Bear went to his forever home on 4/27/12. His original owner had to find him a new home because she had too many according to city ordinance. He is a little shy and takes a little to warm up. He said in his new mom's lap and was very happy to be there. Bear will get to go camping and be with his new family all the time. Lucky Bear! (lm)
Chance is still doing very well. I think he finally is on our sleeping schedule which is good. This weekend we bought him a bed and now he sleeps on the floor in our room. He used to be my alarm clock now it seems like I'm waking him up LOL. So he is definitley fitting right in. The other day I took both of the dogs for a walk at the same time. Right away I would just take one at time. Chance is still walking me but I think he is starting to get the hang of it. I can't believe how fast we fell in love with him he is perfect and I can't believe how lucky we are.
It's been a week and I thought I would email to update on Grady(now Ollie) He has been settling in so well! He snuggles up and sleeps with me every night. He has a blast trying to torment my little hamster. Haha! His older sister, Rae, is still getting used to him being in the house, so we've been trying to slowly introduce them. We hope they will be the best of friends come Christmas! I just wanted to thank you guys so much for this amazing little man and for everything that you do! I hope many more little animals get their loving homes for the holidays. Happy Holidays to you all!
For those of you that don't know of Tiny Puppy here is her story. Tiny's mom was traveling from Washington state to Maryland. She stopped to get gas in Mitchell and Tiny somehow got out of her car while she was inside. She could not stay to look for Tiny so she contacted us later to ask for our help. We put the word out and started getting sightings but no one could catch her. She was on the run for 2 weeks before we finally cornered a tired, skinny Tiny Puppy. We contacted her mom who had given up all hope of ever seeing her precious dog again. Rebeka lives in Maryland so now we had the task of getting her home. It is a 20 hr drive from Cumberland, MD to Mitchell, SD and although Rebeka was ready to jump in the car, it was not feasible. One of our volunteers came up with the idea of taking Tiny with her on a airplane trip to Providence, Rhode Island, which is only 8 hrs away from Cumberland. Two weeks later Tiny packed her bag and headed home! She was a great passenger and loved all the attention she got in the airports. Little did she know that this journey would end with her in ther mom's arms. 12 hrs later Tiny was reunited with Rebeka. She knew instantly and jumped into her moms arms and kissed her on the face! I am so glad to have been a part of this story and have to admit there were tears in my eyes.
The mama cat and kittens I adopted from MAR are doing great! "Mama kitty" is quite the hunter! They have adjusted well to our farm & get along great with our other cats. Not only did we get great pets, but if they are willing to hunt and protect our home from those mice, moles & voles - huge bonus! Thanks again!
Our Klock Werks family is a group of animal and people lovers. We are so fortunate that there is such a spirit of service and caring amongst our team. Within our core Klock Werks team we represent many different groups in our community from myself as VP of the Mitchell Area Safehouse Foundation Board, to the CASA program, Food Fight, the Rodeo Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Celebrate Recovery, MTI, and the Humane Society. And because of our team member Dan Cheeseman’s involvement in the Humane Society, we get the email alerts when a pet needs a home. I’m focusing on that one today, because my immediate family was recently affected by a photo that was sent, and now we have a new member of our family!
Her name is Lola Starr and she is a pit mix that was left at the vet’s office with a broken leg. They weren’t able to save her left leg, and had to amputate. Unfortunately her owners didn’t come pick her up, so she went to the Humane Society and ended up at my friend Michelle’s house as she fosters pets that need homes. Lola’s photo touched me and I just couldn’t shake the feeling, so I started introducing the idea to my husband Brian. After a week or so, it became “PLEASE BRIAN, I won’t ask for anything for a long time!!” (yes, I reverted to the actions of a 3rd grader) I really felt that she was supposed to be with us!
My husband has a big heart too – and he eventually said yes! Lola came to live with us on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. She is about 5 months old, and she is an angel! She gets along with Tae, our husky, and Q, our sheltie, just fine! She has an amazing spirit, gets around great on her 3 legs, and learns really quick. She wrestles with Tae at home, and sleeps in my office next to me while I work all day. She makes me smile. I was reflecting on the people that God has placed in my life…some to give me a message and others for me to influence – but I know there are no coincidences. And for us, that is how it’s been with our pets too! There is a story about how Q (his name on paper is Explosive GQ Special Edition which is a mouthful – so we call him Q) ended up in our home, and Tae too – he just showed up one day needing a home. Neither of those pets were planned but each have served such an amazing purpose in our lives. God placed them there. So, it really was no surprise that the next addition would be equally as special….and she is, our Lola Starr.
