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PawPrints Magazine's Cat Cover Model Winner Photos by Dick Parrott

When I got the call that Sweet Valentine had won the PawPrints Cover Model Contest, I was beyond excited! My beautiful little kitty girl was gonna be a STAR! Poor Sweetie V, however, felt otherwise. I can just imagine her thoughts: "Is there any end to what my crazy, animal-loving Mommy will put me through? I can tolerate the rescue dogs from Monty's Home that she's always bringing home with her to see how they react to my sister and I as unofficial 'test cats'. And all those camera phone pics she's always taking of me and posting on Facebook. But now she wants to put me in a carrier and in the car and says it’s a great thing? Like going to the VET? NOT! I relaxed a little when we got to our destination and found a nice man named Dick Parrott who chatted with Mommy while I relaxed in my carrier. But wait, what's this? More people are here, and Mommy just took me out of my carrier, and Dick has this...this THING...with a huge bright light that keeps going off and making noise. Oh, I am scared, I'm outta here..." Well, I'm proud to say, once we fished her out from under the couch she took cover under, Sweet Valentine relaxed and settled down for a wonderful photo shoot and her 15 minutes of fame. And all was forgiven as soon as we got home and Sweet Valentine and her kitty sister Athena got to dig into the prize basket of yummy treats and toys from Aunt Kerry's Pet Stop! Thanks again so much for selecting Sweet Valentine as your cover model winner, and for all you do to help homeless animals! Michele Quinlan


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Visit our website at www.adtc.us Joe Cool Needs a Forever Home Hello! My name is Joe Cool, or J.C. for short. I was adopted from a shelter as a kitten just six years ago this March. I was planning to live forever with my human mother, but she now has dementia and is unable to care for me. Is there a loving soul reading this who would like to adopt me? I’m a wonderful boy and a joy to live with. I’m extremely loving - I enjoy being brushed and will snuggle under the covers or in a sunny window. I’ll also be happy to purr on your lap. And, as far as accessories go, I simply have it all! (Scratching post, wicker bed, ball-n-track toy, cat condo tower, etc.) I am also neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and I get along with dogs. Since I’m declawed, I must live inside. My mom’s family wants to make sure I go to a great home, so a vet reference and personal reference is required. Please call 910-443-2379 to find out more about me!

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Howdy y’all! I’m Willie! Named for the country legend, Willie Nelson, and just like my namesake could really play the 6 string, I can play the strings of a heart. I’m about a year-old Beagle/Hound mix with the sweetest temperament you could want in a companion. Currently, I’m enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program at the Pender Correctional where I’m being obedience-trained and loved back to health. I’m a rescue dog, you see. I’m also updated on all shots, neutered and microchipped. If you’d like to meet me, contact Monica at 910-297-1338 or adopt@montyshome.org. Visit www.montyshome.org, where you can get an application. Written for Willie by his inmate trainer David S. I am sponsored by Connie at Dog Speak. Thank you!


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Your search for a new puppy is over! I’m the one, I just know it! My name is Mongo (A061756) and I’m ready to spend the rest of my life pleasing you, kissing you and thanking you for adopting me. I’m a 5-month-old Lab/Shepherd mix girl who is a delight from head to toe. I enjoy playing with toys, but I also know how to sit on command. I’m showing off my sit position in my photo. Once I’m done sitting for a cookie, I’ll get back to chasing toys, wiggling my butt in the air while I make them squeak. I really enjoy being with people and am so happy to make new friends. I know how to stay in a fenced-in yard and I’m crate-trained. I have played well with other dogs and I get along with children, although I might be too playful for the really tiny ones. I’m just an all-around, super-fun and happy girl! For adoption information, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Terry, Patty and Trigger. Thank you!

Hi, my name is Woody and I’m a male Wheaten Terrier mix who is approximately 3 to 5years-old. I came to North Carolina all the way from Slidell, LA. Apparently, my previous owner didn’t care enough about me, since I was so starved and underweight when I came upon the hunters in the woods. So they immediately named me and took me to a shelter. I am current on all my vaccinations, heartworm negative, on Frontline/Heartguard Plus, microchipped, neutered and ready for my new forever home. When I arrived at the shelter, I weighed a mere 20 pounds but now I’m up to about 40 pounds. The vet says I’m doing fantastic! I should be an only dog as I am definitely an alpha to submissive dogs. I am very friendly with all humans I’ve met so far. Since I like to play a little rough, younger children under 12 aren’t recommended. I love to give kisses when we meet. I love riding in the car, taking nice long walks and being in a place where I can run and play. I do great at bath time and the groomer says that I am a perfect model for my breed. I’ve never met a stranger and I’m very quiet and hardly ever bark. I’ve learned some new commands, like sit, easy, shake, hi-five, down and wait and I walk great on a leash. If you’re interested in a gorgeous, handsome, almost purebred Wheaten to be your forever companion, please email emptypockets1@nc.rr.com for an application or call 919-4514466 for more information. I am currently located in Durham so you must be willing to drive to pick me up.


Volume 12 - Number 2

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH

Head Writer Kelly Wall

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Graphic Design Diane Pour How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, questions and subscription inquiries. Please send them to:

Features: Adoption Celebration...………………...….…..……....…........46 The 2013 Cat Cover Model Winner & Runners-Up…..…..... 17

PawPrints Magazine

Shelter News & Events…….……..………………...….………41

P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 28406 910-264-3647

Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….…. 39

Email: pawprints@ec.rr.com www.PawPrintsMagazine.com www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in the Cape Fear area. Deadline for submissions is before the 15th of each month. Please call to verify date. PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of breeding and/or selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..………......….……....9 Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services... 11 Cat Adoption Team………………………..……………..….13 Cat Tails…………………….………………………….……..15 Miss Avis Davis Fund…………...….……………….……... 16 New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit ….....19 New Hanover Humane Society…………………….……... 21 PAW’S Place………..………………………………..……... 29 Pender County Animal Shelter………………………..……31 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….………...33 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….…..….35 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...…………..37 Various Local Rescues...……………...………..…..…..42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…….……………… 45

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Hi, my name is Olive and I’m an 11-weekold Boxer mix puppy. I am looking for a wonderful family to love me. I was found in a bush all alone at 6-weeks of age and taken to Animal Control in Greensboro. Carolina Boxer Rescue came to my aid and took me into their foster program. My foster mom says that I am a very sweet, smart and pretty girl. I have had my 2nd round of puppy shots and will be spayed soon. I am already 99% housetrained! I love my crate and am happy to go right in it for a treat of course, remember I am smart! I am learning a lot from my big foster brother, Leo. I have learned “sit” and “come”. My favorite things to do are playing with toys and running after Leo. I love kids and other dogs but I have not been around cats yet. Because I am so smart, my foster mom thinks I need to go to someone who knows dogs and has the time to train me. If you think I am the baby girl you have been looking for, please contact Carolina Boxer Rescue by visiting www.carolinaboxerrescue.org and filling out an application. You may also email carolinaboxer@gmail.com or call 910-799-5638 for more info.

Hello, my name is Mia. I was wandering the streets alone, pregnant, malnourished and feeling downright awful when the wonderful folks of Brunswick County Animal Protective Services rescued me and brought me to Furever Friends Animal Rescue for treatment. Unfortunately, my puppies did not survive but I received the medical care that I needed to recover and am now doing GREAT! I am a small, 3-year-old Hound and Basset mix who weighs 42 pounds and is sweet as can be. I am good with children, other dogs and cats. I LOVE to play, know basic commands and I’m crate, house and leash-trained. I am living in a foster home with several other dogs and love being part of a family. I am current on all vaccinations and have a microchip. All I need now is a home and family of my own. Please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue 910-383-2100 to adopt me.

I am sponsored in loving memory of Tammy Callipare (Millerd).

I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!


Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ◄My name is Sydney and I am an athletic, playful, teenage puppy who is incredibly friendly. I am very smart and eager to please. I do well with other animals and love kids. I am homeless because my family moved out of the country with a job offer they couldn't pass up. I am a Pointer mix who is around 1-year-old, spayed, up to date on my shots and heartworm negative. I have been very loved and I know I can love again - if you give me a chance. ►My name is Ladybug and I am an agile, energetic, fun girl who thinks life is a party! If you are an active family, then I am your girl. I am very sweet, eager to please, and I am super smart. I do well with other dogs but need a slow introduction because I am an alpha female. I have been trained to walk on a treadmill so if you don't have time to walk me, you can walk me on a treadmill. If you don't have one and want one, the group will throw mine in with my adoption. I have been homeless for quite some time so I certainly have earned my chance at a forever family. I am spayed, up to date on my shots and even heartworm negative. Look how cute my ears are in this picture! How can you resist? ◄My name is Saphira and I am a really nice girl. I was adopted from the county shelter and was recently returned after 4-years because they moved to a new place without a fence. I was adopted again and spent some time with some nice woman, but have been returned again due to another move. So moving people need not apply! I do well with other dogs and kids, but am a little too curious for a cat. I have been working on my manners with a volunteer and she says that I am an exceptionally smart dog who knows sit, down, stay, and I walk on a loose leash. I am house-trained, spayed, vaccinated and heartworm negative. My adoption fee at Animal Control was sponsored by Edwin Keagy. Thank you Edwin for helping me on my journey of finding my forever home.

