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Maverick's Story

We saw Mavericks picture in the shelter we went to then we asked the guy who works their if we can see him. Once we found saw him it was like we connected my mom held him in her arms and right away he laid his head on my moms shoulder. Then i held him and he gave me a big kiss and laid on my shoulder then me and my mom knew that he was the one to pick. When we got him he was 3 months old. He was shaved by his bottom because he had bad dry skin. We don't know his history all we know is he was transferred from the shelter in West Islip. Now its been 2 happy years with him and we love him as much as we did when we got him. He loves being brushed, his bacon strips, playing with his toys, belly rubs, running and laying next to me when I am sleeping.

East Northport, NY

Good News, Update on Frago

I just received a confirmed tentative flight for Frago, and three more pups, leaving Kabul tomorrow, Wed., arriving JFK Cargo Area 2, Veterinarian Office Thurs. for my pickup. I will keep you informed as I receive the updates myself, almost there, it is down to just hours now. You will hear from me soon,


James G. Violante
Parkertown, NJ

July 4th weekend 2008 - Puddy was found in highway intersection

My husband, a police officer, was working nighshift on July 4th weekend 2008. A tiny black kitten got tossled under an SUV. My husband stopped to make sure she was okay. She was so tiny he couldn't leave her there. She was ferrel and scared. He called me at 1:30 am to meet him outside to pick up the kitten. I got her inside and she was so skinny. She slept in a box on the bed that night because I was afraid she might get lost in the covers. The vet said she weighed less than a pound. She was covered in fleas and ear mites. It took her a little while to learn how to eat and gain some weight. Now she is 2 years old and loves to play! She is learning how to play with our six other rescued cats and doing great!

Sharolyn Perry
Lexington, SC


Right before Halloween, this little girl made her home in our backyard and decided she wasn't going to leave. When we realized she had adopted us, we took her to the vet for shots and brought her inside. Just 6 short months later, she became very sick, her liver and kidney's had shut down. We don't know what the first 8 years of her life were like but we know that she had a loving home with us for the last few months. She was a special girl and we loved and miss her very much.

Jessica C
Royal Palm Beach, FL

Zsa Zsa my special needs kitten

Zsa Zsa was a resident at The Franklin County Humane Shelter in Tenn.This is a "no kill" shelter and it was not likely that Zsa Zsa, a special needs kitten would be adopted. As a volunteer for the shelter, I fostered her until she died.

In the picture I drew of her, it's easy to see how much she liked to snuggle.

I miss her !

Gloria Stuart
Cowan, TN

Lola Falana adapting to a new life...

In February 2010 I adopted Lola Falana from the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) in Washington, D.C. The WARL actually rescued Lola from a puppy mill in Arkansas in November 2009.

It has been six months and Lola is adjusting quite well to a loving, caring and normal lifestyle. She has experienced some health issues but with regular medical care, she will be a picture of health soon. It takes Lola a while to warm up to strangers. To me, she’s just an angel and I don’t know how I managed without having her in my life sooner.

The picture shown is Lola trying to get in the car to go for a ride!

Charlotte Hall, MD

Maggie- An unexpected addition to the family

One Sunday a cat showed up on our front porch. She was very sweet but very skinny as well. I instantly gave her some milk and she drank it very fast. We have 3 dogs and have never had a cat so I had to go to the store and get her some food. I couldn't stand the thought of her going hungry anymore. She is now healthy and playful. My 6 year old daughter loves her so much and decided to name her Maggie. I'm convinced Maggie came to our house for a reason and now that she's here we cant imagine our lives without her!

Jennifer Pentecost
Oakland, TN

Jack's House

My husband and I adopted Jack from the Humane Society of Broward when he was four months old. A few weeks earlier, we had lost our German Shepherd, Magnum, to old age. For the first eight years, Jack was "an outside dog," spending his time with our other adopted family member, Logan. They were inseparable. But when Logan was gone, eight years later, Jack was introduced to a dog door, which allowed him to come inside. It wasn't long before the house was his. Sure, he still made sure there were no squirrels that would dare to enter his yard, but without Logan, he preferred to keep an eye on us.

Jack is 15 now and loves curling up on his beach towel. He can't hear anymore, so those naps are even more enjoyable. His hearing loss coincided with a move to a new house and the loss of his dog door. It was an anxious time for him. But he's picked up on sign language and we communicate just fine. His favorite word has always been "go." It doesn't matter where, as long as he's going. So that was the first sign I taught him. He's my shadow and goes with me everywhere, even though he has to allow me to lift him in and out of the car. He still manages several walks a day, but should a squirrel or a rabbit dare to cross his path, the puppy is back, if only for a few minutes.

I think he's enjoyed being part of our family, and he knows he has me wrapped around his . . . front paw.

Julie B
Sebring, FL

big Ted

hi there from Ascot, England. this is my lovely Ted, a funny and huge whiskered puss. what a handsome fellow! his film star looks grabbed me immediately. He has a friend called Fat little Maude and he thinks she is a toy and consequently is always in pursuit. we love him dearly . (and atlittle Maude too) he'd love to feature on your website.

lynda flower-williams
north ascot, United Kingdom

Meet Popeye

Popeye is a one eyed Boston Terrier that my husband and I rescued from a shelter. When we got to the animal shelter, my husband told them to take us to the most pitiful dog that they had there. Of course they pointed to Popeye who they said only had 1 day to live since he had been there so long and no one seemed to want him. He was flea and dandruff infested, very dirty and quite thin with a very sad look on his face. My husband then said he's the dog for us and I fully agreed. He is now extremely healthy and loves to sleep under the covers in our bed and snore all night. He loves to carry toys around the house and play. We can't imagine what our life would be without him.

Wendy McKinney
Russellville, AR
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