The Dog Days of El Centro

The heartbreak of family dogs living without their families and with very little hope of being adopted if they don't get out. We're coming for you, sweet ones...

The heartbreak of family dogs living without their families and with very little hope of being adopted if they don't get out. We're coming for you, sweet ones...

The Humane Society of Imperial County is undergoing a crisis that they are trying their best to stay ahead of. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Imperial County was 20.5 percent in May 2017, the second highest in the nation. As one would expect in an area hit with economic calamity, the animals become unwitting casualties.

A bath and haircut can make the difference between a dog being miserable and homeless to happy and adoptable. 

A bath and haircut can make the difference between a dog being miserable and homeless to happy and adoptable. 

Located in El Centro, California, the Humane Society which serves the area is being inundated with dogs that people can no longer care for. The animals, mostly dogs, are being relinquished at an unprecedented rate, which unfortunately supersedes the rate of adoption by a longshot. To make matters worse, the temperatures are currently soaring over over 115º F. So, with too many dogs and not enough funds, flea meds or, at times, even food, this struggling shelter needs our help.

With the extreme heat often exceeding 115ºF, The Humane Society of Imperial Valley needs to find a way out for these dogs as soon as possible. 

With the extreme heat often exceeding 115ºF, The Humane Society of Imperial Valley needs to find a way out for these dogs as soon as possible. 

This Wednesday, June 21st Thrive Animal Rescue is heading out with a team of volunteers alongside The Rescue Express, ready to load-up and drive out with as many shelter dogs as we can logistically support. So here's the ask:

WE NEED FOSTERS. Sign Up here.

Rescue Express, an initiative of MGM Animal Foundation, has been providing free weekly transport for 100-150 dogs and cats on their shiny new customized transport buses for two and half years. 

Rescue Express, an initiative of MGM Animal Foundation, has been providing free weekly transport for 100-150 dogs and cats on their shiny new customized transport buses for two and half years. 

We will be bringing supplies to leave with them, as there seems to be no end to the incoming abandonment issue. Here are a few things they are in dire need of: 

Bleach, paper towels, topical flea and tick meds, potty pads, plastic pet carriers, non-clumping cat litter, latex free gloves, Pedigree dog food, newspaper, and antibacterial hand soap.

If you would like to drop off provisions for us to deliver to them, please contact us by emailing cece@bloum.com and she will make arrangements for you to drop off. As always, thanks to everyone who helps make these rescue efforts possible. You seriously are the wind beneath our wings! xoxo