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Friendship APL Lotto Basket Raffle

Take a chance. Help an animal!  Every day, Friendship APL receives requests to help injured animals in need.  Some animals need more TLC than others, like Bumper.  Bumper was running at large when he was hit by a car. His injuries included a shattered pelvis, nerve damage to his front left leg and a wound to his forehead.  Bumper’s medical bills were substantial and he’s not out of the woods yet.  This gentle giant has another month of rest and rehabilitation ahead of him.

And this is just one dog.

We want to keep helping the animals that need us and we can’t do it without your support.

From Saturday, April 10th through Friday, April 23rd at 2pm, Friendship APL will be selling raffle tickets for a $250 Lotto Ticket basket! Tickets are only $5. The more tickets you buy, the more chances to win!  Winners will be announced Friday, April 23rd at 4pm via Facebook Live.

 

Friendship APL Pet Food Bank

 

Starting Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Friendship Animal Protective League will be holding a monthly pet pantry to provide dry dog and cat food to Lorain County residents in need.  The pet pantry hours will be from 1:00- 3:00pm.

The pantry will be held in the garage of Friendship APL (8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035.) Patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing.  Friendship APL asks that patrons of the pet pantry fill out a form with their information and their pet’s information at the time of arrival.

The pet pantry will be held the second Saturday of every month.  Friendship APL hopes this pet pantry will further our ongoing mission to service the needs of our community and their pets. Please consider donating to the Friendship Animal Protective League to help fund future services. Donations can be made online at friendshipapl.org. More information about future pet pantries can also be found on our website.

Upcoming Pantry Dates for 2021:

April 10, 2021

May 8, 2021

June 12, 2021

For any additional information please email anna@friendshipapl.org or call 440-322-4321 ext. 229

Weekend Retreat Raffle

Thursday, March 18th – Friday, March 26th at 2pm

Looking for an excuse to get away? Friendship APL is raffling off a weekend stay at a luxe home in Western New York, along the Chautauqua wine trail. The winner of this prize will enjoy 3 days in an amazing 5 bedroom home with spectacular views, 1.5 kitchens, and 3 full baths. Visitors can enjoy hiking, casinos, thoroughbred racing, or the many nearby wineries and microbreweries.  The home is only minutes from I-90 and located about half way between Erie, Pa and Fredonia, NY.  You can enjoy the beaches at Presque Isle State Park, Splash Lagoon, Chautauqua and Findley Lakes, and Peak N’ Peak during your stay. The winner will be able to reserve this wonderful retreat for an available weekend in 2021 or in 2022. (Reservations for this popular location do book quickly.) This amazing retreat is valued at over $750!

Raffle tickets for this exclusive prize package are only $5. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

This special getaway was generously donated by a FAPL supporter.

Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, March 18th and continue until Friday, March 26th at 2pm. Winners will be announced Friday, March 26th at 4pm live on our Facebook page!

To see more info about this home and area attractions, visit bittersweetretreatny.com

Friendship APL Art Auction

@friendshipaplPuppy painting at Friendship Animal APL🐾🐶 #fyp #foryou #adoptdontshop #adopt #friendshipanimalapl http://friendshipapl.org/5050raffle

♬ Who Let The Dogs Out Remix – Tik Tok

On January 20, 2021, the humane officers at Friendship APL seized over 50 animals, many of whom were in dire straits.  Our staff spent that night, and many nights afterward, rushing litter after litter to area clinics for emergency medical treatment. Some of the puppies were so sick with parvovirus that, despite our best efforts, they did not survive.

After much hard work and the efforts of our staff, volunteers and the staff at Northview Animal Clinic, Porter Pet Hospital, Bretton Ridge and West Park Animal Hospitals, these dogs were able to get a second chance at life.  Before we sent them off to their forever homes, we had a painting party to express the wiggly joy embodied by each recovered puppy and mama dog.

You have a chance to own a part of their legacy AND support Friendship APL so we can continue to help animals in need.

 

 

Browns Prize Package

The Browns season may be over but you can still celebrate the team’s amazing season AND help animals at the same time!

Friendship APL will be raffling off a special Browns package, which includes SIGNED Kareem Hunt and Rashard Higgins jerseys, a Riddell Browns mini-helmet and a limited edition 3ft-tall Baker Mayfield bobblehead! (Only six of them were produced and you can get your hands on one of them!) The jerseys do includes certificates of authenticity.

Raffle tickets for this exclusive prize package are only $5. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

The Browns items were generously donated by FAPL supporters.

Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, January 28th and sales continue until Friday, February 5th at 2pm. Winners will be announced Friday, Feb 5th at 4pm.

Wags to Riches Virtual Raffle

Holiday Basket Raffle

Peanuts Lottery Basket Raffle

Spread a little holiday cheer with a last-minute raffle for a cozy, winter-friendly basket!

In order to benefit the animals at Friendship APL during the current Covid-19 crisis, we are raffling off a Peanuts-themed basket! This prize is filled with Peanuts-themed items including a mug with hot cocoa mix, mini string lights, popcorn, Blue dog treats, Snoopy & Woodstock pet toys, Christmas DVDs and $100 in Lottery tickets! This basket was generously donated by Barb & Mike Sangiacomo and is perfect for a night snuggled up by a fire!

Tickets are $5 each, and you can purchase as many as you wish!

Ticket sales for the raffle end at 2pm Wednesday, December 23rd and entries will not be accepted after that time. Winners will be contacted by our office to receive their prize.

Last-minute holiday raffle

Friendship APL 50/50 Raffle

“Give Us a Leg Up” 50/50 Raffle: Friday, Feb 26th – Friday, March 5th

Help us give our special needs animals a “leg up” with receiving the extra care they need! We are holding our “Give Us a Leg Up 50/50 Raffle” to benefit T Rex, Nebula and Hitch! All three of these guys were emergency intakes this week and require surgery to repair their injured legs. Emergency care for just these little guys, who all arrived between February 20th and 24th, show just how quickly medical emergencies can overwhelm any shelter budget! Surgery for Hitch alone may exceed $3,000!!!

Help us help them! Tickets are $5 each, and you can purchase as many as you wish!

The winning donor will be selected through a drawing held at 4pm on Friday, March 5th and will be announced live on Facebook. Ticket sales for the raffle end at 2pm Friday and entries will not be accepted after that time. The winner will be contacted by our office to receive their winnings.

Wags to Riches Virtual Raffle

 

Puppy Adoptions During the Pandemic

Adopting Puppies

If you are interested in a puppy, they are available by pick-up or delivery ONLY. This means you cannot meet the puppy in advance. Approved adopters are invited to a private Facebook group where puppies will be posted.  All puppies are spayed or neutered, have a microchip, at least their first round of shots and have been given flea and tick repellent and a general dewormer.  The adoption paperwork is done online. Payment is also collected online.

The base adoption fee for a puppy is $250.  In order to be eligible for delivery, you must live within one hour’s driving distance of our shelter in Elyria, OH. For delivery within Lorain County, there is an additional $25 charge (which includes a transport crate).  Outside of Lorain County, the delivery fee is $50 (also includes a transport crate).   There is no additional fee for pick-up.

Pick-up or delivery MUST occur the day after the adoption is confirmed, or within 24hrs of the puppy’s posting to Facebook.  We cannot hold puppies past that timeframe.  Pick-up is before 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Delivery is before 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.

In order to qualify for puppy adoption, you must send a completed adoption application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  The application can be found here: Adoption Application

If you are unable to type in the pdf, you can print, fill out by hand and send a picture of the completed application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.

Clear the Shelters 2020

THIS AUGUST, “ADOPT & DONATE” TO HELP NBC AND TELEMUNDO OWNED STATIONS CLEAR THE SHELTERS 

 Visit ClearTheShelters.com To Find Out How You Can Adopt A Pet Virtually Or Donate Online To Help A Shelter Near You

 NEW YORK – (July 1, 2020) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign will run from August 1 to August 31.  To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, the stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues.  This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 410,000 pets find new homes.  Visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.

 “As communities all across the country continue to practice social distancing, this year’s Clear The Shelters campaign will allow individuals to find their perfect pet through virtual platforms.  Our partners WeRescue and 24PetWatch have great web and online tools that make it easy to find a pet and navigate the pet adoption process with shelters,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “If adopting a pet is not possible right now, our partners at GreaterGood.org have a great website where anyone can donate to shelters/rescues to help them continue their great work.  We are excited for our NBC and Telemundo stations to present another memorable Clear The Shelters campaign this August.” 

This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and GreaterGood.org, and new partner 24PetWatch.  Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters.  Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit GreaterGood.org’s Clear The Shelters donation site ClearTheSheltersFund.org.  In addition, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through 24Petshelter.com/cleartheshelter, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.

