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Saturday, June 09, 2007

From Unwanted to Secure...and Sleepy!

The best things about working with animal rescue are the happy endings. Even though all dogs and cats can't enjoy a happy ending, it's stories like the ones below that keep us going and which make it all worth it. It's hard to deal with animals that have been abused, neglected, forgotten and abandoned. You want to crack some human heads and you start appreciating animals more than humans. At least I do.

Anyway, above are photos of Humane Society dogs that found a new life--one all pets deserve. In the upper left is Hines, who fell asleep in a child's bed. He is in a foster home and available for adoption.

Suzy is sleeping in a chair with her new daddy in her new home in Wisconsin. Amy....was Suzy part of the last transport? There are many happy endings from that. I will let Amy tell you more about it, as she's deeply involved in all those things, right Amy? I know one big dog that were cat Cats Are Us for a long time found his permanent homes through the transport.

Forest is sleeping on the floor with his foster daddy. Amy says, "Foster daddy, y, right... only a week with them and they opted to adopt him for good. Poor baby was stabbed in the eye by former owner & will need to have it removed." And people think something is wrong with me for liking dogs and cats better than many humans? Humans are far more evil. But now this dog will never have to worry about being abused again.

Neiko, the pup sleeping under the chair was a foster dog that now lives in Nashville with a new mommy.

Remember, the Humane Society always needs temporary foster homes for their dogs and cats until they are adopted. The Humane Society pays for vet care, spaying, neutering, while the foster family provides food and love.

Hey Brett, maybe you can bring home a foster cat to keep Pearl company! If any of you have room in your home and heart to temporarily care for a dog or cat in need, give the Humane Society a call. For more info, visit their website at:

posted by Sandy at 6/09/2007 01:08:00 PM


Blogger Skeeter said...

Ah what beautiful fur babies and people too! Foster parenting Miss Tuttle the turtle was indeed rewarding! But everything worked out fine for us with a turtle. Now the girls did get a bit miffed at having a door to a room closed during that month but nothing drastic came form them in the form of retaliation to us for closing that door. I don’t think there is room enough in this house for another cat or dog though even though I would love to have a little doggie! Cheetah is too needy for us to bring another animal in this house even for fostering. I admire those which can and do foster. Bless you each and every one for all you do for the needy animals on this earth….

More turtle stories! I swear I am being haunted by turtles now! The little turtle that we found a few weeks ago kept turning up in the yard somewhere. I was so scared that I would step on it or kill it with the mower that I took the thing to our creek (water run off ravine) area this past Thursday, Have not seen it again since then.

We also rescued a turtle that had fallen off the curb on a street near a pond that same day. We knew it could not get back up on the curb so we picked it up and put it on the grassy area and it immediately turned toward the water and headed towards the pond. That was rewarding!

We went to a State park on Thursday evening (the same day) and were amazed at this event. We walked to the boardwalk over look of a spring fed pond and tons of turtles swam up to us as if they were goats in a petting zoo! They seem to be begging for food. We had some Peanut butter Cheese crackers in the truck so we fed them the snacks and they gobbled them down like they were starving! I snapped a picture of about 24 turtles bubbling like a brook beneath our feet! I will send them to the roster email addresses so yall can see them.

Then we walked around the boardwalk to another over look and low and behold, we saw two baby alligators! They were about a foot long and the cutest things to witness! That was the neatest thing for us to see in the wild! We spotted the mommy or daddy but it would not get close enough for us to snap a good picture of it, so we only got a quick shot of it swimming in the pond. What a wonderful week we had for nature!

Saturday, June 09, 2007 5:57:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

Suzy was adopted a couple of years ago in a non-transport related adoption. She was a Basenji mix... and the family drove all the way down from Wisconsin to adopt her. They sent me SOOO many good pictures of her, which is always AWESOME. You always HOPE the dogs are happy, but pictures often confirm that for you. It sort of provides closure. Confirmation that we did a good thing! :)

Saturday, June 09, 2007 9:58:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

If I could adopt them all, I would. But we were told by the vet that getting Pearl a companion brought the risk of infecting another pussy cat with the feline leukemia. Charlie and Lucy are so spoiled that I don't know how another puppy would effect them. Though I would love to have a puppy or a small doggie that I could cuddle and love on--Pearl and Charlie are like little horses--picking them up now would give me a herniaed disk!

