STAR Rescue held its monthly adoption and pet food pantry food-drive at High Ridge shopping Center in Stamford this weekend and the collaboration of rescue groups drew a continuous stream of visitors throughout the day.
Highlights of the afternoon included a visit by Adopt-A-Dog alumni, 11-year-old pit mix, "George," who had spent two years in a city shelter before being pulled by Adopt-A-Dog of Greenwich. George's plight was featured at last fall's Adopt-A-Dog Puttin' On the Dog event. George had been diagnosed as having liver cancer and had a large lump when he was adopted by Jon Perelstein and Tina Kovacs of Stamford.
According Perelstein, "George's lump shrunk and shrunk, and every month his blood work improved. There is no cancer."
Another star at the event was Apollo, a pit mix rescued from dog fighting in Mt. Vernon and was pulled by Tina Aronson at Cat Assistance for foster care. Apollo enjoyed every dog and child he met and is eager to find his forever home.
The hard luck stories of some of these dogs included that of Spike who was rescued by Adopt-A-Dog from a hoarding situation. Spike, a self-possessed Chihuahua enjoyed his quality time with youngest volunteer, Arin Pogany.
Also showering children with kisses was Norma, a hound-lab puppy pulled from certain euthanasia in North Carolina by the folks at Pets Alive of Elmsford, NY.
STARescue Pet Food Pantry offers temporary assistance to help pet caregivers feed their pets. STAR will provide food for up to five pets per household. To date the pantry has 3,500 lbs. of pet food distributed, 29 Pets Adopted, 49 pets avoided surrender to animal shelters, 3 cats adopted from Pets for Vets program.
The next STAR adoption event is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at High Ridge Shopping Center, 1137 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905