Tessie has been at the SPA since 2013. Now about eight years old, she is still a beautiful medium-sized Golden Retriever mix with sparkling eyes. She knows how to sit on command and is happy to do so, especially for a treat. She loves to cuddle and get attention and walks easily on a leash, although she likes to stop and sniff a lot when she’s outside. So why is she still at the SPA?
The Cookies arrived at the SPA in early August 2020 at the age of 3 months. They were scared then, but we all thought they would overcome their fear in time and with socialization. We have made some progress with Oreo, but Ginger and her sister, Ritz, could sure use your help to make their lives better.
I fell in love with them the first day that I met them, and my heart broke. They were wonderful, happy, well-cared-for cats until one day they found themselves scared and depressed, in an unfamiliar setting at a shelter, sharing space with many other cats. Death, especially an untimely death, can be cruel and devastating for those the deceased leaves behind.
Two-year-old Bob, an all-black, athletic, handsome boy, is very vocal and tons of fun. Although he never had his own home, he loves people because they fed and cared for him when he was on his own. He gets overwhelmed by so many roommates, but quite likes being spoiled with shelter life.
We often receive Facebook messages about an animal that has been abandoned or being mistreated. The writer wants us to send someone to help that poor cat or dog. However, as much as we would like to do so, the S.P.A. is not capable of getting involved directly with these types of situations, heartbreaking though they are.
I learned the other day that most female cats are left-pawed, and most male cats are right-pawed. And sure enough, I watched as Annabelle and Piper, two female kittens, played spin the ball with their left paws, while Bob mostly used his right paw