Saving Shelter Pets Holding Auction

Saving Shelter Pets is a small, all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization that helps homeless dogs and other pets in need, mainly in rural northern Georgia (where pet overpopulation is a HUGE problem!).  Every spring and fall we run an online auction fundraiser to support our work helping the animals.  Our Fall 2011 auction is currently open for bidding, and runs through Monday, November 21.

The link to the auction home page:

Our auction features some great deals on good stuff – books, games, jewelry, housewares, stuff for your pets, and more!!  Check it out!!

This event benefits our Puppy Promises program, which provides safe rescues for litters of unwanted puppies (as an alternative to them being surrendered to a high-kill shelter).  The puppies in this program are fostered by their owner for their first few months.  During that time, they receive shots and veterinary care, paid for by Saving Shelter Pets.  And when they are old enough to be separated from their mother, they are transported to a no-kill rescue group for adoption into a forever home.  The mother dog stays with the owner.  To prevent future unwanted litters, she receives a spay surgery, also paid for by Saving Shelter Pets.  And any other dogs or cats in that owner’s household are spayed or neutered by Saving Shelter Pets as well.

We are especially proud of this program because it provides a reactive solution to the immediate problem (by providing rescue for the unwanted puppies) and also proactively works to reduce pet overpopulation through spay & neuter.

Friends of the blog who want to learn more about Saving Shelter Pets can check out our website, or our Facebook and Twitter pages: