A letter sent to S.C. Representatives in response to Bill H.3709 that uses dog breed discrimination as an answer to dog bites.
I’d like for you to meet Lexi. Lexi, a 10-year-old brindle pit-bull mix, has been living here at Advanced Animal Care as part of the East Cooper Pet Relief Rescue community outreach. ECPR is a non-profit organization created and operated by Dr. Leslie Steele for … Continue reading Lexi’s Story – A Senior Dog Searching for Foster Family
Lexi, a 10-year-old brindle pit-bull mix, has been living here at Advanced Animal Care since October 2016 as part of the East Cooper Pet Relief Rescue Program. ECPR is a non-profit organization headed by Dr. Leslie Steele. Lexi has struggled with lifelong anxiety, mainly separation anxiety and fear of unknown people and dogs. This results in some territorial aggression, aggression when walked on a leash and destructive behavior when left alone. Her former family loved her dearly and were able to manage and live with her issues, but for a variety of reasons, were not able to treat her anxiety. Life eventually changed for the family as they have aged and retired, making living with her anxiety and resulting aggression too difficult for them to manage. They were going to have her euthanized because they could not see her continuing to live with the fear she has as well as the concerns for safety and liability.
Rather than euthanizing her, the family allowed Dr. David Steele to take her in, work with her behavior and find her a new home. For the last two months, Dr. Steele has been incorporating behavior modification therapy in conjunction with anxiety meds, and her progress has been superb! We believe she has reached a point where she is now ready to go live with someone and continue to work on her behavior. This ideal family would not have a dog and would be willing to continue behavior therapy exercises such as Counterconditioning and Desensitization, guided by Dr. David Steele. East Cooper Pet Relief will continue to fund all of Lexi’s medical care as well as monthly heartworm and flea medication. The foster family will only need to worry about providing a loving home, reinforcing behavior therapy and feeding her. We are also open to the idea of adoption if the foster family and Dr. Steele both agree it would be in the best interest of Lexi and the family.
Lexi is very sweet and affectionate. She attaches quickly to people, and loves being lazy. The staff and doctors here at Advanced Animal Care have become quite attached to this sweet pup. We know that she will need someone who is understanding and compassionate. Someone who is willing to try to understand her and love her for all her quirks and personality traits. If you are interested in providing a warm and loving foster home for Lexi, please contact AAC at (843)884-9838. You can also email Dr. Steele directly (preferably) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few pictures of our wonderful cats who live here at AAC. Darwin, Jax, and Daya are actually AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! They are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and are current on heartworm & flea prevention. We deeply love and care for these guys, so if you are interested, please fill out an adoption questionnaire. Feel free to call us anytime with questions on our adoption process at 843-884-9838.
We have quite a few cats, ranging from all ages, looking for loving homes. All of the cats we take in come from either abusive homes, were abandoned by their caregivers, or were found living on the streets to fend for themselves. The younger … Continue reading “The Best Things in Life are Rescued”
Friends, we need some help finding homes for four cats. Actually two pairs.
In the ideal situation, we get kittens at a very young age before they have become conditioned to fear humans. Some kittens learn this from their mothers very, very soon after birth. When we take in kittens that are 8-12 weeks old before they’ve known human contact, they tend to retain these “shy” characteristics even after they’ve learned that most people are “good” and would never hurt them. Their instinct is to retain a certain amount of healthy distrust, just to be on the safe side. These are the cats that will run up to you for treats, talk to you and maybe even rub against your leg. They may also like to be petted and rubbed, but are most likely rarely going to want to be picked up.
We have two pairs of kitties that are somewhat “shy”. In addition to being born to feral mothers, they have lived the majority of their lives in a veterinary hospital. And while they are loved and cared for daily, it is not a true home. They deserve to have their own family.
Storm and Elmo:
Storm is an 18 mo old female/spayed dilute tortishell (patches of grey and peach). She was found as a tiny kitten in a dumpster on Clements Ferry Road. She is very independent and extremely active and athletic. Elmo is an 18 mo male/neutered black cat that has an absolutely fantastic personality. He is a third generation of a family of cats living under the cottages at Charles Pinckney Elementary School in Mt Pleasant. He is very, very smart and always very busy. Both love to play and are very attached to one another.
