Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day With Some "Recycled Love"

In honor of Earth Day, we are spotlighting a fantastic grassroots rescue group called Recycled Love. Founded in 2004, Recycled Love works tirelessly to find homes for death-row animals in the Baltimore metro area. Recycled Love has saved nearly 1,000 cats and dogs to date, and relies entirely on volunteer foster families.

The group is not afraid to take on challenging cases of neglect, injury, and abuse, and they place many special needs animals. Noel, for instance, a sweet young American Staffordshire Terrier (shown below) who was struggling with multiple injuries as a result of being hit by a car. Although she will never completely recover, the folks at Recycled Love knew she was still a deserving dog and they didn't give up on her until she was placed with a forever family.

Moses is another Recycled Love success story. This adorable senior terrier mix was found as a stray. As if that wasn't bad enough, Moses is almost entirely blind and deaf. Fortunately, he was rescued by Recycled Love and adopted out to a loving home. Judging by his picture below, jaunty little Moses is certainly enjoying his status as a "recycled" pooch!

In keeping with Recycled Love's belief that all animals deserve a second chance, the organization voluntarily accepted three dogs that were seized from Michael Vick's property in Virgina. Click here to read more.

The Recycled Love team is always on the look out for foster and adoptive families, but you can still get involved even if you don't live near Baltimore. Annual membership is just $25.00 and there is also a sponsorship option to benefit animals awaiting adoption. Best of all, Recycled Love is an organization that helps to prove that so-called "secondhand" pets often make the very best companions!

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