Saturday, June 29, 2013

I am a baby with a nurturing, motherly personality.

Mahealani ("heavenly moonlight") is a Chihuahua mix puppy and social butterfly who loves people, cats, and dogs. 

She is about 8 months of age, spayed, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Mahealani's front right leg was broken so severely it could not be saved, but she has adjusted well to life on three legs. 

She recovered from her amputation surgery in a foster home and helped her foster family greet and welcome rescued newborn motherless kittens who also needed wonderful foster care.

 She is reportedly pad-trained and housetrained. 

Please ask for Mahealani specifically by name when you visit.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby Mackey triumphantly debuts for adoption today!

Baby Mackey, debuting for adoption on June 28

Baby Mackey, in April, being bottle-fed by Zak Bagans, host & star of Ghost Adventures.
We rescued Baby Mackey from another shelter.  He was just two weeks old, without a mother, and in dire need of nurturing care.

We placed him in a very loving foster home and his foster mom worked tirelessly to save him, feeding him by bottle every few hours.

During his foster care, Baby Mackey was socialized with cats, dogs, and rabbits (and sugar gliders and a pot belly pig).  His foster mom says he loves stealing shoes, playing in the water, and snuggling in your arms to give you puppy kisses.

Baby Mackey is now 3 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

He is a super cute blend of many breeds, including Retriever, and expected to grow to medium or large size.  His blue eye, his left eye, may have diminished vision.

I am a sporty little guy with a winning personality. Can I join your family?

BJ is an entertaining boy with a happy-go-lucky disposition and he is ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

He is a Maltese mix, about 9 years of age, neutered, and great with other dogs.  Please plan and budget for regular professional grooming.

BJ needed us because his previous owners thought they were allergic to him. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this very fun portrait to help BJ find a loving, forever home. 

It's also a clue to our next big fundraising event, which will be announced very soon (and you may want to save the afternoon of August 11 for the animals!).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I have seen and survived hardship no baby should have to endure.

Gus Gus is just a puppy, 7 months of age, but his eyes and demeanor suggest the wisdom and insight of a senior dog. 

This may be because this baby boy triumphantly survived an often fatal disease.  Gus Gus was suffering from parvo at the time of rescue.  We rushed him into a veterinary hospital for emergency care.  He eventually made a full and complete recovery! 

Gus Gus is a uniquely attractive Beagle & Dachshund mix, neutered, good with other dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety. 

Special thanks to the generous, compassionate donors who enabled us to provide him with the advanced medical care necessary to save his life.

Snuggling next to you will warm both of our hearts.

Sissy delights in cuddling next to you on the couch or purring in your arms.  She is a darling brown tabby, about 4 months of age, now spayed and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Sissy loves other cats and toys that rattle when she bats at them. 

At the time of rescue she was feral (undomesticated) and just a few weeks old, but her foster mom has done wonders socializing her -- progress that needs to continue in an experienced, indoor-only, forever home. 

Please ask for Sissy by name when you visit.

The Duckling Pups are debuting for adoption today!

Dewey

Huey

Louie
Huey, Dewey, and Louie are comical, super cute baby brothers nicknamed "The Duckling Pups" after Donald Duck's three nephews.

They are a blend of many breeds, including Retriever, and expected to grow to large size.  The boys are now 4 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

At the time of rescue they had been abandoned behind a convenience store.  Since then, they have been lovingly raised and socialized in a foster home.

Please give them kind guidance, stability, and basic training.  Please puppy-proof your homes and yards for their safety.

The boys can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair, or the trio, for lifelong companionship.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I am a sweet little bundle of dynamite!

At the time of rescue this tiny baby boy was found in a mechanic shop by an employee and nobody knew how he got there. 

We named him Kendall and he is now 3 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Kendall is a jazzy kitten who loves pouncing on his toys, chasing your shoe laces, and making "happy feet" on your chest when you're laying down. 

Please carefully kitten-proof your home for his safety.

Please shield me from further hate, ignorance, and cruelty.

Once Emily trusts you, she is glued to your side, as your kind presence helps her believe she can live in a world free of any further violence and cruelty. 

A monster wounded her soul with hitting and screaming, but her spirit will bloom in a stable, experienced, gentle home environment. 

Emily is a lovely Cocker Spaniel, 2 years young, spayed girl, ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Emily is good with other dogs, reportedly crate-trained, and needs regular professional grooming. 

Please help find a hero for Emily so she only sees the best of human nature from now on.

A tourist removed me from danger.