Pictured: Elmo (black) left, Storm (gray) right
Darwin and Jax:
Darwin is a 12 mo old male/neutered red and white tabby. He was found stray at about 8 weeks of age with his sister. After she was soon adopted, Darwin became a bit withdrawn and became less interactive. Jax is a 9 mo old male/neutered back cat with adorable linx tips on his ears. Jax was also born beneath a cottage at Pinckney Elementary school; but probably 4th or 5th generation. He has always been very shy, and therefore sat back as he watched his siblings being adopted out one by one. He and Darwin bonded instantly and are rarely seen very far apart. They are also very active, inquisitive cats that need more of a life than a clinic has to offer.
All four of these cats are extremely healthy and hardy. In addition to routine vaccinations, they have had the opportunity to develop real life immunity by growing up in an animal hospital. They are all smart, inquisitive and beautiful cats. They would all benefit from safe outdoor time as they would love to run and play and hunt. If you have room in your heart for either of these pairs of kitties, please let us know. Adoption fees are negotiable. For more information click here.
Pictured: Darwin (orange) left, Jax (black) right
“The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
Darwin & Brantley were both brought in by a wonderful client who found them wandering around alone outside. Darwin (left) is only 9 weeks old, while Brantley (right) is about 6 months. They both have very sweet personalities, and would make a wonderful addition to any home! Their adoption fee of $85 (each) includes vaccinations and neuter. If you or someone you know is interested in providing a loving home to one or both of this kitties, please contact Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant @ 843-884-9838.
Please feel free to fill out an adoption questionnaire:
We have four kittens and their mother who will be looking for a home soon! They are still nursing right now, but will begin vaccines soon. The mother is doing a wonderful job of caring for them, and they are thriving here at the hospital. All four of them are males, and their adoption fee will include neuter, all vaccines, flea/heartworm treatment, dewormer, and a small bag of kitten food. Please call us if you have any questions about our adoption process @ 843-884-9838. Or you can fill out the contact form below.
Gizmo is back at the animal hospital as he continues his search for the perfect home. Unfortunately, the last home was not a good fit yet again. Gizmo is a very sweet and loving cat. He likes to keep to himself, although welcomes the opportunity to jump onto someone’s lap occassionally. He is 5 years old, neutered, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Please share his story with family and friends who may be looking to add to their family. We would also like to emphasize the importance on educating yourself on adopting a pet before going through with an adoption. Please remember – these animals are desperately seeking a place to call home, and it may take a while for them to become comfortable in a new place. Imagine if you will, being rescued from living a life on the streets, sent to an animal hospital where you stayed for months, then placed in a home with a family you have never met before. Now think about staying with this family for months, slowing learning to trust them – only to have them send you right back to the animal hospital, never seeing them again. This has happened to Gizmo TWICE. He has no medical conditions, or behavioral problems, he just wasn’t a super affectionate cat. Please take the time to ask yourself some important questions before adopting a pet – What type of pet will best fit in with your family? How do you think your current pet(s) will receive a new addition? Are you prepared to cover veterinary costs in case of an emergency? Have you spoken to your veterinarian about how to introduce a new pet to your family? Adopting a pet requires not only a serious commitment on your part, but also kindness, compassion, and most of all – patience. Please feel free to call Dr. David Steele for more information on the adoption process 843-884-9838
We currently have 15 kittens looking for loving homes here at Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant. They were all found outside in the harsh cold, and brought to us by compassionate people who wanted to help them. We are truly grateful to them for rescuing these kittens. Now that they are in our care, they have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, dewormed, and are all thriving. We are currently working on socializing them, and making them comfortable with human contact. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in adoption @ 843-884-9838. You can find more pictures of the kittens at the following links:
Feel free to fill out an adoption questionnaire: http://www.advancedanimalcaremp.com/forms/AdoptionQuestionnaire.doc