Oklahoma Dog & Cat Rescue Groups:
Fig our cat is a miracle kitty who has probably used about six of her nine lives. She was a rescue kitten we adopted born somewhere in South Central on Christmas day back in 2009. Fig was instantly one of the kids never really acting much like a cat. So much so that she wanted to experience taking a bath with my older daughter. At our old house our hot water heater was broken and overheating at times. One evening when drawing a bath, Fig jumped in the water and was severely burned. The emergency VCA hospital basically told us she wouldn’t make it, and then charged me an astronomical fee. That was when I realized this was a business to extort money, and finding an honest vet was a challenge. I ended up finding one with a heart of gold who came to our home and showed me how to give Fig injections to ward off infection, and administer a special ointment to treat her burns. This was one of the most challenging things I’ve had to do. Giving a small, vulnerable animal a painful injection into their wounds is not for the faint of heart. Fig through all of this torturous pain, was as sweet and loving as ever which made me want to continue the fight. One night she began to lose the battle and her breathing became shallow and forced. The kind vet referred us to an incredible place in that specialized in difficult cases for animals. There Fig had to undergo a few skin graphs and an intense battle to fight infection. After three months, and sky high vet bills, Fig returned to us a bit of a patch work kitty, but alive and well. She had skin graphs placed on her legs, and her ears were shorter from the burns but she was still the sweet, loving, loyal kitten that thinks she’s really a herding dog! She taught me a great lesson. First of all a free rescue cat can become more expensive than a pedigree cat bought from a pet store, and secondly and most importantly, to never give up on our loved ones even if they are furry creatures!
The beautiful little girl that was scared to death and dodging cars was a 6 month old female American Staffordshire Terrier, who we soon named Kiley. I had grown up with a family filled with rescue dogs, horses, cats and even wildlife that we rehabilitated from time to time. I had never had anyone as special as Kiley come into my life. She returned to college with me as I continued my last year and she quickly opened my eyes to what I needed to do with my passion for animals.
Government workers, please designate Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (Our number has changed to #97890) as your charity of choice for the Combined Federal Campaign. Your dollars make the difference in the lives of dogs and cats. A yearly contribution of $400 would allow two dogs to receive life-saving heartworm treatment or pay for spay neuter surgery for four dogs or cats.People who rescue animals can be reluctant to believe anyone deserves the furry creatures. Some rescue groups think potential owners shouldn’t have full-time jobs. Others reject families with children. Some rescuers think apartment dwelling is OK for humans but not for dogs, or object to a cat’s litter box being placed in a basement. Some say no to people who would let a dog run around the fenced backyard “unsupervised,” or allow a cat outside, ever. and saves lives. or and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.Size - Is your home environment suitable for a large pet? If you live in a building with various pet controls, is there a limit to the size of the pet? If you do rent, please bring a copy of your lease indicating that pets are allowed. If you are considering a puppy, remember that the puppy’s adult size could exceed our estimate and plan for that.
Energy Level and Exercise Needs – Exercise is one of the key factors in keeping a pet healthy, happy and well-behaved and the amount of exercise needed varies a great deal with individual animals. Make sure that your ability to provide exercise corresponds with the amount of exercise needed by the animal you choose. Do not rely on size alone to determine exercise needs! A 20 lb Jack Russell Terrier needs much more exercise than a 180 lb English Mastiff, so do your breed research and ask questions. Also consider whether your home and surrounding area have easy access to a safe place to exercise? If you have a yard, is it adequately fenced? Is your fence tall enough for the type of dog in which you have interest (many dogs can scale a 4 foot fence)?
Compatibility – Does your new pet need to get along with children? Other animals of its kind? Other types of animals? Does your new pet need to be able to tolerate crowds and noise? Will it be walked on noisy city streets? Will it have to go up and down stairs to get outside?
Temperament – Do you want your new pet to be a snuggler or the independent type? Would you prefer an animal that is very mellow or one who is extremely enthusiastic? Can you tolerate barking and meowing or do you want a quieter pet?
Age and Other Needs - There are many factors when considering the animal's age. Younger pets require more time and attention and older pets can have medical needs which can be a higher cost to you. Some pets have special needs ranging from medical requirements to a need for professional behaviorists or obedience trainers.