Welcome To Daphne Animal Shelter
Is to render efficient and quality service to the citizens of Daphne by providing protection of self and property from the dangers and nuisance caused by stray animals; to protect pets from the cruelty they may face from irresponsible citizens; to educate the public in the responsibilities of pet ownership, animal control, care and welfare.
SHELTER WISH LIST
Dog & Cat Food
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED.
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Hurricane & Evacuation Preparation
If you must evacuate your home in a crisis, plan for the worst-case scenario. If you think you may be gone for only a day, assume that you may not be allowed to return for several weeks. When recommendations for evacuation have been announced, follow the instructions of local and state officials. To minimize evacuation time, take these simple steps:
- Store an emergency kit and leashes as close to an exit as possible.
- Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date identification. Your pet’s ID tag should contain his name, telephone number, and any urgent medical needs. Be sure to write your pet’s name, your name and contact information on your pet’s carrier.
- The ASPCA recommends micro-chipping your pet as a more permanent form of identification. A microchip is implanted in the animal’s shoulder area, and can be read by scanner at most animal shelters.
- Always bring pets indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster. Pets can become disoriented and wander away from home during a crisis.
- Consider your evacuation route and call ahead to make arrangements for boarding your pet outside of the danger zone at the first sign of disaster.
Thanks to Maddie’s Fund
Thanks to Maddie’s Fund, the Daphne Animal Shelter was able to build a brand new website which will help get our pets adopted and keep the community up to date on our mission to save and care for abandoned pets. The website will help us get our message out, find and coordinate volunteer activity, and raise desperately needed funds to keep the pets safe!
Daphne Animal Shelter Teams up with The Haven
In February of 2009, Daphne Animal Shelter partnered with Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project of Baldwin County shelters in promising an “adoption guarantee” to all healthy animals that came into the shelter that month. Through the hard work of Daphne shelter staff to increase adoptions and their close work with The Haven to transfer animals, Daphne was able to extend that guarantee not only through February, but for a full six months! Compared to figures from last year, this means that 52 more lives were saved through this effort. Daphne Animal Shelter will continue their commitment to increasing adoptions, educating the public on responsible pet ownership and working with rescue groups to transfer animals out when space becomes tight so that they can continue to find good homes for as many animals as possible.