►My name is Trina and I am a playful teenage pup. I do great with other animals and I love to play, play, play. I would do best in a home with another lonely, bored pup. I would tire him out and we would sleep nicely all night long. Why spend money at doggie daycare socializing your lonely dog when you can have ME? I would do best in a fenced in yard. I am house-trained, sweet and loveable. I am spayed, up to date on my shots and heartworm negative. Adopt me today! ►My name is Ralph and I am a 2-year-old Hound and Pointer mix. I do well with cats, dogs and kids. I am agile and playful. I would do great with another lonely dog who needs me to tire them out. I was a cute, adorable puppy raised in foster care 2-years ago. I was quickly scooped up like most puppies are. Unfortunately, around 8 to 10-months-old, I found myself homeless again. That happens to us puppies frequently. In fact, take a look at most of the dogs in shelters and they will be around my age. Us teenagers flock into shelters as busy owners give up on us. Cooped up for months on end in cages at shelters or in boarding facilities and you will get an energetic, smart dog who can outwit many people. That’s me. I am now almost 2-years-old and have been in and out of Adopt-An-ANGEL my whole life. They have been the most stable force in my life and I thank them for trying to help me. I am neutered, up to date on my shots and heartworm negative. Will you be the forever family I have been waiting for my whole life? ►Hi there! My name is Hope and I’m a happy girl who loves all people. I’m under 2-years of age and am ready to make your life a lot more fun! You might remember my photo from previous issues of PawPrints where I mentioned that I have a heart murmur. Well, here’s GOOD NEWS…my heart murmur has disappeared! They say I’m in perfect health now. I’m ready to celebrate with you!

P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408

http://www.adoptanangel.net

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My name is Lucky and I'm really a very lucky dog. My owner got sick and had to go into the nursing home. When this happened, there was no one to take me in (my owner’s daughter didn't like dogs very much so she would not take me). My mom's neighbor went into action and she called Cape Fear Rescue League and they agreed to help. I'm about 5-years-old, vaccinated, heartworm free, neutered and house-trained. I’m a Whippet mix who weighs 29 pounds. I'm in a home with a Golden Retriever and I just love to play with him. In fact, I love to meet other dogs and people. My foster mom and dad have taught me some basic commands and they have spoiled me just a little - don't tell anyone but they let me sleep in their bed. If you would like to meet me, please call Pat at 910-640-1505 and she will give you my foster parents’ information. I'll be waiting to meet you so go on and call today! I am sponsored by NCBeachBargains.com. Thanks!

I'm Jer-Z and my foster dad says I look like a Jersey cow so that’s how I got my name. I’m an 8-month-old Pit Bull who is really lucky. My humans took me for a car ride one day. We went to this dead end road and they let me get out to sniff around but then drove off!! I was trying to run after the car but couldn't keep up. Luckily for me, this nice lady saw what happened and took me home with her. I was really skinny when she found me, but she gave me lots of treats and food and I was back to normal in no time. We went to the vet and I was neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested heartworm negative. I enjoy playing with other dogs including little dogs who like to chase me to big dogs who like to wrestle. My foster mom lets me cuddle with her on the couch when she watches TV, and she takes me for long walks with the other dogs. I am really good and know to go potty outside, I am quiet in my crate, and I do well in the car. As you can see by my picture, I love other dogs - in fact, that is me cuddling with my foster brother, Maistro, who was in last months issue. He is still looking for a home, too! Maistro is a 10-month-old Boxer and Pit Bull mix who is house-trained, crate-trained, good with other dogs, fully vetted and LOVES water. If you want to give either of us a home, call 252-5310744 or email 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net. You can see lots of pics of me on our rescue’s Facebook page, 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue, where I have my own album!


Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ◄Precious Puppy Alert! Hello there, my name is Mojo (A063660) and you’ve caught me playing with two of my favorite things: toys! I just love them and I love people, too. In fact, I’m quite a delightful and loveable boy. I have webbed feet so I’d be a perfect beach companion, boat buddy or kiddie pool partner! I’m just 4-months-old and can sit on command. I’m a kisser and a cuddler, too!

◄Just look at my sweet face! My name is Bob (A062913) and I’m a darling 10-month-old boy who is ready to move in with you and make your life complete! I am already house-trained (yay!) and I walk well on a leash. I’m used to playing in a fenced yard and living indoors with my family. I’m good with children and have lived with another dog. I’m so very sweet. Let’s go home! ►You’re gonna love me! My name is Salvatore (A063277) and I’m a very friendly and social boy. I just adore people and will purr in their arms or lap. I also have the best time with toys and will keep you entertained by the way I chase balls. I have a good time and make everyone smile! I’m just 5-months-old. Take me with you!

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Just $15! Includes a physical examination, feline leukemia/FIV test, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter surgery. ►I’m a lovebug who will make you so very happy! Riley (A062940) is my name and I’ll lay my head in your lap so sweetly it will melt your heart. I’m a 1-year-old boy who was found as a stray. Someone once taught me how to sit on command, though, and I’m already neutered. I love toys and will carry them around in my mouth. I’m very affectionate and want nothing more than to be your boy! ◄Adopt a Fun Family Dog right here! My name is Sammy (A063000) and I’m a 1-year-old Lab/Shepherd boy with a fantastic personality. I’m friendly, happy, social and will sit on command for treats. That’s what I’m doing in my photo! I also love playing with toys and will keep myself entertained with a rope toy or stuffed animal. My friends at the shelter made sure I was neutered so I’m ready to go! Let’s start our new life soon.

▲I just love to be petted! Why is a sweet girl like me all alone in the world? My name is Snowball (A063544) and I’m a mostly white girl with a few Tabby markings. I’m quite pretty! At just 2-years-old I was found as a stray. I love attention, though. Adopt me and I’ll be your best friend!

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Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital Family Owned and Operated Sharon Harris, DVM • Ron Harris, DVM Rebecca Simmons-Resnick, DVM Amy K. White, DVM • Stan Griffith, DVM

8129 Market Street - Behind Crystal Blue Car Wash Office: 686-6297 Emergency: 791-7387 Fax: 686-6299 www.portersneckvets.com

I was 15 pounds overweight, and now I feel like a brand new hound! How you might ask? With just a sensible breakfast, a few treats here and there, a sensible dinner, mixed in with daily exercise - that's how! Hello, my name is Gator. I'm not a paid actor, just a rescued Basset Hound. I am 11-years young and feeling healthier and moving better than I ever have before! No AARP for me! I’m big boned with a large heart to match. I’m ready and willing to be your faithful forever companion. Are you looking for a best friend with a new lease on life? To adopt me, call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, contact Carolina Basset Hound Rescue for more details.

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Hi there! My name is Trixie and I’m a friendly girl who also happens to be declawed. I’ll need to be kept inside with you where it’s nice and safe. You’ll be happy to have me close by because I have the sweetest, most loving personality. I will stand up on my tippy-toes to meet your hand as you’re about to caress my head. I’m just 5years-old and was found as a stray. Change my life and bring me home! If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net for more details. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄They’ve named me Prada, so you know I am the perfect accessory, I mean, addition, to your home! I’m a young girl, just 9-months-old, and I’m a bit shy, but very sweet. I get along well with other cats and am already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’d love to be your new best friend. Won’t you take me home with you? ◄Just look at me! Don’t you think I could be a supermodel? I think I should be on the cover of Catmopolitan or GlamPurr Magazine. I have a supermodel name, too - it’s Lilliana. My eyes are green and lined with black so I’m quite stunning. I’m a 1-year-old girl who is a bit shy when you first meet me, but I warm up quickly and my sweet personality is evident for all to see. I get along with other cats and play nicely with them when we’re in the same room together. I am up to date on my vaccines, litterbox-trained and spayed. Wouldn’t you love to adopt a beauty like me?

We’re at Petsmart 7 days a week. Are you a fan of Siamese cats? My name is Lika and I’m a young girl, just 2-yearsold, and I am most definitely a Siamese mix. Just take a look at my beautiful coloring. I’m a very ladylike feline, which means that I’m quiet and reserved. I do have a very sweet personality and I enjoy being with people. I’d prefer to be the only cat in the household, though. I am already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Let’s go home! ◄Hi there! My name is Estella and I’m a very sweet 2-year-old girl who craves human companionship. I am the only cat you’ll ever need, so I’d prefer it if there were no other kitties in the house with me. I am a real lover and I enjoy nothing more than being held and petted. I will ‘talk’ to you and let you know when I want some quality time together (which is quite often!) My patch Tabby coat is beautiful and soft, just perfect for petting when we are snuggling together.

VOLUNTEERS and FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!! Call 910-792-9014 for more information.

▲Looking for a true sweetheart? I’m your girl! My name is Annie and I’m a 1-year-old feline with stunning green eyes. I have a loving personality and I enjoy playing with other kitties. I’m also spayed, up to date on shots and litterbox-trained. Adopt me and let’s cuddle up together!

Wilmington, NC

▲Looking for a very sweet boy who will love you with all his heart? That’s me, Clyde! I’m a 10-month-old orange and white Tabby who likes to be petted gently. I’m an extremely handsome fellow who would love to be yours!

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Dineen Animal Hospital 1132 Floral Parkway - Wilmington, NC 28403 JEFF J. DINEEN, D.V.M. JAN BATTEN, D.V.M. ALISON HANSON, D.V.M. EVE MILLS, D.V.M. JOANNE THOMPSON, D.V.M.

(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs

I’m a very purry girl who is appropriately named Star. Once you adopt me, I’ll be the shining star of your household! I have a petite frame, golden eyes, and a black coat with touches of ivory here and there. At just 3years-old, I’m already spayed and up to date on shots. I was found as a stray but I’m calm and friendly and love to be petted. Won’t you please adopt me today? If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net for more details. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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Hello there, my name is Buddy! My owner left me at a friend's house and never came back for me, so now I am here at SOAR. I am a 2½-yearold, 10 pound, Terrier/ Chihuahua mix. I am set and ready to go to my new home. I am up to date on all my shots and I am even house-trained. I walk great on a leash and do well with other dogs, but some big dogs kind of scare me. I don't mind cats at all. If you are looking for a cuddler your search has ended! I am very easy-going and love to just hang out. Come and hang out with me at SOAR and get to know me. Call 910-457-6340. They can answer all your questions. I look forward to meeting you! I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!


Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►I’m named after one of the most beautiful and memorable summer flowers, Morning Glory, but they call me Glory for short. I am a 5-year-old, light gray, longhaired female. If you want a very sweet kitty who will sit quietly with you and watch the flowers grow, then I am the cat for you. I like the kind of peace and quiet you find in your garden. Bring me home and we can “grow” together. ◄It’s the luck of the Irish for me! I came to Cat Tails on St. Patrick’s Day so what were they going to name me, Nancy? A good Irish girl deserves a good Irish name, so Colleen it is. I am Irish, so of course I’m a redhead. But I’m not just any redhead, I am very unique because I am an orange Tabby female and we’re pretty rare. At only 6-months-old, I am very much a kitten and would like to spend my teenage year with my new family. So please, come see me. ◄Looking for an indoor/ outdoor cat? Then come get me, Khavi, a gorgeous 3-year-old, sealpoint Siamese mix female. Like all the Siamese in the world, I want everything on my terms, which means attention according to my agenda. If you’ve shared your home with other Siamese cats, you know what I am like. I do enjoy the outdoors and I so very much want you to come check me out.

◄They named me after the great aviator Amelia Earhart, because I prefer to be alone. I can get used to maybe one or two other cats, but really I am too aloof and like to fly solo. I’m a 2-yearold female who’s a brown Tabby and Manx mix. Yup, no tail! And that’s not good when you’re trying to fly! Bring me home and we’ll soar to new heights. ◄Every month one of us sweet black kitties get our picture in the magazine but are rarely adopted, just because we’re black. Nothing flashy about us, but we are usually the sweetest cats around. When you meet me, you’ll see I’m the sweetest, friendliest cat on this page. My name is Nibs and I showed up last year as a 2-yearold with kittens in tow. They’re adopted and now I should be as well. Don’t make me wait another year. ►You do the Hokie, pokie and you turn yourself around, that’s what it’s all about! Now they really didn’t name me after that song, at least I hope not. It’s kind of a silly song. I am a beautiful 8-month-old, orange Tabby. Unlike my friend Colleen who is pictured on this page, I am very timid. Sometimes I see my own shadow and get scared! But once you hold me I am a purring machine! So if you want a little challenge, but one that will be well worth it, yup, you guessed it, come get me!

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We are sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund. Pender County Humane Society

Simply gorgeous! My name is Ebony and I’m a little solid-black boy with fantastic amber eyes. I was born around the end of October 2012 so I am still a kitten with tons of energy. I am keeping all the other kitties at the shelter on their toes. I love to play and I can even entertain myself with the variety of toys here. Oh yes, I love people, too! Do yourself a favor and come get your new pal! For driving directions, call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022.

Can you guess why they named me Radar? Take a look at my ears they stick straight up just like radar antennae. It makes everyone smile! I’m a Boxer mix boy, just 4-years-old, with a gentle and loving heart. I’m looking for someone who will work with me and train me. The good news is that I’m already housetrained and I can also sit on command. I’d love to be the best friend of your dreams! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022.

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My name is Pogo and I am a real doll. I am around 30 pounds which is the perfect size for an apartment or condo. I am really good with other animals and I am super friendly to people. I have a little energy so a good romp in a dog park or a nice walk will do me wonders. I am already spayed, I’m up to date on my vaccinations, I’m heartworm negative and I’m ready to jump into the arms of my forever family. If you would like to know more information about me or the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL today at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net for more details.

My name is Miley and I’m an adorable little Dachshund and Lab mix. Interesting combination don't you think? I look like an overgrown Dachshund who weighs around 15 to 20 pounds. I am full of personality and love. I do well with other dogs outside of my home, but would prefer to be the only dog if possible. I get attached to my people and don't really want to share them with anyone. I am house-trained, super friendly and very trainable since I respond well to correction. I am spayed, up to date on my shots and heartworm negative. Look how cute my ears are in this picture! They look like a propeller and I hope they will help me fly right into my new home. If you would like to know more info or would like to adopt me, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

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Hey there, my name is Buster and I am the coolest Pit Bull around. I’m approximately 4-years-old, completely vetted, heartworm negative and neutered. My former owners moved and left me tied to a tree which was not very nice - but through it all, I am the happy-go-lucky-dog you see pictured here. I love all dogs except intact males. I love kids but I am not sure if I love cats. Please come and meet me and find out for yourself just how loveable I am. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 or visit us online at www.raceshelter.org.

My name is Trinity and I am a beautiful Dachshund mix. I am considered by most to be the perfect dog because I am small, sweet, patient and I walk beautifully on a leash. I am 4-years-old, approximately 15 pounds and I am completely vetted and spayed. I like most dogs as long as they don't challenge me. I really just want to be your lap dog because I absolutely love attention. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 if you would like to adopt me. You may also visit us online at www.raceshelter.org.


Feature Story

PawPrints Magazine’s 11th Annual Cover Model Search The Judges’ Decisions Are In: Winning Cover Cat and Runners-Up Winning Cover Cat

“Sweet Valentine” Submitted by: Michele Quinlan

1st Runner-Up

“Pandora & Wiz” Submitted by: Erica Shaben I found both of these adorable kittens at about one month old running around a trailer park with a lot of traffic. They were starving and had no water source. Everyday I went to check on them both and brought them food or water. I decided to take them both in. Adopting these kittens was one of the greatest moments of my life. They have both impacted me in ways I can't even begin to describe. My kittens, Pandora and Wiz, more than deserve to be on PawPrints Magazine. Everyday I come home they are always at the door waiting for me so they can come cuddle and lay with me. They are both so happy to have each other and to be able to grow up together like they did when they were feral. They treat me as if I'm their real mother and I couldn't ask for more. I can't imagine how my life would be without my two babies - they are the world to me. They could never be replaced and I am forever grateful to be blessed with them both.

2nd Runner-Up Hello! I'm nominating our wonderful little kitty girl "Sweet Valentine" to be a PawPrints cover model. I could say we rescued her, but I believe she actually chose us, too. We had just moved into a new apartment in June of 2010 and were returning from church one Sunday, when the cutest little stray cat came strolling right up to us, tail held high and wagging and meowing away as if to say "Hello!" My son Jarrett, who was 4 at the time, fell in love at first sight and declared, "She will join our family, and we will call her Sweet Valentine, because she is sweet and we love her and she loves us." Well, that was that, she officially joined our family within a few days and has been brightening our lives ever since. As a self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady" who has had cats my entire life, I can absolutely say that "Sweetie V" is the most affectionate, friendly and loving cat I have ever had, and she brings a smile to the face of everyone who meets her. Because she lives up to her name as a total sweetheart, because she is absolutely beautiful in my humble opinion, and because she has brought love and joy to my children and I, I nominate Sweet Valentine to be the rescued cat cover model.

“Katie” Submitted by: Nancy and Cecil Bradshaw I rescued Katie, a nine-month-old cat from Pender County Animal Shelter in Burgaw, ten years ago. At the time, we had just lost the “love of our life”, our 18-year-old beautiful, black, greeneyed cat, to diabetes. We were devastated! Yes, we looked at some beautiful $600 Ragdoll kittens. Too much! We found out a Ragdoll kitten was available at the shelter. Our dirty, thin, blue-eyed cat with ear mites, who we thought was a Ragdoll, turned out to be a Snowshoe Siamese now tipping 14 pounds. The indoor cat enjoys a stroll in her stroller on sunny days. Last fall, Katie was blessed during the ‘Blessing of the Animals’ at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Burgaw. Yes, she is special...and we love her! May 2013 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 17


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Hi! I'm Raylene and I’m 1½-years-old. Would you believe I'm in the market for a new best friend? My forever home didn't turn out to be so forever after all. But it was through no doing of my own - check the transcript - Basset's honor! I don't like to throw around the word 'amazing' very often, but that is about the best word to describe me. My previous home just decided they could no longer care for me but I'm a treat jar half full kinda gal and ready for the search to begin! I'm a total sweetheart and never met a stranger. I love playing with other dogs when I go to daycare with my foster mom and I love kids! And my foster mom is in love with me (completely unsolicited testimony!). Did I mention that I REALLY love to play? I enjoy other dogs, kids, squeaky toys, you name it... but I'm also serious about my nap time. I am crate-trained, I know how to sit on command, and I’m continuing my education by working on other obedience skills. I just want a forever forever home this time. Could you be the one? Let's schedule my next belly rub at your house. Ask for me - Raylene! To make me a member of your family, please call 919-7084247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are extremely short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, please contact CBHR for more details. I am sponsored in appreciation of everyone who has rescued a homeless animal.


New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ►My name is Henry (A285714) and I’m a 5-month-old boy who was put in a box and dumped at a local business. I love toys, I’m sweet and playful, and I love being touched. I can be a little shy when you first meet me, but I am completely overwhelmed being here at the shelter. But have no fear, I really enjoy being held and will snuggle up next to you. Please come save me and make me your baby. ◄Meow, my name is Lola (A286825) and I’m a love bug. If you are looking for a feline friend who isn’t into giving or receiving attention and love - you should probably stop reading my bio now. I am ALL about love. I love feeling loved and I love making you feel loved. I find pure bliss in either scenario. My favorite thing in the world is having my belly rubbed. I’ll even make air biscuits while getting one. I’m just 2-yearsold and homeless through no fault of my own. I’ve already been spayed and vaccinated and I’m good with kids and other animals. I’m looking for a forever home where I can be kept as an inside only kitty. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m one of the most affectionate cats you will ever meet. Come on out to the shelter and I’ll show you!

