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To better serve our animal-loving community as we move into the future, we plan to expand our offering. And in the process, we thought a name change was in order is now

"Cuddly" is how we feel about animals and it's how animals make us feel. That being said, while there are many upcoming changes, our mission remains the same. We aim to help animals around the world live better lives through innovation, community, and kindness. Thank you for being a part of our movement and, now, the family.

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Success Stories

A Little Bit of Hope & Faith

Sisters Hope and Faith were discovered in southern Missouri in the back part of a rental property by the new renter. The girls were locked in a small wire crate with a board on top of it for "shelter." The owners had placed cardboard around the crate so the girls couldn't be seen from outside the property. The only reason these two survived was thanks to an elderly couple who threw them table scraps over the top of the fence. The girls only were provided water when it rained and the...read more

Ghost's Boo-tiful New Life

Ghost is a sweet Shepard who was found roaming the streets in South Carolina. Neighbors noticed her roaming the streets at night, but she would disappear during the day. She had been roaming for weeks with a mangled front leg. Animal control was called, however they could not catch her, she was too smart! Soon her rescue and their amazing group of volunteers came up with a plan. They set up a very large net in the woods where Ghost retreated to during the day. The rescuers made sure to feed her...read more

Maybelle's Miracle

Little Miss Maybelle had wandered onto a Good Samaritans porch seeking out help from humans. Luckily, she picked the right porch, the people called Animal Control and they came to save her. The Animal Control officer brought Maybelle to Okefenokee Humane Society where she would get the care she needed. She was extremely weak, sick and malnourished. Okefenokee quickly discovered that her poor tummy and intestines were jam packed full of worms and parasites. She was suffering from a rectal...read more

Puerto Rican Street Dog Recovery

It's Another Feel Good PoundWish Success Story! We partnered with Defensa Animal de Rincon Puerto Rico so they would be able to help street dogs in Puerto Rico. This is the amazing transformation of one dog in particular Mama Willow. Willow is still on the streets because she is difficult to capture however, sneaking in vet treatments in her meals have improved her health and skin conditions. Her puppy is now healthy as well! 

Severely Neglected Girl Gets a Chance at Forever

Daisy was found on the streets in the most horrendous condition. She had a massive infection all over her body and needed immediate help. Big Dawgs Rescue got a call about a stray dog wandering around Modesto, CA. They took one look at her and knew they had to help this poor girl. She had clearly been severely neglected and not taken care of. Not only did she have infections in her eyes and ears but she had an extreme case of Mange all over her body. Although she was clearly very sick, she...read more

Puerto Rican Street Dog Gets a Second Chance

Anasco Rio was found starving in the streets of Puerto Rico.  She was very anemic and malnourished. Unfortunately, there are too many dogs like Anasco Rio on the streets of Puerto Rico. There are more dogs than homes for them, so rescues are working to help them heal and fly them to a family who will appreciate them. Although she was skin and bones at first, now she is a happy and healthy dog looking forward to a wonderful future. Thank you to Defensa Animal de Rincon for saving...read more

Charlie's Jaw Repair & Emaciation Recovery

Charlie, from Waverly Animal Shelter, was discovered as an emaciated stray with a severely broken jaw. He needed major surgery and a brace if he was ever going to have a chance of eating normally and a healthy jaw again. After months of recovery, vet visits, and delicate care PoundWishes and Waverly Animal Shelter were able to raise enough money for Charlie's medical expenses. Photographed on the right is Charlie smiling and looking very handsome after he got his brace off. Donations make...read more

Lokie Breaks the Chain into a Loving Home

Lokie went from a life chained between a wall and truck, with no love, no walks, and not knowing when or if his next meal was coming, to a life filled with yummy food, play, walks, and lots and lots of love. This beautiful German Shepherd's transformation began when Animals Rule Rescue saved him from this miserable life and gave him the care and rehabilitation he needed. To cover the costs, Animals Rule Rescue needed to raise $1600. They did this in no time with their fundraising campaign...read more

Maxwell's Story of Survival

In December 2015, Maxwell, a 2 year old American Bulldog mix, was found unresponsive imprisoned in a small crate in an abandoned hotel room in Austin. Maxwell was left alone to slowly die in the room. The exact length of time Maxwell was locked in his crate is unknown, but his body had ceased producing waste. Maxwell's tired, starved body was shutting down. Death was looming. When Animal Cruelty detectives found Maxwell, he was extremely emaciated, dehydrated, and a clear victim of animal...read more

Buddy's Journey to Mobility

When Buddy came to Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, he was in critical and serious condition. He was anemic from blood loss, grossly underweight, and his entire body was infested with fleas. To make matters even worse, he had tape worms and was vomiting rocks that he had been eating in an attempt to survive. Buddy was also unable to walk properly due to his severely disfigured back legs. Buddy's condition did not seem to be improving and his foster mom was beginning to lose hope. ...read more

Gunner

Gunner, the bulldog, came to So Cal Bulldog Rescue in July 2014 with Demodex Mange so severe it has caused permanent scarring on his head and neck. So Cal Bulldog Rescue shared Gunner's story with the PoundWishes community, and supporters generously donated more than $2,000 for his treatments. Despite his situation and the pain he was in, his foster mom, said his sweet nature was always apparent, and during the many medicated treatment baths she gave him, Gunner quickly became a best...read more

Jett

Jett was rescued by A.D.O.P.T. just minutes before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He was found as a stray and taken into the shelter for the mandatory stray hold. As soon as his hold was up, he was put on the euthanasia list due to his fearfulness in the shelter. A.D.O.P.T. came across a video of him at the shelter in his kennel rocking back and forth all day, and the group knew they could help him. When A.D.O.P.T. received Jett, he was urinating massive amounts of blood and he had to...read more

Saving Serenity

Sweet Serenity is a Pit Bull that was saved by Corpus Christi Texas animal control. She was surrendered by her owner in horrible condition. Serenity had severe sarcoptic mange, which her owners attempted to treat by covering her in motor oil. Covering a dog in motor oil is never a proper treatment method, it is a false myth. She also tested positive for parvo and had an eye condition that left her eyelid inverted, causing her eyelashes to scrape her eye, which was extremely painful. She would...read more

Merrick, the Elephant Man

Behind a rough and disfigured exterior, there was a kind and refined soul in need of help.This beautiful, big boy came in to Kern County Animal Services May 15th after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Merrick, named after the Elephant Man, was obviously suffering. His constant and gentle whimper hinted at the trauma he had experienced. His INR was extremely high, which meant that his blood wasn't clotting. This was especially frightening because he was bleeding from several places....read more

FROM STARVING TO STRIVING

Momma Mabel and her sweet puppies were found in a wooded area off of a gravel road. They were abandoned, starving, covered in mange, fleas, ticks and left without any hope. Pound pullers arrived to find Mabel and her female puppy Beatrice. They were able to scoop up the little baby and after many attempts to capture Mabel, they just could not get her, but they knew they had to get the puppy to safety as soon as possible. When the puppy was safe and sound, Pound Pullers headed back to the...read more

The calm after the Storm

For most of his life, Stormy was kept in a garage without sunlight, without kind attention from humans, or much interaction at all. He was forced to mate, fight, and was constantly tortured so that his body was more appealing to other fighting dogs. He was used as bait and was never given a chance to rest, or heal completely.  When Almost Home-No Kill Shelter saved Stormy from his abuser, it was evident that Stormy was just hanging on by a thread. He had been stabbed multiple times all...read more

Poplolly Is Now Pain Free!

