Pets on the Lawn Come mingle with the amazing dogs available for adoption on the last Saturday of every month during “Pets on the Lawn”, hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County. The July meet-and-greet will be Saturday, July 30 from 11am to 3pm. The dogs are brought out to you, and there is no appointment needed. You can also browse items in the gift shop outside, weather permitting. The Animal Welfare League is located at 3519 Drance Street in Pt. Charlotte. Remember, the best pets are shelter pets! Learn more about the shelter at www.awlshelter.org or call 941•625•6720.
4,000 Beagles Rescued
The Humane Society of the United States, with the support of many shelter and rescue partners, has removed approximately 4,000 beagles from a mass breeding facility that has received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. Many of these dogs were bound for animal testing laboratories across the country. This massive undertaking is relying on the public’s support to help transport, care for and find homes for these dogs as quickly as possible. There are many ways that you can help: DONATE. This is a historic operation, the largest ever in the Humane Society’s history. They are gladly accepting donations at www.humanesociety.org. ADOPT OR FOSTER. The Humane Society of the United States does not adopt animals directly to the public. Their shelter and rescue partners will be placing all the dogs into foster and adoptive homes. Please refer to their list of partners that have agreed to take in dogs at www.humanesociety.org. The list will be updated as it grows. HELP YOUR LOCAL SHELTERS. Shelters and rescues need community support right now, regardless of if they are taking animals from this operation. Consider supporting your local shelter by donating, fostering, adopting or volunteering.