It sure has been a week, but at least Friday is here and the weekend is upon us. Today T.G.I.F. means Today’s Giving Is Forever.
Special attention for special adoptable pets
Sept. 19 – 25
It really is true, what we give today can last forever. The good news is that the giving part is free, it just requires a little bit of your time. Our BlogPaws friends have challenged all of us to indeed Be The Change For Pets, and special focus is on Special Needs Pets. You know exactly what I’m talking about too, the ones most likely to be overlooked by potential forever homers. Yep, they are all too often completely overlooked because of their “special needs”. Whether it be medical, behavioral, or otherwise, potential adopters are often overlooking the best of the best when it comes to love and appreciation.
Can we really Be The Change for Pets? Can we really Be The Change for Special Needs Pets? The answer is yes, absolutely yes! Let’s just keep this message constantly with us every single day. The Blogosphere is indeed vast, and the Cat Blogosphere is a powerful influence. We not only can do it, we must do it!
Let me take a few minutes to tell you about a few Special Need cats from my town.
Meet Baby Lily
As if being a Senior gal isn’t enough to get this sweetie overlooked, Baby Lily has a thyroid problem and requires medication. Here is what her Petfinder.com Page Has to say :
Looking for a committed, fun-loving person to spend my life with–for better not worse, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live? If so, then I’m the cat for you! Cute, playful female with eyes to pierce your soul and a personality to capture your heart! If you’re up for a love battle and a little misbehavin’, I’m just what you’ve been looking for. I require thyroid medicine 2X/day, but that doesn’t stop me from being a real sweetheart!
So riddle me this Batman, what’s not to love about this gal?
Tess only has one problem, she is a senior gal, and it seems everyone wants a kitten. Seniors are often among the most overlooked. Her is what her Petfinder.com Page Has to say :
Have accomplished what I came to do in my present circumstances. This quiet, very shy angel is looking for a new assignment. (Would prefer it to include a warm bed to hide under too!)
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Prefers a home without: dogs.
Sushi had a bit of a problem and was surrendered by her previous owner. I can tell you right now that I have almost a zero tolerance for that type of human.
Here is what her Petfinder.com Page Has to say :
Please contact Holly Tree Animal Hospital for additional information and your interest in Sushi. 864-288-8908 Sushi is a 1 year-old, spayed female who is declawed and microchipped. Sushi will tolerate other cats but prefers to be only cat. She does, however, love dogs! She is a very sweet and playful girl with a great deal of charm.
Sushi was surrendered by her previous owner due to urinating outside her litterbox. The veterinarian believes she has sterile cystitis. As a result, she needs to be fed a special diet (Urinary SO) and is currently taking Clomicalm and Cosequin once daily. She has been living with us for a couple of weeks and has NOT urinated outside the litterbox yet. She started taking Clomicalm after being surrendered and we believe this to be helping resolve the urinary issue.
Sushi simply needs someone who will adore her and provide her with a relaxed, loving and caring home. In return she will…
Another riddle from me…what kind of human would do that? Answer: the lowest of lows!
Red has a herpes infection of the eye and requires drops. Yep, that’s pretty much it, but enough to get poor Red overlooked. Here is what Red’s Petfinder.com Page Has to say :
Male – neutered
9 lbs, 1 year old
Everything goes better with "Red":
I’m a very mellow and loving guy. I get along so well with others, my foster mom Susan calls me "the feline Gandhi." I was born in 2009, I was a starving stray kitten but now I’m fostered in a loving home environment. I have "Herpes infection of the eye." My eyes don’t always look this different, the photographer caught me in the middle of a flare-up. It is not contagious to other animals or humans. I just need a little extra help in the form of eye drops as needed, when I have a flare-up. I can see OK and I like to play. I have been fully vetted by the good people of CCA, which includes testing negative to FIV and FeLV. CCA requires a donation, references, application and contract to adopt. Contact Susan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 864-399-9493 or stop-by Pet Smart…
Red just wants to be loved, pure and simple.
Mamie has Lynx Syndrome and can’t always control her bowel, but most of the time she can. That’s enough to get her overlooked. But we’re hoping the right human family will be looking.
Here is what her Petfinder.com Page Has to say :
Female – spayed
9 lbs, 2 years old
My kittens have all found homes, it’s my turn!:
I’m sweet and loving, and get along well with others. I was born in 2008. When I was found with my kittens, I was starving and near death, weighing only 5 pounds. I gave everything to keep my babies alive. They are all healthy and happy now and have found homes. I’m doing much better now, I’m well fed and playful. But I am a Manx with no tail, and I have Manx Syndrome. I use my litterbox but because of Manx Syndrome, I can’t always control my bowels. I have been fully vetted by the good people of CCA, which includes testing negative to FIV and FeLV. CCA requires donation, references, application and contract to adopt. Contact Kathy, email: email@example.com, tel. 864-422-1397 or stop-by Pet Smart Laurens Rd., Greenville, SC Sundays from 1-5pm.
Mamie is up-to-date…