These are the kind of pictures that make your heart melt – and explain why animal rescue workers do what they do. This five-week-old baby named Aggie arrived at AC PAW in June of 2012 after she was found in the middle of the street in Eastport. She was very thin and suffering from a very bad respiratory infection as well as an eye infection.
After receiving lots of love and veterinary attention, Aggie thrived in her foster home. Even after only a few days, she was already doing a lot better and starting to play with toys. Her foster family also mentioned that she loved to climb, but almost always asks for help getting back down. As the months passed, Aggie received warm compresses on her little eyes as well as medicine and lots of TLC. It took a long time for her eye infection to go away completely. It would clear up, come back and clear up again. But she was rescued, nursed back to health and just recently adopted within hours of being at Petsmart! Her new family has a little boy who fell in love with Aggie at first sight. She was named Aggie by Facebook fans of AC Paw. One of them said, “she looks like a beautiful little Agate stone to be cherished…Aggie for short”.
Aggie is a great success story as well as an example of the kind of commitment that AC PAW makes to the cats and dogs in their care. Some animals come in and are adopted out quickly but others require a lot of medical attention or training. Some take a while to adopt out because of no fault of their own – they are blind, old, a little odd looking or just are not the “perfect” pet to most people – but they are the “perfect” pet when the right person comes along.
The AC PAW network of foster homes and great veterinarians save countless lives in Northern Lower Michigan. They make sure that cats, kittens, dogs and puppies (and sometimes rabbits!) have a chance at life and finding a new home. Please consider being a foster so YOU can save a life like little Aggie.
Learn more about their foster care program here.