Humane Society of St. Lucie County Adopt-a-Pet: Tinker Bell

Humane Society of St. Lucie County Adopt-a-Pet: Tinker Bell


>>HI. THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US. I’M JENNY GROW AND IT’S TIME FOR OUR WEEKLY ADOPT-A-PET. DAVID LYNCH WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY IS HERE AND SO IS TINKER BELL. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.>>TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TINKERBELL.>>WELL, TINKERBELL, SHE WAS FOUND I THINK IT WAS SEPTEMBER6TH. SHE WAS FOUND ON CROSSTOWN AND CAMEO.>>JUST DOWN THE STREET.>>JUST DOWN THE STREET.>>YEAH.>>SHE WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION. THE PERSON THAT FOUND HER DECIDED TO BRING HER INTO OUR SHELTER. I BELIEVE IT WAS A SATURDAY.>>OKAY.>>AND WE NOTICED THAT SHE WAS COVERED IN MATS AND FLEAS AS WELL. WE TREATED THE FLEAS FIRST. EVERY TIME YOU WOULD PET HER SHE WOULD WINCE IN PAIN BECAUSE OF BEING COVERED IN MATS. IT WAS A DISASTER REALLY. SO WE HAD TO OBVIOUSLY SHAVE HER DOWN. IT HELPS A LOT. SHE’S A LOT COMFORTABLE AS YOU CAN TELL.>>OKAY.>>AND WHILE WE WERE SHAVING HER DOWN, WE NOTICED THAT SHE MIGHT POSSIBLY BE PREGNANT.>>OKAY.>>YES.>>IT HAPPENS. [LAUGHTER] SHAVE HER DOWN AND THERE YOU GO, SHE’S A MAMA.>>SO THE VERY NEXT DAY WE COME IN AND THERE WERE FIVE PUPPIES BORN. WE DECIDED TO SEND THEM ALL INTO FOSTER CARE.>>OKAY.>>AND IT’S BEEN ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF SINCE THEN. AND SHE’S STOPPED NURSING THE PUPPIES BUT THEY ARE ALL HEALTHY. THEY ARE IN GREAT HANDS.>>THAT’S GREAT.>>AND WE DECIDED TO JUST SPAY HER YESTERDAY AND NOW SHE’S UP FOR ADOPTION.>>OKAY. AND SHE SEEMS VERY SWEET. SHE’S OBVIOUSLY HAD A LOT OF TRAUMA. YOUNG MOM.>>SHE’S HAD A ROUGH YOUNG LIFE.>>WANDERING THE STREETS. YEAH, IT’S BEEN ROUGH FOR HER. AND YOU SAID SHE’S ONLY 1-YEAR-OLD?>>UH-HUH.>>YEAH, SHE’S HAD A TOUGH GO AT IT AND SHE NEEDS A GOOD, LOVING HOME. WHAT KIND OF FAMILY OR COUPLE? WHAT DO YOU THINK A GOOD HOME FOR HER TO FIT IN WOULD BE?>>SHE’S A LITTLE– WHEN SHE GOES TO NEW PLACES, SHE STARTS SHAKING SO SHE GETS A LITTLE TIMID. BUT PEOPLE, LIKE JUST IN THE LOBBY, PEOPLE WERE APPROACHING HER. SHE HAD NO PROBLEMS. HER TAIL WAS EVEN WAGGING.>>OKAY.>>BUT JUST THE A LITTLE SKITTISH NATURE. PROBABLY A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN 10 OR ABOVE.>>OKAY. YEAH.>>SHE’S NOT TOO ACTIVE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY. SHE’S READY TO TAKE A NAP.>>WELL, SHE HAD SURGERY YESTERDAY SO MAYBE SHE’S STILL FEELING A LITTLE TIRED FROM THAT.>>YEAH.>>BUT OKAY. WELL, WHERE IS SHE? SHE’S IN THE PORT ST. LUCIE LOCATION?>>YES AT 8890 NORTHWEST GLADES CUTOFF ROAD.>>AND IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IN COMING TO CHECK HER OUT, THEY CAN JUST CALL OR COME OVER?>>CALL FOR DIRECTIONS, 772-461-0687. I KNOW WE’RE A LITTLE BIT IN THE BOONDOCKS, SO THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE THINGS MOST PEOPLE CALL ABOUT — IS HOW TO GET THERE.>>HOW TO GET THERE. YOU’RE NOT ACTUALLY THAT FAR.>>NO.>>YOU LITERALLY CAN SEE THE BUILDING FROM 95.>>OH, YEAH. YOU CAN SEE THE ROOF.>>IT’S KIND OF GETTING OFF AND GOING AROUND, SO YOU GET OFF ON MIDWAY, GLADES CUTOFF.>>IT’S RIGHT ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE BY THE R.V.>>IT’S NOT SO BAD. AND IT’S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY OUT THERE. YOU HAVE SUCH A NEAT SETUP AND LAYOUT AND THE WAY THE KENNELS ARE STRUCTURED, IT’S REALLY COOL.