Spending an afternoon at the pound....
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4 Years running
One step into endless corridors of wired cages, the sound can be deafening--wildly chaotic.  The barks, the howls, and the endless yipping coming from overcrowded pens is overwhelming.  On any given day, hundreds of paws press against chain-link ...

One step into endless corridors of wired cages, the sound can be deafening--wildly chaotic.  The barks, the howls, and the endless yipping coming from overcrowded pens is overwhelming.  On any given day, hundreds of paws press against chain-link fencing, trying desperately to capture the attention of someone--anyone passing by.  Behind each set of paws, is a set of begging eyes, wanting so desperately to capture yours and to also capture your heart.

Looking into each set of those eyes and making the decision of which ones to save is heartbreaking, for we want to save them all.  We are successful in saving many, but often fall short of reaching a 100% save rate.  We reach those we can, and then push harder to keep trying the next time.

As you exit the building, the chaos quietens down as the doors are shut behind you.  The metallic clank of a lock seems morbidly oppresive and you are almost relieved to be removed from the sadness you are leaving behind.  But nothing stings more than the handfull of panicked last-ditch-effort whimpers that escape with you, delivering one last heart-felt plea...

"Please, pick me..."

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About 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.

The Giles County Humane Association is dedicated to preventing unwanted animals and overpopulation by developing a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program.  Your donations will help us reach out to those in the Community needing assistance to eliminate the number of animals being euthanized in our local pounds.  Please consider making a donation to help make this possible.

On the other hand, if you are interested in Fostering or Adopting one of our rescued animals, or if you would like more information how to get involved with our programs, please contact us at 931-363-5455, or find us on Facebook:  Giles County Humane Association, or visit our website gchumane.webs.com.  You can also visit your local pound to rescue an animal and give it a forever home.

          Your Support is Critical for our Success!

 

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