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Urgent shelter closing

HelenNutmeg
February 11th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Subject: URGENT! West Virginia USA SHELTER CLOSING, NO FUNDING, NO HELP...113 DOGS AND 22
CATS. ONE PERSON WITH A BROKEN ANKLE TAKING CARE OF ALL:(

Subject: Need Placement Help
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 08:52:22 -0500

After two years of no volunteers, no funding, dumb ass
government officials both local and state and just sheer
exhaustion of the massive number of strays and drop offs
I am admitting defeat and closing the only no kill
shelter in the area.

It is with the deepest regrets that I can not make this
work for the animals and heaviness of heart that I send
this email asking (begging) for help placing my dogs.
I am overcrowded, overworked and working with a handicap
of a cast right now. I am the only feeding, watering cleaning
person who takes care of 113 dogs and 22 cats and I can not
keep doing this. What used to take 6 hours per day to complete
now takes me 8 because of the broken ankle. I have a water leak
that I can not afford to have fixed so I am carrying 36
water jugs to the shelter every day to water the dogs and
cats and also having to carry coal and wood to heat the building.

I have worked with all the disadvantages that have been
thrown at me for
over 2 years now but I am now financially, emotionally,
physically and
mentally drained and I cannot just leave these dogs to
starve in the
building but right now I can not afford to feed them and
care for them. I am
in debt big time where I have borrowed money for food and
vet bills and I
have to acknowledge my limitations. My personal bills are
all overdue and
I am raising 3 granddaughters that have suffered the
consequences of pouring
every available minute and dollar into this rescue that
seems to always demand more than I have.

If I turn them over to the local pounds they will be
euthanized and in Logan county they still use the gas
chamber. I can not bear to think of them being
put down and I will do what I can to keep them from going
to the pounds for
as long as I can but it would be more humane to put them
down than to let them starve.

I have contacted many of the organizations that are
supposed to be serious
about helping animals, AHS, HSUS, PETA etc who has many
suggestions about
raising money and gives advice on spay and neuter but if
you work rescue you
understand that does not feed or help the immediate need.

If you have any contacts that can help me move these dogs
to safety where
they do not have to be euthanized please contact me I know
I can only hold
out a few more days and desperately need to get these guys
somewhere safe.

Please contact any rescues or avenues of placement you may
have and help me get these dogs moved.

Trish Bragg
Operations Director
SHARE Rescue - Dogs and cats should not be just a number
but a paw print on someones heart.
304-369-5751
304-369-SAVE
304-546-3916
trishbragg@4sharein c.com
http://www.4sharein c.com/
Spay and Neuter it saves lives!

http://www.4shareinc.com/id2.html

the gang
February 11th, 2010, 03:26 PM
omgod this is very sad news:cry: brenda and the pins

HelenNutmeg
February 11th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Ruth is taking the minpin I think

the gang
February 11th, 2010, 04:23 PM
oh thats good, this is not you that is closing is it

HelenNutmeg
February 11th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Oh gosh no.. this is in WV..