Friends of the Liberty Animal Shelter
Our Featured Dog...
A TRUE SURVIVOR - Lucy is a true example of how resilient some dogs can be, how they can continue to be the most loving and easy-going spirits, even after they have experienced nothing but hardship. Unfortunatately, many rural towns in Missouri do not have rescue groups, let alone an animal control agency, that will take in strayed or unwanted animals and place them for adoption. Lucy is but one of the thousands of dogs in rural America that roam the streets looking for love, food, and shelter - depending on humans to help them. Lucy found her way to a nice woman's house who was only trying to do the right thing...taking it upon herself and her limited financial resourses to care for homeless dogs and cats. Not surprising, she was overwhelmed with the number of dogs she found herself caring for and a couple of our volunteers visited the woman and agreed to take Lucy "off her hands. " Lucy had obviously been one of the "under dog's," so to speak, and had suffered some attacks by the other dominant dogs. She had lacerations on her head from repeated attacks by other, more dominant dogs and she looked as though she may have been pregnant. Fortunately, she was not pregnant and she went on to receive the best medical care by one of our veterinarinarians. Lucy is 10 months old and she tested negative for heartworms, received all over vaccinations, was spayed and even microchipped. Lucy has a very gentle, affectionate and playful personality. Given all that she has gone through, she is truly a sweet soul who has nothing but love to giver her new family. She will be an excellent family dog - she gets along wonderfully with children and other pets. Please give this girl a chance at experiencing what it is like to be a member of a family and what it is like to reciprocate the love she is so eager to
A HAPPY ADOPTION TAIL...
DUDLEY - ADOPTED!
The rescue of Dudly and his mom, dad and sibling was one of the most intense FOLAS has ever been involved in. You see, Dudley and his family had been living in an abandoned building and left to rummage through garbage and the occasional dog food and water a Good Samaratin brought them. This GS had been caring for this family of dogs for over a month and had made several pleas for help to various rescue groups around the KC area. Being consistently overwhelmed with animals for adoption and with phone calls for assistance, we were unsure that we would be able to help. However, when we received pictures of the family we knew we had to at least meet them in person to really understand what we were dealing with and how and if we would help. When we arrived at the building that they called "home" we were literally sick to our stomachs. The conditions were deplorable and we were astonished that they had survived for so long. The saddest thing, however, was that when we pulled up Dudley and his mom greeted us like old friends - tails wagging and lots of kisses and licks to offer. Soon, we were also greeted by Dudley's brother Jasper. Not surprising, as soon as we fully appreciated the conditions that the family was living in, we knew we were not leaving them behind. It was an ordeal, to say the least, but now Dudley, his mom and dad, and brother Jasper are safe and sound in a foster home. Unfortunately, mom and dad both tested positive for heartworms so they will need some extra medical care and TLC before they can go to new homes. Dudley and his brother Jasper, however are available for adoption and very eager to find loving new homes. Given all that Dudley has been through, he acts like a typical happy and playful puppy. He has an extremely sweet and social disposition and loves to be snuggled.
Dudley is just under 4 months old, neutered, current on vaccines and is crate-trained.
The family that adopted Dudley not only has a wonderful addition to their family but they also have the peace of mind that they gave a home to a puppy that was truly rescued and whose life was saved.
P.S. A special thank you to the Good Samaritin and his family for caring so much for this family of dogs and making sure that they were saved. You are a hero and we are grateful that you brought these special dogs not only into our program, but into our lives. You know who you are and your compassion and persistence is truly appreciated.
JUNAH (DUDLEY'S MOM) - ADOPTED!
If you read the above story, you are well aware of the plight of Dudley and his Momma, Papa, and brother. Fortunately, Jasper was adopted around the same time Dudley found his forever home but Momma (named Junah) and Papa (named Gulliver) had to stay in their foster home awhile longer to recover from heartworm treatment. As fate would have it, once they both recovered from treatment I received a phone call from the wonderful famiy that adopted Dudley. They had been considering getting him a playmate and when they visited our website, they saw that Junah, his Momma, was healthy and waiting for a new home. To make a long, bittersweet story short, Dudley and Junah have been reunited and are living together once again in their forever home with a loving family that truly represents the reason why those of us in animal rescue do what we do.
