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While I love Facebook’s ability to get the word out about animals in need, I often dread looking at my wall due to all the pleas for help. It can be overwhelming and depressing, especially when you read some of the tragic backstories some of these animals have. Take CoCo, pictured above. According to Pet Pardons Facebook page, this beautiful 3-4 year old calico was found a few weeks ago in a dumpster, “strangled with her collar shoved down her throat and emaciated with her tongue rotted off and no teeth.”
Pet Pardons posted a plea to the Facebook community to get CoCo out of the New York City kill shelter she was being held, where she’ll surely be euthanized, and into a foster home. Despite the horrific torture this poor cat endured, she’s, according to Pet Pardons, still incredibly sweet and affectionate.
Initially I was totally rooting for this little girl, but as I continued to read her story I started to have reservations, and of course felt incredibly guilty for not being on team CoCo in the way the rest of the Facebook community seemed to be.
The other day, while driving Fynn (baby human) and Milo (dog) home from the beach, I decided to take a detour and ride past our local dog run. As I turned the corner my eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw nearly a dozen pugs in the 500 square foot park. Obviously I had to get everyone out of the car to check out the scene in person.
I told you guys last week that I was about to take the Foster Plunge and take in my first foster dog and I received such a great response. You all rock! My fiance and I are now a few days into our foster experience and things are going quite well. The group I’m fostering for, Annapolis Dog Rescue, takes in many of their dogs from high kill shelters in North Carolina and South Carolina. This particular group of pups came from South Carolina. We met the transport van at the drop off spot and wow, was it a sight. Read the rest of this entry »
Yikes! Did you hear about Cactus Jack? The 8-week-old Yorkie-terrier puppy who was found caught in a Cholla cactus in Arizona? A resident in the neighborhood of south Phoenix (near Seventh Ave. and Dobbins Rd.) pulled Jack from out of the pokey plant after hearing the pup’s cries. By the time the Arizona Humane Society, the puppy was rescued, and a five-gallon bucket was filled with the cactus spines. AHS took Jack with them to remove the rest of the spines from his body and make sure the pup was healthy to find him a new home. Not suprisingly, more than 70 people were interested in adopting the adorable little dude. The Humane Society decided to hold a drawing, and on Thursday, Jack went home with Phoenix resident, Sara Messerschmidt. Here’s hoping for some less spiky times in this lil’ dude’s future.
Image via: Arizona Humane Society