Handipets Pets In Need

Merced CA: Chi with broken pelvis.10 lbs.

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on May 27, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Merced CA: Chi with broken pelvis.10 lbs.

Crossposting for A042181 in Merced County pound in Merced, CA whose record may be found here . To save him contact Dana ddulaney@wac.com wac.com at Merced County Animal Control
at (209) 385-7436 — “I am a male, brown and white Chihuahua – Smooth
Coated mix. Maybe 2 yrs old. Been at shelter since May 13.”

Donations needed for MRI and possible surgery

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on May 26, 2008

Misti Colon submitted the following Information:
Email mistinedgar630@aol.com
Location Long Branch NJ

Dear People who we don’t know but implore for help:

We are the Colon family in Long Branch NJ. Our beloved PitBull
love machine, Boo Boo, who loves bunnies and birds and kitties and us
(and goodies) somehow hurt her cervical disc(s) in her spine, thus pinching
a vital nerve of her left leg. We aren’t 100% sure because she suddenly
appeared injured and $1000.00 we didn’t have but have spent later, we’re told
she needs an MRI and possibly surgery. It has been weeks and we have tried
medicines and crate rest but her left leg goes limp. at times, she
can “semi walk” but walks on the knuckle/joint above her paw. Her
paw and or toes get curled in and sometimes, she falls!

We have to carry her outside to pee and poo and she’s not allowed
to walk on her own. She’s 50ish pounds and I anm 5 feet tall but I struggle
and carry her because I love her like a child. My husband has a bad knee
and a hernia (we have no health insurance) and he carries her, too!
That’s how much we love her! We have cried and cried and neeeeed
your help!

My husband had surgery in Feb and just went back to work in
March. He works at the Olive garden (for 15 years) and only makes
$14.90/hr. and never gets 40 hours but rather 35-36, somewhere in there.

I just started to work for a new job in Jan. 2008 and was let go
on April 20 because the company I worked for lost the contract with
the hospital I was employed by. I have no job but have been online
day and night. I have an Associates Degree as a Human Service Professional
and in NJ without your Bachelors or Masters, you cannot get licensed
in socialwork, hence; most hobs only want to pay me $12/13/hr.
With $1300 rent, $125 budget electric, $110 gas budget, $311 car
insurance, $10 AOL, $200 cell phones a month (have adhd teen)
and an old, 8 cylinder car, we really struggle and juggle.

We keep a very simple eye, don’t have cable, never go out and have
a teenager and a menagerie of pets who we care for. We are not
eccentric collectors and out of responsibility in our natures as well as
finances, we don’t and won’t have anymore pets. (2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 birds
a rabbit and a guinea pig) (Boo Boo is one of our 2 dogs.)

We have never asked for your help but we’re beside ourselves.

We found Boo Boo our beloved babydog (She’s 7 in July.)
when we lost our baby daughter (I was 5.5 months pregnant.)
and we cannot even imagine her having to be euthanized.


In God’s love and through prayer we
sincerely ask,

Misti & Ed Colon
(732) 804-1748
49 Atlantic Avenue Apt. #3
Long Branch NJ 07740

Special Needs Kittens in New Jersey need Loving Home

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on May 26, 2008

Toby and Lucy are approximately 8 weeks old. They were both born
missing a portion of one of their hind legs. They get around well by
hopping. Toby is missing only his toes, but it seems to be painful
for him to put any weight on the rest of his limb. He may require
another amputation in the future. For the meantime, he just hops
around like Lucy. Lucy is missing her leg right below the knee. She
is slower to get around than Toby, but gets along just fine.

Toby is the adventurous brother. He is very curious and was always
the first kitten to figure things out. He learned how to eat dry
food when he was 3 weeks old! He also loves attention and has a
mighty purr!! He is also extremely patient and has a wonderful

Lucy is the cuddler. She developed a tad slower than her siblings
because of her more significant disability. Because of this, she was
always sitting in my lap. Whenever I walk into their room, she looks
up at me with the cutest face that is begging me to sit down so she
can crawl into my lap. She is the sweetest girl with a calm and
loving personality.

Toby and Lucy need a family who will love them for who they are.
They need someone to constantly inspect their limbs to make sure they
don’t develop sores that could lead to an additional amputation.
They also need a family that is financial able and willing to pay for
any additional surgeries if it becomes necessary. These two kittens
are precious and full of energy. They will make a wonderful addition
to any family!

Please email me if you are interested in meeting these sweet babies.


3-legged cat in search of loving home!

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on May 26, 2008

I am a very special kitty who is looking for someone very special to take care of me. I only have three legs and have had a bit of a rough life. My family had gotten some kittens and we didn’t get along very well so they gave me up. I am extremely talkative and would love to have someone to chat with. Someone who could pet me and love me and brush me. I don’t care much for other kitties or dogs because I think they will make fun of me and my three legs. I may need a little bit of an extra hand now and again and someone who can be a little sympathetic to me and my needs but I promise that the love I would give back to you makes it all worth it.

Email info@fancycats.org to help “Kelsey” find her way.