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09/24/2012

New favorite site: I Heart My Rescue  »

I ❤ My Rescue is a new site from Brooklyn Animal Action that is all about rescued pets. Here’s one such pet above! This little girl is Hypatia and she was rescued from a dumpster at six weeks old. As you can see, she’s doing great. 

Here’s a description of the site’s mission:

I Heart My Rescue is dedicated to rescued animals and the people who love them. Submit the story and photo of your rescued pal and we’ll post it. Our mission is to spread the word about the many joys rescue animals bring, encouraging folks to adopt a rescue and support their local animal rescue organization.

We’re a project of the all-volunteer organization Brooklyn Animal Action. We are very grateful for your submissions and your support.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s rescued pets! With all the doom and gloom we see, it’s nice to know there are some happy endings out there. Who’s going to submit?!

via Pawesome

08/30/2012

Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday!  »


Saturday, also known as the day after tomorrow, you should go check out these cute buns! Info:

A Rabbit Education and Adoption Event!

Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA,  4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin.

Join us at our rabbit adoption event with 20+ rabbits and bunnies from six different rescue groups from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!

  • Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
  • Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
  • Get answers to your rabbit questions
  • Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
  • Free nail trims for visiting rabbits
  • Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
  • Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!

Sounds like my kind of party! Hope you can all make it!

07/30/2012

Some adorableness from the New Hampshire SPCA. Ridic.

Society is getting a lot of mileage out of this song, right? Maybe it’s a special gift from aliens to improve society. Probs.

05/07/2012

Uggie, the star of the Academy Award winning film The Artist, is now helping shelter pets! I didn’t see that movie (in fact I hadn’t heard of it until it won the award, I’m so out of the loop!) but I can tell Uggie is adorbs. 
From Ecorazzi:

Before capturing the hearts of people, Uggie was just another shelter dog looking for a loving family and a warm home. After two families gave him up, Uggie was finally adopted permanently. His story has ignited concern over the amount of animals abandoned, and now with his help he can save other unwanted pets.

Aw, poor Uggie. How sweet that he is a star now!
I think about dog actors a lot. I’m completely opposed to chimp actors and elephant actors but dog actors seem a bit different? Especially if the dog actor was adopted. If you are breeding 101 dalmatian puppies that will just be thrown away after the movie, that’s one thing, but saving a pup from a shelter is very different. So I’m like, maybe it’s OK? Because a lot of dogs actually thrive on and even need little “jobs” to do in order to be happy, but does that mean a literal job is good for them? 
I hope so. But I’m just waiting for a scary undercover dog actor expose to come out. Thoughts?

Uggie, the star of the Academy Award winning film The Artist, is now helping shelter pets! I didn’t see that movie (in fact I hadn’t heard of it until it won the award, I’m so out of the loop!) but I can tell Uggie is adorbs. 

From Ecorazzi:

Before capturing the hearts of people, Uggie was just another shelter dog looking for a loving family and a warm home. After two families gave him up, Uggie was finally adopted permanently. His story has ignited concern over the amount of animals abandoned, and now with his help he can save other unwanted pets.

Aw, poor Uggie. How sweet that he is a star now!

I think about dog actors a lot. I’m completely opposed to chimp actors and elephant actors but dog actors seem a bit different? Especially if the dog actor was adopted. If you are breeding 101 dalmatian puppies that will just be thrown away after the movie, that’s one thing, but saving a pup from a shelter is very different. So I’m like, maybe it’s OK? Because a lot of dogs actually thrive on and even need little “jobs” to do in order to be happy, but does that mean a literal job is good for them? 

I hope so. But I’m just waiting for a scary undercover dog actor expose to come out. Thoughts?

05/04/2012

Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday!  »

This is Dudley, can he stop being ridiculously cute for like a minute? Jeez louise!

Here are the details, friend:

Join us Saturday, May 5th from 11am-3pm at our rabbit adoption event at the East Bay SPCA in Dublin with rabbits and bunnies from 5 different rescue groups and shelters from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!

  • Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
  • Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
  • Bring your rabbit questions
  • Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
  • Free nail trims for rabbits
  • Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
  • Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!

Meet and adopt rabbits from:

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
House Rabbit Society
Hayward Animal Services
Tri-City Animal Shelter
Bananas for Bunnies rabbit rescue 

A Rabbit Education & Adoption Event!

Saturday, May 5th
11am-3pm

East Bay SPCA
4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA

12/08/2011

Oskar the blind kitten has some Christmas fun!

If you haven’t heard of Oskar, you’ve been missing out! He’s just about the cutest blind kitty in the world. You must watch this video now of Oskar and his first toys. Don’t cry! Crying is for babies! JK, let it out. You’ll feel cleansed. If you need more, this vid of Oskar and his roommate Klaus is pretty great. 

08/25/2011

Prince Charles and Camilla adopt a dog!  »

Say what you will about Camilla*, but girlfriend is a pal to animals! According to CNN,

Last fall, Camilla opened [Battersea Dogs and Cats Home]’s new cattery, and mentioned to staff that she’d love another Jack Russell since her beloved Freddy had died. (Freddy was such a part of the family that Camilla’s son Tom named his own child after the dog!)

When a Jack Russell was left at the shelter, the staff emailed photos to the Duchess.

“I just couldn’t resist her, she is gorgeous,” Camilla told Britain’s Daily Mail of seeing the pup’s pictures. “It is so exciting. I can’t wait for her to meet the family.

First off, A CATTERY!! And secondly, her son named his kid after a dog! My kinda family! Because don’t think for a minute that if I ever make the mistake of bringing a child into this godforsaken world that it won’t be named Hazel. And finally, awww! The British royal family knows to rescue! Which makes them better than our royal family, what with the accepting of gifts of dogs bred for sale and complete inability to successfully govern and shit. GET IT TOGETHER, OBAMA! Jesus.

