Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Save the Dates

Save the dates below to attend & support Joa's Arc...

Wednesday, April 30th:
(another) trail date for Justice for Max


Saturday, May 31st:
Rock 4 Paws - a fun, outside, music event we'll be a part of this year!




Tuesday, June 3rd:
Elwood's Scholarship Fun-Raiser


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Pip

Happy 1st birhtday, Pip!

Pip (pictured in his mom's lap) celebrated his birthday at the end of March with his doggy cousin, some pet-safe birthday cake and presents too!

Pip was a puppy, just 6 weeks old, when he was brought to a vet to be put to sleep because of his genetically-defected eyes. Thankfully, Pip found his way to Joa's Arc though... and then Pip really hit the jack pot when he was adopted by a wonderful forever family.

Happy birthday, bud, and here's to many more!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Trial Date Approaching

(Another) trial date is approaching in Max's case. What happened to Max may never truly be known, but the person at fault needs to be brought to justice!

Trial is set for Wednesday, April 30, at 1:30 pm in Winslow, NJ Municipal Court for Max the cat picked up by an animal control officer in Voorhees, NJ.

Max's owner tried to claim Max the next day and the animal control officer (ACO) could not tell Max's owner or the authorities where Max was. Max was 15 years old and had never gotten out before - the one time he did cost him his life.

Please come and support this important case as the ACO needs to be accountable.

Justice for Max!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A check up for Cordi

I don't think it gets much better than this - a pup who wouldn't have seen 2013 without life-saving surgery (which Joa's Arc supporters made happen thanks to your donations) starting 2014 off right with a thumbs up from her cardio specialist, Dr Miller, who she visited tonight with her forever family! Yay, Cordi!!

On the report Dr. Miller wrote "I originally diagnosed Cordi's problem when she was two months old and we are so pleased that she had palliative surgery and is doing well; it was great to see her again and hope for a long, good quality life."

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Welcome, Chelsea

Now that's a freedom face if I ever saw one. This is Chelsea (shelter name Cinnamon) in a car on the way to foster care on what would have been her last day alive if she wasn't rescued.

As you know, even the most dedicated shelters don't always have the time, funds or space for all the animals that come through their doors, especially the special needs one... and Chelsea has a deformed leg. Although the shelter she was at was wonderful enough to get x-rays done on her, the shelter was full and no one was looking to adopt her.

Thankfully, someone stepped up and offered to foster this beautiful girl for Joa's Arc.

Chelsea's leg appears to be an old injury to her front leg that healed on its own and has left her wrist looking a little different than most dogs'. Although, Chelsea's leg looks different, she doesn't act any differently - Chelsea loves to play with other dogs, run around after toys and will give you lots of kisses. After going into foster, her foster family got her to a specialist first thing on Monday. Joa's Arc was fully prepared to start fundraising like loons for what we suspected would be a very expensive surgery (breaking and re-setting were our concerns from the x-rays), however the specialist who saw her today recommended to not perform any surgery on Chelsea and to let Chelsea be! Her body has healed and she felt no pain even when she had her wrist moved all over and tested. Chelsea may be prone to some arthritis when she is older, but that is about it!

This pretty girl is approximately 1 year old, spayed, up to date on shots and microchipped! If you are looking for an addition to your family, you definitely need to meet Chelsea!

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Congrats to Zan

Congrats, Zan (now "Jude")!! Zan, a CH kitten, was adopted.

Thank you, Darlene & Ed, for taking on a new challenge by offering to foster Zan and literally saving his life, giving him love and helping him find a forever home.

Zan's foster mom, Darlene, posted tonight: "Zan went to his forever home today. Yes, I miss him dearly but with fostering comes acceptance and understanding. He is one of the lucky ones that made it off the streets, into a shelter, foster and now his own home. Fostering offers an animal a chance at life. No, a shelter is no guarantee. I typically will hear someone doubt themselves before trying to foster. Most of the time it is for emotional reasons "I could never let them go". I say why not give yourself a chance? You might learn something(s) about yourself. Thank you Zan."

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Daph Training pt 2

No snow. No frigid temps - so, Daphne could go to training again this week!

From Ms. Azita who has been taking Daph to training: "Today Daphne and I worked on walking next to your handler - she was great and there were dogs all over with no reaction from Daphne, well, except for wanting to go meet them and play :)"

Training is not all Daphne did over the weekend with Azita either. Oh no! Daph also did some mingling after training, ran errands with Azita and stopped by Azita's house to say hello to Azita's husband before heading back to her foster home. The photo above is from their driving around together - obviously, Daph's an easy rider.

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