St George Animal Shelter

August 02, 2009
The St George Animal Shelter,

located at 605 E Red Hills Pkwy
St George, UT 84770
(435) 634-5829


is FULL.

The St George Shelter is NOT a no-kill shelter. When they get full...... the unthinkable happens.

PLEASE, if you are considering adopting a dog, head up to the St George Shelter and rescue one of these great dogs. The dogs need your help, and desperately want your love.

12 comments:

Abagale said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Betty

http://smallpet.info

Abagale said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Betty

http://adoptpet.info

Cat said...

Hi Betty! I'm glad that you are visiting often! Thank you. :D

Carol said...

Love the puppy song!

Jess said...

Chances are, if you're on this blog you're either researching adopting a pet, or interested helping out a rescue. When I read the above post about the St George Animal Shelter being FULL I felt compelled to respond here with my story.

I adopted an amazing chow-golden retriever mix from the St George Shelter about two years ago. I chose to go there because, like the post says, it's a kill shelter and I knew the animals there have little chance of surviving past their "kill" date. When I adopted Tasha she immediately became my right-hand lady, riding in my truck and going for hikes and road trips. BUT there were a couple things about my pal that kept her in the pound for a long time: first, at six years old, she was an older gal; most people are looking for puppies when they decide to get a dog. Second, she was overweight, her fur heavily matted, and has really runny eyes - pointing to some serious past neglect. I almost overlooked her for these reasons, but nevertheless took her out on a little trial walk and decided she was the pup for me. $20 and a couple pages of paperwork later, we were on our way home. Now she's the best-behaved, most loving (and lovable) dog I've ever met. She's fit, has a beautiful silky coat, and her teary eyes are no big deal.

So, my message here is this: every dog has problems - from the purebred puppy you purchase from the breeder to the older one you adopt from a pound. It's important to consider that regardless of where you get the animal, you're going to have a project. With that said, I STRONGLY urge everyone interested in adopting a pet to FIRST check into the kill shelters, and not to overlook those furry fellows with some character flaws. Usually it isn't their fault, and with some training and love (or just a good grooming) could be the pal you're looking for.

Happy searching!

-Jess

Cat said...

Thank you SO much for writing your story, Jess! I'm so glad that you and Tasha found each other, and thank you so much for giving her a second chance. YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

I adopted my Shih-tzu/Maltese mix because she was a "throw away"...her previous owner decided one day she didn't want her. It was one of the BEST days of my life and certainly one of the BEST decisions I've ever made. We're glued together and she is my inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Has a Manx tabby cat recently come to the shelter?

Darcy said...

I recently found myself unemployed... and also my 13 year old puppy passed on. I think I should volunteer at the shelter! I really can't bring one home because I lack a yard.

Louis Pratt said...

By chance we stopped and found two beautiful boxer mix puppies, couldn't leave them behind so we adopted both.

Louis Pratt said...

By chance we stopped and found two beautiful boxer mix puppies, couldn't leave them behind so we adopted both.

EVANS FAMILY said...

MY FRIENDS JUST LOST THEIR MINIATURE AMERICAN ESKIMO WHO ANSWERS TO "MIKO". SHE IS VERY SWEET AND HER DOES NOT HAVE TAGS ON. THEY WERE STAYING OFF OF BRIGHAM ROAD IN A CONDO COMPLEX AND SHE GOT SPOOKED AND RAN FROM IN FROM OF THE COMPLEX. THEY ARE PUTTING FLYER OUT IN THE AREA AND HOPE SOMEONE NICE BROUGHT HER IN FROM THE COLD LAST NIGHT. WE HAVE CALLED ALL OF THE SHELTERS, PAWS, AND HAVE PEOPLE OUT LOOKING FOR HER. IF ANYONE HAS TURNED HER IN OR HAS SEEN HER, PLEASE CALL 702-280-6894. 702-715-7889. 435-256-5001....THANK YOU SO MUCH, THE EVANS FAMILY

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