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mugsy
04-07-2004, 08:09 PM
Here is the email I got this afternoon. I'm working on it. I have a couple of places taking some dogs...any other takers???

PLEASE CROSSPOST WIDELY!!!

Hi everybody. I am sending this to everyone I know or have ever emailed, so some of you may not be near TN at all or even be into rescuing dogs. But forward it to anyone you know who is! This is a very desperate situation!

Due to financial difficulty, Monroe County Volunteer Humane Society is closing its doors and needs to find homes for all 160+ animals in their care ASAP, or they will have to be euthanized.

I helped a friend of mine rescue a puppy from there just a few weeks ago and Laurie, their Director of Operations, was wonderful to work with. They will be greatly missed in the rescue community.

You can see the email below with the details. Scroll further down and I have posted some of the dogs that are on Petfinder.com. There are MANY more, so please call to see if you can adopt/rescue/foster, or even send a tax-deductible donation to buy these babies some more time!!! If you can't mail a donation, but can send one via PayPal, you can send one to my nonprofit organization and I will forward it on to them!
Just email me or go to www.ncaresonline.org and click on the PayPal icon!

Contact Laurie at [email protected] to help!!!
Monroe County Volunteer Humane Society
P.O. BOX 697
571 Little Notchy Creek Road(Hwy 421)
Madisonville, TN 37354

Here is the site about them:
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/TN87.html

Here is the full listing on Petfinder:
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?action=1&pet.Shelterid=TN87&preview=1

In a message dated 4/5/2004 9:21:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, LaurieElise22 writes:
Hello
It is with great sadness that I forward this information. After many attempts to increase community involvement both financially and on a volunteer we have made a hard decision. We are going to have to close the doors at the Monroe County Volunteer Humane Society. We simply do not have the financial support to continue to properly care for the animals. In addition we have little to no volunteer help. For those of you that have helped us please accept our appreciation for your efforts. Our focus now is going to be to place the animals we have. There will not be a required adoption fee for the animals but any donation you could provide will help us settle up outstanding bills. Of course the main objective is to find a good home for these babies. We have puppies, kittens, cats and dogs. Please let everyone know that we are looking for good foster or permanent homes. We must get these babies out of the shelter as soon as possible while ensuring that they have a suitable home.
Thanks
Amy
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OK everybody, here are just a few of the dogs that have been cared for who will soon be out of time if they are not rescued ASAP! There are a few purebreds and some mixes, including Greyhounds, GSDs, Mountain Curs, Labs, Coonhounds, Cattledogs, ETC! All of these dogs are wonderful and deserving of a future where they know the love of family. If you can take even one, or if you cant, give a donation and crosspost to EVERYONE you know. We can move mountains here if we all work together!!!

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Remington
Dog
Greyhound Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Greyhound mix. Large, very sweet and loving. Needs lots of space to run and would be great with children. Nice disposition.
This pet is: altered

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Sarah
Dog
Collie Mix



Size: Large
Age: Young
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: A brindle and white colored Collie-mix. She is a very sweet and dignified dog.

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Mary Jane
Dog
Pit Bull Terrier



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: She would make a wonderful companion.She is very sweet. But also shows a bit of fear. She very easily comes around to love and is absolutely WONDERFUL. We all love her at the shelter. It just takes a bit of time for her to get to know you. But when she does, she is a lover.

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Delilah
Dog
German Shepherd Dog Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Mixed breed...8 months old with personality plus!

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Magic
Dog
Mountain Cur Mix

Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:



Notes: Very loveable, Craves attention. Constantly by your side.

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Aspen
Dog
Black Mouth Cur Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Scared and needs love. So sweet and will adapt easily to a loving environment. He needs a great home...please adopt this angel!

This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Cindy
Dog
Doberman Pinscher Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Very sweet. Listens very well. Well adjusted, well behaved pretty dog. Loves the outdoors. Great watchdog. She is such a good dog...she stays right by the house and is so well behaved. Beautiful Dobie/Rotti mix. She deserves a loving home. A wonderful companion!

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Scottie
Dog
Terrier Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Exceptionally well trained. Great companion/house dog. Loves the water/frisbe!

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained

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Blaze
Dog
Labrador Retriever Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Male
I.D: #25

Notes:

This pet is: altered

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Anne
Dog
Shepherd Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #8

Notes:
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Taye
Dog
Bluetick Coonhound Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes:
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Sam
Dog
Shepherd Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes:
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Angel
Dog
Black and Tan Coonhound Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #10

Notes:
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Moon
Dog
Black Labrador Retriever Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #24

Notes: This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Casper
Dog
Terrier Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D: #14

Notes: This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Buster
Dog
Wirehaired Terrier Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D: #16

Notes: Shy and timid. Needs a loving, patient home with fenced yard!