 “From the beginning, the goal of the WeRescue app has been to help more people rescue the love of their lives at a nearby pet shelter. The app does this by making available over 70 filters to allow adopters to be very specific about the pet which will match their lifestyle. We are thrilled to once again partner with NBC and Telemundo owned stations for their month-long Clear The Shelters event, to make it easy for anyone to browse the pet listings in our app, pre-apply with a shelter before their visit, and find the right pet for them,” added Mark Wade, Founder and CEO, WeRescue.

“GreaterGood.org is proud to partner again with NBC and Telemundo owned stations for their Clear The Shelters campaign to help thousands of homeless pets find loving homes across the U.S.,” said Liz Baker, CEO for GreaterGood.org. “This year’s ‘Adopt & Donate’ focus will give animal welfare advocates the tools they need to save lives in two ways – by adopting a new furry family member, and by financially supporting animal shelters who need help now more than ever.”

 “We are proud to do our part to help shelters bring pet families together, in-person or virtually,” said Michelle Cole, 24PetWatch Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  

Total funds donated to shelters/rescues and the total number of pets adopted from virtual platforms and any in-person adoption events will be announced by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations after August 31.  Local stations working in partnership with their shelters/rescues may hold live events throughout August, if local conditions allow. Check ClearTheShelters.com for more information.  

 Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.  

 About Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.comDesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.  

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations and subsidiary digital businesses serving 30 markets, a regional news network, multicast networks COZI TV and TeleXitos, and LX, the division’s new TV/streaming network that serves adults 18-45, a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company. The local TV stations can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico and produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.

ESTE AGOSTO, “ADOPTA Y DONA” PARA AYUDAR A LAS ESTACIONES DE NBC Y TELEMUNDO A DESOCUPAR LOS ALBERGUES 

 Visita DesocuparLosAlbergues.com Para Descubrir Cómo Puede Adoptar Una Mascota Virtualmente O Donar En Línea Para Ayudar A Un Refugio Cercano

NUEVA YORK – (1 de julio de 2020) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (estaciones de NBC y Telemundo) anunció hoy que su campaña de adopción de mascotas, Desocupar Los Albergues, se llevará a cabo del 1 al 31 de agosto. Para ayudar a las personas y las comunidades a seguir practicando las medidas distanciamiento social, las estaciones organizarán una campaña “Adopta y Dona” de un mes que contará con adopciones virtuales de mascotas y facilitará que las personas donen en línea a albergues / refugios participantes. Este es el sexto año consecutivo en que las estaciones de NBC y Telemundo presentan su popular campaña de adopción de mascotas a las comunidades de todo el país. Desde 2015, la campaña Desocupar Los Albergues de las estaciones de NBC y Telemundo han ayudado a más de 410,000 mascotas a encontrar nuevos hogares. Visite DesocuparLosAlbergues.com para acceder a más información.

“A medida que las comunidades de todo el país continúan practicando el distanciamiento social, la campaña Desocupar Los albergues de este año permitirá a las personas encontrar su mascota perfecta a través de plataformas virtuales. Nuestros socios, WeRescue y 24PetWatch, tienen excelentes herramientas web y en línea que facilitan encontrar una mascota y navegar el proceso de adopción de mascotas con refugios”, dijo Valari Staab, presidente de NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “Si no es posible adoptar una mascota en este momento, nuestros socios en GreaterGood.org tienen un excelente sitio web donde cualquiera puede donar a albergues / refugios para ayudarlos a continuar con su gran trabajo. Estamos emocionados de que nuestras estaciones de NBC y Telemundo presenten otra campaña memorable de Desocupar Los Albergues este agosto”.

La campaña “Adopta y Dona” de Desocupar Los Albergues de este año presenta nuevos socios y recurrentes, incluidos WeRescue y GreaterGood.org, y al nuevo socio 24PetWatch. Los usuarios pueden usar la aplicación iOS WeRescue para localizar mascotas adoptables cerca de su código postal, enviar sus solicitudes de adopción de mascotas a través de los sitios web de los refugios y hacer preguntas directamente a los albergues. Las personas que estén interesadas en donar a un albergue pueden visitar el sitio de donaciones ClearTheSheltersFund.org de GreaterGood.org. Además, 24PetWatch está permitiendo que los refugios aumenten su visibilidad a través de 24Petshelter.com/cleartheshelter, un sitio web gratuito que proporciona una lista completa de los refugios participantes y sus mascotas adoptables junto con un enlace para contactarlos.

