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Category: Animal Rescue (page 2 of 2)

Spring Cleaning at the Shelter

spring cleaning

Next Saturday! Spring cleaning will be taking place at the Edgewater Animal Shelter, they will be closed for the day. Volunteers are needed and supplies! If you can help they need:

Scrub brushes
Large trash bags
Small trash bags
Sponge mops
Pine Sol
Magic erase pads
Professional mop buckets

Donations of any kind are always welcome!



Do You Rescue?


rescue 2 If you have ever read this blog you know I am a huge proponent of rescue. Adopt a dog, a cat or ten. I have four animals in my house that are rescued for one reason or another. Three from shelters one from a friend who had too many cats. The two idiot dogs in the photos above are my current mutts. One was a rescue reject had been returned to the shelter twice because he was out of control. He was “untrainable.” Guess what, I trained him, he is still a pain in the ass but he is trained an an awesome dog. The other was 2 days from being euthanized. My kind-hearted daughter dragged me 60 miles away to adopt her after seeing her on the Internet.

Things to remember if you choose to adopt a dog, they will not be perfect the minute you bring them home, They might have never been in a house, had regular food, a good place to sleep, the list is long. A shelter is a scary place, when you adopt a dog from a shelter, they were probably depressed, scared, living in a cage. Be patient. Don’t give up.

My big dog Boss ran away every time he saw a chance to get out the door, my son and his friend spent many days hunting him down. He drove us crazy. Three years later, we leave the door open and he looks at us, thinks about it and does not run. It takes time.

Every good relationship takes time. We adopted Kahlua, LuLu as we call her from the Orange County Animal Shelter. She appeared to have no personality, no one was going to adopt her. She was one of many dogs in a long row of cages. Something in her eyes spoke to us and we brought her home. After a few says with the Bossman it was clear she had a personality. She was truly the perfect rescue, perfectly trained and wonderful.That never happens, but sometimes it does.

So I have had both, the plug and play dog and the OMG Shoot me dog,…I love them both. I urge you to skip the pet store and the breeder and go for that not so pretty dog, that really I have to train you dog. That dog (or cat) that will really appreciate another chance, It may take some time and some love but it will be so worth it.

Edgewater Animal Shelter

As of 12/31/2015, Volusia Society for Aid to Animals’ contract with the Edgewater Animal Shelter was terminated. In an effort to clear up any misconceptions on what is happening with the shelter here are the facts:
  1. VSAA was the monetary sponsor for the shelter, that relationship has ended. They are seeking a new non-profit to provide financial support, In the meantime, a private company has taken over
  2. The City of Edgewater is not taking back the shelter, it will still be privately managed
  3. It will remain at the current location 605 Mango Tree Drive, Edgewater, FL
  4. All the animals are still there and awaiting adoption
  5. The hours are the same, and they are planning on expanding the veterinary hours. 
  6. They will continue to be a “low kill” shelter, they only euthanize animals in extreme circumstances
If you feel so inclined they could use some things. They are in desperate need of Clay and Scoopable Cat Litter. They always need cat and dog food, both dry and wet. They are open today until 4:00 pm. 
If you have questions you an reach them at:
605 Mango Tree Drive
Edgewater, Fl 32141

Thank you and please adopt whenever possible! 

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