Monday, June 11, 2007 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

If I could adopt them all, I would. But we were told by the vet that getting Pearl a companion brought the risk of infecting another pussy cat with the feline leukemia. Charlie and Lucy are so spoiled that I don't know how another puppy would effect them. Though I would love to have a puppy or a small doggie that I could cuddle and love on--Pearl and Charlie are like little horses--picking them up now would give me a herniaed disk!

Monday, June 11, 2007 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

If you remember I talked about how our precious Cosette had feline leukemia. She and Samantha cuddled together a lot and were in close contact the whole 17 months she lived yet Sammy didn't catche it. Samantha had been vacinated for it several times. Dr. Howard, a local vet here in town told me you should never vacinate a healthy cat for Feline leukemia. Anyway Cosette was the best thing for Sam and she'd been a only cat for 7 years yet she loved having a sister after about a month of her being around. They really became best buddies. Sam grieved so when Cosette died that is why we got her more sisters. She never loved them as much as Cosette but she did enjoy thier company.

Monday, June 11, 2007 8:26:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Again, I understand that not all cats get it, but I don't want to take that chance. She has Charlie and Lucy, and they take naps together and knock the ball around in the living room. I swear, she had been in our house less than 24 hours when we went thru the whole "she needs to be put down" nightmare. But Charlie and Lucy hunted for her everywhere. They would just give us this look like "OK BUddy, Where's the cat?" Poor Charlie was so frustrated. Pearl had spent some time behind the entertainment center, and he would sit beside it and whine. They were SO HAPPY when we brought her back home.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:09:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

That is so sweet Brett! Amazing how animals can form bonds so quickly and us humans have reservations! Gee, we should pay more attention to the animal world and learn from them!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Pam, I think you are mixing up Feline Lukemia with Feline Aids. It's the AIDS vaccine which can make a cat test positive, so if you had a stray cat that had been previously vaccinated and didn't know and then tested it, it would show positive.

An inside cat you wouldn't need to vaccinate for Feluk, as it wouldnt' be in contact with possible sick strays, but outside cats would need the vaccine.

Might need to check with the vet on this to make sure, but I think that's the way it goes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

I have fallen in love with Hines from the HUman society pics--Now don't anyone get their hopes up or hold me to anything--I've begun to apply the butter up to Jeremy. I don't know where we will end--bringing another pet into the house is risky-especially since our "happy medium" hasn't been rocked since we got Charley--Pearl just fell into the family and made us her own within hours (two human suckers and two very agreeable/gullible dogs)Hines looks like a Jack Russell--aren't they like trying to hold onto a live wire,and noisey? Noisey would never last cuz my babies are pretty quiet except when someone comes to the door. Charlie could easily be pursuaded to be a barker cuz he loves it. SO the floor is open to pros and cons--k-9rescue!!! Let me have your perspective. He looks so cute in the pic-but would I be biting off more than I could bargain for?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Well Brett, the Jack Russell neighbor dog Skeeter is a joy to be around. I just posted a story on her in another topic. Look for it. The loud, obnoxious one would be her buddy another neighbor dog Zip which is a rat terrier which looks similar. Skeeter is quiet, gentle and the sweetest dog we have ever seen. She loves to give kisses and is very disciplined but she has good parents which are strict with rules. I am not sure that is normal with the Jack Russell bred but if not, then she sure defies the rule book! This Jack Russell, I would take in a heart beat! And she has the perfect name too… LOL… but I don’t think there are any guarantees with any breed.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:57:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Jack russell's can be good dogs, but there are a typical terrier. Hyper, obsessive over toys, stubborn and like to bark. They need a firm hand. But they are loyal. I personally would never own one. I don't like dogs that are hyper and like to bark. But every dog is different. I would recommend training from the begining.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Ssandy, Cosette actually ahd the feline aids but three vets have told me they just call it Feline leukemia becasue of the way it affects the blood and imune system. It is still different than regular leukemia/regular cancers. Don't ask me why they do that but that is just what the doctors told me but I will refer to it as feline aids from now on so as not to confuse .

Monday, June 18, 2007 8:44:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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