As we all know, one of the best ways to ensure that seniors avoid the isolation that is so common is for them to enjoy a companion animal. But living on a fixed income often places them in the position of having to choose whether they get to eat or their pets do.
So Four Legs and Fur has been proud to volunteer at the McCarty Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program to provide their participants with pet food as well as meals. To-date, over 800 pounds of food have been bagged by our members and distributed to those with animals in need.
Here we are, October 10th, at the Pittsburg music festival, enjoying good food, good music and the donations of food and items that many came to give to Four Legs today. Thank you everyone for your participation. Without it we don’t exist!
I was originally a feral cat that finally came down out of the trees and was adopted by a vet who takes WONDERFUL care of me!
I am a puppy mill survivor and spent the first three or four years of my life pregnant in a kennel all the time. Now I’ve gone to a home where I’m learning how to play with other dogs, eat good food, gain weight and actually enjoy life!
My name was Peggy, but it’s now Susu. I was going to be left at a farm when my family moved away, but Four Legs found me a great new home with other dogs. I’m happy now being inside most of the time, instead of left in a barn; eating good food and playing!
We’ve been busy distributing food to seniors who could no longer feed their pets, as well as others.
Through both partnerships with Meals on Wheels and direct purchases, nearly 1,000 pounds now! See our more recent post for how we’re helping the McCarty Senior Center’s seniors keep their pets fed.
We’re hoping to get a direct contact with food manufacturers so we can do even more.
My name’s Angel and I’m a laid-back cuddly sort of Himalayan that survived a difficult illness when little. The only effect is that I sometimes walk off the ends of things because I don’t see well there, but it never hurts me, just makes my humans laugh. I get along well with all sorts of dogs and cats, and would just like someone to cuddle with. Is it you?
I was sent to the Polk County Humane Society so that I could be seen by more people, which was scary, but within a week a loving family adopted me and I’m a happy kitty now!
I’m a retired puppy mill papa that would LOVE to have a family teach me how to enjoy being a pet. I love snuggling; have been neutered and have all my shots for now. I get along with other cats and dogs just fine, so please take me home.
I love running until I’m tired, because I was in a kennel for so long. So it’s probably better if I’m out in the country where I won’t run into traffic. Or even better, I’d calm down some with a human who wanted to love on me a lot!
UPDATE: Chocolate was adopted out of his home with many other pups into an older lady’s place that is giving him lots of individual attention and loving. He’s lapping it up LOL!
I’m a beagle / pug mix that was rescued from a puppy mill after having several litters. I’m now spayed, up-to-date on my shots and just love being petted and played with. But both of us would really be happier and less feisty if we were not with so many dogs in such a big pack.
Bit-Bit is also spayed & has all her shots, and we both love to play and nuzzle humans all day.
We have been moved to Polk County Humane Society so we can meet more people and get our furever home soon. Please stop by and give us a snuggle, we just love it!
UPDATE: Both of us were individually adopted within the first week after arriving at Polk County Humane, and we’re both doing excellently. Here’s a picture of one of the happy adopters! I’m no longer Mama, but Maggie, and get to live out my life being taken care of excellently. Yay!
Mama Shiloh was found with this little guy tagging behind, and he was so loving that he was immediately adopted by the person who found him.
Beautiful mama cat to Sabrina, Priscilla, and Smokey. Her owner simply has too many cats now to take care of all of them, and is hoping that you have the room and big heart to help her become all she could be. She’s spayed, calm and looking for someone to keep teaching her how wonderful being someone’s pet can be.
This is one of several feral cats adopted by a gentlemen who can now no longer feed all of them.
It was a hard choice to put Sabrina (The cat on the right) up for adoption, because she’s become quite tame. Born in August 2015, she has been spayed, and is hoping for a chance to be someone’s best friend. If you’ve ever wanted to adopt a cat that looks like a Ragdoll or Siamese, then Sabrina would be perfect for you!
2009 to 2015. The best boyfriend any girl could have. After overcoming the trauma of his puppyhood in a drug den, he became goofy, happy, and a champion squirrel chaser, as well as Suki’s great love. The entire pack misses him.
2009 to 2015: Zeus’s great love, and the smartest, most loyal dog that I have ever had the pleasure to be owned by. Once Zeus was gone she just gave up, so never let it be said that dogs don’t feel true emotions. I miss her funny face very day!
All of us old Luddite ladies at Four Legs and Fur are excited about the idea of becoming bloggers and letting you know the great things we’ve been doing to help Hickory County’s companion animals.
In the last three months, we’ve helped get over thirty cats and dogs spayed or neutered; distributed nearly 1,000 pounds of cat and dog food to seniors and others who would otherwise not be able to keep their pets; and found loving forever homes for thirteen cats and dogs. Whew! A lot of work, but so totally worth it!
The only way we can keep doing what we do is when great people like you donate. Every dollar helps. So please send your donations to PO Box 173, Hermitage, Missouri 65668. We are a 501 (3) c organization and you will get a tax-deductible receipt from us at the end of the year, and a LOT of thanks from the animals right away!