We were terribly moved by this very touching letter and are now reaching out to ask your help for this family's animals in their time of need. Please read below and help us to spread the word as soon as possible. Michele lives in Penngrove Ca which is near Petaluma.
"My name is Michele and I'm about to enter the hospice phase of my life. I have brain, bone, and lung cancer which is moving at an unprecedented rate and has not responded to any of the treatments that I have endured. I was just diagnosed Jan. 2013 and have been looking for solutions on what to do with my rescued animals. My husband is a dialysis patient and has narrowly survived 8 heart attacks. I am seeking assistance with two of my dogs that are seniors and might be considered special needs depending on how you define it."
Katrina rescue who was not expected to pull through. He's in great health at the age of 8 and current on his vaccinations. Loud noises bother him but with a toy, he calms down. Has been raised with two other larger dogs and 6 cats
10 year old Labradoodle. She is in great health and current on vaccinations. If spooked, she has the ability to jump a fence but she doesn't go far, only the distance that she can still see you.
"To that end, I am seeking a safe, trustworthy place to give them the best opportunity to find their final home and family. They don't act like seniors and Kenai especially does not look like a senior.They have tons of vitality and I have no reason to think they don't have years ahead of them.
Due to my husband's status, hospice has strongly recommended that I remove these two dogs from the home as I will lapse into sleep and likely not wake. My timeline is short, I am requesting that these two dogs be considered to be part of your rescue lineup so that they have the best shot of a future. If I drop them at a shelter, they will not pass the Star testing and they'll never make it out."
If you can help, please email Michele: email@example.com
And another little guy named Boom-Boom in Northern California needs a home.
He's Chihuahua and something. And he's in a bit of a predicament.
You see, Boom-Boom is stuck in a shelter and, even though he is a favorite of the volunteers, he's at the top of the list for euthanasia. He's an older dog by shelter standards (he's only 7!) and he has a bone protruding from his sternum. According to the shelter, the bone is not causing any problems and does not require surgical correction. (But their budget is tight. You might want a second opinion on this.)
Boom-Boom has a lot of spirit. And he gets along well with dogs and with cats! Lots of positive stuff for this little guy.
Please tell all your friends about Boom-Boom. He needs a home, and quickly.
If you can help, please contact Susan Hoffman at for firstname.lastname@example.org
With much gratitude,