Well I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my family. Here is Danny!
He's 13 weeks old now. He loves to give "kisses", Loves to play ball and play with all his other "squeaky" toys. He's learned how to "sit" and "shake" (paw), and he's doing real well with the "potty training" but we have to still work on the "chewing" issue. He is just a bundle of energy running throughout the house as fast as he can that I get dizzy just looking at him sometimes LOL!
The cats are not quite sure exactly what he is and are still cautiously looking at him. Of course he wants to PLAY! and he can't quite understand why they run away from him all the time LOL! I guess it will take time for the kitties to accept our little newcomer.
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart I announce today the passing of my precious little pooch "Katie" on February 5, 2010.
13 years ago I rescued little "Katie" from the animal shelter and she became my closest confidant and constant companion. I know she is in a much better place now where there is no pain or suffering and I want her to know that she will ALWAYS be in my heart till the day that I meet up with her again at Rainbow Bridge.
Animals in Distress is a non-profit, tax deductible sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Its programs are designed to prevent suffering and to save lives. They keep every animal admitted, providing medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, good food, shelter, and, most important of all, love, until a suitable new home can be found. No animal is killed because it is unwanted, too old, or injured.
The shelter receives no tax or public monies and relies totally on donations and fund raisers for its total operating budget. All the donations it receives are used for animal care expenses, and no one is paid for administrative, fund raising, and other non-animal care duties since they are performed by a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers. These volunteers work hard at events all year round to raise money for the shelter. They have a yearly Radiothon, pet photos at Easter and Christmas, a Walkathon, special setups at malls and festivals, raffles, bake sales, pet gift platters, craft and gift bazaars, and the sale of various items --- which are some of the ways that the shelter raises funds. Its monthly newsletter is its other main fund raising and public relations vehicle.
Take a peek at some of the lovable pets that they have available for adoption. And if your interested you can call them (610-966-9383) to set up an appointment to meet that special "fur kid" in person!
What a wonderful thing it is to bring a loving pet into your home from a shelter. All my "fur kids" are adopted/rescued and the amount of love I get from all of them is just simply amazing!
------------------------------------------------------------------- A Shelter Dog's Poem Author Unknown
Once upon a time, you see, there was this little pup; for reasons unbeknownst to me, his family gave him up
Maybe it was chewing everything that he could find, maybe they were busy and just didn't have the time
They took him to the shelter and they just left him there Outside, alone, in the cage...shivering and scared
Even though they knew inside, if he went through those doors, he may never have the chance to find a home like yours
He sat there crying silently wondering what he did that was so bad that they just had to leave him as they did
However fate was smiling on that little pup that day, because a lady saw him and she whisked him right away
He got a second chance at life that others may have not and now he's in a loving home with everything he wants
Everyday he gets that love that he was looking for And silently is thankful for when she walked through that door.