A kind soul, Rose Smith, found this dog on Montrose on 6/30/13 near James Park. The dog has a collar but no tags. She is very friendly with people and dogs. She has been spayed and will sit and shake on command. If you know of anyone who might be interested in her, please e-mail Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304 545-8004.
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This is a tough one. Someone dropped off a very pregnant boxer at the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter yesterday. (Here’s a link, although you have to sign in through Facebook to see).
I am trying to get this out to boxer rescue groups.
Please spread the word and consider reaching out to this poor four legged soul.
Contact – Dogblesswv@hotmail.com – 304-342-1576
It’s been a little quiet on the rescue front at Pet City. In fact, with pets getting placed and little activity, I’ve been working on a few thoughts for the Blog. The adoption lull after the holidays couldn’t last forever. Flying in like a dog thrown out of a car, we swing back into action, literally.
On Sunday morning as Patti was heading to work, she saw a car slowing down and literally throw a dog from their door. They had slowed down considerably but the poor thing laid there. Shocked, Patti did a u turn and went back because she wasn’t sure what it was happening.
Her first thought was a cat. The breathe had been knocked out of him because he didn’t move for a few seconds. After she realized he was alive, Patti convinced him to come to her with a sandwich that she had packed for lunch. Her lunch. Her food for a spirit in need.
He was filthy dirty and limped on his right leg. Patti took him home and bathed him. Treated him for fleas and heartworms with the Revolution product. He actually didn’t appear to have any fleas on him. He was so loving and playful. He was no longer limping and was in the yard romping around like a young dog would do. Patti thinks the pup is maybe 6 months old. In the evenings, her family debated about where to put him but he jumped up on a loveseat and fell right to sleep. Just laid on his back with his paws in the air. Very sweet. He is trained and hasn’t had any indoor issues; actually a couple of times has scratched at the door to go out.
He has a very sweet personality. Patti says he is young, he jumps and plays with lots of enthusiasm. He loves tennis balls and ropes. Patti wishes that she could keep him but she currently has 4 cats and 1 dog. Since Sunday, 2 of the cats have gone into hiding!
Patti’s compassion is remarkable and she hopes we can find him a forever home. She knows the grateful pup would be appreciative. If anyone is interested, just have them call her cell phone at 304-419-1318.
So, in the face of sheer animal cruelty, in walks an angel. Thank you Patti.
Tis the season…. This time of year, we scratch our heads pondering that ‘great’ gift — for kids, family, other pets, etc.
Inevitably the ‘let’s get a puppy or kitten,’ conversation arises.
To be certain, the thought of bringing a new being into a home is a big deal and any consideration of adoption should be thorough; impulsive decisions often don’t work out for all parties. Careful thought should be taken and everyone must be on board prior to the four-legged arrival. Giving a pet a home is a commitment.
Over the past few weeks a lot of people have brought up this topic and from the looks of it, folks are adopting for the holidays. Indeed, “Empty the Pound” has taken hold. “Occupy” the pound didn’t really fit…
Before I posted this, I visited http://www.wvanimalshelter.com/ and saw lots of dogs and cats still needing homes.
So with the thought of giving in mind, please help this guy get a home for the holidays….
Here’s what the staff at the shelter says about him. He gets glowing reviews:
“He has been here the longest at the shelter He is a really fun loving dog! He loves to play and has fun running outside. He is already housebroken!! Dale is really good with children and other animals! Remember every Friday all black cats and dogs are $5.00 off!! He is such an awesome dog and he needs someone to save him.”
If you call about Dale, remember his ID No. is 643. The Charleston shelter is at 304-342-1576.
Please keep Dale and other animals in mind over the holidays. This time of year can be tough for all concerned — lonesome relatives, families overcoming loss and especially veterans dealing with difficult circumstances (I’ll focus more time to helping vets and animals in the future). Please remember those in need this time of year.
In the space of a week, we focused on three dogs who desperately needed homes or who face an uncertain future in the shelter — or the possibility of being put down. Through your efforts, all three pups were placed with families.
Yes, these are difficult times but people step up, spread the word and open their worlds to these creatures who deserve a life. A gigantic thanks to all.
Many people inquire as to outcomes of these efforts. So when we do place the dogs and cats, we’ll provide updates as best we can.
So here’s some really good news:
Jackson, the Collie Shepherd mix who had been with a foster family, has found a home on a farm. Lots of room to play and run. Whew.
Peppi, the Chihuahua mix was placed last Friday.
