Archive for October, 2010

Vet tech saves feral kittens on the interstate

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Here is a heartwarming story involving a black kitten – for Halloween! A veterinary technician at Animal Hospital of North Asheville (Alex’s vet) was on her way to work on a busy interstate when she saw a cat get hit by a car. She stopped, but the cat was dead. Then she noticed two kittens, one black and one calico, nearby. She tried to approach them but they ran into the bushes. She began setting out food and water for them twice a day, as she drove to and from work. Although the kittens began looking for her, they were feral and would not let her get close enough to pick them up. (more…)

Ten Ways to Make a Difference for Shelter Pets

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

This week, on Saturday October 23, is the annual “Make a Difference” day in communities nationwide. It’s a day to volunteer your time, talent, or treasure in some way, knowing that even the smallest gifts add up and make a difference. Here are some ways to make a difference for the shelters and rescue groups in your community, any day of the week! (more…)

The Shelter Dog – Recommended Book!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I found this lovely little book, The Shelter Dog, written and illustrated by Christine Davis (Lighthearted Press, 2008) in the online store of the Grey Muzzle Organization, a nonprofit that helps homeless senior dogs through grants to shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries for programs such as medical assistance for senior dogs, adoption and foster programs for senior dogs, and community programs to help low-income owners keep their senior dogs. The plight of homeless senior dogs is a cause close to my heart, and I was thrilled to discover the Grey Muzzle folks and be able to support them through purchasing a book! The Shelter Dog tells the story of Hero, a dog who had a happy and loving earthly existence as companion to a young disabled girl. One day, as he flies among the stars, he asks the Shelter Angel, who watches over shelter dogs, if he can return to earth as a shelter dog. “It must be wonderful to be a shelter dog and have someone find you and bring you home,” Hero thinks. But as an old dog with a limp, he finds himself passed over in the shelter. I won’t give away the ending, but can assure you this is a book you will love for its positive, uplifting message. The story and illustrations will captivate readers of all ages. A perfect gift book!