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Left, before: this cat was found abandoned on the streets and in terrible health. She was once owned by a family who decided they didn’t want to care for her any longer and so they tossed her outside, a cat who had never once lived outdoors, to fend for herself. Unfortunately she did not do well at all and was not only covered in filth and bugs but had infections in her eyes and ears and was extremely hungry and dehydrated too.
Right, after: When someone finally found her she was taken into their home and is now in foster care (or could not be adopted). She’s one of the very few lucky ones. people think because they see so many stray cats that all cats can fend for themselves outside. While it’s true cats have an easier time than dogs, there is absolutely no guarantee at all that your cat knows how to handle being outside, getting her own food and water, staying out of harms way, etc. It’s extremely dangerous for a house cat to be tossed outdoors because not only does she not know to watch out for cars or trains, not to eat certain things or drink from certain things, cats who were once pets usually go up to people looking for attention.That’s when unstable people take them to abuse, torture and/or kill them. It happens every single day. It’s sad to think about and read but it’s the truth. If you know of a cat living outside who is willing to approach you, post on both Craigslist and Backpage and look for someone to take them in. Even ask for foster homes while you continue to search for a forever one if you absolutely can not take the animal in. If you can, do it! At least while you look for a forever home. Their lives really do depend on it!!!

Left, before: this cat was found abandoned on the streets and in terrible health. She was once owned by a family who decided they didn’t want to care for her any longer and so they tossed her outside, a cat who had never once lived outdoors, to fend for herself. Unfortunately she did not do well at all and was not only covered in filth and bugs but had infections in her eyes and ears and was extremely hungry and dehydrated too.

Right, after: When someone finally found her she was taken into their home and is now in foster care (or could not be adopted). She’s one of the very few lucky ones. people think because they see so many stray cats that all cats can fend for themselves outside. While it’s true cats have an easier time than dogs, there is absolutely no guarantee at all that your cat knows how to handle being outside, getting her own food and water, staying out of harms way, etc. It’s extremely dangerous for a house cat to be tossed outdoors because not only does she not know to watch out for cars or trains, not to eat certain things or drink from certain things, cats who were once pets usually go up to people looking for attention.That’s when unstable people take them to abuse, torture and/or kill them. It happens every single day. It’s sad to think about and read but it’s the truth. If you know of a cat living outside who is willing to approach you, post on both Craigslist and Backpage and look for someone to take them in. Even ask for foster homes while you continue to search for a forever one if you absolutely can not take the animal in. If you can, do it! At least while you look for a forever home. Their lives really do depend on it!!!

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NO NAME -   Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Mesa ARIZONAShelter: Maricopa County EastAddress: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201Contact: 602-506-7387ID #: E177 / A3491418Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pmClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

NO NAME -
Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Mesa ARIZONA
Shelter: Maricopa County East
Address: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201
Contact: 602-506-7387
ID #: E177 / A3491418
Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

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NO NAME - Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Mesa ARIZONAShelter: Maricopa County EastAddress: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201Contact: 602-506-7387ID #: E038 / A3491453Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pmClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

NO NAME -
Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Mesa ARIZONA
Shelter: Maricopa County East
Address: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201
Contact: 602-506-7387
ID #: E038 / A3491453
Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

3 notes / reblog / 1 day ago
NO NAME -   Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Mesa ARIZONAShelter: Maricopa County EastAddress: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201Contact: 602-506-7387ID #: E052 / A3491422Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pmClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

NO NAME -
Unfortunately so many people think dogs on the e-list have something wrong with them but that is extremely false. County in Arizona is just the second highest kill shelter in America so they kill dogs every single day and for no reason at all. Many are Chihuahuas and Pitbulls but they also have purebred dogs including right now a German Shepherd (who is extremely handsome), Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd and many many many more. PLEASE HELP - Even if you can’t adopt what about temporarily foster?! Fostering saves lives just as much as adopting, if not even more since once it finds a home there’s room for another, which only takes days to a few months depending on the animal. I try extra hard to adopt out animals who are in foster homes just out of courtesy to the person fostering. Please, don’t help me, help these innocent animals!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Mesa ARIZONA
Shelter: Maricopa County East
Address: 2630 W. 8th St. Mesa AZ 85201
Contact: 602-506-7387
ID #: E052 / A3491422
Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

