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St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, no-kill animal rescue organization. We are committed to providing the animals in our care with any and all necessary veterinary treatment, training, and socialization.

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UPDATE: Still alive, but still in need. It’s a long update, but the information is important.

First, some background. Nala and Solo were owner surrendered to Nacogdoches Animal Services over a month ago. The owner lives in the same neighborhood as some of our volunteers, so we know the dogs. We did not know they had been surrendered until we saw them on the shelter page on June 20. We contacted the shelter, and learned that the dogs were on the euthanasia list for the following Monday. We immediately did a courtesy post, trying to help the shelter give the dogs more exposure; worked with both the shelter adoption coordinator and the shelter director to try to secure more time. We contacted other rescues, friends, neighbors. After a week with no applications to adopt or to foster, the dogs were given a final euthanasia date of Friday, June 28.

We are a foster-based rescue. Without a commitment from a foster, we cannot take the dogs into our rescue. But we could not let them die.

On that Friday we picked up the dogs from the shelter and placed them into boarding with our veterinarian at our expense. Their vaccinations are now up to date. As we stated in the original post, they are heartworm negative, and are now receiving preventative.

It is a reprieve, not a long term solution. They still belong to the shelter, since (we repeat), we cannot take them into rescue without a commitment from a foster family.

Here is what you can do to help Nala and Solo:

1. Adopt
2. Foster
3. Donate toward their boarding expense
4. Network the dogs

Here are things that will not help:

1. Criticizing the rescue for not doing more. See above.
2. Bashing the shelter for euthanasia. The shelter staff alone cannot stop the flood of animals coming into the shelter: cats and dogs surrendered by their owners; dogs kicked out of cars at the lake; kittens stuffed in shoeboxes and dropped into apartment complex dumpsters; mother dogs left to have their puppies under a shed when the family moves away.
3. Criticizing the owner. It doesn’t help the dogs.

Nala and Solo deserve a chance at a new life. Please help us save them.

Courtesy post: URGENT at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. Nala (white pittie) and Solo (black German Shepherd) are in danger of euthanasia at the shelter. They are spayed/neutered, house trained, good with kids, good with other animals. We know these dogs; they have been great family pets, and will be again, together or separately. Both are NEGATIVE for heartworms. Please consider fostering or adopting. If you cannot do either, please share this post. Time is running out. Here is the link to their shelter information: m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=873907434777689&id=100064753210496
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UPDATE:  Still alive, but still in need.  It’s a long update, but the information is important.  

First, some background.  Nala and Solo were owner surrendered to Nacogdoches Animal Services over a month ago.  The owner lives in the same neighborhood as some of our volunteers, so we know the dogs.  We did not know they had been surrendered until we saw them on the shelter page on June 20.  We contacted the shelter, and learned that the dogs were on the euthanasia list for the following Monday.  We immediately did a courtesy post, trying to help the shelter give the dogs more exposure; worked with both the shelter adoption coordinator and the shelter director to try to secure more time.  We contacted other rescues, friends, neighbors.  After a week with no applications to adopt or to foster, the dogs were given a final euthanasia date of Friday, June 28.  

We are a foster-based rescue.  Without a commitment from a foster, we cannot take the dogs into our rescue.  But we could not let them die.

On that Friday we picked up the dogs from the shelter and placed them into boarding with our veterinarian at our expense.  Their vaccinations are now up to date.  As we stated in the original post, they are heartworm negative, and are now receiving preventative.  

It is a reprieve, not a long term solution.  They still belong to the shelter, since (we repeat), we cannot take them into rescue without a commitment from a foster family.

Here is what you can do to help Nala and Solo:

1.  Adopt
2. Foster
3. Donate toward their boarding expense
4. Network the dogs

Here are things that will not help:

1.  Criticizing the rescue for not doing more.  See above.
2. Bashing the shelter for euthanasia.  The shelter staff alone cannot stop the flood of animals coming into the shelter:  cats and dogs surrendered by their owners; dogs kicked out of cars at the lake; kittens stuffed in shoeboxes and dropped into apartment complex dumpsters; mother dogs left to have their puppies under a shed when the family moves away.  
3. Criticizing the owner.  It doesn’t help the dogs.

Nala and Solo deserve a chance at a new life.  Please help us save them.  

Courtesy post:  URGENT at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter.  Nala (white pittie) and Solo (black German Shepherd) are in danger of euthanasia at the shelter.  They are spayed/neutered, house trained, good with kids, good with other animals.   We know these dogs; they have been great family pets, and will be again, together or separately.  Both are NEGATIVE for heartworms.  Please consider fostering or adopting.  If you cannot do either, please share this post.  Time is running out.  Here is the link to their shelter information:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=873907434777689&id=100064753210496Image attachmentImage attachment

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Is there nothing the rescue can do for them?!

Some one help these beautiful babies

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From 12 years ago: Sundance wears his colors in honor of all who served. Siempre Fi. ... See MoreSee Less

From 12 years ago:  Sundance wears his colors in honor of all who served.  Siempre Fi.
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