How did Charlie, a 2 ½ year-old homeless Pomeranian dog with a broken jaw, sitting on death row in a South Central L.A. animal shelter end-up getting adopted from posh pet shop in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Los Angeles?
Two brightly decorated vans have headed out from New York to visit 24 U.S. cities as the North Shore Animal League begins its 9th annual Tour of Life adoption campaign. Over the next six-weeks the rescue group hopes to find homes for 700 orphaned pets living in shelters in 16 states.
In January when a litter of puppies was found on the side of a road in Florida, it was discovered that one of the little guys had only two legs. The litter of eight was taken to an animal rescue group called Pet Rescue by Judy. The puppies that were only days old at the time, have been cared for by volunteers and will soon be adopted.
Inevitably, when I tell people that part of what I do as a veterinarian is performing acupuncture, I get one of two responses. Either "Really? Acupuncture for animals?", or "How wonderful! I've had acupuncture, and since I know it works for me, that's great that animals can have it too!"