Since this is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, I wanted to give a big shout-out to all of those shelter workers and volunteers who work never-ending hours rescuing the never-ending stream of animals in trouble. We see you, and we appreciate you. Readers, please show your appreciation to a local shelter or rescue with a donation of food, supplies, or cold hard cash!
I also wanted to share this post from the Brown County Humane Society’s Facebook page. (I think that’s where it’s from – it was shared by a friend.) For those of you who work in shelters or rescues and are looking for a fresh way to advertise your animals, I thought this was cute.
Meet Maya! This beautiful girl is best described as playful and loving. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her: Available for Adoption in NJ/PA
Maya is a sweet 6 year old mixed breed! When we say mixed, we aren’t kidding….we did the DNA test! This girl is a little of everything! American Staffordshire, Chow Chow, Labrador Retriever, Great Pyrenees and a bunch of other stuff all thrown in. Resulting in one gorgeous girl. She’s been searching for her forever home for way too long! How has no one scooped her up? Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Maya / It’s A Ruff Life Rescue / Hamilton, NJ→
Meet Finley! This beautiful girl has some very special needs, but I’m confident there’s a very special family out there somewhere for her. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:
Finley is 3 years old and about 45 pounds. She is a mixed breed.
Finley came to us a very fearful puppy. We have done a ton of work with her, but she is afraid of almost everything. She is jumpy at loud noises, like if you drop something.
She is ok with us, but even after years of trying, she is still very afraid of strangers.
Finley is a big barker. She barks at the neighbors, she barks anytime she is afraid of something.
The time she is most at ease is when she is playing with the other dogs.
I know it is a stretch that she will find the right home, but maybe one is out there. Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Special Needs Finley / New Digs for Dogs Rescue / North Haverhill, NH→
If you haven’t figured it out, I choose a place to feature each Sunday by going alphabetically through a list of US states and Canadian territories / provinces. Today it was New Brunswick’s turn, and this has never happened before in the almost 14 years I’ve been writing this blog. There are NO dogs listed for adoption on Petfinder in the entire province! Zip. Nada. None.
We are heartbroken to share that Pet Alliance’s Orlando location was damaged by a devastating fire last night. We are very sad to report that we lost 23 cats to the fire, but firefighters and staff were able to save ALL of the dogs.
All of the saved animals will be transported to the Sanford location for assessment and care. We appreciate the community’s outpouring of support. If you wish to make a donation you can do so on our website. We will let the community know what other help we need as we move forward.
UPDATE: After last night’s devastating fire at our Orlando location, we were able to save a total of 45 cats and 26 dogs. This includes four additional cats that shelter staff discovered this afternoon. We are heartbroken to report that we lost 13 cats and there are 4 still missing. Staff will be setting up traps at the location in the hopes of locating the missing 4. Continue reading Shelter Fire in Orlando→