Category Archives: Animal Rescue

In the Shadows

Sometimes the most humane thing you can do in the face of cancer is nothing. About a month ago, I awoke to feel my 16 year old cat, Shadow, trembling and twitching on the bed beside me. She saw me … Continue reading

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His name is Dewey

The Animal Control Officer led me down several hallways to a quiet area behind the main kennel banks. The echo of barking and whining faded behind us and all we could hear was the echo of our own footsteps. We … Continue reading

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Of Bunnies, Carrots and Chewed Up Headphone Cords

A couple of weeks ago, I had my headphones on and was happily chair dancing to a little Eddie Rabbit when all of a sudden the music just stopped.  I looked at my iPod and it was still on. I … Continue reading

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Get your “Face” out there!

2010 was a year that many rescues and shelters dabbled in social media with varying amounts of success. For those who haven’t created a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, or any of the other myriad social media portals, … Continue reading

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Where Did your Purebred Come From?

Purebred dogs come from a variety of sources. At one end, there are breeders that are working to better a specific breed and eliminate or curtail genetic traits and health issues that the breed might have. Each breed has genetic … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the “Spirit” of Shelter Dogs

I got a call last week, asking if I wanted a chance to say good bye.  Spirit’s health was failing and his mom had tearfully decided that is was his “time”. I thought back to the day I’d first said … Continue reading

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How did she end up in a shelter?

I got an email from a local shelter recently, noting that they had just taken in a purebred 8 week old boxer puppy that had been tied to a pole outside of their offices that morning. They asked if the … Continue reading

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Pocket’s Life is the Gift Beyond Money

I remember when I saw Pocket’s photo on a mailing that went around from the shelter to local rescues asking if someone could take the tiny being.  All of about 5 pounds and unknown medical conditions swirling about her, my … Continue reading

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Pocket Pit

Legitimate breeders do not dump their liabilities in the shelter. So infer what you will about the couple who dumped little Miss Pocket at the shelter, but kept the rest of their litter at home, advertising them on Craigslist even … Continue reading

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Journey to Rescue – Looking to the Future (4 of 4)

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but don’t tell Nico that.  Nico is 6 years old and, by shelter standards, is already considered a senior.  However, he is constantly learning new things these days.   As … Continue reading

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