Friday, May 27, 2011

Hi Everyone, another busy week has past with Chloe going to her new home as well as our lovely pups Effie and Andy who weren't with us for long at all.  We do have two female chihuahua x pups still looking for their forever homes.  If you are willing to put the time into training them and be prepared for any normal puppy behaviour, like chewing of things, then come see us so we can arrange a meeting.  They are very cute and are now about 11 weeks old. 
Coco and Rocket about 5 wks old.

The biggest news this week was Benson going to his foster home with Anna.  He has settled in well  and I am sure he will appreciate the home comforts during the winter nights.  Anna and Rick, we can't thank you enough.

Benson in his foster home

With Benson gone to his foster home I was able to pick up Bobby, a 3yr old staffy x who was due to be euthanased today. 
He was surrendered to the pound as he attacked a cat who went into his yard.  He is a very timid boy,  particularly of men, (not nasty though) so perhaps he hasn't had such a great life previously.  It took me a while to get him into the car and he spent the journey nestled on the floor behind the driver's seat.  I put my hand around to pat him and all I got was lots of licks.  Such a sweetie. 
Through the help of a Perth Pets in Need Facebook, we had a lovely young lady named Rebecca pick up another dog from the same pound who was also due to be put to sleep today.  She is a lovely kelpie girl now named Tuppence. 

Bobba and Jordan went to their new homes today due to the great work from Lyn, our Friday carer.  It has been a good week with two dogs saved from an unnecessary death and the others to their forever homes and foster home.

Lastly, is there any kind heart out there who is willing to foster dear old Leo? (or give him his forever home)  He is just the sweetest dog, (does need to lose some weight) absolutely loves company and a little daily walk.  Anyone who is interested please contact the shelter 93986616. 

Leo cuddled up in his warm blanket

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our quiz night which was held on the 16th April was a huge success, raising $7962.00.  Many thanks go to all the people who gave their time, fabulous donations for prizes and to the large number of people who attended and supported us so well.  Emily and the fund raising team did a lot of hard work and obviously it paid off well, so a big thankyou to them.  Overall a fun night and all the cats and dogs will benefit from the money raised. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

As you know the website has been updated so I have not been able to post for a while.  The latest good news is Bali, our long term resident is now being fostered by Beth and Jim, fabulous volunteers who do a lot for the shelter.  They have taken Bali into their home and he is doing really well and by the photos they have sent, you can see he is very happy. 
Bali is still waiting for his forever home.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One by one, they pass my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can't run and play,
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.

Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted and driven away.

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw through the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.

You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me dearly, you want me to know.

I may have lived my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.

I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.

And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

Author Unkown


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kerry and Fletch

Dawn and Macro

Clare and Marley
 Last Sunday (3rd October) was Dogs Day Out at Rushton Park, Kelmscott.  Three APS dogs, Macro, Marley and Fletch were taken to the event by Dawn, Clare and myself.  We met many ex APS dogs with their new families and it was terrific to see them all again.  It was amazing to see so many dogs at the event and no dog fights, just all very happy canines.  The Dog Agility Clubs got together to organise the agility for the day and all proceeds ($153.10) was kindly donated to APS.  Christine from For Paws Pet Grooming of Kelmscott also worked tirelessly doing the dog wash and donated $453.30.  Many thanks to the Dog Agility Clubs and Christine from For Paws Pet Grooming for their kind donations.  Also thanks go to some APS volunteers, Michael, Suzanne, Norma and Kay for giving up their time to man the APS stand and raise more money to help all the animals.  Macro, Marley and Fletch were so well behaved and did us proud!  Lucky boys Fletch and Marley went to their new homes the very next day.  We will all miss them and hope they have a happy forever after.