Shelter Sketches: Meet Happy

Well, our household now has three dogs! My housemates adopted a possible rat terrier/min pin mix named Hanabi a couple weeks ago, and she’s fitting in extremely well with Azu and Storm. I only wish we could adopt every dog at the shelter.

Meet Happy

Happy is an adult female beagle mix who is desperately in need of a home or foster. As her name implies, she loves to frolic and play with other dogs, and always greets people with tail wags. Despite Happy’s loving and optimistic personality, though, she’s been in the shelter a long time and it’s beginning to take its toll on her. Happy is spayed and up-to-date on shots.

Contact Info:
Red Sky Rescue, Medora, IN
812-216-6310
redskyresq@gmail.com

Meet Happy

Texture from Bittbox and Lost and Taken.

To find out more about Happy, check out her Petfinder page.

Chelsea Conlin is a freelance illustrator, but if she can help spread the word about animals in need with her skills, she’s more than happy to do so! She currently lives in Kentucky with her husband where they do what they can by driving dog rescue transports on weekends. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea at Paper Nautilus, her sketchblog, twitter, and deviantArt.

365DAA Day 49: Central Texas SPCA

When we first moved to Texas, one of the very first dog events we attended was Barktoberfest, an awesome event put on by our next group, the Central Texas SPCA. It’s a fundraiser to raise money for their no-kill facility and there were a ton of dogs, lots of games, and some awesome animal groups. It was a great start to getting involved in local events and we have a lot to thank the Central Texas SPCA for!


Also see this shirt on flickr!

About Central Texas SPCA

The Central Texas SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 non-euthanasia (no-kill), limited intake animal shelter, established in 1988. We provide shelter, food, medical care, and adoption services for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. These services are funded solely by private donations and adoption fees. We receive no government funding and are not contracted as animal control with any local municipality or county. We accept owner release animals in addition to rescuing from local “open-door” (kill) facilities on a space available basis.

The Central Texas SPCA does not kill shelter pets to make room for more animals, and we can only accept animals as size appropriate space is available in either our cat condos or dog flats. The CTSPCA regards its no-kill mission seriously. In addition to the standard release and rescue, we are able to offer a second chance at life to many animals thanks to our established Special Needs Fund and Foster Care Program. These key elements provide us the opportunity to rescue the occasional injured or sick animals that others may discard as unadoptable. We only face the heart wrenching decision of euthanasia when it is in the most humane medical interest of the animal as deemed necessary by two separate veterinary opinions. These opinions are brought before our Rainbow Committee, comprised of three Board Members, for consideration and a unanimous decision.

Where You Can Find Them

Don’t forget to pledge your own shirt to this project by emailing 365 AT iloverescueanimals.org. This project CANNOT happen without you! Thank you for your support! Find out more about this project on our 365 Days of Animal Advocacy page.

365DAA Day 48: Good Mews Metro Atlanta Area Cat Shelter

“1988-2011… 23 years of purrs… 23 years of purpose…” That’s what it says when you go to the Good Mews Metro Atlanta Area Cat Shelter website. It fills my heart with hope that there are groups out there that have been dedicated to animals for that long. They haven’t given up, and neither will we. We are so happy to add another cat group to our project. Give some support to this awesome group!


Also see this shirt on flickr!

About Good Mews Metro Atlanta Area Cat Shelter

Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the Metro Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Good Mews promotes public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, and quality human-animal companionship through education and outreach programs.

Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the State of Georgia. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed approximately 5,000 cats in permanent homes. The shelter receives no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from its supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, most of whom live at the shelter; some also reside in foster care.

Good Mews provides our residents with regular meals and extensive medical care. The only time our cats are caged is for medical observation and a two week quarantine period upon arrival to the shelter. Once a cat has been accepted into the shelter population, it has a home for life. No cat is ever euthanized to make room for another, and is performed ONLY when a veterinarian has diagnosed that the cat’s quality of life is severely and permanently compromised by sickness or injury

Our cats come to us from a variety of circumstances. Many of our residents arrive abused, neglected and terribly afraid. Often times, these cats are in urgent need of medical care. During recuperation, our dedicated staff of volunteers spend countless hours cuddling and grooming the cats while they heal so theywill start to trust humans again.

Where You Can Find Them

Don’t forget to pledge your own shirt to this project by emailing 365 AT iloverescueanimals.org. This project CANNOT happen without you! Thank you for your support! Find out more about this project on our 365 Days of Animal Advocacy page.

