Great Job Everyone!!
July 11, 2016
Five Acres Animal Shelter is the only no-kill shelter in St. Charles, Missouri. We believe in giving companion animals second chances. Our mission is to end pet homelessness, promote responsible pet ownership and advocate for animal welfare.
We are one of the only shelters in the area that cares for and adopts out FIV and FelV positive felines. We also have many other animals with special needs that require extensive veterinary care for conditions such as heartworm disease, parvo virus, diabetes and allergies. We all know that our pets are our kids, so of course they are accident prone. Occasionally we have an animal that will need emergency surgery because they tore a ligament or maybe ingested a toy over night for example... It happens! To learn more about a few of our past and present special needs animals, see below.
Weasley- Weasley and his siblings were dumped on a farm where they grew up for a few months. They were later surrender to Five Acres Animal Shelter. Some of Weasley's siblings were diagnosed with cerebral hypoplasia and Weasley was the only one that tested positive for Feline Leukemia. Because he is so young his life span could be very short due to this disease. Many cats can live several years with the disease, but young cats don't have as much luck. Weasley now lives with his "Twilight Foster" mom, Regina. This means that he will spend the rest of his life in a comfortable home with a volunteers that gives him all the love and attention his little heart desires. He even has his own blog where you can follow him along as he checks items of his kitty bucket list. Click the following link to check it out...https://weasleysbucketlist.wordpress.com/
Tres- Tres was found as a stray and later transfered to Five Acres in the Summer of 2015 from an animal control facility. He was born with a leg deformity and could only use three of his legs, hence his name. Tres didn't know he was different and that didn't stop him from being the loveable goofball that he is. It took a little longer for the Tres to find a home, but he caught the attention of many while he was at Five Acres. He walked and rode on the parade float in a 4th of July parade and a generous parade bystander fell in love with him. She sent Tres a wheel chair to help him get around easier and it made a world of difference for him. The right person finally came along in the fall of 2015 and Tres has since found his forever home where he is doing great!
Blizzard- Blizzard has been at Five Acres for a couple years. He is a young, handsome fellow but he is also considered special needs. He has allergies which means he has to be on a daily medication and a special diet. The medication and special food are obviously costly so that doesn't appeal to many adopters. Blizzard is a unique cat though. Aside from his striking green eyes and snowy white coat, he basically thinks he is a dog. He plays a little rough so other cats don't like it, however dogs do and Blizzard LOVES dogs! He loves to rough house with them and he also serves as our "cat testing cat" when we need a dog cat tested. He even walks on a leash and attends several of our events. Blizzard will be our mascot for our 2016 Trails for Tails event. This means he will lead the pack of walkers down the trail for the 10k/5k/1 mile walk event. To join him visit www.fiveacresanimalshelter.org/Events.html
Nora- Nora has a sad story that will stick with you. She came to Five Acres in the Spring of 2016 at only 4 years old. She was transferred from a rural animal control facility where she was surrendered to by her owners. Nora had an accident in the house which upset her former owner who then spanked her. When they did this she tried to snap at them which led them to giving her up. The animal control facility contacted us immediately so she could not be picked up by a local breeder since she wasn't spayed yet. When Nora arrived to Five Acres she was seen by Dr. Ed of Hillside Animal Hospital. Not only did Nora only have one tooth, which led us to believe she had been used for breeding, she also tested positive for heartworms. Nora was very scared but somehow still wanted to just be help by people she was around. She has been in a foster home where she is going through her heartworm treatment and is expected to be heartworm free soon.