This Mother’s Day, give mom a gift that saves lives. Sponsor an animal in her name. Plus, with your sponsorship, you’ll get to send her an adorable e-card. Meet some of the animals who you can sponsor.
This Mother’s Day, give mom a gift that saves lives. Sponsor an animal in her name.
The word “tortitude” is a word used to describe the irascible attitude of tortoiseshell-colored cats. They can be strong-willed and independent — yet not so independent that they won’t let you know when they need something from you. Eliana’s tortitude comes into play daily. She uses that strong will to overcome her mobility challenges. There is no keeping this feisty feline from her favorite bed on the catio.
Jolene arrived in February of 2014 from a network partner in Indiana. She was unsocialized and unlikely to be adopted when compared with fluffy friendly lap cats. This girl has taken her time warming up to us. But after she checked and double checked that she was safe, she is slowly making friends with the humans in her life.
A home that understands her cautious yet curious nature would be rewarded with soft looks and slow blinks from a kitty who just wants to feel secure.
Aurora is a longhaired kitty with the most distinguished mustache. She is lively (some might say feisty), vocal and mesmerizing ― at least to me. Aurora is blind. Yet watching her move around Benton’s Lobby, you might not even notice that she is without sight. Then she tips her head up toward the sound of your voice, and you see that mustache. It’s all over at that point.
Orville is a 101/2-year-old Labrador retriever who came to the Sanctuary as a stray from a neighboring community. This poor guy was overweight and in lots of generalized pain, and as a result, very cranky. But luckily all the people taking care of Orville at the Sanctuary realized that his bad temper was likely because of how uncomfortable and scared he was.
Brady arrived in 2006 from California. This guy could make an impression, but unfortunately not a good one. Brady is a large red Ridgeback mix who was so worried about everything that he decided it was better to scare off people before they scared him. Brady would lunge at everyone! He was intense and pretty sure that having you leave was the outcome he wanted. So he left that shelter in California and made the trip to Utah.
Sweet Alice loves to sunbathe. This curious, but timid gal has been at the Sanctuary since 2004. She is good at sharing, but we’d all love to see her have something of her own. Alice is shy, but treats, along with her natural curiosity, helps. Let’s see if some holiday magic can help this kitty find a home of her very own.
Cowboy is living with his old friend, Roy, as well as a few new friends named Billy Bob and Pancho. He still has some problems with arthritis in his spine, but had a nice summer, thanks in large part to the chiropractic work, acupuncture, and cold laser therapy he has been getting. He's still quite the character and is a staff favorite.