Monday, June 16, 2014
In This Issue:
Cover Pet: Edwin
Featured Senior Rescue Facility: Muttville
Featured Senior Dog: Treble
Featured Senior Cat: Chelsea
Senior Dogs and Cats for Adoption
Why Adopt Seniors?
Go Fetch! By Bodie
Cartoon by Jessica Zimmer
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tammy B. Holmes
HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREENWOOD
|HSOG offices 864.223.2498
We have 2 Seniors here that have really tugged at our heartstrings. Brady and Big Sweetie! They were both turned into the shelter by their owners.
Brady is an 11 yr old Lab mix, a spayed female. She is very gentle, loving, and well mannered. Brady was turned in by her owner, (brace yourself for this reason), because they were going on vacation. The owners said that they were going on vacation for 2 months and had been planning it for a while. Their pet sitter backed out on them and so they brought Brady up to the shelter and just signed her over. Brady is a lovely girl, at first she was so nervous being here she couldn't keep any food down. We found her a friend "Big Sweetie" and it has seemed to help her alot to settle down and relax. Brady is an older girl but still gets around good.
Big Sweetie #22262611
Big Sweetie is 13 years old and a Lab / Golden mix, a neutered male. He is a great guy, loves everyone he meets and is in GREAT condition to be his age. He is still very playful and likes to go walking. Big Sweetie was turned in by his owner after they had gotten him from another home 2 years earlier because she said she didn't have time to spend with him anymore. She had just been leaving him in the backyard with hardly any interaction. Big Sweetie is a big guy with a lot of love to give.
I think both of these sweet older babies would be great in any home, they still have energy and would be great with kids. They get along great and are now roommates, we really hope to find help for our senior babies. Can you help them?
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They are 10 & 11 yr. old males. They had all their shots & are neutered. They have always been house cats & been together for 10 years. Kelly (black one) was de-clawed already when I rescued him. They are very loving lap cats. Due to unfortunate circumstances, they can no longer live w/ my mom, she is elderly & can no longer take care of them. They would make someone a very happy parent. Pls. help them Thank you
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Jetta is a female Spaniel Mix that came into the shelter on Saturday. Jetta’s mom is going into a nursing facility and is unable to take Jetta with her. Jetta is 12 years old and weighs approx.. 20 lbs. We are currently calling to find out if Jetta has been spayed. Jetta is an extremely happy girl that loves everyone. Jetta really wants your attention. She would make a great couch potato!! Jetta walks well on a leash and stays right beside you, she does not pull you and if you are behind her, she stops and looks back to make sure you are still with her.We would like a commitment by a rescue by Thursday, June 5th.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Sheldon from Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT) and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Sheldon was adopted from Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT) when he was a kitten. The 6-year-old is back because, unfortunately, his pet parent is dying. Sheldon doesn't like to be held but he sure does like to nuzzle you and he will purr and purr when you pet him. He's looking for a quiet home with a patient person. Could that be you? Please e-mail email@example.com.
(Photo by Lisa Ortiz)
Lauri from Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT) and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
An extremely beautiful tabby, Lauri was one of several cats found in an apartment three weeks after her owners committed suicide. The 14-year-old cat is bonded to 14-year-old Lauren, a lovely gray, green-eyed kitty who lived in the same home. Both cats are understandably confused and are waiting at Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT) for a kind person to adopt them together. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo by Lisa Ortiz)
Lauren from Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT) and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Gorgeous, gray, green-eyed Lauren was one of several cats found in a house three weeks after her owners committed suicide. Upon a thorough vet examination, it was discovered that the 14-year-old cat had mouth cancer, and she had surgery to remove it. Now Lauren, along with 14-year-old Lauri, another cat who was also in the house, are at Animals Can't Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT), waiting to be adopted together. You can feel twice as good and be doubly rewarded by providing this winsome duo with a stable, forever home. Please e-mail email@example.com.
(Photo by Lisa Ortiz)
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Mason from The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Now seven-and-a-half, Mason once lived in a home with a lot of other cats. When the owner died, the cats all needed to find new homes. The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation took in Mason and a few other cats. Mason is a loving, friendly cat who is more than ready to find his new forever home. Ready to build memories of a lifetime with Mason? Call (516) 922-2287 to make an appointment to meet him.
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Rockaway from The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
It's hard to believe that someone would give away Rockaway! The 10-year-old is not only a hearthrob, he's a sweetheart too. Still, The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation found this guy at the city shelter. He's declawed and has a heart murmur, but it's a condition that doesn't require any medication at this time. All that Rockaway requires is a forever home! Want to take away Rockaway? Call (516) 922-2287 to make an appointment to meet him.
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Toto from Pluto Rescue and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Toto, a purebred Affenpinscher, came to P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County and was put into foster care when his owner could no longer care for him. This handsome 8-year-old gentleman is very friendly and quiet. Once he gets to know you he is steadfastly loyal and loving. Toto has cataracts and needs insulin to control his diabetes but he's ready to find his new forever home, which can include other dogs and cats. He would do best, though, in a home without children. Ready to get swept up by Toto's charms? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://plutorescue.petfinder.org/
(Photo by Brad Shey)
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James from Zani's Furry Friends and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Six-year-old James wound up at Zani's Furry Friends when his owner moved and couldn't take this gorgeous Bengal-type cat with him. James is a sweet big boy with a naturally big purrsonality, but he's a little subdued right now after losing what he thought was his forever home. Can you help James move on? E-mail email@example.com or visit http://zanisfurryfriends.org/
(Photo by Rich Johnson)
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Harold and Maude from Waggytail Rescue and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Harold and Maude, a teeny, tiny bonded pair, will make your heart melt! Maude is 5 years old and fawn colored. Harold is 6 years old and black and white. They came to Waggytail Rescue after their owner could no longer care for them. They remain extremely affectionate to people and other dogs. They are so bonded to each other that they must be adopted as a pair. Together, these giant-hearted Chihuahuas weigh less than 10 pounds, so it won't be a weighty decision to add them both to your household! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://waggytailrescue.org/
(Photo by Rachel Witz)
Mr. Peabody from Waggytail Rescue and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
To look at the elegant, adorable Mr. Peabody, you'd never guess that this 6-pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua came to Waggytail Rescue after being found emaciated and wandering around in the Bronx. Despite that ordeal, Mr. Peabody is the sweetest, kindest little soul. He has great energy and loves kids, other dogs, going on the subway, riding in a car, snuggling in his doggie bed, music — everything! Mr. Peabody has a minor heart murmur that is easily treated with medicine he takes in a treat. Big things do come in small packages! To adopt Mr. Peabody, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://waggytailrescue.org/
(Photo by Rachel Witz)
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Sasha from Zani's Furry Friends and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Sensational Sasha is a senior cat, around 9 years old. She is friendly and gentle with people and other cats. Zani's Furry Friends has given her a complete health workup, and this mature girl is healthy and ready to live out the rest of her nine lives in a home with another gentle cat. Could that home be yours? E-mail Zani's firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://zanisfurryfriends.org/
(Photo by Rich Johnson)
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Oliver from The North Fork Animal Welfare League, Inc/Southold Animal Shelter and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Adorable Oliver was found as a stray. This 8-year-old male Shih Tzu mix likes just about everything, including car rides and long walks. The only thing he doesn't seem to enjoy is being picked up, but what he would like best is to be adopted! Oliver would do great in a quiet home, and would be okay sharing it with another dog or with a cat. Love Oliver? For more information, contact North Fork Animal Welfare League at email@example.com or (631) 765-1811, x1.
(Photo by Gabrielle Stroup)
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Lucille from The North Fork Animal Welfare League, Inc/Southold Animal Shelter and thousands of other pets will be available for FREE adoption during Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in NYC, May 31 & June 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/MPADNYC
Lovely Lucille survived Hurricane Katrina as a pup, was brought to New York, and found a home. However, when her human family began to have children, they no longer had time to give Lucille the care she deserved. This sweet, 8-year-old Border Collie mix still has lots of energy: she loves long walks and playing ball, and would do great in a home with a large yard. Lucille is good with other dogs and cats but would do best if there were no young children. If you see the undeniable appeal of Lucille, contact North Fork Animal Welfare League at firstname.lastname@example.org or (631) 765-1811, x1.
(Photo by Gabrielle Stroup)
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Monday, May 12, 2014
Angel is very laid back, social doggie.
