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Rescue Shelter

4-H Rescue up and comin' | El Dorado County Status: In Progress Categories: Animal Science, Citizenship, Physical Activity and Exercise, Science, Social and Emotional Health Youth Leader: Kayla | Age: 17

The Issue

It is no secret that all county Animal Care and Control is under-funded.  Almost all animal welfare organizations are.  Couple that, however, with the 10 of thousands lost, homeless, abused, abandoned, surrendered and neglected animals  received each year, and the result is an under-funded and over-crowded crisis.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in the deaths of thousands of loving animals each year.

How will 4-H help?

Our group hopes to rescue dogs who are in danger of euthanasia  from high-kill shelters. By working with Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode, committed volunteers and 4-H  families, we will provide these dogs with loving temporary care, training, socialization and then find them well-matched forever homes. We will also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.