BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Humane Society of the Ouachitas has partnered with a new shelter, the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter out of Vinita, Oklahoma, to help find sheltered dogs forever homes. HSO has been transporting adoptees out of the area for some time as Polk County has an abundance of sheltered pets.
With the new partnership, HSO transports the dogs to Oklahoma where they are then taken to Colorado, where there is a shortage of perspective adoptive pets. The Denver Dumb Friends League, or DDFL, for short, is the agency that finds new families for the dogs.
HSO volunteer, Michael Povey, said they transport dogs up to four times a month and more than 45 dogs have been adopted through the program in the last four weeks. HSO volunteers are hopeful that those numbers will remain high.
HSO is a 501(c)3 and is only funded through grants and donations. If you would like to help in any way, contact the shelter at 479-394-5682.