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When we met April, 2005, at the shelter we were told she was 2 yrs old. The 'owner' had dropped her off. She was shy and OH so Stinky but so sweet. She just wanted to be loved. We brought her home and could tell she had not ever been inside a warm house. We have a split-entry home, and once we got to the door she STOPPED. She didn't know which way to go and seemed confused by the carpet on the steps. we carried her upstairs and just showed her love and introduced her to Cassie, our other dog (at the time). Cassie showed her "the ropes" she showed her how to sucker the humans into cookies (milk bones) and all the great traits of being a part of the family. April & Cassie became inseparable. Couple days later she got her first bath, that was 'fun'. she didn't and still doesn't like baths but boy after her baths she's sooooo excited! Cassie passed 1 1/2 yrs later and now April knows she is the QUEEN of the house. She's such a sweet baby with so much personality. She loves to be tucked in under the covers. We can't imagine life without her.
A raining afternoon, I had just got out of a doctors appointment...and while heading down the road I saw this thing waking on the middle of the road.
I said to myself ...what a big rat!! As I got closer, I slowed down my car and to my surprise ...it was a kitten...picked it up and wrapped it in a shawl I had in my car.
When I got home I took a good look at the kitten...it was skin and bones..covered with mange and had an eye and nose infection.
Took the kitten to the vet and for the next four days I had to force feed it....had no strength to use the litter box so it would do her business in her bed...
After five days Ulee started to look alive and little by little she made a great recovery.
Today Ulee has been with us for 5 months I have four other cats and two dogs and she is doing great. to me she is my miracle cat.....
At the beginning of November a beautiful momma dog kept coming up to our house that obviously had puppies somewhere. I began feeding her everyday and made a little pallet on my front porch for her to sleep on. She was there to greet me every morning and evening so I posted a little story about her to my friends on social media. One morning I went outside to feed her and she had one puppy with her. I wondered if she only had one or if there were more out there somewhere. Again I posted a pic and told a little story. The next day I awoke to two puppies, and the next day there were six, and then finally I ended up with eight puppies. Everyday I would post a pic and a little note about how I was afraid to go to sleep cause puppies multiply at night. My friends had told me that they looked forward to logging on and reading about my puppy story and that it was such an uplifting story. Well, I do not have a fenced yard and I have 4 cats inside my home so I knew that I could not keep any of the pups so I started looking for homes for them. It wasn't as easy as I thought. I had a lot of people that wanted them but none that actually could take them. I did find homes for two of the puppies but everyone kept telling me to just go to a parking lot and you will get a home for them quickly. I ended up driving 900 miles to meet my sister in law halfway in Tennessee and she was able to place all 6 puppies in forever homes.
I take my dogs along a field with a path going thru it that is next to a highway. There is a fence along this field no that no one or ends up on the road. One day as I was walking along, my dogs lingered behind sniffing at something by the fence. They had found a kitten on the other side of the fence hissing away at their intrusion. I took the dogs home and got a carrier out intent on rescuing the kitten. The highway side of the fence had a heavy growth of sticker bushes and it was going to be hard to find the kitten. It was August and 89 degrees outside but I had put on sweats, gloves and hat to keep from getting scratched from the bushes and possibly the cat. Just as I was leaving the house my 83 year old father showed up at my door to visit. I told him to get in the car for an adventure. Pop stayed on the field side of the fence and fed the cat while I walked along the highway to try to find the cat in the bushes. I heard him talking to her and worked my way to her through the bushes and got her in the carrier. Pop still talks about his rescue, it made him feel so good. The kitten went to my friend who is housebound and the first thing he said was, can I name my cat? So this beautiful, loving one year old kitten, that some idiot threw away, is named Beth. And she is loved.
7 years ago today I drove down to the Tacoma animal shelter to answer an animal rescue group SOS call to save dogs in the overcrowded shelter from euthanasia. Leo was in a crowded cage of frantically barking dogs and he sat there staring at me just like his picture. He cage card indicated that he was a 7 month old unneutered stray shepherd mix. He was on death row and scheduled for euthanasia the next day. Leo came home with me that afternoon. It was one of the best decisions of my life! Support your local animal rescue, adopt or foster rescue animals when you can. Happy Anniversary Leo!
