Flagler Humane Society is an incredible group of people who pooled their resources, time, and energy into getting dogs adopted. Their most recent plan and stunt were to dress dogs up as senior citizens to get their photos taken, because there’s an unfortunate trend in adoption centers that only the youngest gets picked. Unfortunately, this is a parallel to human adoption agencies too.
People tend to take the younger ones because they’re cuter and there’s time to watch them mature and that growing is a lot of what people are after. It’s sad, and there needs to be a lot of work to be done so that people understand the ramifications of their decisions here. That’s why when they took the old dogs that were not getting adopted (old is subjective here), and put them into senior citizen costumes, it was an absolute blast.
#1 “One of our managers, Kyndra Mott, came up with the idea of accessorizing the older dogs in senior citizen outfits,”
The mission of FHS:
The Flagler Humane Society is committed to the welfare of animals. We will provide shelter and care for animals. We will provide programs and services, which enhance the bond between animals and people. We will be advocates for animals, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.
#2 “Our adoption specialist, Magdalena Grzona is a photographer, so the two worked together & came up with a great adoption promotion.”
#3 “She was so scared when she first came to us.”
Their principles are:
Always increase the placement of animals into humane environments. Provide and maintain quality programs to reduce companion animal overpopulation and euthanasia. Provide and monitor programs that provide for the well-being of animals in our care. Understand and broaden awareness of animal and community needs and our role in meeting those needs.
#4 “It didn’t take her too long to warm up to the staff, and we’d love to get her into a loving home as soon as possible,”
#5 “Don’t let her age fool you.”
Founded in 1980 (a new shelter was built in 2004) the Flagler Humane Society (FHS) has extended the hand of kindness to stray and unwanted animals in Flagler County and surrounding areas. FHS cares for companion animals, investigates and combats animal cruelty, rescues neglected pets, treats sick and injured strays, and educates the public about humane issues and responsible pet care.
#6 “Bambi is ready for walks, play, snuggles, and rolling in the grass whenever you are!”
#7 “This sweet senior boy is looking for a second chance at the life he deserves,”
#8 “While he has some limits to his vision, it doesn’t stop him from being right next to his people and soliciting all the love and affection he can get!”
#9 “Meet Sharpie! She’s earned a scholarship in “Treat Tasting” and looking to graduate from the shelter to your home as soon as possible!”
#10 “She is one of our longest residents, found wandering around a golf course for days. We posted her all over, but no one ever came to look for her even though she was well-fed and wearing a collar.”
#11 “She was scared and sick with heartworms and skin allergies. It didn’t take her long behind our front desk to come out of her shell and flourish into the social butterfly she truly is!”
#12 “She has been treated and trained and is now looking for her perfect home—preferably one where she is the only pet and gets ALL the love and attention she deserves.”
#13 “Bubbles’ biggest fear is thunderstorms. But she loves her “nest” on top of her crate (we know, she’s a weirdo, but we love her anyway!) It’s her safe haven and she’d love to make her nest with you!”
#14 “Earning her degree in “Water Sports,” she is obsessed with water! She’ll play with the hose as long as you let her. She’ll jump in the baby pools to cool off. She should have been named ‘Splash.’”
#15 “She was adopted and returned after adopters didn’t feel comfortable handling a big dog like that. She would probably do best with someone experienced with bigger dogs. Don’t get us wrong; she loves everyone she meets…”
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