Poplolly was 8 weeks old when she was surrendered to Road Dogs & Rescue from a breeder and was found suffering from a perforated eyeball. Poor breeders are often commercial operations where profit is placed above the well-being of animals. Bred without consideration of genetic quality, this produces generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects. Poplolly's condition is most likely due to overbreeding.When Poplolly was found, she was so young that the vet and her rescue had a...read more

Homeless on the Beach to Now Being the King of His New Home

Emaciated and homeless, Jack the Rottweiler mix was found by a popular tourist beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico looking for food and shelter. By his weak emaciated body, his rescuers thought he was a young tiny puppy but soon found out he was almost a full year old.  His friendly nature with both humans, dogs, and even his rescuer's horses and rabbits, lead us to believe he was once someone's pet who was either lost or dumped on purpose. Jack needed immediate medical care to make sure...read more

Lady Shoshanna's Magical Transformation

We are excited to announce poundWISHES first horse fundraiser is now our very first horse Success Story! Lady Shoshanna was saved by Defensa Animal de Rincon in Puerto Rico. They found her with thousands of ticks all over her malnourished body. She had been tied to a rope with no access to food or water. She was extremely dehydrated and very neglected. When Defensa first approached her they could see the despair in her eyes. When the team got closer to Shoshanna they realized just how bad her...read more

Miko's Healed in 6 Weeks!

Miko was found abandoned and near death on the back road in the mountains of Puerto Rico. A kind woman posted him on Facebook seeking rescue support when Defensa Animal De Rincon stepped up to save his life.He was incredibly scared of humans when they first picked him up, but his demeanor was still very thankful. Defensa Animal De Rincon were determined to get him healthy and feeling loved. Miko had multiple vet visits and medicated baths, was neutered, and never complained about...read more

From Hoarding to Forever Homes

Almost Home- No Kill Shelter rescued over 70 cats and kittens from a horrible hoarding situation. The felines were suffering from upper respiratory disease, eye infections, malnutrition and more. None of them were spayed or neutered, but they all needed to be. They all needed care and love, along with medications, and vaccines. Almost Home was able to take them to their rescue and give them the proper care that they needed and get each and every one of them well.  Adoption after...read more

From The Forest To A Forever Home

Rescue never rests...while on vacation, the founder of Destiny's Road Animal Rescue spotted a stray cat who clearly was abandoned and left behind in the forest. Our founder headed to Petsmart to buy cat supplies, flea/tick preventative, a tick remover, and a cat carrier. This poorboy was covered from head to toe with ticks and fleas. We named him Asher; he was a unneutered male and had not had any vet care in a very long time. Funny how when us rescuers aren't looking for animals,...read more

Prai's Prayers Were Answered.

"I walked around until I felt I couldn't possibly take another step. The holes in my paws were painful. The worms living inside me took my energy and made me feel weak. But this voice inside told me to keep walking, keep going, keep searching, keep breathing... and then I saw her: a human friend. She gently came over and gave me warmth. She somehow made me feel safe and took me home. And now, I know I can keep fighting."This is the worst type of abuse we have ever seen. One of our...read more

Making Myah's Dreams Come True

Myah was found wandering the streets of Miami foraging for food. You could count every single bone in her body, she was starving and near death. The vet thinks she was tied up or confined in a very small area, not taken care of. She was covered in her own feces. The vet also confirmed that this is the worst case of animal cruelty he had ever seen. Poor Myah was denied the basic needs in life. Despite the nightmare she experienced, her attitude toward humans was very loving. All she wanted to do...read more

Miley Made It!

Miley lived most of her life chained up in a garage, never allowed to play out side or lay in the sunshine. She was bred over and over until her body was about to give up; She was so tired and in so much pain that she could barely find the strength to stand up. When Miley was rescued by Almost Home- No Kill Shelter, they vowed to fight for Miley's rights, determined to make her life better. At 13 years old, Almost Home-No Kill Shelter feared that this would be a difficult task, but thanks...read more

A Blind Kitten That Only Sees Love

A volunteer from Candy's Cats received a call about a mama cat and her kittens that had moved into their backyard. They discovered that there were three kittens, Esmeralda and her brothers, Clopin and Phoebus. The kittens were immediately caught and taken in for evaluation. The boys were normal feisty 4-week-old kittens, but Esmeralda had a few medical issues. When Esmeralda was about 7 weeks old, they noticed that her eyes were enlarging slightly. A trip to a veterinary...read more

Gwen's Healing

Little Gwen was found as a stray in Michigan by a good Samaritan who took her to the local shelter hoping that someone would be missing her and would claim her......but sadly, this did not happen. The shelter then contacted NBRAN (National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network) because Gwen needed A LOT of help and she was extremely thin at 22 lbs. It was obvious that she had been on her own for a while. NBRAN's vet thoroughly examined Gwen and found out that she had many things going...read more

Bailey's Miraculous Road to Healing

Bailey is about 8 years old. She was surrendered because her family could no longer afford to care for her. She came to us on April 28, 2016, weighing only 37 pounds. She should have weighed 60 to 65 pounds. When she was picked at the Humane Society, she was too weak to walk and had to be carried to the car. The vet wasn't sure she would make it through the night. Our wonderful vets and their caring staff members quickly went to work examining Bailey to determine what ailments she might...read more

Love and Redemption in Rescue

Ainsley Orton Tate is a 5-year-old bulldog who was surrendered by his owner when the little dog's health issues became too much to handle. Bulldogs are known to encounter health problems and the corresponding large vet bills can become unmanageable. After a long gap between appointments, Ainley's groomer was shocked to see the rapid decline that had taken place in his appearance - but thankfully she was able to persuade the owner to relinquish him to rescue. Ainsley was treated for...read more

The Face of Rescue

Dexter was rescued with 6 other puppies. These 6 puppies were the only survivors of a 22 puppy litter born from 2 mothers who lived in chains. All of the puppies were born in the dirt. Once the puppies were them safely with the shelter, Dexter was examined and had fleas and worms. He then was discovered to have coccidia diarrhea followed with parvo. Just as Georgia Animal Rescue Defence, Inc- GARD got him over the hump in his parvo treatment, they found him with a bursted snout. Georgia Animal...read more

Worst Embedded Collar We have Ever Seen

Josie is a 1 year old border collie mix female. She was found emaciated in South Carolina, running down the street with a double choke collar deeply embedded into her neck. It is a wonder that she made it, and certainly a miracle. The collar had almost gone through her jugular vein! She underwent surgery on 8/27 to repair the damage and remove the collar.  On top of the embedded collar, this poor sweet dog was also covered in fleas and extremely malnourished. It's hard to tell with her...read more

Miss Kiss A Story of Hope

Meet Miss Kiss, a beautiful and innocent young cat who became the target of inexplicable hate. She was found with a blow dart in her head after being shot by a cruel and abusive person. One blow dart was clearly visible, however the vet found a second blow dart tip in a closer examination. The tip pierced the back of her eye, leaving her blind and eventually requiring her eye to be removed.  The cruelty involved with her story sparked mass publicity throughout the Utah town...read more

Big Love for a Little Cat

Little 'House' needed help to fix a life that has not beenkind to her. She first appeared as a stray to an Operation Pets Alive foster'sdoor, thin and emaciated and dragging an injured limb with an open wound aboveit. House would come and go, and finally her foster was able to catch her andbegin the process of getting her much-needed nourishment. Slowly House began totrust, and her foster was able to get a better look at her wound.When House walked, her toes curl completely back on...read more

Baby Joyce The Miracle Kitten

Poor Baby Joyce was found as a stray and was extremely injured with no use of her back legs.After many x-rays and vet visits, we were convinced that her back legs would never regain strength. Baby Joyce was placed in a foster home where she received special care. One day during her recovery a miracle happened, Baby Joyce started to recognize touch and movement in her back legs! Although Baby Joyce was still recovering physically from her time on the streets, we were so thrilled to see her get...read more

The Heart of a Champion

Champion was once seen as worthless by a backyard breeder, now he means the world to his new forever family! Champion was born into a poor breeding situation; his back legs didn't work and his breeder wanted to put him down. This breeder would not have been able to gain a profit by selling Champ. Luckily, our friends at Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement Services saw Champion's worth and took him in when he was only a few weeks old. Research and tests needed to be done...read more

Motor Oil Miracle

Sassy was picked up at midnight and rushed into rescue after a desperate call went out. She was drenched in motor oil in a misguided attempt to get rid of her fleas. Her ear had calcified, she was practically blind, and her skin had been ravaged by hundreds of fleas.  Her body was broken, oozing, bloody, and sore, but the regenerative power of rescue saved her from the outrageous neglect she had survived. Today she is living with a loving foster and is looking forward to finding a...read more

Let Frosty Melt Your Heart

Frosty is a street cat from Puerto Rico who was part of a TNR (trap neuter release) program in Nov 2015. Frosty decided that he liked the 'trap' part and better then the 'release' part and has stayed close to the home of the volunteer who helped him since. Frosty had an awful neck injury that has been difficult to treat on the street. He has been to the vet on three different occasions but continues to scratch the wound. Although Frosty is basically 'friendly' he...read more

The dog with nine lives.

