With the holiday season right around the corner, we are reminded of all the things we are thankful for. We would not be able to accomplish everything without our supporters who help make our flights possible. We are also thankful for our wonderful partners who help give these animals a second chance at a better life.
Lastly, we are grateful for all the people who open their homes and adopt these homeless dogs and cats. Without everyone, animals like this cute, young poodle mix would not find their forever home.
Due to overcrowding, this dog was among 50 animals to be transported out of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. Once the animals were counted and getting ready to depart, it was discovered this dog was going to be DIMC’s 8,000thpassenger. Judy Zimet, Co-Founder and Board Member of DIMC, then gave him his name Phoenix. This name symbolizes where he came from, but also how he was given the opportunity to start a new life. Phoenix was delivered to the Humane Society of Western Montana where he found a loving family to foster him. A few days later, they decided to adopt him, and he found his forever home.
This holiday season, we encourage everyone to get involved with their local shelter or DIMC to help animals get their chance at starting a new life, like Phoenix did. If you have an opening in your home, please consider adopting from your local shelter. If you cannot adopt, think about fostering an animal until someone can adopt them. If you cannot do either, then please reach out to see if there is any way you can volunteer. We understand that life gets busy, so if you aren’t able to do any of those, please donate to your local shelter or DIMC. Anything you can give makes a difference in these animals’ lives and would be greatly appreciated.
Once again, thank you to all our supporters and partners that help us accomplish so much! We would not have been able to do it without you and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!