◄Wow, I’m such a lucky girl. I was found as a stray near Starway Flea Market on Carolina Beach Road. Thankfully, someone scooped me up and brought me to safety here at the shelter. My owner never came for me so I’m hoping you will stop by my kennel and adopt me. My name is Pepper (A286892) and I’m 2-years-old. They tell me that I’m a Basset Hound and Beagle mix but my coat is brindle, so who knows what breeds I am for sure. One thing is certain though, I’m a terrific dog. No kidding. I’m going to make an awesome family member in any loving home. I’m happy, friendly, social and I’m content sitting by your feet. I know how to sit on command and am constantly wagging my tail. I’ve already been fixed and vaccinated so I’m ready to go home with you today! ►What the heck? I’ve been here for over a month waiting for someone to adopt me! I’m Gizmo (A285817) and I was surrendered by my owner because he could no longer afford me. I’m pretty sad and upset about being homeless. It’s such a huge adjustment going from a home environment to a cage but I understand this is what I must do in order to have the chance to meet you. I love kitty treats, getting head and chin scratches, making biscuits, and will nuzzle into your hand for love. I’m good with kids and other animals, I’m neutered and I’m current on vaccinations. Don’t let me sit here for another day - come save me!

◄I was found as a stray but now that I’m safely here at the shelter, I am focused on finding a forever home. My name is Toby (A285967) and I’m a 1-year-old Plott Hound mix who has been neutered and vaccinated. I’m a happy and fun guy who loves treats and adventure. I like being goofy and feeling like part of a family. Squeaky toys, plush toys, any toys...they’re all great to me. Adopt me!

◄You should probably already be in the car on your way to adopt me...I’m just that amazing. My name is Josie (A285895) and I look like a Boston Terrier who weighs 40 to 45 pounds. I’m truly a wonderful dog who knows how to sit on command. I love treats, I’m good on a leash, I enjoy attention, I’m loyal and loving and I love snuggling and getting belly rubs. I’m playful yet easy-going and laid back. Please let me love you!

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Want to know what happened to me? Someone took me in as a cute little kitten but when I was all grown up, they no longer wanted me. I think that sucks. My name is Kola and I’m a beautiful Tabby girl who is already spayed and vaccinated. I’m a gentle kitty who is looking for a home with a family who will never view me as disposable. Is that you? If you would like to know more info about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net for more details. I am sponsored in loving memory of Annie Lake, cherished family member to Doug and Lisa from the Townhouse Art & Frame Center.

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7656 A-B Market Street - Wilmington, NC 28411

Hi there! My name is Missy and I’m a black Labrador Retriever. They tell me I’m about 3-years-old. I came to Pender County Humane Society after my owner was evicted. I was terrified at first, but after I realized that I like all the tender loving care I’m getting here, I have decided to calm down and be friendly to everyone. I am spayed and current on vaccinations. I am a very strong gal and they are working on getting me used to walking on a leash. I do love my time outdoors and would like to have a fenced yard so I can poke around to my heart's content. Would you like to meet me? For driving directions or more information, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. I am sponsored by Levi Donovan. Everybody wins with adoption!


New Hanover Humane Society Please call 910-763-6692 to adopt us! ◄My name is Manny and I’m simply adorable! The person or family who adopts me will be very lucky as I’m extremely sweet and loveable. I’m just 4-years-old and am already neutered and vaccinated. I love curling up in laps or cat beds and, if you toss me a toy mouse, I’ll amuse you by batting it around. I enjoy sitting in sunshine-filled windows. I’ll be the light of your life!

Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄I’m one of those RARE female orange Tabbies and my name is Dash. I sure would love to be your new girl! I’m great with kids and other cats. I’m even friendly to dogs! As for my health, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I’m used to living inside-only and am 4-years-old. Come meet me! ◄When will my new family come for me? My name is Owl and I am the sweetest little boy, just a kitten at 5-months-old. I love to be rubbed and touched and will purr away while you’re doing it. I am already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained and I’m getting along well with the other kitties at the shelter. Can we be best friends for life?

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Hi, my name is Lucinda! I am a spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier mix estimated to be around 4years-old. I was hit by a car and left at Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital. My right rear leg was severely injured and had to be amputated. I get along quite well on three legs. I am super-sweet, very loving, and my favorite thing to do is cuddle! I found a loving home for several months, but I recently lost my dad, and am now looking for a home again. I get along with other dogs, but cats are a little too much for me! If you would like more information, please call Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital at 910-686-6297. I am sponsored by Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital. Thanks!


Look at both my photos— I’m adorable, coming or going! My name is Cyndal (A063879) and I’m a loveable Tortoiseshell girl with a sad story to tell. You see, I’ve been in one home all my life, but the child I lived with is facing a heart and lung transplant and the doctor gave orders that I couldn’t stay due to her health. The family was devastated to bring me here, but they had no other choice. Now all my new friends at the shelter want to find me another loving home! I am declawed, which means I will need to live indoors only. I’m quite used to living inside and will be a great companion! I’m friendly to all ages of children and I lived with another cat and dog. I’m quite stunning, too, as I have a nubbin tail and two different colored eyes. One is green and one is brown. I’m also spayed and am incredibly loving and affectionate. I can’t get enough kisses and am very friendly to all I meet. If you’d like to give my story a happy ending, call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Adam's Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thanks!

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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, am I happy to meet you! My name is Bruno and I was originally at Animal Control but have since been transferred to R.A.C.E. Now, I am living with my foster family but you see, I would really love a permanent family of my own. I am a 5-month-old Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix. I am energetic and would love it if you had another dog for me to play with. I am recovering from a case of Demodex mange that I had on my head but am now well on the road to recovery. Yippee!! I am fully vetted, neutered and healthy. Won't you please call R.A.C.E. (Rescue Animals Community Effort) at 910-547-2839 to schedule a time to come and see me? You may also visit us online at www.raceshelter.org.

Hey there, looking for a friend? I sure am! My name is Roxy and I just turned 1-year-old on Valentine’s Day. I guess that explains why I'm such a lover. I love to follow people around and when they sit down, BAM, I jump right in their lap for some love and attention. Got any lap openings over at your place? You’ll never be lonely with me around. As for my health, I’m happy to say I got a great report at the vet’s office and am spayed, vaccinated and litterbox trained. To adopt me, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 or my foster mom at 919-710-3872 . She is located in Wilmington and so am I!

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My name is Simba. I'm a 12-year-old Pomeranian boy who deserves a special home. I was confiscated from a bad home where I had been neglected. My coat had to be shaved down but now I feel nice and clean! I am a lively little man who likes to be handled gently. I'm not very big maybe 7 pounds. And my eyesight may be a little dimmer, but I still have a lot of good years to be your special little man. If you'd like to find out more about me, please call Cape Fear Rescue Rangers at 910-259-3502 or email cfrangers@yahoo.com.

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PAW’S Place Please call 910-845-7297 to adopt us! ◄I’m Marnie and I am Jazzy and Diesel’s sister. (They’re pictured on this page.) I’m a female Shepherd/Lab mix who was born in January 2013. Even though I am shy, I am a happy puppy who loves to play with other dogs. As you can see, I like being in your lap. I’ll be 60 pounds or so when grown, so you’ll have to decide then if I’m too big for your lap. I would do well in a home with a well-adjusted, medium-size dog. A fenced-in yard for us to play in together would be fun!

▲My name is Diesel and I am the smallest of the litter and the brother of Marnie and Jazzy. They’re pictured on this page, too. I’m the only boy in the family. I look more Shepherd than Lab. I tend to be a little shy and Paw’s Place thinks I would do well in a home with a well-adjusted medium size dog. Of course, it would be great if my new family had a fenced-in yard. Then we could all play together and have lots of fun.

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◄Jazzy’s the name. Don’t you just love my ears! I am a delightful, outgoing and good-natured Shepherd/Lab mix girl. My littermates and I were found in the woods and brought to Paw’s Place. I was probably born in late January. I’ve had all my puppy shots and am spayed. I’m currently about 18 pounds, but I could be between 60 and 70 pounds when fully grown. I’m a typical puppy who loves to play. A fenced-in yard and toys to play with would be the perfect environment for me. Stop by!

▲Attention prospective puppy lovers! I’m here to announce that I’m the dog for you and Dieter (pronounced Deeter) is my name! I’m a purebred Dachshund and I have an extremely loving personality. Even though I’m small, I have a huge personality. I prefer to say I’m fun-sized! I know the rules of the house, am a little over a year old and heartworm negative. I’m looking for a loving family and a forever home. Take a chance on me, you won’t regret it! ◄Hi everybody – I’m Shelby. I am 6-years-old and I came to Paw’s Place this past Christmas. I’m a female Hound mix, up to date on all my shots, and I weigh about 65 pounds. I miss having a home of my own. I’m a great cuddle buddy, I enjoy snoozing by your feet, and going on walks. (I’m great on a leash!) It would be so nice if an older couple or someone who spends a lot of time at home would adopt me.

◄In 2008 we were found at the gates of Paw’s Place. Since then it’s just been us, Freddie and Mac, the two amigos. Like cheese and macaroni, we belong together. We’ve never been apart and we’d love to be adopted together. Adoption days are our favorite days, though sometimes we get a little shy. We aren’t so familiar with things (sirens and motorcycles, for example) and we get a little scared. We’re great dogs, completely healthy, and we’d love to find a home of our own.

