Pets of the Week: Lulu & Taz
Lulu a beautiful 4-year-old pedigreed red-point Javanese looking for a new home. Javanese (and Balinese) are the longhaired version of the Siamese. Unlike a fluffy Persian, the coat is silky and doesn't mat. Lulu is a very petite girl — just 6 pounds. She also enjoys lap time and loves to play with her kitty toys. Although she gets along with other cats, she needs to be an only cat as she has tested positive for FeLV.
She is in good health and was previously vaccinated for FeLV so it may be that she was exposed and developed immunity or she is healthy but a carrier. She would make a wonderful companion for someone looking for a new friend. She's very sweet, vocal and purrs the moment you start petting her. She likes to reach out with her front paw and hold on to your finger, or just to reach out and touch your face, arm, leg, whatever is near her.She is truly a wonderful kitty and deserves a loving home. Interested adopters should research FeLV or ask their veterinarian to learn more.
Southern California Siamese Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit group. They do not have a shelter — all of their cats are fostered in private homes and can be viewed at www.siameserescue.org. Siamese Cat Rescue's greatest challenge is finding foster homes for their rescues. There are always more needy cats than they have room for. Contact them if you are interested in volunteering, donating, fostering or adopting.
This is Taz, a wonderful Rottweiler who is currently being cared for by CageFree K9 Rescue Foundation. Taz would like to share his story in his own words:
I'm a survivor! Photo courtesy of CageFree K9 Rescue Foundation.
"I'm a 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler. In early August 2011, I was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The driver of the truck took the time to stop and pick up his front license plate which was knocked off by the impact of the accident, but he didn't have the decency to help me. He literally left me for dead lying the middle of the street. Luckily, some friendly onlookers saw what happened and stopped to help me. They took me to the animal shelter, where CageFree K9 Rescue found me and immediately rescued me! They rushed me directly to the vet who quickly ascertained that my front left leg had sustained severe nerve damage during the accident. My leg has since been amputated & I get around great on 3 legs. All in all, I feel like a lucky guy just to be alive! I'm a total sweetheart and I know I'll make a special family very happy one day. So please contact CageFree if you're interested in adopting me!"CageFree K-9 Rescue Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit no-kill all-breed dog rescue group located in Los Angeles dedicated to finding great homes for great dogs. The majority of our rescues come from the many Los Angeles animal shelters and are screened for temperament and sociability. CageFree K-9 Rescue focuses on pulling "red-listed" dogs before they are euthanized. Each and every dog receives the medical attention and emotional support they need until they are placed with their new forever family. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered prior to placement.