At the time of rescue this tiny baby girl was found by a tourist in downtown Las Vegas looking for her mom or food. 

We named her Janessa and she is now 3 months of age, spayed, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please kitten-proof your home for her safety.

Janessa is a tuxedo-clad kitten, full of personality and pizzazz, and she loves playing with toys. 

She enjoys other cats and needs an indoor-only, loving, forever home so that she never again experiences the loneliness and danger of being outdoors on her own.

Will you please take a look at the new me?


Lexi is a magical, endearing girl who is ready for a loving, forever home.

At the time of rescue she was confused and distraught, so we are celebrating her progress (thanks to compassionate volunteers and staff) with these new portraits courtesy of the wonderful Pet'ographique.

Lexi is a Miniature Pinscher mix, about 8 years of age, spayed, housetrained, crate-trained, and good with other sweet dogs, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Will you let me be your greatest admirer?

Buddy would love to be your most devoted, gentle companion. 

He looks at you, his eyes full of love and admiration, and he softly talks with you throughout the day as he listens to your thoughts and feelings. 

Buddy is a 16-pound sweetheart, 13 years of age, a neutered boy, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

His form of diabetes is managed well with a special diet -- which will be supplied to his adopter in abundance -- instead of insulin shots. 

Buddy needed us due to his previous owners' declining health.  Please help him find a hero for his twilight years.

The Outlaw Puppies debut for adoption today!

Blitz

Bonnie

Clyde

Madison

Mia

Sage
At the time of rescue these puppies were newborns at another shelter and had lost their mother.  They needed urgent, immediate care.

We rescued them and placed them in nurturing foster homes for bottle-feeding, socialization, and other vital care. 

Now, months later, "The Outlaw Puppies" are 3 months of age, spayed/neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please puppy-proof your homes and yards for their safety.

Blitz and Clyde are boys.  Bonnie, Madison, Mia, and Sage are girls.  All six are rambunctiously playful, well socialized, and full of pep and spirit.

We expect The Outlaw Puppies to grow to medium or large size.  They are a blend of many breeds, perfectly cute and unique.

They can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong companionship. 

I have naturally painted eyes and an unmatchable zest for life!


"Anna", aka Anaconda, named for her stunning and unique eye coloring, is an exuberant Bully mix puppy debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is exceptionally playful and athletic, always ready for adventure, and eager to start her new life.  Anna is about 6 months of age and now spayed. 

At the time of rescue she was near a Las Vegas freeway with no sign of responsible ownership (no ID tags, no microchip ID, and then unspayed). 

An active lifestyle routine, with kind guidance and basic training, is ideal for this baby girl.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Everyone and everything fascinates me!

Sebastian is a rescued tuxedo kitten -- a playful, sweet bundle of dynamite! -- debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He was found under a car with no mother or siblings in sight. 

Sebastian is about 3 months of age and now neutered.  Please kitten-proof your home for his safety.

He loves interacting with other cats and he is fascinated by all toys, especially the ones that dangle. 

Pippi, a young Peke-A-Poo for adoption, full of joy for life!


Pippi is a sunny, enthusiastic young girl with a lustrous personality and beaming smile.

She is a Peke-A-Poo (Pekingese & Poodle mix), 1 year of age, spayed, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Pippi adores people and dogs.  She is a social butterfly, so plenty of quality time with her daily is absolutely essential.

Please plan and budget for regular professional grooming.

At the time of rescue Pippi was at another shelter and had an ear infection.  We had her treated and she has recovered well.

I am a 129-pound lap dog!

Pee Wee is a huge, lovable sweetheart debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a Great Dane & Mastiff mix, about 6 years of age and now neutered.  Large dog experience is preferred for his adoption.

Pee Wee likes to play ball and he is reportedly compatible with older kids and large female dogs.  (He reportedly did not get along with male dogs, but that was before he was neutered.) 

Pee Wee is good-natured, blessed with a sweet soul.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I seek an island of kindness in an ocean of chaos.

Chloe is a bashful little lady who worries how she is supposed to fit into this crazy world. 

She shines though with gentle, soft-spoken people and her self-esteem will continue to build beautifully in a stable, loving home environment. 

Chloe is a beautiful, petite Miniature Pinscher, about 5 years of age, spayed, good with other dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Chloe's nose and jaw lean right (likely from birth) and function normally. 

We rescued her from another shelter that asked for our help because she was so shy.

Do you please have a quiet room where I can have my babies?

Saylar is a rescued pregnant young cat expected to give birth in about one week. 

