Dog Happy Tails

Eloise’s Story

Poor Eloise. She’s a great little dog who did everything right. She was loving, outgoing, and asked for nothing more than a little love. For reasons she couldn’t understand she ended up in a kill-shelter in Southern Illinois. Someone just dropped her off because they didn’t want to take care of her anymore. Just when it looked like her time was up, ARF stepped in and gave her a second chance! Now Eloise and her new family couldn’t be happier!

From Eloise’s new dad: “Thanks so much for checking in. She is amazing. She settled right into the flow of family life; it feels like we’ve had her for years.  Her appetite betrayed a bit of otherwise unobservable anxiety — she ate little yesterday or this morning — but it returned this evening.  She’s curious and has been busy exploring all the nooks and crannies of the house.  She also managed to convince me that she needed to sleep with us last night — the first of our dogs ever to manage that feat!  I think she is happy here and we are certainly happy to have her.  You and ARF did a fabulous job with her.  It’s hard to imagine that she has not been a treasured pet all her life. Thanks again!” – Steve.

Cat Happy Tails

Collin’s Story

Collin was the last cat that hadn’t been rescued before Christmas 2011. “My little orange boy is still here,” the shelter director told us. “Is there any way you can find room for him? He’s so sweet.” The cage opened and out came one little orange paw, then another. So scared. So tentative. Collin had been through this before. He looked up and something in those sad little eyes said, “Please. If you leave me here I won’t see tomorrow.” You see poor Collin had a cold at the wrong time of year. No one would be there to treat him over the holiday so Collin would have been euthanized that day.  But luckily ARF found room for the little orange cat, and he got the medicine and TLC he needed to make a complete recovery! Collin is now a happy member of a loving new family!

From his new mom: “Collin is a little love-bug and is doing well! He doesn’t seem bothered at all to be in a new place, which is pretty amazing! My other kitty is not sure what to make of these new cat smells, yet, but I think once she adjusts they are going to be great buds. So glad you rescued this dear little guy. All your hard work for the vulnerable animals is truly special. I am so happy to know there is someone out there doing all the good work you are doing. I’ll be sure to provide you with more updates and pictures! Thank you again!” – Katherine

Our little orange boy :-)

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