Happy news! More AARF kitties and pups have found their forever homes!

Keno came to AARF from a shelter in Texas and tested heartworm positive. After a successful treatment period for the serious and potentially fatal disease, he is now a happy pup with his new family! His adoptive mom tells us that “Keno is now Bernie and is THE BEST! He is heartworm free, neutered and in love with Gladys, our other rescue. He is a character and we laugh every day at his antics. He LOVES his toys. He piles them up by the front door so they can see outside. Then he takes them outside – struggling to get them through the dog door. He has truly brightened our world!”

Annie was a very sick kitten when she was found as a stray. She was nursed back to health by her foster mom and now is doing meow-velous and has been adopted! Annie is now named Sabine and we hear that she likes hiding in baskets and gym bags. Her new mom Gretchen shares, “In the mornings, she wakes me by giving me a few Eskimo kisses and will perch herself at the foot of the bed staring at me until I get up. She is the sweetest and gentlest kitty.”

Squeaks, now named Finnegan Riley, was a city kitty living in an alley when he was found. He was diagnosed with Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia and is deaf as well –but that doesn’t stop him! He was adopted by Laura, who has experience with CH kitties, so he will have a wonderful life no doubt! She tells us that he is very lovable and playful. “I think he fits in just perfectly and I love my little sweetie pie,” explained Laura.

This four year old Beagle mix pup named Hannah was rescued from the middle of a busy street in Anne Arundel County. She joined AARF and then found her forever home with Christina and family. We understand that she is a very spoiled only dog who loves playing with her squeaky toys and snuggling in blankets. We are so excited that she is now safe and happy and enjoying life!

Daisy was found covered in fleas and ticks abandoned on the side of the road in Carroll County. This sweet tabby is now named Ida and lives with two adoring journalists. They report back: “Ida enjoys scratches behind her ears, rubs on her chin and strokes between her eyes. Most importantly, she just wants your attention and will battle any iPhone or laptop for it. Ida is not much for playing –she prefers long naps on the coffee table, chair or beside whomever is on the couch.” Pets, cuddling and napping… oh what a purr-fect life!

Callie was eight years old when she was surrendered to BARCS. Her owner wound up in shock trauma and the family felt they could not care for her. This lucky kitty met her new mom, Susie, at an adoption event at Unleashed in Olney. Callie is enjoying her new family which includes four doggie siblings and two human siblings. Susie shares that “She is so lovable and purrs all the time. She enjoys spending time with my son and likes her visits to UMD to see my daughter. She is very social and everyone that meets her falls in love with her too! Thanks for allowing us to adopt the very beautiful Callie.”

THANK YOU for reading these stories about second chances! We are so grateful for all our rescue partners, volunteers, donors, and adopters. We will continue to work hard to help save the lives of the many homeless animals who deserve our efforts. We hope you can join us!