Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends | Anchorage, AK | Shelter Exchange
Mar 16, 2017 - The executive director of a local dog rescue is once again facing a fine from Anchorage Animal Care and Control
These are our pups of pride and joy! Shiloh, the grey and white husky came from the Anchorage Animal Control Shelter. Her owner release form warned of escape attempts, antisocial behavior, and more. Shadow, the black and white husky mix came from the Palmer Animal Control Shelter. She had been returned twice, and had a case of 'abandonment issues'. Tank, the white husky rottweiler mix came from Adopt A Dog AK, a local animal rescue. A goofy lug of a boy, who is just happy to be close! Well, long story short; with exercise, understanding, and above all, love, we now have 3 remarkably well adjusted pups. Like any living creature, they do have their own little idiosyncrasies. However, our pups are happy, healthy, and live every day to the fullest! They bring such joy to my husband and I! If anyone wonders about not getting a dog, due to 'behavioral issues,' I tell them to look at ours! For love truely conquers all!
Anchorage Pets Lost & Found and a number of other local animal rescue organizations . They want to strengthen Title 17 — the municipal law governing animal care — and give officers more enforcement power.
Within a couple of years, the Board of Directors had grown and so had FOP’s services to the community. The adoption hotline reached many more prospective adopters. Spay and neuter coupons were provided with adopted animals, a rescue and placement program was begun, and FOP volunteers were spending hundreds of hours at Animal Control as advocates for the homeless. In 1992, due largely to the efforts of Diane Raynor, the Pet Patrol adoption feature was launched in the Anchorage Daily News as a partnership between FOP and David Jensen of Alaska Pet-ography. This collaboration continues today, resulting in many hundreds of adoptions through the years.In July 1995, led by the vision of board member Alex Bury, FOP hosted the first Dog Jog at Kincaid Park. This has become our signature event for community canines and their people. The following December, we made our first rescue placement at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. “Nick the Pioneer Home Dog” lived there for many years, providing not only love and companionship, but also several acts of heroism for the seniors living there.For our first five years, FOP operated from an office at Anchorage Animal Control. In late 1993 we were asked to vacate that space. The FOP board initially resisted that request because we were essentially providing the facility’s only volunteer services. In the end, we did acquire our first independent office space nearby, but continued to assure an active volunteer presence. In 1994, in addition to our adoption hotline, we created our phone information center to answer questions on lost and found, emergency help, adoption and rehoming, spay/neuter information and more. Fifteen years later, our dedicated volunteers still respond to those calls daily. Anchorage Animal Care and Control is investigating a dog boarding and rescue facility on the Old Seward Highway for claims of mistreating animals following an undercover operation by a woman from the lower 48.