Dear Readers: Lily, sweet 15-year-old grey-and-white purebred Maine Coon, adopted at 6 months from a rescue group, when her family threw her out in the winter because she went into heat. Chloe, a sweet 14-year-old adopted at 9 months after delivering 5 kittens. She spent those first 9 months as a feral cat. Rescued just before delivery of the kittens. Everyone wanted the kittens, but I wanted Chloe. — Janice Williams
This is Sargent Friday, aka Sarge. He was a rescue, and He loves everyone! Because he routinely visits many of our neighbors, they have nicknamed him “The Mayor”. In fact, we have met most of our neighbors because of him. – Nancy Zahornasky, Londonderry, NH
This is Pippa, our grand-dog, in the pose she does when she wants a belly rub or special treat. She’s ten-years-old. Our daughter has had her for about nine months, but she is “family” to all of us. She’s a Lhasa Apso. Love your column! – Judy Kaufman
This is Milo, a blue heeler/Aussie shepherd rescue from Oklahoma. This was his “official” photo for a Cutest Pet Contest fundraiser for the local ASPCA. He won first place! We think it was the ears that put him over the top.
Hello, I would love you to put up our newly rescued dog Georgia as your pet of the week! She was rescued from a high kill shelter in Georgia, hence her name! She was super skittish at first but has now really gotten used to her new loving home. – Sincerely, Yvette Zuckerman
This is Tia, we rescued her from an animal shelter in 2019, she was 3 years old and had lived her whole life there! She weighs ten pounds and is the cutest little calico girl. She is such a joy to have with us, follows us around like a little puppy dog. I feel like she knows that she was given a second chance and knows that she now has a Mommy and Pappy that will take good care of her! — Deb Nenninger, Florida
“My wife and I found Maggie May in a cage in Sebring Florida Animal Control. She was picked up running nose in Lake Placid, Florida. She was scared and we had to carry her to the car. She is now very spoiled. Whenever someone comes to visit, she greets them by finding a shoe and bringing it to them as a gift.”