“Fostering isn’t always just snuggling and playing with adorable pets all day. In some cases, it’s also providing daily care, medications, driving to and from Dakin vet appointments, monitoring their food intake, weight, activity, and more.”
Yeich, an 18-month-old pit bull, was laboring and unable to deliver her pups. Desperate, her people rushed her to Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic where she was hurried into surgery for emergency surgery.
Marie cares for a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood. She knows each one individually and loves them all. When she realized that her colony was expanding beyond what she could care for, she reached out to the Kitten Street Team for help.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 20 million families in the United States adopted a pet. As people return to work in person, word began to spread that adopted animals were being brought back to shelters.
The deep connection with pets transcends socio-economic, racial, and geographic boundaries, and no one should be denied the benefits, joy, and sense of well-being that come with the human/animal bond - a philosophy that Dakin wholeheartedly supports.
Dakin's Kitten Street Team is working to keep feral cats safe and protected from unwanted litters and diseases like Rabies and Distemper. One volunteer recalls a special cat who needed help, but not in the way the TNR team expected.