Save your pet’s life

DOG IN CAR POSTER 2

Animal lovers should always be cautious about leaving their pets unattended in a closed vehicle. As the outside temperatures rise the danger also rises. SCAR and the Littleton NH Police Department have kicked off a new campaign to help bring awareness to the dangers and consequences of leaving a pet in a closed vehicle. Copies of this poster are being placed in various places of business in the Littleton area. Since dogs most often ride along in a vehicle the poster emphasizes dogs. However the concern is the same regardless of the pet and can also be extended to small children. Please heed this plea.       Sizi

Happiness is…..

Hooper & Mathew

Hooper & Mathew

" I love you! "

” I love you Mathew!” “And I love you Hooper! “

finding/being that very special companion. Recently Hooper and Mathew “found” one another at SCAR and they knew right away that they were meant to share their lives together. Here they are posing for a couple of memories just before leaving SCAR to go to Hooper’s forever home. I like stories with a happy ending!    Sizi

 

Shelter Mews – Summer 2014

 

The shelter - summer time.

The shelter – summer time.

SCAR’s Summer 2014 issue of Shelter Mews is now available on my home page. Check out the great information, stories and pictures. Of special note in this issue, Homer sheds light on cat scratching in his popular “Homer’s Homilies”. Also, if you have not visited SCAR’s web site recently you should check it out. It has had an extensive face-lift! You can also access this from my home page.        Sizi

Bravo

Bravo

Bravo

Here’s another tail that’s very sad but with an encouraging ending. Warning – what follows is graphic. Bravo, about eight-months old, was found in a barn with all of the skin ripped off from his tail. He was taken to the emergency clinic where it was deemed necessary to amputate his tail if he was to recover. When he arrived at the clinic he weighed just three pounds and was in very rough shape. One can only guess what happened but the belief is that a cow stepped on his tail, pinning him, and the injury was the result of Bravos’ efforts to get loose. I’m happy to report that Bravo is recovering comfortably now at SCAR. He’s such a sweet lovable guy that you would never guess that he has recently had such a traumatic event in his life. Speedy recovery Bravo!         Sizi

100 minus 1 = ?

Maybe I can go to the Ninety-Nine - I've had enough peanut butter for awhile.

Maybe I can go to the Ninety-Nine – I’ve had enough peanut butter for a while.

That’s right – Ninety-Nine and that’s where we hope to see you tonight! This evening, Wednesday June 18, from 5:00 until 9:00 pm, the Ninety-Nine Restaurant in Littleton, NH will donate 15% of your total bill to Second Chance Animal Rescue! Wow! So please join us for a great meal, an opportunity to meet some of SCAR’s volunteers, and to help support our furry feline friends. We truly appreciate all of the folks at Ninety-Nine for sponsoring this event! We look forward to seeing you tonight!        Mindi

 

Home Sweet Home!

A rare quiet moment together

A rare quiet moment together

Recently we all returned home from a road trip. Mindi and I road-tripped to Second Chance where we spent time while our folks road-tripped to the west coast of the USA and back. Although Mindi and I had a great time at SCAR it was great to get back to the familiar comforts of home. Mindi mingled some at SCAR but I don’t go for that so it has been great to get back to interacting (translation = chasing and wrestling) with Mindi. We both want to thank all of the volunteers who cared for us during out stay with a special thank you to Aunt Roberta and Aunt Jackie. We were very surprised and happy that Uncle Art came out to visit us also. It was nice to see someone from the home-front!       Sizi

Jesse

Jesse

Jesse

Jesse

Home Sweet Home.

It seems that today with just a one word name many celebrities are instantly recognized. Such is the case with our Jesse! Anyone who visited SCAR over the past two years was certainly introduced to Jesse and all who volunteered at SCAR during that same time knew Jesse very well. Jesse, although tolerant of living with others, is a kitty who very much likes her space and prefers to be the center of attention. Well her long wait has paid off. She recently went to her forever home and as you can see from her pictures is feeling quite regal! Best wishes to you Jesse – we miss you here at the shelter!        Sizi

Two Strikes

Wilson

Wilson

Two strikes. Bad? Two Strikes. Good? Well if you’re playing baseball and have two strikes then it might seem like things are bad however on the next pitch you might hit a home run! If you’re bowling then it might seem like you’re on your way to a “turkey” however maybe the next ball you roll seems to have a mind of it’s own as it misses the pocket! Wilson and his two siblings were born to a feral mom in the basement of a home. Soon after the kittens were born the home owner moved and could not take the felines so the kittens, who were in rough shape, ended up at SCAR. Wilson is a black kitty and for whatever reason black kitties are historically less adoptable. Strike one. Wilson was unable to overcome a terrible infection and eventually had to have one eye surgically removed. Strike two. Bad? Good? Hard to say but SCAR has a good track record for black-cat-adoptions and a very good record of caring people adopting kitties with special needs or who are perhaps a little less desirable than others. Wilson is sleek-black adorable! He has come a long way since he first came to SCAR trusting no one. When given time to warm up to you he is very friendly and inquisitive. He’s waiting for his loving forever home so it’s time for you make the call – “Good”!      Sizi

Thomas Goes Home!

 

Thomas & Aunt Roberta

Thomas & Aunt Roberta

Two and one half years ago Thomas found himself at SCAR. It seems that he and another cat were being stalked by a group of coyotes when suddenly Thomas found himself surrounded. Fortunately a caring (bold) person saw this taking place and was able to deter the attack and subsequently saved the cats’ lives. This was an extremely traumatic event for Thomas. For many of his first months at SCAR he hid in the highest spots that he could find seeking safety from other cats and volunteers. At about the same time that Thomas arrived at SCAR, Aunt Roberta began volunteering. She was immediately drawn to Thomas. Gently, little by little, she was able to gain his trust and help him to become more comfortable in his surroundings. Although he still remains somewhat reclusive, he mingles with other cats and he responds to those who understand him. At one point there was consideration of Thomas becoming the “shelter cat” but that wasn’t really what he wanted so he continued to wait. He waited for that one “right” person to take him to his loving forever home. He long ago had chosen Aunt Roberta. What he didn’t know was that Aunt Roberta had long ago decided to take him home but since she already had cats she had to determine if, and when, it would be appropriate to make Thomas a member of her family. Well as you can see in the picture, taken one of his last days at SCAR, Thomas and Roberta are extremely happy. Patience and gentleness have a way of conquering!       Sizi

Meaningful May

The shelter - summer time.

SCAR

Here in the USA animal recognition is highlighted throughout the month of May. Here are the dates that I am aware of:

The Month of May is designated as National Pet Month, Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, and Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

May 3 is Hug Your Cat Day (Mindi will love this one!)

The Week of May 4-10 is designated as Be Kind To Animals Week and National Pet Week.

May 8 is designated National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.

And just so you humans don’t feel left out May 4-10 is designated as National Hug Holiday Week (everyone at SCAR should make it a point to hug Aunt Jan at least once during this week!)

So there you have it!         Sizi

Ps: No SCAR isn’t quite that green and colorful yet this Spring but it got your attention didn’t it!