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Cat and Dog adoption events this weekend!

We’re waiting on replies from foster homes as to who might be able to attend!

 

Dogs: 2 locations!

Sat. Feb. 1 1-1 p.m.  Medium and large dogs, PetCo Richfield, 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

 

Josie

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Buffy

 

Blackie

 

Lando  (puppy breath!)

 

and others may attend

 

Sat. Feb. 1  11-1 p.m.  Small dogs, Chuck and Don’s in Edina

 

Cats:  PetCo Richfield, both Saturday Feb. 1, 11-1 p.m. AND Sunday, Feb. 2, 1-3 p.m.

 

Saturday:  11-1 p.m.

Harold

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Frankie

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Sunday:  1-3 p.m.

Jordan and Dakota – one of those bonded pairs we have been talking about on our Facebook page.  It is hard to get pictures of black cats but here you will see them sleeping together.

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Mimi, aka Petunia

Belle

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Carter

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Willow

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Thanks to YOU

in 2013 we went many places, rescued many animals, helped others with spay and neuter and educated along the way!

 

We collaborated with other groups and worked towards passing a puppy and cat mill bill.  Every year a few more folks become energized and together we will make this happen.

 

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Adoptions were held 2-3 times a month – for both dogs and cats.  Volunteers helped us make this happen so we could find forever homes for as many as possible. 

 

The economy continues to upset people’s lives and commitments and both the dog and cat division had higher numbers returned to us than usual.  A few are still looking for a new home, most have already been re-homed.  Your donations help us with food and continuing vet care and sometimes extraordinary vet care. 

 

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Spay and neuter is always exciting for us as we work to end over population!  Along with our own grants, amounting to over $16,000, we were fortunate to be one of the recipients of a grant from Chuck and Don’s, to be used specifically for spay and neuter.  This allowed us to reach further into our community, out-state and to partner groups with over $24,000. 

 

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Averaging spay and neuter surgery for both dogs and cats, using  low cost high efficiency vet services, these surgeries were $40.00 each.    Many of these clinics asked owners to contribute $10-$20 for their companion’s surgery which means your contributions went further.

 

Were you with us at:

 

Park in the Bark?

 

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St. Louis Parktacular?

 

Pride?

 

Doggie Dash?

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Woofstock in Linden Hills?

 

The Great Mn Pet Together?

 

Our Fall Benefit?

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Give to the Max?

 

In future blogs, we’ll mention some of the animals you helped us care for in more detail. 

 

We had several litters of 6 kittens, others with only 4 and many single kittens, juveniles and adults, who make up the largest number of the cats we re home.  Some were:  Toodles, Bristol, Mokiki, Pepin, Woody and Mini Cooper. 

Puppies came in and were adopted rapidly and many adult dogs, such as:  Briggs, Mia, Rambo, Patsy, Chi Chi and Minnie.

 

We hope you enjoyed 2013 with Pet Haven and are looking forward to more adoptions, rescues, spay and neuter in 2014 and that you will continue to support us financially. 

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Adoption weekend! Dogs and Cats

An ALL DOG adoption (all sizes) will be held Sat. Jan. 18 from 11-1 p.m.

A  Cat adoption will be held on Sun., Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m.

 

Saturday’s dog adoption will be busy with small, medium and large dogs in attendance!  By the end of the week, there should be a list of the names of some of the dogs attending.

A few of the dogs attending will be:

Bear

Blue

 

Brownie

 

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Sunday’s cat adoption will have a mix of kittens (about 4 months and up) and adult cats ranging from a couple of years to one particularly nice upper middle aged girl!

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Willow, Hattie and Harold

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Mimi, Rainie and Rocki

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Calvin, Birdie and Sparrow

 

Mocha

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Daisy Mae and perhaps a couple others.  Looking for sibling cats?  We have several pairs who would love to stay together and others who would happily move into another pet friendly home or be an only cat!

 

Stop by and look, enjoy the different personalities and consider adopting a rescued dog or cat!

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Warmer Saturday! Adoptions both Sat. and Sun.

Don’t you need someone to snuggle with and keep your feet warm at night?  A dog to motivate you to get outside and move for brief walks in this frigid weather?  A loving companion waits for you!

 

Saturday, Jan. 4  11-1 p.m.  ( Cats and Dogs)   PetCo Richfield, 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

Sunday’s Cat Adoption has been cancelled because of the extreme cold that is coming into the state.  Stay warm, stay safe, help any neighbors who have outside cats and dogs or strays you see! 

Sunday,  Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m.  (Cats only)  PetCo Richfield, 66th and Lyndale Ave. S.

 

Cats – Harold and Hattie, Mimi, Baxter, Nemo, Frankie, Daisy Mae, Ivy, Mocha, Birdie and Sparrow and a few others waiting to confirm!

 

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Dogs – small, medium and large – all in one location!

 

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Armor, Duchess, Camper, Jimi, Skipper, Dennis, Opal, Blue and others are waiting to confirm!

 

Come by to greet these hardy companions and their volunteer caretakers and thank them all for attending!

