Caldwell County Animal Control put the word out in December for needed donations for the sheltered animals. Donations were not just monetarily requested, but things such as shampoo, treats, blankets, dog food and more were in need.
The community surpassed the mark and Darla Clark, the adoption coordinator for Caldwell County Animal Control, was absolutely thrilled with the results.
As reported in the News-Topic on January 12, Darla did receive some monetary donations as well and she wants the community to know that the animals at the shelter were not alone during the Christmas holidays.
Four hours on Christmas Eve were spent with the animals by Darla and members of her family. The animals were played with and loved and then Darla returned by herself on Christmas Day for about an hour.
As reported earlier this week on examiner.com, there is still a need for 2 types of foster homes. There is the kind of foster home that would last an indefinite period of time while the animal is waiting to be adopted, and the other type is referred to as a "transport foster". This foster home would keep a pet for between 4-6 weeks, while plans are made to transport the animal to the North Shore Animal Shelter in New York. The animal would then be adopted out of New York.
Darla would like to thank everyone for all of their donations and if you are interested in being a foster parent, please call Caldwell County Animal Control at 828-757-8625.