Last summer, Bones, a 4-year-old Chihuahua was surrendered to animal control by his owner. His time had run out, when was rescued by GA SPCA. Bones didn't adjust to shelter life very well, and stayed with a foster for several months, until he found a loving home with Jonathan. Jonathan wrote to us, asking why Bones' former owner had given him up, and if the pup's original name was Boo-Boo, because that's what the paperwork from animal control indicated.
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.
When two nice ladies from the Georgia SPCA came to visit the Animal Control facility where I was living, I tried to behave really well. It was hard to see them in my concrete pen, because the walls were really high, and I only have one eye, but somehow I knew that they could help me get out of here. I have seen dogs leave with people before. I didn't know where they went, but they always seemed so happy. I don't know why I ended up here in the first place.
I adopted a precious kitten, Spice, from you 2 Saturdays ago. We are so in love with her, especially my daughter Lauren!!!! They are like best friends! We have renamed her Cali. Cali is doing great in our home and we could not have gotten a better kitten. She is so happy here and loves everyone, even my daycare babies. Although adopting her was sort of an impulse, we had talked about another kitten for years.
Alina writes: I have been meaning to write for quite some time. In May 2010, we adopted a little brown puppy you had affectionately named Herb. Though Herb fit him well, we found that Rudy was a perfect name for our new puppy. Rudy is now 1 year and 5 months and he is a MOST AMAZING, fun, loving and smart dog and truly our best friend. We started Rudy off right as a puppy. I followed instructions from Ceasar Millan, the dog whisperer, on how to raise a puppy.
Zack, a young terrier mix, was rescued from an abusive owner - his collar had been hooked so tightly that it became embedded in his neck, and he came to us with a gaping, infected wound. Despite the neglect and abuse he suffered, Zack displayed love and affection to everyone. Now healed, Zack has been adopted into a loving home.
Eunice, a tiny Yorkie, was pulled from a high-kill, rural county shelter. Filthy and matted, she cowered in the back of her cage. When our rescuer picked up the trembling, frightened pup, she discovered Eunice had no paws on her hind legs. The former victim of a mass-breeding puppy mill operation - adopted by one of our staff - is the reigning queen of the Georgia SPCA!
"We adopted our pitbull LuLu Belle formerly Daisy in November 2009, she was a rescue from a dog fighting ring and the smallest of the 3 surviving puppies. She was the last to get adopted out and as soon as we saw her picture online we just had to have her! She was only 10 pounds when we took her home and she was obviously not cared for at her dog fighting ring. She has grown into a wonderful family pet who loves kids and other animals!
"When we first looked at Olive in the shelter we were told she would need hip surgery. She had probably gotten hit by a car before she arrived at the shelter. However, we did not let that dissuade us from adopting her! We're so glad we didn't either. She is the smartest dog I've ever seen. She learns things so quickly. For instance, she knows what the printer sounds like and loves to try and grab the paper out of it before we can get it.