Update September safe album
The shelter in Greenville, South Carolina is full. This sweet baby may only have a few days left. His pull fee is $69.
"My name is Ruffy and I am a cute, compact 17.4 lbs. and they say I am 4-5 years old. I am heartworm positive but my treatment will be paid for by my foster mom.
My foster family brought me in for an upper respiratory infection but now I am ready to find my rescue or forever home. I am very loving and I make my foster parents laugh all the time; I also get along great with my canine brothers and sisters of all ages. I love men, children…everyone! Sometimes I cry when you lean over to pick him up because somebody was mean to me in the past. I am getting better but I never quite forget being so scared. I need someplace to explore and be loved. If I do say so myself, I will make a family very happy. I do have a bit of a desire to dig but other than that, I am a couch potato one minute and full of fun the next. And, once I have been rescued/adopted, my foster family can continue to help other dogs who come into the shelter. Please take me into your care!"
ANIMAL ID: 23066416
EST. AGE: 4-5 yrs old
Est Weight: 17 lbs
Health: heartworm pos
Temperament: dog friendly, people friendly, kid friendly
If you can find it in your heart to save this beauty, please contact Greenville County Animal Care Services by email at email@example.com. Be sure to put the pet name and ID in the subject line of your email.
Please share this article with friends in rescue, foster or who are looking to adopt a special pet. Social media has saved millions of shelter pets. Let's do our part to be sure this baby gets the chance at a forever home.
Greenville County Pet Rescue on Facebook does an excellent job in listing dogs and cats in their care. Not only does the shelter take in strays and owner surrenders from the Greenville area, they also take in cats and dogs brought in by Spartanburg.
Greenville County Animal Care Services isn't allowed to turn an animal away for lack of space. This alone puts a cat or dog in danger, especially if it's an owner surrender, meaning the holding period as required by law doesn't apply.
The total number of dogs and cats taken into their facility runs around 20,000 per year. The heaviest turn-in period for cats is during kitten season.
When the shelter is full, dogs and cats may die, simply for lack of room to house them until a rescue or adoption can take place. It doesn't matter what age, as even puppies and kittens are at risk of being killed when there's nowhere to put them.
You can be part of the solution by having your cat or dog spayed or neutered, or by adopting from the shelter.
Not sure whether you want the responsibility of a pet? Then apply to foster a deserving dog or cat until a forever home can be found. Contact the shelter for more information on their foster programs.
If you can't help a cat or dog by offering a loving home, you can sponsor an animal by clicking here. This enables a rescue to save the pet without any out of pocket expense, other than vetting and medical.