I have been touched by the stories of the dogs on these boards, and very impressed with all of you who are working so hard to save them. I do not have the resources or skills right now to become a foster home or transport for dogs, and most of the dogs posted on these boards are far from where I live anyway. But I'd like to find some way to make a contribution to the effort, and I was wondering if there was a way that I could be of help.
I don't know if there's a protocol for how dogs get listed on this site, and what happens once they are listed (I looked for a FAQ, but didn't see one). I certainly don't want to duplicate efforts, step on anyone's toes, or worst of all, create more work for those of you who are doing the rescues.
I was wondering, once a dog is listed, would it be helpful to:
a. Locate a list of rescue organizations that are within the same area, and post the list in the thread? (I've seen this done in some threads.)
b. Contact the rescue organizations to see if they might be able to help? (If yes, is it best to contact by email or phone? What do you usually say in the contact?)
c. Contact the shelter for more information? (If yes, what info is most needed - how long dog has until it's put down? personality/behavior? other?)
Also, is it of any help to browse Petfinder, DID, or other sites looking for bcs in shelters and then post the info here? (How do you know if a shelter is a kill shelter?)