Success Stories

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Anatole France, French author and Nobel Prize Recipient



RSVP INC. received a frantic call for help for a young mama cat and 2 kittens trying to survive in the bitter cold winter, but the kitties evaded the traps. Assuming they were feral, RSVP INC. set up shelters to protect them from the cold. The kittens cooperated and were trapped; a male and a female. Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, they were spayed, neutered, vetted and fostered. The kittens made it clear that they were not feral‐ and that an outdoor life was not for them! The female has been adopted and the male is still waiting, but safe. But, what about mama? It was time to bring in the BIG equipment….the droptrap. Finally, on a freezing cold afternoon, eureka! Mama was in the trap and quickly on her way to be vetted. With no foster ready, Mama was set up at RSVP’s Petco Partners facility. (Not a happy camper, as you can see) But dreams can come true… the woman who originally called to report the desperate kitties agreed to adopt her. Now named Bella, she is safe, warm and loved!



Charlie is a Great Dane. She was put up for adoption by her family because she was too big for their small, young children.  A dog like Charlie could have fallen into the wrong hands, but Thanks to For Our Friends, and funding from Pet Peeves, Charlie has been adopted by and is totally adored by her new forever family. Charlie despite her size is a sweet and gentle lady… and a lucky one!




King & Jack

PEtRescue on Long Island

King & Jack are two 4 year old Morkies (Yorkie‐Maltese mixes) whose owners were losing their home and desperately wanted the dogs to stay together because they were a bonded pair. They contacted several rescues that said they would take the dogs, but would not be able to keep them together. A volunteer from For Our Friends met the dogs, scooped them up and took them home, promising the distraught owners that we would find them a home together and they did! The pair had not been to the vet in over 2 years. Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, they received a full vet check, shots and microchipping. Today, they are happy together, running and playing in their back yard and having a great life.


Trixie & Zander

zandler-trixieTrixie and Zander were found searching for food in a development where tenants are not allowed not feed the cats. Trixie, with an injury on her nose, was pregnant and Zander was terrified.  Both were infested with fleas, ear mites and parasites. Both were lucky to be rescued by LI Kitties.  Thanks  to  funding  from  Pet  Peeves,  Trixie and Zander have been vetted and are back to health. They have both since been adopted and are living happily in their new homes.




Salty & Pepper

salty-pepperSalty and Pepper  were literally tied together outside in the  sub‐zero temperatures. They have been used as breeding dogs their entire    lives    and lived outside on a chain that connected them. Thankfully,  Sav‐A‐Pet got  them one evening in February and thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, they are now, as they are so much cuter and healthier and living happily ever after.



gandalfThis is Gandalf the Small.    He was severely neglected for over 7 yrs. His hooves were 12″ long.    He is a 20+yr old stallion. He was very feral upon arrival at Amaryllis Farm Equine    Rescue    and    has now  become quite manageable. Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, Gandalf is living a happy and healthy life with donkey, Bear.    They have formed a most amazing friendship.






ritaPretty torti, Rita, was found on someone’s porch trying to get inside. She stayed three for several days until she was rescued by LI Kitties. Poor Rita was infested with fleas and parasites. Her ears were so infested with mites that she had a severe infection and needed 2 medications for weeks. Already, spayed, she was obviously someone’s abandoned pet. Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, Rita has received all the medical care needed to restore her to perfect health. She is now happy, safe and living in a new forever home.





Pretty    one‐year old Trixie’s young    life    has been    fraught    with hardship,    including    an abusive  first  owner.  Her loving    owner,    due    to financial   trixie hardship  was forced to find affordable housing    and    was frantically trying to find a place where she and her dog could reside. Thanks to the help of RSVP INC., and    funding    from Pet Peeves,they have secured a safe haven for the frightened dog  until her heartbroken owner can  resolve  her  housing problem. Whether it be a new  home or  a temporary foster – Trixie is lucky to be in  good hands  where he owner can visit her.



cubbyCubby, an Alabama native, was scooped up from the euthanasia list just minutes from  an  untimely,  and unfair death, and transported north to New York  State  Retriever Rescue. Infected with heartworms, his breathing was labored, and he was lethargic and weak. They immediately began the long painful treatment. Cubby endured  3  painful  shots each followed by weeks of strict confinement in a kennel. Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves, his treatment is complete, and this 3‐year‐old boy can run and play! Sweet Cubby is energetic, and lives for belly rubs. He is patiently waiting for  his  forever  family.  Do you have space   in your heart    for    this Southern gentleman?



Luna & Her Pups!

