Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kingspark, Long Island: Beauty in the Snow finally trapped, Now Needs Vetting Funds

FEB 18, 2014: Long Island, NY
*From Trudy: Kitty Named “BEAUTY” has been trapped and is currently at a vet who we are NOT at all happy with…we will be transporting her tomorrow to another vet who knows what they are doing…right now we are awaiting tests to determine if she OR he…the vet is NOT even sure, is felv/fiv negative or positive. We do not know if this is an abscess or a tumor…although it did grow very quickly according to the FEEDER/CARETAKER.

I need to get pledges for vetting…a very savvy cat person , who trapped BEAUTY, will be taking over once we get this cat OUT of the current vet…

Let me know if you can donate and how much…I must calculate what we will have for this precious kitty. THANK YOU!!

Original Posting from YESTERDAY…see photo of Beauty in the snow…a top trapper went their this AM and got her. KINGSPARK, LONG ISLAND ***SICK KITTY NEEDS TRAPPING***

Feral cats abandoned in Burlington NC URGENT

Urgent situation, 8 to 9 Feral Cats in danger.

*From Annie: Good evening,

I write this with a heavy heart as 8 to 9 feral cats are in danger of going to the shelter. Their caretakers home was foreclosed on - the bank now owns the property. I am unsure how long they have until animal control is called as the property has been abandoned since the middle of January.

I go every 2 days to feed and water them. They have a fence they can get in and out of, a plastic dog house with a tarp over it - I put straw in it before it snowed.

There were 15 in all but I moved 6 to my backyard in hopes that they will learn this is their new home. I am unable to move them all. I can not have 14 to 15 cats, as we live by a highway, have dogs that are not cat friendly and my neighbors would have a fit.

The cats are a result of neighbors not spaying/neutering. We knew the people that lived on the property - They were dog people but fed cats that were starved. Of course the cats set up shop in their backyard. When we visited them last year they were inundated with kittens and had approximately 27. Some were killed when a neighbors 2 dogs got loose.

I took it upon myself to have as many females as we could catch, spay. This was done through Sheets pet clinic and FCAP - both in Greensboro.

As of now there are 4 females on the property that have been spay. I was told there may be 2 to 3 more females. Only 2 or 3 of the cats are friendly enough to let me pet them while they are eating. I tried to catch one - I had her but she went berserk and got loose. Needless to say she avoids me. lol

Alamance county does not have a TNR program through the shelter or the humane society. All ferals are killed when they hit the shelter.

There are some beautiful cats - including a black/ white long hair, a fluffy grey tabby, a black/grey tabby, a solid black, the majority are grey/white - there is also an older tom. The orange one in the picture is a neighbors cat.

I realize these are wild cats. But I also know, after working with the 6 here, that they can be tamed with time.

I'm praying I can find somewhere they can go, where they will be safe to live out their lives. If you can help in any way - Please let me know.


Contact Annie Scott anniescott2013@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Daleville, AL: CRISIS - Noah the trash eating abandoned pittie needs boarding funds immediately, foster home did not work out!!!

Noah has nowhere to go, please help us raise the funds needed to board him or find a new foster home.

*From Melissa: Hi everyone.

We got a call last night about 9:30 pm that Noah, the little mange pittie from Opp, Alabama that I went and got off the street, has to be picked up from his foster home by tonight. If we cannot raise the boarding funds by tonight he will have nowhere to go.
He was doing fantastic with all the dogs there for several days, but yesterday was left outside with the foster's female pittie while she was away from the house for awhile...
When she got back home, he and Eva had been in a fight and both had a few minor cuts and he was limping a little bit on one foot. Because of this Noah can no longer stay there to foster and we are in panic mode about finding him somewhere safe by tonight.

My only options are vet boarding, which is 17.00 a day and I really hope we don't have to do, or boarding at the local rescue in Daleville, and she will only charge us 12.00 a day but would need us to pay in full for the two weeks I have asked her to give me to try to find another foster, then we could re-evaluate if he needs to stay longer if I have not found a foster. The total for the two week period would be 168.00. IF we can raise more than that, they will keep him as long as the funds are there and we will not have to stress so much about a foster, as they are almost nonexistent in my area.

If anyone can donate, you can donate three ways:

1. to the rescue's paypal address at allbreedsrescueadoption@gmail.com-- however, they have a monthly withdrawal limit.

