Archive for October, 2009

Featured Adoptables: Buster the Cockatiel

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Update, 2/10/10: Buster’s listing is no longer available on Petfinder.

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Poor Buster! This cute little cockatiel was left homeless when his human friend passed away, and none of her children were able to take him in.

My mom passed away and the grown kids could not keep me. So I am waiting for another family to adopt me. I am friendly, like to whistle, and could talk if worked with. I will take food from your hand but am no longer hand tame. Just a matter of time and practice. Call for info or appt. 913 381 3272

If you can help, please get in touch with State Line Animal Hospital in Leawood, Kansas right away!

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Cop Shoots Deaf, 19-Year-Old Family Cat in Raymore, Missouri

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Please take a moment to read through the following Kinship Circle alert and contact Raymore officials if you feel as outraged as I do.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Act/ Cop Shoots Deaf, 19-Year-Old Family Cat

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY / PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST
10/10/09: Cop Shoots Deaf, 19-Year-Old Family Cat

Kinship Circle - 2009-10-10 - Cop Shoots Deaf, 19-Year-Old Family Cat

Tobey the cat who was shot and killed by Raymore, MO police. (source)

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Featured Adoptables: Chelsea the Tabby Cat

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Update, 2/10/10: Chelsea has been adopted!

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Much like today’s weather, our featured adoptable for the week is gray and stormy – but only on the outside! Dear Chelsea, a tabby/domestic short hair mix, is a sweet, petite little kitty, according to her guardian people at HELP Humane Society Inc.:

Little Chelsea came to us as a kitten and we found out that she was probably born with a crooked spine. It doesnt bother her at all in fact, it makes her even more special. She is very sweet and affectionate, she loves attention and would sit on your lap for as long as you would let her. She is a very petite girl, she only weighs about 7 lbs. She loves to play and gets along great with other cats. She was adopted out but returned because of allergies, we would love for her to find her furever family, is that you? Chelsea, girl, born approx. 2005.

If you’d like to brighten Chelsea’s day (and have her around to brighten yours!), get in touch with HELP Humane Society (located in Belton, MO) today!

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Featured Adoptables: Meg the Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Update, 9/22/10: Meg has been adopted!

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Back in July, I featured Wendy, a hound mix who was rescued from a “life” spent at the end of a chain by the animal rescue group Dogs Deserve Better (scare quotes because a life in chains, isn’t much of a life at all).

Dogs Deserve Better

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our ‘best friend’ into the home and family.

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Individual rescuers associated with the group operate all over the country, including right here in Kansas and Missouri. They work with the owners of chained and tethered dogs to free these animals from their prisons: by convincing “pet” owners that chaining is inhumane; by offering assistance in correcting any behavioral issues that may have contributed to the dog’s chaining in the first place; by erecting fencing in back yards so that a tether is unnecessary; and by assuming responsibility for unwanted animals, providing them medical care, fosters homes, and eventually rehoming them.

While Wendy has since found her forever home, I figured it was about high time I choose another DDB rescue dog to highlight here. Currently, there are eight DDB dogs living in foster homes in Columbia, MO – including Meg, a black pit bull terrier mix.

This sweet young girl was abandoned by her owner and was living homeless in the country. Some concerned neighbors watched over her and Dogs Deserve Better was notified. She is now safe in a foster home awaiting her “forever” home. Meg has a beautiful brindle coat with a little white on her chest. Very friendly, sweet, loving and playful. She is still very young so she will need some puppy training so she can be a well behaved member of the family. Meg loves to play in the swimming pool, is good on a leash and gets along great with other dogs. This sweet little girl did not deserve to be discarded to fend for herself and is looking for her own home where she can grow up safe, happy and healthy.

If you’re interested in adopting Meg, please check out her listing on Petfinder. To learn more about DDB – including what you can do to help this grassroots movement – go to http://dogsdeservebetter.org.

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Featured Adoptables: Allie & Bilbo the West Highland White Terriers

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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There are precious few things I enjoy more than watching two nonhuman animal friends take pleasure in one another’s company. Whether they’re longtime companions or new acquaintances; biological relatives or members of different species; rambunctious playmates or calm, content comrades, witnessing nonhuman animals relate to each other on their own terms provides a much-needed reminder: humans aren’t the only animals who live in rich, emotional inner worlds – worlds filled with joy, love, attachment, fidelity and kinship.

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On that note, allow me to introduce you to this week’s featured adoptable! Once again, our adoptable animal is not one being, but two: Allie and Bilbo are bonded pair of West Highland White Terriers. Longtime friends, the two must be adopted together. As if this doesn’t complicate matters enough, the sister/brother siblings are also senior dogs, looking for a home in which to enjoy the rest of their days: together, forever.

FOSTERED IN ARKANSAS near MISSOURI border.

ATTENTION ANYONE WANTING FUN AND LAUGHTER!!

Look at these two loving, sweet faces seeking a lap or two to share. Got one?

Allie & Bilbo are soul mates and CAN NOT BE SEPARATED under ANY circumstance – they live for each other and would die without the other.

As you can see, these two are all about life and love!! they need a home where they can enjoy your company and entertain you with their antics.

If you are the home for Allie & Bilbo – please apply today at: www.westierescueofmissouri.com

Apply ONLY if you seek to adopt BOTH, thus keeping BOTH together – FURever.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND FULLY – they can NOT be separated. The pictures attests to that. Bilbo is 12 years old and Allie is 11 years old. These two are in PAWfect health and are active Westies (OBVIOUSLY by these photos! LOL). They enjoy playing, taking walks or just snuggling next to YOU. They need a home where they have a SECURE fenced yard as they are escape artists and a stable environment to grow old together. 🙂 Apply today!

Adoption donation for Bilbo and Allie is $300-$450 and is 100% tax deductable. Apply online at: www.westierescueofmissouri.com

ARE YOU A SENIOR YOURSELF? Then YOU know you are not OLD… simply wiser than most. We offer a special discounted adoption donation for Seniors Adopting Seniors.

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If you can provide a loving, caring retirement home for these deserving pups, please contact Westie Rescue of Missouri, Inc. (HQ: Kansas City, MO) today.

(Though the dogs are currently located in Arkansas, don’t let the distance deter you! Many national/trans-state rescue groups are more than willing to adopt across state lines and work with you on transport. My husband and I adopted our first dog-kid from a national dachshund rescue group; several volunteers worked to get Ralphie from Tennessee to Pennsylvania, and we made the drive from NY to pick him up.)

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