Coral: Coral is a beautiful white and tan American Pit Bull Terrier, who was unclaimed at the Pound during the winter. Coral has done well in foster care where she lived with another dog (and ferrets) where she exercised regularly, had lots of playtime and walked daily. She is not a barker and is crate trained. She is very attentive to her "person", and rides well in the car.

We are thrilled to report that MassPAWS recently placed Coral in her very own real home where she enjoys sleeping in bed with her new Mom! We are grateful for the many folks willing to help with fostering!

BooBoo: BooBoo was rescued from the streets of Salem to a vet practice that helps MassPAWS by providing services to the homeless animals in our care; they asked us to take her because they did not want to destroy her. It seems she was no longer wanted because she has a deformed paw. She is sweet and quiet, with a perfect little soul & a bent paw. We are SURE that someone out there will love her for exactly who she is, a gorgeous longhaired tortie who gets around just fine.   Could that someone be you? 


Bertie: Bertie, a pretty calico was outside in the snow in Winthrop with a gorgeous flame point male who followed her everywhere (perhaps her son, we call him Hendie). They were being fed by a kind family who called us to help. They were thin, dirty, and had been neglected for some time.   Our vet told us that Bertie was FIV positive, had multiple mammary tumors, and a cauliflower ear. Bertie is not available for adoption. She is in hospice care. Mammary cancer in cats is deadly and preventable by spaying.

FIV is preventable by keeping cats inside and safe. Her now deformed ear was preventable; both had ear mites severe enough to block their ear canals. They were timid and aggressive at first, responded well to good food, warmth, attention and affection. It is obvious that they were once in a home. She looks forward to head scratches. We have no explanation for why both of these cats were so cruelly neglected, allowed to reproduce and roam, and get very ill.  There is not a good explanation why they should not have been treated as our own pets are. We are happy that their lives are better as a result of our intervention; but sad that Bertie is a victim of neglect which will kill her at a young age.

Norman: I first met Norman as a tiny dog left unclaimed in the pound, surrounded by big people and big dogs with mammoth barking voices that resounded over his little voice.  He was quivering and wincing afraid of quick advances.  Our ride away from the kennel was his emancipation and he knew it.  He began wagging his little tail immediately upon departure.  When it came to introductions to my own dogs, Daisy, Ruby and T.J. outside of the house, it was who could win a race up the hill game.  When he entered the house it was as if he knew it would be home for  a while and he was totally amenable to that.  He made himself right at home and announced to the cats that he would keep them on their toes for his tenure here.  Hence his nickname Storminí Norman.  The little brown dog in the little brown bed finally found his new forever home and is in a place where he is the king of the castle.  No cats, Ahhh!  Complete and uncontested attention from his new humans, he is  happy and will live a life of love and happiness as the spoiled child that he deserves to be. 

Bindi: Bindi was reported to MassPAWS by a concerned citizen.  The report was that there was an injured cat that needed our help.  When our volunteer arrived on the scene she saw this beautiful Torbie girl dragging her back legs as she moved through the neighborhood.  A neighbor reported to our volunteer that Bindi had been outside like that for months!  Luckily our girl Bindi was able to maneuver well enough to get to food and to somehow find a place to stay out of further harms way.  Our volunteer brought Bindi to her new foster home where a plan was made to get her  assessed by our veterinarian.  X-rays showed no recent or previous bone fractures.  HmmmÖ.  What could have happened to this poor cat?  Was she kicked?  Did she fall from a very high perch?  If only Bindi could talk.  Ah, but she was talking to us.  Her constant purr and response to touch and her obvious affection was telling us to give her our best shot at rehabbing her.  Bindi was found to be incontinent and was suffering from a severe bladder infection.  Antibiotics are helping greatly with this.  We began a treatment which includes acupuncture and homeopathic medication as well.  Bindi still needs to have her bladder expressed twice a day, but we have witnessed her using her specially modified litter box on her own a few times. 

So we will not give up on our girl and she has let us know, under no uncertain terms that she is bound and determined to live and be happy and purr her way into a forever home with a special person who will fall in love, as we have, with her.  If you would like to give to Bindiís special care which may include a visit to a neurologist in the near future, please send your donation to MassPAWS and mark your check with Bindiís name in the memo line.  Bindi and others that have suffered the treachery and pitfalls of life on the street are counting on you!


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