Friday, April 03, 2009

A Special Organization - The SPCA of Tennessee


The thoughts of sitting with my second cup of coffee without mother's guilt and being paid to paw (no pun) through endless animal sites, profiles, videos, and pictures is extremely satisfying. To make friends along the way is an added bonus. I believe thats called a win win. You see, the adage "you are the company you keep" holds true in this instance. Handicappedpets.com is an incredible company born out of the love of animals. They have surrounded themselves with a staff and the know how to help you care for your aging and/or disabled pets. I don't think there is a pet owner in the world that has not been subject to their pet becoming ill or being hurt, and nobody can dodge that dreaded aging process. They say you will be successful in what you do as long as you do what you love. Handicappedpets.com has been extremely successful in helping so many animals because of just that, they love it.One of our MySpace friends is a the SPCA of Tennessee. In reading through their website it was clear to me that they needed a little recognition. They are a cage and chain free shelter, giving the animals acres of fenced in play areas to let them feel freedom. If they can't find a home for a disabled or aging animal, they let them live their lives out at the shelter. They always have animals up for adoption and are currently looking for foster families. So please, take a quick look at The SPCA of Tennessee's website and see if you can help! I have posted a few paragraphs from their website below. Our DreamOur Dream at The SPCA of Tennessee is to build an Animal Sanctuary: an animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering for animals in need. We will take the creatures who are neglected, abandoned, abused, lost, afraid, hungry, or ill - and comfort them, give them a warm soft bed, an adequate amount of good nutrient food, medical care and most of all, love. In many ways this is a very easy thing for us to do because they are lovely, grateful animals who give a world of love in return. However, in another, also important way, it is increasingly difficult - more challenging, because the number of animals in need is so large.With your help, we can provide them with a special place to be loved, cherished, fed, housed - and to receive proper medical care for the rest of their days. All animals deserve to live without fear for their lives - with a reliable means to fulfill their needs. As humans we know of the need for hope of a better tomorrow. Because of their infirmities and physical challenges, much of it caused by human neglect and/or abuse, many homeless senior and special needs animals have very little chance of finding a new home. Our wonderful staff and volunteers will work tirelessly to find a place for these special animals to finish their life journey in comfort and in love. The SPCA of Tennessee will help senior and special needs animals when all else fails. If we can, we find them a special home of their own. If that very special home never comes, they will still be safe and cherished until the end of their days. We pledge to love them, to care for them, and to try to anticipate and meet their every need. Whether they understand it or not, we want to assure that they will never be alone again.Our efforts will be focused on animals who will need a safe and secure place to stay while they recover their physical health and emotional harmony. All animals will be spayed and neutered, and they will receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent nutrition. No cages, no chains. They will have snugly fenced acres where we can take them to run and play. All of them will have a secure indoor setting with appropriate cooling during hot days or heating through cold nights with bed and blankets to sleep in after a long day in the play area.You are invited to participate in this dream of ours, to help us achieve it: with your kind donation we will be able to save more lives and make Tennessee a better place for the animals.

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