Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rescued 6 Kittens Tonight!

Baby Nacho is adorable!

Awwwww, we rescued 6 kittens tonight from Lost Companion Rescue! Natalie and I named them Rainbow Brite, SpongeBob SquarePants, Garfield, Opie, Baby Nemo and Baby Nacho. Baby Nacho is my absolute favorite; I have fallen completely in love with him and wish I could adopt him. Too bad I already have 4 and my hubby says no more (I'm working on it!). :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Visiting PAWS Chicago

Yesterday Nicole, Natalie, Amy and I went down to Chicago to tour PAWS Chicago and meet with some of their volunteers to gain insights and advice from them based on their experiences. This model rescue is no-kill and mostly volunteer-run, and helped decrease Chicago's homeless pets euthanasia rates by 50% over the last 12 years. It all started with a small group of people who saw that there had to be a better way. It was truly inspiring.

PAWS Chicago front entrance

Natalie looks in on Koda, a dog for adoption, in their front window

Their Adoption Center lobby

Mr. Moustache reaches out to us, saying "help more kitties like me!"

One of the kitty adoption rooms

Oprah's dog adoption room she sponsored, complete with cute little doggie house!

Spot says, please take me home with you!

They had a rooftop dog park where the doggies can run and play, it was so cool!

Mr. Moustache says, you can help kitties like me, look at me, I'm so cute!

Natalie, Amy, Nicole, a PAWS Volunteer, and me in their lobby - they were so nice and helpful to us!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

10 More Pups Rescued!

I LOVE this shot of Ruby! Such a silly lovergirl!

We took in 10 more dogs and puppies from Arkansas; 4 border collie baby girls, 2 Black Lab mixes, an Aussie mix, a Beagle mix, a Husky mix, and an All-American-who-knows-what-she-is-but-she's-cute mix. :)

That brings our total to 50 dogs and puppies rescued from the Arkansas shelter, in under 2 months! Wow! We are so happy to be able to help save these sweet doggies's lives and help them find new forever homes up her in WI.

Molly is our cute All-American mix girl; she has the sweetest demeanor and just adores people.

Sally was the cutest little one of the bunch - the only white one in a sea of black dogs. She looks like the RCA dog!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

11 more puppies from Arkansas!

Oh my DOG! We got 7 Jack Russell/Husky mix pups! We were so curious what they'd look like - and they are even cuter than we thought possible!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! We had so much fun with the absolutely irresistible puppies that we got from the shelter in Arkansas. I just can't believe how great the need is down there for help. All of these precious babies were scheduled for euthanasia. And up here, we already have nearly all of them adopted, in less than a week! We are so excited to be able to help these pups. Their temperament couldn't be better - we just can't get over how loving and sweet they are. Thanks to all the volunteers who are helping us with care and coordination, and especially to Corey, who is doing an amazing, hard job for us - coordinating everything for these dogs. She is truly a lifesaver!

Archie - he was a last-second addition to the run - we just couldn't say no to this one-of-a-kind little baby!

Baby Coalie - quite possibly the cutest Black Lab pup baby I've ever seen!

Dixie and Jackson playing! Their foster Dad says they are the most docile, affectionate pups he's ever met!

Teddy and Tandy...two absolutely adorable little Jack, so sweet.

16 Kittens Rescued!

Our new volunteers Jenifer and Eric with one of their kittens they adopted!

Okay so I'm finally getting back to updating my blog! Sorry for the delay! As always, every spare second has been spent rescuing kitties and dogs. So...I'll start the update with a note about the kitten rescue I helped with 2 weeks ago. We rescued 16 kittens from a rescue out of the Waupaca area. What sweet babies! I picked them up in Omro and then brought them to my house. One of our wonderful vet tech volunteers helped us test them all for feline leukemia and FIV - they were all negative thank goodness! - and then we gave them out to wonderful foster home volunteers. It was such a fun day of baby kitten rescue!

Kerry, me and Corey doing a feline leukemia/FIV test on a newbie

One of our wonderful new foster mom, Jenn's, daughter with one of the kittens!