Thanks in part to an extraordinary volunteer and foster home network, more than 140 homeless pets have been adopted from Black Dog Animal Rescue in 2016. That number reflects a doubling of adoption numbers during the same time last year.
“These animals owe their lives to the dedicated foster homes and volunteers who work tirelessly on their behalf,” said Britney Wallesch, Executive Director. “We have had many new volunteers come into our foster care program since the beginning of the year, and these adoption numbers are a direct reflection of their efforts.”
Black Dog Animal Rescue’s foster program volunteers offer up their homes for shelter pets in need of a safe place to stay while awaiting adoption. BDAR partners with animal shelters to help reduce shelter populations and to identify animals who might need specialized services or individualized care plans in order to successfully find an adoptive home. The organization believes adoption numbers continue to climb due to changing perceptions of shelter pets in general and proactive adoption promotions.
“We strive to make the pet adoption process approachable,” says Wallesch. “All of our shelter partners are committed to finding positive solutions for our homeless pets, and we are working together to make adoption the first choice for all would-be pet owners.”
BDAR provides spay and neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchips, and any additional medical care necessary to help an animal find an adoptive home. The organization treats congenital and chronic problems, illness, injury and more in the hope of making pets as healthy as possible when their families adopt them. Veterinary care is the largest single program expense incurred by the organization.
BDAR is currently running a virtual spring fundraiser in conjunction with the annual Jackalope 5K, to be held on April 30th in Laramie, WY. Money raised from the spring fundraiser and the 5K event will go toward supporting the organization’s medical care fund.
Black Dog Animal Rescue, headquartered in Cheyenne, is Wyoming's largest rescue. BDAR's adoption program is foster-home based, which means that all of the adoptable animals live off-site with a volunteer foster family. The majority of the animals come from partnerships with shelters around the state.
To donate, register for the race, or view adoptable pets visit www.bdar.org or call 307-214-6600.