July 30, 2009

Clover's Owner Saw Her in the Paper!


We ran Clover in the Hometown Weekly this week and her owner saw her in the paper and called to claim her! She's going home tomorrow morning. She was originally found as a stray in Needham and held at a vet there before coming to the Medfield Shelter, and has been with us for a few weeks, so we had given up hope of finding her family. The Hometown Weekly's Pet of the Week column is very important to us and has reunited many pets with their owners over the years. We are very grateful that they continue to feature our pets week after week -- thanks Greg!

July 29, 2009

Sad News About Two Special Pups

We were very sad to learn that two dogs that were very special to everyone at the shelter had passed away in July. Snap, AKA Gingersnap, was a rescued Greyhound who we were lucky enough to meet when her very kind owners fostered a senior dog with many health issues until we could find her a permanent home. Snap made a name for herself in Dover last fall when she made it clear to potential voters how she felt about Greyhound racing. She was a beautiful, sweet and gentle dog.




Nicky was a very senior Bichon Frise who came to us from Indiana in terrible condition three years ago. He was adopted and brought back to life by a wonderful young woman and her family, and they provided him with thousands of dollars of vet care, adorable outfits, and unconditional love. We are all very glad he attended our puppy mill awareness day event last September and were very touched when we heard he was included in his owner's wedding, and even wore a tuxedo!




We know both families are missing their special pets right now, and are very grateful for people like them that take on special needs dogs and cats and provide them with unconditional love.

July 25, 2009

Volunteers Make a World of Difference




We are always amazed at the profound impact a single individual can have on the lives of the companion animals who pass through our shelter. Here is one young volunteer who made a world of difference to Hercules, a senior dog picked up as a stray. Hercules has some pretty significant disabilities. But he had no idea that life was not perfect while he was lying in the lap of this dedicated young volunteer.

July 21, 2009

Can't believe the Cookie and Coco e-mail is circulating again


Back in January, the Shelter received an e-mail about two adorable Labs (shown in the photo above), Cookie and Coco, who looking for a home together due to their owner losing her home. It was forwarded to the shelter over 100 times by concerned people hoping we could help the dogs, which we were happy to do. After checking out whether it was a hoax on Snopes.com, we discovered that the dogs had found a new home in Los Angeles where they were from, shortly after their owner sent her desperate plea.

If you receive the e-mail with their photo, please refer your friends to their story on Snopes, rather than forwarding it on, since the dogs are not actually looking for a home.

July 18, 2009

German Shepherd Found Thanks to Yesterday's Blog Post!

Great news! We received a call from the German Shepherd's owner and he just came and claimed her, thanks to yesterday's blog post. The owner had posted flyers all over Natick and someone who saw the flyers and her photo on our blog made the connection.

July 17, 2009

Stray German Shepherd


The beautiful German Shepherd was picked up by Medfield Animal Control on Phillips St. on Thursday night, July 16th. If she is yours or you know who she belongs to, call Animal Control at (508) 359-1128 or the Medfield Animal Shelter at (508) 359-8989 to claim her.

July 11, 2009

A Very Generous Seven Year Old

When Laura turned 7 years old, she asked friends and family members NOT to buy a gift for her but instead to make a donation to the homeless animals of the Medfield Shelter. What a truly kind and thoughtful deed especially for such a young child. There is hope for a better tomorrow for companion animals and that hope is evidenced in powerful gestures like this one. Laura is shown here with her younger brother and Penny, one shelter resident who will benefit from Laura's kindness. An act like this goes a very long way to making the Medfield Animal Shelter a love-filled temporary home for our companion animals. We are so very thankful to Laura (and her family and friends) for her kindness and generosity.


When Laura turned 7 years old, she asked friends and family members NOT to buy a gift for her but instead to make a donation to the homeless animals of the Medfield Shelter. What a truly kind and thoughtful deed especially for such a young child. There is hope for a better tomorrow for companion animals and that hope is evidenced in powerful gestures like this one. Laura is shown here with her younger brother and Penny, one shelter resident who will benefit from Laura's kindness. An act like this goes a very long way to making the Medfield Animal Shelter a love-filled temporary home for our companion animals. We are so very thankful to Laura (and her family and friends) for her kindness and generosity.

July 8, 2009

$2,500 grant to spay/neuter feral cats received!

Last week we found out we are the recipient of a $2,500 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition, to be put towards our spay/neuter program for feral cats! The grant money is available thanks to the Animal Friendly license plate program. We are thrilled to have been selected for a grant as many organizations applied this year and will use the money to increase the number of feral cats we spay and neuter over the next year. Thanks Massachusetts Animal Coalition!

July 7, 2009

Casey the Basset Hound Adopted!

Looks as though RJ was as happy to adopt Casey as Casey was to be adopted by him.

July 1, 2009

Anyone missing a ferret?

We received a call letting us know that a very friendly ferret has appeared at a home in Westwood. If your ferret is missing, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the nice family that rescued the ferret.