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Pet Rescue By Judy
The Animal Shelter of the
Wood River Valley promotes companion animal welfare by providing temporary shelter for homeless pets,
adopting them to qualified homes, and reducing animal abuse, neglect, and overpopulation through
community education and spay/neuter services.
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Coastal Pet Rescue is
an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless,
abused and neglected dogs and cats.
is a 'last-chance' shelter. Staffed primarily through the efforts and donations of volunteers, we
find homes for animals that other shelters and people have given up on.
Why Were These Great Family Canines Thrown Out?
A juvenile canine is a difficult deal to adopt a
pet, even whenever they're the types of creature believed to be perfect for household living,
such as the Labrador Retriever. And once folks do make the consignment to take home a big, eager dog
that has not acquired any personal manners yet, regret might kick in rapidly.
You encounter these types of canines in animal shelters always since, in the
outside world, folks catch a different family-oriented canine that is serene and loveable and believe he by
nature come that way. They do not recognize how much effort it requires to get these canines to that
degree, and they abandon them since the driving force and the high-power level are more than they're
willing or capable to address.
A lot of other well behaved canines act wildly in animal shelters, not since
they're all of the time that way, simply because of their state of affairs. Once you take on a canine from
a animal shelter, what you encounter is not all of the time what you get when you adopt a pet.
Whenever the canine is savage and bounding up, it may be calling out saying, “oy, take me! I am a cozy
canine! Take me, Take me!”
Upon the reverse conduct, whenever you catch a canine that's actually calm, it
may merely be flooded by the racket and all the alterations it's exactly felt.
How Come These Common Canines Find Themselves In This
Common household canines you will be able to discover in the animal shelter
might have been cast off since a lot of households determined that they could not bear the normal conducts
that arose, such as the endless need of chewing and an energy state that some of the times appears
Canines bred for fieldwork (tracing) may deliver even additional vitality and
thrust than different breeds. Their exercising requirements might appear hopeless to fill, therefore a lot
of these guys and gals finish up in shelters or in rescue
associations without ever getting any schooling.
Perpetually dislodging from one household to another and being forced to
stomach drawn-out periods of time in small-scale spaces may make incorrect conduct even worse to adopt a
pet, simply since the canine is not receiving the physical exercise or care it craves.
When a juvenile or fully grown canine has never had any official obedience
education, he might appear uncontrollable, and that is not what folks anticipate from a fully grown
family-type canine. Look at the Labrador Retriever as the clear model – one leading reason why folks
acquire fully grown Labs is to avert a lot of the process that accompanies a puppy.
These folks have heard that fully grown Labs are serene and they believe these
adult canines will be no trouble in the least. But whenever a Lab is never educated, you may have true
problems to adopt a pet, such as the Lab that's never enlightened to halt the behavior of puppy mouthing or
hopping on folks. It is one thing for a pup to do those things only when a big fully grown canine does
them, someone may get injured.
Brutus, One Of My Rescue!
On Labor Day 2010, September 6th, (another adopt a
pet story) I was driving home from work in Newnan, Georgia. I was headed towards the Whitesburg
Bridge, which crosses over the Chattahoochee River. I have never liked that bridge; I always get a bad
feeling in my stomach, ever since they built it two years ago. The little bridge never bothered me
The time of day was about 6:40, I had left work a little later
since I was waiting to talk to my supervisor, he gave me my 5 year company ink pen. As I was approaching
the ramp near the bridge, I began to slow to 50 miles an hour, I looked to my right on the shoulder of the
road in the grass and saw a tiny black and white face watching the cars ahead of me pass it by.
