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December 2014

Hank is in charge of the remote control!
Hank enjoys being in charge of the remote control!

Rescued: Hank, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Hank’s Story: Hank was designated as “Rescue Only”. Hank is a loving and playful dog who hit the jackpot this holiday season. He is now in a loving home, soaking up the affection and toys he can find. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

Lotus with her new Mom

Lotus with her new Mom

Rescued: Lotus, female dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Lotus’s Story: Lotus, a 4-year-old female, was designated as “Rescue Only”. Known as a “total sweetheart”, she melts hearts as she carries around stuffed animal toys and takes them with her wherever she goes. She used to live with cats and other dogs, and her former owner says she was always good with them, although doesn’t like to share her food. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

Storm with his new family.
Storm with his new family

Rescued: Storm, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Storm’s Story: Storm was designated as “Rescue Only”. He is a 10-month-old pup who loves everyone and everything. He was a favorite among shelter volunteers and was known as the most lovable, calm guy there. He is now in a loving home with a family – just in time for the holidays. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webber with his new family.
Webber with his new family

Rescued: Webber, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Webber’s Story: Webber was designated as “Rescue Only”. This little guy weighs only 35 lbs. He has a heart of gold, gets along well with other dogs, likes to play, and loves people. Going for a walk is one of his favorite things. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mel with his new Mom and Dad.
Mel with his new Mom and Dad

Rescued: Mel, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Mel’s Story: Mel is a 13-month-old, house trained, 45-lb male with a gentle, loving spirit. He came to the shelter underweight but is steadily gaining healthy weight. He gets along well with other dogs, walks well on leash, greets new dogs with a play bow and is very well mannered. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday (left) with her new family.
Holiday (left) with her new family

Rescued: Holiday, female dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Holiday’s Story: Holiday is an 8-month-old mixed breed dog who was designated as “Rescue Only”. She loves to play, enjoys being with other dogs, and is friendly and funny. Best of all, she is adopted!

Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brownie
Brownie

Rescued: Brownie, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Brownie’s Story: Brownie was designated as “Rescue Only” after having been left at a shelter by his former owner. He is a 6-year-old gentle giant who passed a temperament test with flying colors. He gets along great with other dogs, is super smart and know lots of stuff, like “high five,” “sit” and “down.” Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missy
Missy

Rescued: Missy, female dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Missy’s Story: Missy, a 15-month-old 40-lb super sweetheart, was designated as “Rescue Only”. She is very loving and affectionate, enjoys playing with other dogs, but needs a home with no cats. Fetching the ball is one of her favorite games. She is a smart girl who is eager to learn and knows “sit” already. She is a fence climber, so needs to be walked on leash or exercised in a yard with a 6-foot privacy fence. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leona

Leona

Rescued: Leona, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Leona’s story: Leona was rescued from Monroe County Animal Control on 10/8/2014. Due to her age and medical condition (mammary tumors that had to be removed), Leona would have been a difficult dog to place from an animal control. She was fostered by a loving foster until her forever family adopted her on 11/26/14 in time for the holidays. Leona is being given all the love she deserves and is now a very special family member in her new home.

Leona on Christmas with her new parents!

Leona on Christmas with her new parents!

Outcome: Adopted! Leona is living with a wonderful new family: a human mom and dad and three canine siblings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freeman

Freeman

Rescued: Freeman, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Gladwin County Animal Control Freeman’s story: Freeman came to CCRC just before Christmas as a stray from Gladwin County Animal Control. This poor boy is a senior and was thoroughly infested with fleas. He currently is getting all the TLC he needs, including a bath and flea treatment, and will be fostered by a family that specializes in helping older labs. Our wish for him is that he have a home for the holidays. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian with her adoptive family

Lillian with her adoptive family

Rescued: Lillian, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Muskegon Animal Control

Lillian’s story: Lillian came to CCRC as a stray from Muskegon County Animal on 12/9/14 and was adopted on 12/14/14 to a wonderful young family. They had seen Lillian at Petco, where CCRC does adoptions every Sunday from 12-4, earlier in the day. When they returned to adopt her, she was being visited by another family. The family that had returned to adopt her assumed she was being adopted by this family and she left in tears. The good news is they checked our site later in the day and saw she was still with us. An adoption appointment was made that same night and this precious girl went with her new family.

Outcome: Lillian is in her new adoptive home just in time for the holidays!

