Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Introducing Chloe

UPDATE 08-07-2013: Paulie is apparently a girl, now named Chloe :)

Meet Paulie (named after one of the minions in "Despicable Me").

Mr. Paulie was recently rescued from a local shelter where he had survived an upper respiratory infection, but was to be put to sleep due to how full the shelter was - that was far too sad for any of us at Joa’s Arc to consider! Thank you to the staff who marked him for rescue and an adopter of ours stepping up to foster, Paulie was saved.

Paulie has slight Cerebellar Hypoplasia and gets wobbly when he gets excited. Like our other CH kitties have proven, this doesn't slow Paulie down a bit - he's still a very playful, spirited kitten.

We are helping Paulie get over some congestion right now (probably from the stress of the shelter), but he will be available for adoption soon.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Wash in the Park - in the news

Joa’s Arc made the news! Check out the article here: Washington Township dog wash promotes animal welfare.

The photo is of adorable little Alvin, Karen Q's most recent foster boy who is still looking for a home. The feet belong to Joyce M's grandson and Joa’s Arc awesome volunteer, Ethan.

Thank you to our wonderful friend and tabling-buddy, Karen Q, for doing the chatting. None of us could have said it more perfectly than you did, Karen, with your quote: "Just because you’re different doesn't mean you’re any less lovable - We all have that same mentality that these animals can bring a special quality to your life."

Thanks to PET SAVERS for the invite and thank you to everyone that came out to visit the Joa’s Arc table yesterday - what a wonderful event and turn out.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

EVENT: Sunday, 07/21/2013

Another fun event is coming up next weekend for Joa’s Arc. This event is held by Pet Savers and it's their annual "Wash in the Park"

Dog Wash (which includes nail trimming) is only $20 and microchipping is available on site that day for $25. There will be an appearance by Hercules, “Poopie Bingo” for a $10 donation, tons of vendors, a lot of food, pets & people!

Joa’s Arc will have our table with information there hoping to raise funds for our special pets while also helping to educate the public about how wonderful these unique animals really are.

The event will be at James Atkinson Park, 138 Bethel Mill Road, Sewell, NJ from noon – 4pm, Sunday July 21st.

Don't forget, tomorrow, Saturday 7/13, Joa’s Arc will be at Clayton Veterinary Associates' Bark-B-Que. Remember, the group that raises the most donations at the event will be given a matching donation by Clayton Veterinary Associates - help make Joa’s Arc that group tomorrow by coming out, saying hi and giving a donation - every dollar helps!

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Forever loved...

It is with a very heavy heart that we post the little cleft palate puppy Joa’s Arc rescued earlier this week has passed away.

He was a little lethargic yesterday, but got fluids and never stopped eating when fed. Unfortunately, this morning, he passed away with Chrissy loving him to the last minute.

In full disclosure, our puppy was one of 7 pups that someone decided to breed to make a profit off of. As of today, 3 of the 7 puppies that were born alive have died, so the odds were definitely against our little guy. Because of his cleft palate, our little guy was also deprived of nutrition the first 24 hours of life and although he was in the great hands of our friends, Chrissy, those first few hours of life are literally make or break for completely healthy puppies. With his cleft palate, it is also entirely possible that he had other defects as well - when a animal presents with one deformity, their chances of others (cardiac, neurological and respiratory) are very high. We'll never know for sure what it was (or if it was just all of it stacked up) that caused us to lose him...

What we do know is that Chrissy gave him the best chance he could have had, we know that he knew love and comfort in his short life and that Joa’s Arc was willing to rescue him, love him & give him a chance.

Thank you, Chrissy, for your time, dedication, love and risking this heartache. We love you to pieces for everything you did for him.

Thank you to everyone that has kept our little guy in their thoughts and prayers... I am sure that your efforts allowed him to feel every bit of those well wishes, prayers and love even as he crossed.

July 1, 2013 - July 6, 2013
R.I.P. little baby

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Friday, July 5, 2013

EVENT: Saturday, 07/13/2013

  Clayton Veterinary Associates is having a Bark-B-Que on Saturday July 13 from 11am-3pm (rain or shine) and they've invited us to join them.

Joa’s Arc can’t wait to be part of this event coming up next weekend and we'd love to see you there! We will have a table with information, former broken-heart Cordi will hopefully be there with us and our volunteers are hoping to raise donations for the special pets in our care like Pip, Lucas and our new little cleft palate puppy.

Leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome, a pet photographer will be there, lots of other pet rescue organzations will be there with info & adoptable animals, costume contest, tour the clinic, prizes, samples, drawings, snacks ... and the rescue/organization that receives the most donations during the event gets a matching donation from CVA!!! Think you can help make Joa’s Arc that group??

Looking forward to seeing you there, friends!

directions to the event click here

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coming soon...

So sorry for the lack of activity here, friends. Prepare yourselves though because we have lots of updates coming soon of all the puppies, kitties and events we've been up to.

Thank you for your continued support in Joa’s Arc and the work that we do!

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