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Happily Ever After: Googie, Pearl and the Falconnier Family

Once upon a time, two kitties were born with birth defects that didn’t allow for one of their back legs to develop correctly. With big, expressive eyes and sturdy, fluffy bodies, they were beautiful, but it would be a long journey ahead to find forever homes that would love them despite their flaws. Melista Falconnier… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Googie, Pearl and the Falconnier Family

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Happily Ever After: Lee Marvin and the Whitlow-Raczkowski Family

Once upon a time, a community member in East St. Louis was moving, but couldn’t take the household dog. The blue heeler/pit bull mix ended up at Gateway Pet Guardians last February, and it was difficult to find a family because of his struggles with separation anxiety and being crated. He had a hard time… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Lee Marvin and the Whitlow-Raczkowski Family

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Happily Ever After: Whippet and the Carmean Family

Once upon a time, Melissa Carmean decided she wanted to foster a senior dog or one that had special needs of some sort. She and her family had previously fostered dogs when they were living in Texas, and when they moved to Missouri about a year ago, she began following Stray Rescue of St. Louis… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Whippet and the Carmean Family

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Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

Once upon a time, a medium-haired Maine Coon mix named Ziggy was searching for his forever home. He had initially been adopted months ago from a Petco, but later showed up at the back door of a volunteer with The Cat Network, a cat rescue group that’s been helping stray and abandoned cats find their… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

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Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family

Once upon a time, a bone-thin pup was used for breeding. When the breeders didn’t want her anymore, she went home with one of the breeder’s co-workers as a surprise for his wife, who didn’t even like dogs. They named her Lucky because they were “lucky they kept her,” but before long, she was surrendered… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family

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Happily Ever After: D-O-G and the Duo Family

Once upon a time, a kitten lived in a barn at Netherfield Natural Farm bed-and-breakfast in Fontana, Kansas. The youngster spent his days in the barn with his brothers and sisters, mixing and mingling with the other farm animals and greeting guests who stayed at the B&B. One day in July 2017, Nadine Wenig of… Continue reading Happily Ever After: D-O-G and the Duo Family

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Happily Ever After: Roxy and the Conyers-McFadden Family

Once upon a time, a young pit bull/boxer mix was picked up wandering the streets of the city. Crestwood Animal Shelter took her in and set her up with a foster family while she waited for her forever home. On one of her first days with her foster family, she jumped the backyard fence and… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Roxy and the Conyers-McFadden Family

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Happily Ever After: Ira, Winnie and the Martin Family

Once upon a time, Sally Martin was interested in adopting two young cats. She’d had cats her whole life, but she’d never actually chosen them. Most of the time, they’d just wandered into her yard and stuck around until she took them in. The last set of cats she’d had were sisters, so she knew… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Ira, Winnie and the Martin Family

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Happily Ever After: Kong and the Gallahue Family

Once upon a time, a 1-year-old boxer/pit bull mix was at a rural pound with seven other dogs. Unfortunately, the pound only had six fenced pens, so two of the dogs were scheduled to be euthanized due to lack of space. Luckily, Needy Paws Rescue stepped in, rescuing the remaining two dogs before they were… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Kong and the Gallahue Family

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Happily Ever After: Bug and the Sorini Family

Once upon a time, a kitten was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, often known as CH. The condition occurs when the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination is underdeveloped at birth and can cause the cat to have trouble walking and balancing. Cats with CH are often euthanized because they’re not… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Bug and the Sorini Family