November 2014

Portia
Portia

Rescued: Portia, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Portia’s story: Portia came from Monroe County and is very sweet. Her teeth were in major need of a dental and she tested positive for heartworm. This girl had a rough life but with the help of CCRC, some great vets and the Kroon Fund, Portia is on the road to recovery and looking for her forever home to spoil her. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niko

Niko

Rescued: Niko, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200, a November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: Saginaw County Animal Control

Niko’s story: Niko came from Saginaw County after being found running the streets. This old man pulled the heart strings of the CCRC volunteers and they left with him that day. Niko had previously gotten a dental leaving him with 15 less teeth than he was born with but in the eyes of rescue volunteers, that makes him even more special. Niko is patiently waiting to find his forever home while he runs around the house with his foster brothers and sisters. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

Jordan
Jordan

Rescued: Jordan, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200, a November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Jordan’s story: With his white muzzle and well-mannered demeanor CCRC knew they had to give Jordan a second chance. They could not leave this old guy behind. Jordan is now hanging out with the dogs and cats in his foster home and dreaming of his adoption day. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordie
Gordie

Rescued: Gordie, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Gordie’s story: Good Ol’ Gordiecame from Monroe County after being a long time resident there. CCRC knew he needed medical care if he was going to get a second chance to live out his golden years in a warm, clean and safe environment. He was in need of extensive dental work. His back molar was cracked in half vertically which required the removal of that molar and a few more extractions. A senior blood panel discovered Gordie had an extremely low thyroid. With antibiotics and proper medication, Gordie is now living it up in his foster home and spending lots of time snuggled in his very own bed. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

Mabel

Mabel

Rescued: Mabel, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200, a November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: Gladwin County Animal Control

Mabel’s story: Mabel came to CCRC from an animal control and was found to be heart worm positive. She stayed with her foster family about a month while she was recuperating from her treatment. Outcome: Mabel has found her forever family and they love her very much.

 

 

 

 

Miguel
Miguel

Rescued: Miguel, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200, a November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: Isabella County Animal Control

Miguel’s story: Miguel was pulled from Isabella County Animal Control. He qualified for a November Senior Double grant based on his age of 8 years and medical which included a tooth cleaning and pellet removal from his leg. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Annie and Sammy, Maltese/Poodle mixesAnnie

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.comGetAttachment.aspx

Grant Amount Awarded: $200 each, November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Annie and Sammy’s story: These 9 year old Maltese/Poodle mixed brother and sister were surrendered to a local shelter when their elderly owners could no longer care for them. A shelter volunteer contacted NBS and asked if they could help get them out of the shelter as they were so scared there! Although the original owner loved them very much, she wasn’t able to care for them properly so they had a skin issues, matted fur, and skin cuts from jackets that were way too small. While they miss their owner, they are really happy to be pain free and living with a loving foster family! They have received medical treatment for their skin issues, been to a groomer for a complete spa day makeover, and now their skin is super soft and matted fur is gone! Both are sweet and loving, can be shy when first meeting new people, get along with other mellow, gentle and calm dogs, are potty trained, and love to snuggle with people. They are looking for a home in which people are home most of the day, like to go for walks, and either have no kids, or kids that are 10+ who are gentle and quiet because loud noises and quick movements frighten them.   Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

Violet

Sweet little Violet with her new haircut

Rescued: Violet, female dog

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200, a November Adopt-a-Senior-Pet double!

Rescued from: Downriver Central Animal Control

Violet’s story, submitted by her rescue group: Violet is an 8 year old poodle mix that we were called to see if we could help by Wyandotte Animal Shelter. Upon intake, she was matted, filthy, and had a severe ear infection. She was not thrilled about having her drops put in, and they did not want her stuck in the shelter for weeks while they waited for her to clear up. Violet was shy at first, but opened up fairly quickly. Her matting was so bad that she had to be sedated in order to shave her down due to the discomfort. Her next stop was to the vet to be spayed, where they also discovered several small mammary tumors. They were all removed at the same time she was spayed. Once in her foster home and on the mend, she proved herself to be affectionate, and spunky for her age. When she isn’t hopping around or going for walks, she loves getting snuggled on the couch. She is doing very well with potty training, and will make an exceptional companion for someone who has lots of time and love to give her.

Outcome: adopted.

 

Lizzy

Lizzy

Rescued: Lizzy, female dog

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued from: Saginaw County Animal Control

Lizzy’s story, submitted by her rescue group: We were contacted by a volunteer of the shelter to bring Lizzy into our rescue. She had been at the shelter for three weeks without being adopted. And she also had a skin issue. When we took Lizzy into her evaluation, it was discovered that she had two luxating patellas, both requiring surgery.

Outcome from Lizzie: “While I am recovering in my foster home, I am not wasting any time in looking for my fur-ever home – I’m looking for my adoptive family right now and can’t wait to meet them! If you are interested in making me a member of your family, please visit our website at www.nbsar.org to fill out an online adoption application. Thank-you for choosing to adopt!!”

