THIS VALENTINE SEASON, Tiffany hopes to find her one true love – a real forever family.
Like many pets that come through the doors of Associated Humane Societies, Tiffany’s story is one of domestic violence. She was originally brought to Associated Humane Societies Forked River Shelter because of family members with allergies. Several months later, she was adopted to an animal lover who gave Tiffany to her adult daughter and four-year-old granddaughter around Christmas.
Following a visit from the daughter’s ex-husband, Tiffany was taken to a veterinarian’s office after she was beaten so severely she lost an eye, broke a tooth, and experienced other problems including respiratory concerns. Tiffany also refused to eat.
In order to keep Tiffany away from future domestic violence, AHS immediately obtained a court order to take custody of the cat.
“We need a loving forever home for Tiffany. This little girl has been through so much in her very short life,” said Roseann Trezza, AHS Executive Director. “Unfortunately, she’s not the only one. So many pets become victims of domestic violence. The Society has many programs to help the public including efforts to help animals who are victimized in domestic violence situations. These animals are family members. Knowing that loved ones are being cared for often empowers victims to take steps to move forward in their lives.”
Tiffany would be the perfect sweetheart for a cat lover this Valentine's Day. She is available for adoption at AHS' Forked River Shelter.
Then, there’s Butch … a sweetheart of a kitty whose owner died. Although the owner’s family members said they would keep the cat, they turned him over to Associated Humane Societies. Butch is also looking for a forever home, and waiting at our Forked River Shelter
“Most every animal that comes through our doors has a sad story to tell,” Ms. Trezza said. “We do all that we can to find loving homes for each and every one of them. The truth is, so many will never leave us.”
AHS urges animal lovers to forego candy, flowers and diamonds for Valentines Day this year, and adopt a truly precious gem – one of the many shelter hopefuls who need a home. There are hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small animals available for adoption at the AHS Shelters in Tinton Falls, Newark and Forked River. You can check them out before meeting them in person by logging on to Petfinder.
For those who cannot take in a pet, please consider sponsoring a pet on our Share-A-Pet Program. As a sponsor, you can visit your pet, bring treats, take him for walks … and even adopt. And there are so many more benefits - read all about them!
And if you are the perfect forever home for Tiffany or Butch, please contact us!