A good Samaritan reached out to Their Lives Matter Inc. to help a dog named Baxter who had been left a lone in an apartment on and off due a death in the family. Upon arrival, the rescuer found him laying in his own bloody diarrhea. Their Lives Matter Inc. convinced the "owner" to surrender him so they could get him the medical treatment he needed. Baxter had severe hookworms, trichuris infestation, a major fever, and was experiencing convulsions. The vet immediately gave Baxter a...read more

Annalee healthy and happy!

This sweet girl walked through Animal Ark Rescue's doors from Animal Control. Annalee was nothing but skin and bone, her nails were overgrown, and she was heartworm positive. She had birthed a litter or two of puppies. Despite her neglect Annalee's tail will not stop wagging and all she wants is to be loved. PoundWishes quickly helped Annalee raise $530 of her $500 fundraising goal. She is now safe and fully recovered. Annalee has a full belly, a snuggled blanket, clean water, is flea...read more

Angel De Lajas Survivor

Angel was saved from the streets of Lajas, Puerto Rico, otherwise known as "dead dog beach". This is a stretch of sand and jungle on the island's Southeastern side where people dump their dogs. Lajas is an hour away from our rescue Defensa Animal de Rincon. Some good Samaritans saw Angel struggling and knew he needed them to be his voice. They immediately posted to Facebook and mentioned if they got enough people to rally together and share Angel's needs, he would soon make it...read more

From The Streets to Bacon Treats

Oscar was rescued from the streets of Vega Alta in Puerto Rico. His back had been burned, and he was suffering from a severe infection. Oscar's rescue, Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asis, Inc., was dedicated to helping Oscar heal. Vets were able to remove all of his infected skin, and he was treated with bandages and medicine twice a day. He also had an old lesion in one of his front legs that caused a twist in it, as well as the shadow (or mark) of a collar on his neck...read more

Sadie, Saved From Death.

Sadie was saved from death from a very rural high kill shelter in Florida. She was heartworm positive, had double ear infections and tapeworms,  and tested positive for tick-borne disease. Their Lives Matters Inc.'s need of funds for Sadie were large, but they were still able to raise $1,740 out of Sadie's $1,700 goal with PoundWishes!Soon after, Sadie fully recovered and found a forever home. Here is a message from her rescuers at Their Lives Matter Inc. when they got the great...read more

Surrounded by Love

Meet Jewels. She spent all 9 years of her life outside being used as a breeding machine.  Her owners watched as her tumor grew and grew and did nothing about it.  Thankfully, a family member stepped in and worked to make sure that Jewels made her way into rescue to get the help that she so desperately deserved.  Without this family member looking out for her, we don't know what would have happened to her and we're so grateful for them being her angel and...read more

Calle flys to his forever home.

Poor Calle was found weak and severely malnourished, abandoned on a highway in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tourists driving from the San Juan Airport to Rincon graciously decided to help him out. They found Calle's sweet demeanor and appreciation of their kindness truly heartwarming, as he loving came up and kissed their faces.After feeding Calle, he curled up and fell asleep on the lap of his new friends. In many cases, caring individuals have the love but not the funds necessary to rescue dogs...read more

A Miraculous Intervention

Meet Mr Bean - He was rescued from the Downey Shelter within a couple hours of being euthanized due to his medical status. The shelters did not have the resources to care for such sick animals.We got a call from the shelter late in that afternoon asking if we could take him, as he was sick and they would PTS if we don't take him ASAP. SCBR volunteers immediately stepped into action rushing through LA traffic to pick him up in time and get him to our...read more

Age is Just a Number

Moses had a lot of medical issues that weren't addressed in his younger years and left him in an acute need of medical care to fix his eyes, dental care and heartworm treatments to prepare him to be adopted. Moses had one surgery to fix his eyes, do the dental work and neuter him to save him the stress of multiple surgeries.  We were too late to help him much for his deformed legs that were either broken or he was born with and grew deformed with no treatments to fix when...read more

From Dog Fighting to Family Dog

At the tender age of 2, Tyson had known nothing but a life of pain and misery.  We rescued Tyson from the shelter; he was rescue only and at risk of euthanasia.  One of our dedicated volunteers went to the shelter right away and brought him straight to our vet.  The second we took a look at Tyson, we could see how rough of a life he has had.  His face and neck was covered in dried blood and puncture wounds.  We weren't sure what his...read more

Handsome and Healed

Hommie has always been cute, but his life has been pretty bad for the past couple years.  Hommie came to rescue as an owner surrender at 8 years old. Because of his families' circumstances, they weren't able to afford any medical care for quite a while. He had been suffering with ear infections until he was surrendered to rescue as his last chance option.  As a result of years of untreated infections, Hommie's ears are now almost closed from infections and to...read more

Better Together

Chip and Dale were a bonded pair who needed medical treatment and surgery. Southern California Bulldog Rescue kept them side by side and after healing, they were adopted together. Today they are living the good life in Northern California and doing wonderfully.  

Puppy with a High Premium

Petey was just a few months old and had already been though a lot in his short life. 'Bad break' is more than just a cute term here since he really did break his rear leg. Accidents often happen to young pups as they play and rough house while becoming part of a family. Sadly, one accident for Petey led to him being brought a local vet to be euthanized due to a femoral (hind leg) fracture. The surgery is costly, the time to heal can be several weeks and inconvenient for a family to deal...read more

A Leg Up

At the young age of 3, Billy was turned into the shelter as a "stray" dog with severe bite wounds on his head, neck and front left leg.  The leg wound and bites are so bad and have been left untreated for so long that it looked like his leg might need to be amputated to prevent the current infection from going septic and taking his life.  He was in an immense amount of pain and anguish due to the neglect of his former owner. After so much neglect from humans, Billy was...read more

Barbie's Dream Home

Barbie was abandoned in the country and was wandering alone until she was lucky enough o be picked up by a kind Samaritan. She was struggling with her and Boston Terrier of North Texas drove her 200 miles to get her the medical help she needed. Despite her femur being broken, she was still happy and playful- with a special fondness for her tennis ball.The only way to fix her femur was to re-break it, straighten it, and add a plate and screws. After capturing the hearts of PoundWishes'...read more

Shelby's Success

Shelby is a stray that chose a new home with a nice family that already had animals and children. They were willing to give her a home, but were not able to afford the medical bills that are needed for her surgery. They were not looking for another animal, but felt bad for her situation and great need. She remained a happy girl in spite of the burden she carried. The family contacted Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care for help. We of course were willing to step in the help Shelby and...read more

Rescued Near Death, Saved & Love For Life.

Evergreen was found in Everglades National Park by a Ranger who saw her exhausted and walking into bushes to rest. This loving dog was dumped in the East District of Everglades where there are nothing but canals and swamps. She is senior American Bulldog, around 10 years old. Evergreen was quickly taken to Aussie Animal Hospital for a full evaluation and had two mammary gland tumors that need to be removed, hypothyroidism, needed to be spayed, and was highly emaciated, just skin and bones....read more

Picture Perfect Puppy

She was only four weeks old when this endearing American Eskimo dog/Chihuahua mix earned her regal name: Princess. Surrendered to us by a woman unable to afford her care, poor Princess was suffering from a prolapsed rectum. Although our vet successfully "tucked everything" back in, the condition had already existed for a week, raising the possibility of some dead or dying tissue. Princess was fighting for her life, but thanks to the heroic efforts of Utah Valley Animal Rescue, she is...read more

Rocky's Road to Recovery!

Rocky showed up as a stray in a good Samaritans backyard. He has lost one eye and had very poor vision in the other, he also was extremely skinny and weak. The person whose yard Rocky strolled into had really fallen in love with him however, did not have the funds to transport or take him to a vet. The good samaritan called Defensa knowing they would immediately agree to rescue Rocky.A Defensa volunteer helped with the transportation request and got Rocky to his first vet visit. Rocky's eye...read more

A Song in Banjo's Heart

Banjo came to Puyallup Animal Rescue from an abusive situation in Easter Washington. This little boy had been living his life on a chain, being starved and kicked until his owner was turned into the authorities and Banjo was rescued. For several months, Banjo was in foster care. Everyone he meets fell in love with him. He is cuddly, calm, playful, and sweet. We knew he would make a family very happy someday. Unfortunately, he was not adoptable. When he first came to us he was not able to...read more

The Power of Faith

Meet Faith. She was named because we want to redeem her faith in people.  This precious girl was treated as no dog, or any living creature for that matter, should ever be treated. A Good Samaritan was driving down the road in Buena Park, CA and noticed a wire dog crate on the side of the road.  Plenty of people drove past this crate, maybe even walked past it, and did nothing, but thankfully this angel did stop and look.  What she discovered was 2 dogs (one was Faith) shivering...read more

Highway Stray to Healthy Forever Home

Meet Ziggy. Ziggy was just a baby at 12 weeks old when he was found lying in a busy street for hours barely able to move, very sick with what the vet described as the most extreme case of ear mites they have ever seen. If that wasn't enough for this poor baby, he also has Sarcoptic Mange, Hookworm, and Cerebellar Hypoplasia. He has having trouble keeping his balance and walking straight.The good news is that all of Ziggy's medical issues are treatable! His rescuer did everything...read more

A bait dog finds his happily ever after

Edwin was seized by the Chicago Police Department back in November 2015 during a raid on a known dog fighter's residence. Edwin was in the worst shape of all of them. He was emaciated, his left eye appeared to be caved in, his scrotum was black from acid burn, and his skin was in varied stages of disintegration. His face, neck and front legs were covered in infected holes, from dogs biting and clawing at his face. His back legs and sheath were weak and appeared elongated from being...read more

From Bait Dog to Babysitter

Lovable Zur is a 5 year old terrier mix who is about 55 lbs. Found in a remote area in Hatillo, Puerto Rico Zur was spotted by a kind woman who started feeding him until he was comfortable enough to be rescued. His body was covered in lacerations which appear to be bite marks, a sign of fighting, maybe a bait dog considering how friendly Zur is. His eyeballs were red, full of blood and look so tired. This guy has been through a lot. What exactly, we don't know but we can tell you it...read more

Clear Skies Ahead

Shamrock is a Yorkie mix and a gem!  He was surrendered along with several other dogs who were adopted, but Shamrock was overlooked because of his vision impairment.  He had cataracts that were causing problems seeing. His vision problems were the only thing that stood in the way of a happy life. He had no vision at all because his cataracts were so severe.It was obvious that the total loss of vision was recent because he tripped and hit everything. He had not adapted to being...read more

Eddie & His Forever Boy Dexter

Eddie was found wandering in the street on 413 looking dirty and sick. Someone took a photo of him and posted it online to see if anyone could pick him up and Defensa Animal De Rincon stepped up. However, they didn't have a crate or a leash for a dog his size. They met up with Debbie Marchant who generously lent Defensa what we needed. As soon as Eddie got to the house, there was a visible change in him. You could see how relieved he was to be safe and taken care of. Eddie must have been a...read more

Rescued and Retired

Tyson was 11 years old and surrendered by his owners that were no longer able to care for him - the option recommended by most was to put to sleep or leave at a shelter.Lucky for Tyson, he had someone that was a friend and reached out to rescues to get him help and found So Cal Bulldog Rescue.   What we noticed first was the mass on his size that needed to be removed and secondly that he was a senior dog that really needed help as soon as possible. Tyson went into surgery for a...read more

Furry and ready for a Furrever home!

Ash is in Guanica, Puerto Rico and was found in this condition a month ago in a very dangerous area. The person who feed him did not have the financial resources to help him and posted a video on Facebook seeking for help. Ash is around 8 months not older than one year old, very sweet but his skin is in very bad condition with hair loss, redness on some areas and possible infection.He was scheduled to be rescued 11/4/16 and was taken to the vet clinic for a check up, to get flea...read more

No Longer a Lost Boy

Peter Pan went to Louisiana Baby Mommas at 4 weeks old with an interior and exterior cleft palate; a condition requiring multiple complicated surgeries. Peter Pan was surrendered by a breeder who didn't want to provide the expensive procedures. Louisiana Baby Mommas had to drive 4 hours to rescue him and they couldn't believe what they saw. This was the worst cleft palate deformity they had ever seen. Peter Pan had his 3 surgeries that were...read more

Karlee's Patience Paid Off

Karlee waited nearly 500 days with Grey Face Rescue and Retirement waiting for her forever family to find her.  During that time with us, she needed to have a TPLO surgery to repair her knee. One rainy day Karlee slipped on a step, she started to limp and was unable to get better.  We set aside her meet and greets, so that she could see the vet, have xrays, and her surgery. With the help of poundWISHES and some very generous donations, Karlee was able to earn the funds that she...read more

Hope, a true survivor.

Hope was found tied to a tree with half of her face infested with maggots in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Unfortunately finding dogs tied up and abandoned in this condition happens all too often in Jamaica. Hope came to founder Tammy Browne on a Sunday, when no vets were available. Luckily Tammy is a Veterinarian Technician and was able to start hydrating and cleaning her up right away. Hope was so incredibly weak, and the maggots were so awful however, she still managed to show appreciation by...read more

Hulk's Journey & Foster Failure

Animal Control had been called to confiscate Hulk from his previous owners who were neglecting this sweet bulldog. Hulk is a loving 112 pound bulldog who unfortunately was placed in a kill shelter and was next in line to be euthanized. He had been in the shelter for a long while and needed to be rescued immediately! Hulk is a huge boy and was born with shoulder deformities and had an pneumonia while sitting in the kill shelter. It was urgent and Their Lives Matter Inc. stepped up and save Hulk...read more

Wild Man and His New Pack

Wild Man was rescued after an elderly breeder relinquished 11 huskies. Many of the huskies were in poor condition after being kept in crates and having extremely limited time outdoors. Green Hills Animal Shelter stepped in when a friend of the breeder asked for help and took 5 dogs on their first visit and an additional 6 on their second.  Once in rescue, Wild Man was found to have a mass on his body that veterinarians believe is an undescended testicle that could be cancerous. He is...read more

Attacked, Saved, and Healed.