We at FOLAS could not have imagined a better fate for this family of dogs and for the wonderful families that provided them the homes they so deserved. Many of you may be wondering, however, "What became of Gulliver?" Well, Gulliver (Papa dog) never left his foster mom....me!! I fell in love with this dog the moment I saw him and knew he was going to be my best friend.
Andi Myers, Vice President - FOLAS
GULLIVER (DUDLEY'S PAPA) - ADOPTED!
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WHY SPAY OR NEUTER?
* Over 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed.
* Over 71% of cats and kittens entering shelters are killed.
* $2 billion of U.S. tax-payer money is spent on rounding up, housing,
killing and disposing of homeless animals.
* Two unaltered cats and their unaltered offspring can produce 420,000
cats in just 7 years.
* Two unaltered dogs and their unaltered offspring can produce 67,000
dogs in just 6 years.
* 25-30% of shelter animals are purebreds.
* For every puppy or kitten bred or bought by a breeder, an animal
awaiting adoption at a shelter will die.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPAYING/NEUTERING YOUR PET
* Spayed/neutered pets live longer, healther lives.
* Spaying female dogs/cats eliminates the possibility of uterine or
ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the chance of breast cancer.
* Neutering dogs/cats eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and
considerably reduces the chance of prostate cancer - enlargement of
the prostate gland affects over 60% of unneutered dogs over the age
of 5 yrs.
* Spaying/neutering often eliminates undesirable behaviors such as
aggression, spraying and roaming.
WHY ADOPT A PET?
Shelters and other rescue organizations have all shapes and sizes of mutts, purebreds, puppies and kittens, short hair pets or long hair pets, energetic animals or mellow animals. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle, family and home are also much better. Shelter workers and rescuers are familiar witht the personality and temperament of each animal allowing them to match adopters with the best pet for them.
More importantly, when you adopt a pet you save a life. The sad reality is that over 65,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in the KC area alone every year simply because there are not enough homes for them all. The fact that healthy, sweet, adoptable cats, dogs, puppies and kittens are killed every day in our coomunities is an inexcusible travesty. For every animal that is bought from a pet store or breeder, an animal awaiting adoption at a shelter will die. There is simply no justification for bringing more dogs and cats into the world when good homes are already limited.
Who We Are
The mission of Friends of Liberty Animal Shelter is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals by way of education, humane animal population control and care for homeless, strayed, or unwanted animals. Our group survives strictly on tax-deductible contributions and is run completely by volunteers. Donations are used to fund our low cost spay/neuter program, to provide veterinary care to rescued animals, to educate the community on companion animal issues and to distribute our bi-annual newsletter.
Adopting a friend
Adopting a dog or cat is a lifetime commitment to the animal. Please do your homework and make sure that you and your family are ready for the responsibility of adopting a new companion.
Cat Adoption Fee: $60
Dog Adoption Fee: $70
Adoption fees for cats includes spay / neuter surgery, Felv/FIV test, and FVRCP vaccination. Adoption fees for dogs includes spay / neuter surgery, heartworm test, and DHLPP vaccination.
Come Visit Us!
The animals we have available for adoption stay in foster homes until they are placed in permanent homes. If you are interested in a FOLAS animal, please call or email us for an adoption application. Once the application has been reviewed and approved, we will then get you in touch with the foster family to meet the animal in person. Please note - FOLAS reserves the right to deny an applicant for any reason as it is our primary goal to find the best, most appropriate home for each of our adoptable animals.
Friends of Liberty Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 856
Liberty, MO 64068
President: Lesa Tegeler
Vice President: Andi Myers
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