This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Josey
Dog
Shepherd,Boxer Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #14

Notes: Great temperment. Very smart. Loves people. Small to med in size. House dog

This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained

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Spuds
Dog
Bull Terrier Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #9

Notes: This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Spice
Dog
Golden Retriever Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #26

Notes: Sweet Angel

This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Amy
Cat
Domestic Medium Hair-black



Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Absolutely adorable! This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Cynthia
Dog
Chow Chow Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D: #34

Notes: This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Phoenix
Dog
Border Collie Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Sweet, handsome boy. Loves frisbee and is high energy! Great outdoor adventure companion! This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Elisabeth
Dog
Collie,Coonhound



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Shy, sweet baby who needs a home. Beautiful tri-color. No bad habits. Needs fenced yard! This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Zoey
Dog
Australian Shepherd Mix



Size: Large
Age: Young
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Sweet incredibly beautiful, fuzzy healthy wonderful puppies. ADORABLE!!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Dutchess
Dog
White German Shepherd



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Big, Beautiful dog. Listens well. Great watchdog!!!!!! Very nice disposition
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

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Jade
Cat
Domestic Short Hair-black



Size: Medium
Age: Young
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Awesome cat..loving and needing a great home!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

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Tabitha
Cat
Dilute Calico



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Great cat! Very pretty and loving. Calm but affectionate. Very well behaved.
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

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Monet
Dog
Pit Bull Terrier Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Wonderful indoor dog. Very sweet. Beautiful fawn and white color. Extremely loving and well behaved. No bad habits I am aware of. This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Thor
Dog
Labrador Retriever



Size: Large
Age: Young
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Beautiful golden lab puppy. 12 weeks old. Very sweet and smart!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Nigel
Cat
Scottish Fold



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Very different looking! Curled down ears. Very exotic. Awesome cat!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

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Wilma
Dog
Wire-haired Pointing Griffon Pointer Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Light Brindle coloring. Very sweet, calm and well behaved.
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Riley
Dog
Wirehaired Terrier Mix



Size: Small
Age: Young
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: SO CUTE! Awesome personality!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Maxine
Dog
Newfoundland Dog Mix



Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Really affectionate and loves to play. High energy!
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, altered

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Frank
Cat
Domestic Short Hair - orange and white



Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: Beautiful, loving and calm cat. 2 yrs old.
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

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Sara
Dog
Pug,Golden Retriever Mix



Size: Medium
Age: Baby
Sex: Female
I.D:

Notes: Adorable!! Solid tan, curly tail. Will be small to medium sized.
This pet is: up to date with routine shots

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Magyver
Dog
Poodle



Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
I.D:

Notes: He is 5 lbs. Very adorable. He is about 4 yrs old. Cataract in one eye but sees fine. An indoor Lap dog for someone that wants a dog to go everywhere with them and a dog to hold on your lap always. He is just precious! His adoption fee is 200.00 and includes neutering and all shots, worming and vet check up. Another pic available.
This pet is: up to date with routine shots, already house trained, altered

Hello
It is with great sadness that I forward this information. After many attempts to increase community involvement both financially and on a volunteer we have made a hard decision. We are going to have to close the doors at the Monroe County Volunteer Humane Society. We simply do not have the financial support to continue to properly care for the animals. In addition we have little to know volunteer help. For those of you that have helped us please accept our appreciation for your efforts. Our focus now is going to be to place the animals we have. There will not be a required adoption fee for the animals but any donation you could provide will help us settle up outstanding bills. Of course the main objective is to find a good home for these babies. We have puppies, kittens, cats and dogs. Please let everyone know that we are looking for good foster or permanent homes. We must get these babies out of the shelter as soon as possible while ensuring that they have a suitable home.
Thanks
Amy





Kerri
Mommy to Snoopy (beagle) and Sophie (beagle-mix), the best and most mischievious two furbabies

lovemyshiba
04-07-2004, 09:31 PM
I have forwarded this information on to my Shiba rescue group--maybe some of them know someone in the area, and other rescues and so forth.

In the mean time, I'll be praying for these babies.
:(

G.P.girl
04-07-2004, 09:33 PM
that's so sad. i'll try to send this to people:(

mugsy
04-07-2004, 09:44 PM
I'm sure anything you can do would be appreciated. Oh those faces. I'm coordinating a transport from there to my friend Kim in MI. She's taking 5 dogs and then I called a new friend in MN who does transport for various shelters and she is going to see what she can do. I think she's aiming for 10 (at least) I may be doing that transport too. Although I think I will see if my friend Holly in Maine will help me with it.

Amber
04-07-2004, 09:50 PM
I asked my mom if we could adopt scottie, but she said no.

She said in times like these, No-kill shelters should step in because they want to save the animals. Let hope she's right

mugsy
04-07-2004, 09:56 PM
Amber, you're mom is right...no kill shelters ARE stepping up, but, individuals are needed too. My friend Kim in MI is taking Scottie, so you can rest that at least he is safe. My guess is that most if not all will be shipped to no kills all over the country...it's made it all over the yahoo groups in fewer than 2 days. The big adult dogs (especially the hounds) are the ones that I worry about.

Amber
04-07-2004, 10:00 PM
Im glad your friend is taking scottie. He looks like a good dog. Reminds me of katie alot.

What about the cats? will they too be going to no kill shelters?

moosmom
04-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Molly,

I e-mailed the contact person about fostering Nigel, the Scottish Fold cat at the shelter. I'll will contact the Scottish Fold Rescue to let them know. I'll let you know what happens.