Luna’s family decided once she was no longer a cute puppy, that she was too much work, so they left her outdoors to fend for herself. A kind neighbor stepped in and provided water and food and allowed her indoors in bad weather. The neighbor noticed that Luna  was  getting    large  and  she  asked  the  family  if  Luna  was spayed. They replied, “no,” and knowing Luna was pregnant, they no longer allowed her indoors. Thanks to that kind neighbor, Luna arrived at Fur Babies within a few weeks of giving birth to six pups (who will all soon be bigger than her). Thanks to funding from Pet Peeves and an amazing foster mom, Luna has learned what it is to be  truly  loved.  Today,  she  and  all  6  pups  are  in  their  forever homes.



Kesha was surrendered by a young woman who due to economic reasons had to move in with family. They did not want Kesha around and she left her in the backyard day and night. When For Our Friends met Kesha, they instantly fell in love with the beautiful 2 year old Boxer/ Pit Bull mix. She had not been spayed or ever been seen by a vet. She passed her evaluation with flying colors except one – while Kesha loves all people ‐ she was not properly socialized to other dogs. Funding from Pet Peeves is making it possible for Kesha to get the care and training she needs to ensure she is successful in finding her her forever home.



Marvin was rescued through our Training Wheels program. His owner went
to jail and the family stopped caring for him. They tried to surrender
him to a local town shelter but they wouldn’t take him, so there he sat!

Day by day, no doghouse, no food or water, no love. When we got there, he
could barely hold his head up. Severely anemic, emaciated and
malnourished and full of parasites. He spent a week at the vet until he was strong enough to go into a foster home.

He immediately adjusted to the other dogs, cats and kids in the home. Just loving every bit of affection he could get!

He was adopted into this forever home and his best friend is a 3 year old little boy! Best friends forever!





Davey was taken from a hoarding home along with 45 other cats in Ronkonkoma. He arrived in horrendous condition with double eye infections, not neutered and full of parasites. After cleaning the crust off of his eyes, he was able to open his eyes for the first time in five years. His eyes were swollen secreting pus for several weeks. It was determined that this sweet boy needed surgery. Davey had severe bilateral entropion eye lids and had to have surgery on both eyes due to corneal scarring. Unfortunately Davey would loose both eyes. Entropion is a medical condition in which the eyelid or eyelids (usually the lower lid) folds inward. It is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes constantly rub against the cornea and can cause scarring on the cornea. After his surgery was performed he is spending some time at Save-A-Pet recuperating. The surgery was successful and Davey is now available for adoption. With the help of Pet Peeves, Davey is safe, sound and comfortable.




Fluffy the Miniature Poodle from Mastic was hit by a car and his owners gave him up due to his severe injuries. He walked around for weeks without medical care.

Once at Save-A-Pet he was taken to a specialist to have the necessary surgery. During his pre-surgical exam Fluffy was found to have heartworm.

Fluffy endured three surgeries to fix the necessary breaks in his leg. After his first surgery Fluffy spent his recuperation time at Save-A-Pet being nurtured back to health. He was then placed in a foster home. His foster parents decided to adopt Fluffy. This is a quote from her “Fluffy now is home with us and he is so happy. He loves my other dog Lily and as soon as his cast is off he will be running around everywhere with Lily. For now we limit him, not easy the little guy wants to run LOL.” We are happy to say they decided to formally adopt him!

After his final surgery Fluffy was treated for heartworm and neutered. One dog, many medical issues but he is living happily ever after!





Illy and Second Chance Animal Rescue

Illy is a beautiful and sweet 4 year old Tortie. She was abandoned pregnant in the winter when she was (2) two years old. At the time a mere kitten herself, Illy gave birth to a litter of kittens and was a natural at mothering. After all her kittens were weaned, Illy fell ill to chronic upper respiratory infections. She has been treated for upper respiratory, sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, and upper respiratory again and again…but was still sick all the time.

Unfortunately, this loving and affectionate cat has had a terrible time breathing because of her nose. On good days, she breathes very heavily, almost like she’s snoring…but when she gets a cold she heaves and labors horribly just to get enough oxygen! Her condition became so grave at one time she almost suffocated to death.

SCAR had spent hundreds of dollars on doctor’s visits, tests and medications to help her. She has been to see specialist after specialist with many different treatments being tried to help her. Finally the right treatment was found after many months and over $1,400 being spent for those visits and treatments. The Pet Peeves grant was instrumental in helping us provide that treatment she desperately needed to get better. Pet Peeves, thank you for saving her life.





Guardians of Rescue would like to thank everyone at Pet Peeves Inc. for our Grant. With the help from your organization, the following animals have received medical care and have found new homes! Here are just 3 stories of hundreds.

Leonardo is a big name for such a little tyke but he is truly fitting the meaning of the name which is “Lion Strength”!

Little Leo is only 6 weeks old but found himself in a tough spot. He was taken in by an irresponsible pet owner with young kids who didn’t respect animals. Sadly, one of those kids shut Leonardo in the door, closing it in on his ribs! He was taken to the veterinarian immediately. He is now resting comfortably and healing and is in his foster home!



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