There were some temperment issues that had us pretty worried — yet Peppi, we understand, interviews well!
And then there’s Mei Mei, the sweet Boxer who was to be put down on Monday but for the love of a shelter volunteer who took her into her home.
We cranked up an alert on Tuesday and she found a home on Wednesday. Incredible!
Notably that was my birthday and I cannot think of a better gift. I grew up with Boxers and know the breed well. Yes, I have a boxer on our list down the road.
What a wonderful holiday message with the these rescues. We do find good news in a world that is beyond bizarre. For all the bad, sick, strange, cruel acts we read about or see in the media, people like shelter volunteers, who are up there with guardian angels, take action and make a difference. That is what’s right in the world.
When you go home today and over the weekend, look your four-legged friend in the eye, smile and let them know how much you love them. You will be paid more than full.
Say hello to Mei Mei, a 2 year old female.
A shelter volunteer took her home to foster Sunday because it seemed she was likely to be put down yesterday.
Her owner turned her in to the Kanawha Charleston Animal Shelter in early November. This picture was two weeks ago. She is a lot skinnier now if you can believe that.
Her name was actually Maymo when she was first turned in and volunteers started calling her May May. A vet today said Mei Mei is Chinese for “little sister” — so the spelling was changed.
Please post back if you have an interest in making her part of your home. Thanks!
Jackson has been fostered by a sweet family but needs a home — either furever or foster, before Christmas.
Again, a good foster home is acceptable if a forever home is not yet available.
He is almost three years old, weighs about 45 pounds, is neutered and up to date on shots. He is active, loves to play fetch and tug, and gets along well with other dogs. He is also crate-trained.
Jackson is very loving and loves to show affection and cuddle!
If you would like to welcome Jackson into your home, please e-mail Tracy at email@example.com or call her at 304-539-6132.
P.S. – Jackson is packing all the gear: crate trained, shots, super sweet and young! Please spread the word on this nice boy. Thanks.
In case you missed it, one of the Pet City bloggers was featured in the Charleston Daily Mail this week.
Brad White was profiled for his role on this blog, for his love of dogs and for his longtime efforts to get dogs adopted through his email network. We’re really happy to have him here in Pet City. Here’s the full article about him.
A Charleston native who works in his family’s financial planning business, The White Planning Group, White learned a couple of important things from his family — a love of animals and the importance of being actively involved in helping your community.
The two have sort of collided in what has become an avocation for White — helping to place dogs that need good homes.
Peppi is a good boy.
And he needs a home.
Susan Burdette brought him to my attention. She says:
“He is 11 months old and has had all his shots except the rabies. His previous owner is my neighbor and he went blind and could no longer care for him.
“I am fostering him until I can find him a home. He didn’t get his rabies shot because until I took him he had never been outside. He is puppy pad trained but I have since housebroken him as well. He is not neutered yet.
“He is a very loveable dog but I have 3 already and cannot keep him. I really do not want to take him to the pound if I can help it. He has the Chihuahua temperament but once he warms up to you is very loving. Unsure on little kids but is very good with other dogs.
“I have a bed for him, toys, and his collar and leash and will even throw in a bag of food if someone adopts him.
“If you know anyone who would like to adopt him, please give me a call at 304-347-8488.”
I received a note from South Charleston resident Dee Dizmang, and she needs help with some cats to help with homes.
It’s a pretty tough situation where a good friend of hers passed away, and her cats need someplace good to go.
“These are her cats that need too be placed or they will be taken to shelter or turned out,” Dee said.
All are indoor cats and are spayed/neutered. I don’t know anything about their shots. They have carriers, toys, food, litter boxes and litter. All are declawed except one, Luke.
Here are the cats:
Luke – Orange coloring, 13 years old, good cat, never scratches
Lilly – Black and white coloring, 10 years old, sweet cat, trainable (shakes paws)
Sammy – Black, 7 years old, male, cannot meow due to being mistreated before
Rachael – Calico, 5 years old, sweetest temperament, she drinks water in bathtub
Kaleb – Long hair tabby, 3 years old, was rescued on Rt 35 as a kitten, funny cat, has a rag doll that he twists and turns
Please contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in one or more of the cats.
UPDATE: Rachael still needs a home.
Here’s what her foster mom says:
Folks, this beautiful terrorist has got to have a new home. I’m having to keep her confined to one room, which is terribly unfair to her since I have to work and travel and I can’t take a chance on her destroying Shadow (my other cat).