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My name is Maistro and I am a 10-monthold Pit Bull and Boxer mix. I was found by a really nice lady after someone left me on a dead end road. I was really lucky because she is a foster for this great rescue that has taken such good care of me. I was really skinny when they found me but after lots of love and care, I am a very handsome man. I’ve even learned manners! They taught me to go potty outside, how to walk on a leash, and I know how to sit pretty for treats and will take them gently from your hand. They took me to the vet where I was vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. I even get a pill every month so I don't get heartworms. I would really like a home with another dog to play with and a fenced in yard so I can run and get all my energy out. If you can give me the home of my dreams, contact my rescue at 252-531-0744 or 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net. You can see more pictures of me on our Facebook page, 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue. I am sponsored by force-free dog training at www.jeetkunedog.com. Thank you!

Hello again! We are Diego and Denim and we are still searching for our forever homes. Sadly, when we two male miniSchnauzers came to Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, we were in horrible shape. We were heartworm positive, had broken teeth, ear and eye infections, and an infestation of other worms. We are now getting the care we need DIEGO and are ready to find loving homes. We have both been sweet boys with all people but Denim can be a bit “iffy” with other dogs. I, Diego, am laid-back and need a laid-back home. I’m a little shy at first but I come around quickly with a little sweet talk or a tasty treat. I spent my life in a cage so I have some atrophy in my back legs but this is improving with my leisurely walks and will continue to improve with time. I DENIM can live with other dogs but they must not be too rowdy or alpha. We do not need to be adopted together so if you would like to give one of us a fresh start on life, please fill out an application at www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org and view other adoptable pets. To have an application mailed or faxed, please call 781-799-4272. If you would like to donate to our care (tax deductible), please call Pleasure Island Animal Hospital and make a donation to the Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas THE TWINS FUND.


Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1484 or email dclewis@pendercountync.gov to adopt us! ►I’m a soft-hearted sweetheart who is looking for love. My name is Tank (A007673) and I will bury my head in your lap, seeking affection. I was once part of a family but they were unable to keep me. I’m good with people, including children, but since I’m a big boy I would probably be best suited for older kids. They tell me I’m around 3-years-old and I walk well on a leash. Have you been looking for a Terrier mix like me? I’m ready for family life again. ◄I love getting baths and I love going for walks! So why is a family-friendly boy like me sitting in a shelter? My name is Murphy (A007607) and I’m quite a favorite around here for my fun and friendly personality and my laid-back attitude towards life. I’m just 2-years-old and even though I’m a St. Bernard mix, I think I’m a lap dog! I’m really not that big. Come see for yourself! ►I’m an obedient girl who has no trouble listening to my humans! Ask me to sit for a treat and I’ll happily do it. My name is Cinnamon (A007300) and I’m a 1½-year-old German Shepherd mix. I take cookies so nice from your hand, I don’t even touch your fingers! I have a sweet and loving personality and I’ve been waiting for a family since February 19. Why have I been passed over? Adopt me and we’ll have lots of fun this summer!

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◄Can you give my sad story a happy ending? You see, I was once part of a family, but I’ve somehow gotten separated from them and now need a new person or family to rescue me! I was found as a stray and I have a microchip. It was traced to Texas, but my owners apparently moved without updating their info. At least it was discovered that my name is Roxanne (A007850). I appear to be spayed, and I have the sweet, social personality of a well-loved companion. Please don’t let my story end here! I’m good with kids, other dogs and weigh just 40 to 50 pounds. I’m a great girl! ►Hello! My name is Freckles (A007458) and I’m a very beautiful Walker Hound girl who arrived at the shelter on March 11. I would dearly love to find myself in a home very soon! I get along just fine with other dogs and I enjoy all the people I have met. Cats get my sniffer going and I bark at them, so a felinefree home would be best. Come meet me today! ►I’m a small, Rottie mix girl who would love to lay at your feet like this! My name is Alexandra (A007176) and I was found as a stray on February 10. Spring has come and soon it will be summer! When can I go home with you? I’m a very loyal and protective girl who walks well on a leash. I would do well in an adult-only home or one with teenagers. They tell me I’m just 1 to 2years-old. Let’s go, okay?

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My name is Daisy and what a gentle sweetheart I am...all 25 pounds of me!! My tail wags so hard when I greet other animals or people that I nearly knock myself over. I am spayed, fully up to date on all vaccinations and heartworm negative. I am one lucky dog to be selected into a new program by Miss Julie, the owner of Animal House Grooming, Boarding and Daycare in Jacksonville. She has decided to start a program in which a dog would be selected from our shelter, taken into foster by Miss Wanda (who is a manager at Animal House where I will be groomed), go to obedience school and then have the opportunity to play with all the other doggies there until I find my forever home. Naturally you can come and play with me at Animal House by emailing OCPAW at ocpaw@yahoo.com to set up an appointment. Please call OCPAW at 484-883-3552 for more info.

I’m a lovely girl named Mina (A063100) and I’m ready to find myself in a new home! I arrived at the shelter with my two precious puppies and they were quickly adopted. I hope someone will soon be arriving for me. I’m sure to make your life much happier and much more fun! I’m a playful, happy girl who enjoys all the new people I meet. I will sit right next to you for head and shoulder rubs - they’re the best! I’m a 2-yearold brindle Plott Hound who once had a home, but my owners could no longer afford to keep me. Now’s your chance to bring a best friend into your life - ME! For driving directions or more information, please call Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Willetts Horse Farm, Bolivia NC in loving memory of Maya. No one can ever love you like a rescued pet.

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Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Hi there, friends! My name is Bo and I will make someone a great family pet as I am a typical Lab. We’re perfect for families, you know! I was found as a stray and am about 8-years-old. I weigh in at 75 pounds but I am very well-behaved and will sit on command. That’s what I’m doing in my photo! I am crate-trained and will also give you my paw if asked. I hope you’ll come meet me at the shelter. You’ll fall in love! ►Hello, I’m Prissy! I’m a lovely taupecolored Terrier mix, about 25 pounds and 1-year-old. I get along great with children and other dogs. I have a lot of energy so a fenced yard where I could have room to run would be fantastic! I could provide a young family with so much fun and so much love! Won’t you please visit me in person? I’m a great girl - you’ll see! ►I’m a small Beagle mix named Juliet who was found along Route 210. I wasn’t alone until my little companion was hit by a car. Sady, he didn’t make it, but I was delivered safely to the shelter. I’m a lovely girl, just 20 pounds, with medium-length fur. I’m very friendly and porbably less than a year old. I love everyone I meet and enjoy hugs and kisses. I’m already spayed and vaccinated. Give me a happy home, please, I deserve it!

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◄My name is Diamond and I’m a real gem! At just 4months-old, I’m a halfBeagle, half-Miniature Pinscher girl with the sweetest personality. I simply love everyone! Come visit me at the shelter and you’ll see what I mean - I greet people (strangers and friends alike) with a happy, smiling expression and a wagging tail. I love to be picked up and cuddled, too. I’m already spayed and ready to go home. Come pick me, I’m a treasure!

▲►We are two kitten brothers named Mikey and Spunky! I’m Mikey, on the left. Spunky has cool black and white fur. We’ve thrived in foster care since we were only 4-weeks-old. Now we’re 8-weeks-old, litterbox-trained and eating our crunchy food with gusto. Spunky is a playful fellow and I’m a sweetheart. Wouldn’t you love to take one of us home? ►I’m Squeaky, a little black kitten with just the tiniest bit of white on my chest. I was fending for myself when I was found. I wasn’t too sure about my new surroundings at first, but now I am fitting in just fine! I love to play with the toys they have here, and I’ve made friends with the other kittens. I also appreciate all the kisses and hugs from humans. I’m purring all the time! Wow, just think how happy I’ll be when I get a home of my very own. Adopt me!

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Looking for a Lap Kitty to warm you up and make you feel loved? Well, my name is Erleen and I’d like to apply for the position! I wasn’t out of my cage for three seconds before I was trying to snuggle and cuddle on someone’s lap. I’m a 2-year-old female Tortoiseshell who was found as a stray, but I sure do act like a family cat. I love people and welcome all touches. Let’s go! I have been spayed and I’m current on vaccinations. If you would like to know more information about me or would like to inquire about the adoption process, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. You may also visit us online at www.adoptanangel.net for more details. I am sponsored by Perry Davis. Thank you!

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Well, hello there, I'm Clover! I was originally found wandering on the SOAR grounds and one of the wonderful volunteers kindly took me in and gave me a place at SOAR. I am an Australian Cattle dog who is only 7-months-old. I have a spunky personality and playing is my favorite thing to do. I am a fast runner and get along great with other dogs. I have two brown eyes with just a speck of blue in my left one, which makes me very unique. Come visit me at SOAR and I will be sure to melt your heart. If you need directions, or more information, call my friends at 910-457-6340. I can’t wait to meet you! I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.


SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄I am a 2-year-old domestic short hair darling girl! My name is Sue and I have a sister, Betty, who looks almost identical to me. She is pictured below. We came to SOAR because we were abandoned at a vet's office. I like to play, but I try not to get into too much mischief. I do not mind other animals. Come meet my sister and I at SOAR, please! ►My name is Scratch and I am a Golden Chow mix. I am an interesting character and some folks say I resemble a lion. I have the most beautiful, mesmerizing eyes you will ever see on a dog. I am about 2-years-old and a little shy at first, but give me some time to get to know you and we will be fur-ever friends. I love to run and play and would do best in a fenced-in backyard. Come on over and get to know me! ◄My name is Betty and I have a beautiful coat of fur. I have grey tabby markings, but with some orange tooI! I am the beautiful sister of Sue, who is pictured at the top of this page. The way you can tell us apart is that I have more orange than my sibling. I love to play as well, but I am more mellow. My favorite pastime is basking in the sunshine. I am up to date on all my vaccinations and spayed. Visit us and see if you can tell us apart.

