Pet adoption – Oogutiyuushi Thu, 11 Aug 2022 19:58:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pet adoption – Oogutiyuushi 32 32 Santa Barbara County Pet Adoption: A Dog Needs a New Home Tue, 09 Aug 2022 16:25:19 +0000

Charlie is recovering from severe burns he suffered during a domestic dispute in Lompoc that ultimately led to the death of its landlord and landed the man's son in jail.  The dog needs a new forever home.

Charlie is recovering from severe burns he suffered during a domestic dispute in Lompoc that ultimately led to the death of its landlord and landed the man’s son in jail. The dog needs a new forever home.

Charlie the dog needs a new forever home.

Los Alamos-based dog rescuer Jen Curtis helped the dog recover from severe burns he suffered during a domestic dispute that ultimately led to the death of his owner and led to the son of the man in jail.

“Obviously his dad raised him really well, because he’s a good dog,” Curtis said of Charlie. “He’s just a good, solid, well-behaved dog. Despite his situation, he’s a very happy dog ​​and he was clearly very much loved by his person.

Charlie is about 3 years old and weighs about 50-60 pounds. His terrier appearance mixed with the chatter of a husky, she said.

“He must be partly raucous because he’s very talkative,” she said, adding that Charlie would gossip with his toys or if he saw the leash.

Curtis often visits the Santa Maria Animal Shelter to help find homes for the dogs or transfer them to a friend’s rescue organization in Oregon.

During a visit to the shelter, she saw Charlie recover in a medical room and learned some of his story.

Dog burned during a marital dispute in Lompoc

The dog was burned on June 11 when Joseph Ashley Garcia, 40, of Lompoc allegedly set his father on fire at their residence, according to law enforcement reports.

Officers responded at 3:30 p.m. to a residence in the 200 block of North D Street following a report of a father and son fighting. They also received a report that the son was beating the father.

When officers arrived, they asked Garcia to open the door so they could check on his father.

When he did not comply, the officers forced their way into the residence.

“Once the door was broken down, officers could see that the father’s head was completely engulfed in flames,” a prosecutor’s motion said, adding that the fire was quickly extinguished.

Charlies was also on fire and ran out the front door, according to legal documents.

The father, Joseph Michael Garcia, 68, suffered third-degree burns and was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital before being transferred to a burn treatment center.

He died on June 21 and his son now faces a murder charge.

Charlie ran away from home, but was later captured and taken to the Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelter.

His burns were limited to his right shoulder and an area towards his ribs. He also had a burnt ear and fur.

“It was painful for him,” she added.

When Charlie joined the Curtis family, she continued her care, putting cream and antibiotic spray on the burns and fitting the dog with a shirt for extra protection during outings.

Nearly two months later, her burns have mostly healed, she said.

Charlie loves people and other dogs, and loves road trips, Curtis said. He likes to play with his stuffed animals, spinning them while talking, of course, to his toys.

“There’s a bad side to this story, but what’s great is that he’s a happy dog ​​and he loves people, he loves other dogs and he just does you. talk,” she said.

Anyone interested in adopting Charlie can contact Curtis by email at

Man accused of setting fire to father faces murder charge

Meanwhile, the son’s lawyer said he doubted his client’s mental capacity and a judge ordered assessments by two medical experts.

However, Garcia refused to meet with a third doctor.

He also tried to fire his lawyer, but the judge rejected the attempt, along with a different request to represent himself in the case.

Garcia remained in custody at the North Branch Jail Tuesday morning without bond.

He is charged with murder, plus a special circumstance for inflicting torture, which means he faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

His case returns to the Superior Court of Lompoc on Wednesday.

A celebration of life for Joseph Michael Garcia will be held at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at American Legion Station 211, 636 North H St., Lompoc.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

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]]> Find your new family member at an animal adoption center! Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:22:43 +0000


If you and your family are considering getting a pet, there are countless homeless animals that need love, companionship, and medical attention. A shelter could be where you find your new furry best friend.

Laura Linneman, director of animal care for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, says that when families visit, they do their best to make sure they end up with the right pet. company for them. “The counselor will act as a matchmaker to help find a suitable pet for what the family is looking for,” she says. “They will also help provide any educational materials the adopters may need to prepare them and the new pet for post-adoption success.”

