Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) has been overwhelmed by the community's response after taking in over 70 dogs from a rescue case in Gulf Breeze the week of Feb. 21. Many different shelters, rescues, businesses and individuals responded to a plea for help from the animal shelter.Thanks to the tireless work of shelter staff, less than 25 dogs from this case remain in the shelter's care. The shelter would like to thank the following for their involvement in making this a successful rescue:
"We could not have done what we did without all of the support we received and the amazing work of our shelter staff," said Dr. Megan, shelter veterinarian. "We started out with over 70 dogs on Mon., Feb. 21 at the Agriplex in East Milton and by Friday, we were able to move operations back to the animal shelter because almost every dog from the rescue case had found a place in less than a week."The shelter would also like to thank members of the community and beyond who sent in food and monetary donations. The shelter is fully stocked with dog food and received over $5,000 in donations online."The work of an animal shelter never stops," said Dora Thomason, shelter supervisor. "We can't thank everyone enough for the role they played in the shelter's ability to be positive and successful in aiding our customers over the last week, whether they were four-legged or two." For more information on programs offered by the animal shelter, to make an appointment to adopt, or to find out how to continue helping the shelter with its mission to find a home for every animal that enters its doors, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/387/Animal-Services.