◄Hello, hello, hello! My name is Willow. I get very excited when I see new faces. When I am excited, I kind of scoot and scurry about in the cutest way possible. They believe that I am a Walker Hound mix. I am only 6-monthsold, so I still have some growing to do. But I am learning some new tricks and working on my leash etiquette. I came from Brunswick County Animal Services and was picked out by SOAR, who couldn't resist my irresistible face. I hope you can’t resist me either! ◄My name is Lily. I am a Dachshund mix. I am a shy little girl at first, but I eventually come out of my shell and show you my shining personality. I love to chase and run. I am as quick as lightning. I came from Brunswick County Animal Services and now I currently reside at SOAR. I love to cuddle and sleep in the bed, but only if you let me. I know I will add a little light to your life, just come meet me!

▲I am a beautiful orange tabby girl named Alice. As you may see in my picture, I am missing one of my front legs. I lost the leg when I was a kitten. But don't feel bad for me because I get around perfectly fine on my three legs. I am 4-years-old and just looking to be loved. I am mellow as can be and will make a perfect companion. Take me home!

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My name is Freckles and I’m the new kid on the block. A Paw’s Place volunteer saw me dodging cars in the middle of the road. I was so grateful that she stopped for me that I ran right to her. I’ve been to the vet to get my shots and we learned that I am heartworm negative! Yeah! They say that I am a female Beagle/Spaniel mix and I weigh about 24 pounds. I have also been spayed. We don’t know how long I was out on my own, but I get along with other dogs. I prefer to be with people, though. I would probably do best in a home with no other pets. If you are interested, come to Paw’s Place to see me. Or you can call the shelter at 910-845-7297 for more info! I am sponsored by Grace Harrington. Thank you!

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If you are hoping to adopt an unfriendly cat who doesn’t want to be around people don’t choose me! For all of you who DO want a loving, affectionate, loyal family member to brighten your life, keep on reading! My name is Monroe and I’m a 9-month-old boy who is super-sweet and social. I adore my humans and will follow them from room to room, keeping them company. I’m not one of those felines who will find a dark spot in the closet or under the bed. No sir, I like to be out and about with my family! I’m a solid-black fellow who is already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. Do yourself a huge favor and adopt me! I’ll make your loneliness go away and your days happy and carefree. Call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 to find out more about me. We’re also at Petsmart seven days a week! I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

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Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com to adopt us! ◄Hi, I’m Chico! I’m a 2 to 3-year-old mixed breed boy who is sweet and goofy. I appear to do well with other dogs and have been checked out by the vet’s office. I just completed my heartworm treatment and am now working on my obedience skills. I am high-energy so an experienced owner would work best with me. Does that sound like you? Let’s meet! Give Sunburst a call and let’s take a walk or throw a ball and get to know one another! ◄Hi, my name is Rusty! I’m a 1½year-old boy who appears to be a Jack Russell/ Hound mix. I am very sweet. I’m also friendly to my canine buddies and I love my people! I am somewhat shy, but my friends tell me obedience training will increase my selfconfidence. I weigh around 45 pounds, am up to date on shots and I’m crate-training and house-training well. ◄I’m Rosie! I’m a 35 pound Pug/ Chow mix and, at just 5-years-old, I’m a smart, friendly girl who would be a great agility dog. I adore children and am friendly to adult humans as well! I do have issues with some dogs, but I’m great with cats. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. If you’d like to meet me, please call Sunburst today. You and I could be the perfect match, so let’s get started!

◄My name is Brad Pitt because I’m a handsome blonde looking for love. At just 1 to 2-years-old, I’ve got a lifetime of happiness to share. I have had entropian repair done to my eyes and am taking oral Heartguard. I’m feeling good and am ready for my forever home. I seem to do well with most other dogs and will be starting some obedience training very soon. Wouldn’t you love to live with a superstar like me? I’ll make you so happy!

PLEASE HELP! Due to the lack of effective medical care programs in our community, a couple recent fosters were exposed to a potentially life threatening illness. Not only did our Andy almost lose his life, but it caused our vet bill to soar. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Please visit www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org for more information. Sunburst Foundation continues its commitment to the promotion of effective medical care programs in our community. More info coming soon. ►Hello, my name is Hero! I was once a shy boy but once my medical issues were taken care of (which included heartworm disease and decayed teeth) I have become a human’s “best friend”! I’m a docile, gentle boy who gets along well with other dogs, even the ones who want to be boss. I love to run and play in the yard and I’m not at all pushy. I’m around 3-yearsold and it’s believed that I’m a Golden/Chow mix. I’m house-trained, crate-trained, up to date on vaccinations, on heartworm prevention and I will come with a microchip and Smart ID tag from Best Friends. Wouldn’t you like to meet me? Call 910-622-0011 or visit the Sunburst website at www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org.

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URGENT, URGENT!! My Time Is Running Out!! My big brown eyes are beseeching you to come adopt me! My name is Elly Mae (A007055) and I’m a 7-year-old tricolor Walker Hound who is hoping and praying someone will recognize what a loving companion I would be. I was found as a stray in Rocky Point and am ready to belong to a family. I want to lay by your side on the floor or couch and give you sweet kisses. You can give me dog cookies in return - I love those! They get me all wiggly. I am current on my vaccinations and have been dewormed. Won’t you come meet me? I’ve been living here since January 31st. There are so many dogs arriving at the shelter and not enough room for us all. Please call Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-2591484 or email dclewis@pendercountync.gov to find out how we can get together! I am sponsored in honor of Kathleen M. Langone.

So you’re looking for a small puppy with personality plus? That’s us! We are Heckle and Jeckle, two brothers who keep the shelter staff busy and laughing. We are 10-month-old Rat Terrier/ Maltese mixes. I’m Heckle and I’m nearly full-grown at 11 pounds. My brother, Jeckle, is a tad bigger than me at 12 pounds. I have the cutest little tan heart shape on my face and I am very sweet tempered. Jeckle is very handsome and has a fun, peppy personality. We both enjoy meeting new people and can be picked up and held by anyone. We are also neutered, vaccinated and ready to go to new homes. We can be adopted together or separately. Call Pender County Humane Society at 910-2597022 and tell them you’re headed over to meet us!

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Calendar of Events

MAY Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens/cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket and Petco in Wilmington and at Petsense in Shallotte from 9am to 9pm Monday - Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. 910-392-0557. Cat Tails Adoption Facility May 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 & 29 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. Info: 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 From 6pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart. All animals are spayed/neutered with shots. Info: 910-253-1375. Spring Festival of Fur May 4 From 10am to 3pm, in the Village Park on Queen Anne St. in Sunset Beach (near Fibber McGee’s and Thistle & Ivy), come out and enjoy vendors, food, silent auctions, music and a Police K-9 Demonstration at 2pm. There will be adoptable animals as well as “A Jimmy Buffet Tribute” from 1pm to 3pm. For more info, please call Amy at 910548-0402, Cheri at 910-547-2839 or Jani at 336-918-1074. Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue Booth at Battleship Splash May 4 From 10am to 4pm, stop by Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue’s booth at the Battleship Splash and meet some wonderful Shepherds. For details, email Lori at lorioedwsr@outlook.com or call at 910-4316294. You may also visit www.echodogs.org for more information. Paw’s Place at 2nd Annual Battleship Splash May 4 Paw’s Place will have a booth at Battleship Park - doors open at 10am. $5 suggested entry donation for featured charities. There will be adoptable dogs as well. Info: peggy@pawsplace.org. Monty’s Home at 2nd Annual Battleship Splash May 4 Visit Monty’s Home booth and their available dogs in the prison training program! It’s at Battleship park from 10am to 4pm. Lots of great doggie merchandise and raffles. Info: www.battleshipsplash.com Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco from 11am to 5pm. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. Info: 910-392-0557. Pender Animal Control’s Shelter Open Saturday May 4, 11, 18 & 25 Pender County Animal Shelter will be open from Noon to 4pm for adoptions. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more info, please call Officer Darlene Clewis at 910-259-1484. Brunswick Animal Protective Services Open Saturday May 4, 11, 18 & 25 From 10am to 1:30pm, the shelter (429 Greenswamp Rd. in Supply) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call 910754-8204 Monday - Friday for more info.

