Our Address In Sioux Falls:
Almost Home Dog Rescue
PO Box 129 Madison, SD 57042
Almost Home Dog Rescue is Incorporated and 501c3 Non-Profit.
We are honored to announce that our community outreach spay / neuter program has been awarded a grant from the The Effie C Skaarud Animal Welfare and Appreciation Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
This grant will be used to spay and neuter pets belonging to low income pet-owners who could not otherwise afford the procedure and consequently would have a greater potential to contribute to the unwanted pet population. Last year, primarily through this grant, we were able to prevent the birth of 6585 unwanted puppies and kittens.
If you know anyone who needs assistance with spay/neuter costs, please have them contact us for an application.
Almost Home would like to thank the
Jason Debus Heigl Foundation
for their generosity!
The foundation is sponsoring our new arrivals from puppymills. 6 out of 7 of these dogs are pregnant and need extensive medical care and high quality food. We are incredibly honored to receive this donation and also would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Nancy Heigl and her support of our efforts rescuing puppy mill dogs. Here are the dogs that are being sponsored:
We have new adoptables! Check them out here: Link
We have exciting news! A generous donor helped us purchase a new cargo van to transport dogs when doing large scale rescues! YAHOOO! We desperately needed a good, reliable, large vehicle to rescue dogs.
Update on Angel she is now healthy and has a new home on April 03rd..
Angel was rescued on 2/25/10 during a puppymill rescue- 17 dogs were saved that day. Angel is 12 weeks old and weighs a mere 1 pound 3 ounces; she is emaciated and malnourished.
Angel was diagnosed with pneumonia, dehydration and malnutrition.
Angel was cared for throughout the night and had a seizure early in the morning. Again, we rushed her to the vet where she was put in an incubator and given fluids and intensive care. Angel was near death. Later that day Angel suprised all of us by improving and becoming more alert! She was sent home on a strict feeding schedule; Angel must be handfed every 2-3 hours and have a heating pad available at all times to keep her body temperature up.
Poor little Angel is full of parasites. She has giardia, coccidia and roundworms. No wonder this precious little girl is so sick!
We are doing thisfundraiser to offset her medical and food bills.
Click on her picture to donate towards her care.
Placing Dogs On The Road To Recovery
It took a caravan and dozens of kennels. Hearts United for Animals made its largest rescue ever when it took in 106 dogs from eight breeders in Nebraska late last week.
Now Julie Lavin of Almost Home Canine Rescue in Madison is helping lead 27 of them down the road to recovery.
The Problem in General
Over $2 billion is spent annually by local governments to shelter and ultimately destroy 8-10 million adoptable cats and dogs because of a shortage of homes. Source: Business Wire Features 2/16/99
7 dogs and cats are born every day for each person born in the United States; only 1 in 5 puppies and kittens stay in their original home for his/her natural lifetime; the other 4 are abandoned to the streets or end up at a shelter. Source: The Humane Society of the United States.
An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per years, with 2.8 surviving kittens per year can total 11,606,077 cats in only 9 years. Source: Spay USA
An unspayed female dog, her mate and all of their puppies, if none are ever neutered or spayed, add up to 67,000 dogs in 6 years. Source: Spay USA
Approximately 25% of the animals in shelters are purebred. Source: The Fund for Animals -- Kim Sturla
The public acquires only 14% of its pets from shelters; 48% get their pets as strays, from friends, from animal rescuers, 38% get their pets from breeders or pet stores. Source: The Humane Society of the United States.
Only 42% of cat owners and 39% of dog owners are aware of the pet-overpopulation problem. Source: Massachusetts SPCA survey 1993
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Spay and Neuter your pet which is the true meaning of responsible pet ownership and love; sterilizing your pets prevents the birth of more homeless animals.
Adopt a homeless pet.
Spay or neuter a local stray.
Tell others the good reasons to spay and neuter pets.
DO NOT, under any circumstances, buy a dog in a petstore. Here is why: http://www.prisonersofgreed.org/
Make an appointment with your veterinarian to spay or neuter your pet today.
Your spayed or neutered pet will be happier and healthier:
Neutered pets can't develop testicular tumors, the second most common malignancy in males, and have a lower incidence of prostate cancer, which is better for your pet and means lower medical bills.
Spayed females typically stay healthier and live longer. They have a lower incidence of mammary tumors and no uterine or ovarian cancers, which is better for your pet and means lower medical bills.
Neutered/spayed pets are less aggressive, less likely to fight, and less likely to bite, as documented in studies.
Neutered/spayed pets (especially males) are less territorial and less likely to roam. Research indicates that 80% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered males.
Neutered pets are less likely to mark furniture and rugs with urine.
Spayed females will not have heat cycles that soil rugs and furniture and usually shed less fur.
Sterilization does not change the pet's personality or cause weight gain.
Removing the urge to mate focuses more of a pet's attention on the caregiver, aiding in training. Sterilized pets behave better.
Sources: American Humane Association, Humane Society of the United States, Cornell University's DogWatch
PLEASE DONATE YOUR ALUMINUM CANS
your cans at Lake Vet Clinic in Madison. A kennel is outside
the clinic, just drop your bags inside the kennel.
PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO FUND OUR SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM
TO REDUCE THE PET OVERPOPLATION CRISIS!
UNTIL THERE ARE NONE