Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Shelter Dog Adopted After 1,250 Days in Foster Care

Good News Notes: “An adorable St. Louis shelter dog has found his forever home after waiting over 1,250 days in foster care. Bowie, a 6-year-old pit bull, was finally adopted after ‘crashing’ with a foster parent for the last two and half years, the animal rescue Gateway Pet Guardians told WKYC. The rescue agency shared an…

Rescue dog who lost her puppies adopts trio of orphaned kittens

Good News Notes; “A pregnant pooch lost her puppies -– and ended up with three kittens. Georgia, an Australian Shepherd mix, had a tough go. The Sunshine Dog Rescue rescuers found her — expecting — at a gas station in Arizona, not far from the US-Mexico border. She delivered early — not one of her…

Chonky cat was about to be put down — until the vet rescued her

 Good News Notes: “Pitoe, a 4-year-old British shorthair with a crooked spine and a sweet face, was almost euthanized as a kitten, according to her owners. But after being adopted by her merciful veterinarian, Pitoe now lives the carefree life that should befall all cats.” View the whole story here: https://nypost.com/2020/06/23/chonky-cat-was-about-to-be-put-down-until-the-vet-rescued-her/

Nevada County animal rescue groups see surge in fosters, adoptions

Good News Notes: “Stuck at home during the pandemic shutdown, Nevada County residents reacted in much the same way as the rest of the nation. They took up new hobbies, they binge-watched their favorite shows and they learned how to Zoom. They also adopted new family members. All over the country, animal shelters have reported…

Shelter of Hope awarded $500,000 state grant

Good News Notes: “The Humane Society of Yates County (HSYC) and their Shelter of Hope have been award a major grant of half a million dollars for improvements at the shelter that will improve the quality of life for the animals, and increase their chances of being adopted. The HSYC is one of 12 shelters…

A dog passed over at a shelter for five years has finally found a home

Good News Notes: “It took a billboard, social media campaign and more than five years of searching. But doggo Merrick finally found his furrever home. The six-year-old pup had lived at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City for most of his life, and was the longest resident there. The shelter had tried everything to…

“Reel Hope” for Kids in Foster Care

Good News Notes: “For as long as Kaycee Stanley ’09 can remember, adoption had always been her ‘plan A.’ When she and her husband, Pete, started sharing their dreams of adoption with others, they received enthusiastic support. But when they explained they planned to adopt from foster care, they were met with skepticism and discouraging…