The mission of Shamrock Foundation is to enhance the lives of companion animals through proactive programs such as spay and neuter, public education and adoption options... more
The Shamrock Pet Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 24033, Louisville, KY 40224
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ROBERTO - A CAT WITH NO TAIL!
"All I wanted was a little affection, but that's not what happened! My tail has been cut off!! I know what happened, but I'm not able to tell you. I just know I loved hanging out at the business. I had a routine. The folks would gather outside and I'd run to them and gently rub my cheek against their legs. Some humans would bend down and pet me. If they threw me a bite to eat, well that was a bonus.
Most folks were nice to me and my feline buddies while others ignored us. Rumor had it that some folks were threatening to hurt us 'cause they didn't like us coming around. I can't say. I just know that I felt this most horrific pain. My tail had been cut off in one clean cut. Before I knew it I was looking at my buddies through a car window and this human with an Angel's face was rushing me to a most amazing veterinarian. Guess I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I just wanted to share a little bit of lunch and give back a little love in return." -Roberto- ( You can also Watch Bob's story at WDRB FOX 41 )
UPDATE: ROBERTO - A CAT WITH NO TAIL!
ROBERTO UPDATE (AKA "BOB") Remember Roberto? Roberto had emergency surgery and his recovery has gone quite well. Roberto is now ready for his forever home. Despite his horrific painful injury Roberto's personality is absolutely delightful. Roberto gets along with canines, felines and nice humans. Roberto will need someone that is caring and will follow up with the vet care that Shamrock will provide. If you have room in your heart for a darling devoted and unbelievably forgiving one year old baby, please click on Adoptions/Click on Cats and scroll down to our on line application. A volunteer will contact you upon receipt of your application to adopt. Roberto deserves a happy ending. If you would like to donate to his care, please click on "Bob."
REMEMBERING DR. HICKEY: OUR FRIEND AND HERO
It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a very special man, Dr. Bill Hickey. Each of us will always remember where we were and what we were doing when we received the terrible news. He was a simple and humble man with great knowledge, wit and personality, who loved helping animals and the people who loved them. He was adored by so many.
Dr. Hickey did so much for Shamrock Pet Foundation and our rescued animals. His work with feral cats was superlative and he would often provide space in his clinic for feral moms and their kittens until the babies were ready for adoption. He tirelessly spayed and neutered thousands of animals and treated so many of our sick and injured. You could call him anytime and he would never say no, either meeting us at the clinic at any hour of the day or night or making a house call.
Dr. Hickey made it possible for Shamrock Pet Foundation to help and save so many of the animals that came our way. He made this a better world for them and for us.
We miss him so much; there is great emptiness in our hearts and in the world of animal rescue. He was and will continue to be our "HERO".
Events & Happenings
APRIL IS PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY MONTH
It is estimated that there are 900 to 2000 new animal hoarding cases every year with a quarter of a million animals falling victim to these situations.
Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of animal abuse.
Only 10% of animals received in the shelters have been spayed and neutered. Pet overpopulation is due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce which leads to millions of these "excess" animals being destroyed annually in this country or abandoned.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?? Watch our NEW public service announcement about preventing animal cruelty! Speak out and report neglect, abandonment and/or abuse.
Spay & Neuter your pets….If you know someone who has unaltered pets, please refer them to Shamrock Pet Foundation for a spay/neuter voucher.
Adopt from a shelter, rescue organization or a Pure Breed Rescue group.
Make a donation to Shamrock Pet Foundation which helps us to help the animals.
The best way to fight animal cruelty, abuse and neglect is to speak out by calling your local animal shelter or police department!
One of the very best ways to help fight animal cruelty is to make a tax-deductible donation to the Shamrock Pet Foundation!
NEW SHAMROCK T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
A simple and effective way to support the Shamrock Pet Foundation is to buy one of our new shirts! Help spread the word and help the animals by purchasing and wearing the newest Shamrock Attire!! Thanks for your support!