It's really scary how many critters are suffering because of the economic crisis. More than ever, those who can should try to step in and rescue the dogs and cats being abandoned - or relinquished by anguished owners who can't support them anymore (or attend to them because of family situations). Here are a few:
LUCKY, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever. Golden Retriever Rescue is interviewing prospective ‘parents.' He gets along with other dogs and is excellent with kids. The owners don't have time for him since they are hardly home, have a toddler and another baby on the way. His vitals: Born: November 2001; not neutered. All his shots are up to date, the next vaccines/shots are due August 2009. His rabies shot is due in April. He is in good health. Medical records provided upon request. Call 305-885-9160..
From Brian: 561-909-7092 Cell; 561-370-3475 Home
It has become necessary for me to leave the house in which I live. I have 3 sons of the four legged variety which truly are very precious to me. Giving them up is going to take an emotional toll on me which only a dog or pet lover will understand. But I have been unable to find a new place to live that will allow me to keep two Great Danes and a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. I am asking if there is anyone out there that is either willing to foster my dogs until I am able to find a living solution I can afford or if you may know of anyone else that is reliable to do the same.
SPENCER is with Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida - a big hunk o' chocolate love. He's neutered, 8 years old. He is easygoing and happy, which wasn't always the case. Spencer was found lying on the side of a deserted road by a good Samaritan over a year ago. He could hardly stand, his eyes and ears were swollen shut from infections and he had very little hair. Today, after a year of good food (he has a restricted diet - no wheats and flours) and lots of moderate exercise (he loves to swim and fetch squeaky balls), Spencer is one of our greatest rescues - he seems truly thankful to be alive! He is very polite and well mannered, loves everybody. He's in Pompano Beach.
LRRofFla offers 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. He comes with 30 days of pre-paid ShelterCare pet health insurance. Click here for contact info.
CLEO needs to go home to her anxious family for the holidays-- she's lost, and last seen in Miami's Upper East Side neighborhood of Belle Meade. She's an adult mixed breed and had been run over before she was rescued. As a result of the accident, she had a permanent scar on her back that prevented fur from growing there and is black and pink in color. Otherwise, her coat was short hair of a reddish brown color. She has pointed ears and weighs about 30 pounds. She looks like the typical street dog you see running around. She dug out of the yard at approximately 8 AM on Wednesday, December 17th, and was last seen at the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 72nd Terrace. She was wearing a pink collar with 3 tags – including her County tag and a tag with our address and phone number. She was also wearing a flea/tick collar. Unfortunately, Cleo is very skittish and will generally run away from anyone who approaches her. When cornered or frightened, she may bite. Call (305) 757-0847 or (305) 495-5441 if you've seen her.