Mathilde is a beneficiary of Passion for Paw's Foster Program. She was found, starving to death, behind an office
building off of Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. She was nursed back to health by one of our foster volunteers and has been placed in a new forever home. She is the picture of health now and enjoys her regular meals. This photo was taken about two weeks after she was rescued. She is no longer a skeleton. She has hope for the future.
Here is a picture of Mathilde enjoying life in her new forever home. She's not pregnant, she's just well fed-no more going days without any food, fending for herself out on the street. Did someone dump her out of a car? We'll never know her back story, but she has a good life right now.
Brenda is an elderly pet owner who has received assistance so she can continue to care for her cat family despite her economic troubles (her SSI check doesn't even cover her rent and utilities). She receives assistance from a network of social service agencies. We are assisting her with pet food, cat litter and vet care so that she doesn't have to give away her feline companions (Picture of Snow Ball).
Punka, a two year old, female chihuahua is owned by a young man who lost his job and moved back home with his
parents. We provide pet food assistance, spayed Punka and found homes for two of Punka's puppies. We also neutered Punka's mate, Poncho. Punka and Poncho have a pit bull brother. Punka's owner is going back to technical school so he can one day support himself and his four legged family.
Ghost is a 4 year old pit bull. His owner went through some tough times after a move from Nashville to West Palm Beach. Moving costs amost wiped her out, but now she has a job and is renting a house with a fenced in yard. Receiving pet food and vet care assistance during tough financial times, helped her be able to keep her pet family together (two dogs altogether). Pit bulls aren't accepted at Peggy Adams Humane Society shelter and have tough odds of being adopted as many landlords won't let pitbulls live in their residences. Pit bulls are also bred mercilessly in low income communities. There are too many pit bulls in Palm Beach County and not enough good homes. It is critical to help responsible pet owners who have pit bulls retain their pets. The majority of pit bulls are sweet, loving pets who have been given a bum rap. They are a very vulnerable breed that are loyal. protective pets.
Cheryl and Sheba (home from the clinic-just got spayed)-no more litters!
Ghost and one of Sheba's puppies (from her last litter). Ghost is Sheba's best friend-see photo above of Sheba.
Jack was fostered by a Passion for Paws volunteer, Patty Bevelaqua. Jack was placed in a forever home.
Jack is a Jack Russell Mix.
Misty is currently fostered by Patty Bevelaqua, Passion for Paws volunteer. She doesn't have to worry where her next meal is coming from. She enjoys life with her large mixed breed family.
Roxie's first litter was stolen. She is at the vet about to get spayed so she won't have to have any more litters. She lives in a
tough neighborhood where many dogs are stolen out of people's yards and sold for drugs. Roxie is getting all of her shots,
her rabies tag and a microchip too.
Sparky is having a cat nap. His owner lost her home due to bank foreclosure. She was living in a car with her two cats prior to receiving help from a neighbor who would take her in but not her two cats.
Her cats are being cared for by a Passion for Paws volunteer until her owner is able to get back on her feet and find permanent housing. She gets along well with her house mate, Mindy Sue, a Jack Russell rescue, adopted from PBC Animal Care and Control's shelter in West Palm Beach. She was brought into the shelter as a stray dog. She is enjoying her new forever home. She is the boss of the house, whether the other cats and dogs like it or not.
Loretta and Rocky, a ten year old Yellow Lab. Passion for Paws has provided Rocky access to vet care for his skin allergies. A fence enclosure was installed by a volunteer for Rocky as Loretta lives in a tough neighborhood where there are many roaming dogs off leash. Rocky has been attacked several times by neighborhood pit bulls. Now Rocky can sit outside and enjoy some fresh air, safe in his fenced off area. A Passion for Paws volunteer stayed with him several times while his owner had out patient eye surgery. He has separation anxiety and doesn't do well when left alone. Rocky was neglected by a previous owner and has had trauma from past abuse. As Loretta and Rocky grow old together, they provide each other needed companionship and affection.
Hard to say goodbye...When we found Red, he was a homeless puppy living on the streets in a tough neighborhood. He stayed with Passion for Paws volunteer, Patrice, until he was old enough to enter the adoption program at PBC Animal Care and Control's kennel facility. He was adopted two days after being available to the public for adoption. Find link to PBC Animal Care and Control's adoptable pets at the top of this page. Passion for Paws is a PBC Animal Care and Control Placement Partner.
Gutter has arrived at Peggy Adams Humane Society to get neutered. Neutering a male dog is the right thing to do. Neutered male pit bulls are less likely to be stolen. They are less likely to stray away from home. A male dog can smell a female dog in heat one mile away. It's the right thing to do to neuter pets and Passion for Paws pays for sterilization 100% as an incentive for people to spay and neuter their pets.