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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Adopt-A-Pet This Holiday Season

"My name is Todd. I am a very sweet little pup. I have had a bad start as I was abandoned and nobody wanted me. I am in need of a warm and loving home. I would be good with other dogs, cats and children."

We don't care who you are - if that face and that description doesn't make you want to adopt a pet this holiday season, there's something wrong with you.

Fortunately, six-month old Todd's story had a very happy ending this morning.

He was adopted into a warm and loving home and is getting along splendidly in his new surroundings. He's even napping on the floor as we speak, watching a little college football with his new buddies, Miss Emily, Uncle Will and a cute little Westie named Cotton.

Todd is just one of hundreds of dogs and cats who are looking for a home this holiday season.

Across South Carolina and the rest of the nation, groups including S.Q. Rescue are devoting their time, talents and energy to saving hundreds of animals who would otherwise have been put to sleep.

Working with online services like Petfinder, volunteers like Mary Key Escue (who runs S.Q. Rescue) pick up dogs and cats like Todd from the pound, get them spayed or neutered, fix them up with all their shots and then help place them in new homes.

The adoption fee - which goes to cover all the shots and medical check-ups prior to adoption - is usually only around $125. That's a fraction of what it would cost to purchase a dog or cat at a pet store or through an online breeding service, plus you get the satisfaction of knowing you've saved an animal's life.

This morning, Todd and about several of his canine buddies were on display at the Northeast Columbia Petsmart store, where S.Q. Rescue holds regular doggie adoption events.

FITS has been granted an exclusive interview with Mrs. Escue next week, and we're looking forward to hearing her story and getting more information about this wonderful opportunity to open your home to a loving new pet this holiday season.

In the meantime, you can check out a list of S.Q. Rescue's available dogs by clicking here, and you can get more information on the program by e-mailing klangley@sc.rr.com.

Look for more on S.Q. Rescue and other Dog Adoption services on FITS soon, and we hope you'll consider adopting this holiday season so that more pets like Todd can have a happy ending.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does have a heart! Well done, Wilbur.

8:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will,

What a wonderful post! I wonder if your upcoming article will reference the work that Samuel and Inez Tenenbaum do in this field?

I trust your willingness to give credit where credit is due on such a noble undertaking would resist the appeal of partisan blinders.

Aside from permitting me this observation, keep up the good work in promoting such worthwhile causes in our state.

Respectfully,

Julia M. Fairchild

6:34 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets keep the focus on Todd. Inez will get her day.

9:03 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is so CUTE!

We all know Will's got a heart.

Bravo for the dense Anon #1 for finally realizing it..

9:58 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd is cute, now we know whose bitch Wil is...

1:17 PM

 
Anonymous Not Biased said...

A great cause and a great dog - Todd is precious! And who is this Cotton? What a cute name. I bet she's adorable...

2:33 PM

 
Blogger faithinsound said...

Ms. Fairchild,

We are absolutely going to reference the Tenenbaums' work in our upcoming post.

This is a great cause, regardless of party affiliation, and we would never leave any one for such a reason.

Thanks for noting it, though, and we appreciate your commenting.

-FITS

3:16 PM

 

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