“All You Need is Love”

Valentine’s Day is all about love. For one tiny kitten, love is just what she needed. World, meet Valentine. Two years ago, a rescue worker from the Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society found a kitten living all alone on the streets. She was too young for adoption, so her rescuers nursed her back to health. Once…

Moving Mountains

As a kitten, she found herself lost, alone, and injured in the Arbuckle Mountains. Today, she has quite the story to tell. Everyone, meet Beatrice! Madison Keith found her while working at Falls Creek, the world’s largest youth ministry camp. She had heard about a kitten living under the mobile tower surrounded by a chain…

Finding Home

Over the summer, I worked as an intern with the Stephens County Humane Society. I had the opportunity to witness a dramatic change in our residents as they transformed from shelter animals to fur-ever friends. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to put into words the immense joy and emotion that follows an adoption,…

Blooming Again

Flowers are fragile things. They wilt in the biting cold and wither in the blazing heat. An entire field of flowers could be destroyed by a strong breeze or a powerful storm. Daisy, a Pekingese from Texas, knows this better than anyone. The first seven years of her life were spent locked in a rabbit…

Homesick

A little under a two years ago, Mina was living on the streets of New Orleans with the rest of her colony. Mina was a trap-neuter-return animal, so she had virtually no contact with humans outside of her brief stay with a veterinarian after being neutered. Shortly after Mardi Gras, however, her entire life changed….

Saving Grace

A dark, damp cage behind a municipal building housed her through her younger years. She endured blazing heat and pounding rain. She was alone, unwanted, and forgotten. Meet Lani. I met Lani just as I was starting high school, and it was love at first sight. She was housed at the Town of Velma Pound…