Help us to Help Them!

Every year the unexpected happens.  Cats and dogs are brought into Pet Haven as foster homes have openings and then we discover how healthy they are, if they are undernourished, or even desperately underweight or have injuries or other health concerns.  Have they had shelter?  Food?  Where did the food come from?  Were they scavenging at a dumpster, trying to feed themselves and possibly puppies or kittens too?  Have they ever had vet care? 

 

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Some folks believe that rescue is made up of sad stories and they do not want to hear about them.  Those of us in rescue are able to see the beautiful lives that appear with loving care, training, nourishment and finding the right home for each companion we bring to adoption. 

We depend on your help to make all of these things happen.  Our donors and sponsors provide the wherewithal to repair the neglect and damage that happened previously.  Our dedicated foster homes provide the love, consistency and perseverance that brings each animal to a home. 

 

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If you are able to make a donation in any amount, please click hereIf you can make a donation monthly or only once – large or small – you will be helping one or more of the animals we love as our own as we prepare them for their forever home!  Your donation will reach out into the community as we spay and neuter.  

 

Learn more about the services that Pet Haven provides. 

Interested in seeing our dedication to seeing a companion into the right home?

Perhaps you have a heart for animals who become homeless again.  What happens to them?  How does Pet Haven help?

What about the ones who  need medical help beyond our usual spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming and treating for fleas or ear mites. 

 

In addition Pet Haven encourages humane legislation, spays and neuters in our own community as well as out-state and with partner rescues to reduce overpopulation of cats and dogs.

Thank you for helping the helpless!

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Extraordinary vet care

Pet Haven will take in animals who need more than our usual vet care.  Not all groups will or are able to commit to these additional expenses.  We deworm, give vaccinations (frequently these are the first the cat or dog has every received), spay and neuter all but the minority who already have been altered, microchip, treat for fleas, ticks and earmites, etc.  We test for feline leukemia and fiv and for heartworm and other parasite borne illnesses and we treat accordingly.

Heartworm treatment is expensive, it delays adoption by at  least 3 months and it is physically hard on a dog who may have come to us undernourished and needing other medical care too.  It is a painful injection for the dog and it must be kept very quiet for a period of time as the heartworms die off and begin to be dissolved in the bloodstream.

 

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Roseanne is one of the pups who recently came to us and is undergoing treatment.  She came to another rescue partner, who does not treat heartworm, at a rural spay/neuter clinic.  That rescue partner reached out to other groups for help for her.

 

Roseanne is a well-mannered lady, she is house trained, comfortable in a home, loves car rides, people and other dogs.

 

Dental work isn’t a very glamorous procedure but for some cats and dogs, it makes the difference between a life of pain and chronic infection and a healthy life, free of mouth pain.  Charli and Brownie are just two examples of Pet Haven animals who needed major dental work this year.

 

Charli 

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Brownie

 

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Bruno is another case of a fellow who almost lost his life early on.  Found on the main street of a small town, hobbling down the middle of the road with one limb mostly missing.  No one is sure what happened to him, it was an ‘old’ injury, he was just 7-8 weeks old, and had a dry and filthy scab on it with bone protruding.  He needed prompt rescue commitment, amputation and rehabilitation and is now a happy fellow in his own home with another Pet Haven cat buddy.

 

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These are some of the cats and dogs that your donation dollars help support.  Thank you!

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Looking for a busy companion?

Josie and Primrose have several things in common.

Each is primarily black in color.  Black dogs and cats are the most overlooked when it comes to being chosen for adoption.

Both have some white hair on their tummy and chest although Prim has only a ‘bikini’ of white.

Each is a full-of-energy type of personality too!

Size isn’t one of the things they have in common.

Josie weighs in at solid and trim 60+ pounds.  Josie is full grown at 3.5-4 years.

 

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Primrose weighs 4+ pounds.  Prim has some more growing to do as she is only 4 months of age and was the most petite  kitten in her litter. She’s an athlete too!  Here she is jumping after the toy at the end of a ‘fishing pole’ type toy.   She has a tiny bulge on her tummy which has reabsorbed, it was a reaction to the internal stitches used during her spay.

 

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Josie loves to play and has boundless energy.  She hopes her new owner will take her for walks and runs and, especially, to the dog park!  She is attentive to her foster and pays close attention to his voice and the treats he might hand out when she is an especially good girl.

Josie also loves the other family members, wife and toddler aged daughter, and all their friends.  She helps wear off energy of a puppy when they foster a puppy and hopes to have another very active, dog-loving dog in her new home. 

 

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She’s playful, loving, full-of-energy and a great all-around girl. 

 

Primrose , born in May 2013, is also a busy kitten, she loves to run and play.  Toys are great but she also loves lap time and has a wonderful motor.  Prim gives kisses!  She would love to have another cat or kitten in her home to snuggle up and play with.

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Primrose, Josie and other Pet Haven dogs and cats can be found at our website.  An adoption application is available to be filled out and submitted also!