Here is a picture of a Jack Russell that is not Camilla’s Jack Russell, but they all look kinda the same, which is to say: CRAZY. This guy is named Russell (creative!) and he’s up for adoption at the Oakland Animal Shelter! Adopt his adorable ass, why don’t you!

*Man, she had it rough for awhile. British gossips be gossiping! But you know what? They need to recognize that she did not break up Charles and Diana (RIP)—he was ALWAYS gonna be with Camilla! I mean, I was like four years old when all that shit went down and even I knew that!

06/20/2011

This is Barley, an adult shepherd mix who needs a home! How cute is he? My friend’s family is fostering him and looking for a great person to adopt him, so let’s spread word!

From his foster family:
Barley is a friendly companion and a good dog, as simple as that. He’s laid-back, sweet, obedient, quiet, and a real pleasure to be with. He appreciates every pet, cuddle and walk. Barley loves exploring the outdoors—if you want a hiking or hunting companion, he’s your boy, though he’ll be just as happy as a casual walking buddy. Barley knows basic commands, is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and is housebroken. He could live well with a calm, socialized dog, but needs a cat-free home.

Barley’s a downright good dog that’s constantly passed by for one who’s just a bit younger or a bit smaller. Even though most of us would love a dog as laid-back as Barley, he is overshadowed time and time again by shelter mates who are more vocal, energetic, or pleading as an adopter walks through the shelter. His manners are misperceived as complacency.

As well, Barley has a common condition called DLE, a mild form of lupus that means he just needs a few meds every day and sunscreen on his nose. So his health is great, his nose just looks a little funny, so he’s not getting the attention such a beautiful dog normally would! BONUS: the shelter working with him has promised to pay for his lupus meds for his entire life!

You can read more about Barley on his petfinder page. To meet Barley or learn more, contact Renee at (203) 918.5864  or renee@opinpets.org

Please help spread the word and let’s find this cutie a home!!!

06/07/2011

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month: Clyde!  »


Clyde is currently being fostered in Queens, N.Y., but I think that still counts because he’s being fostered from the shelter. Plus, look how cute! From his foster-mom Karen:

I’ve been fostering him since December when his owner decided to get a dog who was always biting Clyde. The owner then decided to take Clyde to Animal Care and Control, an almost sure death sentence for this two year old sweetie.

Clyde can be shy at first (he spent most of his time hiding when he first came to me) but he’s an affectionate cat who enjoys being petted. Since he’s been here so long I’ve seen him come out of his shell. He loves treats and loves playing with fish pole toys. He gets along with my three other cats and has gotten along with the seven other cats I’ve fostered or cat sat during his stay here.

I’d love to keep him but since I already have three of my own and foster once in a while and TNR* here and there AND feed myself (being vegan can be a bit expensive), I can’t :(

I’d love for Clyde to find his forever home!

What do you say? Got room in your life for Clyde?! He’s so cute! Look at this ridiculousness:
Plus, how much do I want that bedspread?

Another pic for good measure and because you can never have too many cute cat pics:
If you want to adopt Clyde or if you know of a nice shelter kitty looking for a home, send me an email!

*trap, neuter, release—I had to ask Laura. She didn’t laugh at me.

06/06/2011

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month: Marcel!  »


Take a look at Marcel! He is from Brooklyn and he’s a real looker! From his foster-mom Rebecca:

I’d like you to meet Marcel, a kitty in serious need of a foster or permanent home. He is a very cute little cat, with a tuxedo coat and charming white mustache. Marcel and I met a couple weeks ago in front of the automotive high school in Williamsburg. He was hiding next to the steps, watching the cars go by, and as soon as I started talking to him, he jumped up and began to meow, roll around, and play in the grass. He was very excited to have the attention. I was hopeful that he was a lost cat I’d seen posted about in the neighborhood, but sadly that is not the case. Right now he is at the recovery space/shelter I help out at, which is mainly used for trap-neuter-return projects. It is a busy place, with lots of other cats, and Marcel is overwhelmed. He is very, very frightened by all the activity and spends almost all of his time in the corner of his cage. Still, even though he is nervous, he immediately responds to affection by purring and kneading. He’s a really sweet cat.

Because the shelter space is causing him so much stress, Marcel needs a foster or permanent home as soon as possible. He is approximately 1 year old, neutered, and healthy. If you or anyone you know would be interested in fostering or adopting him, or just meeting him to start, please let me know! I meet lots and lots of cats, and I have to say Marcel is an exceptionally good one.

I love his white mustache! And I love the name Marcel! Jeez, everybody is giving their rescue cats such great names these days! But, I should tell you, if you don’t like your adopted cat’s name, you can totally change it. I wasn’t sure about that when I was adopting, like I was like, that’s kind of rude to change the cat’s name! But my dog trainer at the time was like, “they don’t know it’s their NAME, they think it’s an attention command” and I was like, OMG totally! So you’re really just changing the attention command. But I’m actually not as gallant as I’m pretending—Mitsy’s original name was Maisy, which I thought was frumpy, but I chose the name Mitsy because it wasn’t that much of an adjustment. I like the name though because you can call her Mitzerella! Ooooo you know what?! You could call Marcell “Mars!” Awesome!

Um, where was I? This handsome devil needs a home. Somebody take him in! You could just foster him for a bit, and then I’ll do ANOTHER post for you saying he’s now being fostered! I promise. And like I said before, if any of you know of a nice shelter kitty looking for a home, send me a pic during June and I’ll post it! Also email me if you are interested in adopting or fostering Marcel!

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