When visiting a shelter, ask if staff microchip, spay or sterilize, vaccinate, or provide medical care after adoptions. Also, be sure to ask questions about the medical, temperament, and behavioral issues of the animal you’re interested in.

Keep in mind that pet retention is important. The pandemic has increased the number of pets adopted, but has also increased the number of pets abandoned or returned to shelters.

“When we do adoption matches, we always hope it will be for the life of the animal,” Linneman says. “Life situations and lifestyle situations change in a person’s life, many are beyond their control and this may require them to relocate their pet. That’s okay and we’re not judging that. Our hope is that an owner will do everything in their power to keep a pet, but sometimes unexpected life changes prevent this from happening.

If you’re having trouble following the “Adopt, Don’t Buy” mantra, be sure to visit a reputable pet store or licensed breeder to ensure animals are treated in an ethical and humane manner. Linneman recommends using Petfinder or AdoptaPet when doing your research.

“You should get references, be able to see where the animal lives before you buy it, and learn more about its health and breed genetics if you choose to buy an animal from an ethical breeder” , she says.

Below is a list of shelters and rescue centers in the state so you can find the right one for your family.

Northern New Jersey

Eleventh Hour Rescue
Morris County
“Their only crime is that they have no more time” is the slogan of this relief group. This no-kill rescue, run mostly by volunteers, saves death row animals from high-mortality shelters. Whether in foster homes, kennels or adoption centres, each dog and cat receives a clean and safe living environment, food and fresh water, medical attention and an abundance of care. The thrift store operates out of the Roxbury Mall on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Father John’s Animal House
Established in 1999 by a member of the clergy, this community animal shelter in Sussex County now has the capacity to safely and responsibly place more than 600 animals each year. Each animal is fully checked, neutered or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before leaving for their adoptive home.

Home for a good dog rescue
Berkeley Heights
Over 10,000 dogs have been adopted. Or, you can choose to foster a puppy. Grooming services are also offered. Be sure to visit Woofstock Festival 2022 and not only meet HFG alumni and host families, but also enjoy two days of live music, Battle of the Bands, food, demos and entertainment. even more animal adoptions, September 10 and 11!

New Jersey South Hills Pet Rescue
On a freezing day in March 2018, Vicky, a helpless dog found alive on a pile of trash, was brought to a shelter in Newark. Needing medical attention, training and love, NJSH Pet Rescue took her in. Vicky was adopted by a wonderful family and she became the face of NJSH, and the first of 35 dogs removed from the Newark shelter in her first year. The The goal is to be a resource for local shelters and homeowner abandonments in New Jersey, as well as Texas, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Northstar Animal Rescue
This volunteer-based 501(c)(3) all-breed rescue focuses on rescuing at-risk dogs from overcrowded animal shelters. Look for the dogs during adoption days at Pupcakes & Pawstries as well as Denville and Boonton Farmers Markets – plus there will be a booth set up at Boonton Day on September 25! And then head to A Celebration of Pets on October 2 for even more fun as you participate in animal-based activities, crafts, pet blessings, and more!

Saint-Hubert Animal Welfare Center
Madison Adoption Center, Madison
North Center Branch, North Branch
Noah’s Ark Centre, Ledgewood
The Madison site is open for daily walk-in adoptions at certain times. St. Hubert’s is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, supporting the human-animal bond and seeking to foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures.
Until August 12, you can participate in the pet calendar and the photo contest.


Central New Jersey

All Fur One animal rescues and adoptions
Silverton Section of the Toms River
Pre-approved adopters can schedule virtual or in-person meetings
This volunteer-run pet shelter and 2,300 square foot adoption center provides a loving, temporary home for rescued pets. Some of the amenities include a volunteer lounge with snacks and coffee, an indoor playroom and outdoor play area for the pups, and large free roaming suites stocked with toys and kitten perches.
Visit the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten for a pet adoption day on August 10, as All Fur One Pet Rescue & Adoptions will be bringing cats and cats of all breeds and sizes in need of “furever” homes. Pre-approvals for same-day adoptions can be provided. In addition to adoptable animals, there will be music, giveaways, raffles and a donation station.