365DAA Day 47: Crash’s Landing Cat Rescue and Placement Center

We here at ILRA have a huge love for black cats. So we are especially fond of Crash, the black cat that today’s group is named after. He was also hit by a car and left to die, just like our own O’Malley, and we understand how hard that can be. So it is our pleasure to support Crash’s Landing Cat Rescue and Placement Center and all the awesome kitty cats they have saved through their hard work and dedication.


Also see this shirt on flickr!

About Crash’s Landing Cat Rescue and Placement Center

Crash’s Landing is a non-profit, no-kill, cage-free cat rescue and placement center. We opened our doors in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 21, 2002. Since then, we have been taking in unwanted, abandoned, and neglected cats and giving them a second chance. We do not take in owner surrenders or kittens under 6 months – instead we focus our efforts on getting adult cats off the streets. In our short existence we have had over 2800 success stories (and counting!).

Crash’s Landing was founded by veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Petrovich. Dr. Jen is a wife, mom and non-stop miracle worker for some 240 cats at any given time. Crash’s Landing is Dr. Jen’s dream and 190+ non-paid volunteers help to insure that her dream stays a reality. Our volunteers staff the shelter a minimum of 12 hours each day, 365 days a year. Crash’s could not exist without this dedicated group of people.

Crash’s Landing is actually a two shelter operation. Crash’s Landing houses over 125 adoptable, healthy cats. Big Sid’s Sanctuary is the Midwest’s largest FIV/FeLV rescue shelter. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (similar to HIV in humans) and Feline Leukemia Virus are viewed as automatic death sentences at the majority of shelters and humane societies, but not at Sid’s. Through education, we hope to put an end to the stigma that surrounds these diseases. Big Sid’s provides more than 110 “Sid’s Kids” all the comforts of home. The immune systems of these cats may be more fragile than their “normal” counterparts, but they can still live long, happy lives when given the chance.

Crash’s Landing is a 501c3 non-profit shelter. We do not receive any Federal or State grant monies to run our programs. We run solely on donations and sponsorships from caring individuals who believe in our cause. At Crash’s our motto is “saving our little corner of the world, one cat at a time”.

Where You Can Find Them

Don’t forget to pledge your own shirt to this project by emailing 365 AT iloverescueanimals.org. This project CANNOT happen without you! Thank you for your support! Find out more about this project on our 365 Days of Animal Advocacy page.

365DAA Day 46: Amazon CARES

The are so many words I could use to describe Molly Mednikow, founder and Executive Director of our next group. Amazing, selfless, fantastic, wonderful, incredible, fascinating, beautiful, dedicated – all those come to mind. But I think the best word that describes our friend Molly is this: Inspiring. She took something that touched her heart, a path in life that went deep into her soul, and she built it from the ground up. Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety, or better known as Amazon CARES, is a remarkable program that is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the Amazon and there is no other program like it – it is the first of its kind. After seeing first hand how animals were treated and what little vet care they were given, Molly started the program and has dedicated her life to improving the Amazon, one animal at a time.

We are so honored to not only call Molly a friend, but also to showcase her and her program as today’s t-shirt. Thank you Molly! Both for what you do for the animal world AND for the amazing sweatshirts you made both Ash and I. These are so awesome – we love them and wear them everywhere. You are a rockstar!


Also see this shirt on flickr!
Also check out the back of this sweatshirt – Molly had them personalized for both of us! (Mine says Nikki, of course.)

About Amazon CARES

Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety addresses vital topics important to a healthy community environment in Peru’s remote Amazon region. We do this through ongoing projects.

Studies show a strong link between animal and community health. We saw this with our own eyes, and created essential programs that benefit the community as a whole. The world is focused on the important global and environmental issues facing the Amazon Rain forest region. Naturalists, biologists, environmentalists and wandering souls visit Iquitos in droves. Sadly, this region had NO programs in place for DOMESTIC animal welfare.

This is the reason that Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety (CARES) was founded in 2004. Citizens with a desire to protect countless stray animals stepped in to create programs that the government did not provide. Since 2004, CARES has made amazing progress in the promotion of animal and public health.

Where You Can Find Them

Don’t forget to pledge your own shirt to this project by emailing 365 AT iloverescueanimals.org. This project CANNOT happen without you! Thank you for your support! Find out more about this project on our 365 Days of Animal Advocacy page.