Thursday, January 26, 2012

K9 For Love has 200 Homestead dogs, need food, volunteers​, donations for vet care

For the past few weeks, I've been going to Homestead to help out with horrible overpopulation problem in the area. I came across a 73 year old woman named Adela who started a non-profit organization called K9 For Love in 2005. She started accepting owner surrenders and taking dogs from MDAS but soon after, the situation in Homestead got out of hand when people started dumping their dogs like yesterday's garbage.
Currently Adela has close to 200 dogs in her care. As you can see from our pictures, the makeshift kennels are in terrible shape and these dogs deserve better. We are working on getting them out of there one by one...
The saddest part about all this is that most of these dogs have been in their kennels ranging from a few months to a couple of years. Yes, you read correctly... Some have not left their kennels in YEARS. My friends Lorena, Amy and I are helping Adela network her dogs so that they can find forever homes or a rescue that will take them ASAP.
The problem is that Adela has ran out of food again... Imagine feeding 200 dogs per day!! The other problem is that there are about 80 dogs which are not spayed and neutered yet so in order to save these lives, we have to raise money for food and to spay/neuter them so that we can place them for adoption.
You can see some pictures/video of the dogs by clicking of these links:
Album of dogs that need rescue/forever homes- http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403#!/media/set/?set=a.225319364216038.55631.225285714219403&type=3
Album of kennels- http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403#!/media/set/?set=a.225503980864243.55656.225285714219403&type=3
Video of dogs/kennels- http://sharing.theflip.com/session/8768232ba7b70fd4e9e48378778abc8b/video/127750801
As you can see, this is a huge project and we cannot do it alone, we need your help!! There are many ways you can help so please share this e-mail far and wide...-You can donate through our chipin http://k9forlove.chipin.com/k9-for-love-rescue-inc
-You can donate directly by calling ROBBIE'S FEED & SUPPLY. Their phone # is 305-247-1256. Their address is 22390 Krome Ave. Please don't forget to mention that the donation is for Adela/K9 for Love.
-You can donate directly to Cutler Bay Animal Clinic located in 18699 S. Dixie Hwy. Their phone number is 305-251-4244. Please don't forget to mention that the donation is for Adela/K9 for Love.
-If you live in the South Florida area and would like to volunteer at adoption events which will take place every Saturday starting on Saturday Feb 4th in Petsmart in Coral Gables, Petsmart in Kendall Dr and SW 138th Ave and Petsmart in Flagler St and 84th Ave please let us know. We need to get these dogs out of there!!
-If you are on facebook, you can follow our rescue efforts step by step by "liking" our page and please help us share these wonderful dogs!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/K9-For-Love-Homestead-Dogs-Project/225285714219403?ref=ts THANK YOU!!!!

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