Thanks to Liz M. for passing on this plea for help. If you live near this shelter or you have a shelter that can take some of these furbabies, please consider doing so.
Subject: Warren County Animal Control, Indiana-URGENT Dogs!!!
Hello, my name is Liz Vincent and most of you are probably familar with my plight here in Warren County, Indiana. For those of you who may not be I’ll give a brief explanation of my situation. I am the sole employee of the “shelter” here. Our building is just a small, simple pole barn. It has no insulation or heat and very limited resources (not even a mailbox, garbage service, a phone, a bathroom or a place to wash your hands!) which is why I use the term “shelter” very loosely when I describe the place! It sits out in the country on a former landfill.
I have 8 kennels and I do all aspects of the care here by myself. I pick up the strays, take them to the shelter, feed, water, clean and ultimately, I am the one that either transports them someplace safe or has to hold them for euthanasia and then incinerate them. I have done a few adoptions but I am not allowed to advertise dogs available in the local papers because the powers that be, “…do not want a Humane Society here.”
I have done this job for a few years now and only keep it because if I don’t I know it will return to 100% kill. I work nights, full-time as a 911 dispatcher and that sometimes makes scheduling things harder due to my sleep patterns. I also hold another part time job but I haven’t been working it much in the last few months due to the impending arrival of my first child. I am in my 8th month of pregnancy and this is one reason why all the dogs at my shelter are extremely urgent.
I’m getting close to starting maternity leave and I have been instructed to make sure the kennel is empty before I leave, one way or another. Therefore, these dogs are all considered urgent but especially so are the male black lab X’s as they have been here a VERY long time now. The male JRT had been here awhile too really. Please find pics and descriptions below. I am also starting to get VERY limited on dates I’ll be available to help with transport so please contact me ASAP to make arrangements. To further complicate things I have to leave town rather unexpectedly for the weekend of Nov 30th-Dec 3rd so there will be no one to care for the dogs during that time. I’d like to get as many of these 8 out as possible before then for obvious reasons. My hands will be tied at that point.
I don’t normally get many small dogs in but this time I have 3. I have no doubt that people will be willing and able to help them so special focus needs put on the bigger guys if at all possible! If you have the space PLEASE consider one of the lab mixes the pit bull or the border collie cross!!!!
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more info on any of the dogs listed below. As always, any help is very much appreciated!
Warren County Animal Control
P.S. I also have a beautiful and very sweet chocolate pit bull male that needs a safe place to go. I just don’t have a picture of him yet. He is another one that won’t do good in real cold weather though. He is a dog that has obviously been housebroken as he hates to mess his kennel.