I have some new pictures of Lola Starr and her brothers. Just thought I would share!
She was recently spayed and also got that hernia removed but was still so sweet and gentle when I was babysitting a 9 month old a few weeks ago. I think those photos are amazing to show. A pit bull next to a baby and they are loving each other J
I have some video of her RUNNING and playing with our husky Tae…but I need to switch it to youtube mode so the files are smaller. When I post it I will let you know.
Thanks. Just wanted to share that she is doing GREAT now that she is feeling so much better. Her true spirit and personality are coming through and she’s a lively little thing. But so obedient and smart. She loves to snuggle and always wants her nose tucked down in wherever she’s laying on you. We just love her so much.
Thank you for saving her life.
Caleb is doing well and I think feeling at HOME! We had a long rainy week of mud and indoor/garage time, but now are happy to have sunshine and outdoor life! He had his stitches out in Winner on Friday and that went well. He was a little hesitant about going with Kyle in the back of the pickup, but has now mastered that and awaits trips around the land! He's a great companion with the kids and at first had to be beside me at all times. I'm happy to say he is becoming more independent and at peace. He'd like to go with us whenever we leave, and at times chases us a ways, but is learning to 'go home'. He's tree'd a few cats and has our population down, which is actually good. Our mama cat has three new babies, and she protects her domain. She's trained him to not get in her way. He has only barked when she comes around, other than that I don't hear him. We are very much enjoying him and are happy to have him! Thank you!
After many names the first few days, the girls decided on Annie. Annie is Shelby's shadow when she is home and has found Shelby's bed pretty comfortable at night. Still working on the house training and the normal "puppy" phase. All in all she fits with this family really well. Thanks!!!
Bella is fine. She loves all the kids and the kids love her too.
She broke her collar when we were at work one day, so we had to go out and get her another.
But, all is well. She is the perfect addition to our family!
I just thought that I would let you know that I did go in Saturday morning and adopted Barnaby. He is a wonderful cat!!!! I had to rename him Harvey because I have a dog named Barney and the names sounded to much alike. Harvey will be a house cat. He already thinks that his bed is on our bed. If I set down he is on my lap right away. He seems to be afraid to let me out of his sight. If I even go to the bathroom, he sits by the door and meows. I don't know where he came from but he does not want to be alone. My husband even said we better get him a Christmas gift. Thank you for doing such a good job with your animal rescue. I saw the ad in the paper and just thought I would check out your sight. I was'nt looking for a cat, but when I saw Harveys picture I knew I had to have him. Just wanted you to know that thanks to you Harvey has a good home and is loved very much!!!!!!
I just wanted to let you know that the dog my mother adopted from the Mitchell Animal Rescue on September 12th has become a much loved and pampered companion in her home. You had named her “Sugar” (we believe she is a West Highland Terrie r mix) but my mother renamed her Chicky2 upon adoption. I had the privilege of meeting Chicky2 earlier this month while visiting my mother and I can honestly say I don’t think Sugar could have a found a better home.
When Sugar was rescued by your organization, there was a younger same breed dog found with her whom you had named Pixie. I believe that Pixie was adopted the same day as Sugar but my Mom mentioned several times while I was visiting that she often wondered how Pixie was doing and said that perhaps she should have adopted both dogs since they were found together and likely related. Should you receive any news on Pixie, we would love to hear it and should Pixie ever come up for adoption again, please let us know as we would be happy to take her in. Once again, my family wishes to thank your organization for the work you do and for offering such a wonderful dog up for adoption.
I adopted a puppy from the rescue in October...a little schnauzer mix named Spunky. I just wanted ot give an update...Josie (as we call her) is doing quite well and enjoys all of the attention that she receives. She loves to hang out with my o ther dog Bailey. He even taught her to curl up on the couch. Here is as picture...she is quite a character, and chewsevery toyin sight! This used to be a fleece ball. She loves to throw pieces around and chew on them even more!