>>THE ANIMALS SEEM TO– THEY HAVE MORE ROOM. AND THERE’S MORE ROOM TO BUILD OUT BACK, TOO, FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.>>THAT’S GREAT FOR EXPANSION.>>A LOT OF GROWTH, EXACTLY.>>I KNOW WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE LAST SEVERAL TIMES YOU’VE BEEN HERE. YOU STILL HAVE THAT WALK COMING UP.>>YES.>>REMIND US WHAT THAT’S ALL ABOUT.>>NOVEMBER15TH IN THE LAKE BY TRADITION. ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER.>>YEAH.>>IT’S GOING TO BE $30 PER PERSON TO REGISTER. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PET OF YOUR OWN, WE’LL PROVIDE YOU WITH ONE AS WELL, SO THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR SOME OF OUR SHELTER ANIMALS TO GET OUT. THERE’S GOING TO BE SNACKS, NAIL TRIMMING AND DOG–>>FOR THE ANIMALS.>>YES.>>NAIL TRIMS FOR THE ANIMALS. JUST MAKING SURE.>>AND THE NUMBER IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER IS CALL 772-461-0687. OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT HSSLC.ORG.>>NOW, EARLIER YOU MENTIONED THAT YOUR PUPPIES ARE IN FOSTER CARE.>>YES.>>ARE YOU STILL LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES?>>ALL THE TIME. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE SO MANY ANIMALS THAT COME IN, SOMETIMES IT’S OVERWHELMING THAT WE CAN’T SPEND ENOUGH TIME WITH EACH ANIMAL BRINGING AROUND. SO THAT’S WHERE THE FOSTER FAMILIES COME IN. LIKE SAY IF THERE’S A DOG LIKE, YOU KNOW, THAT HAS PUPPIES OR KITTENS –>>TINKERBELL, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOU.>>EXACTLY. THAT CAN TAKE HER IN, RAISE THE PUPPIES UNTIL THEY ARE ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, GO FOR ADOPTION.>>THAT’S GREAT.>>AND SOMETIMES IF A DOG NEEDS MORE SOCIALIZATION, THAT PLAYS A BIG PART IN IT AS WELL. A LOT OF TIMES THEY DO NOT ADAPT WELL TO THE SHELTER ENVIRONMENT.>>RIGHT. TO BE IN THAT HOME.>>TO PUT IN A HOME IS SUPER BENEFICIAL.>>THAT’S VERY NICE. IF ANYBODY WANTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERING, FOSTERING, SAME THING? CALL?>>SAME THING, WEB SITE, CALL US. VOLUNTEERING IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, WE HAVE A CLASS AT THE GLADES CUTOFF LOCATION EVERY SATURDAY AT 11:00.>>A CLASS ON HOW TO VOLUNTEER?>>YES, IT’S LIKE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.>>OH, THAT’S GREAT.>>YEAH, IT’S ONLY LIKE AN HOUR PRETTY MUCH. AND THEN YOU CAN WALK DOGS. YOU CAN GO TO PETCO AND HELP WITH OUTSIDE ADOPTION EVENTS, ALL THAT STUFF.>>HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THAT?>>EVER SINCE I’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING.>>SO FOREVER. [LAUGHTER] I’M THE LAST TO KNOW. THAT’S AWESOME. VERY COOL. SO AGAIN IF ANYBODY WANTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT, CALL.>>YEAH. WEB SITE, HSSLC.ORG. PHONE NUMBER 772-461-0687.>>WELL, TINKERBELL, SHE’S GOOD.>>READY FOR HER AFTERNOON NAP.>>SHE MIGHT WANT TO STAY FOR THE NEXT SEGMENT. I DON’T KNOW. WE’LL LET YOU GUYS GET BACK TO THE SHELTER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING HER ON. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. SHE’S SUCH A SWEET GIRL AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL GIVE HER A GOOD HOME.>>WE HAVE A GOOD TRACK RECORD HERE.>>YES, WE ABSOLUTELY DO. ALL RIGHT, DAVID LYNCH FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND THANKS TO TINKERBELL.>>THANK YOU.>>AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK

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