"The shelter is an innately sad place. People say all the time that they cannot go in there. The Facebook album allows people to see who is available without being uncomfortable."
She operated for about a year before Kathy McClung, who also is passionate about the mission, criticized Staley for not having photos every day.
"I said, if you want to criticize, help me update the photos," Staley said.
From then on, they became a dynamic team. The company, made up of volunteers, now works to take photos, keep the Facebook page updated and find homes for the shelter dogs.
In less than a year that Dog Bless has been involved, euthanasia has decreased steadily.
In 2010 and 2011, about half of all dogs coming in were put to sleep. In the second half of 2012, rates decreased significantly, with not a single month climbing to triple-digit euthanasia deaths.
Staley said 83 dogs were rescued in February. The euthanasia rate went down 69 percent.
"We're doing really, really great. Not only is Dog Bless getting in our groove, but awareness is spreading," Staley said. "We're having a lot more support. Our rescue base has grown, and we've become more efficient."
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