United Animal Nations helps 350 dogs in Ohio
Mar 11, 2011
There is the UN and then there is the UAN - the United Animal Nations. UAN is a California-based animal advocacy organization that has sent eleven volunteers - and plans to send 14 more - to Franklin County, Ohio, in order to help 350 dogs recently rescued from a poorly maintained animal shelter, according to New Carlisle News.
“UAN’s volunteer team has a twenty-year track record of giving neglected and traumatized animals loving human contact, often for the first time in their lives. Our volunteers travel at their own expense at a moment’s notice when animals in crisis need their help," said Nicole Forsyth, the UAN President and CEO.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) asked UAN to send volunteers to Ohio, and the ASPCA's Midwest director, Kyle Held, expressed gratefulness for UAN's effort.
The UAN was founded in 1987 and "focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals," according to its website.
In reference to what happened in Franklin County, Forsyth remarked that the dogs were rescued from a former animal shelter that became overwhelmed and unable to adequately provide for the animals.
A temporary shelter has been set up for the Ohio dogs.