Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Georgia Brown finds a home

Our Sweet Georgia Brown was adopted today by some wonderful folks named Hugh & Nancy Keatley from Beckley, WV. They found her on The ARK of Cleveland's Petfinder.com page and called about her. After hearing that she was still available, they made the five hour trip to pick her up.

When asked if they were just "Labrador people" they laughed and said, "We're chocolate Lab people."

Thanks to the Keatley's for caring about Georgia Brown so much they made the long trip for her. I think they'll agree, she was worth the trip!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ARK Volunteer Jeanne Hagar

Jeanne has been a faithful volunteer for about five months now. She's an avid runner, who ran the San Fransico Marathon in 1997. She has a deep love for animals and the environment. Here's Jeanne holding Miss Kitty, one of her favorite cats at the ARK of Cleveland. Miss Kitty has had surgery on her foot to correct a birth defect. The foot unfortunately has not healed properly, but that doesn't stop her from playing and giving lots of love.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why spay/neuter is so important

Here are some interesting facts I've picked up lately. According to, Rescued, Saving Animals from Disaster, by Allen and Linda Anderson, and un-spayed female cat can generate up to 420,000 descendants in 6 yrs. An un-spayed female dog can give birth to 67,000.

Those are startling stats!

An interesting tid-bit I saw in the informative magazine, Animal Wellness, (Aug./Sept 2008) warns about the dangers of not spaying young females before their first heat cycle. They have an increased risk of breast cancer. In dogs, the risk is almost zero if spayed before their first heat. It rises to about 25% for dogs spayed after the first heat.

You can read more about this in the above mentioned book and magazine.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bridgett has found a home

It's always nice to report that an animal has found their forever home. Bridgett was picked up a few weeks ago by a lovely couple who drove 5 hours round trip to make her part of their family. She has a new beagle brother named, Buddy who adores her.

Thanks for making room in the family for a little girl who's had a really hard life until now.