In the time since Tonya Barker sent me the information about the PAWS shelter in Pueblo, she has been organizing her shelter reform efforts. She started off by creating a Facebook page for her group where she can share photos and stories of the dogs she knew at the shelter. There is also a video which touches upon some of the alleged neglect cases. And she’s planning a local event for Saturday. Per Tonya:
I’m having an “Awareness Day” on March 12 in Pueblo. We will meet at City Park (Pueblo Blvd entrance) at 11:30am. We will hand out the information and people can spread across town. I’m hoping to have people at the dog park, Petsmart, Petco, etc. High traffic areas. I will also include a flyer for people to join the Facebook page.
This is the first step in getting the information out there. I want the community to know what is really going on at PAWS and not just a new shelter going up. Please be the voice for those who have none, and have been unfairly abused, or just simply been born and end up at PAWS. Be the difference that you want to see in the world. The dogs are counting on you. You are all they have.
Anyone wanting to participate in Saturday’s event can join the group on Facebook for additional details. Good luck Tonya!