2. I have offered to let donors use my paypal which is melissa.moore@troycable.net - I can take your donation in, in your name, to them. Receipt proof can be given from the rescue to assure that your donation was taken in, if you choose to use my paypal so they can get the money sooner. If you donate through my paypal, PLEASE indicate in the note box that it is for Noah as we have several strays we are trying to raise funds for vet bills for right now and I want to be sure it is applied to the right dog.

3. Noah's youcaring fund at http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/noah-needs-boarding-funds-immediately-to-stay-safe-/138068

I am hoping his injuries are better today and that he was just sore on that foot, but if not I will need to get him back to the vet for a check and regardless I have to go get him from her tonight because he has to go.

I know many of you were very concerned about Noah when he was found on the street eating trash..... maybe his friends who helped before can help again and/or share widely for him!

The good news is his fur is coming back great after all the dips he had and he looks like a different dog! He is SUPER sweet and playful and until this incident he got along great with every single dog and cat he has been around - I don't know if there was maybe food involved or what, but unfortunately Noah can't stay there any longer.

This was Noah's initial information when he was found eating trash on the street in Opp, AL.

Poor Noah has suffered on the streets his whole young life and his hair is almost gone but ALL OF HIS SKIN SCRAPES HAVE SHOWN UP NEGATIVE FOR DEMODEX OR SARCOPTIC MANGE. Maybe he has a bad skin allergy? He is in very temporary foster and sweet little boy, and so will need somewhere quickly once we determine what his mange is. NOAH IS SUPER SWEET, YOUNG, GREAT WITH DOGS/CACTS/KIDS, AND HEARTWORM NEGATIVE!



Given up once due to sad circumstances, Shirley was happily reunited with her owner only to be given up again because of the owner's heartless new wife.


*From Maria: This is Shirley, a sweet 6 yr. old Lab Shepherd mix, who needs a new loving home. Shirley is a very good girl. She is sweet, friendly, playful, and gets along with everyone. Shirley had an owner that loved her very much, but one day her owner lost everything, and he had to give Shirley away because he could not take care of her or provide for her anymore.

He found what he thought was a good newhome for her, but somehow after a couple years she ended up at a high kill shelter. The shelter contacted him, and he went and got her, but when he arrived home with the dog, his new wife gave him an ultimatum to either get rid of the dog, or leave the house, because she did not like dogs in the house. So, once again Shirley is in need of a home. She has done nothing wrong.

This poor girl has been the victim of irresponsible humans, and she is paying the consequences OF BEING UNWANTED FOR NO GOOD REASON. She was so happy when she saw her former owner again, and went home with him, but now her little heart will be broken again.

The wife wants Shirley to disappear immediately, so we are desperately looking for a good loving home that will care for this girl like she deserves for the rest of her days. Would you be the one to open your heart and your home to Shirley?

If you want more information, or to meet Shirley, please contact Maria at: 561-289-2009.

Shirley is fully vetted, spayed, and ready for her new home. She is located in Pembroke Pines. Application, references and a small re-homing fee will apply.

Maria Rothen

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Weston, FL: URGENT!!! Blitz has no place to go - Owner to euthanize

Emergency!! - Owner is going to euthanize because she has nowhere to put him! - Blitz, 90 lb Shepherd/Rottie/Lab mix losing his home!! - Good with dogs and cats, and loves children! - WESTON FL
The owner just told me that she has absolutely no place to keep Blitz , she has had him in a vet office boarding for 6 months trying to find him a home.  She has called every rescue in South Florida, and beyond.  She does not want him in a shelter, so she feels she has no option but to put him to sleep.
Is there anyone out there, any rescue who takes big dogs that can save this boy? 

This is such a sad situation for Blitz.  He was rescued as a 5 week puppy by a family.  They lost their home, and had to move into an apt., and their family members had been taking turns watching him because the apt doesn't allow dogs.  
The family member can no longer hold on to him, as she was in an accident and can't hold on to Blitz anymore and poor Blitz is living in a crate at vet office but he can't stay there any longer. 

About Blitz written by the owner:
He is 3 1/2 years old, and neutered. He is 90 lbs., and house-broken, and doesn't have any bad habits such as chewing or digging.  He will, however, bark when the door rings, like most dogs.
He's great with babies and children.  He always played with children in previous neighborhoods, and has been amazing with my son since he was born October 2012.  He's careful and respectful of his space.  

