Wow. Things are crazy here in WA as we try to find spots for the dogs we learn of who are urgently awaiting rescue. The coolest story lately is about Cricket. I was notified by the Tacoma Humane Society about a 14 year old rat terrier at the shelter who was deemed not adoptable due to her grade 4 heart murmur and old age. She had been turned down by a couple local rescues and if they couldn't find a rescue spot for her soon she would be put to sleep. Her owner of 14 years had surrendered her because she was moving into a new apartment that didn't allow pets. Poor girl was so scared.
At first I didn't think there was a spot for her in our WA foster homes but our foster parent in Yakima stepped in and volunteered to foster her until she found a home or even just to provide hospice care for her if it came to that.
So Friday Cricket was sprung from the shelter. She was a spry little thing and liked to talk to people with the most hilarious sounds. Yesterday she was transported up to North Bend where her foster parent picked her up to take her over the mountain. Now she will be loved and cared for and hang with the rest of their family pack.
We had spoken up for 2 puppies out of a litter of 4 who were originally in Louisiana. Unfortunately they ended up with diarrhea and can't fly. So they have been ground transported to a foster home in Wisconsin and instead we will be getting a 2 year old male who was scheduled to be euthanized on the 1st. Transport is still being arranged but the hope is that he'll be here by next weekend. He seems like a nice boy and should get along well with the pack. Poor guy has a luxating patella on one of his rear legs and will need surgery soon after he arrives.
That's the latest. The photo above is of little Cricket, taken at the Tacoma Humane Society Shelter.