The first animal is Apollo, a dog that was rescued from As Matius on Wednesday evening after a neighbor called to report that the dog had a plastic cookie bucket stuck on his head for at least five days.
“Though the image may sound funny at first,” said PAWS President Katie Busenkell, “I assure that this was no laughing matter. Had the neighbor not helped this animal, he would have died from starvation and dehydration. A miserable and prolonged way to die.”
The animal was taken to a foster home where the bucket had to be removed with dull-point scissors.
“Apollo is recovering beautifully. PAWS would like to place him with a family that will appreciate his past and provide him with a loving home in the future.”
Apollo is a male boonie dog, thought to be about 1 year of age. He is good with children, cats, kittens, and dogs. According to Busenkell, “He is just happy to be around anyone that is willing to pat his head and talk to him. He’ll make a great companion for someone or some family.”
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting or fostering Apollo and providing the animal with a loving home, contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. Foster families will be provided with one bag of dog food per month.
The second animal is Chin Chin, a kitten thought to be about six weeks of age.
Nine days ago, this kitten was found in the middle of the road, just in front of DPS, bleeding from the mouth. The rescuer thought a car had hit this kitten, so they took it to Paradise Island Animal Hospital for an examination.
According to Dr. Tudor, the kitten only had a chin injury that had removed the skin from the bone. A full recovery is expected, though the kitten is expected to have some scarring.
According to her foster family, she is a healthy, playful, and incredibly affectionate little kitten that is oblivious to her healing chin wound. “She gets along with dogs and other cats, and would make a great family pet.”
If you are interested in adopting or fostering Chin Chin, please contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. Again, foster families will be provided with $20 a month for cat food and/or kitty litter.
Busenkell noted, “It is always important that the community help us find responsible homes for unwanted or abandoned animals. Without the eyes and ears of the community, we would not be able to place these animals in good homes and our foster families would cease offering their help and support. Therefore, we are asking everyone in the community to help us find responsible and loving homes for these animals.”