This year marks 56 years for the organization, which has been renamed Juneau Animal Rescue. Director Samantha Blankenship said the change was prompted by a desire to make more people aware of their role in the community.
Gastineau Humane Society called the dog aggressive and not a viable candidate for adoption. The Juneau couple wishes they’d been notified before the dog was put down.
Ketchikan’s animal shelter has gotten some relief in recent weeks after rescuing more than 40 animals from one home in early October.
The volunteers don’t want credit or attention. They do want to see this job done and maybe set a small example on how to tackle the next ones.
“It’s definitely disconcerting for veterinary clinics, for kennels, for the humane society. It can be upsetting,” says Chava Lee, Executive Director of Gastineau Humane Society.