Shelter receiving help from many

The Animal Shelter of North County recently received 40 animals, mostly cocker spaniels, after they were rescued by Snohomish County animal Patrol. The media accurately described the pitiful condition of the animals, all being caked with excrement and many suffering from malnutrition. Frankly, that first day, the stench was overwhelming.

While nothing will ever make up for what these poor creatures have endured, a lot of people are sure trying. The outpouring of support from the community is absolutely amazing. There are dozens of examples of individuals, families and businesses immediately stepping forward to do what they could to help. To each of you, whether you donated money or supplies or volunteered your time, please know how wonderful you are and how much your efforts mean.

While receiving such a large number of animals at one time is unprecedented, a steady stream of unwanted and abandoned animals come into the shelter each week. Each is deserving of humane treatment and the opportunity to find a home where they will be cared for and loved. With your support, the shelter will continue to make that happen.

Animal Shelter of North County, Board Member

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