I hope you are having a great week. I can't believe it's getting so warm already! I hope we have a few more weeks of the 70-80 degree temps before we get into the 90's! :)
Here's the latest updates on RESCUE:
On 3/12 Willie was adopted by a retired couple from Prescott. They have a place here in the valley too so we did the meet and greet at their home and it was love at first sight. Willie's mom was so excited to meet him that she couldn't sleep until she meet him! Teri, Willie's foster mom spoke to Willie's new mom this week and he is doing fantastic. They take him on about 6 walks a day!!! They have renamed him Mr. B....not really sure of what the meaning behind that is but that's his new name. He has an awesome life I'm hoping they'll send photos soon.
On the morning of 3/12 I received a call from Teri who is fostering Willie and Lelah our FIV+ cat. I assumed Teri was calling about Willie's appointment that was taking place in a couple of hours. Teri proceeded to tell me she had some interesting news to share with me. I was a bit concerned but I waited for her to continue. She told me that Lelah gave birth to one kitten around midnight!!!! OMG!!! Due a myriad of issues, Lelah's spay appointment had been cancelled and postoned. She was due to be spayed this past Monday, 3/16. Since we had rescued Lelah just after the New Year, Lelah must have gotten pregnant a couple of days prior to ending up at the pound.
Lelah has been taking excellent care of her new kitten. The kitten (we don't know it's sex at this point) is eating well and yesterday it's ears started to pop up a little. If you look closely at the photo you can see her kitten. The kitten's eyes will be opening in the next week or so. He/she is gaining weight each day and currently weighs 8 ounces. I'll continue to update you on both mommy and kitten via our blog.
On 3/15 RESCUE attended an adoption event held up in Grayhawk.
On 3/16 RESCUE dog Odie was adopted by his foster parents. He had been in foster care for just about 3 months. He fit in so well and enjoyed the many hiking and lake adventures that his mom and dad went on that they felt he was meant to be apart of their home.
On 3/16 RESCUE cat Howie was adopted. He got a wonderful home. He will be a well loved only child. His mom is a nurse and was looking for a kitty to keep her company and she found it in Howie!!!
One 3/17 we saved two new dogs from the "kill list. Bailey is 21.7 pounds. He is about a year and a half and a Catahoula mix, although Animal Control had him listed as a brindle Pit Bull. :0 Bailey is similar in personality to the RESCUE dog Brandi – loves to be pet and snuggled. He literally walked up my legs and sat on top of me and my legs. Apparently he wasn’t comfy enough, so he proceed to make “circles” while standing on my legs until he found the right spot!!! Thank goodness he doesn’t weigh too much!!! Our second dog has stolen my heart (but don’t tell the others though)!!! I’m quite surprised honestly because this dog is really not “my kind of dog.” First of all he’s wire haired...I like the softer breeds and he’s a dachshund!!! Sigmund, or Siggy is all of 5.8 pounds. He is red with blonde highlights. He has the most adorable blonde “faux-hawk” with what looks like blonde, sideburns with just a bit of curl in them!! :) Then he has a blonde mane of hair across his shoulders. And he has very expressive brown eyes. He is very kissy and happy to run around playing chase with you too!
As I type this, RESCUE dog Dusty has officially been adopted!! His new home consists of a loving mom who works from home and three canine sisters. The youngest dog, Rowdi is in agility and Dusty's new mom is eager to have another dog that can join her and Rowdi in their agility competitions. He'll first start with basic obedience training and then move onto agility. There is a big weekend long event this weekend in Tucson so Dusty will be able to see firsthand all the fun that he is going to have.
We couldn't be happier for our fluffy boy. He is very cute but also very active so this is the perfect home for our young guy. And he also will have three beautiful sisters to play with when he is not practicing his new skills. We hope his new mommy stays in touch and sends us lots of photos of his new life!!! Congrats to Dusty and his new family!!!
On 3/19 RESCUE has New Volunteer Orientation. Hopefully we will gain a number of new volunteers that want to join in our efforts to help save and place the orphaned dogs and cats on the "kill list."
Since Twitter is all the buzz, I set up a Twitter account for RESCUE. While I'm not really understanding all the buzz I am open to trying anything that will help promote our cause. Please feel free to become a "follower" at www.twitter.com/AZRESCUE. I'll do my best to give you all the most up to date information on RESCUE as it happens!
One of RESCUE's long time RESCUE cats Violet (pictured to the right) and Candy have an adoption appointment this Friday. We are on pins and needles awaiting the outcome of this adoption. While Candy is also a long timer with RESCUE, Violet has been with us longer and is a HUGE favorite amongst our cat volunteers. Here's a bit more on Violet....
Violet, she is a cat that was adopted out in 2000 and returned to RESCUE 5.5 years later because their 2.5 year old child was pulling Violet’s tail and ears. After nearly a year of this, Violet started to hide away or if cornered she’d smack the child. So the adopter returned Violet back to us and sadly Violet has been with RESCUE ever since. Violet has many loving, dedicated volunteers that have cared for her and she even moved into foster care but she really didn’t do well in a house with other cats so she moved back to our Feline Care Center. One of RESCUE’s supports, a gentleman by the name of Alan ADORES Violet and comes to visit her often. He would adopt her himself but he has a house full of FIV+ cats and so he couldn’t bring Violet into his house but our special girl is always happy to see him.
Violet's potential adopter is leaning towards Violet and so we are hoping that the love affair continues when they actually met her in person. Fingers and toes crossed!!!
I received a call today from Beate, one of the owners of Mane Attraction Hair Salon. You may recall that we had our 9th Annual Beauty to the RESCUE at their Salon just a couple of weeks ago. RESCUE received an additional $500 donation from a supporter that was out of town during our event but still wanted to make a donation for our efforts!!!! YAHOO!!!! We really appreciate the donation and the support!!
I'm working on RESCUE's spring mailer, which will out on 4/27. I'll be sending out an email to our volunteers asking for help with the mailing party which will take place on 4/24. Hopefully the mailer will be successful. RESCUE relies solely on the support from the community in order to continue our efforts to save and care for the dogs and cats on the "kill list."
Well I think that's about it for the moment. More to follow. I hope you continue to come back and follow RESCUE's journey!