The Animals: Long Term Residents

Here at The Anti-Cruelty Society we believe that every healthy animal deserves a good home – which is why we don’t discriminate based on breeds, age or length of stay. What that also means is that there are no time limits for the animals in our care.

Some cats and dogs may be adopted in a matter of days or weeks – while others are with us for several months. For this week’s animal feature – we wanted to show off the 10 cats and dogs who have been with us the longest.

Introducing our current Long Term Residents!

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We Love Cupcakes!

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We received a special little note from one of our on-site pups – she demanded we share it with you:

Hi – my name is Dauphine – and I wanted to tell you about my puppy-love for cupcakes!

You see, everyone around here has been talking about this big event, Cupcake Day, for weeks! Cupcake this, cupcake that, we can barely stand all the treat talk around here! All they gave me was a cupcake look-a-like – I want the real deal!

Despite the sad cupcake stand-in toy, I’m super excited to know that people from all around the city will be baking this weekend to sell cupcakes to help pups like me. My siblings and I were brought up to The Anti-Cruelty Society from Knoxville, Tennessee when we were only a few weeks old – and boy are we glad we came! If we had stayed in Appalachia I don’t know if we would have made it, and now, we’re one step away from our forever homes!

So from me and all my brothers and sisters – thank you. Thank you for reading our Cupcake Day blog, thank you for baking this weekend, thank you for selling on Monday and thank you for supporting shelters like The Anti-Cruelty Society. You’re, quite literally, a lifesaver for dogs like us!

Thank you and happy baking!


Dauphine and friends.

The Animals: Oli (Adopted!) & Gypsy

Sometimes when an animal comes through our doors they’re vaccinated, already altered, hit the adoption room floor and are placed in a new home in a matter of days!

Oli 17294497gypsy 19942831But in other cases the turn-around isn’t quite so fast. For some cats and dogs their length of stay may go from 10 days to 20 to 30 or more! Cats like Oli, who arrived at the Society in September of 2012, and dogs like Gypsy, who has been with us since May, will be here as long as it takes for us to find them a good home.

In an effort to help these animals find placement faster we do many promotions both online and off to give our long-term residents a bit more attention.

By participating in events like Cupcake Day – you too can help these animals! By raising funds that can then be used to highlight their awesomeness and adopt-ability, you’ll play a role in the the re-homing of great animals like Oli and Gypsy.

The Animals: Gracie – ADOPTED 8/9

Meet Gracie – a beautiful blond with a sad story. She was originally found on the side of an Oklahoma highway, pregnant, scared and abandoned. She was rescued by good Samaritans who housed and fed her until she had her puppies. Ten puppies and three weeks later the whole family was transported from Oklahoma to the Anti-Cruelty Society where they were cared for and fattened up.
gracie 3Since arriving in late April, all the pups have found homes, but super mama Gracie remains waiting for her adopters.Gracie is a timid girl. We don’t know if it’s because of past abuse or poor socialization, but she is very afraid of strangers – men in particular. She can and has warmed up to a few fellows at the shelter. Gracie is also afraid of new environments but she does adjust over time and is comfortable in her current setting, the Real Life Room of the behavior and training department.
Gracie is quiet, affectionate, polite, silly, playful and loving. There is not a mean bone in her body.gracie 2Gracie would do best in a quiet home. She’s not keen on going for walks, so a yard to play in would be best. She is also loves other dogs and cats. She’s met several dogs and has enjoyed rough-housing with them all. As part of her “therapy”, Gracie must have a patient dog companion at home to help her learn to be a dog.

She is patiently waiting to leave the people she loves at the shelter to go to her real home. If you’d be interested in meeting this lovely lady, please contact our Animal Behavior & Training team at:
Help us get the word out about this lovely gal – and don’t forget to support this kind of life-saving work by participating in this year’s Cupcake Day!

The Animals: Toulouse

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We want to put a face to the animals who you’ll be helping by participating in Cupcake Day! So each week between now and September 16th we’ll be featuring a dog and cat who is getting a second chance at life thanks to the work of The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Our first featured pet is a beautiful black and white kitty named Toulouse. Having arrived at The Anti-Cruelty Society in early March, he was brought in when a family member developed a cat allergy and could no longer keep him in their home.

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Despite the stress of entering the shelter environment, Toulouse instantly captured the hearts of both volunteers and staff alike. This long-haired hunk was loving and affectionate, despite his new circumstances, and that made us love him even more! Continue reading