 

 

 

Handsome Phoenix

Handsome Phoenix

Rescued: Phoenix, male cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Phoenix’s Story: Phoenix was taken to Trenton Vet with a swollen tail. Turns out he got in a fight with one of the resident cats and was bitten on the tail. Area had to be surgically cleaned and have a drainage plug inserted to remove any residual infection.

Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

October 2014

 

 

Boo: Before and After

Boo: Before and After

Rescued: Boo, male dog Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Boo’s story: Boo is a 10-year old Pomeranian who had a severe skin infection and some thyroid issues. He received treatment for both.

Outcome: Boo now lives with a family that has 2 children and an adult lab that was a rescue.

 

 

 

Karleigh

Karleigh

Rescued: Karleigh, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Monroe County Animal Control

Karleigh’s story: Karleigh entered animal control in early October and was heart worm positive. She was treated with 2 dosages of immiticide and was quickly adopted.

Outcome: Adopted into her forever home with 3 adults, 2 kids, and a canine sibling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooper

Coope

Rescued: Cooper, male cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: Downriver Central Animal Control

Cooper’s Story: Cooper became ill while in foster care. He was vomiting frequently. He went to the vet and spent the night. They did a GI study on him and did not find any obstructions. Whatever it was seems to have resolved itself and he is fine now.

Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

Indigo

Indigo, with her babies and on her own.

Rescued: Indigo, female cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Genesee County Animal Control

Indigo’s story: Hi! My name is Indigo. I gave birth to four babies inside the Genesee County Animal Control shelter. Luckily, PFL Rescue came and got us the next day. I’m a shorthaired mama cat who raised four beautiful babies. They’ve all found homes of their own and now it’s my turn. I have a kind, soft heart. I’m a gentle soul. I love people and I get along well with other cats. I’m a young girl who is litterbox trained and looking for companionship. I have a playful side, but more than anything I love to love. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Rescued: Agent Orange, male cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100 Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Agent Orange’s Story: Hi, my name is Agent Orange. Pretty clever, huh? I am one super handsome, adorably charming, people-loving, big orange tabby cat. I weigh 14 pounds but I am in tip-top shape. I like my ears scratched and I love to rub up against you. I am a just a lover boy looking for my forever home. My foster Mom is nuts about me. She would keep me if she did not already have a house full of her own pets. I hear dogs in the house but I have not met them yet. I get along well with other cats. I am litterbox trained and I love people! Please give me the forever home of my dreams. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

Blu

Blu

Rescued: Blu, male cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Blu’s Story: Hi there! My name is Blu. I am a handsome guy. I’m a shorthaired Russian Blue in search of my forever family. I am so happy to be out of the shelter and in a Rescue where I can find a happy, loving home. I am a clean kitty. I keep my soft, silky fur clean and shiny. I am a large boy. I weigh just over 13 lbs. I love to be petted and have my ears scratched. I am well mannered and I use the litterbox like a good boy. I am healthy and ready to go, already neutered, FELV/FIV tested negative and up-to-date on vaccines. Give me a chance to be your newest family member and you’ll be go glad you did. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

Brittany

Brittany

Rescued: Brittany, female cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Brittany’s story: Hi there! My name is Brittany! I am 10 months old, spayed and front declawed. I was living in a shelter pregnant as can be until I was rescued on July 3rd. Phew, talk about just in the nick of time. I gave birth to four babies the next day, on the 4th of July. My little firecrackers have all found their forever homes and now it is my turn. I am a very laid back, easy going girl. I like to have my ears scratched and to look out the window, watching the birds and squirrels. I get along with other cats. I use the litterbox like a good kitty and I’m an all-around wonderful, loving family cat. Apply today to make me apart of your loving forever family. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

Ginger

Ginger

Rescued: Ginger, female cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Ginger’s story: My name is Ginger. I’m a super, SUPER sweet, affectionate, orange tabby cat with pretty green eyes. I am very unique because I’m a girl and most orange tabby cats are boys. I purr and roll around and just love being petted. I’m laid back and mellow, loving and friendly. I’m just so grateful to be out of a cage. I like to sit in the window, watching the leaves and the squirrels. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lips & Gigi

Lips & Gigi

Rescued: Lips and Gigi, female cats

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Lips’ and Gigi’s story: Two mom cats – Mustache (renamed Lips) and No Mustache (renamed Gigi) – along with seven kittens were pulled from Hazel Park Animal Control. All were designated rescue only. The ACO didn’t know which kittens belonged to which mom so we put them all together and both moms took care of and nursed all the kittens as a team.