Sampson was found hiding in the drain pipe at the end of his rescuers driveway. He was shaking and clearly scared to death, he's been attacked by the neighborhood dogs, has mange and severe worms. He is adorable but has found himself abandoned, injured, unhealthy and in need of vet care. Thankfully the drain Sampson coward in was in front of a home that would not let him suffer. PoundWishes was quickly able to raise him $500 for his vet visits and rehabilitation. Sampson's medical...read more

Miracle Molly & Her Emergency Surgery

Molly was found on the streets of Miami. She is a senior and was found with a huge hernia. She seemed to have suffered for a very long time. Molly's entire small/large intestines, kidneys, liver and spleen were in the hernia. Luckily the vet said she could be saved if she fought through and survived the intense surgery. PoundWishes was able to raise $1,634 out of her $1,500 fundraising goal within 24 hours for her urgent surgery! Little Molly fought through and survived her major...read more

Donny Domes Finds His Home.

Donny Domes was named after a famous surf spot in Rincon Puerto Rico, Domes Beach. On Jan 4th, he was sighted alone, hungry, sick, but friendly (with people and dogs) on Domes Beach.  After being featured in several social media posts, it was clear Donny Domes had been at the beach alone for several days and likely was dumped there. People know the surf beaches are likely spots for rescues to happen. In this instance, it was true. A beautiful, local family saw a social media post and...read more

From Starving to Striving

Momma Mabel and her sweet puppies were found in a wooded area off of a gravel road. They were abandoned, starving, covered in mange, fleas, ticks and left without any hope. Pound pullers arrived to find Mabel and her female puppy Beatrice. They were able to scoop up the little baby and after many attempts to capture Mabel, they just could not get her, but they knew they had to get the puppy to safety as soon as possible. When the puppy was safe and sound, Pound Pullers headed back to the...read more

Puppy Mill Survivor Lucky's Strength & Recovery

Lucky is an eight month old, eight pound, toy poodle, that was rescued from a puppy mill on 2/10/17.  She was slated to be killed because she had something wrong with her hip. Puppy mill breeders were going to take the life of a sweet precious soul. On 2/17/17, Lucky was taken to Colonial Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca, NY and it was determined that Lucky's hip injury was in fact an old fracture that went untreated. How does a SWEET eight month old eight pound toy poodle fracture a...read more

Halo is now happy and healing from her gunshot wound

Sweet Pea had been in a wooded area for 3 days before she could be found. She had a gunshot wound on her hind quarters where a bullet cut through the muscle and came out the other side.  It is obvious that the large exit wound was very painful for this gentle girl, as she was very sensitive around that area.  Sweet Pea, renamed Halo by her foster mom, has fully recovered from her gunshot wounds but still has deep emotional scars. Foster mom continues to give Halo a lot of...read more

Survived from Parvo and has new Parents of her own

Violet  is a sweet and loving little Dachshund mix. When Pound Pullers first rescued her, she was only 5 pounds at 11 weeks old.  Violet was found dumped out on a rural road in remote Laclede County, Missouri.  Pound Pullers took her into their foster care rescue with the intent of getting her fully vetted and then finding her a loving fur-ever home.  Suddenly one night,  Violet's foster mom had to rush her to the vet as she was lethargic, vomiting, and had...read more

Unbound From Cruelty

Caleb is 3 year-old Chow mix that was wandering the streets of Pomona, California. He was found by a Good Samaritan that discovered something horrific. Caleb had a rubber band bound around his muzzle and was suffering tremendously. He was rushed to the Inland Valley Humane Society where vets began medical intervention immediately. They concluded that Caleb had been muzzled with a tight rubber band for more than a week! It was cutting off circulation and dug into the skin. After starting a...read more

Noah's New Life Without Chains

When the Humane Society of Manatee County heard about Noah, they immediately went to pick him up and bring him to our facility for the much needed care he would require per the description from the County.When the Humane Society entered the facility to pick up Noah, they found a very emaciated dog with extreme hair loss due to demodex mange. The medical team at the Humane Society examined Noah and found out that he was Heartworm positive and from the first exam he appeared to have additional...read more

Life is Golden, Thanks to Rescue

Sweet Maya came to Golden Retriever Rescue Alliance as an owner surrender at around 3 years old. She is the sweetest girl but unfortunately, Maya suffers from severe allergies. As you can see from the photos, her skin was severely irritated and her ears are swollen shut. Her tummy is black because of her skin irritation. Golden's should never have black tummies. Maya was evaluated by a veterinary dermatologist, but she needed further allergy testing. This poor girl was so itchy and...read more

Our Darling Clementine

Sweet Clementine is a senior Basset Hound that was surrendered by her owners. She and her brother O'Mally were left all alone at a high kill shelter. Clementine was completely blind due to a serious infection in both of her eyes. The trauma her eyes endured form lack of care and treatment surpassed the point of being healed with medication. Clem's only saving grace was her brother. O'Mally had been acting as her very own seeing eye dog!Priceless Pets Rescue discovered the two...read more

Pugsley's New Picture Picture Family

Pugsley had arrived at Wyoming County SPCA shelter and was immediately taken to the vet and diagnosed to have a broken jaw. We will never really know what happened to Pugsley but we do know that he had guardian angels looking over him. Although he looked as though he should be in pain, he was taking it all in stride. In order for Pugsley to join his forever home he needed to complete his two reconstructive jaw surgeries and make a full recovery. We created a poundWISH fundraiser and was...read more

Tears from Rescue

Roscoe was surrendered to a local shelter in January 2017, because he was not wanted anymore. He was adopted the next day by a person who neglected him. A family member took him out of there, and did the same thing! Roscoe needed daily eye drops for his dry eyes, and this simple care was not provided. Six months later, he was blind because of neglect. His eyes were covered with dried gunk, stuck to his eyeballs. Sheree's Dog Rescue made it their mission to take him out of his...read more

For the Love of Grace

Grace was brought to Almost Home-No Kill Shelter one night by the Police. We never did get to hear her story, her wounds were never explained. The vet could not be sure if she was a victim of abuse or dog fighting, or both. We can only imagine the nightmare she lived and we can only wonder how long she endured it for. Grace seemed to appreciate each kind touch and yearned for love to surround her.  As she recovered, and regained her strength we were able to see the true Grace shine through...read more

From chemical burns to companionship: Duke's journey

Left for dead on the side of the road in Florida, Duke looked helpless. When we're driving down the highway, we don't expect to see an injured dog on the side of the road. If you do happen to see one, we hope that it wasn't a person who injured that pup. What if you pulled over and found a puppy with chemical burns all over? If you're like Susan, and we know you are, you'd call your local Animal Control to get that pup some help! Duke was lucky when Susan from Pet...read more

Dena Was Doomed Until Dental Work Saved Her Life

Each of Dena's adoptions had been doomed. She was cranky, angry and mean.  Unfortunately she kept getting returned because she just wasn't what the family had hoped for.  When Green Hills Animal Shelter rescued her, they found her teeth to be in horrible shape. She needed all of her teeth removed due to an extreme infection that antibiotics could not help. Since her surgery, Dena has healed and has found happiness once again.  This time Dena has found a home with a child...read more

Justice for Jethro

Jethro was saved from a horrible hoarding situation and unfortunately he needed a bilateral FHO surgery on his hips; his knees buckled with every step he took. We were amazed that he got around as well as he did! Jethro was anemic, likely due to the heavy flea load he had when he was rescued. All of that improved when he became flea free and started getting good nutritious food. Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue saved his life and Jethro was able to have his surgeries and heal properly. He...read more

Orphan Andy Found His Forever Home

Little Orphan Andy was surrendered by his family when he needed them the most.  Andy had two large kidney stone's that were causing him intense pain along with trouble urinating.  Almost Home took him in to make sure he could get the medical care that he needed and deserved.  Along with receiving medical care, pain medicine and a lot of love and attention; Andy was able to socialize with other pets and interact with kind humans who taught him that it's ok to relax and...read more

