Animals for Life and HORSE of Connecticut list cats, dogs and horses that are looking for homes. HORSE stands for Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines.
Since , the following are the newest additons to the AFL and HORSE of Connecticut family that are in need of adoption.
Animals for Life: Jazmine the American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Jazmine is a new dog who Animals For Life saved from the Waterbury Pound just as her time was up.
"This sweet, sweet, sweet girl was only in our shelter for a short time before she attended our and she made quite a positive impression on those who stopped by to meet her," according to the AFL website.
Prior to her stay at the Waterbury Pound, Jazmine was rescued off the streets along with her litter of six puppies. The doggie family had literally been living on the streets alongside a man who was breeding her in an effort to sell her puppies, according to AFL.
"We really have no idea how many times poor Jazzy was used to breed," staff said. "What we do know is that she is so unbelieveably friendly and ready to begin the life she truly deserves and has earned."
Animals for Life: Essa the Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Essa is a pretty brindle mix. Staff report that the one to two-year old is social, likes other dogs and is gentle. She walks well on a leash.
Animals for Life: Jupiter, a domestic, long hair male cat
Jupiter recently arrived at the Animals For Life shelter. He is soon to be vetted. Staff report that he is friendly and sweet.
Animals for Life: Jupiter, a male German Shepherd dog mix
Jupiter will soon be flying in from in from the tiny Carribbean island of Grand Cayman for a better chance at finding his forever home.
He is a happy, energetic German Shepherd Dog mix who loves people and other dogs.
Jupiter is approximately 2 1/2 years old and weighs in at 50 lbs. He has been a favorite of the staff and volunteers at Cayman Humane Society shelter since his arrival there last January and he would love to find a family in the States in time for the holidays, staff said.
Those who want additional information on Jupiter the Cayman Kid may contact Dawn DeSantis at email@example.com or at 203-217-2523.
Sweet Pea the Horse
Sweet Pea, an 11-year-old, 15'2 hand draft cross mare, certainly lives up to her name. She can be ridden by a man or woman on the trails with other horses or solo. She is a quiet ride who is just as happy to go out walking as she is to trot and canter, according to HORSE of Connecticut.
Though well trained, Sweet Pea will be excellent for an intermediate rider who can kindly remind her to be brave while leading trail rides or going out solo.
Sweet Pea gets along great with other horses. To learn more about Sweet Pea, call 860-868-1960 or visit the HORSE of Connecticut website.
About Animals For Life
Animals for Life, a non-profit animal rescue organization, will hosts its annual pet adoption and holiday celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd., Woodbury.
Animals for Life is a no-kill animal shelter located at 1 Service Road, Middlebury.
According to the Animals for Life website, the shelter helps cats and dogs get adopted into forever homes.
"Every pet in our care receives a veterinary examination, vaccinations and is spayed or neutered prior to adoption," the website stated.
Those interested in adopting a pet may visit the shelter. Dogs and puppies of varied ages, sizes and breeds are available for viewing at the shelter. Several cats and kittens are available at the shelter.
Additional cats and kittens are in foster care. Meet-ups can be arranged.
The shelter can be reached via e-mail at AFL_adoptions@yahoo.com, by calling 203-267-6777 or calling the dog shelter directly at 203-758-2933.
HORSE of Connecticut
The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, or HORSE, of Connecticut, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses, according to the HORSE of Connecticut website.
The organization intervenes on the behalf of suffering equines by providing relief, recovery, shelter and rehabilitation, as stated on the website. Once a horse is physically and mentally rehabilitated, the process of seeking an adoptive home begins.
All prospective adoptive homes are carefully screened and a contract is required, guaranteeing that the horse shall not be bred or sold.
The organization can be reached at 860-868-1960.