Two times per month, senior cop, Aundrea Holiday visits the Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg, Virginia. She shows up splendid and early, loads an adoptable pooch into her cruiser, and goes through the early daytime watching for potential adopters.The program is called Dog For A Day, and it has been amazingly effective since its beginning last February.”
All of the adoptable pets that she [Officer Holiday] has taken out in 2019 have been embraced out,” Jennifer LaFountain, a volunteer and network commitment supervisor with the Heritage Humane Society told WSLS News.
The first stop on the canines’ experience is an overwhelming stroll through delightful midtown Williamsburg. This permits the Dog For A Day little guy ticipants to extend their legs and shake off any enclosure anxiety.”
They get their vitality out, they get their zoomies out and simply make some incredible memories,” said Holiday.Next, a fast ride in Holiday’s SUV takes them to city corridor to meet some kindred government hound darlings.
The socialization is astounding for the mutts’ conduct improvement, and the stomach rubs are extraordinary, too!Holiday says these social calls are compensating for the canines, however they likewise carry euphoria to the individuals they meet along the way.”
You should see individuals’ countenances. They get a major grin all over when you see them so it sort of makes others’ day too.”After city corridor, it’s on to nearby pooch neighborly organizations. En route they meet and welcome network individuals planning to get somebody’s eye.Holiday additionally makes a point to bring the pooches by the police headquarters so different officials can get their doggy fix.
Best of all, each canine is blessed to receive a tasty cheap food cheeseburger to finish off their large day.Officer Holiday’s most late canine accomplice is a nine-year-old Pit Bull blend named CJ. Dogs of his age and breed tend to be more difficult to adopt out. CJ has already been at HHS for nearly two months; two weeks longer than the average shelter dog.
Not only does the Dog For A Day program give pups like CJ a much-needed break from shelter life, but it also allows the community to interact with them in a low-stress environment. Rather than barking, pacing dogs in cages, potential adopters get to see their true personalities.The main goal is to help local shelter dogs get adopted, but it also gives Holiday the opportunity to engage with local residents and visitors.
Posted by Williamsburg Police Department – Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, January 23, 2020