Nearing Double Capacity, Shelter Issues Plea for Assistance

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Hello, My name is Christine Praylo. I volunteer at my local animal shelter and am putting out a desperate SOS to any shelter/rescue/foster home able to help us. We are a small shelter that only has capacity to hold 30 dogs. We currently have 51.

Three years ago, we hired a staff of extraordinary people who believe that every adoptable animal should have a second chance to have a life. We have adopted out 13 year old dogs, blind dogs, diabetic dogs, bonded pairs, 3 legged dogs. As long as they are not aggressive, they have no time clock running out on them. Most of our funding comes from private donors who sacrifice to help us continue our mission. We have dog trainers, groomers, dog walkers, vets…all giving their service for free!

We have small dogs, medium dogs, large dogs.. I will attach a sampling of pics of some of the dogs we have that are in desperate need. Please, we need help housing the overflow of dogs. All the dogs are vetted, behavior evaluated, and most are spayed or neutered.

Please let me know if you can help us. We are located in Pomona, New York and will drive the dogs wherever as long as they will be kept in safe homes. Even helping us with one dog, helps us tremendously. I can be contacted at [email protected]


4 thoughts on “Nearing Double Capacity, Shelter Issues Plea for Assistance”

  1. These small shelters are struggling so much and yet the money keeps pouring in to huge organizations like ASPCA and HSUS. When people are so dedicated, so selfless and committed to the animals they rescue, they deserve as much help as we can give them.


    • Cheryl, I totally agree with you. As a one-woman, state licensed rescue in a rural area of Missouri, I have been struggling since my license was issued over 3 years ago. I have very few donations and the costs of feed, vet care, spaying & neutering is well beyond what comes in in adoption fees. So, what do you do, turn your back on the homeless starving dogs? Not while I still have a breath in me!

  2. I wish I was in the position to help right now but I already have 2 dogs and 2 cats and can’t take any more. Please everybody, pass this along to others who might be able to help!


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