Saturday Adoptions at New Hanover Animal Services May 4, 11, 18 & 25 From 10am to 1:45pm, the shelter (180 Division Drive in Wilmington) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call New Hanover Animal Services at 910-7987500 for more information. Brunswick Animal Protective Services Adoption Fairs May 4, 11, 18 & 25 From 10am to 1:30pm, animals will be available for adoption at various locations in Brunswick County. For more information, please call 910-754-8204. “Close Encounter with Feathered Friends” May 7 At Halyburton Park, an educational class will teach you what to do when you come across an injured wild bird or injured wild animal. You will learn the do's and don’ts, proper first response actions, who to call, what to do, and how to help the injured animal get to the proper help. Classes are $8 per person and will be held at 10am, 11am and Noon (1-hour class). Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Halyburton Park. Half of the proceeds benefit Skywatch Bird Rescue to help provide free medical attention to the injured birds of Wilmington during summer. For more information, please call 910-274 8479, email skywatchbirds@yahoo.com or visit www.SkywatchbirdRescue.com. R.A.C.E. Adoption Fair at Zeetlegoo’s May 11 From 10am to 2pm, R.A.C.E. will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, please call 910-547-2839. Paw's Place Meet and Greets May 11, 18 & 25 Meet and Greets will be held May 18 from 11am to 2pm at Four Legs Good in Southport. They will also be held on May 11 and 25 from 11am to 2pm at Unleashed of Wilmington in Landfall Shopping Center. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/pawsplace. Furever Friends Animal Rescue Adoption Fairs May 11 & 25 Rescues with Furever Friends Animal Rescue will be available for adoption from 10am to 2pm at the following locations: May 11 at Capeside Animal Hospital in Leland and May 25 at 4 Legs Good in Southport. For more information, please call 910-383-2100. SOAR Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s May 11 & 25 From 10am to 2pm, SOAR will have adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For more information, please call 910-457-6340. Furever Friends Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser May 12 Celebrate Mother’s Day with a “Puppy Love Pancake Breakfast” fundraiser on Sunday, May 12 from 8am to 10am at Applebee's in Leland. It will benefit Furever Friends Animal Rescue. The cost is $5 per person. Info: www.fureverfriendsanimalrescue.com. Film Festival Showing of Susie’s Hope May 12 At 4pm on Sunday, come to Theatre Now at 10th and Dock St. to see the true story of an abused dog and her rescuer and how they changed NC state laws and penalties for abuse. Visit www.susieshope.com. Part of the proceeds benefit Monty’s Home, www.montyshome.org.

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Hi, my name is Holly! I was rescued on Christmas Eve more than a year ago from the highway. The vet thinks that I was born in the fall of 2009. I’m a Hound mix who weighs about 50 pounds and I’ve been spayed. I’m also up to date on all of my shots and am heartworm negative. You can see that I am special because I have one blue eye and one brown eye. I like to be in charge of all the toys, food, treats - you name it. I’m learning to walk nicely on a leash. A quiet home where someone is willing to take the time to work with me would be wonderful. I can frighten very easily so a good fenced-in yard would be ideal for me. I’d like to be able to show you how much I would appreciate having someone that really cares about me. Please give me a chance and come visit me at Paw’s Place. If you need directions, give Paw’s Place a call at 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Dingo.

Hello up there! I’m Andy, a 1½-year-old boy who is possibly a mix of Min Pin and Chihuahua. My weight is about 25 pounds and I have the cutest underbite. I was rescued from the shelter when my time was up. Unfortunately, due to lack of prior medical care, including vaccines, I contracted a contagious respiratory infection and had a rocky road back to recovery. I seem to do well with docile female dogs and I love my people. During my hospital stay, I became very attached to the staff and enjoyed spending time in their laps, resting my head on their shoulder. My nickname should be Scrappy because that does describe me. I would do well in an adult household and I am house-trained, crate-trained, neutered, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. I will make a wonderful companion to a committed household! For adoption information, please email Sunburst Foundation at sunburstfoundation@gmail.com or call 910-622-0011. I am sponsored in loving memory of Hank Harrington.


Shelter News & Events Susie’s Law Is Now A Movie! Susie’s Law, an amendment that increased animal abuse penalties in North Carolina to a felony, was brought about by a beaten and burned pit bull puppy named Susie and her courageous rescuer Donna Smith Lawrence. Their story has been made into a movie and is entered in the film festival for preview right here in Wilmington on Sunday, May 12, at 4pm, and Monty’s Home is the local charity to share the proceeds! To see the movie’s trailer, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzToUXDsmLw or type in “Susie’s Hope Trailer”. To purchase a ticket to this great event, visit www.whindo.com. Donna and Susie will be at a reception following the screening to meet everyone! Don’t miss this wonderful chance to show your support against animal cruelty!

Food Drive for Paw’s Place Last year, Lowe’s Food & Nestle Purina joined forces to help Paw’s Place, a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue organization in Winnabow, NC. It was such a success, they are doing it again. Be sure to come by the Lowe’s Foods at 341 South College Road in Wilmington, between 10:30am and 2:30pm. In addition to loveable pups to greet you, there will be goodies and giveaways. For more information, visit the website at www.pawsplace.org.

Attention White Shepherd Lovers! Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue needs your help! They are a national 501c3 rescue founded in 1999 and are looking for more foster homes in the Wilmington and surrounding areas. They often pull White German Shepherds from the local shelters, but have to transport them to other states as there are very few foster homes located in Southeastern NC. For info about foster requirements or other volunteer opportunities, visit www.echodogs.org or email lorioedwsr@outlook.com.

Welcome Cape Fear Parrot Club! The Cape Fear Parrot Club is dedicated to the education of the members and the community on the care of companion birds. This goal is accomplished through guest speakers, informational tools, and the sharing of information among the members. The members meet monthly and also participate in local events. Members are also available for "bird" sitting. The group does not have "dues", so anyone can attend the meetings! The group also assists with the rehoming of local parrots in our community. For more information, please contact Ces at 910-471-2186, email cesnc1978@hotmail.com or search “Cape Fear Parrot Club” on Facebook.

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! R.A.C.E. (Rescue Animals Community Effort)

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Hello, my name is Toby and I am an English Setter. I have a very sweet disposition and would love to become a part of your family. I am a 1year-old, energetic boy. I love to run and play with other dogs so if you would take me to the dog park or jog with me that would be great. I am house-trained, pretty good on a leash and am working on my training. I learned to sit in one afternoon so I am pretty smart. I am heartworm positive but R.A.C.E. will send me home with a years worth of heartworm prevention so we can do the slow treatment to make me heartworm free. Please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 if you’d like to adopt me. You may also visit us online at www.raceshelter.org.

Hi, my name is Lola, and I want to be a house dog! I’m a small girl, under 20 pounds, and they tell me I’m a Corgi/Lab mix. I have a Corgi body and an adorable Lab face. I’m a very sweet girl, just 1-year-old, and I hope to soon be cuddling with my new family at home. Why am I at Animal Control? Please adopt me! There are too many animals arriving at the shelter and not enough room for us all. Won’t you come meet me in person? Please call Sampson County Animal Shelter at 910-592-8493 for adoption information and tell them you saw me in PawPrints!

4 PAW LIFESAVER RESCUE

CAPE FEAR RESCUE LEAGUE

My name is Luxi and I’m a 1½-year-old Pit Bull. I used to live on a chain and my humans stopped feeding me so I got really skinny. Fortunately, I’m now in a foster home where life has been awesome and food is plentiful. I get lots of love, I have other dogs to play with, and there are even cats here. I learned all the rules quickly, I know how to go potty outside, and I know basic commands. I have been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated and I even take heartworm prevention. Now all I need is a forever home. If you want to give me a loving home, contact my rescue at 252-5310744 or email 4pawlifesaver@suddenlink.net. If you would like to see more pics of me, go to our Facebook page, 4 Paw LifeSaver Rescue, where I have my own album!

I’m Puff-n-Stuff and I'm approximately 12-months-old. I’m a Boxer mix who is neutered, up to date on all shots, heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm and flea meds. I’m also crate-trained, I love to take walks and I enjoy riding in the car. I'm in a foster home in Wilmington and around children all day but I really need to go into a home with older children. I get along with all my foster doggies but don't care too much for the cats, so maybe no cats in my new home. If you are looking for a buddy who you can take to the beach this summer or on runs or just to hang out - then I'm the dog for you! If you would like to meet me, please contact Pat at 910-640-1505.

CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

ONSLOW COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

Hi, my name is Naomi. I am a beautiful, soft, gray, long-haired, spayed female. I am 11-years-old and was given to CAPS when my owner passed away. I am very sweet and love attention and will reach my paw out to my foster mom when I want more attention. I am very social and get along well with other cats. I am very healthy, I love to look out the window, and I love to cuddle with my foster mom. I would love to have a forever home with lots of love. If you have any questions or would like to adopt me, please contact Debbie by emailing debbiebaldwin@hotmail.com or calling 910-330-1376. You may also visit our website at www.capsrescue.com. CAPS has several senior cats ready for adoption. Please contact Debbie concerning our special adoption fee.

I’m Prince Chas (A065468) and I hope you’ll stop by my kennel to say hello. Once you see me, you’ll want to go up to the front desk and let them know my kennel number. That way they can bring me out to visit with you so we can get to know each other firsthand. You can’t tell much from a distance so we need to be close and I can visit with you. Then you will see what a terrific little guy I am. I’m so handsome, I’m very friendly and I’m looking for a forever family who needs a dog like me to add to their home. So saunter on up to the front desk at Onslow County Animal Shelter and ask for me so I can dazzle you with my many charms! To adopt or for more information about us, please call 910-455-0182. The shelter is located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville.

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! COLUMBUS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

FUREVER FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE

My name is Deputy!! I am almost 2-years-old and very loving and easy going. I am here at the shelter with lots of my buddies. Unfortunately, the shelter is full and I don't have much time left to find a home. I won't disappoint you and will be your Best Friend Forever!! Please come see me and give me a chance. Please call 910-641-3945 to adopt me! Our shelter is located at 288 Legion Drive in Whiteville and you can find us on Facebook by searching Columbus County Animal Control.

Hello, my name is Myrtle and I am a 6-year-old Wirehair Dachshund girl. I was relinquished by my owner because they could not care for me when I was pregnant. I had a beautiful baby girl who has been adopted so now it is my turn to find a home. I am healthy, spayed, current on all vaccinations and have a microchip. My foster mom said I am the ‘perfect girl’ who plays with children, other dogs and a cat. I am house-trained and bark when I have to go outside to potty. I am happy all the time and love being around people. Nothing bad to say about me, like my foster mom said, I’m perfect! Please call 910-383-2100 to adopt me.