We wanted to get a Dog, so we found a little rescue place far up. Later that week we decided to drive up there to check out the dogs, they had 2 males left. Doogie and Winkie, Winkie was super nice and playful and sweet. Doogie was growling because he got taken back because he threw up in there car, he ran off. my mother and brother both wanted Winkie and were ready to take him home, but there was something about Doogie that I loved I didn't know what. We were ready to leave but then I couldn't take it, I wanted Doogie so bad. Finally we decided to just get both.We all love them both they are such great dogs! Now here we are five years later with just Winkie. Doogie passed a few months ago I love him so much, I'm still crying, and I wouldn't trade a minute of him for any thing
Adopting a pet can change your life, He was my best friend. RIP Doogie died august 15, 2013
Our 22 year old son Zachary was very ill. The day the disease took his kidney function away we were all devastated. Facing dialysis, he blurted out that he wanted a cat. That night we visited our local rescue and it was filled with so many beautiful cats that it was impossible to pick one. That is when Zach told the volunteer that he wanted the oldest cat that had been there the longest because he was afraid that that cat would never be adopted. That is how 8 year old Smokey came in our lives. He was a godsend; always there when Zach felt horrible and sad. When Zach was in ICU our older son Joshua placed a picture of Smokey near his bed so he would see him when he woke up. When he did wake up, his only wish was to get home to see his beloved cat. Zach passed two weeks later and Smokey came to live with us. His job was not done. He has been with us 5 years now, bringing love, comfort and joy to us. This older, abandoned cat that no one seemed to want has brought so much to all our lives. Please remember older cats choosing to adopt.
We acquired Purrcy (the cream colored one) in January 2012. We figured him to be about 9 months old. Our other cat, Princeton (the ginger,who was a rescue 6 years ago), had him treed. It took us about an hour to get him to come down. Once we got him down, we tried to let him go, but he followed us to the house, purring and meowing the whole way. He had no problem just walking into the house either. We went around for about a 2 mile radius (we live in the country) asking if anyone owned him, no one claimed him. We had him neutered and vaccinated and he has been one of the most loving cats I've ever had. He loves to snuggle with all 3 of our extra large dogs and Princeton too!
Our Sadie was rescued after on day we were walking by a dumpster and heard a noise that sounded like whining. After searching around in the dumpster finally figured out that the whining was coming from inside a box. We opened the box and there was this fuzzy little puppy never so happy to see anyone in her life!! We carried her out of the dumpster and she has been a part of our forever family for the past 7 1/2 years. Trash man was due to come that day.
My husband and me set out on a mission to rescue an abandoned little kitten that we heard yowling behind our place. The kitten yowled for three days and we tried everything to catch him but no luck. SPCA & Animal Control refused to help. The kitten was hiding inside a closed area fence. He would come out when he feels we are gone but as soon as he sees me or my husband he goes right back into that area through a small whole in the fence. For hours in the cold we tried everything to trick him to come out; food, milk, cat meows from youtube.com but no luck. Until my rescue cat Inka came along. Well at first Inka ate the food that we had for the kitten in the trap. Then he jumped through to that closed area and the kitten ran towards him. Then Inka came out through that same whole and the kitten followed but he saw us and ran back leaving us no time to catch him. To our surprise, Inka kept going back until he finally tricked the kitten to come out completely and surrender himself to us. It was just mind blowing! My Inka who is a rescue cat just about a year and half old himself just rescued a small kitten and he totally knew what he was doing. The story does not end there. Inka is a male cat and this kitten is also a male kitten (normally not best friends in fact enemies for the most part) but Inka adopted him completely. He treats him like his own, he cleans him, he grabs him by the scruff, looks after him, plays with him, protects him, and the little kitten does exactly the same things that Inka does and he follows him everywhere. Oreo and Inka look a lot alike we believe they are related. We don’t know how these grey kittens are being abandoned near our place like that and we feel so bad for them, but we know one fact; Inka is a hero.