October 13, 2012
November 22, 2011
Mrs. Frace’s kindergarten class at Ocean Park school collected and counted $122 in pennies then they donated them to the Shelter. The kids were also able to come down to the shelter for a field trip. We really appreciate the donation and had a great time hosting the kids. Thank you Mrs. Frace and your class!
November 15, 2011
Carys (Nikki) has just been wonderful. She’s been well behaved and friendly to everyone she meets. There’s a dog park near my house, and we’ve gone for the last 3 days. She loves the people there even more than the dogs, especially the kids. She even responds wonderfully off-leash, and comes to her name almost every time, even from across the park and with distractions, which is pretty amazing considering she’s only had this name for a week. Anyway, here are some pictures of her enjoying herself (and the attention) at the park.
April 12, 2011
April 3, 2011
March 22, 2011
February 24, 2011
February 23, 2011
February 22, 2011
I cleaned an old suitcase out, so I could take it to Goodwill. I left it open and before I got back to putting things in it, my little adopted girl, Boo, decided it was a good place for a nap. My son happened to come in with this smart phone and took the picture.
I sent this to my friend who volunteers at the Shelter. She said it is like the little dog is saying, ” Adopt me!!! Adopt me!!!…….I am packed and ready to go!!!”.
Of course this little doggie is not up for adoption as we love her too much. Thanks again, Diana, for making it possible for us to get Boo, as she is just the sweetest little girl.
We went to the beachpets breakfast this morning and it was really nice. What a wonderful idea!
January 12, 2011
We are so glad that we were given the opportunity to give a home to little Poppy now known as HOPE. She has been simply wonderful and is a real joy to have. As you know, we recently ost our Shar-Pei of 6 years and little HOPE is exactly that for us. She is fitting in wonderfully. Thank you so much!!
We have attached a couple of pix of HOPE (aka Poppy).
Denny and Michele
January 6, 2011
December 30, 2010
Kitty is a very adventurous cat. She is the beloved pet of American travelers, Peter and Marcia Simmons, who are hiking from Miami , Florida to Ushuaia in Argentina . They are currently in Colombia . Kitty is often seen resting in Peters backpack as they travel. They have set up a little umbrella on the backpack to shade Kitty from the sun.
Kitty is enjoying the trip as much as her owners. She often climbs on Peters shoulder to get a better view of the new scenery. She is not at all shy about meeting new people. If there was an award for the most adventurous cat, Kitty would be the purr-fect candidate.
To the world you are just one more rescue person.
To a rescued pet, you are the world.
“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”
December 16, 2010
December 14, 2010
I can’t find my Mom … so, would it be okay if I hung around with you guys for a while???
NOT SCARED OF THE “BIG GUYS” AT ALL … VERY INQUISITIVE.
AND THE HORSES DON’T SEEM TO MIND.
THE FAWN LOOKS SO SMALL.
[So, all is well, in case you were wondering.]
December 9, 2010
This was no usual couple. At the orphanage, Judy the Great Dane, and Minnelli the goat, were inseparable.
“This is definitely the most unusual inter-species match-up of pets I’ve ever seen,” says Dr. Karen Fling, the veterinarian who founded the orphanage and owns the East Lake Pet Hospital that services — for free — the orphanage.
“They acted like a married couple, Judy and Minnelli are bonded at the hip. They eat together, sleep together, huddle around in a little ball and sleep together. It is very sweet.”
Media coverage of the cuddling couple caught the attention of the Dallas County sheriff’s office. In Texas, Fling soon learned, it is illegal for someone to harbor stray livestock. “This is all news to me,” Fling says. “I had no idea this law was on the books.”
Fling tried to work something out with the deputy sheriff overseeing the case. But there was nothing Fling could do as Minnelli was taken to the city animal impoundment facility, locked up with other homeless goats.
If Minnelli remained unclaimed by her owners, she’d be transferred to a town called Mexia, sold at a livestock auction for about $25, and end up as someone’s dinner. “It was heartbreaking for us,” Fling says, “to think a pet that walks on a leash, goes for walks like a dog and is a house pet could be sold to be eaten.”
However, this was no ordinary goat. Thanks to media coverage of Minnelli’s plight and the subsequent public outcry, the Dallas County Commissioner declared at a press conference: “It’s not going to be auctioned off. I’ll guarantee that.”
Soon after, Minnelli and Judy’s owners surfaced, and handed ownership of the pair to Fling. They also gave her their three-legged retriever, Lucky. “He was pining away at home,” says Fling, “missing the other two.”
Finally reunited, over 200 families inquired about adopting them. But first, the ten veterinarians at the hospital (in the same building as the orphanage) donated their time to spay, neuter, and de-worm the dogs.
After the dogs healed, Norman and Sandra Williams of Ennis, Texas adopted the trio on November 27. The “three amigos” as Sandra calls them, join her cats, dogs, horse, llama, birds, chickens, geese, and ducks on 3 acres. “They’re doing great and they’ll be happy here for the rest of their lives,” says Sandra. “They walk around like a little troop; where one goes, the others go. They just capture your heart.”
For more information on this unique pet hospital and orphanage, go to www.elpo.org or www.welovepets.net.