I decided to dedicate my first official post to somebody who has dedicated their life to helping dogs and cats in need. Lindsay Condefer is the owner of a pet store, The Chic Petique, that carries terrific natural foods, treats, toys, and gear. Even though Lindsay has been rescuing dogs and cats in dire need – or with special needs – for many years, she just recently officially opened the doors to Street Tails Animal Rescue. She takes in abandoned strays, dogs and cats that are on their last days at the shelter, and special needs pets in the Philadelphia area that wouldn’t have a chance without her unwavering dedication and compassion.
I went to visit Street Tails today and to spend some time with the newest adoptees. Here are their stories: Macy is a 2 year old female Cane Corso, forced to live in a vacant lot until she was seized by animal control. She was such a cuddle bug – definitely the type of girl I’d want to keep warm with on a cold winter’s day. Camille is a 3 year old Pitbull who had been living at the SPCA for almost a year with an untreated illness (inflammatory bowel disease). She is a quiet and gentle girl – what I would call the loyal type. Sampson is a 4 year old Bulldog who was found as a stray in Penn Treaty Park. He is the type of guy that seems to be comfortable in any situation – super outgoing. Napoleon is a 2 year old Shih Tzu who was picked up as a stray by Philadelphia animal control. He is a super busy and playful guy (as you can see from my blurry photo) – he is a little clown and was very entertaining.
If you are looking for a new best friend, check out the Street Tails website for available dogs and cats. Or become a foster parent for a pet in need. Or if you are already filled to capacity with four-legged friends, consider a donation of time or money. Or shop at Thrift for Tails, a second hand shop for your pets that is located within Street Tails and directly supports their rescue efforts.