Outcome: Adopted!
Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

Rescued: Mr. Bean, male cat 

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control Mr. Bean’s Story: Mr. Bean came to the rescue from the Hazel Park Animal Control shelter after being found by an Animal Control Officer. He is approximately 7 months old. He is very playful and likes to be held. He does have a bump at the end of his tail where it looks like it was broken and healed. Mr Bean is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and is FIV/FeLV negative.

Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

Olga and her babies

Olga and her babies will be available for adoption 10/21/14

Rescued: Olga, female cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Madison Heights Animal Control Olga’s story: On August 24, 2014, mama cat Olga gave birth to four babies at the Madison Heights animal shelter. With no way out other than through rescue, Paws for Life picked up mama and her newborns on August 28th. Olga, nicknamed Lucy Lu, has been a very devoted and protective mommy, taking great care of her litter. Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver

Oliver

Rescued: Oliver, male cat

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Oliver’s Story: Hi! My name is Oliver! I am a big cat with a huge personality. I have been described as being “a lot like a dog.” I’m not sure I’m fond of that description, but whatever gets me into a lifelong home. I am super social without an ounce of fear. I love everyone. I get along well with other cats and I really like to play. I’m adventurous, curious and outgoing. I use a litterbox like a good boy and enjoy climbing my cat tower. I came to the rescue from Hazel Park Animal Control shelter where I was turned in as a stray. I was spotted up in a tree and spent 36 hours stuck on a limb. Animal Control was called out and a neighbor assisted in getting me safely down from the tree. I was pretty grateful and happy to be rescued, but now I need a home to call my own – one where I’ll live safely inside as a pet. I am a very friendly cat. I am affectionate and I like to be petted. I was also the talker of the cats at the shelter. Always the first and last to give out a Meow when I saw someone coming my way.  Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

September 2014

Ray Before & AfterRescued: Ray, male dog

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: River Rouge Animal Shelter

Ray’s story: Ray has no eyeballs and is 100% blind, was severely matted, and had a skin infection and flea dermatitis. His one eye socket had an opening in it that was infected and causing him pain and irritation that needed surgery to be fixed. Ray is 100% blind and needs sensory assistance in finding his way in new environments. He adores being held like a baby and having his belly rubbed too!

Outcome: Ray has been adopted! He just recently finished his one week trial, and his new Mom says he is a keeper!

 

 

 

Rescued: Monique, female dog

Monique

Monique

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Calhoun County Animal Shelter

Monique’s story, submitted by CCRC: Monique was one of eight dogs at Calhoun County that was heartworm positive. They contacted us for our help. We regularly pull from there and other animal controls in more rural areas since they seem to need our help. Unfortunately, she was a stray when she came to them. Her size at under 40 lbs. and her gentle temperament will make her the perfect dog for any family. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

August 2014

Rescued: Ellie, female cat

Organization: Lucky Day Animal Rescue, Grand Blanc, luckydayanimalrescue.org

PicMonkey Collage

Ellie, before and after treatment

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Calhoun County Animal Shelter

Ellie’s Story, paraphrased from rescuer: When originally pulled from the shelter, Ellie had infections in both eyes (most likely herpes virus). One eye had already ruptured, the other had ulcerations but rescuers were hopeful that it could be saved if treated in time. She didn’t end up needing surgery. Rescuers were vigilant with treatment, applying serum every 2 hours around the clock for 1 week. She now just gets GenTeal twice daily. She did not have to lose her eyes, although she is blind. She is adapting just fine to life without vision. Most often time I forget she can not see!

Outcome: We are looking for the perfect special home for her and hope someone can see past her disability and see the wonderful girl she is. View her adoption page here or contact info@luckydayanimalrescue.org.

 

 

 

 

July 2014

Lovely Annalise!

Lovely Annalise!

Rescued: Annalise, female dog

Organization: PapAdopters & Placement Service, Walled Lake papadopters.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued from: Calhoun County Animal Shelter Annalise’s Story: Annalise was part of a hoarding case. The other dogs that she once lived with were adopted and little Annalise was left alone. No one wanted to take a chance on her because she had a malignant mammary tumor and tested positive for heartworm. That’s when we, PapAdopters, stepped in because we believed she deserved a chance at a better future. She was placed in a foster home, had surgery on the tumor, was spayed, vaccinated, and received treatment for the heartworms. Throughout all of it, this gentle little girl endured without so much as a whimper. Annalise is now a healthy, happy girl, ready to take on the world. Outcome: Annalise’s foster home decided that fit into their home so well they requested approval to adopt her. We at PapAdopters were happy to say a resounding ‘Yes’! She is now living the life she always deserved.

