CRITTER CHATTER: A couple of strays seek permanent...
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Jan 31, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

CRITTER CHATTER: A couple of strays seek permanent homes

North York Mirror

This month we’re featuring two pets from local rescue organizations: Ontario Jack Russell Rescue and Precious Paws Rescue.

You’ll meet little Barney, a Jack Russell terrier, who was found as a stray in the Niagara region and upon examination by the shelter veterinarian it was noted he was missing all his teeth.

You will also meet Moggy, a beautiful long-haired cat who was found on the streets pregnant and searching for food.

BARNEY: Barney was brought into the Niagara Falls Humane Society by a concerned citizen who found him as a stray. He had no identification affixed to his collar and was never claimed.

When the shelter veterinarian examined him she found that Barney was missing all his teeth, and he had a large, circular hole through his gum, which needed medical attention.

The shelter contacted Jack Russell Terrier Rescue to take him into their program and attend to his medical needs.

When Barney arrived at his foster home, he was overjoyed to meet his new dog companions and ran around greeting the humans as if they were long-lost friends.

One of Barney’s favourite pastimes is snuggling under the covers. He much prefers if there is a person under the covers to snuggle with, however, if there is no one available he’ll nestle under on his own. Barney loves to go for car rides, and will very obligingly jump in if the car door is open. He travels beautifully, just sitting patiently until he arrives at his destination, where there is hopefully another of his favourite pastimes on the horizon, a walk.

He is completely house trained, has never had an accident in the house, and rarely barks. Although he is a very calm, relaxed boy Barney does have the typical ‘Jack’ drive and will chase anything that seems like prey, including cats, so his new home would have to be feline-free.

He has now been completely vetted, his gums have healed, he is neutered and is ready to go to his forever home and begin a new life. It has been difficult to estimate Barney’s age, but he is probably around eight years old.

If you would like more information on Barney, contact Cathy from JRT Rescue at Visit Barney online at

MOGGY: Moggy is a magnificent two-year-old domestic long-haired cat who came to Precious Paws Rescue as a stray, and in a very short time it was discovered she was pregnant.

She was a wonderful mother and, now that her kittens have all grown up and been adopted, Moggy is ready to find a forever home of her own.

She is an amiable young lady, quiet, and not demanding of her people. She shares her foster home with cats and dogs and, provided they don’t pester her, she gets along with everyone very well.

Moggy has also spent a lot of time with young children and welcomes their polite attention as they stroke her soft coat. While Moggy is not a fan of being carried around a lot, she certainly does enjoy being petted and brushed, which is great news considering her luxurious coat requires regular grooming to prevent tangling and matting.

If you think Moggy’s forever home could be with you, contact Visit Moggy online at

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