Start Over Rover is a no-kill animal rescue
May 24, 2011
The Start Over Rover animal shelter based in Adams County, Nebraska, rescued 17 puppies and 21 dogs in total, after hearing that they were on the verge of being euthanized, according to a recent report from KHAS TV.
Upon hearing the news of the impending euthanasia, Start Over Rover sent two cars with volunteers to help rescue the dogs. There were also two cats who were saved. All of the animals were taken to a veterinarian to be prepared for adoption.
"There's a lot of puppies and kittens and dogs and cats that need homes out there and we just feel it's our place to help out as much as we can and if that takes a couple three hours out of a day when we least expect it oh well that's part of the deal," Rick McKown, a veterinarian who helped to vaccinate and de-worm the dogs, told the news source.
Approximately 77.5 million dogs in the U.S. have homes, but many more need to be adopted. Families should think carefully and take animal adoption as a serious matter, in order to avoid unnecessarily having to return an animal due to lack of preparation. Pet owners should also have their dogs and cats spayed and neutered, in order to decrease animal over-population.