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.

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 Shep

I apologize for this week’s post being so late! I was chained to a dog crate at the Dogs Deserve Better Chain-Off in Nashville, TN all day yesterday, where I got poured on and nearly frozen to death. As a result I spent half the day today feeling like I’d been trampled by large hoofed animals. Let’s just say I’m even more adamant in my belief that keeping dogs chained or confined outside all the time is inhumane.

Meet Shep

Shep is being fostered by a friend of mine who works with Greyhound Pets of America – Nashville. He is likely a German Shepherd/Chow mix and gets along well with her sight hounds, though he prefers the company of people. He was found on the roadside, but has quickly adapted to the life of an indoor dog and is fully house-trained. Shep is playful, knows a number of commands, and would make a great running or hiking partner!

Contact Info:
Fostered for Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary, Hendersonville TN
akitas2love@yahoo.net

Meet Shep

To find out more about Shep, check out his info 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.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Daisy and Charity

I was recently contacted by a couple people on Facebook regarding dogs in need of forever homes. This week and next I’ll be featuring those pups. If you know an animal who needs help, please let me know!

Meet Daisy and Charity

These sweet girls, who appear to be pit mixes, aren’t a set, but they’re currently staying at at the same boarding facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

Daisy (on the right) is about six years old, and when she was found, she had a large cable almost embedded in her neck. She is happy and healthy now, and loves women, though she takes a little while to warm up to men. She would do best in a one-dog household and shouldn’t be around cats. She is quiet when not around other dogs, and has quite the charming smile!

Charity (on the left) was found on a playground, surrounded by children who were kicking her, but she never retaliated because she was too tired from having given birth. She is six or seven years old, but is full of energy! She loves cuddling, kissing, and getting her belly rubbed, and will stay by your side all day.

Both Daisy and Charity have been spayed, are up-to-date on shots, and are on heart worm preventative.

Contact Info:
judyobregon@yahoo.com
home: 817-293-5202
cell: 817-915-3767

Meet Daisy and Charity

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 Fancy

Gaëlle has kindly offered to draw this week’s sketch! She drew this adorable one of Dudley a couple months back, but he was adopted after she drew the sketch and before the post was scheduled to go up! 🙂

Meet Fancy

Fancy is a female boxer, 18-24 months old. She has been spayed and it up to date on all her shots. The Petfinder page doesn’t give details about her previous situation, but given that she was emaciated when rescued, it’s clear that she was mistreated. She still has to gain more weight and is a bit skittish around some other dogs, but despite all that she’s great with people and loves to run and play. Dogs’ ability to forget the past and enjoy the present will never cease to amaze me!

Contact Info:
Central KY Boxer Rescue Inc.
Danville, KY
859-319-1531
Kelli@ckbr.org

Meet Fancy

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

Gaëlle Camus draws for fun. She lives in France, surrounded by dogs who are mostly rescued Siberian huskies, abandoned because many people misunderstand the breed. She fosters dogs when she can and does dog rescue transports. You can find more of Gaëlle’s art on deviantArt.

New Years Resolutions

Hey all! I know, I know, we keep promising to keep up but since move we’ve done practically nothing. Lucky for us, it’s a brand new year! That’s right, we get a fresh start and we’re going to make the best of it! I’ve decided that on top of personal resolutions, I need to make some for I Love Rescue Animals as well. With your help, I know we can achieve all of them!

1. Keep Up With Organization and Shelter/Rescue of the Month spotlights
2. Post At Least Twice Per Month
3. Recruit At Least One Guest Writer Per Month
4. Start the “Rescue Animal of the Week” Section
5. Get Last Chance Pets twitter accounts for all 50 states!
6. Start a Facebook Fan Page for I Love Rescue Animals
7. Start the “Brody Fund” (this one may be the hardest…)
8. Collect Half the Shirts Needed For the 365 Days of Animal Advocacy Project

So there they are, my resolutions for Rescue Animals. Some of them seem small, others are bigger, but I’m hoping I (along with Nikki and all of you) can manage to keep them all. It’ll be a challenge but that’s always something I’m up for!

So what are your animal related resolutions? They can be personal or for your group/organization/rescue/whatever. I’d love to know the hopes and aspirations of the animal rescue community out there so let me know below! Maybe you’ll spark ideas for others!