Hey Bay Area! Lil’ Patches needs a home! »
Look a sweet Patches!* She is a special-needs kitty who has had a rough go so far. She’s only one but when she was found, she was preggers. Then she tested positive for FeLV and the doctors thought it best to abort the kittens. From Patches’ foster mom Jessica:
She is healing quickly and still loves to cuddle. Because Patches has tested positive for FeLV there are a few special considerations for her new family. Patches needs a home without other cats. She needs to be an indoor cat only. FeLV is a condition that makes Patches immunocompromised. She could be healthy and happy for 10 months, or 10 years and there’s no way to know.
She’s only about a year old, and so far super healthy, so her chances of a long healthy life are good. For many people this may be a deal breaker, but its important to remember, that any pet has the potential to get sick or injured.
So if you, or someone you know, is looking for a very sweet, beautiful kitty please contact us. We would love for you to come by and meet her. We live in Oakland, CA.
To meet Patches or if you have any questions, email Jessica at email@example.com.
*Who knows that song Patches? It’s the best!
Sign the petition, volunteer, adopt, and donate to help the 50,000 chickens left to starve! »
The fight to save the rescued hens from Stanislaus County continues. This is the largest ever farmed animal rescue in the United Sates. Conditions were terrible but people were able to help some of the birds!:
“When we arrived on the scene outside the abandoned egg farm, I was horrified at the suffering of the chickens happening in front of me, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the cruelty,” said Anne Martin, Harvest Home board member. “By the next morning, we had partnered with sanctuaries, volunteers from across Northern California, and thousands of supporters following the rescue of these chickens. Together, we were able to save 4,460 hens who will never again suffer the severe confinement of an egg farm, and from this time forward, will know only human kindness.”
The picture at the top is by Marji from Animal Place. This hen has never seen grass or felt the sun, she is about to take her first step outside! Marji says they are still in need of donations but also, they are in desperate need of volunteers. So if you are able, go volunteer with the rescue chickens!
If you want to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 530-798-5114. To donate, click here!
The hens will be up for adoption within the next two weeks. If you want to adopt one, fill out the application at www.animalplace.org.
Finally—and I know you can all do this!—sign the petition started by Harvest Home, ”calling on the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute A&L Poultry’s Andy Keung Cheung for willfully starving 50,000 chickens.” Do it!
Sweet Summer is still looking for a home, will you join her Facebook fan club?! Let’s make her so popular! Look how good she is at protecting the chickens’ food! Awww, what a sweet face. I want to give her hugs and turn that frown upside down!
You may remember her from this blog in December; She was rescued from almost certain death at a high-kill shelter in California. Well, it looks like she is still waiting for a family. Do you know anyone looking for a sturdy, fun-loving sweetheart? Summer is their girl!
Even if you can’t adopt Summer, please join her fan club on Facebook. She only has a dozen fans—she deserves so many more! I want her to have at least 500 by tomorrow! Let’s make it happen!
St. Louis cats need a new home! »
Hello, animal-lovers in Missouri or willing to drive to St. Louis. Please consider adopting 7-year-old Micro or 7-year-old Confetti.
To make a long story short, a friend’s mom has four cats, but she needs to get rid of these two. The family wanted to put the cats down and still will if they can’t find a home within a few weeks, so these kitties really need your love. I spent a lot of time with these cats when I was in college and can’t bear the thought that their lives could be cut short.
Confetti (above) is a shorthair calico female who gets along well with other pets, humans, children, and probably aliens. She’s kind of fat but likes to play and show affection. But she doesn’t have her shots, so she’s in need of some extra TLC. Her favorite sound is an electric can opener.
Micro (above) is a social, friendly black cat with medium-length hair. When he was a kitten, he was so tiny that he could fit in your hand, hence his name, but he is the opposite of that now, as you can see in the photo. He likes to lie around and lick people and get petted. He is kind of lazy, but it’s adorable. He would do best in a one-pet household as he can become a bully in competing for human attention. His middle name is James, but that’s negotiable.
Want to help? You’re my new favorite person! Email me, and I’ll put you in touch. Give the gift of continued life for these innocent kittehs. Please and thank you!
Hey San Francisco: This “guide cat” and her brother need a new home »
This is Allie and Noah, two South San Franciscans who need a new home. This is a very special pair of cats: Noah is blind and Allie has taken on the role of his “guide cat.” Their former owners, who are being being sent to Korea by the army, put a collar with a bell on Allie so Noah would always know where she is. A few days after they put the bell on Allie, Noah was getting around the house like a champ. Initially, Noah followed Allie around but now that he’s more confident, he leads the way with Allie close behind to make sure he’s all right. Allie sleeps with Noah and helps him groom himself. She even checks the litter box after he uses it to make sure he sufficiently covered his business.
Aren’t animals the sweetest? Always taking care of each other. And look at Noah’s eyes, so big! They don’t know why he went blind shortly after birth but they think, because of the size of his eyes, that it may just be a birth defect. Allie looks just like my little Mitsy and Mitsy is the best cat ever. Do we have any other owners of gray cats in the crowd? I think they must be the best!
Allie and Noah are being fostered by the Nine Lives Foundation. If you can help the pair, call Debbie Mueller at (650) 670-7056.
Hey NYC: Take this sweet guy in from the cold! »
Pepe needs a home! A volunteer from the Pets for Life NYC program sent me an email about this cute dog: “He’s been living alone in a fenced-in lot in the Bronx for over a month, and although kindly neighbors are feeding and watering him he’s going to need a foster, adopter or rescue before it gets cold.”
