Thank you to all of our friends & supporters.
Without your donations, we could not have helped save so many grateful creatures in 2016. Whether rescued from the streets or from inhumane conditions; every companion animal we save is fully vetted, rehabilitated in foster homes or with trainers and finally placed in the loving, caring home they deserved. Through our programs, we assisted families with medical and training costs in order for them to continue providing loving homes for their beloved pets. We also contributed to surgeries and training costs, to enable the rescue of animals who would otherwise have not been responsibly rescued from the shelter system. We hope you will continue to support our efforts in 2017.
Here are a few of the sweet creatures whose lives changed for the better in 2016:
Gracie, abandoned and alone on the streets, protected and cared for her lone surviving puppy, Oscar.
Of course with the special bond they formed, we made sure they were adopted into a loving home together.
Scrounging for food at a fast food restaurant, JRT x, Jackson was re-habilitated and now enjoys life on a ranch with his horse friends, and naps on his big brother !
For another great family who had wanted to adopt him, we found Pippa. She & another un- spayed stray dog, Julie, filthy, matted and starved, had followed a little boy home from school ( he must have had something tasty in his backpack ! )
Nora was so scared when we first rescued her, she cowered in the back of the crate, then hid under a bed for three days. Slowly this shy Akita x puppy, learned to trust again, and after months in a caring foster home, is confident & happily enjoying lots of adventures with her new family.
Sometimes a smile says it all !
Older dogs can be more of a challenge to place, especially when they may have developed a few quirks along the way, but here are three sweet dogs, all herding breeds, who had fallen on bad luck ( one lost her Mom to cancer and was taken to the pound by an uncaring family, the other two were left behind in yards when families moved ) These herder breeds are highly intelligent, sensitive dogs who were so grateful to feel safe and loved again, they never stop smiling
Cowboy & Bowie
Senior dogs, especially with medical issues can take even longer to find the right home for, and it takes a special person to give their heart to a dog, knowing the time they will share with them is limited. COWBOY & BOWIE were both abandoned dogs with the sweetest natures, who required continued medical care in order to place them in loving homes. Sadly, Bowie, who we knew to be around 12 years old and riddled with arthritis, succumbed to cancer months after an exceptional family took him home because “ we want to give back by adopting an older dog, to repay all the dogs who brought us so much joy over the years.” To provide comfort and love in this way, is a special and most noble kindness indeed.
The same kindness is found in people who decide to adopt dogs who have all the cards stacked against them. Breed, age, and most of all, behavioral issues that are deemed impossible to resolve due to their past abuses. PALOMA is one such dog. Living in a kennel for three years almost broke her spirit, and certainly contributed to the cancer which was later discovered in the form of a tumor on her head. Despite the fact she was such an affectionate, loving girl toward everyone she met, the chances of finding the right home were slim. Then along came Meri ! Within days, Paloma was settled in her home and without the stress of her previous existence, she exhibited signs of pure joy all day long, enthralling her new parents with her antics. Even when it became increasingly clear, despite all the efforts made, that Paloma could never be fully trusted with other dogs, even when the cancer was first discovered, even when Meri and her husband had their first baby………….nothing deterred these wonderful people from keeping the dog they loved with all their hearts.
Jasper & Mochi
Both of these wonderful dogs, JASPER & MOCHI, had been living lives of neglect and suffering, kenneled for over two years, but both were so grateful to be rescued from that horrible existence, they soon forgot their sorrows . The wonderful lesson dogs teach us is to forgive and move on . These two can never get enough belly rubs to make up for lost time !
We care about felines just as much as canines !
With invaluable help from our wonderful volunteer foster families, we help as many cats and kittens as possible. Here are just a few of them. As with dogs, we ensure that all of the cats in our care are fully vetted, including testing for FIV & FELV ( we placed two FIV positive cats recently ! ) spay, vaccines, microchipping. We only adopt cats into indoor homes for safety reasons. We adopt kittens in pairs, unless there is
an existing playful cat in the home. Here are a few of the cats and litters of kittens we rescued and placed in 2016. Senior cats are perfect for senior citizens !
View our Adoptable Dogs and Cats
We Need Your Help
The only way we can continue to help more animals in need is with your support.
We take a lot of animals into our care that need training or have medical conditions, including seniors and special needs dogs and cats. We never board animals, we place them in good foster homes and provide all needed supplies until the right home is found. creatureKIND is a 501c3 non profit so your donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for caring!
It takes a lot to break a dog’s spirit. A dog’s ability to love, even when abused, is tremendous. It’s spirit and willingness to love and to be a companion over rides all else.