Shelter Sketches: Meet Wally

EDIT 8/6/11 – I learned today that Wally has been adopted! πŸ˜€

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I’ve got a dog transport in less than an hour, so I’m in a rush to get this Shelter Sketch posted!

Meet Wally

Wally is a young adult male German Shepherd who was found roaming the streets. He only weighs about 50 pounds and it very sweet. He loves to play with toys and meet new people! Wally is in DESPERATE need of rescue or a forever home, as his euthanasia date is Wednesday, August 3.

Can you help him??

Contact Info:
Carrollton Animal Services, Carrollton, TX
972-466-3420
care@cityofcarrollton.com

To find out more about Wally, check out his Petfinder page.

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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.

Shelter Sketches: Meet CeeCee

Wow, it has been a hot week here! I went out to check on some of the “outside” dogs in my area, and thankfully all but one of them were inside during the hottest part of the day. The remaining boy was resting comfortably in a partially open garage and didn’t seem to need the water I brought for him. He did require kisses and pets though.

Remember to keep your animal friends safe from the heat!

Meet CeeCee

CeeCee was surrendered to the Sumner County, TN Animal Control with her big brother Deacon. They were both taken in by Dakota & Casey Rescue, which specializes in German Shepherds. Deacon went to White Paws German Shepherd Rescue but CeeCee has been stuck at a boarding facility until recently. She is currently in a foster home.

CeeCee is about three years old and appears to be a black lab mix. Despite all the changes she’s gone through, she is a sweet, affectionate girl who just wants to snuggle. She’s well-behaved and gets along great with other dogs. Can you give this wonderful pup a home?Β She is up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-free, and house-trained.

Contact Info:
Dakota & Casey Rescue Inc., Hendersonville, TN
shirleyvestal@comcast.net
615-828-1583

Meet CeeCee

Textures from Bittbox.

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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.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Ratty McCutehands

Okay, that’s not really her name, I just thought her little hands were so adorable. Maybe you can be the lucky person to adopt her and give her a real name!

Meet Jazz Hands (also not really her name)

This lovely girl is an Agouti Berkshire rat, about four months old. She’s incredibly sweet and waits at her cage doors to come out and be held. She also loves running around and playing with her rat friends. Can you give her a home?

Contact Info:
Star’s Rat Rescue
adoptions@starsratrescue.com
SRR on Facebook

Texture from Bittbox.

To find out more about this girl, check her out on the bottom left of the SRR adoption page.

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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.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Neddie

I hope the other Americans out there had a safe 4th of July, and that the fireworks didn’t scare your pets too much!

Meet Neddie

Neddie is a male ferret, about 1.5 to 2 years old. He is healthy and active, and gets along well with other ferrets. Neddie is neutered, up-to-date on shots, and tested negative for Aleutian Disease Virus. Can you give this cute little guy a forever home?

Contact Info:
Scales and Tails Exotic Pet Rescue, Randolph, NJ
larry@scalesandtails.org

Meet Neddie

Texture from Bittbox.

To find out more about Neddie, check out his Petfinder page.

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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.

O’Malley’s Story Is a Finalist in the 2011 Petties!

We’ve Been Nominated!

Hey everyone! Wonderful news! O’Malley’s courageous story has inspired so many people that it made it as a finalist for Best Blog Post in the 2011 Petties! Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us! I know how inspirational O’Malley has been to me and Nikki so I am so excited that this will bring even more awareness to him and he can inspire that many more people! O’Malley is a cat that never let anything keep him down. He’s overcome great obstacles with such grace and determination that he makes a great role model for everyone! The animal world, it seems, came together when we first told his story and I’m hoping they’ll come around us once again so we can spread his message even further! Please vote for us so that we can share O’Malley’s story far and wide! Also, if we win, we’ll get to donate $1000 to a shelter of our choice!

OMalley

Please Vote For Us!

Voting is done here: The Petties 2011

There are 8 categories this year and we’re up for a Pettie in Best Blog Post which is in the top right corner. Our name is, of course, I Love Rescue Animals.

This year people may vote more than once so we’re hoping that you will come back and support us every day until the close of the voting period, which is July 29th! I know it’s hard to keep up a campaign that long so any help you can give us in spreading the word would be very much appreciated! You can help us by telling your friends, family, dog park buddies, email lists, or any animal lover you happen to bump into on the street!

Share Your Support On Facebook and Twitter

We’d love your help sharing it on Facebook and twitter as well.

A sample Facebook post: “I just voted for I Love Rescue Animals to win Best Blog Post for the amazing story of O’Malley, a cat determined to survive! Hit by a car and left to die, he was rescued and overcame obstacles such as his FIV+ status, major surgery and even the dreaded aquatic therapy! Please vote for his story so it can be an inspiration to even more people! I plan on voting for them every day until July 29th and hope you’ll do the same! http://bit.ly/kXHVAn”

A sample tweet: “Just voted for I Love @RescueAnimals to win Best Blog Post for O’Malley’s survival story: http://bit.ly/kXHVAn Will you please do the same?

Please Vote For Our Friends Too!

If you’d like to vote in the other categories, please feel free to choose whoever you want and we strongly suggest you check out all the great blogs! We do have some recommendations, however, based on our own experiences with the people and the great work they do through their blogs. Our recommendations are as follows:

Best Overall Pet Blog: Any
Best Blog Post: I Love Rescue Animals – that’s us!
Best Dog Blog: Champion of My Heart
Best Designed Blog: Any
Best Cat Blog: The Tiniest Tiger or The Conscious Cat
Best Social Integration Blog: DogTipper! – they are all over Facebook and Twitter!
Best Cause Related Blog: Be the Change for Animals or Raising Ruby – both are AMAZING!
Funniest Blog or Blogger: Grouchy Puppy – one look at Cleo’s face and you know she’s hilarious!