Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here are a few shots of Spell (Now named Shizu) in her new home. She was adopted at the beginning of the month after a lot of careful though by her mom and dad. We love getting updates. I must admit, updates of my personal, hand-raised fosters hold a certain spot in my heart.
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Peter PDP, our favorite Radio DJ and amazing volunteer is currently fostering one of our cats, Juice. He's sharing this adorable (and hilarious!) story about our shelter and Juice.
" Ok gear down big rig and have a seat on Petey's knee and I will tell you the tale of how parade float the cat came to be.
In Brooks Alberta the animal shelter is named BAPS (Brooks animal protection super secret service BAPSSS) and I love animals so I have raised money on air for them a few months back.
After stopping by on the regular to drop off donations I would always visit with the dogs and cats. I'm an asshole in real life but a big suck when it comes to animals and care more for them them most people.
Poor 8 year old Juice had been there for 9 months, she was found on the highway outside medicine hat abandon. With over 75 other cute kittens and agile cats with breathe that would not wilt flowers she was not the pick of the litter if you will. I felt bad and went to say hi, she immediately crawled on me and dragged her big belly on my lap. I pet her, she purred, we bonded.
I had to show Kerri Juice the next day as it truly pulled on my heart strings. When we came into the cat room she did the same routine with Kerri and we decided to foster her for a few months. We brought our own cat carrier but that was far to small to hold such a large puddle of cat and a dog carrier was supplemented.
After bringing home the matted ball of fur BAPSSS being the amazing most caring place ever arranged a grooming for free to de-smell the large creature. After that was taken care of and she was shaved and looked like a fat bald lion she hid for a week or two under beds and tables that fit her girth. I spent many nights on the floor talking with her and meowing back and forth I even downloaded an APP on my iphone that was supposed to translate my words to cat meows. I think it just scared her.
After a few weeks she would come meet me at the top of the stairs and follow me around. Even when I shower she will reach under the door in a last ditch effort to be near me ( i will host the pic) As time has passed, she became more and more attached and as have I. I even look forward to her horrendous breathe on my face while she snuggles and tries to clean my hair. I could do without the constant eye cleanings but meh goes with the territory.
She was named by Marcus my old news guy who when he first saw her he blurted " HOLLY HELL THAT THING IS A PARADE FLOAT" We have short formed it to just PF now.
This is the story of Juice aka PF, my pal, my gal, My ugly little cock eyed ball of fur that makes my other animals jealous!" Thanks, Pete. You brighten all of our days.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Last March this beautiful wolf, now named Willow, was put in our care. She had been kept as a pet. We were lucky enough to find a spot for her with an amazing organization, Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre ( http://www.northernlightswildlife.com/). This beautiful girl only had to stay with us for a short while before we were able to help transport her to her new home where she could be what she was supposed to be - a wolf! We recently got an update, and here she is with her best friend and playmate, Moab. We are so happy how her life has changed and none of us that have the privilege to know her will forget this beautiful animal.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
BAPS is looking to hire two morning/evening Animal Caregivers and is seeking one volunteer to come in two times a week to help our morning Cat Caregivers. Resumes can be dropped off or faxed at the shelter, and volunteer forms can be picked up at the shelter. For any inquiries, please call BAPS at 403-362-4323. Thank you. www.bapsociety.com
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Last June we received a call from a very distraught pet parent, her dog had had gone missing on the #1 Highway. Weeks and then months went by and Harley was never found. Well, we just got an update!
"Hi my name is Teri Druar. I lost my dog Harley in June 2011. I posted a lost ad with you guys on June 20th. I just wanted to say Thank you very much, as we got our Harley back. A couple moving from Calgary to Swift Current saw him and picked him up. They googled lost Jack Russell hwy 1 and didn't get anything, a few months later, they tried the same thing but looked under the images button on google, and the picture you had on your website came up. Needless to say they gave us a call and we picked up Harley.
We just wanted to let BAPS know so they could take it off, and send our gratitude. Without your help we would have never got our member of our family back.
Thanks so much
Teri Druar "
This is amazing and was our goal for our Lost and Found Blog.