Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

Has an adopted pet changed your life? Your story could be a lifesaver!

Thursday, Sep 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

QT and Quixote

Has your adopted pet changed your life?I know that every beloved pet we’ve rescued from a shelter, rescue group, or the streets has added love and beauty to our lives and our family. I bet the same is true for you and your beloved adopted pets! This season, our good friends at the Petco Foundation, […]

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A shelter, and a dog, come back from the dead in Louisiana

Thursday, Aug 30th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Lazaruff

Last weekend, I joined the American Humane Rescue team at St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue offering a free clinic for hundreds of shelter animals and local pets. With medications supplied by Zoetis Petcare and veterinarians and vet students onsite, we offered critical veterinary services to animals in need. Like so much of the […]

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9-year-old Chihuahua rescued from puppy mill, gets his very first bed

Thursday, Jul 12th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Freddie and his first bed

There are few things that make my blood boil as much as the misery of a dog who is imprisoned in a puppy mill to be used to produce puppies until they can’t reproduce anymore. Dogs are capable of so much love, sociability, and activity — and require enrichment and to have their social needs […]

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Help a frightened shelter cat today

Thursday, Mar 8th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Talley in her crib

When I look at our beloved cat, Talley, who we adopted last year, all I can think of is how glad we are that she’s escapted the fate of  too many other homeless kittens and cats. Talley’s little life, and the lives of littermates, were saved! Unfortunately, for the less fortunate cats, animal shelters can […]

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Saying goodbye to Gracie

Tuesday, Dec 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our family welcomed a new family member into our home on Christmas Eve in 2010, and said goodbye to her on Christmas Day seven years later. Our beloved family member was an eight-year-old Lab/pit bull mix, who came with the name Gracie. I typically call euthanasia as the gift of the “final grace,” and it […]

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