 

 

 

 

Pepper

Pepper

Rescued: Pepper, female kitten

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100 each

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

KappiRescued: Kappi, female cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control Kappi’s Story: Kappi came into the shelter as a surrender when the owner died and family members did not want her. Her mouth and teeth were in horrible shape and she was not eating. Shelter to Home took her in and got her a badly needed dental. A biopsy of some mouth tissue was done and cancer was detected. She was moved to a foster home for hospice care. Outcome: Kappi had stopped eating and her foster mom felt it was time to let her go. Not all rescued pets make it no matter how hard we try, but she deserved a chance, and was in a caring foster home at the end.

June 2014

Kroon Grant Sooner CCRC June 2014

Sooner is healthy now and waiting for a new home.

Rescued: Sooner, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Tuscola County Animal Control

Sooner’s Story: Sooner, who is 1 or 2 years old, was diagnosed heart worm positive when he was scheduled for his neuter appointment. He received two doses of Immiticide, one each on 6/11/14 and 6/12/14.

Outcome: Adopted.

 

 

 

Lucy wound Shelter to Home Kroon grant June 2014

Lucy’s wound before treatment

Lucy Shelter to Home Kroon grant June 2014

Lucy Shelter to Home Kroon grant June 2014

Rescued: Lucy, female cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: Downriver Central Animal Control Lucy’s

Story: Lucy had a very severe bite wound that required immediate medical attention. After she healed from that, she began to have seizures. No cause of the seizures has been found yet. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

Murphy with his cone, and after recovery

Murphy with his cone, and after recovery

Rescued: Murphy, male dog

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: River Rouge Animal Control

Murphy’s Story, submitted by his rescuer: Murphy was brought into the shelter as a stray. He had a horrible abscess on his neck and the infection had spread to his ears and puss was draining out his tear ducts. He was given emergency care by the pound, but after I got him we took him in for his neuter and a “complete overhaul”.

Outcome: Adopted by foster family.

 

 

 

 

Kroon grant Shelter to Home Beans June 2014

Beans needs a loving home.

Rescued: Beans, male cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control Bean’s

Story: Beans ended up at the shelter when his owner passed away. Family members were able to confirm his age as being around 15 years. His teeth were horrible and a dental cleaning was needed. He has also had some other tests to confirm his overall health condition and it was discovered that he has stage 2 Kidney disease. Outcome: Not every story has a happy ending. Beans, sadly, has passed to the Rainbow Bridge but received love and care through the end.

 

 

 

 

Lucky on swing

Lucky on swing

Rescued: Lucky, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Clare County Animal Control

Lucky’s story, submitted by CCRC: Lucky was found to be heartworm positive after we rescued him from Clare County Animal Control on 5/8/14. He came to Clare on 4/4/14 as a stray. He quickly became a shelter favorite. His name is very appropriate since as an older pit bull with heartworm his chances of finding a home would not be good. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCRC Kroon Grant June 2014 : Sophie

Sophie

Rescued: Sophie, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Control

Sophie’s story, submitted by CCRC: Sophie is a 13 year old rat terrier mix that her family turned in to OCAC because they could no longer keep her. She needed several teeth extracted. One of our volunteers fostered her while she was in our care. She has a priceless photo of Sophie on her first day in her home where Sophie was digging a hole to China. You would never know how old she is by her look or manner. She has since been adopted and is living happily ever after. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014

 

Canine Companions Rescue Center: Bob, May 2014

Canine Companions Rescue Center: Bob, May 2014

Rescued: Bob, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Gladwin County Animal Control

Bob’s story: Bob was rescued from Gladwin County Animal Control. When he was taken to the vet for shots and heartworm test, it was discovered that he was heartworm positive. Bob recovered from his treatment at our kennel and was adopted at Petco on 5/25/14. He has made himself at home and has a new canine friend. Outcome: Adopted!

 

Bob gets the comfy spot!

 

 

 

 

Canine Companions Rescue Center Bear May 2014

Bear is a friendly guy

Rescued: Bear, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Gladwin County Animal Control

Bear’s story: Bear, a friendly chocolate lab, had a growth on his leg that had to be surgically removed. Fortunately, it was only a fatty tumor and he was adopted at the zoo adoption event. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Brutus, male cat 

Brutus

Brutus, comfortable after his treatment

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Brutus’s Story, submitted by his rescuer: Brutus came to the pound with a nasty wound on his side. When antibiotics and steroids didn’t work, our vet suggested allergy testing. When the test didn’t give us any answers, we tried a (very expensive) drug called Atopica that works on allergies of all kinds, even food. Brutus responded quite well and after 2 months on the medication, his wounds are gone and his fur has almost grown back. Brutus must know the medication helps him because every night he comes around as if he knows it’s time. He never fights me as I’m shoving the huge pill down his throat. He is easier to medicate than a dog!   Outcome: Adopted by foster family and is best buds with cat brother Mumford.

