Pet is­sue

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Ravenel is one of six owner-sur­ren­der pup­pies who were res­cued by An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue just min­utes be­fore be­ing eu­th­a­nized at Whit­field County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Dal­ton, Ge­or­gia. Just a few months old, these pup­pies were dropped at the shel­ter in var­i­ous stages of vi­ral or bac­te­rial in­fec­tions.

An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue, a non­profit, vol­un­teer-based or­ga­ni­za­tion, was able to find a foster that could man­age the lit­ter of six pup­pies in their home. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is ded­i­cated to the res­cue of dogs and cats from high­kill shel­ters in Ge­or­gia. They do not op­er­ate a fa­cil­ity or shel­ter, but rather, use a net­work of foster homes in the At­lanta area to tem­po­rar­ily house the pets un­til they can be adopted.

Ravenel, who has a res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tion, is part of one puppy lit­ter that was lucky to be res­cued. An­gels Res­cue spends over $180,000 a month on vet­eri­nary treat­ment for their res­cued pets.

“We typ­i­cally take the hard to res­cue dogs,” said Marla Ol­cott, a found­ing leader of An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue. “The in­jured, dis­eased, preg­nant, dis­abled or se­nior dogs that would be quickly eu­th­a­nized in a shel­ter be­cause of the cost of care,” she said.

An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue cur­rently has over 700 adopt­able dogs in their vol­un­teer foster sys­tem, from new pup­pies like Ravenel to house-trained, ac­tive teenage dogs and even the more se­date se­nior dogs.

“All sizes and breeds. I think we are the largest pet res­cue in the South­east, but our mis­sion is re­ally to go out of busi­ness—’Res­cue One Un­til There are None,’” Ol­cott said.

Ge­or­gia Voice’s cover pet Ravenel, a foster puppy from An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue. (Photo credit: Lisa Plum­mer Savas on be­half of An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue)

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