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July 2020

The Love Pit Rescue Group

Every month, Animal Care & Control features a volunteer who's making a difference for the animals at the shelter.

Meet the July Volunteer of the Month, The Love Pit Rescue Group.

How long have you volunteered with the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter?

The Love Pit has been working closely with The Fort Worth Animal Shelter since its inception in the summer of 2015! We established our Day of Service Program February 02, 2019.

What does your group like best about volunteering at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter?

Our group loves everything we do at the shelter while we are there. We spend most of our time bathing dogs, evaluating their personalities and behaviors and getting in quality time with the dogs. The staff and volunteers maintain an efficient, clean operation and do all they can to support our rescue efforts!

What motivates your group to stay involved?

We are motivated by our love for shelter animals and our goal of getting these dogs out of the shelter and into forever homes. Each month as Day of Service volunteer, we spend time evaluating dogs’ behaviors and personalities in order to intake the dogs into our program or to network the dogs on social media, to friends and families. We do our best to share photos and information with the shelter staff and volunteers whenever we can!

What qualities make a good day of service group?

Going in with a positive attitude. It can sometimes be difficult walking into the shelter and seeing homeless animals, some of which may be sick and injured. The most important thing is knowing that your time spent with these animals, and the information that you share about them can often lead to them being adopted, or finding a foster home to spend their days in! While it’s disheartening to see animals mistreated, it’s uplifting to witness the countless humans working hard to rehabilitate them and advocate for their future.

What is the strangest animal the group have seen at the shelter?

Let’s just say it brings a smile to your face when you peek towards a crate expecting a dog and a farm animal is looking back at you!

Does the group have a message to share?

We want the community to realize they can help Save the Pit Bull on many levels! If you can’t adopt, foster or donate or share social media posts to network dogs! Can’t volunteer in person? Check out thelovepit.org for volunteer opportunities that can be done from your computer at home! If you are an animal owner already, help lessen the homeless animal population by practicing responsible pet ownership including sterilizing your pet, providing vaccines and heartworm prevention, and mental stimulation for them. Check out thelovepitrescue.org/blog for more on how to be the best pet parent you can be!