She needs a quiet, comfortable room where she can peacefully birth and raise her babies for the next 3 months. 

If you can help Saylar or any of the other rescued pregnant cats, please visit Nevada SPCA today (Saturday) before 5pm and ask for Lonnie.

Saylar is a calm, pensive girl, just 1 year of age.  At the time of rescue she had been abandoned outdoors and she was persistently pleading with a family for them to let her indoors to have her babies.

My babies and I were roaming, on our own, begging for kindness.

At the time of rescue London had five puppies, about 6 weeks of age, reportedly found wandering in a neighborhood. 

London's puppies are still in foster care, but this young mom is now spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

London is a very gentle Longhair Dachshund mix, 2 years of age, and compatible with dogs and older kids. 

She longs for stability and kindness, with a calm home environment best for her.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tiger tabby kittens debuting for adoption today!

Arrow

Finnigan

O'Malley
These three playful baby boys -- Arrow, Finnigan, and O'Malley -- are now 3 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

The brothers have been very well socialized in a loving foster home since their rescue.  They enjoy people and other cats, and they are especially confident and self-assured at such a young age.

Please kitten-proof your home for their safety.

The boys can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair, or the trio, for lifelong companionship.

Being kicked hurt my soul more than my body.

Please help us find Angelina a hero.  She is a 12-year-old sweetheart whose previous owner died. 

She was devoted to him, but her emotional distress extends beyond heartbreak to reports that other family/household members "hated her" and would kick her to get her out of their way.  (We are sharing all information with authorities.) 

Angelina is understandably terrified of strangers, unable to walk on a leash without panicking, and scared in new situations that violence will again come her way. 

But soft-spoken and gentle volunteers and staff are making good progress with her.  Angelina wants so much to trust again, so there is no question she will continue blooming in the right home environment. 

Angelina is a very petite, golden Chihuahua mix, spayed, and great with other calm dogs.

Heroes needed! Today's urgent foster home needs for newborn kittens and pregnant cats.

We are very grateful to all of you who share the posts of the newborn kittens who need foster homes. 

We are rescuing more than 10 a day this month, all with a fragile hold on life, and they need nurturing foster parents to survive and thrive. 

If you can help foster, please visit Nevada SPCA before 5pm and ask for Lonnie.

As of this morning , here are today's most urgent foster needs:
A) Pistachio (pictured here) and his three siblings abandoned in a shopping cart with a bottle they could not drink from,
B) a pregnant momma cat,
C) a second pregnant momma cat, and
D) a mother cat with her three newborns who are just 2 days old.

[More information about being a foster parent.]

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My baby and I were saved by kindness and compassion.

At the time of rescue Pekelekia was found nursing a single baby kitten, outside in the heat, against the back wall of a house. 

Her baby remains in foster care until old enough to be spayed/neutered, but Pekelekia is now spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is a very devoted young girl, a gorgeous Siamese, about 2 years of age.  Pekelekia adores people and the playful side of her personality is emerging. She gets along fine with other cats too. 

Please help us find her a loving, stable, indoor-only, forever home.

They saw me as a toy, not as a being worthy of respect.

At the time of rescue this lovely silver Persian was being held to the ground by two children who were "shaving" her for their amusement. 

 She has pleading eyes and craves affection and kindness. We named her Aurora

She is about 6 years of age and now spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  She is fine with other cats. 

 Please plan on regular brushing of Aurora (as her coat grows out). 

From now on, she needs the safety of living indoors only.

Just rescued! Foster homes urgently needed for numerous kittens.

Loving foster homes are needed today for numerous kittens who have just been rescued.  Please visit Nevada SPCA today before 4pm and ask for Lonnie if you can help.

Kaleb (pictured here) is a baby boy who was found outdoors completely alone, no siblings or mother in sight.  We also just rescued a litter of four kittens who lost their mother.  Most urgently of all, we rescued a momma cat named Leesha who has three newborns who are just one day old.

Here's more information about being a foster parent.

Churchill, a fun-loving young Boston Terrier debuting for adoption today.

Churchill is a fun-loving young Boston Terrier debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is great with other dogs and loves playing fetch.  Churchill is reportedly housetrained, crate-trained, and good with children. 

He is a neutered boy, 2 years of age, who needed us due to his previous owners' financial hardships. 

His cherry eye (left eye gland) is only a cosmetic issue at this time, but may need repair in the years to come if it grows or begins to bother his eye. 

Please ask for Churchill by name when you visit.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

After all these years . . . I was put at risk?

