Happy Tails

Vinny (Fin) finds his Forever Home

Who needs Santa Claus...the gifts just keep coming!! The fabulous Gray Family, in addition to joining our fundraiser yesterday, came to the shelter today and adopted Vinny (now named Fin)! It seems that Captain Tami Gray of Wicked Tuna Outer Banks just couldn't live without him! Thank you, Tami Gray and family, for supporting our shelter!  What a great end to a fabulous weekend!

Adoptions

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