ani

Adopt a Golden Birmingham


Visit Adopt a Golden Birmingham >> http://adoptagoldenbirmingham.com/index.html   (report broken link)
0
Alabama NoKill Directory

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Organizations listed in this directory have failed verification by NoKill Network and may include shelters that promote euthanasia. For a list of NoKill Animal Shelters visit our

Alabama NoKill Directory

About AGB

Mission: Our mission is to find safe, loving, lifelong homes for Golden Retrievers. No Golden Retriever will be turned away, regardless of medical needs or age.
Who We Are: We are a group of volunteers with a passion for helping Goldens
What We Do: AGB takes in dogs from Birmingham and surrounding areas (and in some cases States). Every dog goes through a wellness check with our veterinarians. Vaccinations, neutering and spaying, heartworm treatment and any other medical issues are all dealt with where needed. Dogs placed in our system are evaluated not just for health but also for temperament with our experienced dog trainers. It is our goal to place the right dog in the right home. Therefore, it is important to know whether a particular dog is good with other dogs, young children or cats. Some Golden’s are high energy and will need a lot of exercise, others are more laid back and just want as many belly rubs as possible. This is why our adoption process is so thorough. It can be very disconcerting to a dog and distressing to adoptive parents to have to return a dog to us because it simply wasn’t the right fit.

CONTACT:
ADOPT A GOLDEN BIRMINGHAM
P.O. BOX 361753
Birmingham, Al 35236

205-290-7788
[email protected]
Feral Cat TNR Program
0
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
0
Rescue Groups
0
Foster Care
0
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
0
Pet Retention
0
Medical and Behavior Programs
0
Public Relations/Community Involvement
0
Volunteers
0
Proactive Redemptions
0
A Compassionate Director
0
Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

 

11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


Rate it:

Comments:


Post your review of Adopt a Golden Birmingham

Thank you for submitting your review!


Spread the word!

I just reviewed: Adopt a Golden Birmingham

www.nokillnetwork.org
In Alabama

Post Your Comment

Comments

Post your comment on Adopt a Golden Birmingham



Post your comment on Adopt a Golden Birmingham

Thank you for your comment!


Spread the word!

I just commented on: Adopt a Golden Birmingham

www.nokillnetwork.org
In Alabama

No comments. Be the first!