Otis is excited about living with you
I have a BIG love for animals and I got a BIG animal idea for the GLOB. After an enthusiastic discussion with the GLOB Master, we have decided to add a column to the Gainesville Lunch Out Blog that will feature animals looking for homes we call our:
Haile's ANGEL of the week: Otis
Otis is a friendly black basset hound mix. He is about one year old and loves to play. Otis is short and stocky sort of like a canine body builder. When I saw him waddle out from the back of the kennel all happy, ready to play and seeking my attention he brightened up my entire day. Otis is one of the best dogs I've met at Haile Pet Rescue. I really think he deserves a good home with someone that will love him and treat him right. Otis had everyone in the front office laughing while I had him out. He is so curious, checking out all the corners of the room and under everything. When I gave him a dog bone treat he thought it was funny to throw it up in the air and catch it. The more we laughed the more he would fling the bone across the room or throw it way up in the air with his mouth. He really liked the attention, and that all eyes were on him. So please don't hesitate, If you are looking for a new hound dog friend. Otis is ready to be your new pal, companion!
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Pet Statistics the average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog or cat is $600 to $900 annually. Seventy-eight percent of pet dogs, and 88 percent of pet cats are spayed or neutered. (Source: APPA)
Being a volunteer at the Haile's Angels Pet Rescue is a lot of fun. I am learning that when it comes to homeless pets there are a lot of them and they require a lot of work. They make me feel special when I see them because all the animals are so happy when they see one of the volunteers. They have so much love to give and seem to be so forgiving even though they have been neglected in some way or they wouldn't be here.
Haile's Angels Pet Rescue is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless pets find homes. All pets up for adoption are fully examined by Dr. Linda McCollough of Haile Plantation Animal Clinic, which is right next door to HAPR in Haile Pet rescue. At Pet rescue we call the homes we find for these little angels 'forever homes'.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Alachua County Animal Services, and the Alachua County Humane Society plus several other organizations also find homes for pets. Feel free to add a comment in the GLOB comment window below to mention other organizations, and locations of rescue animal services.