An important part of having a pet in your home is providing them with the things they need to survive and thrive with you. These include love, responsible care, compassion, healthy food and drink and a safe place to sleep and play. Keeping your pet healthy goes beyond their wellness visits with the vet. Keeping your pet and his environment clean should be part of your routine.
Penny (Gina) was adopted by a family when she was only two weeks old and hand fed by her main human pal, a young girl, for the next two weeks. The family thought it would be so cute to bottle feed a young puppy, just like having a living, breathing doll, NO!!!!! BAD IDEA!!!!, and bad for the puppy who was weaned much too early. Just like human babies, puppies and kittens get strong immune system support from compounds in their mother’s milk. Additionally they learn social skills and behavior from their dog moms. Irrespective of that, the family loved her, the little girl loved her, and for the next two weeks the surrogate young mother slept with Penny, held her in her lap, bottle fed her, and the two became inseparable friends. Unfortunately the family fell on financial hard times and had to give Penny up to The Animal Rescue Alliance. This was horribly traumatic for both the little girl and the puppy. More Details
Sammy is the newest guest at our rescue and sanctuary. At just four weeks old Sammy is our youngest rescue case, and also one of our toughest. Sammy was found abandoned with his two deceased siblings. Weak, frail and very sick, no one thought Sammy would make it. Jack had a very obvious and severe eye infection that needed attention. After a few calls we found a doctor who was willing to try surgery on Sammy. His odds were not good though and the vet said he had never operated on such a young kitten before. His eye could not wait though so we went ahead with the risky surgery. More Details