This fun, sweet boy loves to exercise and play, has played with other dogs before! He runs in halfmoons playing with other dogs…wanting to play tag with them. Fletch would make a great walking and jogging buddy. He’s affectionate too. He likes other dogs. And he likes kids too. He’s friendly and a fun-loving fella. He walks great on a leash! He’s stunningly handsome!
Submit an application today for Fletch as he one of the best boys you will ever meet!
Lovable Fletch came to NYBC by way of Alabama and our friends at @4legs4justice_rescue.
The Humane Society of US and other organizations attempted to regulate the animals of disasters by not allowing out of state rescues to take the animals directly because many pet owners were upset after hurricane Katrina because they couldn’t be reunited with their pets since the animals were shipped all over the the US. So in a new attempt to limit the spread of Texas’ canine influenza outbreak AND mainly in an attempt to help displaced citizens of TX because of the new hurricane, stray Texas dogs were supposed to move into Texas and Louisiana shelters so that they’ll be more easily accessible to be reunited with owners. Unfortunately that meant that the dogs currently in Texas and Louisiana shelters must be euthanized in order to make room for the newly displaced Texas hurricane dogs. A large humane society in Birmingham, Alabama went to Louisiana to pick up 70+ dogs from a shelter that was flagged to euthanize their current dogs and prepared to take in 150+ Texas dogs.
A very sad cycle in order to help displaced animals; euthanize the current animals to make room for more.
Therefore, these dogs are technically “hurricane impacted” dogs rather that hurricane effected dogs. But nonetheless, Hurricane Harvey is why they were rescued. Hurricane Harvey would have killed them and the lack of vacancy and space would of had them euthanized.
stepped up to take a bunch of dogs and get them out of harm’s way. They are a 100% no-kill rescue and was able to save 25 dogs from a sad fate. They reached out to NYBC to help with placement and we humbly obliged.
Julius, Candy and Fletch were 3 of these impacted dogs. Julius and candy have already found homes. Now it is Fletch’s turn for furever!