Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mostly for the Locals

Hi Everyone..... Remember Cassie of Cassie and Koda, the two Golden Retreivers that were left at Canine Country Club.

Well, this is her "HAPPY" look, and Koda is so Happy that he couldn't settle down for a picture.

They are in their new and totally loving home.....Yes folks and four-paws they got adopted and they got adopted together. They didn't have to be separated. Isn't that GREAT...

We are so happy for her.  We are also happy to help one of our local church's who are working on a special facility for pets at our local Human Shelter for Human Homeless.  Check out this:

Here is the basic info about the pet area at Lantern House (St. Anne’s Homeless Center).

Homeless affects more than people it affects their pets as well. St. Anne’s Homeless center is in the midst of building a new facility to be named Lantern House. This new facility will not only help us better serve those who find themselves homeless and in need but to also provide a place where they can keep and care for their pets while they get the help they need to get back to becoming self-sufficient.

Currently there is nowhere for pets to stay at St. Anne’s, as law states they cannot stay in the shelter, thus pets must stay outside. During the winter some of the homeless put their pets in a school like locker outside before they go inside for the night so their pets are out of the elements. Some of the homeless people remain outside with their pets because they cannot bare to leave them alone and cold.

It is very important to the board of directors that not only are the people cared for but their pets as well. That is why when we were deciding what we needed for a new facility we had to include an area for homeless family’s pets.

Any donations will be very much appreciated and will go to help ALL family members stay together.

Isn't that a great thing.  Now I am not telling my friends across the country about this because we want you to make donations, No, we just think it is such a good idea that you might want to check your local human homelss places and see if they have a place for their pets.

But if you live here in Ogden and want to help, well, we have a little can for your loose change out front. 

Hope everyone has a nice day tomorrow.



5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

That is a wonderful idea for the homeless. I can not believe more shelters are not thinking about this idea. Of course, Ogden, UT, the home of the infamous Best Friends would be one of the first to think of such ideas. Thanks for the sharing what you are doing to help the homeless and their buddies Bert and Vickie!
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, LIly, and Mimi

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I think that is a wonderful idea and hope more places catch up with taking in the animals too! There are lots of people here that are either without their animals now because they had to leave them behind or they are living on the streets in order to keep them and that is just sad. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Ina in Alaska said...

Great news that Cassie & Koda will stay together!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news that Cassie and Koda found a forever home together!

Wooo Hoooo!!!

Great thing that the church is doing for pets!

woos, Tessa

Anonymous said...

Such great news about Cassie and Koda! Hurray! :D

Wonderful thing that church is doing. Paws up to them! :)

Waggin at ya,

Sara said...

What a great story! There are a lot of good people out there helping pets in need.

During the flooding, one of our local fall out shelters brought in crates so people could bring their pets, and then a vet agreed to come in and volunteer her services. I thought that was wonderful.

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is wonderful news. So many of the homeless are that way due to things they couldn't control. It is comforting for all to be able to keep their pets with them.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have really been wondering how Cassie and Koda were doing, but I have to admit to not wanting to ask just in case you were having problems finding a place for them. I'm so glad it's good news and they've found their new forever homes!!

I like the idea of the shelter! A 14 year old Golden we had a few years ago was given to me by a man who was homeless. The place where he lived wouldn't allow him, and I took 'Tosh' for him. He would call every now and then to see how he was, and I know it was very hard for him to not have Tosh, who was his whole life but he knew that him coming to me was for the best...

Ms. ~K said...

Super idea!
Happy LABradOR Day!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

KB said...

Bert and Vickie (and Jamie) - You all are amazing. Thanks so much for finding a home for those two wonderful goldens.

The homeless shelter that has a place for pets is an absolutely great idea.

GOOSE said...

Bert and Vivkie,
Thank you sooooo much for helping get the word out about the pet area at Lantern House (St. Anne's Homeless Center). I can't tell you how much we appreciate it. Our hearts are filled with gratitude. With everyone’s help it will become a reality and people will not have to leave or give up their furry loved ones. Thank you again!!!!!
Goose and Pastor Michelle

Just Ramblin' said...

Very cool! So glad they get to stay together. Warms the heart. : )

rottrover said...

This post is all about stayin' together when you're homeless - first Cassie and Koda and then the homeless shelter that takes pets! What a wonderful post, Bert!!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Absolutely awesome!!! - On both counts!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

What a terrific idea. So often, a homeless person's pet just ends up as another stray at an animal shelter.