A Collage of Animals We Have Helped

A Collage of Animals We Have Helped
artwork by Ron Katrick

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No Kill Lehigh Valley saves rabbit from becoming dinner!

Recently, someone posted a horrific story on our Facebook page about this cute rabbit. This person lived next door to someone who was keeping the rabbit in a birdcage on their balcony with no shelter from the elements. She watched the rabbit go through a cold winter out there and called animal control numerous times to no avail. The rabbit's owners told her they only got the rabbit so they could eventually eat it!!!!! Thanks to her persistence, the owners finally relented and told her she could find a home for the rabbit. She posted the plight of the rabbit on our Facebook page and was inundated with calls and emails! Within a day, the rabbit was in a wonderful new home. I recently contacted the new owner and she says the rabbit is very sweet despite what she endured and she is working to integrate her with the rest of her animal family! And for the first time in her life, this lovely rabbit finally has a name: Tilley.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jackson finds a permanent home!

This cute guy is Jackson. He was dumped in the woods outside the home of one of our Facebook followers. She was trying to find a home for him because she couldn't afford the veterinary treatment he needed. No Kill Lehigh Valley was able to help her with that and now this lovely cat has a permanent home with her. We love happy endings!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Home is where Paddington is!

As you can see, Paddington is a pleasantly plump 22-pound guy who loves to hang out on his leash no matter what the weather. He loves his home and now he gets to stay in it because we were able to help his owners with the cost of the insulin he needs twice daily. They contacted No Kill Lehigh Valley about finding Paddington a new home and instead we paid for two months worth of insulin. His owners have had this 10 year old since he was eight weeks old and were heartbroken at the thought of giving him up. They had already contacted shelters and vets but no one would take Paddington due to his medical condition. We're so glad he can stay home! Please check out our new raffle, the Board O' Bargains so we can have more happy endings like this.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Cute Side of Trap Neuter Return

This adorable litter of kittens came from a colony we trapped in Bath. They were old enough to be spayed and neutered so we paid for the surgeries for the six adult cats and five kittens at this location. Thank you to our trapper, Judy McHugh Rauh, for her hard work!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Valley Central Vet and NKLV able to help Snoopy!

Snoopy got out of the house by accident. He was missing for four days. When his owner finally found him, she discovered that he had been hit by a car and had a broken leg. She called us in desperation. We sent her to Walbert Animal Hospital to have the condition confirmed. It was a severely broken leg and he was referred to Dr. Hodges at Valley Central. We told the doctor that we would not be able to pay right away as we are still waiting for our state grant to come in. Dr. Hodges graciously agreed to wait for payment and we are so grateful to him for his patience, generosity and trust. Here is Snoopy recuperating from his successful surgery.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trap Neuter Return

After winning the Pepsi Refresh Project, one of NKLV's first purchases was additional havahart traps in order to jump start our trap, neuter, return (T/N/R) initiative. This farm in bath was home to 12 cats that needed to be spayed or neutered. Not only did one of our trappers, Judy McHugh, take care of the T/N/R at this farm, but she convinced the farmer to clean up the area of the barn where the cats live and ensure they are receive clean water and nutritious food.

No Kill Lehigh Valley has subsidized the surgery costs for many feral colonies in the Lehigh Valley since receiving our grant money. T/N/R is an ongoing program to help us reach our goal to reduce the cat population and thus the number of animals surrendered to shelters and euthanized.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shea the Beagle Needs a Happy Ending to His Sad Story

About two weeks ago we received a call from a veterinarian with a very sad case. A man had recently been brutally murdered. He left behind 3 dogs who were being cared for by an unemployed friend. One of the dogs, a beagle named Shea, suddenly had lost the use of his hind legs. He needed spinal sugery and there was no money. We talked to the surgeon who gave the dog a guardedly good prognosis. We agreed to finance the $2600.00 surgery. The surgery was performed and Shea did beautifully. He is now recovering in the care of Scott's friend. He is devoted to helping Shea recover completely. Then he would like to find this very special dog a special home. If you would like to be that home or can help, please email nokill.lehighvalley@yahoo.com.
Another example of how we - you - are making a difference.

A moving picture of Shea with her owner.