Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Gemini Dogs back to help in Maine puppy mill response

Gemini Dogs owner, Michelle Borelli, was deployed once again to assist in the emergency sheltering of about 130 dogs who were moved from the nearby Buxton puppy mill to a new emergency shelter in Portland, Maine.
She arrived on Saturday, October 13 and cared for about 130 dogs at the Portland shelter. She worked with the United Animal Nations (UAN) Emergency Animal Response Services (EARS) team, a national disaster relief team that had deployed 6-8 volunteers like her to work alongside several other national and regional disaster teams.

Michelle's main responsibility was feeding and monitoring the eating habits of the dogs in their care. In fact, she designed a new feeding system that is working so well that both EARS and the American Humane Association have asked that she provide Standard Operating Procedures regarding this new system for use as a standard for feeding in emergency shelters across the country. Pretty cool!

Michelle was joined by the EARS Massachusetts State Coordinator, Cheryl Noroian. Cheryl's dog Louie attends daycare at Gemini Dogs. Good job, ladies, and thanks for helping out those poor pups!

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