DCAWS Adoption Event January 17 2015

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DCAWS Adoption Event January 17 2015
Featuring Dogs: Tate, Jerry, Edna and Maddie

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2014 Statistics

2013 STATISTICS
DENT COUNTY ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY

Cats brought in by the city: 185
Cats received from public or born: 187
Total Cats: 372

Dogs brought in by the city: 159
Dogs brought in by public or born: 407
Total Dogs: 566

Total Intake: 938

Cat Adoptions: 215
Cat RTO: 6
Total cat placement: 221

Dog Adoptions: 506
Dog RTO: 63
Total Dog placement:569

Total Placement: 790
Total RTO: 69

Missing, lost or stolen: 11 cats and 3 dogs. Cats escaped during move and after from new cattery, which since has been made secure.

Euthanized: 4 dogs and 17 cats. 2 of the 4 dogs were elderly and in poor condition and 2 made vicious attacks on other dogs who were badly injured but not killed. All of the kittens
and cats had incurable disorders,the most prevalent being FIP.

Died: 6 dogs and 30 cats, nearly all of which were neonates with failure to thrive. It was a
terrible year for large intake of cats who were sickly and/or had never had vet care.

Average monthly cat population: 72
Average monthly dog population: 55
Total monthly population: 127

Total intake was 22 less than last year. Intake contains a degree of estimate as we do not always have information on the kittens born in foster care and are never at the shelter.

Placement rate (Based on same number): 91%.

Euthanasia rate (Based on viable intake): 2%

Other deaths: 4%

Intake started out moderately, then grossly increased from July through October, largely due to cats, pregnant cats, motherless kittens and kittens born to the pregnant cats. We saw a huge number of cats in poor condition and there have been quite a few with FIV and FIP. What would help most is for the feral cat colonies within the city limits to be totally banished as that is where 99% of this is coming from. Help is needed in placement of FIV cats and feral cats. We had an excellent year for placement of long-term pets, especially dogs with approximately 20 being placed that had been at the shelter six months or more, some as long as several years with Maddie being the one there the longest.
Spay-neuter funding would be a tremendous help with general population. We had a very good year. November and December were especially heartwarming with large amount of adoptions and very wonderful support, both moral and financial. The new shelter is terrific and we are always finding ways to improve how we do things. The relationship with the city is good. We have the best volunteers on the face of the earth. We are truly blessed.

DCAWS Featured Dog: Duke

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Please say Hello to Duke. Duke was another long time resident, who recently resides in foster care with one of our volunteers Joe Rap. After spending about a year in our shelter, Duke is being trained to understand basic commands by his foster dad. Through “clicker training” Duke now knows the basic commands of “sit, stay, down, give paw and come”. Duke is EXCELLENT in his crate, he makes NO messes and does not harm himself, NO separation anxiety. Duke has learned how to use a doggie door to go outside on his own and come back into the house. Duke really enjoys the company of his foster dad’s dog and would do well in a home with another dog that would accept him as his foster dad’s dog has done towards him. His foster dad also believes Duke would also excel as the lone dog in the family as he would get all the attention. In his current foster care, Duke resides with NO cats, so we are not sure how Duke will respond to cats. Duke can be cat-tested at Petsmart. Duke, is another dog that does not show well at adoption events due to his timid and shy nature, but he has been doing better lately at adoption events. Duke is gaining self-confidence every day in foster care. His foster dad says Duke is making great strides in his development and is ready to find his “forever home” preferably with children. Thank You!
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DCAWS Featured Dog: Maddie

Video Featuring Dog: Maddie

Say Hello to Maddie, she is the “longest active resident” at the DCAWS shelter. She has been doing GREAT at the last two adoption events she has attended. She has been getting some good looks, but still no one has stepped up for her. Please read her bio in the video, perhaps YOU are the one that can SAVE her and give her the chance of home life. PLEASE everyone continue to share her across social media so she can remove her tag as the “longest active resident”. Thank You!
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DCAWS Featured Dog: Ethel

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Ethel is a SWEET Senior Dog! Still looking For her “Saving Angel” to rescue her from a life time living at the shelter. Although Ethel is by no means young, she still has a zest for life. Due to an incident in Saint Louis at Petsmart during an adoption event, Ethel is no longer able to attend adoption events and along with her age it is going to be difficult to adopt her out. She can still be requested to come to Saint Louis for a “meet and greet” but it can not be at an adoption event.Ethel does NOT deserve to live her final years at the shelter, even thou she is greatly loved and cared for by DCAWS staff and volunteers, she would greatly appreciate someone to allow her to experience home life for her final years. Perhaps a retired couple looking for a furry companion to be part of their lives would consider this SWEET senior dog. PLEASE everyone share her across social media, lets help this SWEET girl!
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DCAWS Featured Dog: PupPup

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PupPup is a Playful Silly girl with a lots of energy. PupPup just really likes to have a FUN time. The best ideal home would be if she is the ONLY dog. Currently she is in a kennel by herself because she does not do well with other dogs. However, with the proper and skilled training there is a chance she would adjust to other dogs. She definitely DESERVES to be looked at just on her silly playful nature alone.
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THANK YOU :-)
Video & Comments made by volunteer Joe R