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MISSY -   County shelter in Arizona is the second highest kill shelter in all of America. They kill animals for absolutely no reason at all. So many people think e-list dogs have something wrong with them and that’s why they’re going to be killed. WRONG. They even have pure bred dogs; many purebred Pitbulls and Chihuahuas but also a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd, and many other. Please, these dogs really need your help. Even if you can’t adopt, what about foster?! You’ll save their lives and I will pay for everything theyneed. You just need to watch the dog until I find it a forever home and I work extra hard to place animals who are in foster homes. TEXT ONLY and immediately. This is extremely urgent. These dogs are to be put down TOMORROW, July 30th. Sometimes things come up and they’re spared but not often so CONTACT ME RIGHT AWAY!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Mesa ARIZONAShelter: Maricopa County Shelter, EastAddress: 2630 W. Main St. Mesa AZ 85201Contact: 602 506 7387ID #: E198 / A3491419Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pmClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

MISSY -
County shelter in Arizona is the second highest kill shelter in all of America. They kill animals for absolutely no reason at all. So many people think e-list dogs have something wrong with them and that’s why they’re going to be killed. WRONG. They even have pure bred dogs; many purebred Pitbulls and Chihuahuas but also a Rottweiler, Australian Shepherd, and many other. Please, these dogs really need your help. Even if you can’t adopt, what about foster?! You’ll save their lives and I will pay for everything theyneed. You just need to watch the dog until I find it a forever home and I work extra hard to place animals who are in foster homes. TEXT ONLY and immediately. This is extremely urgent. These dogs are to be put down TOMORROW, July 30th. Sometimes things come up and they’re spared but not often so CONTACT ME RIGHT AWAY!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Mesa ARIZONA
Shelter: Maricopa County Shelter, East
Address: 2630 W. Main St. Mesa AZ 85201
Contact: 602 506 7387
ID #: E198 / A3491419
Hours: 11:00 am until 5:30 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

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NO NAME -   This six year old Australian Shepherd mix is sitting in the shelter in Arizona and scheduled to be euthanized on Wednesday the 30th. WE NEED A FOSTER HOME RIGHT THIS SECOND. I can call in any time of day or night and request for her to be held but I need someone lined up to meet me down there to take her in. This is beyond urgent. She needs help right now. Is that help you? If so you must TEXT ME - do not message me on my rescue’s page because I WILL NOT GET IT so if you are able to save this dog’s life by being a TEMPORARY FOSTER HOME TEXT ME IMMEDIATELY at 520 561 0031.Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Mesa ARIZONAShelter: East Valley County ShelterAddress: 2630 W 8th St, Mesa, AZ 85201Contact: 602 506 7387ID #: E222 / A3480010Hours: 11:00 am to 5:30 pmClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

NO NAME -
This six year old Australian Shepherd mix is sitting in the shelter in Arizona and scheduled to be euthanized on Wednesday the 30th. WE NEED A FOSTER HOME RIGHT THIS SECOND. I can call in any time of day or night and request for her to be held but I need someone lined up to meet me down there to take her in. This is beyond urgent. She needs help right now. Is that help you? If so you must TEXT ME - do not message me on my rescue’s page because I WILL NOT GET IT so if you are able to save this dog’s life by being a TEMPORARY FOSTER HOME TEXT ME IMMEDIATELY at 520 561 0031.

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Mesa ARIZONA
Shelter: East Valley County Shelter
Address: 2630 W 8th St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Contact: 602 506 7387
ID #: E222 / A3480010
Hours: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

23 notes / reblog / 3 days ago
Before - this poor Pit pup was found starving to death in someone’s backyard. They didn’t care at all about this dog and that’s very obvious by the picture on the left. There was absolutely no food and he was forced to lick water off of the floor anytime it rained or any way it would arrive in the backyard that was serving as this dog’s concentration camp.
After - thankfully he was spotted by a neighbor and the person was called in and it meant life and death for this dog. He is now full in size and properly cared for so he’s healthy and happy too. Look at how his ears are up, the glow in his face, the look of love and thankfulness that’s glowing in those eyes on the right. He’s absolutely adorable and now he gets a second chance at life. If you see something, speak up. Speak up before it’s too late. Even if the dog isn’t as bad as the one on the left, call. Call because it will only get worse unless you do something about it.

Before - this poor Pit pup was found starving to death in someone’s backyard. They didn’t care at all about this dog and that’s very obvious by the picture on the left. There was absolutely no food and he was forced to lick water off of the floor anytime it rained or any way it would arrive in the backyard that was serving as this dog’s concentration camp.

