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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)