This adorable little 4-week old kitten was found by a good samaritan who then passed her along to someone who knew AINF may be able to help. She remained in foster care with that family until she was old enough to begin her vaccines and find a forever home. AINF sponsored her vaccines and spay surgery. After about a month, Lily was adopted by a very nice person who patiently waited for her to be spayed so she could go to her new family.
Archie came to us at approximately 16 weeks old. He was neutered, Felv/FIV tested negative, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Now, this little guy has been adopted into a loving home! We wish them a lifetime of delight, shenanigans, and a purrfect friendship!
Pi was surrendered to our Fund when it became clear he could not be properly cared for. He sustained a severe eye injury, leaving his left eye infected and causing him a great deal of AINF. After initial treatment, our veterinary team felt it best to surgically remove his badly injured eye. Pi’s surgery went very well and he recovered quickly. Now, he is happy and able to live without that AINF. Pi has one great eye, four legs, two ears and one big heart for loving his new family!
This orange guy was brought to us for neutering through our feline spay/neuter program. (Currently, with help from The Feline Network, our Fund is able to spay and neuter cats at a low cost, for only $20). He was in terrible shape...extremely matted, rotten mouth, thin, not neutered and tested positive for FIV. The thoughtful woman who brought him to us would see him on one of her bus route stops (she is a transit driver) and knew he didn't have anyone capable looking out for him. He stayed with us for a few days, so we could clean him up and do his dental (which involved removing most of his teeth) and then he went home with his 'guardian angel' for further care. We treated this sweet kitty towards the of August and we got word that he now is one of Donna's permanent furry family members! When we all just look out for one another (including companion animals & wildlife), the world is always a nicer place. We are happy to have been a part of this kitty's rescue, but would have never known about him if it weren't for the kindness of a bus driver.
The Winery Girls
These kitties were rescued from living life as unwanted strays in Santa Margarita. Their rescuer works for a winery and is helping to spay and neuter as many cats he can. Both girls were approximately 5 months old when they came to AINF. They were FELV/FIV tested, dewormed, and given their kitten vaccinations. These cuties were initially cared for by a foster family where they were shown what it's like to be loved, and have now found their forever home!
Chewy is about 6 years old, neutered, and has all of his vaccines. His mom had to find him a new home when she moved to a new rental that did not accept pets. He is ALWAYS happy, and loves to be loved. His favorite thing is to be cradled like a baby, and have his tummy rubbed. He has been adopted by a wonderful family where we know he will be safe and loved for a lifetime!
Casey (aka: Mumper Tyrone)
This kitty came to our Fund from a good samaritan who found him abandoned in her neighborhood. In just one day, he was neutered, FELV/FIV tested, dewormed, microchipped and started on his kitten vaccines. Casey is approximately 4 months old and very affectionate. Within two days, he was adopted by a wonderful family where we know he will be safe and loved for a lifetime!
This little orange guy was brought to our Fund by an Animal Services officer. His front left foot was very swollen and infected. We're not sure what happened...he could have been caught in something or bit. He was given antibiotics and pain medication to help him heal. He tested FeLV/FIV negative and quickly made friends with the 5 Sweet Kittens. In July he was adopted with the redhead from the 5 Sweet Kittens and they are now living with their new family in the Bay Area!
5 Sweet Kittens
These 5 super sweet kittens were surrendered to our Fund. At approximately 5 weeks old, we've FELV/FIV tested, dewormed and flea treated. A few weeks later we began their vaccinations and when they are 4 months old, we will, of course, spay/neuter & microchip them. All 5 of these sweet kittens have now been adopted!
DD & Cleo
DD & Cleo's family had to make an extremely quick & difficult decision to re-home them as they were dealing with a sudden move to another state to take care of some health issues. At the time of this move, the family was only able to take two of their four feline friends with them to Florida. After a few months in foster care with an AINF board member, the Animals In Need Fund contacted the family (now settled in a home) asking them if we figured out a way to get them there, would they like to have these girls back with them...and they responded with a clear & tearful "YES". Cleo & DD flew to Florida to be reunited with their family. They officially meet up with their people on July 4th and that's reason alone for a big celebration. A huge thanks to Dr. Alicia Stamp and Dawnde for traveling with these girls on their personal trip to Florida. The family was also able to pay for the kitties plane tickets...and are so incredibly thankful and excited to have them back.
Blueberry is a 7 year old spayed female looking for a loving home. She is extremely sweet, gentle and loves to be with people. She was adopted into a wonderful home and they love her to pieces!
Sissy's people passed away and she was living in their home by herself. A caretaker came by once each day to look after her, but what she really needed was a warm lap to snuggle in. She has an adorable personality and loves to be pet. She is approximately 19 years old. She had a dental done and was ready to have a safe, warm home with people she can love. Sissy has now been adopted into the perfect, single-pet home to live out her golden years. We are thankful for her foster family, who did a great job in loving her and caring for her until this home was found for her.
