By doing this, Haverstick said the dogs become livelier and their spirits were lifted. She said they have made considerable gains in improving their health both physically and mentally.
Its not that they were unfriendly, its just theyre not used to being loved on, Haverstick said. But they are doing quite well.
She hopes to see the dogs coming to NLOLs Lebanon shelter in the next week or so and at that time, they will go through the process of being introduced to other dogs there for a few days.
It usually takes a couple days to process them into our shelter, she said.
Some of the dogs will not be coming to the shelter, but Haverstick said they are looking for foster homes. Haverstick noted there are dogs that would be better off in a home environment to continue their rehabilitation.
Some dogs dont react well to being in a shelter, so foster homes are a good place for them, she said.
Once the dogs are processed in to the shelter, they will be available for adoption by local residents. Haverstick said people could come in and inquire about adopting the dogs, or about providing foster homes for those not coming to the shelter.
Haverstick also said they will be taking in some dogs and cats from a White County rescue that saved 65 animals from unsanitary living conditions, which was also led by the Animal Rescue Corps. New Leash on Life also assisted in that rescue.
For more information, you may contact New Leash on Life at 444-1144 or come into the shelter located at 507 Jim Draper Blvd., off Baddour Parkway behind Pro Bowl West, in Lebanon.
Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.