From Near Death To A New Start

Newton was found emaciated, dehydrated, and had frost bite on his toes. His toenails were all falling off one at a time. When Almost Home- No Kill Shelter rescued Newton, they were able to get him to an emergency vet right away. Newton was immediately given antibiotics, IV fluids and was watched over very closely. When Newton was released from emergency care, he was placed in a loving foster home where he was able to regain his strength and health in. He was able to rest a lot and regain his...read more

Freedom Flight Leaving All Ticks Behind

Riley was abandoned and searching for food in homestead with hundreds of ticks covered his fragile body. When he was first discovered by his rescuer he knew how important it was to save his life. He reached out to us in hopes of professional help for Riley. As soon as we saw him we knew we had to pick him up. He looked defeated, lost, very confused. We couldn't let this handsome boy suffer anymore. Leigh, Cheryl and small rescuer Brandon drove for almost 2 hours and picked him up from...read more

From Trauma To True Love

The Pound Pullers of Lebanon Mo saved Wally from a horrific situation. He was chained up outside and left for dead after his owner beat him with a metal pry bar. Wally laid in a pool of his own blood all night long. The trauma from this terrible beating had blood pouring from his eyes, nose and skull. The Pound Pullers Rescue team were trying to get Wally as fast as they could to a vet so that he could be put down peacefully and be able to rest with the angels. Somewhere between his home...read more

Senior Survives Storm

As with many rescue pets, Sunflower's history was a mystery when she was found in Puntas, Puerto Rico. The one thing that was clear was that this beautiful senior had survived Hurricane Maria on her own. Judging by her grey muzzle and the wisdom in her eyes, Sunflower was thought to be around 10 years old and was going blind and deaf. Despite these obstacles, she was a social butterfly and soaked up all the attention she could get. After surviving such a devastating natural disaster,...read more

Leaving the Right Tracks

While driving down a road the owner of Road Dogs and Rescue saw men gathered around a dog who has been hit by a car. The dog was bleeding and obviously in pain so she offered to take the young puppy to the vet where she was stabilized. Unfortunately, Xrays showed that her right calcaneous (hock) had been shattered into pieces.  Since she was not wearing a collar or chipped, her information was posted on Lost and Found websites and local shelters, but no one claimed her. She was given the...read more

Puppy Ate Dirt to Survive Now he needs our Help

Pico had a hard life at 3 months. The family that was supposed to love, care for and, protect him allowed him to starve. With no choice left Pico's survival instincts kicked in, and he began to eat dirt. In small amounts it wouldn't have been a problem, but the amount he was eating to dissipate the hunger caused major problems for his digestion. He couldn't have bowel movements and it caused his little body to be full beyond measure. Luckily the wonderful people at Broken...read more

Puddin Walks Into Her New Life

Puddin was surrendered to a shelter in Missouri at approximately 7 years of age. Her previous owners said that she had orthopedic issues since she was a puppy. We had no idea how extremely severe her issues were until she arrived in Maryland after a 2-day long transport journey from MO. Her knees were completely dislocated and she was unable to stand. She would hop along on her rear end like a bunny. Two days after she arrived in rescue, she was examined by a veterinary orthopedic surgeon....read more

From Fractured Femur to Forever Home

Kenzie was rushed to the emergency vet after being rescued by Almost Home-No Kill Shelter. She had a fractured femur that needed to be repaired right away. When Kenzie returned to the shelter she was very weak; she would not eat or drink and she became very sick. Parvo had taken over! Kenzie then had to recover from her femur repair and fight off parvo at the same time! This sweet girl had the will to live and be loved, and she showed everyone that she was worth it. While she was recovering,...read more

A Bulldog Who Beat The Odds

When the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue received Ellie she was in very poor condition. She had been abused, bitten and neglected. Ellie had a horrible infection running through her entire body that she struggled to heal from. It was obvious Ellie was used as a bait dog after seeing her wounds and her white fur stained purple. The vet suspected that she could have been dyed purple, so that the people watching the dog fight could tell which dog they had bet on. Nonetheless, Ellie was very weak...read more

Rudy's Second Chance

Rudy was found as a stray who suddenly vanished while her rescuers were looking for her owners. They hoped she had gone home, until two weeks later she appeared starved, and nearly dead. They brought her to Rose Acres Rescue to keep her from being euthanized. She is 8+ years old, was not spayed, not chipped, had poor dental, heart worm positive, severely malnourished, and had shoulder and hip injuries from being struck by a car. Rudy really struggled the first week in our care and...read more

Saving Sheltie's

Gracie and Dylan came to Their Lives Matter Inc. as a pair who were surrendered by their owners who admitted that they had no time for the dogs and that they wanted them to live a better life. Both Sheltie's conditions were heartbreaking and had clearly lived a previous life a neglect. They weren't vetted for 5 years, were severely matted, and flea infested. After visiting the vet for vaccinations, deworming, heartworm testing, and being fostered by wonderful John who owns...read more

Rita's Redemption

Imagine being left in a spot by your "family" and you sit day by day waiting for them to return, but they never do.Rita had been seen for a few days in her rescuers neighborhood in front of a house that is only occupied one month out of the year. She would return to that same spot everyday as loyal dogs do, waiting for her human to return.Her rescuer put out some food and water and kept an eye on her because RITA is in heat so the last thing she needs is to be homeless on the streets...read more

Lylo's Loving New Home

Not how Defensa Animal De Rincon wanted to start off 2018 but when they received an urgent plea to help a tiny kitten found on the 413 near a local business with a missing eye, they jumped right in to help save it's life. Lylo was first thought to be female and was originally named Lyla. After being rushed to the vet they discovered he was male and had started antibiotics for his eye. Slowly healing with the antibiotics Lylo started acting like a normal happy kitten. He was able to...read more

Marky Has Moved On To Bigger And Better Things

With a new baby on the way and a puppy in the home, Marky ended up in the shelter. He needed to have some Mammary tumors removed and a cherry eye repair done. Almost Home-No Kill shelter worked hard to comfort his heart and rebuild his spirits, and got him the medical treatments that he needed. Marky's new family has fallen head over heels in love with him and they can't wait to spoil this sweet boy in their home. They have already found a vet for him that will monitor his health to...read more

Brooke's Brave Journey

Brooke found herself living on the streets with her previous owner who was homeless. The owner dropped off Brooke at the Broward (kill) shelter and cried out: "I am homeless, and I don't want her to die!" Brooke is 8 years old and a lab mix, her story broke our hearts and we knew rescue was her only hope.  We agreed to take Brooke in our care and turned to poundWISHES for her fundraising needs. Brooke was going to need donations for temporary quarantine boarding and...read more

Collapsed in the mud, Canela's story of survival.

This young mare was pulled out of mud in the city of Anasco, Puerto Rico on Christmas Day. She was immediately given hydration and medication to help her gain strength. Canela was placed in the best hands and we knew she had the will to survive. After Hurricane Maria, Canela's owner had to be taken to the hospital abruptly. The previous owner then realized they were unable to care for the horses and needed to focus on themselves as well as recovering from the hurricane. Canola and her...read more

Gypsy's Miraculous Healing

Little Gypsy was found in a small neighborhood in South County Tillamook. It was pouring down rain and she did not seem to move out of one spot for several hours.So the finding person finally brought the tiny dog indoors. They spent the next few hours knocking on doors searching for her home. No such luck...Once the little soaking wet pup was brought into TCAA's care, she was bathed and shaved, as her fur was caked with puss, and blood from countless oozing hotspots covering her small body....read more

Blind Puppy Finds Perfect Home

In a remote village on an island in Southeast Alaska, new homeowners were astonished to discover a sweet, starving mama dog and her seven 4-week-old puppies under their porch in a fish box. In nearly freezing temperatures, it was way too cold for the puppies to be outside. All of the puppies were horribly malnourished and needed immediate medical attention.Upon their arrival in Juneau, veterinarians discovered that due to a congenital defect, three of the puppies were blind. We later found out...read more

Local Kitty's Life-Changing Procedure

Mugsy was rescued from the street as a very young and malnourished kitten. He was only a few days old and not in the best of shape. His Mama was not taking very good care of him and his siblings so shelter volunteers had to syringe and bottle feed the kittens.Once the kittens were better, they were adopted into new families; except for Mugsy. One day Mugsy started having trouble breathing so he was taken to the vet where they learned what was wrong. Unfortunately, Mugsy was diagnosed with a...read more

Mama and baby together forever!

