Thank you for your interest in working together on the Unwanted Dog Intake Service that will be used by members of the public. We will accept referrals and collaboration from all animal rescues.
Our Goal is to help keep Dogs or Puppies in their home by responding to “Requests for Help” from the public and solving their issues (Reason Dog is Unwanted: No Dog Food, Allergies, No Money for Vet Procedure, etc.)
If that fails, we will strive to find other solutions for rehoming the Dog or Puppy. Then Our Goal is to prevent the Dog or Puppy from coming into the system in a chaotic way. Examples: Dumped at a shelter with no information on the Dog’s health history or behavior issues. Threatened with abandoning the Dog with only a few hours to find a solution. Or, adding their Dog to the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and other shelters that must euthanize healthy, adoptable dogs because they are overwhelmed and overloaded.
Please let us know what you think via the “Share Information & Resources” comment section below. Is the process clear and understandable? Is it form too long or too complicated for the public to use? Does it give enough information for animal rescues to begin to mobilize to help an animal? Any suggestions or improvements?
Here is how this Unwanted Dog Service will work:
Step #1—Unwanted Dog Intake Form is filled out and submitted.
Step #2—Once the form is received on the CommunityCause.org website, the community volunteer will open a “Please Rescue this Dog Project” and post the form on the CommunityCause.org website for all animal rescues to see. You will then be able to share what help your animal rescue would like to contribute to help this dog. Do you have a foster, room at adoption day, access to a free spay or neuter, etc. Would you like to take over a particular unwanted dog case and be responsible for placing the dog? If so, please contact us through the “Share Information & Resources” comment section on the “Please Rescue this Dog Project” page.
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Step #3—The community volunteer helping with the CommunityCause.org website may choose to post the Unwanted Dog or Puppy on Petfinder.com or other adoption sites. If an animal rescue agrees to intake the Dog or Puppy, that profile will be changed to point to your animal rescue as the one with this adoptable animal.
Step #4—At the same time as all of the above, a “Dog Social Worker”, who lives near where the dog is, will be assigned to to fill out a more in depth information form about the Dog or Puppy health, needs, behavior and temperament. This more detailed information will be posted as it is received. In an effort to keep the Dog in its home, the Dog Social Worker will work very hard to solve whatever issue is causing the Dog or Puppy to lose their home and direct the person to community resources (Free Dog Food, Low Cost Medical Care, Behavior Training Help, Temporary Housing, etc.) |||||||||||||||||||||
Step #5—The Dog Social Worker will track the case as the Dog or Puppy is taken in to an animal rescue and all the way to adoption, assisting at all points to get this animal into a safe, loving, permanent home. CommunityCause.org will help find resources for the animal rescue that intakes the animals. Statistics on all Unwanted Dog or Puppy cases will be collected and shared with the animal rescue community.
State and/or County Goal this Unwanted Dog Project Supports
*****Our Goal is : Maricopa County, Arizona will have zero euthanasia of any Dog that has any hope of a meaningful quality of life by the year 2018.*****
As with each of our animal rescue projects, there are 3 levels of engagement on this proposed project:
1. I would like to become a Team Member community volunteer working on this particular project goal. I would like to be a “Goal Champion” that works on solving this particular issue for the community.
2. I have information, tips, resources, connections, referrals that may be helpful to contributing to the success of this project. Please contribute helpful information in the “Share Information & Resources”
comment section below.
3. I would like to use the services of this project or receive the benefits of this proposed projects. Count on me to use this service!
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