A blog by the friendly folks at Midland Humane Coalition
A blog by the friendly folks at Midland Humane Coalition
Sweet Molly is an 8 year old Chihuahua with perky ears, bright eyes and an exuberant spirit!
These days, Molly has been feeling down in the dumps. An old ACL injury* has been giving her a lot of pain in her right hind leg, which has decreased her ability to move around and be her happy little self.
*WHAT IS AN ACL INJURY? A torn ACL in dogs is actually a torn CCL, or cranial cruciate ligament. Although this ligament performs a similar function to the ACL in humans, a dog’s anatomy is different. The CCL connects the back of the femur to the front of the tibia and stabilizes the knee joint. Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is a serious condition that could permanently hinder a dog’s mobility.
If your dog develops a sudden lameness in a hind leg, it could be a torn knee ligament. This is a very common injury in dogs. Some other symptoms include sitting abnormally, swelling of the knee, and stiffness or clicking sounds while walking. See your vet if you notice any of these symptoms.
Sadly, Pi was returned 3 times within a 6-month period. It was not at all due to any fault of Pi's; allergies were the culprit. It seemed that this darling cat just couldn't seem to catch a break.
The last time he was returned, our hearts broke for poor Pi, who must have been terribly confused and disappointed with all the changes.
Thankfully, the last time he was at MHC, it only took him 9 days to finally find his forever home.
The moment we let Pi out of the kennel to meet his forever family, we knew it was just meant to be. We knew Pi had finally caught his big break.
Thank you to Brian, Loralyn and Kathryn Carter (proud parents to Pi, Princess Zelda, Mercy and Molly) for giving Pi a home!
Below is a lovely little update from his new family.
We are enjoying Pi very much! He is so soft and cuddly and he always has a smile on his face! He has his appetite back and we are very pleased to say that he is eating a can of cat food in the morning and a can at night. He loves cheese! We got him to eat by putting a few pieces on the food. He now follows us to the refrigerator and stares at us every time we open it up, in hopes of getting a few more cubes. We hope that he will start putting on a little bit of weight soon.
Pi has started playing with the cat fishing pole toy. He has started zooming around the house, like a kitten! He still sits on the chair with my husband at night, while my husband winds down from the day. He loves sitting in the rays of the sun through the windows and the sliding glass doors. He shares his adoption blanket with his new sisters, Princess Zelda (4 year old long haired cat) and Mercy (3 year old short haired cat). He has overcome his fear of our dog, Molly (who is a 15 year old black lab/cocker spaniel mix of only 25 lbs.).
I have attached some photos of him lounging around the house, along with his siblings. He is such a joy to have. I am so grateful we happened by the PetSmart on July 4th! He is a wonderful addition to our family. He is definitely at his forever home with us, as he is loved and cherished for who he is! He fits right in with our other silly adopted pets.
Thank you for having such a wonderful organization!
Here are a few tips to ensure a perfectly safe time by the water:
Here are some helpful hints for hiking with your pet:
With ample preparation, you and your dog can have a marvelously stress-free bonding experience in the glorious great outdoors!
At MHC, we make it a point to get to know our rescued pets so that we can determine what the best path is for them and set up our adoptions for success!
Take Quincy & Polk -- these two kittens seemed to lean on each other for support more so than the rest of their group. It became clear to us that they would do best and thrive in a home together.
And so, even as the other kittens in the group got adopted one by one, we held out and waited to find for the purr-fect home that will take this dynamic duo in!
This is QUINCY & POLK'S story and how these perfectly bonded best friends got to stay together in a forever home.
This account was shared by Quincy & Polk's adopter, Shafiyah Giddins.
Thank you, Shafiyah, for sharing and for adopting Quincy & Polk (now known as Opal & Marcy)!
Hello, my name is Shafiyah and my partner Mykelti and I decided almost a year ago we wanted a cat.
About 6 to 7 months after making that decision, we started actively looking. That is when we stumbled upon Polk and Quincy at the Midland Humane Coalition Adoption Center.
We originally only wanted one cat because we already had three dogs at the time and did not want to bite off more than we could chew. While looking at one of the two kittens, Polk and Quincy, we soon learned how bonded they were.
With that information provided to us by the Adoption Center, we could not with a sound mind separate the two. So, we decided to adopt both of them!
The day we got the both of them it was so nerve-wracking because we didn’t fully know what to do with one cat, let alone two. We were definitely in for a bumpy ride, but one that has brought us so much joy and we would not trade it for anything in this world.
Once home, we had to slowly introduce them to our three dogs. It was so emotionally tiring but I knew that everything would work out in our favor if we just stayed patient and consistent.
My favorite thing about Quincy and Polk (who are now named Opal and Marcy) is how outgoing they can be. They aren’t really afraid of anything and I love seeing them grow. I also love seeing them play chase with our dogs -- and believe it or not they are the ones who do the chasing!
So needless to say, they get along perfectly fine with their puppy brothers. They are always demanding kisses from them and cuddles as well, it really is a sight to see.
There you have it, folks. Another happy cat tale! :)
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From their time at MHC to their forever home...check out these sweet photos!
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4206 West Loop 250 N
Midland, TX 79707
PO BOX 53213
Midland, TX 79710
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