Find-a-Friend Friday: Ichabod

March 23rd, 2012 11:29 am by Kelly


Ichabod the cat!
Photos courtesy of State Line Animal Hospital.


Ichabod Cat needs a home! He’s been staying at the State Line Animal Hospital for six months+ now, and his time is almost up. Handsome, well-behaved, full of love, and a bargain at only $50. What more could you ask for!? (Um, nothing.) Adopt this little guy today!




Domestic Short Hair-Black And White Mix: An adoptable cat in Leawood, KS
Large • Adult • Male

I have been here since October 2011. I am a nice big guy, that likes to lay around and watch the birds. I do not want to go outside, just stay in and play with you. My fee is only 50.00 and I am neutered, vaccinated, and checked for Leukemia. I use my litter box faithfully and eat well on my special dry food. I am not going to be able to stay here for much longer so find me a lap, older person, college kid needing company. I am not going to be picky I am just getting desparate for a new home. Call 913 381 3272 My fee is only 50.00.

More about Ichabod
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: dogs • Special Needs • Primary colors: White, Black • Coat length: Short


Find-a-Friend Friday: Lucy

March 16th, 2012 1:14 pm by Kelly



Lucy the guinea pig! This might be a Find-a-Friend Friday first. I know we’ve featured our fair share of mice and rats – mostly because I find them so darned irresistible – but guinea pigs? I’ll have to check on that. So-called “pocket pets” aren’t nearly as common a sight in shelters as are dogs and cats – but if you’re interested in adopting a smaller furry friend, it is possible.

Anyway, this is a courtesy listing via LJ’s Briar Patch in Shawnee Mission, KS. If you’re interested in adopting Lucy, please contact her family directly!



Guinea Pig: An adoptable guinea pig in Shawnee Mission, KS
Small • Adult • Female


Lucy is a very loving and sweet guinea pig. She loves to cuddle and snuggle. She is very personable and will greet you every morning with a cheery squeak. She loves to communicate. Unlike some pocket pets, she sleeps through the night? She was born February 6th, 2009 so she is 3 years old. We have had her 2 years but unfortunately my daughter has been diagnosed with allergy related asthma and we cannot keep her. We are looking for a loving forever home for our beautiful guinea girl. She has two cages, a fenced pen for indoor play time, a carrying case so she can go with you (she likes going on trips!) and all the supplies we have for her i.e. food, bedding, snacks etc. Please call if interested in this wonderful little girl.

Michele Email:


Find-a-Friend Friday: Uno

March 9th, 2012 11:01 am by Kelly


Uno, the senior pom and recent puppy mill rescue.
Photos courtesy of Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue.


YOU GUYS! Someone needs to adopt Uno here before I start crying! Or do something rash like bring him home myself. (Note to Shane: that was a joke!)

Uno is a special older guy who was rescued from a puppy mill, where he lost his lower jaw – most likely due to inadequate (read: nonexistent) veterinary care. Though he’s considered a senior dog, he’s still got a lot life ahead of him – and he needs a super-awesome human who can help make up for lost time. He deserves all your tender loving care and more. Show him that not all humans are big, greedy meanies, mkay?


Pomeranian: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Small • Senior • Male

Uno is a tiny Senior Pomeranian, about 12 years old, who was rescued from a puppy mill. Uno is a very content little fellow, despite missing his mandible (low jaw); most likely caused by a lack of proper dental care in the puppy mill. His picture does not do him justice. He is adorable.

Although Uno is missing his lower jaw, he loves to eat and demands to have dry kibble mixed with his softer food. In fact, he refuses to eat food that does not have some solid chucks in it.

Uno would love a home where he can hang out next to or in the lap of his owner. His retirement years would be heaven with someone to spoil the memories of his past life completely away!

If you’re interested in Uno, please contact us!

Uno’s adoption fee is $200

Please consider making a donation, to help Husker’s Hope build the funds needed to help save lives!