“Desde el principio, el objetivo de la aplicación WeRescue ha sido ayudar a más personas a rescatar el amor de sus vidas en un refugio para mascotas cercano. La aplicación hace esto al poner a disposición más de 70 filtros para permitir a los adoptantes ser muy específicos acerca de la mascota que se adaptará a su estilo de vida. Estamos encantados de asociarnos una vez más con las estaciones de NBC y Telemundo para su evento Desocupar Los Albergues, para que sea fácil para cualquier persona navegar por los listados de mascotas en nuestra aplicación, pre-aplicar con un refugio antes de su visita y encontrar la mascota adecuada para ellos “, agregó Mark Wade, fundador y CEO de WeRescue.

“GreaterGood.org se enorgullece de asociarse nuevamente con las estaciones de NBC y Telemundo para su campaña Desocupar Los Albergues y así ayudar a miles de mascotas sin hogar a encontrar hogares amorosos en todo Estados Unidos”, dijo Liz Baker, CEO de GreaterGood.org. “El enfoque de este año “Adopta y Dona” brindará a los defensores del bienestar animal las herramientas que necesitan para salvar vidas de dos maneras: adoptando un nuevo miembro peludo en la familia y apoyando financieramente los refugios de animales que necesitan ayuda ahora más que nunca”. 

 

“Estamos orgullosos de hacer nuestra parte para ayudar a los refugios a unir a las familias con mascotas, ya sea en persona o virtualmente”, dijo Michelle Cole, directora de ventas y marketing de 24PetWatch. 

Los fondos totales donados a albergues / refugios y el número total de mascotas adoptadas en las plataformas virtuales y cualquier evento de adopción en persona, serán anunciados por NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations después del 31 de agosto. Las estaciones locales que trabajan en asociación con albergues o refugios podrían realizar eventos físicos durante el mes de agosto, si las condiciones locales lo permiten. Visite DesocuparLosAlbergues.com para más información. 

Siga la campaña en Twitter en @ClearTheShelter y en las redes sociales utilizando los hashtags #DesocuparLosAlbergues y #ClearTheShelters.  

Sobre Desocupar Los Albergues 

Desocupar Los Albergues® / Clear The Shelters ™ es una campaña anual de adopción de mascotas a nivel nacional encabezada por NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, una división de NBCUniversal. Cada año, las estaciones de televisión de NBCUniversal (estaciones de NBC y Telemundo), junto a estaciones afiliadas se asocian con albergues de animales locales en sus comunidades para organizar eventos de Desocupar Los Albergues. La campaña Desocupar Los Albergues de NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations se inspiró en un evento de adopción de mascotas en el norte de Texas organizado en 2014 por NBC 5 / KXAS y Telemundo 39 / KXTX y por decenas de refugios en el área, lo cual resulto con el mayor número de mascotas adoptadas en un solo día en el Norte de Texas. Desde 2015, la campaña de adopción de mascotas Desocupar Los Albergues de NBCUniversal Owned Television ha resultado en que más de 410,000 mascotas encuentren nuevos hogares. Visite DesocuparLosAlbergues.com / ClearTheShelters.com para obtener más información.

Sobre NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations es la división de NBCUniversal que incluye 42 estaciones de televisión local de NBC y Telemundo y negocios digitales subsidiarios que prestan servicios en 30 mercados televisivos, una red regional de noticias, las redes de multidifusión COZI TV y TeleXitos, además de LX, la nueva red de transmisión de la división que sirve adultos de 18 a 45 años, un grupo de propiedades fuera del hogar, una compañía de producción, y una compañía interna de mercadeo y promociones. Las estaciones de televisión locales se pueden ver en el 38 por ciento de los hogares de los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico; producen y entregan a sus comunidades noticias locales atractivas y únicas, pronósticos meteorológicos en tiempo real, investigaciones e información para el consumidor, además de programación de entretenimiento en todas las plataformas para ayudar a mantener sus audiencias en inglés y en español informadas en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar.

COVID-19 Adoptions

Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, we have altered our adoption processes to ensure everyone’s safety. All adoption inquires should be addressed to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  This is the best way to get a hold of us, as there will not be staff at the front desk answering phones.

Adopting ADULT dogs

For the foreseeable future, Friendship APL will be performing adoptions on adult dogs BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Walk-in visitors are not permitted.  Adoption appointments will be scheduled on the half-hour, Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30am – 3:30pm. In order to schedule an appointment, you must email a completed adoption contract to adoptions@friendshipapl.org and be approved. (Our adoption application can be found here: Adoption Application)

All clients must wear a face mask or bandana in order to enter the building.  All cats must leave the building in a carrier ($5 cardboard carriers available for purchase).  All dogs must leave with a leash and collar ($2 slip lead available for purchase).

