May 28, 2009

"RED" Needs A New Rainbow of Color in Her Life
Abandoned dog needs good, responsible pet parents

May 29, 2009

Imagine your family packing up their suitcases and loading their car with all of their keepsakes, then driving away without you. That's what happened to Red.

Red is a beautiful dog who was recently abandoned by her family - (See attached photo of Miss Red).

Red's family moved three months ago and left her behind. She was running the streets during the day and returned to her family's vacant home at night. Karen Hilo, a very special and compassion lady noticed that Red was homeless and probably thirsty and hungry, so she started feeding her.

It was a challenge for Karen to get near Red, as Karen wanted to take her home. But at the right time, Red began to trust Karen. Finally Karen was able to connect with Red. Karen now has Red in her home where she lives in the garage. Karen says, "As you can imagine, I had no idea what this dog was like but knew in my heart it was for the best. I opened the cage in my closed garage and out she came."

Karen says while scared, Red didn't show any aggression. When Red saw Karen's other dogs, she quickly became "alive" and started wagging her tail. She also started playing right away with Karen's other fur kids. "I have had her for three weeks. She is coming along, getting use to me. She has had her shots and is getting fixed next week," explains Karen. "I am sure she would make a wonderful dog for a family that has at least one dog in the home."

Karen says that Red likes and plays very nicely with others dogs. Red is also house trained and is a really sweet dog. She adds, "I also had her seen by Haley Cyr, the dog trainer at Animal Defense League (ADL), who had very nice things to say about her." Karen would love to see Red placed in a good, loving forever home.

If anyone is interested in adopting Red, please contact Karen Hilo at by e-mail at

NOTE: Karen isn't interested in placing Red in a shelter. She really wants to find a good home for her, a home that has at least one other dog. In the meantime, Red will remain living with Karen until someone adopts her. Karen already has several dogs of her own, so she really can't adopt Red. If someone is interested in adopting her, it would require a slow move between both homes and for a few weeks so that Red does not feel abandoned again. Karen wants the BEST for Red.

Background information about Red:
- She seems larger in the photo. She is actually only about 30 pounds, full grown and 1-2 ys. old
- She is Well behaved, but shy around people
- Mixed-breed (not sure?). Has Red hair
- Loving personality
- Gets along with other dogs
- Is a bit shy
- Has shots
- Will be getting spayed by foster parent
- In good health

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting Red, please contact Karen right away by email at:

Please feel free to forward this email to ALL of your pet lover friends and family. And, please keep Red in your daily prayers.

Thank you and God bless you.

Your friends,

Jim & Julie Wiley
(210) 216-0920
S.A.P.P.Y. Pet Loss & Grief Support Group of San Antonio (Since 2003)

May 27, 2009

Forgotten Friends Need YOU!

Dear Pet Parents & ALL Animal Lovers,

The following is a message from Deborah Ullrich, the founder and manager of Forgotten Friends-Mixed Breed Rescue (FFMBR), a shelter located in the Austin, Texas, area. This is a wonderful rescue group and shelter. Please consider making a donation to help keep our furry friends cool and comfortable this summer.

"Through the help of many generous donations we have been able to build a small, 14x24' kennel building and new pens on each side for exercise! But with Summer here one side especially is way too hot for the dogs. We are wanting a Carolina Carport (this is an example of one but much larger) to cover the hottest pen first to help with rain and the sun. The smallest size available is 12'x21' and is $695. This will not cover the whole pen but allow a comfortable area for the dogs to get out of the direct elements.Then later one for the other side. If you can help in any way, either by donating by Pay pal at our PAW or forwarding this e-mail, everything will be greatly appreciated." -Deborah Ullrich, Forgotten Friends

If you would like to make a donation, please visit their Web site at

About Forgotten Friends:
Forgotten Friends is an 501 c (3) Austin-based rescue group that was started ten years ago to help reduce the number of sweet, loving dogs that die everyday in area shelters for lack of a suitable home. We are supported solely by volunteers and donations from the community.

We are volunteer-based and all of our funds are used for the care and maintenance of our rescued dogs. Puppies and dogs enter our program from area shelters and stay at a private mini shelter until foster homes become open or new fosters sign on. Then they can be moved out to a foster home for training before going to new families. If there are no available fosters, the dogs reside at the shelter until they are adopted.

Our mission is to rehome our puppies and dogs into homes who are fully committed to their lifetime care.
We are committed to finding the very best match between the needs of our adopters and our dogs by carefully screening applications, meet & greet sessions, home visits and vet checks.

Thank you for choosing rescue, please do not breed or buy while shelter pets die!
-Deborah Ullrich

Phase I of the
Building Project is Complete! Phase II, a large building for the big dogs is underway!

Please consider making a donation to help Deborah at Forgotten Friends to provide these furry creatures with a cool, comfortable and loving environment this summer, and all year long.

God bless you.

Jim & Julie Wiley
(210) 216-0920

S.A.P.P.Y. Pet Loss & Grief Support Group of San Antonio (Since 2003)

Group gatherings: 4th Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8 p.m.The English Tea Shoppe, 6877 Bandera Road (In Leon Valley)(Between Grissom & Huebner Roads)

Group gatherings are held in a quiet space for privacy.



"Our pets didn't leave us, they only moved closer to our HEARTS."
-Julie Wiley