SAFE in Lewistown continues receiving canine from Texas shelter


LEWISTOWN — It began in June of 2022, however transports nonetheless proceed as Lewistown’s “Saving Animals From Euthanasia” (SAFE) proceed receiving receiving canine that have been liable to being euthanized as a consequence of overcrowding at a Texas shelter.

SAFE director Peggy Butler stated, “We put up the photographs of the canine, let individuals know what’s accessible. What we attempt to do is get commitments from individuals previous to the canine being transferred up right here as a result of we do not have a facility. We’re a rescue, not a shelter, and we foster all of our animals out of our properties, so now we have to know persons are dedicated to taking these canine once they come up on the switch.”


The Texas shelter reached out to 27 different rescues within the northwest. Butler stated, “We have been the one ones, initially, taking the canine. Since then, different individuals have stepped as much as the plate and helped out as properly. We have finished 4 totally different transfers all through the previous few months, and we have managed to deliver house 34 canine for them.”

SAFE volunteer Mari Eastman stated, “As a result of they have been pushed up there, they have been extraordinarily excited and nervous as a result of they have been using in a automotive. They have been form of rambunctious, a number of them. All of them appear to be in good well being.”


Eastman elaborated on the truth that it isn’t unusual to see the overflow of shelters:”It is quite common. That is truly the primary group that is come to us and we have been the one ones that stepped as much as the plate to take them.”

As for the explanations for the Texas shelter being overcrowded, Peggy says one can solely guess. “They do not even know the explanations they’re so full. They simply can’t perceive why persons are dumping canine. These canine are strays which can be being picked up two to a few occasions a day by their animal management individuals.”


Regardless of the frustration as to why individuals abandon their canine, Peggy stated the variety of adoptions offers hope.

“It makes all of this worthwhile when you’ll be able to place an animal in what you are feeling is an effective, without end house. Sure, it is discouraging that so many individuals are dumping animals for no matter motive, and naturally, none of them are spayed or neutered. Most of them that we have gotten have all had puppies. This shelter proper now has acquired seven feminine canine which can be all beneath the age of six weeks. They’ve 60 puppies, amongst the opposite canine they should place.”


SAFE was fashioned in 2013 to supply wise options to help the neighborhood’s animals. Its mission is to make sure animals are given their finest shot at a contented and wholesome life, and stopping pointless euthanasia.

Should you’re inquisitive about adopting a canine, you will need to fill out an software and undergo a screening course of. There may even be an adoption charge. For extra info, name SAFE at 406-366-5905, or click here for the web site.


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