LAUREN & PUPSMike and I went up to help out Karen for a few days at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue January 8-11.
PUP ONEPUP TWOWe absolutely love going up to see all the animals and help out in any way. While we were up there, we helped with watering, feeding, walking, and organized the supply bins in cat house.
RLRR IN WINTERIt was freezing on Saturday morning (my eyelashes froze together!), but other than that, the weather was fine.
HERMIEBISCUITWe had two cats, Hermie and Biscuit, come and spend time with us in the bedroom for two of the nights. They were such great little cats - playful and loving! Hermie went to Tri-County and Biscuit to an RLRR foster home.
SUKAOn Sunday, we drove to Redby to pick up a medium sized white dog, who we named Suka. She was scared at first, but we managed to get a slip lead around her and into the van. Back at the shelter, Suka was very happy to get some food. She ate the whole bowl of food and downed water like there was no tomorrow. We let her into our room for awhile that night and she turned out to be a sweetheart. She absolutely loved getting brushed and pet - things I'm sure she has rarely, if ever, received in her life. Suka will be looking for a warm home where she can gets tons of TLC.
BIG REDWhile in Redby, we also picked up another dog who appeared to have blood on his neck and back. It turned out to only be tomato sauce, so we were relieved. We named him Big Red because of his gorgeous strawberry blonde coloring. He was very happy to have some dog food and ate a ton. He is a big sweetheart, as well! While petting him in his kennel, he laid his head in my lap and rolled over to get his belly rubbed. He has already been neutered, which is great news! Big Red is also looking for a foster home where he can get plenty of belly rubs!
SHILOHShiloh is a dog who has been at the shelter for awhile. She came in nursing 12 pups - some of her own, some from another litter. After she was done nursing them, she took over for Jaycee, who was tired of nursing her own pups. Shiloh runs around with the pack of dogs at the shelter and is extremely hard to catch. Even though she'll come up to people, she shies away if anyone gets too close to her or makes an advance. Mike and I were trying to build a trust with her, so we could hopefully catch her and have her go to a Pet Haven foster home. Well, I caught her and she was taken into a secure kennel. However, when she was being taken on a walk, she chewed through the slip lead and was gone!
The evening before the transport, we were desperately trying to catch her again. We finally cornered her under the car and got a leash around her neck. We took her inside to spend the night with us and sleep in a comfy bed. We are so glad this girl got to be on the transport! She is very, very sweet once she gets to know you. She loves to roll over and get her belly rubbed, too. I know she will make a loyal and loving companion to someone special one day.
JAZZMonday came quickly and we had to leave to get back to our own furballs.We transported 19 animals out of the shelter: 10 cats and kittens went to Tri-County, 1 cat and 2 small dogs went to RLRR fosters, 3 pups went to MARS, 1 pup went to Animal Angels and 2 dogs went to Pet Haven.
-Lauren & Mike
STARVING DOXIEKAREN SAYS:
We want to thank Lauren & Mike for all their hard work and commitment to the animals at the shelter. We look forward to their every visit.
CREAM CHIOn the way out they took ll cats and 8 dogs on to other rescues and shelters. Animals went to Tricounty Humane Society, MARS, RLRR Petfinder fosters and Pet Haven.
Karen and RLRR