Each year MLDHS provides a temporary home for over 200 unwanted dogs and cats. We are run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who work extremely hard to keep the dogs and cats in our care happy and healthy. So much work goes on behind the scenes every day to keep up with the maintenance and daily operations of the shelter, all the while trying to find the animals in our care their forever homes. All of this and more is why it is extremely unfortunate, hurtful and disappointing to have had someone cut the locks on our front gates, open up the outdoor dog kennels and set the dogs free in the middle of the night.
Thankfully all of the dogs have been found and returned to the shelter. It is a testament to our volunteers at how well we look after our animals. Most of the dogs when given the opportunity to leave the property, stayed put on their Kuranda Beds. They knew where they were safe and felt comfortable and at home. All but two dogs stayed in the industrial park. However, the fact remains that their temporary home that our volunteers work so hard to maintain, has been violated. These dogs have been put at risk at the hands of a very careless and heartless individual. Our facility is right by the highway and the dogs could have been hit by a car, gotten lost, or much worse. The animals in the shelter are all part of our families. They are not just some random number behind a cage. We genuinely care about their well being and we feel absolutely helpless that someone came along and compromised everything we’ve worked so hard for. It’s not a joke and it’s not funny. It is a crime. I can only hope that the person who did this is found and brought to justice.
However, multiple dog kennels were opened, letting many other dogs out, but special attention was paid to these 3 kennels.
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