If you think you can foster or adopt Pepe, contact email@example.com.
Here’s where Pepe’s been living:
Here’s a more detailed description from a volunteer:
Pepe is a lovely, young, rottie, shepherd, pit mix who was left in a lot after his owner was arrested. Local residents have been feeding him and giving him water and Pets for Life NYC bought him an insulated dog house to keep him warm. Pepe as you can see in the photos is a wonderfully friendly dog. He sits for treats and has a very soft mouth when taking treats. He did not resource guard when our volunteer took away toys and food from him. He also did not show any guarding behavior over his fenced in space. He licked our volunteer in the face throughout the duration when our volunteer was putting together the dog house. Pepe is not neutered and showed some humping and over-stimulation with our volunteer which is to be expected from a young, unneutered dog with his energy level who has been getting little physical or mental stimulation. However, the behavior never escalated and our volunteer was easily able to control Pepe by offering hm some treats which he sat for on command. He’s a great dog and we are hopeful a rescue group may take him before the cold sets in.
Bunny lost his whole family, can you help? »
Hey guys, this is a super sad story! There’s this lovely bunny, Lucky, who very much needs a good home, and maybe that’s you? Or someone you know? He was part of a nice family in Santa Cruz until they all perished (mom, dad, and two young sons) in a tragic plane crash this July. At this moment Lucky is staying with another family in Santa Cruz that is busy with their own life, work, children, etc., and they can’t give him the care and love he deserves. Another reason for the name Lucky—apparently he had 12 brothers and sisters and they all died. Whoa. Anyway, Lucky is a sweet boy who needs a forever or foster home, and maybe you’re that person, or know someone who is?
He was cared for in his previous home and doesn’t bite when held or touched. He currently lived outdoors in a pretty pathetic cage without much bedding. He’s fed, but that’s about it. I’ve attached pictures and some more info below.
Holding: he’s friendly when held gently and the current owners have always held him with a long-sleeve shirt on. Sounds like he’s definitely not gonna go ballistic and bite anyone (his previous owners were little kids as well if that helps).
Friendly with other pets: He’s the only living survivor of his entire litter and was raised with a bunch of other rabbits prior to the deceased family’s adoption, so he’s definitely cool with other rabbit to some degree but I don’t know about dogs/cats.
Rescues aren’t in a position to help (overwhelmed!) and they don’t want to take him to a shelter (duh), but his current situation is not ideal. Obviously Lucky’s had a bum run, and if anybunny needed some love, it’s him. Well, and also all the other homeless bunnies, but you know. If you’re interested in Lucky or know of some way to help, please contact Max.
Here’s Lucky at his new home, see how cute he is!
This Saturday, September 24th, from 11am - 3pm on Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell, the SF SPCA is having a street party! There will be tons of awesome rescue organizations on hand to adopt from, all the pet arts and crafts and treats that a crazy cat or dog lady* could desire, vets and trainers to ask questions of, a dog kissing booth (buy that love!), music, raffles, and an all around barking good time. I don’t know what barking good time means but I felt compelled to write it so, a barking good day to all! See your animal loving asses on Saturday, let’s party!
*I write lady but I mean person. Crazy cat ladies come in all genders!
On Cropped Ears & Adopting These Cute-Ass Puppies! »
First off: People who crop puppies ears are total idiot assholes. Secondly: People who crop puppies ears at home with box cutters and no anesthesia are like, OMG LET ME AT THEM. I know it’s our fucked society that treats people like garbage and so they in turn treat animals, kids, and the elderly like garbage, and I waiver back and forth between being mad at individuals and being mad at society and mainly, I’m just hella pissed off all the time. Mainly at society. A society that would let these two sweet puppies get their ears cut off with box cutters! Ugh!
ANYWAY, San Francisco-based Rocket Dog Rescue just got these two sweet three month old puppies in and they are SO DAMN CUTE and need foster or adoptive homes STAT! If you don’t know what fostering is, it’s the greatest and I’m too pressed for time to explain it right now (not doing anything special, just gotta eat lunch) but read this thing I wrote for the Bold Italic about it. If you don’t know what adoption is, you are… I don’t even know what you are but I’m impressed you can read this blog post!
So anyway, these two sweet loving wonderful pups are named Mack (darker guy) and Jack (lighter guy) and they need your help! If you know anyone in the SF Bay Area who might want to foster or adopt, please text Pali from Rocket Dog Rescue at 415 756 8188. Be persistent! She gets a million billion calls, emails, and texts a day and she needs to be harassed to make sure she prioritizes you and your need to cuddle one of these cute-ass puppies!
Pali says of the pups:
These pups are coming to rocket dog rescue TODAY, the pups are 3 months old, came into the shelter with a horrible home “crop job” ears cut off with box cutters, duck tapped to cardboard. poor little guys. they need extra special homes that will love and protect them. Adoptions have slowed down and we really want to get these pups into the safe and happy homes they so deserve. They are nice boys… happy, playful, and have a natural sweetness that just glows from them. This is the best day ever (so far) and every day will get only better.
I love you, Mack and Jack! May you get the best homes ever that are deserving of your wonderful selves and may you never not know a day filled with cuddles and scratches and long walks in the sunshine and many cookies, both of the canine and human variety!