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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't adopt, the Center would gratefully accept donations of the following:
triple antibiotic ointment
newspapers or shredded paper
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!