2.21.2011

50 Shelters - 50 States: Alabama

Hi, everyone - it's the Mom Person again!  Anyway, the 50 Shelters 50 States badge is done and is below.  You might recognize a few of these faces, and before any of her admirers inquire, it was completely not up to me that Miss Olivia was not included.  My first idea was to have my artist friend include "generic" animal photos in the spaces.  However, going that route proved something of a headache, with licensing, etc.  Therefore, I sent a few pictures of each of the "kids" and told said friend to include whichever ones would work.  I'm sure Her Caliconess is going to have something to say about this, but I'll just deal with that later! 

I have to say - I struggled a bit with this first one - more than I thought I would.  For one thing, when you stick strictly to shelters, as most of you know, the write-ups on the animals are usually pretty spare, if one even exists, as opposed to dogs that are in foster homes with private rescues, where naturally much more is known about their personalities, temperaments, and quirks.  Also, I had to keep reminding myself that I was looking for a dog and cat that needed a home, but that it wasn't necessarily my home!  (After all - we're full up here!)  But I kept finding myself drawn to the smaller dogs, those that I would look closely at had I myself the time and space for a third dog, which, at present, I really don't.

In the end, I found both a dog and a cat at one shelter -  Calhoun County Animal Control in Anniston, AL.

Luke is an adult male Rottweiler (mix?).  Isn't he handsome?




His Petfinder "profile" doesn't say much, though it does say that he would prefer a home without cats.  He sure looks like a sweet guy, and certainly well-deserving of a home.

Calhoun County AC also has a number of really lovely cats, but I couldn't help but be drawn to Patrick


Again, the information on Patrick was a little scarce - it said only that he was a large adult male.  I happened to think he bore a striking resemblance to a certain Tiny Boy in which case any family who adopted him would be darn lucky to get him! 

Both Luke and Patrick are at the Calhoun County Animal Control Center, on Noble Street in Anniston, Alabama.   You can call them at 256-241-3647 or email them at aco_mcdonald@yahoo.com

If you can't adopt, the Center would gratefully accept donations of the following:

rubbing alcohol
Vaseline
Q-Tips
medical gloves
triple antibiotic ointment
Band-Aids
newspapers or shredded paper
towels
blankets
bleach and other cleaning supplies

And of course, if you are local and have some time to walk dogs, clean cages, or help out in some other way, the gift of your time is always greatly appreciated!

5 comments:

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

I think what you're doing is spectacular and you deserve serious commendation for it. Hopefully you can really affect these animals' lives and get them into awesome homes!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What a great idea! I hope that Luke and Patrick find furever homes soon.

Oh, and that Olivia omission? Yeah, it really bites. Grrrrrrr.

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We like this idea! After all, you probably have readers in many different states! We'll be waiting to see who you find from Illinois!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

As I mentioned before I think your idea is amazing!! Patrick is adorable, I can see how you were drawn to him
I pray these babies find furever homes!

Mr. Pip said...

I LOVE your new logo! Thanks for introducing us to this shelter. My paws are crossed that Luke and Patrick find homes soon.

Your pal, Pip