A little TLC goes a long way for a homeless animal. Several of our foster familie shared their before and after pictures with us. Check them out to see what a combination of a loving (foster) home, quality food, and an amazing veterinary team can do for dogs.
Puppy Kingsley became a CARFIE just around King's Day, hence the name. When we found him, he was covered in ticks (yes, those are all ticks on the left picture). Fast forward three/four weeks later and he's all smiles. Kingsley has been chipped and vaccinated and is ready to be adopted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to set up a meet & greet.
Puppy Maxim was in rough shape when he first joined the CARF family. His paw got severely injured and he wouldn't use it. He was placed in a foster home where he learned how to trust, act like a puppy, and where he made a miraculous recovery. Maxim has been adopted by a very loving family and is using all four paws these days.
We know what you're thinking, 'is this even the same dog?' The answer is, yes. Dushi was found on the landfill. He was in very bad shape and didn't trust people at all. He was placed in a foster home where another, adult dog taught him 'how to dog'. Today, Dushi is the most outgoing, social, hairy cuddle bug that you could imagine. Dushi is living with his foster family but will move to his forever home in June 2016.
Roslyn was found wandering the streets, in heat, dragging a chain around her neck. From the very beginning, Roslyn has been so very sweet. She just wants to cuddle, be pet, and be as close to her human as possible. Roslyn was adopted late May and is now living the good life with her adoptive parents and furry sister.
If it wasn't for those adorable, big ears of her, would you even recognize Leda? This little cutie was rescued just outside of Hato International Airport. Although still a little shy at times, Leda has pretty much turned into a little ball of energy. She isn't ready to be adopted just yet as we are still treating her heartworm condition, but if you're interested in offering Leda a loving home, please contact email@example.com.
One of last year's recoveries, that we had to share with you. Buddy was found at Cas Abao Beach, where they weren't all too happy with him. A volunteer drove all the way out there to pick him up. He recovered in one of our foster homes and blossomed in the company of other dogs. Buddy was adopted in summer '15 and is living a happy life with his adoptive family and furry friend.
Sam was definitely a public's favorite. Many people followed his updates and asked us how he was doing. Sam was found wandering the streets by himself. A family found and rescued him. He was moved to a foster family where was discovered that Sam was very ill. He wouldn't eat, had no interest in water, and had zero energy. Of course it wasn't just the love he received from his foster family that helped him get better, but it sure did help. Sam has been adopted by his foster family and together with his furry friend (also a CARFIE) he is enjoying life to the fullest.
The overpopulation of homeless dogs on Curaçao is overwhelming, but it's inspiring recoveries like these, that make animal rescue so worthwhile and motivating.
You can help! Being in a home instead of a boarding facility makes a tremendous difference for a lonely and frightened dog. For more information about becoming a foster parent or to schedule a meeting to discuss possibilities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With your help, we can place even more adult dogs and puppies into new homes where they will be loved, cherished, appreciated, and admired. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and share our updates. A lot of our dogs find new and loving homes through internet and social media sharing. It really does make a difference!
"I Can't Adopt Or Foster, But I Would Like To Donate"
Your monetary donations are necessary to help cover the veterinary care and treatment of our rescued dogs. All donations, no matter how small, are gratefully received and every penny goes towards the welfare of our animals: Maduro & Curiel's Bank: 21199501 • Banco di Caribe: 301647 500 001 100 01 • PayPal.