Mikayla's Rock Star Pets Campaign
Thank you for visiting my Team ASPCA fundraising page! I created this page to celebrate the rock star pet in my life. But not all animals are as fortunate to have a loving home. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. The ASPCA is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. Please join me in celebrating the rock star pet in my life by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals! Thank you!
I myself happen to own many pets, two cats, three dogs, and two guinea pigs to be exact. Each one of them has their own story of how they came to be a beloved part of my family. So here are my rock star pets origin stories (summarized a little).
Sapphire: Sapphire is my old, female, red pit bull. I had always wanted a dog when i was younger, but the place where me and my parents lived didn't allow any pets. With the exception of fish. When my dad first brought Sapphire to our home she was no where near old enough to be without her mother, we had to mix formula into her food everyday. Dad said that the people who had the puppies had so many they either had to sell them or put them down. Sapphire was oringinally my step-sister's dog. She didn't live with us. Sapphire spent alot of time in secretcy at our apartment. I guess she didn't have the best time at my step-sisters, she spent alot of time in their basement. We tried to find a better home for her for years. Once we thought we might have found someone but after leaving her at their house for awhile we discovered she had been wounded in a dog fight they wanted her to take part in. Eventually we ended up giving her to my cousin's friend because her family had owned pit bulls before and were fans of the breed. Then several years later they ened up having to move and not being able to keep her. By this time we had moved into my late grandparents house. We ended up getting her back from them. And she still lives with us.
Kinnick: Kinnick is my black lab, he too is old now. We got kinnick from a local animal shelter. We were there looking to adopt a cat and dog since we had now moved. There was this man at the front desk area in tears because he was having to give up his 2/3 yr old dog. This was because he worked all day and kept the dog at his elderly father's. His dad also had cats. So the young dog had to be kenneled all day everyday practically. the man said he had developed separation anxiety because of it. To make matters worse the dog had gotten so fed up with being kenneled he tried to break out of the cage by raming into the door. This resulted in him breaking both his canines and getting a sore nose. My family couldn't resist. We knew how hard it was to have to give your canine companion. So we took him home, not only that, we stopped the person walking him to the holding area before they even got inside. Seeing as we were just coming out of the are. So we took kinnick home and he has been like a canine brother to me ever since.
Tyke: Tyke is my cat. We adopted him the same day as kinnick, from the same shelter, and took them home at the same time. Tyke had been a runt as a kitten, but we didn't realize how serious his condition in the shelter was until his first vet visist. It was shocking that a tiny kitten could be so ill with such a combination afflictions. I don't even remeber what most of them were. I do remember that he had to sleep on a heating pad and needed eye drops everyday. The vets were shocked that he even survived kittenhood. Of course you would never know this about him just by looking at him. nowadays he is much more independant, he is also very tough and strong, not mention his overall size.
Skully: Skully is my mutt, who like my other dogs is old. My family discoverd him as a stray on the night before easter while I was asleep. You can imagine my surprise when i woke up to find a strange dog roaming the kitchen. I often refer to him as a gift from the easter bunny. He was very thin and had ear mites. We tried to find his home but couldn't so we kept him. Skully is very stubborn and protective. I won't lie he has attacked my other dogs before. Many people will assume he is just a mean spirited dog. But i see much more. I see a dog who has been hurt alot in the past. It's all over the way he acts he acts just like that of a dog that has been neglected or abused. Like that of a dog who had to learn how to survive on his own. He only trusts certain people and doesn't like taking treats from strangers. He hides and snarls. He wasn't born a dog meant to be mean and aggresive, I believe someone made him this way. Whether they knew it ir not. How do I recognize this? Mabye it has something to do with the fact that me and many of my friends have been the same way.
Ruby: Ruby is my cat. Me and my mom first saw her as a kitten at the local 4th of July festivites. Many time animal shelters and groups like the humane society will set up and "advertise" adoption. This is where we found her. She seemed to mostly only want me and mom to hold her for a long time. We already had Tyke but i had been wanting another cat, a female aswell. We looked into it and few days later we got to bring her home early.
Lucy and Nelly: These are my guinea pigs, I guess there's not much to their backstory. We got them from a local petshop. :P
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