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Anyone interested in fostering kittens? BARC is trying to help a family by taking some of their animals into rescue. The family has been directed to reduce the number of animals in their home and BARC is working with them on getting the mother cat spayed and another animal in the home neutered but these guys have to go. They are dog and cat friendly. BARC is also looking for sponsorship money for vetting to be able to pull into rescue. Donations/sponsorship can be sent to our Papal http://ift.tt/1vUMuhg

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This tiny sweetness is Giselle. She is a four month old Terrier mix weighing in at about five pounds. Giselle is working on her potty and crate training but doing well on her potty training. Giselle has some mild separation issues and cries when crated because she does not want to be away from her person. Giselle gets along with dogs of all sizes. Giselle is a typical playful little pup that needs a home that understands the needs of a puppy. She will be at Petsmart this weekend from 11-5.

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Kyoto is a brindle Catahoula mix. Kyoto is large in size and in heart. He is 3-4 years old and is almost perfect. He gets along with everyone and everything. He was surrendered to the rescue because his family no longer had the time to spend with him. Kyoto is gentle and sweet and calm but does not kennel well. He is housetrained and does well being gated off in an area if needed. Kyoto is looking for a foster or adopt home that will be forever.

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Recently an unfortunate incident occurred regarding dogs found as strays being adopted out through a rescue and the animal shelter and the owner, too late, finding out that they were taken to the shelter. BARC Humane Society was not involved but as information is being posted on our site and individuals are being messaged from our site we wanted to reach out and explain. Rescues cannot take in stray animals, this is Department of Ag policy which all rescues are governed by. All stray animals must go through the local animal shelter for a stray hold. This gives the owner the opportunity to reclaim their pet. The stray holds vary, although no stray hold is required as some animal shelters euthanize immediately. After the stray hold is up, the animal is available for adoption through the shelter or for a rescue to pull and adopt out. Rescues pull animals and place them in foster homes but immediate start looking for an adoptive home. All of this does happen quickly because there are hundreds of other animals waiting for this same opportunity and space and funding are scarce. Nothing is a perfect system, only if everyone spayed and neutered would we even begin to put a dent in the overpopulation of animals and policies might could change regarding timeframes for holds. But until then this is the best option for animals in need. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message the page. Thank you all for your support as we continue to help animals in need.

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FOUND around the 200 block of St. Augustine Road in Valdosta, GA on March 7, 2016. He has been taken to the shelter for a stray hold. If you recognize this dog please contact Lowndes County Animal Control.

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FOSTER NEEDED
Deacon and Durango are two brothers that are looking for a foster. They are around two years old and are good with other dogs with slow introducations and good with kids. If you are interested in providing a place for these guys to lay their head please message the page with your contact information.

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Lost in Lake Park on Hammock Lake Trail. One is pointer with brown and white coloring and the other is solid brown Dachshund. They are very friendly boys . Please contact at 229244-8256.

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BARC was contacted by a family reaching out for help in rehoming their four dogs. BARC is willing to pull the dogs into rescue but need fosters by Friday to be able to help. Please meet Rita and her three boys. All of the dogs are very loving and want attention. They are good with other dogs but will need slow introductions to to being inside as part of the family. If you are interested in helping BARC help this family in need as well as save a dog’s life please message the page.

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BARC was contacted about a dog that had been found lying in the road and looked as if she had been hit by a car. What we met was a sweet, gorgeous and pitiful gal, who although in visible pain, allowed strangers to check her out. She was taken to the vet and it was determined that the injury was more than a month old and she had been dragging her injured foot since that time. Unfortunately, due to the extended time without help, the nerve endings to her entire leg were dead and the decision was made to amputate her leg. BARC named her Sweetheart and she has now been released to the rescue and from boarding. Sweetheart is now able to recover on a soft bed with fuzzy slippers. Sweetheart received vetting and it was also found that she was heartworm positive. This is the second emergency case that BARC has taken in during a one month timeframe, without the assistance of prior funding. We are now asking for help with paying Sweethearts vet bill, including her next need of heartworm treatment. BARC wants to continue to be there for animals in need but the financial support of the community is necessary. As we have always done in the past let’s come together to help these animals. Please consider donating, as any amount will help. You can donate directly to the vet (Lake Park Animal Hospital) at 229-559-3000 or our Paypal link (note for Sweetheart) http://ift.tt/1vUMuhg