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"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.  That's the essence of inhumanity"

~George Bernard Shaw




Hank is a senior lab who was picked up as a stray by a police officer.  The officer thought Hank had been hit by a car because he had a prominent limp. The vet at the impound did an X-ray and determined that Hank's injuries were not recent. After waiting weeks at the pound, we decided we couldn't let him sit there any longer, so Hank became the newest member of the Rescued Tails family. 
We consulted with our orthopedic surgeon, and he said that Hank has bi-lateral severe chronic ACL tears in his rear knees, as well as severe bi-lateral arthritis. He stated that Hank's knees would be improved after surgery, although they would not be back to normal. Hank has a wonderful friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, who is donating the funds for his surgery  - $3,000 - $3,450!!


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  Miss Kitty
Hello, my name is Miss Kitty and I used to have a home, but when I got pregnant they didn't want me anymore. So here I am looking for my forever home. I am very friendly and easy going. I am good more about Miss Kitty
  Micki - good girl!
Micki is a wonderful dog who loves kids. She has great house manners and has gone basic obedience training. She is house and crate trained, and she is fine with cats, more about Micki - good girl!
Howdy! My name is Packer. One of my favorite pastimes here at the sanctuary is to SNUGGLE with people and go for car rides (I am the perfect little traveler). Everyone who meets me is so amazed at more about Packer
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Adoption Event -- Saturday September 27th, 2014
MIdwest Family Pet Expo -- Saturday October 4th, 2014



If you are not able to adopt an animal at this time, but would like to help animals, we have many opportunities for you. We are always in need of FOSTER HOMES. Our wonderful foster home volunteers enable us to literally save the lives of more animals - without our foster homes most of these animals would not be alive. It is a very rewarding experience to take in, and care for, a frightened abandoned animal and watch that animal grow in confidence and blossom into a wonderful companion pet. Please let us know if you would be willing to help save the life of a homeless animal by taking the animal into your home and heart and providing much needed foster care - we would be more than happy to tell you more - just give us a call or e-mail.

Visit Sunbear Squad

Sunbear Squad  is a non-profit humane organization that seeks to prevent pet and domestic animal suffering by educating and empowering individuals to advocate for animals in a positive and assertive manner. One person helping and one animal helped builds a kinder and more compassionate world.


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