Metro Detroit paralympian says her rescue dog adoption application was turned down because of her wheelchair
Cheryl Angelelli is a paralympian. She skydives, ballroom dances and has rescued four shih-tzu mixes over the last 16 years. Her wheelchair has never come up in the dog adoption process until last week.
33 cats rescued from Monroe home after mail carrier notices some on roof
Tiger Sox (left) and Billy (right) -- two of the 33 cats rescued from a Monroe home. MONROE, Mich. – Officials rescued 33 cats from what appeared to be an abandoned home in Monroe after a mail carrier noticed some of them on the roof. Penny Bly, the shelter director of Friends of Companion Animals, said a mail carrier called Monroe County Animal Control after seeing cats on the roof of the home. In total, 33 cats were rescued from the home and are being held at the Friends of Companion Animals location in Monroe. “FOCA’s main priority from the start is caring for the cats,” Bly said.
Bissell Pet Foundation works to ‘find a loving home for every pet’
One of those people is Cathy Bissell who established the Bissell Pet Foundation. READ: Detroit Dog Rescue works to help pets outside in the cold, offers owners supportSixteen rescue partners traveled from around the country to bring donated food, blankets and cleaning supplies. Despite that, the number of abandoned pets is still high. One of the big reasons pets are abandoned is that many people don’t realize what a commitment it is to have a pet. AdCathy Bissell said her mission is to, “End pet homelessness and find a loving home for every pet.”If you’d like to learn more about her work and the Bissell Pet Foundation, check out the link below:Click here to learn more about the Bissell Pet Foundation.