Seniors Getting the Help They Need

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 Rescue-Food for Srs 2whether 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.

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Hundred of Pounds of Food

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.

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Be MY Angel

Rescue - AngelMy 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!

Chocolate Man

1-Chocolate 4 - LorriI’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.

1-Chocolate Face - Lorri

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!

Mama & Bit Bit

19-MamaI’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.

21-Mama & BitBitBit-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!

Rescue - Mama now named Maggie being adopted

Sabrina

1-Priscilla & SabrinaThis 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!

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We’ve Only Just Begun

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 moLogo with Shading but no wordsnths, 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!