August 31, 2009

Weekend Adoptions

Thanks to his Pet of the Week feature in the Hometown Weekly, handsome Luther the Maine Coon cat was adopted! We had dozens of calls about him and the first person that called adopted him. The other kitty he was abandoned with, Lottie, was also adopted, so we were very, very happy.

Two pets that weren't even with us long enough to make it to the Web site were also adopted. Little Jeremy the Guinea Pig was surrendered on Saturday and adopted on Sunday, and Chester the Shih Tzu was adopted by a wonderful couple that adopted a senior Bichon from us 3 years ago.





August 24, 2009

Caleb the Cocker Spaniel



Caleb, a 2 year old Cocker Spaniel, arrived at the shelter today. He is adorable, but was very anxious which is understandable. We are planning to provide him with our standard treatment of many walks per day to help wind him down and will post more about him once we get to know him. If you know anyone looking for a Cocker Spaniel, please let them know about Caleb.

August 23, 2009

Adoptions!

This summer has been a very slow time for adoptions, and for the first time that we can remember, many of our kittens were still in foster homes weeks after they were old enough to go to a new home.

This weekend Taco (Chihuahua), Jamie, Lucy & Charlie and Pudding all went to new homes. Jamie had been with us for two weeks which is a long time for a dog to spend at our shelter, so we had grown very attached to him.

Pudding, a handsome orange tabby, had been working as a greeter in our lobby and took an active interest in all work conducted at the desk, so it will feel odd not to have his "help", but we are very happy to see him find a home that appreciates his good qualities and wasn't put off by him being a little fresh.

Lucy and Charlie were adopted by a family that drove almost 2 hours to adopt them. They liked knowing the pair had been in a great foster home with 4 kids, 2 large dogs and several cats.


We also took in an adorable young bunny today. She was rescued by a dedicated bunny rescuer who saved her from a bad situation. We are still mulling over names, but here is a photo.

August 10, 2009

More Kids Helping Animals

We never get tired of these stories, and always feel fortunate to be part of a community where even young children show so much passion for helping animals.

Olivia, Katie and Corey decided they wanted to make a difference. They wanted to do something to help animals. And so the three of them (along with their helpful parents) squeezed lots of lemons for lemonade and baked chocolate chip cookies. They organized a sale and donated their earnings to the Medfield Animal Shelter. These youngsters should be an inspiration to all of us. Everyone has the ability to make the world a better place. Thank you to Katie, Olivia and Corey. The kids are shown here with Wayne, one of the shelter residents who will benefit from their generosity.

August 9, 2009

Supercat Sundae on Vacation


We loved this cute note sent to us by Sundae the kitty.

Dear Friends,

Here I am on vacation in Harwich on Cape Cod. They won't let me go outside because there could be coyotes. But - bird and chipmunk watching is very good from the screen porch!

My mom was talking about what a wonderful job you did on the last newsletter! She was sharing it with her friends.

Love,

Supercat Sundae

Editor's note: Sundae earned the title "Supercat" when she found and eliminated some mice that her family didn't even know had taken up residence in their house.

August 7, 2009

More Birthday Donations!


Though the animals of the Medfield Animal Shelter are all waiting for families to call their own, they are actually very fortunate in some ways. The reason is that so many nice people help them feel safe and loved while they wait. Izzy is shown here with her dog she and her family adopted from Save A Dog. Izzy gave up birthday presents so she could help the animals at the shelter. Instead of her friends and family buying gifts for Izzy, everyone gave a donation to the Animal Shelter. What a truly thoughtful thing to do. The animals as well as shelter volunteers are so thankful to Izzy for this kind deed.

August 4, 2009

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 19th

Mark your calendars for this year's Puppy Mill Awareness Day event at the Medfield Animal Shelter. This year Puppy Mill Awareness Day is on Saturday, September 19th. We will be joining groups nationwide to mourn for the dogs trapped in the brutal pet trade that supplies pet stores with puppies, to celebrate each and every rescue dog and to spread the word about the greed, cruelty and deception of puppy mills. We will be posting more details about the event as the time gets closer. If you would like to educate yourself about puppy mills or learn more about the national event, visit this website: www.awarenessday.org.

Here are some photos from last year's event which featured a talent contest and an adopted dog parade. Many dogs that were adopted from our shelter attended and it was wonderful to see them all with their families.