Attention BAY AREA this hammy boy is UP FOR ADOPTION at the Martinez shelter. Tomorrow is his LAST day to find a home before euthanasia. We would love to pull him but don’t have an available foster. If you are in the area, please go check him out! He is a staff favorite and such a ham! Full of kisses and cuddles! They have NOT tested him with dogs yet, but he apparently seems very easy going. Please, give this dude a shot, or if you are available to foster an adult bully please email email@example.com
“Hi! My name is Grace Kelly. I was named after that beautiful actress who became a princess. I’m told I am as beautiful as a princess, and sweet and friendly.
I was once without a home, living outside, and having to find my own food to eat. Then someone saved me from that lifestyle and brought me to this great place! I don’t have to worry about being cold anymore, or having to struggle to find food. Cat Angels provides me with all the food I could want!
I’m not too fond of other cats, because as a princess I believe I should get all of your attention! I do love people, though. Don’t you need a beautiful, friendly princess in your life? I think I can fill that position, if it is available.
Please come down to meet me at this wonderful place. No - you don’t need to get an “audience with the princess” - just come on down.
Grace Kelly lives at the Cat Angels Cat Adoption Facility in Cary, NC. She can be seen during the regular adoption events from noon to 4:00 pm on Saturdays or by appointment with an approved application. You can fill out an application at http://www.catangelsnc.org. For more information, you can call 919-463-9586.”
Winnie is currently being fostered in Oakland but would like a forever home of her own! I love her big ol’ ears! Details:
I am fostering a little 4-pd chihuahua through A Leg Up Rescue, a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from life-threatening situations. All of these companion animals were either in danger of being euthanized in animal shelters, neglected or abused, or taken from the public (when space permits) so they are not bounced around to different homes or collected and sold to research labs by “bunchers.”
The dogs name is Winnie and she is a very sweet, loving 1 year old puppy who was abandoned in a cardboard box outside a shelter in Monterey. I am fostering her in Oakland and hoping to find her a forever home! She loves walks outside just as much as snuggling deep in the covers. She is great with my other dog, so she would definitely be OK in a multipet home.
Heartwarming moment abandoned dog learned to trust humans again as couple track down animal they spotted lying in the road on Google Street View
A dog was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles thanks to a woman who spotted the lost-looking canine while surfing Google Maps.
Jennifer Velasquez contacted the Los Angeles-based group Hope For Pawsand let them know where she had seen the dog. She was sitting in front of what looked like an abandoned building, which is right where Hope For Paws’ employee Eldad Hagar found her when he set out to find her.
A local business owner said that he had seen the dog there for as many as 10 years, according to Hagar, who posted a video of the rescue on YouTube.
The dog, which he named Sonya, was shy toward Hagar at first, hiding under a truck instead of greeting him - but she happily gobbled up the bits of cheeseburger he fed her.
After a while, she trotted out from underneath the truck and over to a parking lot, where he tried to gain her trust and get a leash on her.
Eventually, she allowed Hagar to pet her and before long, she was nuzzling up to his side and inviting the affection. Hagar then loaded her into his SUV and took her to a groomer, who shaved her mangled coat and gave her a bath.
She was then taken to a vet, as it was revealed she had several tumors and other health problems, including arthritis. She was given the medical treatment she needed and eventually taken in by a foster family.
Two weeks ago, a YouTube user commented on Hagar’s video with an update on her health.
The user said she was having some problems with bone spurs in her back and that a vet said it could lead to paralysis.
'She is too old for surgery and that type of surgery is iffy even on a young dog,' the user wrote. 'We have started her on new meds and have started acupuncture. She seems to be responding well to her first session.
'The vet said if she were still on the street she probably wouldn't be walking. Sonya is doing good and is happy as ever. Please send her good thoughts and we will take great care of her.'
adoptpets: I don’t know how that shop owner just did nothing for that poor dog for 10 years. It’s really amazing though how she was rescued by Jennifer looking on google street view & how Jennifer took action and didn’t just ignore the dog. There were some truly great people involved in her rescue. And that dog is just a sweet old gal. At least in her final years she finally found a loving home and the unconditional love she deserves. To donate to Hope for Paws click here:
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“Hi! My name is Thor. My buddy, Loki, and I came to this nice place to find our new homes. We couldn’t stay at our old home because someone there hated us and threatened us. We were taken away to this safe place where we live right now, while we are waiting for our new home.
I’m told I am named after the Norse god of thunder. They tell me the only thunder that happens around me is when I run down the hall. I’m a BIG fellow - but sweet. So that’s really the only thing about the god of thunder that I can be said to resemble. Just like my buddy Loki, I like to play and follow you around. If you have some stuff you need me to help you with, like sorting out things in a box, or help typing on your computer, I’m really good at that. Just let me know how I can help you.
Come on by and let me show you how helpful I can be!”
Schoep the arthritic dog who warmed the hearts of millions in poignant picture dies after celebrating his 20th birthday
Arthritic German Shepherd has died a month after his 20th birthday
He became an internet sensation with moving photograph of him in lake
Picture showed the ailing dog and owner John Unger in Lake Superior
Image of the loyal pet from Wisconsin inspired strangers to donate $25,000
The arthritic dog who became an internet sensation after picture of his owner soothing him in a lake went viral has died a month after he turned 20.
John Unger, owner of Schoep the German Shepherd, announced his pet’s death by posting a photograph of a pawprint in the sand on Facebook with the caption: ‘I breathe but I can’t catch my breath’.
Underneath the picture, which gained 24,000 likes and 49,000 comments within hours, he wrote simply: ‘Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead.’