Township of Hamilton. Animal shelter and adoption center
Township of Hamilton.
The shelter offers beautiful, affectionate dogs and cats looking for loving families. Visit during business hours to see adoptable animals in person. At the moment the shelter is at capacity, so foster families and adopters are badly needed.

Jersey Girls Animal Rescue
Southern Plain
Rosemary Petriello started her rescue group in 2012 after losing her job. While unemployed, she saw a Facebook page dedicated to puppies on death row, and within months found a way to fight the euthanasia of unwanted and abused animals. Since the organization’s inception, Petriello has rescued thousands of dogs and cats with the help of volunteers. Most of the animals come from North Carolina, and some come from South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Karma Cat + Zen Dog Animal Rescue
mill town
Through the Pawsitive Impact project, Karma Cat + Zen Dog offers resources to provide food and medical care for pets in underserved communities; identifies veterinarians or other organizations providing low-cost medical services; organizes local adoption events; provides grant programs to help cover the cost of food, adoption fees, and medical services; and provides educational materials and programs on topics such as TNR and trapping programs, children’s educational programs, pet care, and first aid.

Cat rescue with loving hands
South River
This non-profit non-profit cat rescue is looking for volunteers. Don’t miss their delicate tray auction on October 16, where you can browse tons of gift baskets with proceeds going to the organization’s medical fund.

Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
Township of Upper Freehold.
Although not your typical pet adoption center, Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary provides a safe, loving, and protected environment for senior dogs who are homeless. Residents are older – 7 years or older – and receive the physical and emotional comfort, companionship and enrichment they need to thrive in their golden years.

Monmouth County SPCA
There are many animals to choose from, from dogs and cats to “small and furry”. The SPCA also offers veterinary services as well as lodging services.

Animal Rescue New Beginnings
Eastern Brunswick
Located inside Edgebrook Animal Hospital, New Beginnings features an adoption center and pet food bank.

North Brunswick Humanitarian Association
North Brunswick
This board-run organization is known for its fundraising flea market in June, as well as popular adoption events, such as Super Cat Adoption Day and Dog Walk-a-Thon & Adoption Day which will be held this year on September 25. They partner with other adoption agencies in the area.

Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare and Adoption Center
Dogs and cats are available for adoption, but you can also help by sponsoring events, sponsoring kennels, or even donating a vehicle.

Wilma’s Orphans
This canine orphanage is a one-woman operation, finding pets their second, third, or sometimes even fourth forever home after she retires from the business world. There are a variety of dog breeds, mixes, sizes, shapes, genders, ages, and colors.

Southern New Jersey

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center
black wood
It’s kitten season! Over the next few months, staff will focus their efforts on saving the lives of fragile, homeless and at-risk kittens.

Voorhees Animal Orphanage
Serving most of southern New Jersey, the animal orphanage has several dogs and cats waiting for new homes. They have saved the lives of over 36,000 pets since opening in 1988, including over 2,200 last year alone! And be sure to visit Woofstock on September 24, an adoption event and fundraiser that includes music, food trucks, dog shows and of course, adoptions!

Keep in mind that most adoption centers are non-profit organizations and are run by volunteers, so feel free to help or donate, even if you’re not bringing a friend back to four. paws at home.

Baptist Health Care Foundation donation, pet adoption events and more Fri, 05 Aug 2022 18:12:50 +0000

Former Baptist Health Care President and CEO Al Stubblefield and his wife, Mary Lee, donated $100,000 to the Baptist Health Care Foundation.

The foundation will name the emergency department waiting room, located on the first floor of the new Baptist Hospital campus, in honor of the Stubblefields for this donation. The new campus, currently under construction at Interstate 110 and Brent Lane, is expected to open in fall 2023.

Stubblefield’s career at Baptist began in 1985 when he and his family first moved to Pensacola. In 1999, he became the third president and CEO of Baptist Health Care. He continued to elevate the level of care provided to Baptist until his retirement in 2012, according to Baptist.

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