Thursday, September 23, 2010

Forever Friday - Adopt a Less Adotpable Pet Week

We will end this week with two great pets - one with special needs and the other one a breed that most people don't want. Did you know pit bulls have the highest euthanasia rate of all breeds in shelters?  Most people are afraid of them but we know some real sweeties personally - it is the owner that creates a dog of any breed to be a violent dog by how they are trained.

Quincy, an orange kitten,  was abandoned apparently at a produce market, and a vendor called  Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. He had a very bad eye infection that didn't respond to treatment, so they had the vet surgically remove his eyes. He's about 3 1/2 months old now, weighs 4 lbs. And he is a gregarious, playful guy who doesn't let lack of vision impede his joy in life. Quincy's goal is to have fun, and he plays for hours. The black kitten in the photos is Gina, who was also found abandoned, and they are best friends. They don't have to be adopted together, but Quincy needs to go where he'll have another kitten/cat to play with. Contact his foster mom Robbie Coleman at 828 670-0080 for more information on the adoption process.

Looking for a Pit Bull in the Asheville, NC area to post for today, we found out about a great organization called S.T.I.C.K.S. Org.(Supplyng Tech in County Kill Shelters) - they supply digital cameras to rural shelters to help them get their pets on Petfinders for better exposure and they also pull dogs out of high kill shelters and foster them until a better place can be found.  This dog is one they rescued from a high kill shelter.

Chewie is a 9 year old American bulldog mix. She is low maintenance, likes to lay around, cuddle, go on light walks, wont run off. She gets along well with people, dogs and cats. Spayed,shots, microchip. Chewie will make a lucky person a wonderful loving, loyal companion. Her Petfinder page is here. Please donate so they can buy more cameras or support the dogs they have rescued.

We hope you have learned as much has we have about special needs pets and how great they are - it has been fun.  Thanks for joining us this week.

We have a double whammy coming up on Monday - Mamacita and Rosa's Gotcha Day and our 300th post (which is actually today) so do come back by and help us celebrate.  Mom is giving away a copy of Gwen Cooper's book Homer's Odyssey about a blind cat who had a tremendous impact on her life. 


The Chair Speaks said...

Purrs from all of us for the kitties and doggies to find loving forever homes, especially those special needs ones.

Miss Kitty said...


Dad and I are new to the feline blogosphere and are discovering many special weeks in which to bring to our attention so many different and important causes.

I was a feral feline myself and dad tells me all those who came before me and shared their lives with him were feral, and dad is very proud of that fact.

Thank you for dedicating a post to such an important week and I know dad will do o the same next year. Now he needs to get back to finishing my post for Friday.

Wishing you all the best,
Miss Kitty

We love Luna said...

Thanks for all information dear friends and good luck and love to all!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww me and Charlie wish very very hard for beautiful and brave Quincy and Gina and adorable Chewie to find forever homes!! They all deserve to!!

Congratulations with your 300th post and we look forward to Monday's fab celebrations for Mamacita and Rosa!
Take care

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What great pictures! We hope that they find homes soon! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Love, uSSSSS

Mishkat said...

We're purring for Quincy and Gina, and for Chewie! We wish so much we could adopt Quincy and Gina - they would fit in purrfectly around here.

We're also sending many purrs to you for your features this week! See ya Monday.

Maggie May said...

We sure hope those adorable pets find their forever home very soon!!!

We'll be back for the big celebration!

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating Maggie May Day with me!
♥ Maggie May

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for posting information about Quincy, Gina and Chewie. We hope they all find forever homes real soon!

And we agree that pit bulls as a bred have totally gotten a bad rap. We, too, know many "pibbles" who are sweet and gentle.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, and we'll be sure to come back on Monday for sure! It sounds like it'll be a fun celebration. :)

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you for stopping by our blog, we are now following you.

Great cause. Hope they all find forever homes.

Brian's Home Blog said...

They are all adorable and so deserving of love and will give so much, I purr for each and every one of them.

Marg said...

Oh Monday sounds like a fun day.
What a cute kitty that orange kitty is. We sure hope it finds a great forever home.
It is so sad that the pit bulls have such a bad rep. They just seem to get into the news more than other breeds but lots of other breeds do bad things. That sure is a cute dog. We just hope Chewy finds a great home.
Have a great week end.

Anonymous said...

Thos etwo little babies are SO adorable and we PURRAY they get adopted together!!! And Chewie looks like a real doll and we hope they ALL find furrver homes!

Katnip Lounge said...

I agree about pitties. They get a bad rap because of bad people.
Thanks for featuring one today!

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

A great big thank you to you for posting about less adoptable pets. They have just as much love to give.

Oskar said...

Pit bulls are illegal here where we live. Isn't that dumb? It should be stupid people that illegal!

Hi guys,

Thank you so much for joining Pet Blogs United!

We would love to feature you on PBU. If you would send us links from 3 of your favorite posts and a little information about each of you we will get you set up to be one of our weekly featured bloggers.

Also send us pictures & You Tube videos for our Picture Of The Day & Your Movies sections. We want to get the word out about how awesome you are!

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,

Oskar & his mom person, Pam

HubbleSpacePaws said...

We'll be here on Monday to help you celebrate! In the meantime, we'll keep our paw crossed for Quincy, Gina and Chewie!

ZOOLATRY said...

Hi... we sent you an email (it's Saturday) and kind of need an answer today if possible...
purrs 'n' thanks,
The Zoolatry Girls

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope that those kitties and the doggy get a forever home soon!



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