Bubblegum is a 13-year-old angel we rescued from another shelter.  She was reportedly surrendered there by her previous owners because they were moving away without her. 

Bubblegum is a very gentle, bashful "Chug" (Chihuahua & Pug mix) with a cute underbite and expressive eyes, a spayed girl who is best suited for a calm home environment. 

Bubblegum gets along well with other sweet dogs. 

Please help us find her a hero for her twilight years.

Thurogood, a young Rottweiler with a super sweet nature, ready for adoption.

Thurogood is as sweet as his smile reveals, a joyous young boy who adores people and sports a positive attitude. 

He is a handsome Rottweiler, about 18 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Thurogood is reportedly housetrained and crate-trained and compatible with dogs and older kids. 

His only reported angst comes from the household vacuum cleaner! 

Thurogood needed us when his previous owners lost the family home to foreclosure.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Flora's before & after pictures.

Flora, on June 17, after her rescue.

Flora's coat was so matted that it fused together, and was shaved off on in essentially one piece.

Flora, on the afternoon of June 18.
Sometimes the neglect is so unconscionable and extreme that we need to show you the before & after pictures of the rescued animals.

Flora's "before picture" above does not completely convey how filthy and knotted she was yesterday.  We rushed her to a veterinary clinic, worried there were insects on her skin and in her coat.  The veterinarian determined that her jaw was broken long ago and healed lopsidedly, but functionally.

Special thanks to Terri Harris, at Dewey Veterinary Medical Center, for spending much of the afternoon cleaning and shaving and grooming Flora.

We expect Flora to be ready for adoption this week.  We want to find her a home where she never again feels worthless or forgotten.  From now on Flora needs only the best of human nature and the understanding that she is a precious, treasured gem.

Also, here is a video vine (6 seconds) of Flora giving kisses of gratitude after her grooming this afternoon: https://vine.co/v/hBEblnPKLVF

Boomerang, a 14-year-old Persian cat who needs a hero.

Boomerang is a 14-year-old Persian who needed us when his previous owner passed away and he had nowhere to go. 

He is an easy-going boy (in comfortable, familiar situations), good with other cats, and neutered. 

Boomerang needs regular brushing and grooming of his long coat. 

He enjoys lounging by windows, soaking up sun rays and watching "cat TV" (looking outside from the safety of the indoors). 

Please help us find a hero for Boomerang.

Feeling safe is of utmost importance to me.

At the time of rescue this earnest little fellow's left eye was almost out of its socket, gauged while he reportedly tried to crawl underneath a fence to get away from the sound of a fire engine siren.  His previous owner could not afford veterinary care and surrendered him to Nevada SPCA. 

We rushed him to a veterinary hospital and the veterinarian was able to save his eye. 

Dasher is a tuxedo Chihuahua mix, well-behaved and very sweet, about 10 years of age and neutered, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Dasher is good with dogs and reportedly compatible with kind children of all ages, plus housetrained too. 

Dasher longs for a stable, peaceful home environment, free of loud noises.

I am a pearl, not a piece of trash.

At the time of rescue Queen Anne was abandoned in the lobby of a building, roped to a trash can, understandably traumatized. 

But during her many weeks here, volunteers and staff have seen that she is a pearl, a treasure. 

Queen Anne loves going on picnics, playing with squeaky toys, playing in the water hose, and sneaking doggie kisses on your chin. 

She is an athletic, beautiful Bully mix, about 4 years of age, spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Please help us find her a loving, forever home where she is never again mistaken for garbage.

Monday, June 17, 2013

I was the cheapest "thing" at the yard sale.


At the time of rescue this sweetheart was on display at a yard sale, being disposed of as if he were a simple piece of property. 

But while all the knick-knacks were at least 50 cents or a dollar, his sign just said "FREE". 

Silverman is actually a treasure, an incredibly sweet and regal bunny with a world of love to share with you. 

Silverman is a Chinchilla breed rabbit, about 2-3 years of age, now neutered and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this beautiful portrait to help Silverman find a loving, forever home.

Pookey, a three-legged sweetheart found roaming on a busy Las Vegas street.

Pookey was found on a busy Las Vegas street missing her left front leg and taken to another shelter. 

She is now safe at Nevada SPCA and ready to find a loving, forever home where she will always be indoors and safe, a treasured member of the family. 

Pookey is a lovely brown tabby who delights in laying in your lap and soaking up affection.  A leisurely lifestyle is perfect for her. 

Pookey is fine with other cats (who give her space), about 9 years of age, and spayed. 

Please help us find Pookey a gentle home.