Spend Time in Dogtown at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
If you’ve ever seen National Geographic Channel’s “Dogtown”, you probably know that Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the shelter that took in over 20 of Michael Vick’s fight dogs despite recommendations from the Humane Society and PETA that the dogs be put down. But Dogtown at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in the red rock country of southern Utah, has actually helped hundreds of animals since opening in 1987.
The sanctuary only takes in last resort dogs who have serious medical or socialization issues. They are currently building new outdoor enclosures and comfy indoor living areas in anticipation of hundreds of additional dogs that will be coming in from all over the country.
As you can imagine, with all of these dogs to care for, BFS is always looking for volunteers to give each animal individual attention. They welcome volunteers everyday who help with the work of feeding the animals, cleaning their living areas, grooming them, taking them for walks, and socializing with them. To make arrangements to stop by and help out at Dogtown, contact their Volunteer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (435) 644-2001 ext 4119.
If you were wondering about the dogs rescued from Michael Vicks’ Bad Newz Kennel, most of the dogs rescued by Dogtown have been rehabilitated and several have been adopted or are living with loving foster families, proof that Best Friends efforts are paying off.
· Best Friends Animal Scantuary [Official Site]
· What happened to Michael Vick's dogs ... [SI]
· Volunteer Travel [Jaunted]
[Photo: Best Friends News]