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This week I have a new foster kitten, Jazz. I have fostered before, several years ago in Oregon. So many animals especially cats, are unwanted and need homes. Fostering provides socialization and love for animals that  often have never had any opportunity to experience either.
Jazz is only a few months old. He was found at a park in Las Vegas, a town with one of the worst reputations for animal neglect. Coming from Portland, Ore, which has one of the lowest animal euthanized rates in the country (we take care of our pets in Oregon), I have been shocked by the neglect.

 I am trying, with many other great pet lovers, to make  Vegas a different place, somewhere where pets are wanted and cared for.  I have adopted a Golden who is blind in one eye. His name is Sarge and  he is amazing and we love him dearly. We also have an adopted cat, Milky Way.  Each animal has their own sad story but we are so glad they are part of our family. They also each have their own personality. For example, the cat Milky Way, sleeps under the covers with my daughter and is attached to her like glue.
Sarge, our Golden loves to ride in the car in the morning when I take my son to school. He also loves stopping by Coffee Bean and getting a dog treat.
I understand that not everyone can foster, but by donating volunteer time and money (there are so many fantastic animal organizations) we can make the world a better place for pets, one animal at a time. Please help our homeless pets!! Sarge, Jazz, and Milky Way hope you will!


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      Yana Berlin wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Adopting pets is the way to go, there are so many of them that need a home.

      Good for you Barb.

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      Jackie Chiavelli-LoRusso wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Hi,

      Rescuing an animal from a shelter is the way to go! So many people still go to pet shops and breeders when there are so many animals longing for a home!
      I recently took in a 98 lb pit bull mix as a foster. He was in a high kill shelter and had 24 hours before he was to be put to sleep. Well, he is no longer a foster, he is mine!
      He is the sweetest mush ball around! He thinks he is a lap dog and tries over and over again, to climb into my lap! He jumps in bed with me and sleeps with his head on my pillow. His tail is ALWAYS wagging!  maybe he realizes just how lucky he is. i know I realize how lucky i am to have him!

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