Posts Tagged "spay"

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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Tortie Girl Finds Her Forever Home

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Tortie Girl Finds Her Forever Home

Tortie Girl has been a favorite with SNAP volunteers and visitors ever since she arrived at our Howell Mill location.  This gentle girl loves to play, and purrs when you pay attention to her. Although we will miss visiting with her, we are thrilled that she went home with her adoptive mother this week. Are you interested in adopting?  You can visit the I-75 and Howell Mill PetSmart to view adoptable animals at any time.  The adoption center is manned Saturday afternoons, and we are also at the Buckhead PetSmart on Saturday afternoons. From the comfort of your home, you can view our adoptable animals, and even fill in an adoption form...

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A New Beginning Thanks to Second Life

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A New Beginning Thanks to Second Life

SNAP appreciates a recent grant courtesy of Second Life Upscale Thrift Store of Atlanta in the amount of $250.  Second Life’s donation allowed us to help three very special animals: Rae is a buff-colored love bug who won’t quit purring..and has a bob tail.  She was rescued from a trailer park where SNAP helps manage the feral colony.  Second Life’s donation covered the cost of Rae’s spay and all necessary vetting.  Rae is ready to meet her forever family thanks to Second Life’s help. Fawn is a lovely, fully-vetted six month old puppy who was rescued with her mother, Foxy.  Second Life’s generous donation made spaying Fawn possible, and covered all of Fawn’s vetting, too.  Fawn is now ready to be placed with a foster family for socialization.  If you can help, please contact snap@comcast.net. Jenny Lynn is a tiny gray tabby who was rescued at a Fire Department! Because of Second Life’s help, we were able to spay Jenny Lynn and get her ready for adoption by bringing her up to date on all vaccinations and tests.  She went home with her forever mother last weekend. Please remember Second Life for all your gently used items.  They have a truly amazing mission – to help support organizations who support animals – so we’d like to encourage all SNAP supporters to both donate to them, and visit them to shop. Rae has gone to live with her forever family. Fawn is waiting for her foster! Fire-Cat-Chief Jenny...

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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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A Late Night Phone Call Eases Nerves

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A Late Night Phone Call Eases Nerves

We recently received this thank you from a friend, and wanted to share. Kyla, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the phone call last Sunday in response to my problems with the cat named Princess. I’m elated to report that Dr. McColgan and Dr. Tyler operated today and that all went well. Your guidance and concern meant a great deal in all my anxiety. And I am sincerely impressed at your kind offer to help to prepare her for surgery with all the other things that  you have going on.  With much appreciation,  Dotty Lee btw I just made an electronic contribution to the Snap-2 It spay and neuter...

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