Twisterdog
04-08-2004, 12:54 AM
Wow, I'd take Rosalina in a heartbeat ... but Tennessee is a looong way from Wyoming. :(

Oh, Wolfsoul ..... there's a catahoula there for you!

lovemyshiba
04-08-2004, 01:00 AM
I would like Bogie:)

You know, if all of us could take just one................

IttyBittyKitty
04-08-2004, 01:03 AM
Rosethecopycat could get in contact with Siamese Rescue for these kitties ...

Kfamr
04-08-2004, 01:06 AM
Are there any rescues in the area that would take full breed's or even mixes?



Oh how I wish I could have atleast one... :(

jazzcat
04-08-2004, 01:18 AM
This shelter is probably only an hour or so from me. I will start calling some of the local rescues around here tomorrow. Unfortunately the rescue shelter where I adopted two of my cats just shut down their main adoption center at a local pet store. If the lady who ran that hadn't moved to FL last week I know I could get her to help. Drats!

mugsy
04-08-2004, 03:36 AM
Anyone who can help should email the contact person on the original post. So those of you who mentioned dogs to take just contact them....as for being too far....remember, I've started coordinating transports...hint hint!!

Desert Arabian
04-08-2004, 12:27 PM
*SWOON* I would LOVE to take little Thor! I should beg my parents! Hey, I will be getting a job soon, so it's not like they will have to pay for it for the rest of it's life....

I can't stand the thought of a Labbie (and of course the other puppies) being put to sleep.

:( :(

Tonya
04-08-2004, 12:42 PM
Wow! I bet he won't have trouble finding a home...

http://www.petfinder.org/fotos/TN87/TN87.2599848-1-x.jpg

EssTer
04-08-2004, 03:07 PM
Oh no, there are tears in my eyes.. I just looked at those all pets in the Petfinder's page.. Omg. I feel awful, I can't help them...:( I't sterrible that those cute animnals wil be put in sleep if they won't find owners...:(

mugsy
04-08-2004, 03:36 PM
Unfortunately, if someone doesn't speak for them soon, no one is safe. Labs are so hard to place because they are so easy to find.:(

Desert Arabian
04-08-2004, 03:53 PM
To help the Labrador Retrievers, has anyone contacted this Labrador Retriever rescue group?

http://www.labrescuetn.com/

Have any breed specific rescues been contacted to help the other dogs, like the Collie and Shepherds?

moosmom
04-08-2004, 05:14 PM
Molly,

I checked with the Scottish Fold Rescue. Nigel has ben adopted!! I'm glad.

delidog
04-08-2004, 10:12 PM
Oh Dear Mugsy,
My Heart goes out to ALL those furkids...and all the people trying to help them......

Good Luck...
Keep us posted

dukedogsmom
04-08-2004, 10:21 PM
I hate things like this. Makes me feel so useless because I can't take them.

delidog
04-09-2004, 08:13 PM
Valerie,
I know what you mean....SOOOOO True!!!!

mugsy
04-25-2004, 07:22 PM
Just an update....

Tonya, Tang did find a forever home. I had the pleasure of coordinating and helping drive (with Mike and Tammy's help) to her new forever mom.

My friend Kim took 4 of them. We drove Tang and her 4 yesterday. She took Wilma (who is an absolute doll), Precious (a crowd favorite), Princess Blue (scared to death, but a true princess....she is blind in the blue eye), and Casper aka Scottie (another doll baby)

Laurie is still desperate. She still has 70+ dogs with no money to even buy collars and leashes for them and lives day to day for dog food for them. I have contacted IAMS who was supposed to (and has yet to do so) about giving her outdated and torn bags.

I'm sure anyone who would like to send a donation, she would greatly appreciate it.

Molly

delidog
04-26-2004, 09:48 PM
Mugsy,
I don't know if this will help...But when I volunteered at a rescue here...they had made an agreement with the local PetSmart...they donated all their open/Damaged bags of food to that rescue...Then I went to ALL the local Grocery Stores and asked them if they would participate and They ALL did...So long as I went and picked up the food one day per week....Albertsons',Kash N Karry,Publis,Winn Dixie ALL let e have their Unsellable products...Dog/Cat food...Litter,Etc.....
Maybe someone can do this for her??

Just a Thought...
Again,My heart goes out to this Group....
I hope they were able to find more homes over the last week...

mugsy
04-26-2004, 10:06 PM
Maybe you could contact her directly and give her the ideas....she's feeling so alone, so any contact would be welcome.

Thanks!!

delidog
04-27-2004, 06:19 AM
Mugsy,
Thanks I will do that!!!

mugsy
04-27-2004, 08:51 AM
You're the best!! Thanks...I know Laurie will appreciate it. She didn't even have enough money to buy colllars and leashes for the dogs that Kim took. My friend Nadra bought 5 collars and leashes and Fed Exed them to her before the transport. It's truly a sad situation. She's down to 70 now, so, it's a little better. This county is the largest in TN and has NO shelter, but, refuse to fund her in any way...nice huh?? She also can get no one to help her. She does this by herself and with the help of one other person.