Tens of thousands of people paid tribute to the elderly sheepdog.
John Unger, 49, adopted Schoep, who is named after a famous brand of Wisconsin ice cream, when he was just a puppy and it was love at first sight. He and his ex-fiancée had been searching for a rescue dog for a year, going to dozens of humane societies. ‘We wanted every single dog,’ Mr Unger said to the MailOnline. ‘We just hadn’t found the right one.’ His then-fiancée they spotted the pup at the Ozaukee Animal Shelter 19 years ago. ‘We fell in love with her immediately,’ Mr Unger told the MailOnline.
Schoep was in a cage with another dog, possibly his mother, crouched in the back quietly staring at the corner with his back to Mr Unger. ‘I knew - that’s him,’ Mr Unger said.
At the time Schoep was named Tramp by the shelter staff and showed signs of abuse. ‘He didn’t even know what toys were,’ Mr Unger said.
‘I really wanted this dog because I wanted him to enjoy life.’ The couple worked hard to establish the trust of the dog and eventually brought out its ‘full potential’.
The story of loyal dog Schoep, from Wisconsin, became an international sensation when the picture of Unger wading in Lake Superior with him was viewed by millions last year.
Since then, their story has served as the inspiration for a charity called theSchoep Legacy Foundation which has raised more than $25,000 to help low-income families care for their aging dogs thanks to donations from people as far away as Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Mr Unger’s photographer friend Hannah Stonehouse Hudson captured the heartbreaking moment between the man and his aging rescue dog in Wisconsin when Mr Unger realised his best friend was at the end of his life.
The moving photograph of man and dog in the water inspired strangers to donate to help the dog, which meant that Schoep received the best possible veterinary care in the last few weeks.
So much money came in, Mr Unger and Schoep’s veterinarian, Erik Haukass, decided to put the excess cash to good use.
Dr Haukass said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before,’ he said. ‘We realized we had received more money than we would reasonably spend on Schoep’s care.’
Together with Mr Unger and Mrs Hudson, the three formed Schoep’s Legacy Foundation.
‘The idea is to pay it forward; give it to other organizations, to help out other animals in the area and use the money in the spirit it was given,’ Dr Haukass said.
The $25,000 will be used in a variety of ways to help low-income families care for their animals, both in the care of older pets and the spaying and neutering of new pets.
‘It could help another 30 or 40 Schoeps,’ Dr Haukass said.
‘It’s incredible to be in a position to help others,’ Mr Unger said.
Mr Unger also said that he’d found himself counseling people who have had to deal with a devastating loss in their lives.
Along with donations, people have been sending Mr Unger their personal stories of woe.
‘They’re going through some depression of their own. They’re very deep and emotional letters. Those are the ones that hit home a lot,’ Mr Unger said.
‘But they look at the picture that Hannah took and it helps them have a better time with it. That’s pretty extraordinary.’
Mr Unger said he credited his dog with getting him through a difficult period of his life.
He and his ex-fiancée adopted Schoep 19 years ago, but when the relationship ended, Mr Unger was on the brink of suicide.
‘To be honest with you, I don’t think I’d be here if I didn’t have Schoep with me (that night). He just snapped me out of it. I don’t know how to explain it. He just snapped me out of it. … I just want to do whatever I can for this dog because he basically saved my ass,’ he said last month.
When Schoep was in so much pain, it is Mr Unger’s time to return the favor.
Suffering from excruciating arthritis, the animal was not sleeping through the night and could barely walk.
‘Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect,’ Mrs Hudson explained.
Mr Unger could not afford the costly treatments, which at $200 dollars a session, would ease Schoep’s pain.
But after Mrs Hudson’s photograph traveled across the world, thousands of dollars came pouring in.
We didn’t expect any of this,’ Mr Unger said. ‘Then, when the donations did start coming in for his care, they didn’t stop.’
Schoep has been getting joint laser treatments, which reduce pain and swelling while healing the animal’s limbs, as well as pain medication from the Bay Area Animal Hospital.
‘He’s walking so much faster,’ Mr Unger said. ‘His stride, his gait, is longer. It’s unbelievable.’
Dr Haukass has also seen a change in the animal.
‘He sleeps through the night. He’s interested in going for more walks during the day,’ Dr Haukass said. ‘He walks with less of a limp. His ears are standing up and his tail is wagging better.’
adoptpets: Rest in peace Schoep. He had a good long life with a great owner. None of this would have happened had John and his then fiance had decided to buy a dog rather than adopt 20 years ago. Had that been the case, Schoep might have never been adopted & his life might have been a short one where he only knew of the abuse of his previous owner. Don’t shop—adopt!
The point is, cats can live very good lives with this condition and it was no reason to kill this young life, so I took her in.
However, I cannot keep her indefinitely as I have a big dog - so she is cooped up in my bathroom. If you live in Chicago and are interested in bringing Jelly Bean into your home, please email me Nikilotyl@sbcglobal.net.
I urgently need to find her a loving forever home. She will come with all her supplies - litter box, remaining food and litter, plastic airline crate, toys. She has already had two vet exams and has the records to indicate what work she’s had done.
If you know anyone willing to adopt a kitten, please tell them about Jelly Bean or repost this.
♥ Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials;
♥ Margaret Atwood (especially the Mad Adam series & The Handmaid's Tale);
♥ The Hunger Games;
♥ The X-Files;
♥ (Mostly) everything Joss Whedon; and
♥ Unicorns, narwhals, time travel & zombies (not necessarily in that order).
Also, I'd rather pretend that season 6 of Lost never happened, and that Alias ended with the 2003 Superbowl episode.