Meet Ashton the tiny fuzzball who owes his life to the kind people that saved him from under a car. “His name is Ashton and he was reportedly found under a car here in San Francisco covered in oil! Animal Care & Control San Francisco and Tonis Kitty Rescue took him in, cleaned him up, and now he’s in foster care, and spends his days being the cutest kitten in the entire world,” said Josh Norem, the Furrtographer.
More rescue ambassadors! :) A couple of beautiful Dobermans. How could anyone resist those beautiful, smiling faces?! Neither are for adoption as they already have loving homes. However, they attend events to encourage people to adopt!
Mr. Magoo was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia like so many other cats that are abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Mr. Magoo was different, he is a specially abled kitty who managed to survive living on the streets for 2 years blind. Magoo has what’s called Microphthalmia in which his eyes and lids did not fully develop, he does have eyes but they are very small. The Vets did confirm he is legally blind but he does have a very limited amount of peripheral vision and can see some light and shadows.
In 2009 four prison inmates rescued a correctional officer from another inmate. They were in prison for assault, armed robbery, home invasion, murder, and sex offenses and saved the deputy because he treated them like human beings. source
Stitch was found at an industrial warehouse where she and her siblings were rescued by the good folks from Edgar’s Mission, a farm sanctuary that currently provides life-long love and care to over 300 rescued animals. They nursed her and her siblings back to health and reunited them with their cat mama.
Now Stitch has become a vet nurse at the sanctuary, providing love and care to other rescue animals. She’s still getting daily treatment for her eyes, but nothing slows her down from helping other animals in need.
I came home and found this little girl trying to find some shelter in our garage. Kinda weird since it’s so late in the year and she’s so small, but she definitely came to the right place. Lucille (Lucy) is our newest rescued addition. She’s a little freaked out right now, but she’s very sweet and I know with enough handling she’ll be very friendly.
I did some research on these little guys and opossum are actually super fucking interesting and downright rad.
Opossum are marsupials and actually aren’t related to rats despite their rat like tails (which they use for balance and grasping branches) and appearance. They’re actually more closely related to kangaroos and koala bears since opossum have pouches for their young. But opossum are the only marsupial in North America.
These little dudes have been around since before us! They can be traced back 70 million years ago with the dinosaurs! Besides the fact they’re not super good at defending themselves, they must be doing something right to be around for so long.
Despite their bad reputation, Opossum are actually very clean and are resistant to most diseases, including rabies. In fact, if a rattlesnake or some other poisonous snake bit them, they would be resistant to it with only a little swelling, but no death.
These little badass’s have over 50 teeth! That’s more than any land mammal in North America. Along with its teeth, it also even has opposable thumbs on its hind feet for tree and branch grasping.
Opossum have earned the nickname of “Natures Little Sanitation Engineer” due to the fact of how helpful they are in local areas by eating pests and rodents along with a lot of insects like cockroaches, crickets, and beetles.