Phoebe is a pomeranian mix approximately 1 & 1/2 years old. She had a rough life until she was adopted out of animal services. She was found abandoned in a field by a very busy street in the north county. She was very scared, dirty & had many stickers throughout her beautiful white coat. After a bath and tedious brushing, she was spayed. A few days later, she realized she was safe and then her foster mom took her to Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital where they checked her over head to toe, vaccinated her and checked her blood for any hidden problems like heartworm disease. After going back home with her foster mom, she began to show her many special qualities. She doesn't shed or bark, is house-trAINFed and gets along with other dogs. She follows the one she trusts everywhere without getting under foot and is very happy to sit in a lap, if invited. Basically, she just wants to be near and curl up in her bed or just lay by her safe human. She's a cutie-pie ... prances to greet, likes treats and chewies and plays gently. In fact, her foster mom loved her so much that she decided to adopt Phoebe and give her a forever home.
Snowball & Sophie
These older kitties (approximately 12 years old) were found locked in an abandoned home in Nipomo with no food or water for who knows how long. A Good Samaritan brought them to our clinic for immediate care. A dental, lion cut to remove his severely matted fur and a bath were immediately necessary for the male ... giving him a fresh new look! His dental required us to remove all of his teeth as they were rotten & infected. Our Fund covered the cost of their care and treatments. Catherine and Gary Patterson opened their hearts and home to both kitties and they left the hospital on May 2, 2013 to go to their forever home. The Pattersons had lost a very special girl, Sasha, in December, and were adopting in her memory. A very special thank you to the Patterson family for making sure that these cats never know another bad day.
Update:It has been about a year since Snowball (formerly Vincent) and Sophie (formerly Vivienne) were adopted by the Pattersons, who feel like thay have lived with them forever. Snowball is an excellent athlete who loves to play and who is just full of love for them, and Sophie is a cute little princess who loves to sit in their laps and graciously accept her pets and brushes.
The 7 Pups
The Animals In Need Fund became aware of a home where there were nine 8 week old chihuahua/terrier puppies and some un-spayed adult females. We worked with Animal Services to obtain them so we could be sure they are healthy, vaccinated and eventually spayed and neutered. The Central Coast SPCA was able to help us by quickly placing two of these kids in a foster home, AINF found homes for two of them and five were fostered by Woods Humane Society and adopted. Our Fund will also help sponsor the spaying & neutering of the adults in that home.
This young cat was brought to the Animals In Need Fund on March 15 for an exam and to see if she was pregnant. It appears that she had her kittens recently, but they aren't believed to have survived. She is a young, friendly girl and a wonderful feline friend. We FELV/FIV tested her and began her vaccines. She is spayed, dewormed and microchipped. Lori has now been adopted and has a loving, forever home!
Dove came to us in early March after a good samaritan found her running scared here in Nipomo. She was brought to our clinic for an exam and we worked with our local Animal Services to try and find her people. After 5 days of waiting, turns out no one came looking for her. This sweet girl was spayed, vaccinated and microchipped and ready for a loving, peaceful home. It wasn't long before Dove's foster family fell in love and decided to officially adopt her!
Peanut was found all alone in the Sierra National Forest by a couple who was camping. They scooped her up and brought her home with them. The Animals In Need Fund spayed & microchipped, dewormed & vaccinated her. After a just a few weeks of having her here with us, she has found a loving home! We are thankful for our AINF supporters. Even if you cannot adopt an Animal In Need, your financial support helps sweeties like Peanut as well as helping support us as we try to spay and neuter as many pets as we can!
This sweet 2 year old kitty was brought to our clinic by a family who'd seen her and noticed she was limping. She'd been surviving out there on her own at a local construction site. Our Animals In Need Fund was able to sponsor her FELV/FIV testing, spay surgery, vaccines, microchipping and antibiotic treatments for her injury/old wound. She is beautiful, sweet and hungry! It took awhile for her to get used to the fact that people will refill her food bowl. Ginger wasn't up for adoption for very long before a lovely family came to meet her and found an instant connection. Happy beginnings...
Cheeto was found wandering along Highway 1 with another chihuahua friend. His friend was seen being clipped by a car and running off. The good samaritan who saw this was able to catch Cheeto, but his friend could not be found. We notified our local animal services and they tried searching for him also. Cheeto was sent to Animal Services in hopes that his people would be able to easily find him, but no one came looking for him. The Animals In Need Fund rescued Cheeto from the shelter and one of our veterinarians was able to foster him. She soon fell in love and officially adopted him. Cheeto promptly received a badly needed dental and he now has a wonderful family!
Penny was brought to the Central Coast Pet Emergency Clinic by a good samaritan and they called the Animals In Need Fund for help. She was found near the railroad tracks at night, all by herself. She had a healed pelvis injury and it was determined that she did not need surgery to repair it. What she did need was someone to take care of her! A few of our technicians took turns fostering until we could get her adopted. She now has a wonderful home and gets to travel everywhere with her people. She rides bikes with her person and even gets to go to college! The Animals In Need Fund sponsored Penny's vaccinations, de-wormings, microchipping & spay surgery. It's been a pleasure to see this little girl grow and we love when she comes back to visit the clinic. Those ears!