Stop the Suffering employs a network of volunteers dedicated to saving the lives of animals every day. Many of our volunteers keep a close eye on many different animal shelters both local and afar. When an animal is placed on the "euthanasia short list" we contact the shelter to let them know we will be coming to "pull" the animal(s). We then arrange transport
Once we have the animal in our program, he or she is placed in a temporary “foster home” where the foster parents nurture and care for the animal. This includes veterinary care and visits, all shots and vaccinations and a spay or neuter for the animal. The foster family works on socialization and their self
STS provides each foster family with the necessary tools to help them care for each pet. We share food, a crate and a leash in addition to paying for all medical care and shots. If you are interested in becoming a foster family,
Several times throughout the month, STS participates in local adoption events. We arrange for as many available dogs to be at these events so they can meet potential forever families. We assist you with meeting the dogs and assess what you are looking for in a pet to help me make the right match.
If you see a dog or cat at an event or on our adoptables listing and think they will be a good fit for your family, we ask that you complete an adoption application that details how you will care for your new pet. We will then put you in touch with the foster parent who can provide
When an application has been approved, an STS volunteer will arrange for a home visit. This enables us to see where and how your new pet will live. It also allows us to see the interaction between any other animals in the home or children. If the match is a good one, the animal is adopted and the adoption fee is paid. If you should have any additional questions about our process or wish to help in any way, we would be thrilled to hear from you!
Our Silver Paws Program, an extension of the Stop the Suffering family, focuses on senior dogs, ages 6 and up, who have found themselves homeless and in a shelter.
We work with our shelter partners to assess each dog coming into the program for medical and nutritional needs. The dog is then placed
Our Silver Paw dogs tend to, but not always, need a little more medical care