SNARR Animal Rescue Northeast is desperately asking for help, and this time, it isn’t just for dogs!
The Mamou Shelter is a tiny rural shelter in the Evangeline Parish of Louisiana. This is one of the poorest and most rural parishes in the state. The animals housed in the shelter are protected from the elements and have a devoted shelter worker who dedicates her life to doing all she can to save them. But it isn’t enough. The shelter operates on an annual budget of $12,000 which means the dogs there get no medical care and can barely afford to be fed. There are no beds, no heat, and no air conditioning.
They may be safe from harm, but there is very little else in the way of help for these poor dogs!
The Mamou Shelter looks after anywhere between 60 and 80 dogs at any one time, which is a huge amount of work for a single person, especially with such a small budget.
It is heartbreaking to think this shelter is trying so hard yet can barely give these dogs the basics. Two puppies died overnight from worms, something which could have been easily treated for just $2.
SNARR is desperate to help. They sent 50 lifesaving vaccines to the shelter and will be sending more much-needed basic medication so that these dogs might stand a better chance.
There is a long wishlist on the SNARR website of things the Mamou Shelter needs, which includes items like dog coats and sweaters to keep them warm, as well as leashes, collars, toys, and so on.
SNARR is trying to organize all donations to go through their own shelter since there is a problem with theft in the area around the Mamou Shelter itself.
These dogs deserve a chance, and this shelter deserves the opportunity to be able to help them as they intended.
Shelters can literally mean the difference between life and death for some animals. Yet despite helping animals in need and taking some of the 70 million dogs and cats off our streets each year, not-for-profit shelters can only survive through generous donations and kind volunteers. It is tragic that the Mamou Shelter is trying so hard to help these dogs survive and yet doesn’t have the resources to do so.
SNARR Animal Rescue Northeast is doing all they can to help. The plan, for now, is to get supplies to the shelter, and once these dogs are in better condition, they can hopefully be found new homes. If you are in a position to donate or have anything that might be useful for these animals at the Mamou Shelter, please visit their Facebook page.
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