Pet Rescues of the Week 3
Jasper Animal Rescue Mission1352 Carters Mill Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Peekers is a friendly Domestic Shorthair female cat. From what I could see she was a bit on the lazy side. Maybe lazy isn’t the right word, but extremely mellow. She was surrendered to JARM with a playmate when her owner passed away. She spent a luxurious 14 years in a comfy home, but is now all alone. She has other cats to be around and a great staff at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission who play with her, but it’s just not the same as being in her own home. She has been living at the shelter since June 27, 2017, so this is all still a bit new to her. When she came out of her bed and jumped onto the counter to interview her new visitor (me) I think I passed the sniff inspection and my guess is she’s used to being loved and cared for and misses her humans. Peekers doesn’t understand her new circumstances, but is the perfect kitty for someone who wants a well-loved pet. She wants to feel the security and love she felt for 14 years with her family again, and a quick rescue will ensure an easy transition. She will do well in a calm atmosphere with a couple or single person who wants a companion to love and pamper. Other cats are fine too, she’s pretty laid back with humans and other kitties.
Wilkins was found in JARM’s overnight kennel on April 28, 2017. Testing and observation indicate that he is a four-year old lab mix and is heartworm positive. A good foster home is needed so he can be nurtured while undergoing treatment. Once he has been treated, his foster parents will be allowed to adopt him. During the foster period (about 6 weeks) all medical costs will be taken care of by JARM, all you need to provide is a very safe and soothing atmosphere with a small area for him to lie down and recover. During his treatment time he is NOT allowed to be active, nor will he want to be. He needs a quiet foster home to be eligible for adoption. WILL YOU HELP SAVE HIS LIFE?
56 Riverwalk Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Kiki is a special cat. When I walked into her play room I noticed a petite looking angel sitting on her bed just waiting for love. When I walked up to her and let her smell me, she immediately rewarded me with her low purr. That’s when I knew she is a sweet lovable kitty. She rolled over so I could rub her tummy and it was one of the cutest things I’ve seen a cat do in a while. She would chase my hand around so that I would pet the areas she wanted.
Kiki and another kitten, who has since been adopted, arrived at Palmetto Animal League in May, now it’s Kiki’s turn. She is one-year old and spent much of her life in a garage, so a cozy home would be a nice upgrade. I would have taken her home myself, but I don’t think my 6 dogs would have liked it too much. She also plays well with other cats and was even cuddled up with another kitty at one point during my visit. They say cats can see into your soul, I don’t know about that, but Kiki was as sweet as can be, which led me to believe she has a loving soul herself.
Ralph is also very special; I know, they are all special to me. However, he does have a unique situation. Ralph is a 3-year-old, and looks to be a retriever mix. He is a shelter rescue, which means he was transferred from a county shelter back in May. This often happens to help animals find a home, especially if they are a certain breed or have a particular need. Ralph came to Palmetto Animal League with what looks like a broken leg, but it was already healed. From what I can guess he didn’t have medical treatment until he came to the shelter, but by then the bones had already set incorrectly. He walks and runs just fine, but his front left leg bows out a bit when he puts pressure on it. You can tell he feels no pain or discomfort. From what I am told, he is a big lap dog who wants all of your attention and may even bark at you to get it. When I had the opportunity to play with him he was extremely calm and gentle and just wanted to be petted. When you look at his beautiful eyes, you won’t want to walk away from him. I felt Ralph’s pull on me, he wants a companion so badly. I must insist you take a visit in PAL to see him, because I know that’s all it will take and you won’t be able to resist bringing him home.