Angel loves children. She is still very active even though she is 11 years old. She has been with my family since she was a puppy. She loves the outdoors. She definitely has her black lab personality of hunting and bringing her 'treasure' to the patio.
Angel needs to be in a large outdoor space She does not like to be caged in small places.
Age: 11 years
Weight: 50 lbs
Temperament: Gets along with kids and dogs
Vetting: Spayed / Up-to-date on vaccines / Heartworm negative
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
URGENT - home or rescue needed - Charlotte NC - $100 sponsorship money for Smokey a 9 year old chocolate lab that needs quieter home with no young kids
to help SMOKEY please contact: Stephanie at email@example.com
Smokey is a 9 year old purebred chocolate lab, crate trained, house trained, hw negative, up to date on vaccines, micro chipped and neutered. He loves to play fetch, take walks and laying around. His family is trying to find a better home for him as the birth of their third child causes smokey a ton of anxiety. Their vet had tried dog Prozac and Xanax, and the owners were not comfortable with the change in personality on those medications. The vet had actually said that if they weren't going to keep him medicated, they should euthanize him because the quality of life was not good in that situation. Once he had been at my house for the last three weeks, he's calmed down considerably and seems to be enjoying himself. I believe his quality of life would be better in a calm home where he will get lots of attention. He cannot go anywhere to be an outside dog. Unfortunately, he is a humper and I've not been able to stop that, therefore, where is he friendly with other dogs, other dogs may not like it. Please share him so I can find him a home, perhaps a retired person, or a couple with a more relaxed lifestyle. The owners have been trying all the techniques I used at my home, but he's just miserable with them and their kids.
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Monday, May 5, 2014
Hello Animal Lovers! :)
The following came to me from my friends at Twin Oaks Horse Sanctuary for Older Horses. They have started the campaign below to help with some VERY much needed stable/fencing renovations and other necessary expenses to keep their sanctuary running. I am hoping you will feel inclined to help them get the word out to others by sharing and posting this message. They are a relatively new sanctuary, though they had previously functioned mainly as a boarding barn with lessons and such for many years. They have a soft spot for the oldsters particularly and wanted to dedicate their work to the care of those too often discarded and thus switched their focus. Being relatively new as a sanctuary, though, means they haven't yet gotten as much exposure as other rescues and could use a little boost in that department.
Also, for those who are local to the Long Island/NY area, they are hosting a Comedy Event to aid in their fundraising efforts and that information can be found in the attached flyer.
Thanks for any help you can provide with sharing!
This campaign is raising money for "help twin oaks keep their horses"http://www.gofundme.com/8tjjes
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Sunday, May 4, 2014
Blind from cataracts, nearly toothless, starved and neglected; Tiny 3.1/2 lb Yorkie, Ginger was removed from a home that was totally unable and incapable of taking care of her. This 12 year old blind senior Yorkie has only two nubs for teeth.
Poor Ginger existed in a deplorable situation. The owner being physically unable, to take her outside, rationalized, that If She Did Not Feed Her Much, she would require less potty breaks, and nearly starved.
After the elderly lady slipping on a puddle of her urine, a family member wanted to euthanize her. A Shelter Friend wants to help her but, with Choco needing at least another surgery and Mitzi, who passed, and their medical emergencies, we just do not have the funds. We need your help to save this pitiful little creature.
This little girl may have many more years of life left, and does not deserve to die.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On Sunday, May 4, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will host Strictly Seniors, its first-ever adoption event for cats seven years and older. To bring attention to the hundreds of senior cats who need loving, forever homes, the Alliance is partnering with Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care & Rescue, a rescue group focusing exclusively on older cats, and Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores, which raises money for animal rescue.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores, 212 East 23rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York, NY
Like senior dogs, senior cats are the elder statesmen of the animal world. While the attraction of kittens (and puppies) is undeniable, their mature counterparts have their own distinct charms and offer many advantages.
Senior cats make great pets, and not just for senior citizens, but for families and single people of all ages, as well. And when you adopt a senior pet, what you see is usually what you get; while they remain lively and full of charm, their personalities are already fully developed.
Instead of the high-energy play kittens require, older cats are happiest when they have a cozy lap to curl up in and a friendly hand to give their bellies and their ears a loving rub.
