Animal suffering and overpopulation is not only a worldwide problem, it is a very real problem on the local level. During the course of a year, Save A Pet has an average of 120 volunteers. These volunteers help in various ways: some care for the dogs in our kennel, some work at adoption events, some do fundraising events, and all are asked to provide information to importance of spay/neutering and responsible pet ownership. We are proud of the many school and college students that have chosen Save A Pet’s a club project, furthering our goal of raising awareness of responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals.
Since its inception in 1998, Save a Pet has placed over 3,000 dogs in loving homes 392 animals were spayed/neutered at Save a Pet sponsored spay/neuter clinics, and many animals have been sterilized because of the information or financial assistance we were able to furnish to people with unaltered pets.
In 2012, Save A Pet was able to stop its temporary shelter from moving from one location to another with the purchase of ten acres of land to build a permanent shelter. Construction began in the fall of 2013. With the outpouring support of the local community, the 6500 square foot shelter was completed in 2015. The shelter allows the dogs to enjoy many hours outside each day in the large exercise pens built for them. A large, shaded area at the back of the shelter also allows for play areas. There is a large fenced area with picnic table (for those that want to have lunch while visiting) for potential adopters to bring their dogs to play with the dog they hope to adopt. A trail meanders around the property for taking dogs for walks. Inside the shelter lobby is “Fido’s Closet” thrift and treasure shop stocked with items from donors. All sales help to support Save A Pet rescues.