Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oklahoma Disaster

Hi Michael and Friends:

I know all of you have been watching the weather reports. And one thing stands out: HOT. The temperatures in Oklahoma are extreme. Dangerous for our 4 legged friends. We here at Save Our Strays, Inc. have been getting phone calls and emails begging us to help take animals. An elderly couple north of Tahlequah have 35 rescue dogs. They cannot take care of them any longer because of the heat. All the dogs are older around 4 years of age. Then the Muskogee Pound called. They have 32 including puppies that have to be out by this Tuesday or they will be killed. We have 16 approved for transport for them. The others will come to our place until we can transport them next week.  The Sallisaw Pound has 14 that have to be moved by Friday. In the last 2 weeks we have received 4 moms and babies. A total of 32 babies. One of the moms, Becki was found by the Illinois River with her tiny puppies. Some of the puppies had a burn on their back. (Picture enclosed). I am transporting them to Chicago this week. Another mom, Maggie and her 9 puppies was from the Muskogee pound. They are going to New York on the 11th. Another mom has demodex mange and so does her 9 babies. It will take us a few weeks to get them better. Already they have their hair growing back in. We have transport this Tuesday to PAWS Chicago, West Surburban Humane Society and Naperville Humane Society in Chicago. Transport will include 34 puppies, which includes Hannah one of the moms and her 4 babies and adult dogs. One thing is certain now in Oklahoma, we have to transport these precious lives out of this dangerous heat. Please help us with this mission. In the next 2 weeks Save Our Strays, Inc. intends are transporting 90 with 3 transports.

Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and concern for these precious lives here in Oklahoma. Dave and Connie

Connie Sue Guthrie President
Save Our Strays, Inc.

Connie and Dave regularly drive around and pick up doomed dogs from shelters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri and take them to rescues in Minnesota, Illinois and New York. These dogs would likely be put to sleep if not for them. Your donations literally make the difference as to whether there is enough gas money for these trips to happen or not and whether these dogs live or die- thanks for your support!