Blitz has made friends with dogs of all sizes, however, he doesn't seem to like unneutered males.  If they are neutered, or female, there is no problem.  Blitz throughout the years has lived with cats also and gets along with them. 
Contact: Kathy: 305-401-4693.

Monday, February 3, 2014

NYC: 2 beloved family dogs need immediate temporary foster

Don't let these two precious faces end up at the NYC kill shelter.
Cross post as urgent.
Temporary foster needed for 2 smallbreeds whose Mother/Daughter are on SSI disability and whose rooming house was just vacated for code violations.
From the desperate owners now in a shelter that does not allow dogs:

Hello, my name is Lori Moser and my daughter's name is Chelsea Moser. I have been on SSI disability since last April and my daughter just got on SSI disability this month.
We have both been disabled by genetically related conditions for a very long time, but just went on disability because of my divorce. We have two dogs, a maltese names Emmy and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Suzette. Emmy's nickname is Kins and Suzette's is Zoodle.
We were waiting as patiently as possible for both of us to be accepted for SSI so we could move to more comfortable accommodations and were just going to start doing so when the fire department showed up at our rooming house andvacated the entire housedown for code violations. We had about two hours to vacate the building. The Red Cross came and put us up in a hotel for two nights and then the HRA transferred us all to a homeless shelter.
Fortunately, we have friends who stepped in right away to take the animals until we can find permanent housing.

Their situation does not allow this to be a long term foster home for the dogs, however.

Being disabled, our dogs are our constant companions and honored and beloved members of our family. Though our situation is currently a bit grim, our greatest concern is for our dogs, as we could not bare to loose them.
Suzette is elderly for a Cavlier at 11 years old. Suzette is 11 years old. Here she is modeling her makeshift winter booties. She has some hearing and vision loss but is not blind or deaf. The hearing loss is due to old age, she also has cataracts and recently her eyes have gotten worse. She had to have some of her teeth pulled a few years back, but she does fine with small kibble and loves just about any kind of people food. She is used to getting "last bites",when we eat, as is Emmy. We were waiting for Chelsea to get on SSI so we could take her to get them looked at by a vet and were evacuated before we had time to. She is very mellow and well mannered. She is very submissive to other animals and can be easily bullied. She is good around other dogs, cats, children....anyone two or four legged.

Emmy is about 7 years old.
Emmy is about 7 years old. She is also very good around all folks, two or four legged. She is a little more nervous than Suzette is, and but she settles in. She loves to snuggle and will pretty much snuggle you as much as you will let her. She likes to sleep next to you if she can. She is very thin and at first this might alarm you and we are always a little concerned, but she has been that way all of her life. She has always had unlimited access to dog food and gets table scraps as well. She just doesn't eat much. She has had her blood work done a few times because of her weight, but everything has always been fine. She has very small teeth (which need to be cleaned, and have also been waiting on SSI $) so she too needs kibble with small chunks. She is a very good girl and will not give anyone any trouble. She will just be nervous at first until she has time to adjust. She is VERY bonded to Chelsea and I and this has to be very difficult for her.

Neither dog is spayed. We bought them from very good breeders and we thought we may breed them once each for friends and relatives to have the pups, but life had other plans and neither of them has ever had puppies. We used to live in a big house with a big back yard on the West Coast, so they were not around other dogs much and it didn't cause any problems.

It would be ideal if the two dogs could stay together, but if that is not possible, we will be grateful for whatever situation allows them to be safely returned to us when we are able to get permanent housing again. We will be eternally grateful to anyone who fosters our babies. Oh, and they are both trained to go piddle on piddle pads, but they also go potty outside. Because of our disabilities Chelsea and I are homebound much of the time and our dogs are everything to us. They are truly our family.
BAFN will deliver these
dogs to you and pay for food.

WHO TO CONTACT:  My email address is lori.moser@yahoo.com and my daughters' is cmoser1212@gmail.com.

You may reach me by phone at 347-296-5173. They are currently staying with our friends Jordana and Claudia Bernstein, who may be reached by phone at 646-506-8418 or 212-706-1691. We got your email address from Claudia who is the aunt of Lauren and Justin Bernstein, who fostered a pitbull named Sandee through your organization. Thank you for considering fostering our girls. They are so sweet, and we miss them so much.

Lori Moser