Archive for November, 2009

Featured Adoptables: Bert & Berta the Kitty Litter Mates

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Sorry for the late posting of this week’s adoptable animal, folks. Wednesday totally got away from me this week. (Seriously, I’ve no idea where it went. Lemme know if you happen to spot it, mkay?)

Anyway, on to Bert & Berta, two sweet little siblings in need of a forever home – together, of course. The pair is currently staying at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (HSGKC), which writes,

Date of birth: 4/26/05

8/26/09: Bert & Berta are litter mates and they would like to find a home together. Bert is a handsome brown tabby and his sister Berta is a pretty Tortoiseshell. They both have beautiful coats. They are 4 years old.

Bert & Berta came to us as kittens. Someone had found them in a dumpster. They were emaciated and sick. Bert was covered with abscesses and appeared to have been bitten by a dog. They were both scared and shy.

They have come a long ways since then. They are both very healthy and they love to play with toys. They get along extremely well with other cats. Bert’s become quite friendly with people. Berta’s still a bit bashful but she’s very sweet.

We’ve posted more photos of them on Petfinder under each of their names.

Both have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for FIV and feline leukemia. They’ve been with us for a very long time and we’d like to find them a home where they can stay together.

The top photo, as you’ve no doubt already surmised, is of Bert; here’s a photo of his sis’, Berta:

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If you’d like to adopt Bert and Berta, get thee to the HSGKC, stat!

If you’re all nerdy like me, you can also follow them (the HSGKC, not Bert and Berta, silly!) on the twitters: @HSGKC.

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Featured Adoptables: Tatum the Miniature Horse

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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Every once in a while, I like to mix things up and highlight a less traditional animal companion: ferrets, rats, pigs, cows – anyone other than the usual cats and dogs (though they’re perfectly wonderful, too!). Problem is, there aren’t as many farmed animal rescue organizations in the BBQ capital of the world as there are in, say, California or New York.

So when searching for a rescued horse available for adoption this morning, the horse closest to Kansas City to pop up in my search results just so happened to be the daughter of a horse I featured here back in March. Meet Tatum, daughter of Sabrina.

Tatum is a pretty lil Bay colored Mini Filly that was foaled 4-29-07, foal of Sabrina and Dale. She is a sweet and easy natured lil gal that will make a very loving family companion. She will not be placed as an only horse, preferably we want to place her with one of our other mini’s that she has grown up with as family. She will need continued halter work and training.

Miniature horses are NOT meant to be ridden, they are TOO SMALL and they are NOT PONIES. However, they may be shown in many aspects of competition as well as trained to pull a cart for the Mini Enthusiast’s. They are actually very easy keepers.

Considered applicants must be knowledgeable of the breed and willing to put some work into training her or any of the other mini’s that arrived with with her. They must have adequate acreage and a barn-shed for them to be able to get out of bad weather. They do not do well as an ‘ONLY’, so we request that applicants have minimally another horse as a companion or be willing to adopt two.

Along with several of her kids, mom Sabrina was staying with Home for Disposable Pets/Sheltie Shack Rescue in Blue Rapids, KS – that is, until she was adopted, sometime around June. All of Tatum’s siblings have been adopted as well. Poor Tatum is the last of her family left; won’t you help her find her forever home?

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Featured Adoptables: Ruby Ray the Pekingese

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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

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Kansas City, meet Miss Ruby Ray. Miss Ruby Ray, Kansas City.

Of the Pekingese persuasion, Ms. Ray is a small, possibly disabled senior dog – with a big heart and lots of love to give, no doubt.

Her rescuers at Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City, Missouri write:

Poor little Ruby Ray…!!! She is too old and too sweet to be at the pound! What’s going on? Someone has to give this sweetheart a chance. Ruby Ray appears to be blind or cant see well. She needs a caring and peaceful home where she will be loved and pampered like the little princess she is. Please don’t make her wait too long. The pound is not a place for a dog her age..

UPDATE: Ruby Ray found a foster home, thank god. She is dong very well and is now hoping someone will give her a permanent home. If interested, please fill out our On-Line Application. Adopting one of our foster dogs allows you to have more information about how the dog behaves in a home. In addition, it opens a spot in the foster program so we can save another dog who is running out of time. Please consider opening your heart to a foster dog.

For more info about this pet or to set up a time to meet him or her, please contact us: email [at] petshalfwayhome.com / (816) 784-4001 – If you are driving distance of Kansas City, one of our representatives might be able to take this pet to your home to see how he or she does in your environment and help you make a decision.

Halfway Home Pet Adoptions

operates as the municipal shelter for the entire Kansas City Missouri area. As such, we receive an unfortunately sizeable number of cats and dogs each day. When space becomes limited the shelter is forced to euthanize animals. The shelter does not currently operate as a no-kill facility.

By adopting Miss Ruby – or any of Halfway Home’s charges – you save not one being, but two: your new fur-kid, as well as the animal who will take your fur-kid’s spot at the shelter (or in the foster home, as the case may be). So what are y’all waiting for? Give Halfway Home a call today!

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