GHOST

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Thanks to our friends at Nat Geo Wild, we were able to help our rescue partner Mr. Bones & Co. and Rescue the Runway bring some very deserving Harvey survivors from Houston, who are in dire need.

Here is the first of those dogs. Meet GHOST! He is deaf and partially blind, but that doesn’t stop him! Read his harrowing tale below.

If you are interested in adopting GHOST, please contact Mr. Bones & Co!

 

VIA MR. BONES & CO

Hurricane Harvey’s dangerous flood waters swept through Texas in early September, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. Over 30,000 people were displaced and several thousand animals were left homeless. GHOST was caught in the middle of it all.

Austin Pets Alive! and Houston Pets Alive rescued a combined 3000+ animals, which is why we agreed to take in some of their cases. We planned to take in four heartworm positive dogs and were thrilled to learn two were adopted by local temp fosters and another went to an Iowa rescue, leaving us with one dog, Capone, that we will share more on tomorrow. When our contact at Austin Pets Alive (APA) told us about GHOST just a few days ago, we knew one of these now available spaces in our #oneluckypup program was meant for him.

Before the storm GHOST had a home and what were believed to be owners who would come back for him…except they never did. GHOST was left to fend for himself as his home flooded and was eventually rescued by a boat that heard his cries. He was brought to APA who got in touch with his owner via a microchip and who didn’t seem at all grateful they had found and saved GHOST. In keeping an open mind, the staff assumed the owner may have just been in shock as his house was flooded and ruined. APA offered to put GHOST in boarding until they could get back on their feet. Four weeks passed with no word from the owner and then the number was disconnected. Locals near GHOST’S house stated he never really had a home, was neglected, and always on the streets looking for food and kindness from strangers.

GHOST, a Double Merle Catahoula, 2 years old, also happens to be completely deaf and partially blind. How frightening it must have been for GHOST to be abandoned in a flooded home? When we met him this morning we promised he’d never be abandoned again, and that he will feel safe and loved every single day for the rest of his life.

GHOST, 60lbs., is vaccinated, microchipped, house-trained and Heartworm positive, which we are treating him for and is an easy fix and recovery!
We are incredibly appreciative of The Garden Creative and their Pet Project program that has generously donated towards the care of our Hurricane Harvey dogs! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards GHOST’S medical care costs, you can do so here: http://mrbonesandco.org/donate/

Interested in making GHOST the next member of your family in NY, NJ, CT or PA? Apply here http://mrbonesandco.org/adoption/ OR email Marisa@mrbonesandco.org .

You can also help dogs like GHOST by purchasing an item from our Foster Wish List: http://a.co/0OLbYhO

Huge thanks to GHOST’S foster mom, Sarah, who also helped coordinate this entire effort!

New partnership with Mr. Bones & Co.

 

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We are pleased to announce our first Pet Project rescue partner, Mr. Bones & Co! We will be sponsoring dogs in their amazing One Lucky Pup program!

Founded in 2013, Mr. Bones & Co., is an all-volunteer based 501(c)3 animal welfare non-profit supporting animal rescue and advocacy in our own backyard of New York City, as well as on a national and global level. Our main function is canine rescue, via One Lucky Pup, our signature rescue, rehabilitation and adoption program. While we emphasize Pit Bull rescue we accept all breeds into our program. OLP specializes in dogs facing extraordinary challenges, whether it be extensive emergency veterinary care/surgery, unfair breed discrimination or those languishing in municipal shelters with behavioral issues that make them harder to place. Our experience in the deepest of these rescue trenches gives us keen insight into understanding the challenges of animal welfare. We focus on the quality of our cases, not the quantity. By keeping our program small, typically no more than fifteen dogs at a time, we are able to put an intensive amount of attention into each dog and evaluate their needs intimately to determine their best home. This individualized plan of care enhances the adoption process, making less room for negative variables to occur post-adoption.

MBC also provides support to existing shelters and rescue groups via outreach initiatives including spay/neuter events, fundraising, and adoption support. We award numerous grants each year for a variety of services; pet care and emergency assistance to low income families, adoption training to help harder to place dogs find homes, and assistance to selfless animal rescuers doing what they can on their own. We believe animal welfare is a community effort and work hard to be part of the bigger picture.

Pet Project

If there’s one thing The Garden loves more than making you look good, it’s our love of animals. So we thought it was about time to combine those two loves into one great initiative.

Beginning this summer, The Garden Creative is joining forces with several reputable shelters and rescue organizations. A portion of every project you book with us will be donated in your name to the The Pet Project. That’s right. We’ll be replacing our “feed” blog with images and stories of the fuzzy little souls that your project is helping to support. The more jobs you book, the greater the donation to these amazing organizations that literally change the lives of scores of wonderful animals. Our mission is to save a life with every project booked.

You can choose to support a specific pet, if that’s your thing, or support the cause as a whole. Remain anonymous, or proudly shout your support on our site. It’s your call. And we promise not to send you a zillion emails or postcards.

Your project is important to us. What it helps to support is even more so.