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Jupiter, male cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Jupiter after surgery

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Jupiter’s Story, submitted by his rescuer: Although Jupiter didn’t exhibit any signs of pain, radiographs were taken, and as we suspected, Jupiter had an old fracture that had healed over. His leg needed to be amputated. Shelter to Home worked quickly to get him into foster care while he awaited surgery. This amputation surgery allows him to have a quality life where arthritis cannot set in along the joint capsules of his broken leg.

Outcome: Adopted; he was snatched up as soon as his wound healed!

 

 

 

 

April 2014

Guy & Sugar - Kroon grants  PFL Rescue April 2014

Guy & Sugar take a break from playing

Rescued: Guy and Sugar, male and female kittens

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100 each

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Guy and Sugar’s story, submitted by their rescuer and adoptive family: When Paws for Life received a call that the Hazel Park Animal Shelter was receiving approximately 30 healthy, adoptable cats, but would not be able to put any up for adoption, Paws for Life took in as many as we could. Two of them are Sugar (white with calico) and Guy (black), who lucked out and were adopted together. Here’s what their new family has to say: “When these kittens came to my house, Guy was the explorer and the mischief maker. Sugar spent the first afternoon hiding upstairs under my bed. By dinnertime, Sugar came down to eat and little by little became much more outgoing and curious. Now, they do almost everything together. When Guy stops to eat, Sugar is right next to him and they eat together. They often nap together, and like the comfort of the other’s body heat. Both love to sit by the windows and watch the squirrels and birds outside. Almost every night, Guy comes onto my bed for petting. He loves his cheeks and throat rubbed. They both play hard and take long naps during the day, often together. I’ve seen Guy awake from his nap before Sugar and touch her with his paw to gently wake her up. It feels good to give animals a safe loving home.” Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Pudgy, male cat 

Pudgy

Pudgy

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Pudgy’s story: Pudgy was pulled from Hazel Park Animal Control, where they’re not allowed to do adoptions. His only way out alive was through Rescue. Adopter reports: “Pudgy has been a pure joy. He is the coolest cat we have ever been around. He likes to play fetch and loves to hang around us 24/7. He is great with our 4-year-old daughter and loves to play with her and is her buddy. He loves to sleep on his back with all legs spread to glory. He is just so cute. We love him. Thanks again for setting us up with Pudgy!”

Outcome: Relaxed and content in his new home!

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Flynn, male cat 

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Flynn before rescue

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Flynn Kroon April 2014

Flynn in his new home

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Flynn’s story: Flynn was found wandering the streets in the cold and brought to Hazel Park Animal Control as a stray. No one claimed him and since the shelter is not allowed to do adoptions, his only way out was through Rescue. Paws for Life took him in and found his forever home. His adopter reports: “Here are some photos of Darcy Tucker aka Flynn! Things have been great since we have gotten him, he gets along with my two cats very well, and he has made himself quite at home. We find him snuggled up anywhere and everywhere. And we have even taken the liberty of getting this handsome boy a bow tie collar! Thank you all again for such a wonderful addition to our family.” Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

Gigi

Gigi

Rescued: Gigi, female dog 

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center www.ccrcdogs.com

Rescued from: Macomb County Animal Shelter Gigi’s story: Upon being x-rayed immediately after her rescue, it was discovered that Gigi needed an FHO (femural head operation). Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham is happy to leave the shelter!

Graham is happy to leave the shelter!

Rescued: Graham, male dog

Organization: Paws for Life Rescue, Troy pawsforliferescue.org

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Hazel Park Animal Control

Graham’s story: 1-year-old Graham was designated as “Rescue Only”. Luckily for him, Paws for Life Rescue was willing to do just that. They quickly placed him with an adoptive family, who report “Graham is doing great and we love him to death! He fits right into our family – big pig ears and all. I knew there was something about him when I saw him for the first time and I was right!” Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

March 2014

Rescued: Lady, female dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center www.ccrcdogs.com

Beautiful Lady!

Beautiful Lady!

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued from: Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center

Lady’s story, submitted by her rescuer:: Lady, a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, required a dental when CCRC pulled her. She got 5 teeth removed and a dime sized cyst removed from under her arm that was noticed after pulling. The cyst was benign. 

Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

 

Copper

Copper

Rescued: Copper, male dog

Organization: Canine Companions Rescue Center, Clarkston www.ccrcdogs.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Rescued From: Calhoun County Animal Shelter

Copper’s story, submitted by his rescuer: Copper came to animal control as a stray. They tested him and discovered that he was heart worm positive. They asked Canine Companions Rescue Center to take him knowing that we would have to pay for his treatment. He is approximately 1-2 years old and has a very gentle demeanor. He is good with other dogs and friendly with people. We’ve had him a short time, and he hasn’t had much opportunity to be seen because of his recovery. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

 

VivianRescued: Vivian, female dog

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: Monroe County Animal Control

Vivian’s Story, submitted by her rescuer: Vivian arrived at the shelter with two broken legs. She was there for several days without getting any medical treatment. She required two surgeries, one of which was for a Femoral Head Osteotomy. She has required ongoing physical therapy in a pool to help her regain strength in her hind legs. She is still a bit wobbly but is very playful and active and the vet is very optimistic she will make a full recovery. 

Outcome: Doing very well in a foster-to-adopt home.

 

February 2014

Rescued: Mr. Bob, male Basset mix

Mr. Bob awaits new home

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Rescued From: Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
Grant Amount Awarded: $200
Mr. Bob’s Story, submitted by his rescuer:Mr. Bob was found as a stray and taken to Oakland County Animal Shelter. This sweet older fella has the kindest heart and soul that you’ll ever find! Unfortunately he tested positive for heartworm and had a plethora of other medical needs that needed to be addressed. Our board members saw him the day he came in as a stray, scratched his ears gently and pet him speaking softly to him as they processed him for intake. We got his ID number and in 4 days checked back with the shelter to see if he had been reclaimed. No one came forward for Mr. Bob and so our rescue asked the shelter to allow us to take him into our care so that we could make sure he received the medical care he so desperately needed.An immediate trip to the vet confirmed that Mr. Bob was heartworm positive, had double ear infections, an upper respiratory infection, badly in need of a dental cleaning, and needed some help for itchy skin as well. We got Mr. Bob started on some antibiotics and had the kind veterinarians watch him as they administered his first Heartguard pill. A few weeks later Mr. Bob was healthy enough to undergo a neuter and dental surgery procedure. We’re happy to report that Mr. Bob came through surgery like a champ and has been recovering in his amazing foster home since!
Outcome: Adopted! See his special adoption story: Post by NBS Animal Rescue.

Rescued: Dash, male dog

Dash after treatment

Dash after treatment

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Dash's infected wound

Dash’s infected wound

Dash’s Story, submitted by his rescuer: Dash (named Lance at the pound) was brought in by a good Samaritan who said they had seen him get hit by a car. He had a deep puncture wound in his groin and he was limping. Since the wound was not considered an emergency, he was not taken to a vet and went untreated while they waited for his stray hold to be up. By the time our rescue was able to take him, the wound was terribly infected. He required surgery to fix it and two subsequent vet visits because the wound kept tearing open due to being in an area of his body that has alot of movement.

Outcome: Adopted!

 

January 2014

Rescued: Pearl, female cat

Organization: Shelter to Home Animal Rescue, Wyandotte www.sheltertohome.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: City of Wyandotte Animal Control

Pearl’s Story, submitted by her rescuer: Pearl’s “before” picture was taken two years ago when she was first in a local shelter. A family adopted her in that condition and it was this same family who returned her to the shelter a few months ago.

Pearl before treatment

Pearl before treatment

When they dropped her off she was full of fleas and her fur was dirty as if she’d been an outdoor cat or kept in a garage. The local shelter had undergone some changes recently and 5 area city pounds have been merged into one central facility. The volunteers and animal control officers who handled Pearl at intake recently were not the same people who handled her two years ago. The current shelter does their best to provide medical care and works very closely with several rescue groups. The pound manager put Pearl’s photo on Facebook the day she was turned in and asked for a rescue to step in because the Animal Control Officer wanted to euthanize her immediately due to the severity of her disfigurement.

Pearl after treatment

Pearl after treatment

Upon taking her to a veterinary dentist, there was no severe damage to her teeth or jaw bones, but many of her teeth needed to be pulled. She is a messy eater because of the shape of her mouth but she prefers dry food to wet. A biopsy report showed that her issue was Rodent Ulcer, which is caused by a flea infestation. It’s so sad that something as easy to prevent as fleas wasn’t provided to Pearl. Pearl is an absolute gem with a wonderful personality. She is ten years old but she climbs to the highest perch on the cat tree and has even started to play with other cats. She is always with her foster family, extremely social, and her rescuer is glad every day that so many people had a hand in getting her out of the pound. She has fully healed and will always have a gap where her front lips don’t meet under her nose. She does not currently require any medication or special food. Outcome: Adopted!

