Below is the contents of an addendum to the weekly Adoptions & Newsletter email sent out on 7/14/11.
Hey there volunteers,
Here are a few extra announcements I neglected to include in this past week's newsletter:
• Wonderful News! In four days this week (7/11-7/14), we had 54 volunteer visits to the shelter. That is incredible! For those of you making time for the animals, THANK YOU!!!
• Volunteer Dog Walker Notices:
- Please avoid running the dogs on hot days, as it can become a health hazard for the dogs.
- Be cautious about running with the dogs in general, and be certain that you have complete control of the dog at all times. You are running the dog, the dog should not be running you!
- If your dog starts biting at its leash and does not stop when corrected, return the dog to its kennel immediately. Leash biting may appear playful at first, but it can quickly get out of hand as the dog bites further up the leash towards your hands. A bite incident, even an accidental one, is one of the worst things that can happen for a shelter dog. Please make sure to report leash biting behavior to Animal Advocates John or Lisa so that the behavior can be worked on.
• URGENT! Help Rescue Coda! Coda is a sweet senior Husky at the shelter who, due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, is not available for adoption to the general public. He has been at the shelter for many months now, waiting for a rescue organization to take him. Unfortunately nobody has stepped up to the plate yet, and with the shelter beyond capacity for dogs again, we'd love to free up one more kennel by getting Coda out of there as soon as possible! Coda is a senior male Siberian Husky with impaired vision. He does not appreciate the company of other dogs, but he is wonderful and gentle with people, and a pleasure to walk. See Coda here: http://www.adoptapet.com/pet5642182.html. If you or any person or rescue you know may be interested in adopting or fostering Coda, please contact Penny ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for volunteering!
Jenn & Penny
Friends of BCAS