After - thankfully he was spotted by a neighbor and the person was called in and it meant life and death for this dog. He is now full in size and properly cared for so he’s healthy and happy too. Look at how his ears are up, the glow in his face, the look of love and thankfulness that’s glowing in those eyes on the right. He’s absolutely adorable and now he gets a second chance at life. If you see something, speak up. Speak up before it’s too late. Even if the dog isn’t as bad as the one on the left, call. Call because it will only get worse unless you do something about it.

Going through posts of animals to post here on my rescue’s Tumblr and on one of the descriptions I stumble upon this:

Purebred Puppies (Up to 1 yr) has a adoption fee of $250.00 
mix breed Puppies (up to 1 yr) has an adoption fee of $200.00 
Purebred Dogs (1 yr - 3 yrs) has an adoption fee of $200.00 
mix breed Dogs (1+ yrs - 7 yrs) has an adoption fee of $175.00

It actually makes me shake my head at the rescue who posted it. Are you a breeder or an animal rescue? If you want to get rid of the animals to make room for others who are in a high kill shelter, on the streets, or in danger in someone’s home then you wouldn’t be charging an arm and a leg, first off. Secondly, you wouldn’t care if the dog was a mutt or purebred. Animals in shelters are often purebred but they obviously don’t come with papers. The only time I’m okay with people purchasing their dogs or cats is because they want to make them into a show pet, which requires papers on their linage. Or depending on the breed if you want to breed the dog (which I’m very rarely okay with and that goes one million times for anyone wanting to breed Pitbulls, Staffordshires, etc.). But since these dogs aren’t papered you shouldn’t be worried about whether they’re purebred or not and therefore the price should not go up based on the breed and if it’s pure or mixed.

Rescues like this one, raising the price because a dog is purebred, is obviously more worried about making money than the well being of the animal. These people shouldn’t say they’re rescuing animals but a pet store - getting and selling animals. Those aren’t adoption fees, they’re sale prices. I got a champion bloodline UKC Pitbull for $250 and that’s with his 7 generation linage paperwork. Many dogs are about that price when they’re purebreds with papers and being sold by breeders and pet stores are often very high in prices that way. So how can R.A.I.N. Rescue say they’re an animal rescue, wanting to save the lives of animals at risk of being neglected or abused or euthanized, when they’re selling animals instead of adopting them out?

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5 notes / reblog / 3 days ago
Mary Antoinette -   What a beautiful girl! I’m sorry the picture isn’t any better but I’m sure you can see she’s a Siamese and who doesn’t think a Siamese cat is gorgeous? Plus she has an award winning personality. She loves to lay in laps and lounge about with her humans. She also loves to be pet all day long. This is a cat who wants to be around people and showered in affection. She’s very playful too so she’ll want a human who isn’t gone all of the time or she might become extremely lonely and depressed. She wants someone to love her, pet her, cuddle her, and play with her too. She also forms very tight friendships with cats she’s around so she would most likely be happiest with a cat her own age and always having at least one feline friend. Some cats are independent but some are also hate being alone and Mary is one of those.Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Chandler ARIZONAShelter: R.A.I.N. RescueAddress: PO Box 2006 Chandler AZ 85244Contact: 602-413-0365 or 480-628-5058 or info@azrain.org ID #: N/AHours: Contact for infoClick here for a link for full information

Mary Antoinette -
What a beautiful girl! I’m sorry the picture isn’t any better but I’m sure you can see she’s a Siamese and who doesn’t think a Siamese cat is gorgeous? Plus she has an award winning personality. She loves to lay in laps and lounge about with her humans. She also loves to be pet all day long. This is a cat who wants to be around people and showered in affection. She’s very playful too so she’ll want a human who isn’t gone all of the time or she might become extremely lonely and depressed. She wants someone to love her, pet her, cuddle her, and play with her too. She also forms very tight friendships with cats she’s around so she would most likely be happiest with a cat her own age and always having at least one feline friend. Some cats are independent but some are also hate being alone and Mary is one of those.

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Chandler ARIZONA
Shelter: R.A.I.N. Rescue
Address: PO Box 2006 Chandler AZ 85244
Contact: 602-413-0365 or 480-628-5058 or info@azrain.org
ID #: N/A
Hours: Contact for info

Click here for a link for full information