There have been some very long days recently at Angels of Assisi. On Tuesday the shelter started the day off by welcoming new arrivals from North Carolina. Late Sunday night, the group received a call from Best Friends Animal Society asking for help with a transport so they packed up the truck and headed out Monday morning – arriving back in Roanoke accompanied with 9 dogs and 11 cats.
Yesterday, the new arrivals went through “in-take”. This involves entering each new animal in ther system, giving them necessary vaccines, microchipping and undergoing heartworm and blood tests. Not every animal is excited about getting blood drawn or vaccines, but the technicians make sure to provide lots of treats and belly rubs : ).
After processing all of the new arrivals from North Carolina, the team moved their focus to the Chow Chows that we had rescued back in June from a hoarding situation in South Carolina. Many of the dogs that they had received from the rescue were heartworm positive and are currently receiving treatment. To check the severity of the heartworms, the remaining dogs in their care received x-rays of the chest. Once the next set of x-rays comes in they can be compared to see if the treatment is working.
The long day ended by getting ready for another transport, this time locally. The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection was getting overcrowded with cats and was facing the difficult choice of euthanasia. Angels of Assisi quickly made room for the almost 30 cats, all of whom arrived that evening and settled in for the night.
Angels of Assisi is committed to helping our community locally and wherever else that might take them worldwide. However, their mission does strain their budget significantly. If you would like to be an angel and join us on behalf of all animals needing assistance, please consider financially supporting them with a tax deductible donation today.