The World According To Gem

We’ve got a Gem update for you! You’ll recall her story we’ve been following here and here. She seems to be settling in quite nicely in her new SF home..she even has a new Facebook page, which is where we found these photos. Gem was sent this coat while she was at the SF Animal Care & Control facility. (And notice juuuuust the slightest hint of a Baroo…)

(Oops, can’t forget this video clip. Tried to embed it but it wouldn’t play nice.)

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Here she is meeting a new friend.

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A local SF pet store donated a gift card to Gem, so she could go shopping for treats and toys.

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Gem and her Mini-Me.

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Thanks to Cuteporter Tonya C. for the FB tip.

Excalideer?

Listen, strange people lying in ponds distributing deer is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some aquatic ungulate ceremony!


Fawn rescued by boy from flood waters, via Reddit.

UPDATE: Actual story here.

Looking For A New Sidekick?

Emily S. in NYC has begun a new webseries called “The Sidekick Series,” inspired by her adopted kitteh B.K. As her website says, it’s “dedicated to bringing you real stories of rescue pets and their hoomin parents!” (NOT a bad thing.)

“Our hope is that hearing positive rescue/adoption stories will help people realize adopting a cat/dog is the way to go. That’s also why we’ll be featuring different rescue organizations in NYC.”

Rocky Ridge Refuge Is Te-RRR-iffic!

Wow, check this out. It seems there’s an animal refuge in Arkansas, called the Rocky Ridge Refuge.

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A lady named Janice Wolf runs the RRR.

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She’s been at it for 20 years now, helping animals that need special care due to medical issues, abuse and neglect.

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Anywhere from 50-60 critters hang at the RRR at any time.

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According to the RRR FB, “Many are permanent residents and others are awaiting their forever home.”

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RRR mostly runs on donations- here’s how to do it.

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Or maybe you’d like a “Gimme Shelter” calendar?

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Either way, the critters would appreciate the support.

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“I died over this! Then I died and died and died some more.” – (The evidently late) Laieanna, as seen on Bored Panda, and also from Robin C.

How 2 Make A Snoozing Sqwerl

1.) Tuck under warm blanket.
2.) Talk in soothing, quiet tones.
3.) Rub the head and back repeatedly.
4.) Repeat steps 1-3.

FAVE FRAME!

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From MoonPieWoman.

THIS JUST IN: Gem Was Adopted Today! (Updated!)

Remember Gem, the pupster we told you about earlier this week?

The poor little puppeh was found in December at a San Francisco recycling center, moments from certain doom. Gem was adopted today at San Francisco Animal Care and Control by Patricia A., one of the center’s employees! There was a lottery from 200 applications to determine who would be allowed to take Gem, and her application was chosen. See the new video here.

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Gem says “Thank you all for showing me so much love and adoration and for all the wonderful applications for my adoption. I have found a wonderful home and new family.”

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“My hope is that all the fantastic folks who wanted to adopt me will take their love for me and go to one of the many shelters and rescues near them and adopt another totally deserving animal in need.”

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“If everyone that wanted me would adopt another shelter animal it would make such a great difference in the world.”

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“Please spread the love and find another animal needing a forever home…”

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“..and thanks again for all the attention.”

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“I just hope it helps folks learn more about shelter animals..”

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“.. and how great we can be!-XXOO, Gem.”

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All of these fine photos (except press conference shot) by Desiree Nguyen © 2014 Delighted Images.

(These are photos taken from today’s press conference- super late-breaking-zoom-zoom-gotta-have-those-photos-thanks to Kristen H. at SF ACC!)

ABBA Goes To The Dogs. And The Cats.

This clip was performed by the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh NC, and you’ve got to hand it to them: they knock off ABBA pretty well. They’d like you to take a chance on one of their residents, and who can blame them!

“We hope it encourages more pet adoptions across the country and around the world!” -Darci S., SPCA of Wake Co.

“Just in case this hasn’t been sent in already by a gazillion others … check out the fabulousness of this Wake County SPCA promo video!” -Karen, aka Sasha’s Mum.

[Note: I was always a "Frida" guy. -Ed]

This Is Surely One Gem Of A Puppeh

[Note: This is a sad story starting out. Just want to let you know. -Ed]

There was a tiny 3-month-old puppeh in San Francisco that somehow miraculously survived a brutal trip thru a recycling center just before Christmas. Gem The Puppeh was rescued just moments from certain peril!

That was then. THIS…is now!

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She has made a full recovery thanks to San Francisco Animal Care & Control.

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The Furrtographer took these nice photos at the shelter.

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Josh Norem says “She is in foster care in SF while ACC sorts out the adoption applications. They have over 200 applications for her.”

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Miracles do come true, don’t they?

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When is a Kitten not a Kitten?

When it’s a baby beaver. It’s true! Bet ya didn’t know that huh? Didja, huh?

This is a kitten.

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And in a crazy-cute parallel world, this is also a kitten.

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“This is Charlie!!” – Kitten photo by Sivan.
Photo of smiling baby beaver rescued in 2009 via KOMO News.

Bombogenesis Visits Watkins Glen

[Note: Had NO clue what a "Bombogenesis" was. Had to Bing It. -Ed]

The tireless Meredith T. of Farm Sanctuary digs way out and checks in. “With a large swath of the country digging out from Bombogenesis (that’s what they’re calling it! I swear!)..”

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“I wanted to send you an adorable gallery of images of ‘Farm Animals in Snow.'”

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“Just picture it— precious ducks, pigs and cows prancing and frolicking in snow.”

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“I’m not sure why, but people never think about farm animals being in the snow.”

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“These sweet images from our Watkins Glen, NY shelter have an element of magic and surprise..”

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“…. I think your readers would enjoy!”

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