When you first meet Oliver you would never know what a hard life he has had by looking at his smiling face. He is a happy-go-lucky boy who just wants a soft place to lay and a friend to play with (an occasional treat would be ok too.) At only 5-years-old he has quite a story to tell. Oliver came to the Norfolk SPCA from a hoarding situation after a meth lab bust. He spent most of his time left to his own devices outside and came to us very emaciated, heartworm positive and with tumors. As you can tell from his picture, he has gained some weight, the tumors have been removed from his lower back and he is in the process of being treated for his heartworms.
In spite of all he has been through, Oliver enjoys every day and is as gentle as can be whenever someone stops to say hi and give him goodie. He is a staff favorite and is currently living the good life in our offices. If you have a kind heart and are willing to give Oliver a second chance at life, please stop by and ask to meet him. You might just find your new best friend!
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When Angel Marie entered into Kathy and Courtney's life, the mother and daughter knew she was a special kid. Angel had a fun-loving spirit, was confident and funny, and Angel was a kid battling childhood cancer. Kathy and Courtney have been active supporters of the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center for the past few years, and would often bring Angel to the shelter to visit the many animals waiting for new homes. Twelve-year-old Angel would always pick out her favorites and anxiously watch the shelter's website, waiting for her favorites to be adopted. From this, an idea was born that could help both homeless animals and the many children and families going through the same challenges as Angel. The program is appropriately called "Angel's Picks."
Show your support for the Angel's Picks program by making a gift to CHKD, St. Baldrick's, or the Norfolk Animal Care Center in honor of Angel and the many children who also face this uphill climb.
Yesterday one of "Angel's Picks" found a fur-ever home!
Pitbull rescues deaf boy from a burning house! Wow this gives a new meaning to "Good Boy!"
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A 5-year-old boy from Shelbyville, Indiana, is named Jameson Kessler, but he calls himself, "Marrow Man." He donated bone marrow to his little sister, Samantha, and helped save her life!