ONSLOW PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE My name is Jake, at least I think it is! When people come to visit the farm, they call me a precious, cute, adorable and beautiful little pup. I am just 4-months-old, weigh about 20 pounds and live on a working farm with my mom (a Border Collie) and dad (a Dachshund). I was raised with much love and affection so my human parents are looking for just the perfect home for me...and that could be you! I come with the OCPAW neuter certificate! Please visit our web site at www.oc-paw.com for additional information regarding the certificate and the adoption application. Please call OCPAW at 484-883-3552 for more information.

Pssst! Wanna hear a secret? You won’t believe this but I’m still available for adoption!! That’s right, my name is Patsy and I’m a 2-year-old Jack Russell mix who is in training at Pender Correctional and will graduate May 16th. I was dropped at the shelter when my family moved and thank goodness Monty’s Home rescued me. I’ve been spayed and am up to date on all my shots and microchipped. So between all that and eight weeks of obedience training, what more could you ask for? For more info, call 910-297-1338 or email adopt@montyshome.org. Better yet, cut to the chase and fill out an application at www.montyshome.org.

OPERATION TOPCAT

A SHELTER FRIEND

My name is Lady and I’m a wonderful orange and white female who was found behind a local Food Lion. I was pregnant with my second litter. I was a great mom and took good care of my babies. They have all now been adopted so it’s time for me to get a safe, forever, loving home. I like to play and love climbing the cat tree. You can pet me and I don’t mind being held. I’m approximately 2-years-old. I may be just a bit shy until we get to know each other but I very much deserve a chance. Could it be with you? If not, do you know someone looking for a sweet girl to love? Contact otopcanc@aol.com to find out where to meet me or call 910-200-0612.

PAWSITIVE PARTNERS PRISON PROGRAM

You’ll notice that I am a curious kitty who likes to investigate my surroundings by sniffing around. That’s why the shelter gave me the name Sniffy! I am drop-dead gorgeous with my plush black coat and striking golden eyes. I am a petite, affectionate lady who loves to be rubbed. I am not even 1-year -old yet, and of course I have been spayed and am up to date on my vaccinations. I am ready to make your life purrrrrfect! Please call Silvia at 910-876-0539 to learn how we can meet! You can visit us online at AShelterFriend.org and www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend.

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Instruction for People… Training for Dogs Office Hours: 9-6pm Tues-Sat Classes: 9-9pm Tues-Thurs 9-6pm Fri-Sat

1038 S. Kerr Ave. Wilmington, NC

DOGTRAIN

395-4399

PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH COMPETITION OBEDIENCE Private Instruction Available

Hello everybody, I’m Patsy, a Jack Russell mix approximately 2-years-old. I’m very obedient and well behaved. I like to make people happy, am cute, loveable and would love to be taken into someone’s home. I like running and chasing tennis balls and playing fetch. My favorite part of the day is when I get fed treats or kibble. I just love to eat and, most of all, I just want a home where I’m loved and cared for, my last one just left me at the shelter when they moved. I am enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program and graduate from my training on May 16th and will be ready to move into my forever home! So if you want to meet me, call 910297-1338 or email adopt@montyshome.org. Better yet, fill out an application at www.montyshome.org. Written for Patsy by her inmate trainer Derrick M.

My name is Laurel and I’m about 5-years-old. I’ve been at Paw’s Place for a little over a year and a half after I was rescued from a hoarding house in Pender County. I’m a girl with trust issues - but then that shouldn’t surprise you. I get a little frightened when I first meet people, but I’m really learning to trust. When I first arrived at Paw’s Place I was diagnosed with heartworms, but I was treated and now I am negative and doing just great! I’d be great in a house with another small dog. I really need someone to show me the ropes so I don’t end up in the dog house (pun intended). I’m a great dog looking for a great family. Will you be mine? Come visit me at Paw’s Place - they are open every day from 9Noon. Or you can find out more information about adoption procedures on our website - www.pawsplace.org. You can also call my friends at 910-845-7297.

I am sponsored by Connie and Addie Belle at Dog Speak. Thanks!

I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Agency in memory of Molly.

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Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS I’m Tori, a beautiful, sweet, salt and pepper mini-Schnauzer weighing only 13 pounds. I’m estimated to be around 4 to 6-years-old. I’m a great girl who gets along with all dogs, big and small, and everyone I meet. I am not much of a player with other dogs because I would rather be soaking up all the love I can get from my human parents. I am housetrained and can use the doggy door as well. So, if you are looking for a special girl who will be your best friend, please visit www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application or view other pets up for adoption. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 781-799-4272.

SHAR-PEI RESCUE OF VIRGINIA

CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE I'm Frodo, a very sweet and loving Basset Hound who loves belly rubs. I'm almost completely crate-trained and still working on my house-training. I enjoy a good walk and do well on a leash. I am a joy to be around and any home looking for a Basset to love will absolutely adore me. I just need some attention (and a few delicious bones.) Once I am rid of these pesky heartworms, I can't wait to meet you! Still not convinced? Then I'm afraid I must unleash my irresistible charm! To adopt me, call 919708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com. Also, we are short on foster homes! If you have ever thought about fostering, contact CBHR for more details.

COASTAL CAROLINA BOSTON TERRIER RESCUE

Hi, my name is LaRue! I have very beautiful, unique coloring and markings and am thought to be a Catahoula and Shar-Pei Mix. I‘m a young, very loveable boy who enjoys giving kisses and will curl right up on your lap. I am also a smart boy and am already house and cratetrained. I get along well with other dogs and am doing pretty well on the leash. I am already neutered and up to date on my shots, so I am ready to go to my “furever” home. For more information or to fill out an application, visit the Shar-Pei Rescue of Virginia website at www.sharpeirescueofva.org. You may call 609-494-0020 or email info@sharpeirescueofva.org for more info.

Hi, I’m Florence. My history is unknown but it’s obvious that I was once loved by a family. I love to snuggle in the bed covers, sit on my foster mom’s lap, and don’t mind sharing the couch to get a belly rub. I’m a very sweet, loveable adult Boston Terrier lady, who would be most happy in a loving home with moderate to low energy and people who will love me and rub my tummy. Could I be the right girl for your family? For more information, contact CCBTR at ccbtr@fastmail.fm or call 252-633-0987. Visit us online at www.ccbtr.org.

CAROLINA POODLE RESCUE

GREAT DANE RESCUE ALLIANCE

I’m Nikita, an 8-year-old, very special Poodle and Shih Tzu mix. I am house-trained and leash-trained. I love to be near you, but am happy to sleep in a bed on the floor. If you go out, I will wait patiently for you to return. Don't let that fool you, you will be missed and greeted very warmly when you come back! I sit for my dinner and will gently take treats from your hand. I had a very rough start and I am deaf, but that doesn't even slow me down. I respond to hand signals and will let you know when I need to go out. To adopt me, complete an application on our website at www.carolinapoodlerescue.org or for more info, please call 1-864-489-3559.

My name is Nuru. I'm a sweet 3-year-old female Great Dane who personifies pure joy. Chasing a soccer ball is one of my favorite activities along with snuggling in on a soft spot to rest when I'm done. I will also play nicely by myself with the ball or my wubba kong. I currently know “sit” and my foster mom even trusts me to be left loose in the house. I will lay down politely under or next to the dinner table while you eat and I ride well in the car. I am working to learn how to walk on a leash properly. I'm eager to please and will make a great companion. Email greatdanerescuealliance@gmail.com or call 704-559-4121.

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BOB! I am a retired working (sheepdog) Border Collie! I am almost 4-years-old, neutered and heartworm negative. I am up to date on my vaccines, too! I am no longer able to work due to an injury. So now I am looking for another job. I would make a wonderful therapy dog and/or family pet. I am so willing to please! I love humans!!! I get along great with girl dogs and most boy dogs, but not all. If they are aggressive I don't like them. I am also good with cats. I will follow them around all day. I am not able to go to a farm home because of my natural desire to work. Please call my mom at 910-686-4443 to learn more and to meet me. I am pretty awesome!!!!! Thanks!

Dr. Christian Bolz

Hi, my name is Layla and I was found wandering the streets in my pink collar, scratching on doors until someone let me in! I am a 1-year-old, VERY smart, very happy, and energetic dog who knows sit, stay, shake, and I will play fetch all day long. I get along with all other dogs and cats and LOVE people! I am spayed, up-to-date on ALL my vaccines, Heartworm negative, no parasites, and would love a forever home, so please come see me at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital, or call them at 910-458-3000 if you think I could be yours! References required. I am sponsored by my friends at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital. Thanks!

Dr. Debbie Bolz

910-313-3326

6005 Carolina Beach Road (1 mile south of Monkey Junction across from Harris Teeter)

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Are you looking for a companion to take on outings to the beach or park? Pick me! I’m Dixie and I love doing stuff like that! I’m a playful girl, but I still know my commands. In fact, I’m sitting on command in my photo. (Just between you and me, I was waiting for them to throw me a tennis ball!) I’m a young girl, 4-years of age, and I’m a total sweetheart. There’s not a mean bone in my body. I’m house-trained, love affection and can’t get enough hugs or kisses. I’m a Terrier mix who is great with older children and other dogs (but no cats, please.) I hope after reading this that you can see I’d be an excellent companion, ready-made to move on in with you and start making happy memories! For adoption info, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions so that you can hop in the car and come meet me!


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