August 27, 2008

Onyx Settles In

Sweet Onyx was abandoned outside the shelter's front door several weeks ago. He was so covered in mats that he had to be completely shaved down. He was very obese, weighing in at 18.5 pounds. He was lucky to find a wonderful home and quickly acclimated to the good life of sleeping in bed with his new parents and having the run of the house. He has slimmed down to 17 lbs. and his beautiful coat is growing in. Doesn't he look happy?

August 25, 2008

Animal Friendly license plates support spay/neuter efforts in Massachusetts

Did you know the "I'm animal friendly" license plates help support low cost spay/neuter programs? By purchasing a license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits Massachusetts animals by helping shelters and rescue groups fund low cost spay/neuter programs. Almost half a million dollars has been distributed to animal welfare organizations since the program began in 2005.

August 21, 2008

Help Stop Greyhound Racing in Massachusetts

This fall Massachusetts voters will have a chance to help thousands of Greyhounds suffering at tracks in our state. There are two commercial dog tracks in Massachusetts: Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere and Raynham Park in Raynham. Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, and the Greyhound Protection Act's purpose is to prohibit Greyhound racing in Massachusetts. If you are not familiar with this issue and the terrible conditions these poor dogs endure, please take a few minutes to visit The Committee to Protect Dogs' website to learn more about it.

August 16, 2008

Cute, small, playful dog looking for a home

Dotter is ready for a new home. He is cute, small (15 lbs.) gets along great with other dogs, and loves people. You can't ask for much more than that in a dog.

August 14, 2008

Meet Tippy and Dotter

Tippy and Dotter were both found as strays in the Berkshires. A long time friend of the Shelter and dog rescuer saw them at her vet's office and asked us if we could take them. They are very cute and lively young dogs.

August 12, 2008

Onyx Adopted

One of our favorite adopters of all time adopted Onyx today! A while back they adopted two very senior kitties, Lucinda and Georgina, who ended up only having a few months left to live. When they died it was devastating for all who loved those special kitties, and their family took the loss very hard. We hoped that some day they would be able to open their hearts and home to another cat, and today turned out to be that day. We are thrilled for Onyx and think he is a very lucky cat. We can't wait to see what he looks like once his coat grows back (it had to be shaved because he came to us so terribly matted). His new mom already thinks he is beautiful.

August 8, 2008

Have you ever seen cuter faces than these?

Maude, is a Basset Hound mix and is a very happy girl!

These precious Wire Fox Terriers, Teddy and Fiona, arrived at the shelter today. Needless to say they are gorgeous. They are also gentle and sweet and pretty scared to be in a new place.

August 5, 2008

He's Heeere!

Bailey arrived today and he is quite a handsome and sweet dog! He immediately went to the vet for his vaccinations and was very well behaved. He is a Golden Retriever mix, but the other part of the mix is a mystery. He should have a home in no time.

August 4, 2008

Golden Retriever Mix

Bailey, a Golden Retriever mix, is coming to our shelter thanks to the Massachusetts Animal Coalition's PILOT program. He was scheduled to be euthanized today since no owner had claimed him, and we just couldn't let that happen. We'll be posting more about him once he arrives in Medfield.

August 1, 2008

Another Reunion

Thanks to the Hometown Weekly, another pet will soon be reunited with his family! It turns out that Toby the dwarf bunny's real name is Popcorn and his family feared he had been eaten after he hopped off one day. Fortunately a kind pet-loving person spotted him and knew he wasn't safe outside and brought him to the shelter where he has been for the last 12 days. His family saw him featured as our "Pet of the Week" in yesterday's paper and called to claim him. We had already taken him to the vet to be neutered today, so he will be reunited with his family tomorrow once he has had a chance to recover from his surgery.