Harley is a 3-year-old, very large Doberman. When he arrived at SAS, he was suffering from skin problems and was enormously overweight due to an undiagnosed thyroid condition.
He is doing extremely well and is enjoying his walks again. On his (inexpensive) meds, he is a much happier dog today. Harley is a bit shy but very smart and knows all his commands.
Last year, our shelter found homes for a record 653 animals and reunited 38 lost pets with their grateful owners. Our pets come from every corner of the state and stay with us as long as they need. We do not-- and have never --euthanized for length of stay or shelter space.
Helping animals means helping the people who love them, too. Recent programs include emergency pet food donations to federal workers impacted by the government shut down and conducting low cost veterinary clinics for community pet owners. In 2018 alone, our pet food pantry programs delivered over 5,000 pounds of pet supplies to those in need.
In 2018, we neutered 240 feral cats. These cats are among the most vulnerable of the region's animals. At SAS we trap, neuter, and then release them to live out their lives more healthfully, without producing litters of homeless kittens. Our volunteers provide winter shelters and monitor the colonies to ensure the cats are healthy. We find homes for the kittens born stray.
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