July Shelter News

Hi there!

Well they are finally here, the dog days of summer!

thumbnail_Dog-days-of-summer-clipartPlease make sure all your pets have adequate shelter and water, and don’t leave them in your car. Even with the a/c running we have seen reports of animals in distress if they are in there too long. Don’t take them out on asphalt or concrete either; keep them on grass. Their pads can easily burn.

thumbnail_b809ff_334e000bf736473b94da42dad35f9aed_mv2The shelter dogs are taking it easy this week; it is just too darn hot for most of them. We keep fans on for air circulation and have two portable a/c units for the isolation room and the puppy room, but the humidity is very bad in the main kennel. A summer project that is ongoing now is a new roof/insulation over the puppy room.

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The shelter is an older building with additions from various years; many of the rooms don’t have proper insulation so bit by bit we try to improve things as we can. This project will help the puppy room year ’round!

And speaking of puppies, we have had a number of litters this spring and summer. Currently there are some adorable ones in a foster home; they can be seen in the poster below and on the website. The “A” litter of 5 were born here, and their mom Fantasy is also pictured. Their father is an unknown.

thumbnail_dogposterpaper4The 3 “B” littermates just arrived from a puppy mill. They appear to be a Cattle Dog/Heeler mix. They too are on the poster and website. This past year we have been working closely with a group from Ohio that rescues dogs and pups from puppy mills there. The adult dogs can either be breeders that have become too old, needed medical care or are just no longer useful while the pups were ones that didn’t sell while still at the very young stage. These dogs and pups are usually just destroyed by whomever had them, but luckily The Puppy Mill Rescue Team along with local veterinarians are getting the breeders to turn over these dogs. Once they receive medical care they are sent out to rescues like us where they sometimes are readily adoptable, but more often than not require weeks to months of foster care to get them used to living in a home environment. NCCR is currently looking for more foster homes to help with these Puppy Mill dogs and pups. We supply the food, vetting and anything that is needed for basic care. Please realize, they are often traumatized, become frozen statues when touched, need to learn housebreaking, and can be just afraid of so many things, because so many things are new to them. If you think you can supply the love, patience, and guidance to help these dogs go online to fill out an application to foster. You can read about fostering here http://www.caninerescue.org/foster-homes-needed-for-puppy-mill-dogs/

This coming Saturday July 20th is Open House at the shelter from 1-3pm. We are also currently taking donations for the 7th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale which is held at the shelter July 26th and 27th from 9-4. We are accepting donations 7/19 1-3pm, 7/20 1-5pm, 7/21 11-5pm, 7/22-7/24 from 10am-8pm. Wednesday the 24th is the last day for donations. We are not accepting books, clothing, tvs, electronics or mattresses, but anything that is in good saleable condition is gladly welcomed as it all goes to help the dogs. So clean out your garage, attic, barn or whatever and drop off your donations to the shelter. Then come back on the 26th & 27th and buy stuff to fill up those empty spaces you made!

So far this year 171 dogs and pups have found loving, forever homes. Thank you for adopting, supporting, donating, advertising, hanging up posters or spreading the word about NCCR. Your support makes it all possible!
NCCR Volunteer

NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-PAWS. Many of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org.

NCCR is a New York State Registered Rescue, RR028, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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