I Kept a Little Yorkie Mix Overnight

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
I Kept a Little Yorkie Mix Overnight
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 11:30am

Here is Charlie with his new Mommy.  She lives some distance from our shelter and was unable to pick Charlie up in the evening after his neuter surgery, so I took him home with me and another volunteer picked him up yesterday morning and drove him half way to meet his new Mommy.  What a precious, well-behaved little pooch.  He was an owner surrender to the shelter.  How could anyone give him up?

 Cynthia Adopts! Sweet Charlie is on his way to Texarkana. Thank you for adopting. All dogs this week are only $50 to adopt! What a deal.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 2:11pm

What a sweet littlle face!!  I'm so glad that he now has a wonderful forever home....

I read an article in USA Today yesterday....there are way less pets in U.S. households today; a big part of it is the economy....but I think I would go without food for myself before I ever gave up my furkid.  Unfortunately, for many families it's just not possible to keep a pet if there's no money for their own children. 

Also, many older couples that lose a dog or cat later in life just don't get another pet.  I couldn't imagine my life without at least one dog...if not more.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 4:14am
HI, that is a problem here also. The owners can no longer keep up with the cost of the food, vet bills etc. So, they've opened "soup kitchens" in all major cities for pets. One can donate dog food , cat food, other bird and rabbit and reptile food, leashes and any paraphenaliga (sp) that's excess at home. It's open every other Saturday, and all the donated food is repackaged into 2 week supplies and handed out. If anything else is needed then the owners just say so and it's given to them. Once a month a vet arrives (also on Saturday) to give free shots and give out meds, tick med etc if needed and do checkups for free. It helps, really it helps to keep the pets with their owners and out of the shelters. So heartbreaking when owners have to give up their best friends when they can care for them anymore.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 4:17am
I'm so happy for Charlie,,, so sad when the owners have to give up their pets.
Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 12:51pm

Here in VA we have the Peninsula Pet Pantry that collects pet food  and supplies for needy families.  I have a bin at my business to collect items for them.  Such a great organization....

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 7:55am
Hi Laura, that is super! It really is a great help.