This week at RESCUE was a bit slower. Typically speaking adoptions are slower during late April through September. I'm hoping that if the economy picks up, adoptions will too. Fingers crossed. Summer months are slower for adoption in general due to people being on vacation, out of school, moving and the heat in general makes folks less likely to do things. Additionally with the heat there are not many options for special events to showcase our dogs and cats. However we will continue to be at Noble Beast Pet Market each Saturday in an effort to gain additional exposure for our dogs and cats.
On 4/20 RESCUE dog Misti was spayed. She has recovered nicely from her surgery and is now up for adoption. How cute is she?!
On 4/23 RESCUE dog Ariel was adopted. Ariel's adopters saw her at last weekend's Pride event and fell in love with our little girl. They had a 10 year old dog at home that had to approve too so we set up an appointment and all went well. We are hoping to see new photos from her parents soon. Stay tuned.
RESCUE dog Fozzy has recovered from his doggie cold. He will be getting his teeth cleaned on Wednesday. We are expecting many extractions :( unfortunately. It appears he has never had his teeth cleaned in his life!!! :(
On 4/24 RESCUE dog Shani had her 3 week check up. You may recall she is the dog we saved back on 3/24 with the horrendous case of demodex. I am VERY happy to report that Shani is doing fantastic. She has put on nearly two pounds, she has no more live mites and only a slight infection remaining. We still have a ways to go with her recovery but our little girl is blazing through this with flying colors.
On 4/22 RESCUE dog Ringo was neutered. He had a bit more complicated surgery due to an undescended testicle but was recovering nicely from his surgery. Unfortunately on 4/24 our bouncy boy did something to his knee!! :0 We're not sure what but he seems painful. He may have torn his ACL. We have him on rest and pain meds for a couple of days to see if that helps. If not, he may need surgery to fix that. Fingers crossed that it's just a minor muscle injury. ****Great news!! Just as I was getting ready to post this blog I received a call from the vet saying the Ringo is doing MUCH better!!! So it appears that it was just a sore muscle after all!! AWESOME news!!!
On 4/25 RESCUE had it's spring mailing party. Huge thanks to Karen for hosting the event at her house and to the several dozen volunteers that came out to stuff and seal envelopes. I will be heading out to the post office in a few moments to drop the mailer off to be mailed. Unfortunately I don't have the ability to post the .pdf file online or on our Facebook page. I'm sure the technology exists so if you know of how we can do that, please email me email@example.com and I'll make sure to get it up asap.
On 4/26 RESCUE had a pizza party for our cat volunteers and the volunteers that handle our special events. It was a fun event hosted by RESCUE volunteer and Board Member Debi. She did an awesome job and we had a great turn out. We had two special guests - former RESCUE cat Antonio and little tiny RESCUE kitty Tasha. Tasha is nearly two pounds now and continues to grow and do very well with her socialization. All the volunteers fawned, oohed and aahed over our tiny little girl and she took it all in like a brave little girl.
On 4/26 RESCUE cat Candy moved into foster care with RESCUE volunteer Sheeba. This is their first pet as a family. We are very excited for long time cat Candy and Sheeba's family. It's possible they will end up adopting our beautiful tortie. I'll keep you posted.
That's it for this week in RESCUE. Thank you again for following our journey. Please tell a friend about RESCUE and we hope that you will continue to come back.
Here's to a great week!!!