Pet Rescue Opportunity At Telluride Library August 31
[click “Play” to listen to Kelly Goodin speak about Second Chance]
Second Chance offers top of the line rescue initiatives – a shelter in Ridgway, foster care, help for families who can no longer care for pets, outreach for prevention and education, including financial assistance for spay/neuter – for dogs and cats at the end of their rope.
Second Chance Humane Society together with the Pagosa Springs Humane Society brought 100 dogs and cats from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. All the rescued pets were placed into foster homes and some, including a dog initially placed in a Telluride home, were reunited with their original pet parents.
In the best of all possible worlds, we learn from our mistakes:The tragedy of so many pets being separated from their homes is something that the Humane Society of the United States and other animal-centric organizations are working hard to prevent from ever happening again. The mission of Second Chance includes promoting the human-animal bond, imperative for insuring that pets are recognized as family members and need to be treated as such – and not just by pet parents, but also by entities such as FEMA. The trauma of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina was significantly compounded by families having to abandon their beloved animals.
Starting at noon on Monday, August 31, Second Chance Humane Society sets up camp at the Wilkinson Public Library with a pet mobile filled with adoptable dogs and cats. An information table, pet schwag and pet films are in the Program Room, where, at 5:30 p.m. guests can hear locals Alfredo Lopez and Nancy Landau tell their Katrina rescue story.
The all-day program culminates with a screening of the award-winning documentary “An American Opera,” 6 p.m. Filmmaker Tom McPhee is in town for the event.
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