Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mobile Spay and Neuter Bus coming to South Georgia and New Years Day Rescue Story

As you know,  I am an advocate for adopting dogs.
Labrador Retrievers, America's favorite dog, are the most relinquished pure bred so consider adopting from a breed specific rescue group if you have your heart set on one.     

Pit Bulls are the most destroyed and perhaps the most misunderstood. 

Each year 5 million healthy animals are euthanized in the U.S.

The only answer is to spay & neuter our pets.

Last week I was contacted by a lovely woman who has offered to donate many of the needed medical supplies for a Spay and Neuter bus.  If will be the first in SouthEast Georgia.  A bus was donated to 
Max's Animal Rescue
a local group I support.
Another good friend of mine has offered to assist in the fabrication of the bus itself.

New Year's Day Rescue 2012
It was the best way to start the New Year here on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
I found this very sweet, senior "petite" dalmation wandering on a busy road on New Years Day morning.  I learned days later that she had been picked up the evening before and then - sit down for this - put back outside at 2 a.m. when the girlfriend of the person who had her objected to the dog being in the home.  I found her five hours later at 7 a.m. It took her awhile to come to me but eventually I got her - cold, tired, & hungry.  

Despite the frantic owner's daily efforts there was a disconnection in communication at our local Animal Control whom I also contacted.  I had fliers up at our local vet (whom Animal Control contacted too),  pet supply market, dog beach, & the area I found her but it took five days to put owner and dog together.  Last Friday evening, I got a phone call from my favorite vet tech, Mary (our hero), who was reading the Humane Society website when she saw this:

A woman by the name of Susan came by looking for her family dog, Maggie, who has gone missing FROM REYNOSO AVE. ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND over the last 5 days due to neighborhood fireworks (fear of loud noises). She is about 10 years old and may limp due to pain in her rear right leg (arthritis). She will email me a photo so that we can post it on here soon, but physical descriptions are: she is a medium size dog, droopy ears, long tail, short coat, white with black spots, dalmation mix. She is up to date on rabies. She may cry in the cold because of arthritis pain. She is very sweet, old, and will respond to "Maggie". Thank you everyone for your help and passions for helping familes reunite with their pets. Call Glynn County Humane Society.

Two phone calls later, Maggie was re-united with her owner.
It takes a village sometimes....

The winner of the La Vita e Bella pillow is the stunningly lovely & talented 
Dore from Burlap Luxe
Authentic with a touch of soul...


  1. Hello Kim,
    What a sweet reunion. So happy that Maggie is home again.

    Wonderful news about the bus clinic..I wish them much luck. Bless you for all that you do for the love of animals. You are appreciated.

    Janet xox

  2. Kim,
    You are a women to love!
    Your works in pet care does not go un-noticed
    and we all take notice of all you do.

    Kim, many blessing are on there way to you for you walk in faith in all you do.


    Ps...How is your garden beds doing? I so want to create your beautiful front yard in my front yard.

  3. I just found your blog, love your tastes and it's so refreshing to see an avid
    pound/rescue supporter! I found my gorgeous choc. lab and russian blue cat both at pounds!

  4. Hi, Janet at The Empty Nest recommended I visit!
    We have had four dogs (two with us still) and they were all rescued. Three as older puppies and one Golden Oldie, who came to us at twelve and lived to be sixteen and a half. People worry about not knowing their backgrounds, but we have never had any problems that we haven't been able to overcome with patience and a lot of love.

  5. Just found your blog via Empty Nest. You mentioned that Labs are most likely to be relinquished. Would you please explain why Labs are given up?

    Several years ago two Lab mixes found our home and we adopted them. We loved them; very gentle souls. Though we did have to watch the male because he loved to gnaw on a lot of things and in his first year he began to have seizures which we treated for the rest of his life. Even now I miss them and would not hesitate to adopt Labs.

    Thanks in advance for responding to my question.