Available adult dogs will continue to be posted to friendshipapl.org, but their pictures will be removed once we receive a certain number of approved applications.

Adopting Puppies

If you are interested in a puppy, they are available by pick-up or delivery ONLY. This means you cannot meet the puppy in advance. Approved adopters are invited to a private Facebook group where puppies will be posted.  All puppies are spayed or neutered, have a microchip, at least their first round of shots and have been given flea and tick repellent and a general dewormer.  The adoption paperwork is done online. Payment is also collected online.

The base adoption fee for a puppy is $250.  In order to be eligible for delivery, you must live within one hour’s driving distance of our shelter in Elyria, OH. For delivery within Lorain County, there is an additional $25 charge (which includes a transport crate).  Outside of Lorain County, the delivery fee is $50 (also includes a transport crate).   There is no additional fee for pick-up.

Pick-up or delivery MUST occur the day after the adoption is confirmed, or within 24hrs of the puppy’s posting to Facebook.  We cannot hold puppies past that timeframe.  Pick-up is before 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Delivery is before 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.

In order to qualify for puppy adoption, you must send a completed adoption application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  The application can be found here: Adoption Application

If you are unable to type in the pdf, you can print, fill out by hand and send a picture of the completed application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.

Adopting cats and kittens

For the foreseeable future, Friendship APL will be performing adoptions on cats and kittens BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Walk-in visitors are not permitted.  Adoption appointments will be scheduled on the half-hour, Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

A staff member will escort scheduled clients as they browse the cat and kitten rooms of the shelter. You do NOT need to have a specific cat or kitten in mind before you make an appointment. All available cats and kittens will be posted to friendshipapl.org.

In order to schedule an appointment, you must email a completed adoption application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org and be approved. (Our adoption application can be found here: Adoption Application)  All clients must wear a face mask or bandana in order to enter the building.

All cats must leave the building in a carrier ($5 cardboard carriers available for purchase).

The Friendship APL Mayday Reverse Raffle

The Friendship APL Mayday Reverse Raffle

You could win $10,000!!!

During the month of May, we will be selling tickets to our huge Reverse Raffle to help the companion animals of Friendship APL. We will sell 600 tickets at $50 a piece through the month of May. You may purchase as many tickets as you like. When we sell all the tickets, we will hold a drawing on Facebook Live. We will draw all 600 numbers and the last remaining ticket will win $10,000. There will be great cash prizes sprinkled throughout the event. If you have a lucky number, be sure and get your tickets early!

Other prizes include 1- $1,000 runner up, 2-$500, 4 – $250 and 10 – $100 winners

 

COVID-19 Update

With the recent COVID-19 epidemic, we at Friendship APL will be taking certain steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

As of right now, we are permitting  a limited number of existing volunteers to come in. All volunteers MUST wear a facemask or bandana while on the premises.  We likewise are processing adoptions. HOWEVER, if you are:

*immunosuppressed

*over the age of 65

*showing ANY cold or flu-like symptoms

*suffering from a chronic illness such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes

PLEASE STAY HOME. Although we appreciate everyone’s help, the safety and health of our staff and volunteers come first

In accordance with the practice of social distancing, Friendship will be open to the public by appointment only in order to limit the number of the people in the building. Walk-In visitors are discouraged. All adopters MUST wear face masks or bandanas to enter the building.   Starting Sunday, March 29th through Sunday, May 31st,  adoptions will be scheduled between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday and Saturday ONLY.   We will be closed to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.  In order to schedule an adoption meet, please email adoptions@friendshipapl.org.

Only emergency intakes of animals will be performed. Because the Governor cancelled all veterinary services, we are unable to perform any spay or neuter surgeries. Not only does this prevent us from taking in new animals to be fixed for adoption, it places a temporary halt on our TNR program.

As the number of animals onsite dwindles, we will not require as much volunteer help (particularly with dog walking). Starting on Saturday, we will be requiring EXISTING VOLUNTEERS ONLY to sign up in advance for their shifts. We only need dog walkers and cat care people, two people at a time in two hour blocks. Cleaning will be reserved for staff. For instructions on how to sign up, please email stephanie@friendshipapl.org.

So how CAN you help?

