Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oscar finds a home

I found Oscar while doing my daily searches on Petfinder.com for animals in need. His sweet face caught my attention and his story stole my heart. I shared Oscar's plight with some friends who share my dismay and disgust when people give up lifelong pets when the pets get old.

My friend Kathy and her husband Dan take a special interest in senior cats and agreed that Oscar should come to live with them. They had extended discussions with the shelter, but everything seemed like a good match so Kathy and I got in the car and drove the 600 miles roundtrip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and back to get him. It was a long drive, but the fall colors were beautiful and it was worth every minute to bring that sweet cat to a new home.

A big Thank You to the Oshkosh Humane Society that has recently made a committment to not euthanize animals due to lack of space; most organizations don't make an effort for senior cats.

How cute am I?

My name is Oscar - I'm a senior citizen looking for a nice, quiet place to retire.

I was surrendered to the shelter after living with my family for 15 years. Could you imagine being torn from your home and the only family you had ever known? I don't understand why I'm here - so excuse me if I act shy when you first meet me. The staff is working to bring me out of my shell...and slowly but surely, it's working.

If you are lonely and looking for a quiet, gentle companion, please stop in and get to know me.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Oshkosh, WI

Monday, September 28, 2009

Second Chance

I just heard from RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota) that they will be able to bring this dog into their foster system to find a new home. He is such a handsome dog and has been so badly treated until now. I will watch for updates.

Chance is about 2 years old. This dog lives up to his name...Chance! He was found dumped out in the county...injured and abandoned. He was taken to a local Veterinary clinic as a stray.

Apparently his previous owners tried to do a "home" neuter on him by banding his testicles....unfortunately this is not the proper way to neuter a dog...he was in severe pain and had a horrible infection. The Veterinary clinic took him in and treated him medically and preformed surgery on him. This was one lucky boy!! (Thank You Waverly Vet Clinic!)

Chance is a very nice boy.....but has a ton of energy and may need some work with leash manners. Chance is good with children. He will need to meet any current dog residents living in the home before adoption....he can be a bit bossy with some other dogs.

If you can offer this boy a 2nd chance at life please apply to adopt this boy...he is starting to get a bit stir crazy in the shelter...please consider offering this dog a home and a CHANCE!!

Chance is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations including his rabies. He has a microchip and has been wormed and heartworm checked. He has been started on a flea and tick prevention program.

Cedar Bend Humane Society
Waterloo, IA

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