Huh??? I thought Space Paws did cats? Well, most of our fosters have been cats 'cause that's what we've found or been given. But this is Maryland folks! Home of the Terrapins! I went to school in College Park and passed by Testudo every day! So when I saw Lian, I knew she was for us!
This week is Petfinder.com's Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. It's all about getting people to take a second glance -- and give a second chance -- to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the "wrong" color, an "uncuddly" species, or otherwise "less adoptable" -- but who have just as much love to give.
So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets, tons of folks across the intertubes, and I are taking up the cause for the next Be the Change Challenge! We're spreading the word about the many great adoptable pets who sit in shelters for weeks, months, and even years waiting for their forever home while the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies get snapped right up.
Here's Lian's story, courtesy of her foster organization. (Just a side note, my pastor and her hubby have had a tortoise for years. He's the perfect pet for them and they interact with him every day. And, for them, turtle and tortoise longevity was a big draw, as passages to Rainbow Bridge are much less frequent than with our furry companions.) Lian is a red eared slider, an aquatic turtle, which will mean a more work to maintain a healthy habitat. Those of you who have fish know all about that. If you already have a fenced year with a pond, you've got the makings of a perfect fair-weather place for Lian!
Lian has been in foster care for over two years now. We had a home lined up recently, but it fell through. but it fell through.