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Day one in her “foster” home, with a healthy snack of kale and blueberries.

I have been contemplating adding another bird to my flock for a long time, but by telling myself “you can’t force these things, when the right bird comes along you’ll know it” I’ve been able to successfully delay a new addition for the last eighteen months.

And then, I saw Sunny listed in the volunteer newsletter. After giving Lydia approximately thirty seconds’ notice, I zoomed down to the shelter and picked her up, ostensibly to foster. I took her to my avian vet, Dr Jenny, at the excellent Animal House a couple days after bringing her home, and with a clean bill of health I introduced her to Bean, Wilson, and Birdy.

Birds are a lot like people (and not just because they walk upright, have a rich social structure, and can solve complex problems); sometimes it’s love at first sight, and sometimes it can take awhile for them to warm up to each other. We’re still in the warming up phase with Sunny and Birdy (my green cheek conure), but as Sunny gets more comfortable with her surroundings she gets better at enforcing her boundaries (because Birdy can be rather overwhelming in her forthright conure-ness). And Sunny is at a bit of a disadvantage because she has wonky arthritic feet and weak flight muscles, so she’s not as maneuverable as the other birds.

But in the two weeks I’ve had Sunny in the house, she’s gotten a new cage with wonky foot-friendly perches, has tripled her flight distance, and will actively seek out head scritches whenever she’s near me. We hit a big milestone the other day when she flew all the way across the room to land [somewhat ungracefully] on my shoulder.

So I’m happy to announce that Sunny is officially a foster failure, because sometimes birds and people fall in love at first sight, too.🙂

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Sure, I don’t get much work done with the constant demand for head scritches, but who can resist that face?

 

 

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We’re happy to report that yet another one of our Adoption Ambassador animals found his forever home! Pete, the lovable, goofy Pit Mix, went home to his forever family yesterday afternoon.

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We’d like to thank his foster mama Tina, and her legion of friends and supporters, for helping us give this pooch a fresh start on life. Congratulations to Pete and his new family!

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The last day in my foster home was a delightful, sunny one. I took one last tour of all my favorite spots–my perch in the sun, my fluffy napping spot, and my favorite hiding place behind the bike! (Make sure to click on the pictures to see me in better detail!)

Time to go…my time living here on the shore is up. I shall miss this. Thanks to my foster home for all the good times and memories I will take with me. Now that I’m strong and confident, I’m looking forward to my new life adventure!

Thanks to my new forever family, I’m settling in nicely! Luther and Leon are giving me lots of love and letting me explore my new home at my own speed. I’ve already found a couple of spots I like, my litter box, and–most importantly–my food!

I know my foster mom will miss me, but I was adopted by a wonderful new family thanks to her help! I’m so proud to be an Adoption Ambassador Graduate!

Meow for now!

-Sophie

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This past Saturday The Anti-Cruelty Society took part in our largest adoption event of the year: Clear the Shelters! This nationwide adopt-a-thon encouraged people in the community to come together and find homes for as many animals as possible on Saturday, August 15th. And boy did we do just that!

68 animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society found their forever homes this past Saturday! That’s almost seventy pets who got to spend the weekend with their new families! Nearly 1,000 animals from the participating Chicago and Northwest Indiana shelters and over 12,000 animals nation-wide found their new families!

Thank you to everyone who made this day a huge success – especially our foster team – who helped us rehabilitate needy animals and fill the shelter with happy healthy pets. Thank you for all your hard work!



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Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff is quite the handsome boy! This beautiful 7 month old Siamese Mix was sent to foster for socialization and is now ready to come back to find his forever home! Here’s what his foster mom had to say about this little looker:

Powder Puff (aka Marshmallow Fluff) has to be one of the sweetest kitties you will ever meet.  One look at his beautiful blue (slightly crossed) eyes, and your heart will absolutely melt!

Powder’s favorite past times are definitely eating and playing . . . and more eating and playing!  Dry food, wet food, treats, boiled chicken – you bring something edible out, and he’ll gobble it right up!  And mouse toys, mylar balls, teaser wands, balled up pieces of paper and aluminum foil – he sees something playable, and he is pouncing on it!

Marshamallow Fluff (1)Powder Puff is super sweet and affectionate.  He loves to be pet (especially being scratched behind his ears and having his very round tummy rubbed), but he unfortunately still does not enjoy being picked up and held.  (We’ve tried working with him on it, but it appears that he is really afraid of heights.)  Powder is a bit on the shy and timid side, but he will absolutely love you wholeheartedly and unconditionally with just a bit of kindness and patience.

Powder Puff has two foster brothers whom he absolutely adores, and it is clear that he thrives on the companionship of other kitties.  He would really love to find a forever home where he would have a feline brother or sister.  That, and a small, quiet place where he can tuck himself away occasionally (he really likes on or under the bed), and he will be set for life!

We are incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to this wonderful baby, but he is very excited that he will be going to a forever home soon!  Please adopt Powder Puff today!!

Visit the adoption page of our website to watch for Marshmallow Fluff’s (aka Powder Puff’s) adoption debut at our main location at 510 N. LaSalle Avenue.

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Adopted! Snap, Crackle, Pop

Say hello to Snap, Crackle, and Pop! They are the cutest little triplets ever & they are getting ready for our Home for the Holidays event! If you are interested in any of these guys, be sure to see them at 510 N. LaSalle Street on Friday, December 12th from 12-7pm and Saturday, December 13th from 12-5pm. These playful kittens are ready to go into their forever home!

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If you would like to learn more about Snap, Crackle, or Pop, please contact us at foster@anticruelty.org

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reese_mary raines 4Reese, one of our long-term residents, was featured on WCIU’s You & Me This Morning show today and was quite the hit! This loveable 7 year old Chihuahua Mix is currently available for adoption while in foster care – and would love to get to know you!

Here’s what her foster mom has to say about this lovely gal:

reese_mary raines 6Reese is a wonderful, loving, loyal dog.  She loves to sit and lie on your lap and to be petted (especially on her belly!).  She is happy as long as she is included – loves to go on car rides, long walks with kids, to the park for a picnic.  She sleeps in the crook of my arm and is just so happy giving and getting love!  I do crate her when I am gone (she has never had an accident in the crate), and it might be a good idea for a new owner to crate her after they get their night time snuggles (she has had accidents in the middle of the night).

reese_mary raines 7She is great with my two dogs. She holds her ground if needed – no one is going to pull one over on Reese. She is very loving with my kids though new owner should have children be very gentle at first and probably not allow children to hold her.

Her eyes are soulful and kind and she is just going to make someone the nicest pet!  She barely needs a leash as she tends to stick right by you and comes immediately when called.  Love love love this gal!

If you’d be interested in meeting Reese in person, reach out to our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

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