Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pittsboro, NC: Critically ill rescuer final wish for cats

Devoted rescuer at the end of her life wants only the best for the cats she has saved, nurtured and brought back from the brink. Her fondest wish is that they are not put through any additional suffering or confusion, but that they continue the new life she has given them with loving families, safe and secure The Goat House Refuge in North Pittsboro, NC has committed to making her last wishes come true.  You can help by offering to foster, adopt, crosspost and/or donate towards their food and care. 
Here is the story from Siglinda Scarpa, Guardian Angel in Charge of  The Goathouse Refuge.

"For those who are not familiar with this situation, this is a woman in Turkey, NC (near Clinton, NC) who is battling cancer and who we just learned has gone back to the hospital today, so time is of the essence. This is not a hoarding situation, these cats have been well taken care of and they are healthy.
This woman is a wonderful person, She is losing her life and her cats that are her life! Her cats are all S/N, vaccinated, de-wormed and cared for like babies, and the cats are healthy except a few with a mild URI. I am helping her, with a friend, to put together all the info and photos of each cat so we can help her find good homes and rescue Organizations who will care for her cats as she would. PLEASE help find good homes and Organizations that can take the cats and care for them, they are her heart and we need to make sure they are going to good places! I will send photos and all the information so we ALL can help her and the cats.
If you would like to see other pics, please email me the name of the cats and I will send them! We will have more to list shortly, but this is a good start.

THANK YOU for all your great work and your big hearts!!

Please contact us if you can help and cross-post widely!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Greenville, SC: Important Update on Macie, now in Atlanta

UPDATE from Doggie Harmony 4/29/13:      Hi Dog Lovers, we are offering $200 a month immediately for a Fosterer for Macie, plus food, htworm/flea prev, a bed, collar, leash the works. Macie is spayed, all shots, and ID Chipped! AND.. in Boarding as of last week! She also is very adoptable!     
     Macie is a 3 yr old 50 lb boxer mix, obed trained via Jabula Dog Academy, Decatur, housetrained,
cratetrained, and lately lived in a home for 8 months until her foster dad went to grad school. 
     Macie loves exercise, adores people, love and attention, and to be the Ultimate Companion Dog for a person/couple who are experienced dog owners.  Macie likes many dogs but not all so we want to place her as an only pet for now. 
     Please contact us if interested in fostering (or adopting) Macie. Otherwise, please forward this e-mail, and make copies of Macie's 
 flyer and hang all around Atlanta.  All Starbucks, Caribou Coffee and Einsteins NOW HAVE BULLETIN BOARDS!    This is how Macie may get discovered and fostered or adopted! Macie is Judy Townsend's dog and we are helping her to get Macie a great home now!    Thanks a lot, Maryann and Liz

MACIE's Petfinder Link is below:
 Liz at,
or Maryann at 404-401-2327 to meet, Foster  Macie.

 If you know someone that lives close to Greeneville, SC or maybe between there and Atlanta who might be in a postition to help with this please forward.  If they cannot help, ask them to forward . If you can spare ever $5.00 it would be appreciated as well. 
"Hi everyone.
Last time I wrote to you about Macie it was an email of happiness because Macie had gone to a new foster home, that ultimately wanted to adopt her.  Unfortunately, it did not work out and Macie is now in need once again. 
    - IMMEDIATE need is for transport help getting her from Greenville, S.C. back to the Atlanta area.  If anyone has any ideas or can help drive even part of the way, please let me know ASAP.  I can meet someone, but I simply can't go all the way to S.C. and back in the next few days, and I need to get her back here.

- URGENT need for help with boarding, as she will need to be boarded until another foster/adopter is found.  I know we're all inundated with donation requests, and if I didn't need the help, I wouldn't ask.  I volunteer and help with rescues, and do transports when I can.  But I'm not a rescue, and I'm not funded, and I'm trying to do the best I can.  Of course, the ultimate objective is to find Macie a homeShe did great with her previous foster family, canine and otherwise, but this time she and her fellow foster dogs simply did not get along. Because of that, I feel it will be best for Macie to be the only dog, so she doesn't have to be moved yet again.

It has been, and continues to be, a long journey for Macie, but there IS the perfect home out there for her.  And I'm committed to finding it.  This sweet face deserves it.   Judy"

For those who don't know Macie's story: she was rescued from a terrible life with a hoarder con-artist. After vetting and surgery and training, she was living in a wonderful foster home. But the foster returned to grad school and Macie had nowhere to go. She has been through a lot in her young life, and wants nothing more than a home and a person she can love.

Contact is Judy Townsend