FOSTER! If you are able to open your home to any of our animals (especially those that have struggled to find a home), please email fosterprogram@friendshipapl.org. We are especially in need of fosters for adult cats.

This is a particularly tumultuous time and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation.  Take care.

Diesel’s Story

Friendship APL received an urgent phone call in the middle of October from a local veterinary hospital. Someone had brought in a puppy with a severely broken leg. The 4 month-old Lab mix had been living in a auto shop and an employee had accidentally run the pup over with a tow motor. The owners had no money to treat the dog, so they surrendered him over to the vet clinic.

Diesel prior to surgery.

He arrived at the hospital smelling of old motor oil, and so we gave him the name Diesel. We rushed him over to West Park Animal Hospital where X-Rays confirmed he would need to have his leg amputated. Diesel went into foster care following his surgery where he began his road to recovery… on a couch!

He recovered very quickly and was soon able to get around the house without much difficulty. He wathe perfect dog to help promote our foster program, so he was scheduled to make an appearance on Live on Lakeside. He was the hit of the show! Everyone fell in love with the sweet and gentle pup with three legs including the woman who would eventually go on to adopt him a few weeks later. Emily Kaufman (AKA The Travel Mom) was in studio promoting her brand when she met Diesel. She knew immediately that this would be the newest addition to her family. After all, her husband’s nickname was Diesel! It was fate!!

 

Diesel and Emily flying to their new home in Los Angeles

A few weeks later, Diesel was cleared by the veterinarians to head off to his forever home. There was just one more hurdle to overcome! The Travel Mom lives in California. The foster family was nervous about Diesel flying in cargo after everything he had been through. Emily let us know, we need not worry! She flew all the way in and adopted him Live on Lakeside, and the two of them flew first class back to LA! 

The story does not end there. Emily and Diesel are working toward getting certification to become a therapy dog. Their hope is to one day visit children who may have lost a limb and bring some comfort

Diesel loving life in LA!

 

to them in their recovery.

Oscar and Adam: A “Tail” of Two Lost Weenie Dogs

 

Oscar and Adam’s intake photos in Wayne County.

When Friendship APL got a call about two senior dachshunds that were found roaming the streets of Wayne County, we knew we had to come to the rescue. It was clear from the photos that these poor pups, one standard dachshund and one mini, had been living the “ruff” life for a while. It is unknown if they were no longer wanted and were let a-stray, or if they had found their own way out of their previous home. Either way, they were picked up and waited…and sadly were not claimed by anyone.

These poor pups were burdened with inflamed skin and major hair loss.

The wiener dogs, that we named Oscar and Adam, were dirty, had major hair loss and could barely waddle due to their long, curled nails. Their eyes were severely infected from an untreated illness, the hair they had left was matted, and their ears hadn’t been cleaned in a long time. Despite all this, they were happy, friendly and curious. Their predicament, however they found themselves in it, had no sway on their spirits. At Friendship APL, they began treatment and were placed up for adoption to continue the healing process in a home. It was at the Friendship APL where they found their adopter, who was the perfect person to start them on their new journey.

Their first night on their new mom’s couch. Their long journey led them to this!

Regina, their adopter, says;

It’s like they’ve always been part of my life. So I renamed them Sam and Omie (after a restaurant in OBX) and Sam (the big one) is almost totally clear of his kennel cough. He takes his iniprinal every day for his heart failure and hopefully with that, he will have a full lifespan. He is a snuggler and a lap dog and enjoys sniffing around in the backyard. He and my golden retriever play well together and he runs around my house with a happy trot and wagging tail, making a thunderous noise.

Sam and Omie with their new dog family.

Omie, the little wiener, is also a lap dog.  He likes to play with Sam but he’s happiest when I’m holding him. He had a clean bill of health and his skin is so much better. Both are growing their hair back. I love them and I know they love me.  Each night all four dogs sleep with me and they have their own space in my king sized bed and I have been left with 6 inches at the edge. So they are doing very, very well.”

Look at them today! Their coats continue to improve.

Regina continues;

They are such good dogs! It would have been tragic if they would have been separated… I can’t imagine the thought if Friendship APL wouldn’t have rescued them. I am so very happy my daughter tagged me on your post that Saturday. I knew they were meant to be with me and I got out there early because I didn’t want to take any chances. They are just perfect.

From wandering the streets to a warm bed – these pups are now living a great life. The Friendship APL is able to continue rescuing dogs like Oscar and Adam because of the generous support of our donors. Click here to learn how to support our mission, and to donate to dogs like Oscar and Adam.

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