Noah’s Bark is determined to do all that we can to fight against the great tragedy that is taking place on a daily basis in the animal shelters of the greater Los Angeles area. In these shelters alone, an average of 475 defenseless animals have their lives taken away from them, or as the shelters like to put it, they are “humanely euthanized”, every single day. As terrible as this is, we cannot put the blame solely on the shelters. The fact of the matter is that we have a pet overpopulation problem, and there just aren’t enough people out there willing to give these animals a chance to be their best friend and the loving companion that these animals would love the opportunity to become.
Our goal is to help provide as many of these animals with the second chance on life that they deserve. Though we are a small organization, we save as many dogs as we possibly can. Quite often, these animals are rescued within hours of their pending demise. Once they are in our care, we provide these lucky few with the medical care that they may need, and we place them with loving foster families. The foster family cares for their new friend while a loving and responsible owner is carefully searched for. While in our care, the animal will be spayed or neutered, because we strongly feel that this is the only true solution to the pet overpopulation problem.
Since we cannot save 475 animals a day, we find it to be our duty to help educate the public on how to be responsible pet owners and on the importance of spaying and neutering. As tempting as it may be to breed your purebred dog, please be aware that over 25% of the animals in shelters are purebreds. If there are still any disbelievers out there that think that animal shelters are “adoption centers”, please take a moment to click on the following link, which will take you to a site called “The Fate of a Shelter Dog”. This site shows the process a dog goes through in an Atlanta shelter. Though this is from an Atlanta shelter, it is representative of shelters all over the country.
Please help us in our fight. As stated before, we are few in number, so the more of you that help us in this battle, the more loving and deserving pets we can save.