Nellie has had a hard life. She came to the Georgia SPCA in 2012, malnourished, pregnant, and heartworm positive. After she had her puppies, she was spayed and received heartworm treatment. And, of course, we brought her back up to a healthy weight by making sure she had enough to eat. Nellie was not sure she could trust other dogs, so we sent her to U.S.
This blog is truly full of "happy tails" -- stories about animals who were rescued by the Georgia SPCA and were adopted into their forever homes. To add your own, click here.
As we moved from 2013 to 2014 and were thinking about what we hoped would be a better year ahead for ourselves, our families and loved ones, Wilson was out on the streets. He suffered from demodectic mange (the non-contagious type), a yeast infection in his skin, a double ear infection and double eye infection. Most of his fur was missing. All he had was a patch about the size of a nickel.
Sonya shared a "Happy Tail" -- "I adopted Gizmo a year ago, March 21. I specifically acopted him with the goal of dog therapy in mind. While that training has gotten postponed due to various unexpected circumstances, I still do plan to begin training with him. He is such a sweetheart! His number one like is being held, loved, and adored by his human family. Next comes most any small squeaky toy. We all love him so much, taking him with us whenever we can.
Stephanie shared a "Happy Tail". "Our family adopted Otis, formerly another name, from you in early September. He was an owner turn in due to destructive behavior. He is now well adjusted after a few minor incidents. He loves his big brothers. We cannot thank you enough for this feisty sweet boy!"
Rebecca shares their "Happy Tail" - "Back in 2007, we dropped by the SPCA to see some of the dogs up for adoption since we had recently put down our 18 year old Dachshund Cocoa. In the reception room, here was a skinny basset hound/dachshund mix named Charlie playing with a kitten. Since most of my dogs I’ve owned were not the “best of friends” with cats, I was so surprised with his playfulness.
Bethany shared this "Happy Tail": This is our baby Cooper after playing around the grill outside! We got him almost a year ago from the Georgia SPCA. Back then his name was Thomas! We love Cooper so much! Thanks to the amazing people at the SPCA for making our family complete!
Christine Kopsho shared a "Happy Tail": "This is Savannah (formerly known as Gene). She loves the outdoors and the snow. She is such a blessing to us and we adore this beautiful pup!"
Wille's story, as told by his foster mom, Yvonne Stirling:
"Isn't 10 months too much time to invest to find one cat the perfect home? Not for the Georgia SPCA! The cost of time was a small price to pay to save a terrified two-year-old orange tabby named Willie.
Remember Piglet? He's now named Cash, in honor of his adopter's favorite singer, Johnny Cash. Here's a photo of Piglet when we first rescued him from Floyd County Animal Control, and a photo of him now. His foster mom babysat him last weekend, and was very happy to find he remembered her. He's grown into a very happy, well behaved boy, and has a wonderful home.
George and Charlie went to their new home about a week ago. Guess you could say they're settling in nicely!
Kate Petree wrote: Jax and Scout (formerly Napoleon and Canolli) napping on the couch.
Kristina Miller-deCocq shared a picture of Roxy formerly known as Foxy with her BFF a cat named Goose.
Jen Rasnake shared a "happy tail":
Thank you very much for offering the low cost vaccination clinic it is such a help. Your volunteers were very nice and it was such a quick and easy process. I am passing on the info to others. I adopted a dog (Oliver in the pic) from you last Thanksgiving and have been soo happy with my little guy. Keep up the good work!
Here's a Happy Tail from Brownie (on the left), who was with the GA SPCA for quite some time before being adopted last month. Brownie says life is good, she has slimmed down and loves the early morning walks in the park with step-sister Della, also adopted from GA SPCA in 2010. Keep in touch, Brownie.