San Mateo, CA: Two female pitties were left homeless when their owner died. As residents of San Mateo County, the two dogs were impounded by Peninsula Humane Society which operates as the county dog pound.
Neither Lady Silver #540592 or #540591 are being offered the opportunity to find a new family. According to a local citizen familiar with the dogs and who knew their deceased owner, "they seem very sad and need to get out of there asap."
These two precious girls are 'not eligible per PHS for adoption.'
Peninsula Humane Society recently debuted their new three floor 25 million dollar facility. According to San Jose Mercury Times, "The privately funded facility cost $25 million to build, and $21 million of it has already been paid for through donations. The society will keep its existing offices on Airport Boulevard in San Mateo, which will be used as a facility for people to visit when they've lost or need to surrender a pet. All stray animals will begin their shelter stays there."
Media v.p., Scott Delucchi, "We're so used to doing everything on a shoestring (so) to do everything right is so nice." That must be some shoestring, as director Ken White is estimated to earn nearly a half million a year and resides in a million-dollar Burlingame estate courtesy of generous donors.
"The 56,700-square-foot facility on Rollins Road in Burlingame will accommodate up to 200 domestic animals at a time -- including as many as 45 dogs -- as well as up to 218 native wild animals in need of rehabilitation."
Sadly, there is not enough room in the state of the art facility to care for these two dogs and several others set to go down in the next week. The people of San Mateo county don't know how many dogs and cats are not being made available for adoption at PHS with "socialization rooms for people to visit their potential new pets and the pièce de résistance -- the facility's Canine Enrichment Center."
"It's a large space in which staffers and volunteers help dogs become more sociable. It features a retractable roof, artificial turf and dog toys. Water flows out of dog sculptures into drinking basins."
Couldn't one of those fancy drinking fountains be moved outside to make room for a dog in need….a dog that will certainly die.
The American Pit Bull Examiner tries to raise awareness so that dogs like Lady Silver and her lifelong companion whose name was taken away and given just a number might be saved. How many others are dying at Peninsula Humane Society local citizens are unaware of? We are afraid to ask.
Please help by sharing these two girls' story and comment below with any suggestions. One San Mateo citizen is trying to save these two and other lives.
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