Saturday, May 10, 2014

"600 Miles Home" -A Video created by Operation Paws for Homes

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Last November, I pawed the opportunity to view a video created by volunteers and friends of Operation Paws for Homes- one of the rescues my human and I do some photography and blogging work. They are a great group of humans which you’ll see in the video.

The video helped to educate the community about their animal shelter and got more funding for it. That I would say is a barkingly grand project!! WOOF!!!! The politicians were so moved by the documentary, they had is played on Northland Cable Channel 16 in Greenwood, S.C., which will help educate the community.

First, I'd like to paw this note from one of the volunteers:

"There are thousands of dogs in need of a second chance and a loving home around the United States, so you may be wondering “Why does Operation Paws for Homes rescue dogs who find themselves in southern, rural shelters?” The documentary, 600 Miles Home, explores the cultural landscape that dictates why Operation Paws for Homes has chosen to partner with the southern shelters and rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out dogs from this region of the country. The documentary highlights our partnership with one small shelter in Greenwood, SC, and demonstrates how we are giving many deserving dogs a second chance at a forever home.

The shelter in Greenwood, SC is a threadbare shelter; it is underfunded, which forces the Humane Society of Greenwood to make tough decisions each day that determine which dogs will be put up for adoption, and which dogs will be put to sleep. The incredibly loving staff at the shelter faces this horrible challenge each and every day. Over the last year, Greenwood has formed new partnerships with rescue organizations in the North to create a team that works to change the future of many dogs that come through their door. The partnerships allow Greenwood to work locally on adoption programming, as well as save dogs by sending them to reliable nonprofit rescues. The result of the shelter and rescue partnerships… Hope for everyone.

We hope you enjoy watching three Operation Paws for Homes dogs – Capone, Oprah and Nirvana – as they journey from forgotten and discarded dogs to the shelter, our rescue, and finally to their forever homes. 600 Miles Home is an important film for adopters, volunteers, and anyone interested in changing the culture of animal sheltering and rescue. Remember – without Operation Paws for Homes volunteers and each wonderful adopter – this journey would not be possible. Each time someone fosters and adopts – you may not be changing the world – but you are changing the world for one dog at a time."

Here is the link to the video, I have you enjoy 600 Miles Home by Operation Paws for Homes.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to post or promote this video- it's my pawsome responsibility to share as much as I can about dog and cat rescue and adoption. 

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