How a group in El Dorado County is helping animals in community shelters

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

A group in El Dorado County is helping alleviate animal populations across animal shelters in the region.

By Linda Mumma -- VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: 

>> THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE BLUE CREW. ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE FOOTHILL DOG RESCUE MAKES THE TRIP. 

>> IT IS A BIT OF A DRIVE. LINDA: ALL THE WAY FROM SHINGLE SPRINGS, TO STANISLAUS ANIMAL FROM THE SHELTER AND PUT THEM INTO FOSTER HOMES. SHELTERS OF THAT WE ARE FIRST ONE AND WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE STANISLAUS SHELTER DOWN HERE TO HELP THEM WITH BRINGING DOGS THAT NEED FOREVER HOMES UP INTO OUR AREA. LINDA: THE IDEA IS TO SAVE LIVES IN SHELTERS BURDENED BY AN ABUNDANCE OF ANIMALS 

>> THE SHELTER HERE IS VERY FULL RIGHT NOW. WE'VE BEEN ASKING A LOT OF RESCUES TO COME AND PLEASE HELP

>> OH MY GOODNESS. RESCUES ARE THE BRED AND BUTTER TO ANY SUCCESSFUL SHELTER. EACH ANIMAL. 

>> I WALK THROUGH EVERY SINGLE ROW. I DON'T LEAVE ANYBODY OUT. LINDA: TESTING THEIR TEMPERAMENT. 

>> WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE? LINDA: AND TAGGING THOSE SUITABLE FOR A FOSTER HOME. 

>> DOGS THAT ARE GOOD WITH CHILDREN, WHATEVER WE END UP GETTING REQUESTS FOR. LIKE IT IS SCARED NOW, THE RESCUE SAYS WHAT THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THIS ENVIRONMENT IT MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR, SAY, A FAMILY. 

>> I'M LOOKING AT PERSONALITY. EVEN IF THE DOG IS SCARED IN THE CORNER IT SHOWS PERSONALITY TO ME LINDA: SINCE BEGINNING THE PARTNERSHIP MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO. 

>> WE HAVE ADOPTED OVER 1600 DOGS.

See Video Report HERE

See Rescue Group Here: 

Foothill Dog Rescue | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ElDoradoPetClubDogRescue