Posts Tagged "foster"

Four-Legged Buddy Seeks Two-Legged Atlanta Buddy: Urgent Foster Need

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Four-Legged Buddy Seeks Two-Legged Atlanta Buddy: Urgent Foster Need

This friendly, broad-chested, smiley fellow with the perky ears and tail that goes *thump* *thump* *thump* was found in the Stone Mountain area by a good Samaritan who recognized that he was homeless.  The big-hearted animal lover took him to a vet’s office in the hopes that the vet could help Buddy.  The vet agreed to let Buddy hang out for a while and also made sure that Buddy was healthy.  He even neutered Buddy at no cost to help Buddy along the path to finding a forever home.  Buddy is less than 2 years old, so he’s a young dog, and weighs around 70 pounds. SNAP got the chance to meet Buddy and we instantly became huge fans!  So now the four-legged Buddy is looking for a two-legged buddy…a forever buddy of his very own.  SNAP has admitted Buddy into our adoption program, but we need your help.  There are multiple ways that you can help: Buddy needs a foster until we can find his forever home.  Do you have room in your home for a big love of a dog?  Buddy gets along with other dogs and has not had any potty accidents while he’s been with SNAP.  If you can take Buddy as a foster, SNAP will cover the cost of his food and any vetting costs. Because we don’t have any vacancies in our foster homes, we are boarding Buddy at the cost of $10 a day.  We would appreciate your contribution to offset Buddy’s costs!  http://snap-2it.org/you-can-help/contribute/ Please share Buddy’s picture with your friends.  We locate countless new fosters and resources for SNAP through word of mouth. To meet Buddy, drop us a note and remember to track where he will be on our Facebook page.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Buddy...

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[Returned to Owner! ]Urgent Need for Atlanta Foster: Tiny Boston Terrier, 15 pounds, SNAP Pays all Vetting and Expenses

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Earlier this morning, our SNAP founder was preparing to attend the last day of the PetSmart’s annual adoption event when she felt something brush against her leg…and turning around, found this tiny fellow, sniffing around for food and smiling up at her. This little man – we’re calling him Boston temporarily – appears to be a pure bred Boston terrier.  To be honest, we don’t know much about him yet, except that he needs help. SNAP is urgently seeking someone to foster Boston until we can locate a permanent forever home.  SNAP will provide all vetting and food costs; you provide the housing and the love.  Even if you can only commit to a week or two, that will give us the time to find a more permanent solution for foster and forever care. Boston is a small brown and white terrier with bright brown eyes.  Since he hasn’t been to the vet, we can’t be sure of his exact age, but he is a relatively young dog, although not a puppy.  He has white socks, a spotty white muzzle, and white chest.  Boston has perky ears that fly up when he’s curious, and a waggy brown tail. He’s comfortable on a leash and responds to human voices.  Boston is not yet fixed, but SNAP will pay for all vetting, including his neuter, and help with transport to and from as well. We desperately need someone to open their heart and their home to this little beautiful boy.  Our foster homes are full, and we need to find Boston a place that affords both him and us some time, some breathing room, and a chance at a future.  Because of the urgent nature of this request, please call our SNAP phone at 404-957-6914 or email us at...

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ADOPTED! 1.5 Pounds of Kitten Love: Little Bit Needs a Foster

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ADOPTED! 1.5 Pounds of Kitten Love:  Little Bit Needs a Foster

Every animal that SNAP helps is special – but sometimes, the unexpected ones work their way into our volunteers’ hearts that extra little bit more.  So it is with this tiny ginger girl, aptly named Little Bit. One of our SNAP volunteers was at a local clinic recently when a man brought in this tiny kitten.  He wasn’t quite sure what to do with her – but knew that she needed to be fixed.  However, she was far too small to be fixed, and also sick.  The man’s plan was to simply re-release her to the outdoors, leave her to Mother Nature’s devices, and hopefully re-trap her when she was old enough to be spayed. That plan was a no-go for our volunteer, since it would likely result in the cat’s death or injury.  She quickly took the tiny fur ball into her care and dubbed her Little Bit.  Little Bit settled instantly into our volunteer’s household and follows around the man of the house “like a dog.”  She is fully domesticated – not feral at all. In the next week or so, once she has been well long enough, Little Bit will need a foster home.  She loves to play with other kittens – but needs someone her tiny size!  If you’re interested in fostering or adopting Little Bit, drop us a line and/or fill out an online volunteer application. After all, everyone’s got room for a Little Bit more in their...

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Looking for a Hero to Help a Mother Heal

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Looking for a Hero to Help a Mother Heal

We’re not sure who once called Foxy Lady a member of their family, but we are sure that she’s been loved before.  On her way to the vet a few days ago, Foxy insisted on taking the ride with one paw in our volunteer’s hand for comfort.  This dog knew a real family at some point in her young life, long before a SNAP supporter spotted her and a puppy dodging traffic on Post Road outside of Atlanta. Foxy Lady likes people, and smiles with her whole body when approached with an open hand ready to give a treat or pet her head.  She is gentle, loving, and we believe she has sacrificed her own well being for her puppy.  Like two- and four-legged mothers around the world, Foxy Lady doesn’t eat until Fawn has filled her stomach.  The puppy, who we named Fawn because of her delicate coloring and shy manner, is healthy. Foxy Lady is another story.  Our vet confirmed that Foxy Lady has been a mother many, many times over, far more often than any animal should have to endure, particularly without food, shelter, or medical care. Living in the streets is difficult for any domestic animal – but living in the streets while trying to care for litter after litter of puppies has taken its toll on Foxy Lady.  She is thinner than she should be, and has been diagnosed with a case of heart worms. To recover from heart worms, Foxy will undergo a series of treatments.  While she is healing, she must remain calm, quiet and stress-free for a few weeks.  This healing period is all important because normal activities like a game of catch – or chasing a playful puppy – could result in a clump of the worms which the treatments have killed breaking loose and ending her life.  With a quiet environment and compassionate caregivers, we fully expect Foxy to recover from the heart worms, and go on to find a forever family. That’s why SNAP-2IT is looking for a hero to help this mother heal. SNAP is seeking foster homes for Foxy Lady and Fawn.  Foxy Lady will require a peaceful, secluded environment where she can be safely sequestered while she is treated for heart worms.  She needs to be sheltered and loved, away from the stress of trying to survive day-to-day and care for Fawn.  Once Foxy is well, thanks to your support of SNAP’s mission to spay and neuter unaltered animals, Foxy Lady will be spayed and permanently retire from motherhood. Six-month-old Fawn, who is already spayed and fully vetted, also needs a loving foster family, preferably away from Foxy.  Fawn has never belonged to a human family, although we believe she has met unkind humans because she shies away from raised hands.  Fawn’s foster family needs to help her learn to trust humans before SNAP can find her a forever home.  Fawn has shown no aggression towards humans; she is just a little skittish and needs an understanding, patient family to help her learn. Can you be a hero for Foxy Lady and Fawn?  Comment here or email snap@comcast.net for details. SNAP-2IT provides all food, medicine, and takes care of vet appointments for fostered animals.  You provide the love. Fawn smiles! Fawn is shy, but wants to meet her forever family. Fawn is puppy cute, and wants to play! Foxy has started to gain weight now that she doesn’t starve herself to feed Fawn. Foxy Lady likes to hold hands when she rides in the car. Foxy needs a foster while she is treated for heart...

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