Volunteer group from cat protector organization Cat Care Community and Pukainis.lv with Puszatek.pl visited friends from Poland, animal shelter Schronisko Na Paluchu in Warsaw.
Our team was very impressed by the attention and attitude to the animals in the shelter. It was sunny Sunday and a lot of people came there to walk with dogs, play with cats or just help other volunteers.
It was also very nice to notice that the number of adopted pets is increased. Such a good result is, among others, a result of campaigns promoting adoption. The welfare of animals staying in the animal shelter improves also as a result of conducted repair works.
– The activities of “Paluch” are very creative. It is clearly visible that non-standard actions bring expected results. The Varsovians noticed that dogs and cats staying in the animal shelter were worth to be adopted. I am very happy with the attitude the inhabitants of our city who are more and more sensitive to the needs of the homeless animals. An expression this is not only the constantly growing number of adopted pets, but also an active participation in campaigns supporting the shelter – says Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw.
Thanks to active promotional activities of the shelter and campaigns encouraging adoption, the number of pets staying “Na Paluchu” within 4 years decreased by more than 1300 animals, from 2299 – 31 October 2010.
The increase in the number of animal adoptions was largely influenced by the introduction of facilities for adopters. Each animal is individually prepared for adoption, and the adopter receives the necessary medical documentation concerning the animal in the period of its stay in the shelter. Adopted pets also undergo castration or sterilization.
Each adopted animal receives a layette containing food for the first five days of stay in the new home. All dogs also receive an anti-parasites collars. For 3 months from adoption the shelter provides consultations of a behaviour specialist, as well as support from volunteers.
This is a huge job that workers in shelter and volunteers do.
Do you love animals? They need your help! You can also become a volunteer in “Na Paluchu” or other animal shelter in your area. Let us not be indifferent to the fate of homeless animals!
More info: um.warszawa.pl
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