DCAWS Adoption Event April 11 2015

DCAWS Says Goodbye to Homer and Brett
DCAWS Adoption Event April 11 2015 featuring Dogs: Hemi, Buster, Sisters Petra & Phoebe

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DCAWS Featured Dog: Doonby

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Doonby was adopted when he was young, his family did not spend a lot of time with him and was returned. Doonby, is now 4 years old and is currently being fostered by one of DCAWS’ best foster dad in Phil Adams. Phil says “Doonby is completely different away from an adoption event’. At adoption events Doonby is very scared and frightened with all the loud noises during an adoption event. He also prefers dogs do not get up into his face. Doonby is a very affection and quiet boy during adoption events and is very well behaved. Phil is an amazing foster dad, as he has brought many of his foster dogs to doggie day care. We are hoping someone out there will take a chance on Doonby and give him as much love as his foster dad Phil has given him. Shy and timid dogs often get overlooked at adoption events. It takes a “special person” to give these type of dogs a chance to succeed and to grow their self-confidence. Can you be that “special person” for Doonby?

Any inquires will be directed to Doonby’s foster dad.

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DCAWS Featured Dog: Prince

Say Hello to DCAWS’ SILLY and PLAYFUL shelter boy Prince. Prince’s mange has been slow to heal but there is improvement. Prince will heal, would do so more quickly if we were able to get out in the sun more, etc. He isn’t contagious at this point. Prince is a MUST-SEE shelter boy. Prince loves to play and every time he sees a person or another dog he runs and gets a toy and starts shaking it, hoping to find some play time. Prince is a TRUE DELIGHT to be around and when you see him in action all you can do is SMILE and LAUGH at him. Truly one of DCAWS’ favorite shelter dog! He can be requested to come to Saint Louis for a visit. Please do more than just “like” this post, Please “SHARE” him so he can find his “forever home” away from the shelter! Thank You ALL

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DCAWS Featured Dog: Mariah

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ATTENTION ALL outdoor enthusiasts! DCAWS has a hiking/walking/running companion for you. Mariah is a BEAUTIFUL Female Treeing Walker Coonhound, with lots of puppy still in her with a high energy level. She is another DCAWS shelter dog that would do BEST as the only pet in the household. She had a opportunity in the past to live with her sister, but she wanted the SOLE attention towards herself from her sister’ owners. Since then, she has been living at the shelter. Mariah needs a patient owner who is willing to give her proper training and care to help her develop into her adult years. Mariah loves to have fun outdoors, but does need some leash training and to be more gentle taking treats from your hand. Mariah just needs someone to give her a chance, can you be her “saving angel”? Mariah is another “risk” dog that will probably not see a St. Louis adoption event. So we need our DCAWS followers to help us SHARE her across social media.
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DCAWS PhotoShoot January 24 2015

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DCAWS PhotoShoot January 24 2015 featuring Dogs:

Savannah, Sissy, Trixie, Claudia, Buster & Henry

Recently we have had some success with our “special needs” shelter dogs in finding their forever homes; dogs like Maddie, PupPup & Jake. Unfortunately there are still several that remain at the shelter and probably more to follow, it is just the nature of the animal rescue world. Some of these “special needs” dogs will not see an adoption event in Saint Louis due to their risk liability, but we do not give up on them and continue to promote in other ways besides actual adoption events. By no means are these dogs bad in nature, they just need someone to give them a chance with special training to overcome some of their issues. As you can see in this video, they do know how to have FUN!!

Please Say Hello to Them and Please SHARE Them!!

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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.