At the beginning of each year, we make goals for the following year. After the success we achieved in 2014, we knew we had to step it up this year. In 2014, our goal was to find homes for 650 animals—a goal we greatly surpassed when we found homes for over 700 dogs and cats! We broke all previous adoption records, which is something we’re very proud of!
This year, we decided, we should shoot for 725 adoptions. We are thrilled to report that we’re well on our way to meet this number, and possibly surpass it! So far in 2015, we have rescued 196 dogs, 87 puppies, 90 cats and a whopping 209 kittens-whew! That’s a total of 582 animals, which puts us ahead of where we need to be at this time this year to meet our 725 goal. This is very exciting, and we are hopeful that in the last few months of 2015, we’ll continue to maintain these high numbers and find homes for more animals than ever!
This is quite substantial when considering everything that goes into preparing each animal for adoption. Each dog or cat receives a wellness exam from our affiliated veterinarian when they first arrive to assess their condition. If all is well, they are then spayed/neutered, receive the necessary vaccinations and are then microchipped. This isn’t all if the animal requires additional medical care beyond the norm. In addition, animals are groomed and each dog goes through our Mutts With Manners Training Program in order to help curb any behavioral issues before they find their forever home. Of course, each animal receives a warm bed, nutritious food and individual love and attention while in our care.
Some animals find homes right away, while it takes a little longer for others to find a good match. No matter if it takes six days or six months, every animal at LTBHS has a home here until they find one of their own. We work hard to make sure we’re helping to ensure lasting matches between animal and adopter.
It’s not certain that we’ll break records once again this year, but from the looks of it so far, we are feeling cautiously optimistic. We’re all very proud of this as an organization, but the most important thing is that we’re giving second chances to hundreds of animals that previously had none. At the end of the day, that’s what we’re all about.