Happy Tails

Missy

This is Missy. As you can see she's searching....she's searching every car that drives by on Rt. 360, every car in the parking lot, every face that passes...she's searching for her family. Missy has been waiting far too long. Let's find her a home for Christmas. She's a tiny Chihuahua, a bit persnickety (what Chihuahua isn't), but she is easily won over by food and adores her caregivers. She is great with other dogs and cats and would be best in an adult only home. Help Southside SPCA find Missy her home...by a crackling fire, under the stockings hung with care, next to the sparkling lights of the tree...no one should be alone at the holidays!

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Rescues

Jumping for Joy

Today was a big day. A day that has been 2 years and 5 months in the making. In May of 2013 the Southside SPCA responded to a call for help. Little did we know it would be a landmark rescue for our shelter. 82 dogs from a single hoarder home would be removed by our shelter staff in just two days! Gradually we were able to place the bulk of these dogs in adoptive homes or with other reputable rescues...but in the end we were left with the harder to place, the "unadoptables". It took some time and rehabilitation, but eventually those found loving, patient homes too. And then there was one..."Joy". Joy was a female, Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix that had neurological issues from having been run over by a car. Her gate was exaggerated and her balance slightly off, but otherwise a normal dog. But, the stress of living with so many other dogs and having only limited human interaction had taken its toll. She was afraid of most people and would use her teeth if need be. But, as we are a non-euthanizing animal shelter, she would have as much time as she needed to come around. I'm happy to report, that time has come. Today Joy has begun her final chapter. She will finally be a loved and treasured family member with her new adoptive parents. So we close the books on this rescue. Number 82 has left the building, and we're all Jumping for Joy!!!

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Adoptions

New Hope for Pocket Beagles

We recently rescued these two tiny Pocket Beagles from a local animal control.  The two puppies were in desperate need of medical care!  Their little bodies were ravaged with sarcoptic mange that left their skin raw and hairless, and the effects of a vitamin deficiency were immediately evident.  The poor puppies had Rickets which causes their legs to curl inward.  Luckily both ailments are treatable, and under our care they should fully recover and grow to be healthy and happy dogs.  Due to the large number of animals we rescue and the vast amount of miles we cover, finding animals in need like these two is all too common.  It is only through the kind donations of our supporters that we are able to care for these sweet pups.  We are sure they will one day find themselves in their forever home!

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Rescues