3 poodles were dumped in the streets near Dog Rescue Thailand's shelter. There were two adults and one puppy, whom was assumed to be their baby. They were in very bad condition and were full of ticks and fleas. They had been clearly neglected for an extensive amount of time and needed immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, the adult male poodle was too sick and passed away.. leaving his female partner and baby behind. The mama and baby poodle slowly began to improve with a lot of...read more

Boo Finds love

We can't imagine the fear Boo felt when we found her alone, injured, and hungry. Boo was found shaking, with a gaping hole in her hind quarters. Las Cruces Animal Control picked up Boo on the side of the road early December and took her to the municipal shelter. She had two terrible wounds on her back end. The wounds were old and most likely from a larger dog biting her on her hind end, though veterinarians are not sure about the exact cause. The first tactic was to see if the wounds...read more

KIKI

KiKi lived a full life with what he thought was his fur-ever family. At 11 years old, deaf, and one eyed, he was discarded. What could such a sweetheart do to be abandoned, and left to fend for himself on the streets.Kiki came to us here at Almost Home Rescue from a local shelter after he had been picked up. He was severely emaciated, most likely because he was unable to find food in the dead of winter. He is older, estimated at 11 years old, deaf, has one eye, and came in with a severe upper...read more

From The Dump To A Devoted Family

Ina was found in a dump yard, extremely pregnant and very sick. When Ina was rescued by The Rescue Crew, her entire body was full of infection, she was about to have puppies and desperate for medical attention. Ina was finally able to relax after her rescue, which allowed her to give birth to her puppies in a safe environment. Shortly after, she had to go through an extensive mammary tumor removal surgery. The vet did a full hysterectomy at the same time. Ina was very weak during this time...read more

Winston Worried and now he's Winning!

Winston was a rescue at Almost Home- No kill Shelter. He found himself a loving home, but his owner became ill and could no longer take care of him. She did what was best for Winston and asked Almost Home to help Winston find a new forever home. She knew that Almost home would would do their best to help Winston-- and they did! Winston had a great time socializing with the staff at Almost Home, he received a lot of gifts from his poundWISHES registry, and he found a wonderful new forever...read more

Fannie's Fairy Tail Ending

Fannie's owner surrendered her to TABR when they realized that she needed more medical attention than they could provide. She had a good life with them, but she needed to have a knee replacement and an entropic surgery for her eyes. Tornado Alley Bulldog Rescue knew that Fannie would make an amazing family pet for a loving family so they agreed to help. It turned out that Fannie's foster family couldn't agree more! Fannie was able to have her knee replacement, and heal with...read more

It's Finally Micka's Moment to Shine

Micka was found chained up by his neck, living in a filthy garage in Southfield. He was rescued together along with his brothers and their father, Stormy. Micka's previous owner did not allow the dogs to go outside, they were trapped in a garage their whole lives. These pups never knew what life was really about until they were brought to Almost Home- no kill shelter. There seemed to be a calmness surrounding them, when they realized they were safe at Almost Home. The staff greeted...read more

Lord Astor found a family to love him just the way he is!

Lord Astor was pulled from the Euth List at the eleventh hour in desperate need of eye removal. He had been on so many different eye ointments and drops to try to rectify his eye problems but his eyes were too far gone. They would not function at all and were causing him discomfort. He needed immediate eye removal surgery so that he did not have to suffer any longer. Luckily, No Stray Left Behind was able to raise funds through poundWISHES to get this little man his eye removal surgery....read more

Millicent's Magnificent Makeover

When Millicent arrived at Almost Home- she was filthy, under weight, and needed a huge tumor removed. Almost home gave Millicent the time and attention that she needed to trust and love without fear of being left behind again. She received the medical attention that she needed and time to heal. Millicent has been through so much and is still recovering, but now she has found the most amazing Furever home! Her new mom and dad call her 'Millie' and they are absolutely in love with their...read more

From Neglect to SPOILED!

Chowder was found roaming the streets with her uterus completely hanging with severe infection taking over her body.Her owner came forward to claim her but refused to get her medical care. They had been aware of her condition for months but had kept her outside in the dirt 24/7 and did absolutely nothing to help her. Mutt Hut Rescue was finally able to convince them to release her and they rushed her to into surgery. Even in recovery from her traumatic experience, she's has been one of the...read more

Chance

Chance was thrown out of a car on a busy highway and left for dead. A woman in Fontana witnessed this and called BFF Pet Rescue immediately. They rushed over right away to help. Their rescue was at max capacity at this time, but they could not turn this boy away. Chance was in horrible shape. He was standing there alone and confused. They desperately needed to raise funds to get Chance healthy. He was extremely emaciated and covered in fleas and ticks from head to toe. That is when BFF...read more

After being thrown away like trash, Willow has learned to trust again!

Willow was a severely anemic puppy found in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash.Willow was brought to the shelter on 11/30 by a good Samaritan that had found her discarded in a plastic bag, too weak to move. The shelter sent her to the vet for emergency treatment to save her life. According to the vet notes, Willow did not have a temperature that was readable, she was also 7-10% dehydrated and had a BCS of 1/9. The vet warmed her up and gave her some fluids and this little miracle...read more

Noel

Noel was found wandering the cold, snowy streets in December. Abandoned and tossed out like garbage, she fought for days trying to find help. By the time Pads for Paws rescued her, she was barely able to walk. Noel was malnourished, dirty, diabetic, and had obvious dental issues. Additionally, she was blind in one eye and the other was beginning to go dark. Upon arrival to the vet, it was determined that Noel would need extensive surgery to have her teeth extracted. Both of her eyes were...read more

Rowdy

Little Rowdy was severely hurt when she was thrown out of a moving car. Luckily for her, a good samaritan found her on the side of the road after the tragic event. She was only about three or four months old at the time. After she was taken to the vet for medical treatment, it was discovered that her front left leg was badly broken and would not be able to be saved.This poor puppy was incredibly young and had already experienced something severely traumatic and horrible, so her rescue was...read more

Chewy

In Sept of 2016 this young gelding horse showed up in "The Landing" of Puntas Rincon. He had been tied on a rope (a very common and not that horrible practice, if done correctly, of keeping horses in Puerto Rio) in this same land in 2014 & 2015. But his owner had to place him in a stall for several months in 2016 and unfortunately this young gelding did not much like the stall. These photos are his first days back tied on a rope in 2016. His issues (our concerns for him) are he is...read more

Corduroy Has Come Such a Long Way

Poor Corduroy was attacked by his owners bigger dogs. As a result of the attack, Corduroy sustained a major injury to his front leg. The owner did not seek help, and left him to suffer for two weeks by which time life threatening infection had set in. He was severely anemic and needed an immediate blood transfusion. His leg was the source of his infection, but it couldn't come off until he was stable. Saving Huey Foundation rushed him to the ER where he was started on antibiotics, an...read more

Turtle

Turtle is one of the nicest cats, and even though the worst of the burns is to his face, all he wants is the back of his ears scratched all day long.There was routine maintenance of burning ditches down in Sanpete County Utah and, those doing the work didn't realize Turtle was in one. After what must've been the most traumatic experience for him, he still allowed his rescuers to pick him up and get him help. When he came into our custody he went to Doctor Bott at Mountain West Animal...read more