There are intangible benefits, too. Becoming the caregiver for an older pet is a transformative experience. In offering these animals a second chance at a loving, secure home, adopters get a warm, loving presence that brings with it that rarest of things: unconditional affection.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
We are Putting out a Plea for Help this is another Senior that has been Dumped, a Volunteer Isabel has been feeding him but we have no space to put him. We are asking our Rescue Partners or a foster for help. Mirta is Full. If you can help please call Mirta (305) 484-1349
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bruno and Mimi are 11 yr old sibling boxer/Rottweiler mixes, who have spent their entire lives living at a local furniture building store in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. They are super social and great with kids and ok with other dogs too. Best Bullies, Inc. is trying to help because unfortunately the store owner is losing his store soon (his rent is being doubled) and these brothers have nowhere to go. They need a home by the end of this month (April). Mimi (short for Demetrius) is ailing and not in great health physically, but neither have major medical issues. They are not neutered. They each weigh about 120 pounds.
We took them for a vet visit (their first time ever seeing a vet). She prescribed to Mimi some pills to ease the pain in his old bones. When he was about two years old a worker smashed his back with a two-by-four, so he has walked with a painful limp ever since. (The worker was promptly fired).
The owner does not take them out for walks. They relieve themselves in a little area behind the store. The owner will not be able to take them to his home.
If you can help foster or adopt these guys together please let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chicago IL - two senior dogs bonded companions need a home - owner dogs - good with dogs, cats kids!
My dog-loving friends: Please share this for me. Jack (male in forefront) and Roscoe (female behind Jack) are in need of a forever home. Both are 9 years old and have been together since they were pups. Pulled off of Craigslist by Laura Otto who is involved with rescue, but does not operate a rescue. Owner relinquishment...new babies allergic; decrease in income; can't afford anymore. Craigslist Posting: "Free to Good Home." Rescue folks know that is not good. These 2 seniors are as sweet as can be. Friendly, good with dogs, cats and kids. Housetrained. A few of us have come together to help these wonderful senior dogs. If interested, please contact Laura Otto - email email@example.com.
I appreciate anything you can do to help find Jack and Roscoe find a loving home.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Olivia is about 13 years old, said to be a Plotthound. I would guess her to be about 40-45 lbs. She was found injured by a car, having been shot at, and pregnant with 12 puppies, quite some time ago. She had one back leg amputated.
I have visited with Olivia, and she is incredibly active for a senior disabled dog! She typically runs out of the house to greet me, and then takes a few gallops around the neighborhood! Very friendly with other dogs; she takes a sniff of them as they are being walked in the neighborhood. Does not show any aggression towards them.
Olivia grew up with 3 other dogs, and 70 cats! She is dog friendly, and ignores older cats but cannot be around kittens.
Olivia's owners are losing their home to foreclosure. They have not been served with papers as of this date 3/29/14, but expect them soon. After papers are served, there is a week's time before the doors will be locked.
please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help./
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Hi Everyone, Att'd are 3 before and 3 after pix of Onyx a senior Lab from NJ. He is 12-13 years old, and went into a foster home in Nov. 2013 when his family lost their home to foreclosure. He had a bad skin infection, a few other problems, and was very depressed. His foster mom fixed his skin, and got a few pounds off his achy hips, and he has changed into a happy, silly, loving Lab. He tries to run fast in the yard and trots like a pony on the way back to the house, all proud.He still needs a retirement home. He gets along great with other dogs and ok w/cats, he loves to feel like he is part of the gang, follows you everywhere even if its just a few feet. He was a big boy in his prime, and still is, but needs to keep weight down to ease his hips and back end. I don;t know how long he has but there is still some life in him. He is a real lover boy. If anyone can help, please let me know, and please cross post if you are full. Thank you, Pat 609-927-0842 or email@example.com
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Blackwood NJ - adorable 13 yr old senior female pittie with deformed front leg...needs loving home! good with dogs!
What an adorably sweet old girl … Please cross-post and get Jessica into a loving home; she’s great with other dogs! Reply to Kathy at Anmlluvr55@aol.com Her group (NJ Aid for Animals) will pay 100% of vetting expenses.
f your rescue can take we can pull. and will vet 100%
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