10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes - October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
|Java and others are in need of loving homes|
If you're on the lookout for a new pet for you or your family, look no further.
Whether you want a dog, a cat, or even a furry little friend to complete your home, think adoption first! There are hundreds of lovable pets just waiting for you to take them home in rescue leagues and shelters everywhere.
Check out these 10 pets available for adoption from the Broken Tail Rescue League, below
Meet Java, a friendly, energetic 5 year old pittie mix. Java is around 45 pounds and is a sweet, wiggly, playful girl. She is housebroken and crate trained and nondestructive when she's loose in the house.
Java loves people, especially kids! She pulls a bit on the leash out of excitement, but would probably quickly improve with a bit of practice in a front-attach harness.
Darby is a handsome, super sweet mixed breed with a great personality. He is 5 years old but you would never know as he doesn’t look a day over 3…at least that’s what he will tell you! Darby is a perfect size weighing in at around 40 pounds, ideal for sharing forts in the backyard for scheming summer shenanigans.
Luna is a gentle giant. She is an 8 year old Shepard Malamute mix and weighs 85lbs!
Luna is a simple girl that loves her tennis ball, walks, and company. She has lived with children, cats and dogs in the past. She craves human attention and will stay close by at all times. Luna does not use a crate and prefers to have full access to her home. She is very well behaved so it is safe to let her roam when no one is home.
Wally is a 9 pound little chihuahua with a lot of love to give. Wally is house trained and does well in his crate while his foster parents are away from home. Wally loves playing with the other 4 dogs in the house above all else. He absolutely loves other dogs and will play endlessly!
Sherlock is about six years old and 19 pounds. He is a doggie who needs a special someone to love him as he is. Could you be his Watson?
Sherlock is a low key and easy dog to care for. However, like every animal, he does have his quirks. Read on to see if you could be Sherlock's partner-in-crime!
Arthur is a gorgeous sweet tuxedo adult ~2 year old kitty. Arthur LOVES his foster dad! He sleeps at his feet every night. He is by his side on the couch. He follows him all around. He LOVES his toys and bats them around for hours! He is a super sweet kitty! He is a timid kitty with new people at first so patience is needed when meeting him. He loves other cats! He would do well as a companion kitty to another cat in the home! Arthur is looking for his forever home! An interesting note - he has two different colored eyes!
Mustard is an active, playful kitten currently being fostered in Cambridge. Mustard loves other cats, and needs to go to a home with a friendly resident cat who he can play with and learn the ropes from. Mustard is very curious, and always wants to know what is going on around him. While he is still learning to trust people, he is really coming around and will thrive in a patient home where he can adjust and learn to be comfortable.
Lip is a sweet brown and white tabby boy, two years old, with a cute pink nose. Lip can be shy but shows great lovebug potential. He needs an experienced cat owner who's willing to give him the extra special attention he needs to come around and be the awesome kitty he is.
His former owner did not give him the special treatment he needed, so he retreated and withdrew. We are working hard to bring him back to his potential. He is a super sweet, loving cat that needs that special chance to come out of his shell and show all of his love.
Maureen is very shy, but is a sweet and gentle soul -- will you be the one to bring her out of her shell and offer her a loving home? She is super active when she’s in her room at night and we hope she can show her playful side to her human friends soon. She needs a quiet home with patient adopters.
Max, Toby, Simba
Three adorable, sweet, loving male kittens ready for adoption. Through no fault of their own, they are FIV+.
What if kittens test positive for FIV?
Kittens that test positive for FIV probably do NOT have FIV! Kittens born to an FIV mother will inherit her antibodies, but not usually the virus. A mother cat with FIV will have FIV antibodies which are produced by her immune system in response to the virus. When pregnant, she will pass these antibodies to her kittens through the blood, but she will not pass the virus, which will not cross the placenta. The virus is also present in the mother's milk, and yet it is rare that the kittens actually get the virus from their mother (this also shows how hard it is to transmit the virus across the mucous membrane, indicating that the virus is NOT very contagious).Because the usual test for FIV actually looks for the antibodies and not the virus, a kitten from an FIV mother can get a positive test result without any virus being present.
As the kittens grow, they will gradually lose their inherited protection and will then test negative. This can take several months, the actual time varies between kittens, so any FIV positive test is not reliable until the kitten is at least six months old, and possibly older.