“I’m Bella Rouge. I’m an Angel Pet.” This statement is just the beginning of a group of special pets at Nevada Humane Society seeking love, a family and unlimited belly rubs. Featuring nearly twenty cats and dogs, Angel Pets are those who are in need of a special home even more than anyone else.
Bella Rouge just had a birthday, turning ten-years-old. Her coat shimmers in colors of gold, orange, white and dark chocolate. She’s charming, talkative and a champion sunbather. Her need? She’s diabetic, so she needs daily medication and a special diet.
Boe is a handsome, teenage Shepherd with a stunning ivory coat. He’s always smiling, not to mention intelligent and affectionate. He loves his life despite one simple thing—he has a chronic urinary challenge. It’s easily manageable with a healthy diet and daily medication, even if it’s not fun to talk about.
Bugsy is almost 5, with eyes the color of the sunrise and a striped tiger coat. He’s a mix of sweet and spice with the cutest little face. His challenge? He has arthritis because of his round, full-figure. While exercise will definitely help, Bugsy is also on daily medications and trying his best to learn kitty yoga.
Bella Rouge, Boe and Bugsy are all part of the Angel Pets program, which is designed to help geriatric pets or those with chronic medical conditions find loving homes. Angel Pets offer companionship, unconditional love and every other benefit a pet provides—but they too need something in return. Whether a prescription diet or medications, Angel Pets need a family who will commit to them and be there for them in sickness and health—and Nevada Humane Society is here to provide medical care, training, and support for any condition these animals may have.
By asking the various animal lovers who come into our shelter, we’ve discovered that many people express interest in adopting a pet with special needs but do not have the financial means to absorb the cost of medical care. Under the Angel Pets program, Nevada Humane Society eases the burden of caring for that pet while the adopter gives the pet a chance to live a healthy life outside of the shelter. We waive adoption fees and cover medical care relating to their condition in our vet clinic—because that’s how much we feel animals just like Bella Rouge, Boe and Bugsy deserve a home.
If you’ve ever thought about opening your heart and home to a special pet, please consider adopting an Angel Pet from Nevada Humane Society. You can visit the shelter, spend time with one—or several—Angel Pets and see who is a good fit for you. Remember, we’ll offer education and support regarding their medical condition, arm you with supplies and send you home with any medications and pet food. That means all you need to do… is love. We promise it’ll be the best relationship you’ll ever have, so what do you say? Will you be the human angel to one of our Angel Pets?