On June 30, acting at the request of local law enforcement, the ASPCA assisted in the rescue and removal of 300 dogs and cats from a neglectful animal shelter in Moulton, Alabama. Now, nearly one month later, we are thrilled to announce that the majority of the rescued animals are happily in forever homes. Some were reunited with loving families in the weeks following the raid, while approximately 250 others were placed up for adoption at an ASPCA adoption event in Hillsboro, Alabama, on July 25 and 26.
At the event, more than 900 people from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and the surrounding areas came to show their support—and 202 dogs and cats were adopted! Here’s a look at some of the happy new beginnings that were created over the weekend:
Daisy Mae, a large hound/Shepherd mix who was once a mother to multiple litters of puppies, was adopted by Jason C. of Decatur, Alabama. He had been following the story of the ASPCA’s rescue and said the animals’ plight brought him to tears. Jason was searching for a companion for his 6-year-old mixed breed, Tango, when he met Daisy Mae. “I promise she is in good hands now,” he said.
Mr. Bear, an 8-year-old Lab/pit bull mix was suffering from a host of medical issues following his rescue from the neglectful shelter. But that didn’t deter Pam W. of Trinity, Alabama, from adopting Mr. Bear (and his bagful of medications). “He’s old and nobody would take him,” she said. “And that’s one of those things that jumps out and grabs you.”
Howdy, a brown hound mix, was adopted by Gabriel G. of Union Grove, Alabama. A test engineer for a contracting company for NASA, Gabriel was eager to provide a better life for Howdy. “This is a privilege,” he said, referring to the opportunity to adopt. “And I’m excited to get him out of this situation.”
Tara, a pit bull, was adopted by Karen and Rodney R. of Sheffield, Alabama. “We love pits,” said Karen. She and Rodney have four teenagers and two other pit bulls at home, Abby and Lilly. “They’re our 4-legged full-time babies.”
Mona, an almost-hairless terrier mix, was adopted by Misty and Jerry C. “She’s going to be a beautiful dog one day,” said Jerry, a Marine who is not currently in active service. Misty and Jerry both agree it was “the need” that drew them to Mona. After they rang the adoption bell, Jerry said, “Ringing of the bell is a Naval signature of giving up, but in Mona’s case it’s a signature of a new start.”
These are just some of the many new families that your support helped create. For a closer look at this important adoption event, check out our video below:
We cannot thank the kindhearted people of Alabama and the surrounding areas enough for coming to our event and opening their hearts to animals in need. If you are interested in adopting one of the remaining animals from this case, stay tuned to our blog for more information this week.
Have you ever considered adopting a kitten? Summer is a great time to do so! During feline breeding season, commonly known as kitten season, animal shelters experience an influx of cats and kittens in need of loving homes. The ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City currently has dozens of kittens available for adoption. To help match these adorable felines with loving adopters, the Adoption Center is holding a Summer Adoption Purr-motion from Friday, July 24 to Monday, September 7. Read all of the exciting details below:
Weekdays: $50 adoption fee for kittens under five months, $35 adoption fee for kittens five months to one year; cats over one year are free.
Weekends: $75 for kittens under five months, $50 for kittens five months to 3-year-old cats.
We will continue our BOGO (or, adopt a kitten, take home a second kitten with no adoption fee) promotion during this time.
We hope you’ll consider adopting a kitten (or two) of your own this summer! If you are not in New York City, please use our shelter finder to find adoptable pets in your area.
Please note: while we have many kittens waiting to find loving homes, the individual kittens pictured here are not necessarily available for adoption.
Bear is a two-year-old Akita/Shepherd mix who is ready for a new home. This tender-hearted pup has a soft spot for his friends and loves to cuddle up in the laps of people he knows. It can sometimes take Bear a little while to warm up to new people (particularly men) but he is quick to make a new buddy after a proper introduction.
In 2012, Bear was involved in a car accident that left him with a serious leg injury. Although the leg was amputated, Bear’s three strong stems are quick to take this curious little adventurer anywhere his heart desires. Since he’s always excited to discover new things, Bear would do best with an adopter who can handle some light pulling during a walk. Like most of us, Bear can get uncomfortable when he’s interrupted during a meal or chewing on a toy, but our trainers have some special tips on how you can encourage him to share. Adopt Bear today!
Bear is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting Bear, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.
Meet Junior: This bright-eyed goofball is ready to bring lots of fun and energy to his new home! Junior is a very playful cat, and would be happiest in a home with an adopter that won’t mind giving him a little bit of extra one-on-one playtime every day. This affectionate little guy loves to be pet, and although he occasionally expresses his excitement with gentle nips, he will stop if ignored for a few minutes.
Junior would do best in a home with kids 12 or older, and would love to have pet siblings who are as energetic as he is! Adopt Junior today!
Meet Wonder! This pretty pup has lots of energy to spare. She would be thrilled to go home with a new best friend who will spend lots of time running around with her to keep her busy, happy and healthy. This smart girl already knows how to “sit” and could learn a few more tricks, too—especially if her favorite treats are involved!
Wonder is friendly and affectionate with her favorite people, but she may need some time to warm up to strangers. This sweet girl is also interested in playing with other dogs. Given time to learn how to play politely, we think she could make some canine friends. Wonder would do best with an experienced adopter. Adopt Wonder today!
Wonder is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting Wonder, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Wonder, please visit her profile page.
Watch the video below to check out Wonder in action at our Adoption Center!