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  • Feline dubbed 'world's worst cat' finds her forever home after shelter's post goes viral

    01/30/2020 12:29:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    WESH2 ^ | 1-30-20
    SPRUCE PINE, N.C. — A cat named Perdita may be the "worst cat in the world," but a social post by a North Carolina animal shelter made her one of the most sought-after felines in the world. According to the rescue's Facebook post, Perdita has found her forever home after 175 adoption applications were sent to the rescue The post said that after narrowing down the applications to the top 10, staff conducted interviews, checked references and had some interactions with possible future families. Perdita chose her adopters after a successful meet and greet, according to the post. The post...
  • This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

    01/13/2020 11:56:04 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 19 replies ^ | 1/13/2020 |
    The Home 2 Suites hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi is not just providing people with a place to stay, they’re also passionate about putting misfortunate pups into loving homes. Since last fall, the hotel has housed a number of adoptable shelter dogs in their lobby. The dogs come from the Humane Society of South Mississippi and while at the hotel, they’re housed in a large kennel in the lobby. The dogs are part of the hotel’s “Fostering Hope” program that lets guest foster and adopt dogs. Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay...
  • (vanity) How to find pet (cat)?

    05/16/2018 6:09:35 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 73 replies
    me | 5/16/18 | me
    Anyone know how to find pets in this day & age?
  • Meatball, a Phoenix feline, weighs 36 pounds (dropped off at animal shelter)

    01/30/2014 6:52:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 30, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    'Biggest cat I've ever seen,' as one animal control worker puts it, is now living at an Arizona animal shelter. Meatball is affectionate, but needs placement at an overweight animal facility and isn't eligible for adoption. He arrived at the Arizona animal shelter after being shuffled from home to home, according to KTVK-TV in Phoenix.
  • Cat Rescued After Superstorm Sandy Finds Home With Fellow Refugee

    11/14/2013 7:42:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    CBS Local NY ^ | CBS New York/AP
    A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the streets of a flood-ravaged section of Brooklyn has finally been adopted — by a fellow Superstorm Sandy refugee. The little gray and white cat, named Joy, was the last of nearly 300 stray and displaced pets that wound up in an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter after the storm. This week, she was getting used to her new home with Robert Curran, whose home and family business on Rockaway Peninsula were also partially destroyed.
  • And Doggie Makes…

    09/07/2013 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | September 7, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    I recently began walking around my neighborhood carrying a bag and picking up animal waste. Which is to say, “we got a dog.” Or maybe she got us.It has been several years since we had a pet. And it’s not as easy to get, or keep, a dog as it used to be. Time was, you waited until a neighbor’s dog had puppies and you took one home. That’s how literary heroine Emily Elizabeth got Clifford the Big Red Dog, for example. Not anymore.Daisy is, of course, a “rescue dog.” Because every dog these days apparently has to be. And...
  • Kitten Trapped in a Sacramento Storm Drain Is Rescued (needs a home)

    06/30/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 28, 2013 | Stephanie Mendez
    After spending four days trapped in a storm drain at a remote Sacramento intersection, a calico kitten was rescued thanks to a few teenagers who responded to its frantic and frightened meows. The teenagers tried to pull the kitten out using a rope and when that failed, the teenagers called the fire department. But after the kitten was safe, no one offered to take the animal home, according to Filbrun. So Marquis and the KXTV team decided to care for the kitten. The station is trying to find the original owner before they proceed to find her a home.
  • Have A Rat Problem? Meet Larry,Downing Street’s New Cat

    02/15/2011 11:27:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies ^ | February 15, 2011 | annem040359
    It was discovered that at Number 10 Downing Street in London, England, UK, that it has a rat rodent problem. And instead of calling for the professionals to come and get rid of the rats, a cat who was just adopted to do the job. The cat, a male by the name of Larry, a big male cat adopted from an animal rescue organization. Not a bad job and an honor for a cat to go from being a rescue to being the rat hunter. The rats now have a new enemy in London’s Downing Street.
  • For a loving pit bull, training, discipline and consistency

    11/12/2009 8:43:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 116 replies · 3,141+ views
    A lot of talk about dangerous dogs has some concerned about pit bulls in particular. One member of the embattled breed, a pit bull mix, more specifically, has become a loved part of a loving family.The pit bull is not recognized by the American Kennel Club as an official breed. A pit bull can be a combination of the American bull terrier, a stafishord terrier, a bull terrier or even a bulldog.They have become very popular, but also very controversial. These dogs have a bite notorious for its power and grip, and are reported in bite incidents over 30 percent...
  • Vanity: Two Viking Kitties looking for a home! (Vermont/Northern New England)

    02/17/2005 7:56:56 AM PST · by RosieCotton · 166 replies · 2,090+ views
    2/17/05 | Me
    I'm currently in the process of relocating from Northeastern Vermont to Colorado (leaving a blue state for a red state - woo-hoo!). Very unfortunately, I can't bring all of my pets with me. I've contacted the local shelters, but was told that because neither of them are super young, they would have a great deal of trouble placing them, and since I wouldn't want to have them actually IN the shelter, I'm not willing to go that route. I also tried an on-line classifieds site (, but got some really kooky e-mails, so I took that ad down. I'm hoping...
  • Law Prohibits Dog and Cat in Same House

    11/30/2004 9:22:31 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 58 replies · 3,625+ views
    PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The truth about cats and dogs in this city is that they aren't allowed to live in the same house. But that's about to change. Current city law allows residents to own up to two dogs or two cats at the same time - but not a dog and a cat together. After getting complaints, the City Council is expected to change the law next month. The problem was discovered when Susan Sewell and her family went to the Utah County Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork to adopt a kitten in August. The family already has...
  • Greyhounds do hard time

    03/17/2004 7:41:28 AM PST · by aomagrat · 10 replies · 146+ views
    The State ^ | 17 March 2004 | J.R. GONZALES
    Retired racers, their handlers prepare for life on the outside Over the last year and a half, more and more retired greyhounds have been ending up in prison in South Carolina. And that’s a good thing, many say. Since October 2002, inmates at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution in Columbia have taken more than 60 retired greyhounds under their wings for training. Think Birdman of Alcatraz, but with dogs. The 17 female inmates keep six greyhounds with them around the clock for a few weeks until the pets are adopted. Kansas, New Jersey and Ohio have similar programs, but...
  • Dog Ranch Gives Labradors Another Chance

    08/10/2003 7:03:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 524+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal (subscription required) ^ | August 8, 2003 | Rozanna M. Martinez
    Friday, August 8, 2003 Dog Ranch Gives Labradors Another Chance By Rozanna M. MartinezOf the Journal     Down on their luck Labradors may now have a chance at finding a loving home after being abused or neglected by their previous owners.     Lodestar Dog Ranch, created by Tijeras resident Tom Payne, focuses on saving Labradors and Labrador mixes.     Payne rescues the animals from shelters and from owners who no longer want them. He also takes in strays that have been dumped.     Lodestar Dog Ranch has been in operation about 10 months and has already placed 70 of its...