Thursday, January 12, 2012

Meet Two Rescue Volunteers and Two Friday's Friend

I'm so excited -today I introduce my weekly series "Friday's Friend."  I have a few introductions to make, like the humans who help out so much to ensure Forever Homes for us critters, then I'll introduce you to two "Friday Friends."

Brussels, Bombay & Gracie
I'd like to introduce you to the human who helps cats, her name is Barbara Kertess.  I've always wondered about humans with cats- like they are crazy or something, when I met Ms. Kertess, I realized my thoughts were true!! (just kidding) Here's what I learned about her, "she was adopted by a cat at six years old, by a loving gray tabby named Tina. More recently, she was rescued by a pair of polydactyl brothers (Brussels & Bombay) and the following year, a tuxedo girl (Gracie) who all benefited from being fostered in wonderful homes prior to living with her. Then she got to thinking that fostering kittens/cats waiting for adoption was much better than having them sit in a cage at the shelter. She started fostering for Montgomery County Humane Society and then a neighbor told her about PetConnect Rescue. It’s a fantastic Rescue group with a committed group of volunteers, dedicated to rescuing cats and dogs and helping them to find loving forever homes."

Being a volunteer who rescues dogs speaks volumes and volumes and volumes about how great the human is.... no partiality here, but they are great!  I'd like to introduce you to Melinda Solley, here's what I learned about her, "I rescue them-LOL. I have no professional experience. I have a pack of 3 and foster several. I am known for being the dog match maker (dog with the right human). Just gut instinct but I do pretty well :) " Now, she's off to chase after another dog!! A woman of few words because the dogs keep her busy!!

My first "Friday Friend" is:

"Wyatt – A handsome young kitty, is looking for a forever home! Rescued from a shelter in the South, he is an easy going one year old boy who loves the attention of his people. He will greet you at the door when you come home and rub against your hand for a good petting session. He would love to have a home where he can be the focus of attention without other pets. Wyatt is neutered, current on vaccinations and has super soft fur. If you are interested in meeting him please complete a PetConnect Rescue Application - Wyatt (or at and go to cats) and his foster will contact you."

My next "Friday Friend" is:

Bufford - A handsome 55 lb., 2 - 3 yr old Lab/Hound mix. Bufford was a stray and on his own for awhile, and then left to linger at the shelter. Luckily for Bufford, the shelter volunteers knew this guy deserved a chance, and sent a plea to PetConnect Rescue. Bufford was very shy at first, but now he is wagging his tail, play bowing, offering a paw, giving kisses and smiling all of the time. His current foster home is full of activity with other dogs, cats and two young children, and he gets along with all of them. Although he can be startled by loud noises, he recovers quickly. Bufford is crate-trained, neutered, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped. If you would like to know more about Bufford, please complete an online application. Then email Melinda. (or at

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