I pulled my car over about 10 yards away not to scare it by
getting too close. I know what I had seen. I was just hoping it hadn’t already been hit and injured. I
jumped out of my car, even forgetting to turn on my emergency flashers. I walked up quickly as not to scare
it across the road. Cars were still passing by. As I got up to it, I could tell it was a small
I waited for 3 cars to pass before I reached for the kitten. I
didn’t want the kitten to dart out into traffic. Once the cars passed, I actually ‘Meowed’ at the kitten
and when I did, it fell backwards into the high grass. I reached down and parted the grass to find black
fur. I pulled out the black and white kitten that ‘mewed’ at me. I spoke to it all the way back to my
I reached the car then tucked the kitten between my work vest
and shirt, it was that small. When I sat in my car, I put on my seat belt, placing the lap belt underneath
where the kitten was laying. I drove 15 miles home with the kitten in this position, down a curvy back
road, talking to it all the way.
Before I left the bridge though, I called my husband to tell
him I would be bringing something home. He said “What’s that?” I said “Well, it’s black and white, maybe 3
weeks old and I’m not sure whether it is a male or female. Oh yeah, it ‘meows’ or ‘mews’ right now.” He
said to me with a chuckle, “You’ve rescued another kitten, didn’t you?” I said “Yeah, I hope you don’t
mind, my adopt a pet mindset just kicked in and I'm bringing it home?” He said “Not at all, BABE, Bring it
home.” Then I told my son on the phone. I also told my husband not to tell our 22 year old daughter, let
me, she was in the shower. Let me tell her, have her call me back. When she called back, she sounded bored,
then I told her the same about “it was black and white and ‘meowed’ or right now only ‘mewed’ and that my
adopt a pet mindset had kicked in and she squealed with happiness, then asked “was it a male or female?” I
told her I didn’t know yet, we’ll find out when I get home.” “How far are you from home?” She asked.
By then I was off Jones Mill Road and now on the highway, about 10 minutes, I told her. “Be careful and
we’ll see you when you both get here, love you bye” that is our family sign-off of the phone.
The kitten would once in a while peak its head out and I would
rub it and speak softly to it, my adopt a pet mindset, it was happy to be stroked on the head. When I
pulled into the driveway, they stood outside, my daughter, my son and my husband all in their sleeping
clothes, but very excited. My daughter was the first to reach the car but I had my car door still locked,
so my son and husband all reached the car by that time. I unlocked the door and opened it. I began to
unbutton my vest after, unlocking my seat belt. As I unbutton my vest the kitten emerged. The OOOHS and
AAAAHS were amazing. I even got my real first look at the kitten’s full face, that’s also when we
discovered the kitten was a male. My husband’s first comment was “Mister, If you stay here you will be
sniped!” since we have two female cats in our house that are not fixed. We brought the baby kitten into the
house and my husband proceeded to look at his face, it has a white line over his nose, he has a full black
face and it looks as if his nose is protruding with either spectacles or glasses, or people might say he
has a protruding or Roman nose. So my husband named him ‘BRUTUS’, like in Shakespeare’s Character “ET TU
BRUTE” which means “you too Brutus” which for us means “now we have you too Brutus in the
That same night I found him, I had to run out to the store to
pick-up ‘kitten formula’ and ‘baby animal bottles’. But the problem was we gave Brutus (our adopt a pet)
warmed formula in the bottles, he couldn’t figure out how to suckle on the nipple. After a while, he did
figure it out, but he began biting the nipples. He bit two completely through, that’s when we realized that
we should try feeding him canned kitten food.
I purchased two steel kitten dishes and several kitten canned
foods for the adopt a pet. We did have a concern though, for a few days going from formula to canned food,
Brutus was not having any kind of bowel movements. So my daughter and I went on the computer and researched
similar situations. We found a few remedies including using children’s Pedialite, Mineral Oil and Pumpkin
to help. Well, I called my husband and explained to him what will help Brutus to go potty. My husband
purchased Pedialite and Mineral Oil; we gave Brutus the mineral oil by mouth with a dropper and put
Pedialite into his water which I also gave to him with the dropper because I was worried he wasn’t drinking
Finally the remedies worked along with the canned food. Now
Brutus (our adopt a pet) is eating about every 4 to 5 hours. His favorite food seems to be beef and fish.
He does not like chicken at all. He is also eating some dry foods like the older girls (cats). Brutus knows
when it is time to eat, as we get his bow ready, he ‘mews’ at us, then runs to the area in front of the
couch where we always place his food and water dishes.
