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10 May 2009 @ 10:44 pm

It's been a while since we've had a post from this community so I thought I'd share some pics of some of our babies at the ARFanage.  It's so hard working there and not being able to take them ALL home.  some of my favorites have been adopted, which is great!  I find myself hoping that one will stay around until August, because when I move into my own place I'll be looking for a friend for my Carlton.  But I'll be glad if they all find homes, as I know there'll be plenty of little ones needing homes.  Here's a link to my facebook album with pics of them.  I take pics pretty much every Sunday when I go for kennel duty.  Most recent pics are last.  (Hope this works.  Facebook says you can share this link with anyone even if they aren't on facebook so let's see-- someone let me know if it doesn't work).  At the ARFanage

29 April 2009 @ 09:56 pm
Just wanted to share a few pics of this gorgeous girl we have up for adoption. She has the BIGGEST eyes I've ever seen, with thick black eyeliner to boot!

Meet Reni!Collapse )
11 February 2009 @ 05:34 pm
I'm sorry to spam something like this, but there are 2 shelters in Southern Illinois that desperately need assistance. I don't know all of the details as to why this has happened or how, but two counties in Illinois have a new law that all surrendered animals must be vetted no matter what records they come with or conditions they are in. Due to the sudden change in rules, the budgets of the shelters are depleted... and they are out of food.

I work at one of the drop-off locations, so I am going to just post the flier that was dropped off here. The Food Drive is sponsored by Muddy Paws Rescue in a Chicago suburb.

Chicagoland Pet Food Drive FlierCollapse )</div>
11 February 2009 @ 11:13 am
Just wanted to showcase the cats we currently have for adoption. :)
Click on their names to be taken to their Petfinder.com page.

Pics and stuff ahead!Collapse )

If you or anyone you know are interested in these cats, they are available at the following PetSmart:
7475 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
09 February 2009 @ 11:41 pm
Just thought I would introduce myself :)

I'm 16 and I've been fostering and volunteering for the local animal shelter for 5 years. I currently go up once a week and help with surgery prep for spay and neuters. I foster with some help from my family...I take in most of the shelter's neonatal kittens, leaving me with somewhere between 50-90 kittens a year (with the occasional puppy). I absolutely love fostering and helping at the shelter, even as heartbreaking as it is sometimes, it's wonderful to be able to make some sort of difference.
I currently only have three fosters. They were completely feral and were trapped under a house when they were 8 weeks old. A month and a half later they have made a lot of improvement :)

Take care,
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06 February 2009 @ 02:13 pm
Is one of you fostering a blind Pomeranian named Paige that you call Wookie?

becky_h... i just saw your post about a blind pom you call Freak. I guess that's what I was thinking of. I'm going to a dog show in a couple weeks to meet Pomeranian breeders, and I keep feeling worse and worse about it. I am doing a little online browsing for pom rescues and shelter websites and came across a blind pom in Chicago and was wondering if it was the same.


You all work in shelters and such...
Do you really think it is terrible of people to get a puppy from a breeder?
04 February 2009 @ 07:45 pm
I'm sorry if this has been posted a million times before, but I feel it's important to spread the word. In case anyone's not aware of the Herbal Essences campaign - Herbal Essences force-fed butylparaben to pregnant rats to see if it harmed their developing offspring in a test that killed almost 100 pregnant mothers and their 1,447 babies.

We all love our animals, so please go here - http://www.uncaged-news.org.uk/hepetition.php and sign the petition to stop Herbal Essences testing on animals.


PLEASE read under the cut for more info - Frequently Asked QuestionsCollapse )

x-posted all over the place, sorry.
20 January 2009 @ 12:16 pm
Hello. My name is Amanda. I haven't done any specific volunteering at the Humane Society here in San Diego, but I plan on helping to save and rescue animals by becoming an animal law enforcement agent. I've always loved animals since I was a child. I choose animal plushes over barbie dolls. That to me was a sign that I should dedicate my life to these wonderful creatures.
I did volunteer time at a local vet hospital and enjoyed it greatly, but I don't have the patience for vet school.
I also plan on being a foster mom for animals at the humane society.
If you're curious as to why I have not done these things is because I'm 19 and I'm treading on the path of starting my own life soon.
I'm glad to be a part of this community and share my soon to come experiences with all of you.
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10 January 2009 @ 10:36 pm
Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Lauren and I've been a volunteer with the Quincy Animal Shelter for about a year and a half now. My volunteer job entails taking pictures of all the cats available for adoption so they can be posted on our website as well as on PetFinder. I also make sure to give the cats some much needed love and attention, as some of them end up being with us for some time, since we're a no-kill shelter. Of course, as many of you know, it can incredibly tough for the animals to adjust to life at the shelter, so all of us pitch in to spend extra time with them to ease the transition so they are calmer and friendlier when the public comes to see them.

And in case you want to see some of my work, I'm posting a picture of Taz, an elderly cat who was recently surrendered to us when his owner passed away, below the cut.

TazCollapse )
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10 January 2009 @ 06:15 pm
Today I finally met a dog that had been in the holding area for a few weeks with a tag marked "SEIZED DO NOT WALK" in big red letters. We were allowed to bring her out for the first time today. Her name is Shy, and she is sweet as pie, but awfully scared. Her story, cut because it's pretty awful.Collapse )

I can't even begin to understand how people can DO THAT. And the officers who pick these guys up, they never seem to cry.

Another dog came in today, a black lab puppy, Again with the awful story...Collapse ) 

In lighter news, there is a female hound at the shelter who is pregnant, I think she was too far along when they brought her in to do anything about it. Today on her walk she was acting very different; pulling, howling, sniffing everything, and <i>digging</i>. Usually she's very calm and quiet. Another volunteer remembered a time she fostered a pregnant female who also began this digging behavior the day she gave birth, so we think we might have some cute little coon hound babies in the morning! We told the officers about it and asked that they keep an eye on her and provide her with some bedding. I'll update about that as we go along with her.

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