Thursday, September 8, 2011

Urgent! Dogs in Danger!

Are you interested in adopting a dog? If so, please check Dogs in Danger. The dogs on this website have been placed on urgent status; they don't have much time left unless someone adopts them. Not all death-row dogs are listed; the listings depend on shelter participation.

There's more than one way to search the site. One option is to select a breed, type in your ZIP code, and choose a radius.

I always conduct my search by pulling up my state in the dropdown menu. That gives me all the listings from participating shelters in my state.

If you look on Petfinder, you'll see some pets designated as urgent. This usually means they've been there a long time and the shelter needs to make room for newcomers. Unfortunately, Petfinder doesn't have an "urgent" filter, but there are several ways to search, and if your search yields any urgent pets, they'll say "urgent," "emergency," or something similar.

While I'm on the subject of pets in dire straits, here is a page from some people looking for their dog. Ursula is a missing great dane/bullmastiff mix from Mayville, Michigan. Mayville is located in the Thumb, but Ursula could be anywhere by now. She disappeared in May, and her owners are desperate to find her. The page is public, so you don't need a Facebook account to be able to see it. If you think you've seen Ursula, please contact her owners with the information.

If you decide to adopt a pet, please don't forget to check for those with an urgent status. It could make all the difference in the world.

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This post is part of Alphabe-Thursday.

9 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

It's so sad that there are so many unwanted animals out there. If only people would spay and neuter we might get a handle on the pet population. My dog and all my cats are rescues. I have two more ferals living in my backyard that I need to catch and have fixed. It's hard to keep up and I'm spending a small fortune, but I'll continue as long as I can afford to do so. I just get so mad at people that aren't responsible pet owners.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

My cats have all been rescued and neutered/spayed -- Oliver is an indoor cat and is neutered (but don't tell him!!) Animal Control picked up a dog on my street a couple of days ago -- no collar on him. I hope he gets adopted!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I can't even look at them, it makes me too sad....

Lisa H. said...

All of our pets have been rescues. It has been a "win win" situation for all of us.

Don't buy your pet. Save one instead.

Judie said...

We adopted our Mulligan a couple of years ago. He is the sweetest boy! He sleeps right beside me at night. I would adopt another one, but we also have Lizzie, and my house is only big enough for two dogs, and us of course!!

storybeader said...

I recently brought a dog home that I found dropped off in the park, near where I work. I hate when people do that! Now he has a good home. {:-Deb

myorii said...

It's so sad to see so many unwanted dogs that are in danger of be put down. I really wish we could adopt one but it's just not possible for us. I can pass this on to friends and family though. Hopefully someone will find a good home for one of these poor doggies...

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That is sad...

Jenny said...

My daughter is very active with abandoned dogs. She raises money each year for the cause. It is so sad that people just discard a pet for any reason.

There should be a test before people can have a baby or get a pet.

Thanks for the thoughtful and thought provoking link.

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