Orville and Wilbur Update

Apparently the cat bleg for Orville and Wilbur was successful. Here are the details from Robin:

HUGE thanks to you and the Balloon Juice community, Adam! My daughter and I just dropped Orv and Willy off with Jenny and her daughter-in-law. We met up in St. Louis and the boys are Topeka bound!

Reid, you did it!

You guys housed my cats!!!

They’re Kansas kitties now.

Seriously, thank you so much.

I cannot thank you enough!

Robin

I’m not sure if the adopter is a commenter or a lurker, but hopefully they’ll sound of in the comments and let us know how things are going.

Here are the pictures Robin sent across.

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Late Evening Cat Bleg: Orville and Wilbur Need a New Home!

Commenter Matthew Reid Krell reached out on behalf of a friend of his with an urgent cat bleg for a pair of brothers in Louisville, Kentucky:

Okay, animal rescue friends: the lovely woman who adopted our two cats six years ago—who adored them—passed away on Monday. She was 10 years older than I am. Her husband called me today to ask if I could either take them or rehome them.

They are beautiful cats. Their names are Orville (the black one) and Wilbur (the grey). They are brothers. 14 years old. Birthday is April 19, 2005. We rescued them when we lived in Wisconsin and only rehomed them when they became horribly stressed in an apartment we were living in thanks to the landlord’s dog. We moved them in with Shari and David, a lovely childless couple who doted on them and cared for them. They have been really well-cared-for and loved.

With Stephen being on one leg and with my (now decidedly confirmed by the doctor) allergies, we really aren’t in a position to give them the home they deserve.

Who do you know? Who can I contact? I will pay all vet expenses to have them checked and have shots updated. I will transport them. I would pay sponsorship to a foster family for all upkeep.

I love these cats. I wish I could bring them home. I can be reached at mozergirl@gmail.com to start the process of getting Orville and Wilbur into a loving home for their twilight years.

Okay you lot of jackals, you know what to do. And here’s some more pictures of these handsome gentlemen as incentive!

As far as I know the baby is not up for adoption.

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Any Oklahoma Juicers Out There?

I came across this and figured we could give it some additional attention. Any Oklahoma or Oklahoma adjacent Juicers (yes, I’ve already emailed SoonerGrunt) who might know someone looking to adopt an older teen.

Oklahoma News4 has the details:

17-year-old losing hope of being adopted before time runs out

OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking through the halls of the Army National Guard is a dream come true for Haven.

“I’m involved with Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, AKA JROTC,” Haven explained.

This 17-year-old says he dreams of joining the military some day.

“Being a part of something bigger than myself and to serve my country,” he said.

As a group of service members gave Haven a taste of what it’s like to be in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, we learned a little bit more about his situation.

Haven currently lives in a shelter with four other children right now.

“It gets old at times,” he said. “Just being there. Not being able to go out whenever I want.”

Haven doesn’t have his driver’s license yet, but he’s hoping to get his permit soon. He says that would be the first step to becoming a bit more independent.

“I’d probably like to travel the world, but the Army probably helps with that,” he said.

For the time being, Haven is simply concerned about being adopted.

He turns 18-years-old in October, so he’s hoping to find an adoptive family before time runs out.

“So you can have someone to help you, like be there for you if you need help. Not just going into it all blind because that’s how you get into drugs and bad stuff like that,” he said.

Haven has been in DHS custody since he was just 12-years-old, and says he is losing hope that someone will give him guidance into adulthood.

When asked what kind of family he is looking for, Haven said, “Anyone who will take me.”

“I don’t really care. As long as it’s a family that will show love for me and be there for me,” he said.

This teen is looking for a house to become a home, and a family to call his own.

For more information on adopting Haven, call Tom Peterson at (405) 325-9398 and tell him you saw him on this segment.

For more resources, click here.

The tweet up top has a GoFundMe account to try to help Haven out with expenses as he ages out of foster care, but I think the real need here is for someone who is looking to adopt an older teen in the Oklahoma City area to make a connection to Haven. So if you know of someone, please push this their way.

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NY City Pet Bleg: Keith Olbermann Puts Up the Doggie Symbol for Helios!

I’m sure we don’t have the reach of Keith Olbermann’s twitter feed, no offense to Cole, but I figured putting this on the front page probably couldn’t hurt.

Here’s the details from the shelter’s page:

Helios

Hello, my name is Helios. My animal id is #62815. I am a desexed male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 14-May-2019.

Helios is at risk for medical reasons. Helios was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Helios has exhibited poor impulse control and would benefit from some behavior modification.

Let’s get to know each other a bit more…

A volunteer writes: Helios is a radiantly happy guy who’s tiny in size but mighty in spirit and it seems only fitting that he’s named for a sun god as he lights up any room he enters and spreads sunshine wherever he roams. Full of good-natured energy, bouncy hugs and sweet snuggles, he’s always thrilled to get out of his den and go for a walk and extremely friendly with dogs and people alike. While he does pull slightly on leash, he’s a smart cookie who responds nicely to direction, seems house trained and already knows how to come, sit and stay on command and he’ll play enthusiastically yet softly with both toys and people. Helios is a natural athlete but his NBA-level jumping skills make him better suited to a home with older kids who are taller than he can bounce and his perfect match would be an active family who can provide ample play and snuggle time. Bonus points for those willing to teach him some new tricks! Helios is waiting at our Manhattan Care Center and he’s ready to be your sun, your moon, your stars, your everything. Will you be his?

“Helios has exhibited poor impulse control and would benefit from some behavior modification.” Helios is definitely jackal material!

Look at that face!

Anyhow, if you might be considering adopting a rescue dog, or you know someone who is, and you’re in the greater NY City area (I’ll let everyone decide that for themselves), give a thought to Helios.

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Finnish Laphund Bleg

From Aleta:

Do you happen to know personally anyone in the northeast who would be a good, very stable home for two female Finnish Laphunds (6 and 8-9 yo) who just lost their person, my friend. They are not aggressive herders, gentle but very alert to change. Bark a short time, then quiet. The current hope is to find someone w/ no other dogs right now. They been living w two cats. If needed, can be separated. Thick overcoats that shed. I’ve known them for years.

Aleta, if you’ve got photos, send them to me and I’ll update this post with them.