More about Uno
Pet ID: 12-013-R • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Special Needs • Primary colors: Black, White or Cream • Coat length: Long


Uno is available for adoption through Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue. Call them! Today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Pretty

March 2nd, 2012 3:44 pm by Kelly


Pretty kitty!
Photos courtesy of Forever Friends Animal League.

Pretty kitty needs a home! This lovely “torbie” (is that even a word!?) lady is currently staying with Forever Friends Animal League, who has this to say about her:


Domestic Short Hair/Torbie Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Please contact Robin 816-444-3501 ( for more information about this pet.

Pretty is a beautiful girl with coat that’s part tortoise shell and part tabby — hence she’s what is known as a torbie. The beautiful shades of brown, rust and black fur are outlined in light silver when you look at it closely. Put that together with her small face, huge eyes, and lean torso and you’ve got one beauty queen of a feline.

Pretty is very sensitive and shy at first. She is O.K. with a few other cats. She is very loving and loves just hanging out with you. She’s also very good at petting you with her claws retracted. The best I’ve ever seen … or felt. It’s almost like she’s front-declawed.

Do you need a beautiful, gentle companion? To meet Pretty, who was rescued by a a group in southern Missouri and then transported to her current foster home in Kansas City, call her foster mom at 816-444-3501 or contact her at

Pretty is up to date on shots, is spayed and has been tested. Her adoption fee is just $75.

Thanks for caring.

We are a foster home based shelter. Please contact the foster home or contact person for each individual animal. We will arrange to meet in a place that is convenient for the foster home and the prospective adoptor. If the animal and the family seem a good fit then we do same day adoptions. We accept cash or check.

MISSOURI FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! A foster home houses a dog or cat and provides love and training until it is adopted into it’s new Forever Home. We provide the food and vet care. You allow people to meet the animal and bring it to adoption events. Contact Debbie at 913-707-5111


More about Pretty
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tortoiseshell • Coat length: Short

If you’re interested in adopting Pretty – or any of the other beautiful nonhumans currently residing in Forever Friends’s foster system – get in touch with them today!

Emergency Turlock Hen Rescue Benefit Day – this Saturday, March 3!

February 29th, 2012 6:19 pm by Kelly

By now you might have heard about the massive rescue of thousands of chickens from an egg farm in Turlock, California. A few weeks ago, A&L Poultry decided to stop feeding the 50,000 “layer” hens at the facility, abandoning them to a slow death by starvation. When local animal rescue groups got wind of the situation, they stepped up to save as many hens as they could – but not before going up against local authorities, who were intent on killing the birds.

While most of the hens perished, local rescue groups – led by Animal Place and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary – were able to save more than 4,400 of these lovely ladies. Animal Place is caring for the overwhelming majority of the survivors; you can follow their progress on their website and tumblog.

As you can imagine, what’s being called the “largest rescue of farmed animals” in California – and perhaps US – history is a costly ordeal. Vegan-owned businesses, being the meccas of awesomeness that they are, are stepping up to help! This Saturday, March 3, a number of businesses are donating some (or, in at least one case, ALL) of their proceeds to the rescue effort. This includes Food Fight! and Herbivore Clothing Companyso if you were thinking of stocking up on some vegan groceries or animal rights swag, Saturday is the day! Grab some vegan meats and cheeses for your pizza-making needs – and even some Dandies and Hazelnut Butter for a breakfast pizza or two. Get gluttonous, it’s for a good cause! (Deets here.)

Of course, if you don’t need anything or would rather all your funds go toward the hen rescue, you can always make a direct donation: here for Animal Place and there for Harvest Home. Your gift can literally help to save a life – such as that of this rescued hen, shown here taking her very first steps outside after a life spent confined to a battery cage.

There are no words.

If you happen to live nearby, Animal Place is also in need of volunteers as well as adoptive homes for some of the birds.

Not in a position to do either? Spread the word!

* Photos by Animal Place’s Marji Beach. I intentionally didn’t include any of the more traumatic ones – and they are super-traumatic, to the point that I can’t so much as think about them without needing to cry-vomit – ’cause I didn’t want to bum y’all out. But you can view all of Marji’s photos on flickr: Turlock Hen Rescue Set.