Now Brutus is starting to fit right in with the whole family.
He is about seven weeks old. He plays with the older ginger cat ‘Jonezy’. My daughter’s cat ‘Bastet’ is
still not happy about the new kitten. The Border Collie ‘Chaz’ is not sure yet about the playful little
black and white kitten. We lost our daughter’s 10 year old rabbit Topaz two weeks ago. That was hard
My husband says Brutus (our adopt a pet) is my cat,
yet Brutus comes to “His Daddy” before he does me. As the situation happened, one night where Brutus fell
asleep under the couch and I could not get him out at bedtime. So I had to wake my husband up to call for
the baby, which worked, because Brutus came out and was ready for bed with “His Daddy”.
Brutus also enjoys sleeping in my daughter’s bed and sleeping
in my son’s lap. He has become and “All around family cat”. Yet, Brutus still sleep on my hair, on my arm,
on my pillow and in between my husband and I, but his favorite place to sleep is “His Cradle” (a shoe box
that we placed him in when I first brought him home. It is placed in the corner of our bed.).
Brutus is loved, even if he was supposed to have been thrown
away. When we did look him over his paws pads were scrapped up and peeling. He seemed to have had bruises.
But he is fine now. Two weeks later my husband went by the bridge and saw another kitten dead near the
bridge, but it wasn’t our Brutus (the adopt a pet). He WAITED FOR ME! Adopt a pet and
Don't Throw A Life Away!
To adopt a pet is one of the most wonderful feelings
that you will have in your life. An adopted pet gives love and companionship to their humans for the rest
of their lives. I have had store brought pets and adopted pets, by far the adopted pets seemed to be more
loving in nature than the pure bred pets. The adopted pet seemed to have less health problems,
Brutus is growing up!
Here he is helping me place some HTML on my web
site. It is November 23, 2011 and my big boy adopt a pet is one year and three months. I am
loving him more and more each day. What a joy you feel when you save an animal's life and they just
want to give you more back every day. So get out there and adopt a pet or rescue a
pet today, you will not regret it!
And Then There Is Alice!
Alice our adopt a pet is a brindled
Pit Bull and Terrier mix or as Nigel refers to her as a Parana with paws. She is our latest rescue and
comes out of the Paulding County Animal Shelter. The way we arrived at
Alice was we had to put down our beloved Chaz because of his hip dysplasia had gotten so bad that he
was biting everybody. He was in so much pain after 9 ½ years. It was a hard decision to have him
euthanized but it was what, as a responsible pet owner, we sometimes have to do. He is now at peace in
the backyard, under his favorite place to stand when barking at the neighbor’s dog. We couldn’t sleep
for a couple of nights, so I started searching for the best solution when you have to put down your
pet and that is to find another one. You get so busy with your new pet that it eases the grief that
you are feeling.
Alice was first adopted by a young couple with two children at six weeks of age. She became a problem for
the parents as she would play with the children a little too rough. She is all mouth and sharp nails, which
overwhelmed the young couple. After living with them for two weeks, they return her to the shelter.
Normally, any Pit Bull mix in this state is euthanized after three weeks at a shelter.
I was searching the Internet to try to find a replacement for our beloved Chaz. When I say
replacement, I know no canine will be able to protect us from airplanes, helicopters, blow dryers, and that
mean old nasty vacuum cleaner that lives in the upstairs closet. Only Chaz could do that!
When I came upon a picture of Alice and we immediately went the next day to the Paulding
County Animal Shelter. They were so surprised when I pulled out a picture of Alice and told them this is
the dog I wanted. We were glad that she had been chipped with a HomeAgain device that we feature on our website. We filled out the appropriate
paperwork and took Alice home with us. I do believe that Alice thought her name was “No Bite” for the
first couple of weeks we had her. And for those first couple of weeks my friends at work through I was
having problems at home with all the scratches on my arms and neck. But she is a smart little girl and
is learning fast. More on Alice later.
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