 

 

Rescued: Tina, female dog

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Rescued From: Oakland County Animal Shelter

Tina, rescued January 2014

Tina, rescued January 2014

Grant Amount Awarded: $100

Tina’s Story, submitted by her rescuer: Tina is estimated to be a 10 year old female Yorkshire Terrier who was found as a stray just before the huge winter storm system hit Michigan. This tiny little lady weighed only 2 lbs upon intake – very much emaciated, dehydrated, and needing medical care. After her stray hold was up and no one claimed her we worked diligently to take her into our rescue and get her the medical care she so desperately needed. I’ll never forget how she snuggled into my neck when the paperwork was signed and we were on our way out of the shelter. We headed straight to the vet where Tina was diagnosed as being underweight, slightly dehydrated, badly in need of a dental, a bath, and what was thought to be a nasal fistula repair. She was put on antibiotics for her sniffly nose and precursor to her dental surgery and she started to enjoy her life in her foster home where she was adored and pampered! Tina underwent spay and dental surgery recently and the results have been very concerning. This little lady had to have 6 teeth in her mouth removed, one being a canine tooth with a root very close to her nasal cavity. She has only 6 teeth remaining, all on her bottom jaw. She did not have a nasal fistula, which was good news; however, the vet is concerned with her jaw bone and sent a biopsy out for a possible bone cancer diagnosis. During her spay surgery, the surgeon found several small masses that he removed and also sent out for biopsy. We are currently awaiting the results of both biopsies and praying for positive news. In the mean time, Tina came home from surgery and slept most of the evening as expected – but was up and moving around barking for her breakfast the next day! She has somewhat of a selective pallet and has chosen McDonalds hamburgers as her recovery food of choice! Whatever the results of her biopsies reveal, we are committed to offering Ms. Tina the very best care, love, and pampering a pooch could ask for! This little lady is a fighter and not even 24 hours after her surgery is showing her spunk and offering kisses to her foster dad. We pray for positive results of her biopsies and speedy healing and look forward to many happy days with Ms Tina as we look for her fur-ever home. Tina has a way of wiggling her little nub of a tail into the deepest depths of the hearts of everyone she meets – she has several adoption applications already and we look forward to finding the perfect home for her needs. Outcome: Mammary tumors were not cancerous. Tina is home with her new family.

 

 

Rescued: Holly, female dog

Organization: N.B.S. Animal Rescue, Madison Heights www.nbsanimalrescue.com

Grant Amount Awarded: $200

Rescued From: Saginaw County Animal Shelter

Holly, rescued January 2014

Holly, rescued January 2014

Holly’s Story, submitted by her rescuer: Holly is a 3 year old female Rat Terrier/Dachshund mix who came to us from Saginaw County Animal Shelter. This very sweet and incredibly shy little lady cowered in the back of her cage unsure of the loud noises, new people, and new environment that she was thrust into as an owner surrender. Having no previous vet care in her life, Holly not only needed to desperately see a vet, but she also very much needed help with grooming. Her poor nails were so very long and curled under into her paw pads; her skin was dry and flaky and had scabs up and down her spine. I knew I had to help this sweet baby and immediately opened up her cage door, averted my eyes, and allowed her to get use to my smell and my presence in the front of her cage. After several minutes, she slowly reached her nose towards me and I reached to gently pet her. After filling out the proper paperwork, Holly and I started our hour and a half drive home. At her vet visit, Holly was diagnosed with flea dermatitis and bilateral luxating patellas that needed surgery to repair. We pride ourselves on doing whatever is necessary for our fur-kids to feel their very best and so surgery was scheduled. Holly has a VERY bright future ahead of her! This sweet little lady has found a wonderful and caring adoptive mom named Connie who fell in love with Holly at first sight! Holly was able to meet Connie before her surgery to make sure that it was a good fit for all involved and to discuss Holly’s upcoming surgery needs. Connie and Holly bonded instantly and Connie not only had experience in rehab therapy from her previous pet’s knee surgery and was more than willing to do whatever was necessary to help Holly heal properly. Holly recuperated in her experienced foster home for three weeks after her surgery. She’s doing very well and passed her 2 week follow up appointment with flying colors! In those three weeks Connie has made Holly her own sweater collection so that she’ll stay warm when going outside to potty since her whole hind end was shaved during the surgery. Isn’t that the sweetest thing?? Holly will be going home to her new mom Connie very soon and will come back for her final follow up in another three weeks with the surgeon where we will discuss the possibility of hydrotherapy needs to strengthen muscles and increase functionality. We’re so very grateful for your support in helping Holly to have the best life possible!

Outcome: Home with her new family!