both live at Owensboro Humane Society in Kentucky. The good news for Shy and Tina is the shelter is no-kill. The bad news is, it's starting to become their forever home.
In Kentucky, Tennessee, and into Indiana and Ohio, beagles fill the shelters. Why? Many people hunt with beagles. If the dog does not perform the way the hunter wishes, sometimes the hunter gets rid of them.
Bunny Allen, who works with Owensboro Humane Society and runs Carma Poodale.com, says it is very hard to get beagles adopted up there because there are so many, people have lots to choose from! It's sort of like pit bulls and labs in Florida (and other places, from what I understand).
This means we need to cast a wider net. I want to see these two adopted. They are too cute to be stuck in a shelter. They need loving homes and families.
Bunny says both Shy and Tina have sponsors, so their adoption fees are cheap: $40 to adopt Shy and $50 to adopt Tina. It includes spaying, meds and vaccines. PLUS Bunny says she will give six months of food to the adopter.
Please help me find homes for Shy and Tina. Tweet them out, share them on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Google+, email them to friends, whatever it takes. Here is the Petfinder information for each:
Here is video of Shy:
Address: 3101 West Second Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
By the way, if you don't live near Owensboro, it is always possible to find a way to get a pet to you. There are many groups now that help transport pets, even across state lines.