Mistee

Mistee was drenched in gasoline and her owners kept a large chain shackled to her neck, leaving her unable to escape such abuse but, luckily she was removed from those horrible living situation. Beach she needed our help, more than ever.Mistee was quickly rushed to the vet. She was exhausted, terrified, and in a lot of pain; she had visible skin irritation from being soaked in the diesel fuel. The vets suspected a slew of health problems, not only from the abuse, but also a general lack of...read more

Conner

Conner's name should of been NEGLECT. His condition was just heartbreaking. He could hardly open his eyes with the horrible infection. He was all bones, with cuts around his body, defeated, weak, and starving.He had to stay overnight at our vet. He under went anesthesia to have his eyes checked and to clean his wounds. He was underweight and really weak.We decided to give him one day to decompress at the end of his second day  the vet did: A Tonometry: measurement of pressure within...read more

Benny

Benny was living in the streets and seriously injured in the Fall of 2017. He fractured his pelvis in three places and his rear left leg was broken and dislocated. Animal Control found him and brought him to a local shelter where he received medical attention and began his journey back to health. It was discovered Benny's injuries occurred at least three months before being brought in by Animal Control and because of this his bones could not be fully fixed but a better quality of life that...read more

Winnie

Winnie has had such a hard life even though she was only 12 weeks. After being dumped in an empty lot with her siblings and other abused pups, we found her and we thought her pain would be over.Soon after we found out she has a heart defect and it will take open heart surgery to save her. The good news/silver lining in all of this is that it is one of the most common defects seen and diagnosed in small breed dogs. It is operable, and fixable. Winnie had already begun two heart medications in...read more

Rusty

Rusty is a 10 week old puppy who was found too weak to move and clinging onto life. Rusty was found in this terrible state by a good samaritan, who then reached out to the Saving Huey Foundation. Rusty was admitted to the hospital where we found out he was suffering from severe dehydration and emaciation. It was very hard for him to even hold his head up because he was so weak. Ultimately, Rusty ended up receiving two blood transfusions. Unfortunately, he was still not willing to eat. The...read more

Abuelo (Grandpa)

This said to be 25 year old horse was reported to Defensa yesterday by the Rincn police. Defensa called PintosRUs who administer two IV within the last 24 hours before we could arrange transport to donated Defensa Land. ABUELO is now residing on Defensa land - he is one of the most emaciated horses ?we have ever seen. He will be cared for now - which will require a Vet visit, daily feed and land. No donation is too small and every share helps ABUELO and horses like him!   Original...read more

Bobo

Bobo was found on the brink of death in terrible condition. He had no owner at the time, but the nice couple who was feeding him knew something was wrong but had no money to hep him. When one of Headrock's volunteers saw Bobo, she knew they had to help. They had their vet examine Bobo and he unfortunately had TVT (a sexually transmitted cancerous virus that is deadly), was covered in ticks, had a nasty swelling above his eyes, and was riddled with worms and blood parasites. Not only had TVT...read more

Broken Femur to Forever Home

Jack was picked up as a stray after being hit by a car. He was suffering from a broken femur and needed immediate medical attention.Buddy Up Animal Society stepped up to help Jack after he was pulled from Harris County shelter by another rescue. It turns out that Jack had been suffering from severe injuries: a broken pelvis and two badly broken hind legs. When he was first pulled out of the shelter, Jack was severely underweight and needed to regain his strength. Luckily, the rescue provided so...read more

A Sweet New Life For Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea was found with horrible cuts and bite marks all over her body. She was so swollen Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition could not distinguish what breed she was. They were able to determine that she was used as a bait dog and they had to act fast if they were going to be able to save her life. Sweet Pea went through multiple skin graphs, procedures and needed a lot of antibiotics, but she pulled through and showed everyone how Sweet she truly is. Thankful for...read more

Theon

Poor Theon was found suffering from neglect on a dirty property with many other dogs in terrible condition. Theon, who is only about a year old, was completely terrified and his fur was completely matted and disheveled. When he was taken to the vet, Theon was diagnosed with and treated for parvo. However, Theon had been suffering from leg pain, which was caused from a leg fracture that healed incorrectly.This tiny pup couldn't catch a break because shortly after discovering the fracture,...read more

Ernie's Long Journey To A Happy & Healthy Heart!

A bystander watched in disbelief as Ernie, thin and deaf, was dumped in an empty field.Luckily, Collar of Hope was able to save Ernie before he had to fend for himself, which is a good thing as he was already very very thin and deaf, which was discovered after taking him in. Their first priority was to help Ernie put on some weight; the second priority was to get him basic care and neutered. Unfortunately they found out he couldn't be neutered because he has a serious heart condition and he...read more

Lambkins

Lambkins was only eight-weeks old when he suffered from a broken femur that required urgent surgery. His littermates trampled him as they were playing, causing him to take a nasty tumble down a flight of stairs. Lambkins' previous owners were unable to afford surgery and the vet had recommended euthanizing this poor baby as it was more cost effective.But OZR Great Dane Rescue couldn't let that happen to him. Thanks to them, Lambkins' life was able to be saved. With the help of...read more

Kitty

One day, an employee at Cafe 2 Go coffee shop found Kitty, a little kitten. That morning, Kitty was not looking for a quad venti skim no foam latte; what he really needed was help. It was clear that he was not in good shape and needed immediate medical care. Kitty was weak; he would not eat, his left eye was completely closed, and he had a very infected cut on his neck. Kitty's rescuer reached out to CUDDLY for help with the vet costs, as urgent care was needed immediately. We...read more

Tracy's Transformation

Tracy was found locked in a boxcar train at the Mexico-US border. She was suffering in pain from a horrible infection and starving to death. No one knows how she got there or how long she was left without food or water.Border agents found her and knew she wouldn't survive going to a shelter because she was so sick and weak. They reached out to a local rescuer and SNARR was contacted to take Tracy in. She was rushed to the vet only to discover that her infection is actually a sexually...read more

Valentina

What Valentina's rescuer witnessed was absolutely horrifying: her entire family, with the kids in the car, literally dumped the little,13 lb. chihuahua, out of their moving car on a random road and drove away. Her rescuer watched sweet Valentina run after the car until she could no longer run; it was absolutely heartbreaking.As if losing her family wasn't enough, Valentina was taken to the vet where she tested positive for hookworm. The vet was able to give her her first round of...read more

From Thailand to NYC: Toby's Rescue Adventure

Three small poodles were confiscated from a home near Dog Rescue Thailand's shelter due to severe neglect. They were emaciated, with fleas and ticks covering their entire bodies. All of the three were very sick, extremely malnourished, and needed a lot of supportive care to regain their strength. To make matters worse, they were tied up and constantly being attacked by other dogs. They had no way to defend themselves; the smallest pup, Toby, ended up getting severely injured with several...read more

Sweet Siblings Find Their Forever Homes

Three young puppies Merlot, Cabernet, and Riesling were in desperate need of care and medical treatments after a prolonged period living in poor conditions.Our hearts broke when we saw these puppies -- they were infected with sarcoptic mange, a highly contagious skin disease where mites burrow through the skin causing intense itching and irritation. Mange causes dogs to scratch profusely resulting in the animal's hair falling out. No animal should ever get to this point, but these three...read more

A Blind dog Is A Fine Dog

Sushi is a senior who was dumped in a parking lot after being brutally beaten and abused. He was saved by two kind construction men who saw him thrown out of a vehicle. They rushed him to the shelter, hoping to save his life. There are times when humans doubt the power of rescue. The Shelter Vet insisted that Sushi be euthanized right away, but that is when Dallas DogRRR jumped in to rescue him. A lot of people doubted Sushi; assuming that no one would adopt a senior in his condition- that...read more