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Skinny Marie is one of the many success stories in Westchester and she was a part of THE WAY HOME PROGRAM which is financially supported, in part, by the Tortorella Foundation.
Bunny was part of The Way Home Program because when she arrived at the SPCA of Westchester a few months ago she was very skittish and had severe food guarding issues. They believed Bunny was probably neglected and not fed adequately in whatever home she had prior to being brought to the SPCA as a stray. Well her new daddy just sent these two new pics!
It all started in North Carolina, where sweet, neglected Twix was found and brought to a shelter. He had a horrible neck injury from an embedded collar. He was also heart worm positive. That’s where Suruluna and a host of animal loving angels came in to play. It took a lot of hands and committed hearts, but they pulled it together and brought Twix to Suruluna in New York.
Suruluna, John Iannuzzi, scores of volunteers and donors and John and Christine Tortorella all participated in saving this beautiful dog, Twix. Suruluna has taken in Twix, John Iannuzzi helped find the transporter and with the fundraising efforts, and the Tortorellas sponsored a portion of his medical bills in order to save this special dog. So many people were involved in this rescue with donations of time, love and money. The Tortorellas look forward to seeing his HAPPY TAIL when he finds his new home — hopefully very soon.
Click here to see video of Twix’s arrival at Suruluna!
But the best news is, Twix has healed and was adopted! Here are a few pictures of Twix with his new family!
Whiskey (formerly known as Andre at the SPCA of Westchester) was adopted last month! Whiskey was a participant in The Way Home Program that is supported by the Tortorellas. Here
he is with his new family!
Whiskey’s new family says they are so happy with Whiskey’s progress. He no longer jumps on people and has even learned to wait at the front door till he’s asked to enter or leave, and he waits till he’s told to eat.
Natalie is a Catahoula Leopard Dog mixed with Pitbull! She is outgoing and does great with other dogs and is about 4 years old. She is shy with new people and new things but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up and once she does she is a total love bug.
The Tortorellas sponsored Natalie from Animal Control & Care of NYC.
*All of the SPCA of Westchester’s animals can be seen at www.spca914.org and the SPCA of Westchester is located in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Many people came together to help a special dog, Willie Nelson, find a forever home.
Thank you to so many people who helped save this great animal. The Tortorellas were two of many people who gave this dog a second chance, and now he has a loving home and the opportunity to be happy and make others happy.
BRENDA HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!
Brenda is a 5-year-old petite pit mix who is a blast to play with and even more fun to cuddle with. She’s a champ at fetch and tug, a great runner, and a superstar snuggler.
She’s so good with people, she’s training with our Golden Outreach program to become a therapy dog. She brightens everyone’s day with that big, happy smile of hers!
*All of the SPCA of Westchester’s animals can be seen atwww.spca914.org and the SPCA of Westchester is located in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
ATTENTION: Dixie has been adopted! She was at the SPCA of Westchester for more than 3 years and is a senior pitbull that was originally rescued by us from Hurricane Katrina! Was adopted for a few years and then returned when they had grandkids and they felt Dixie wouldn’t do well with them.
In the picture to the left, Dixie is clearly not thrilled with her snow booties, but we love the fact that her new dad insists she wear them so to not hurt her paw pads!
THIS IS HOW WE FIRST INTRODUCED DIXIE!!! Dixie is a 9 year old pointer/terrier mix rescued during Hurricane Katrina and transported to the SPCA. She was adopted and lived in a home for 6 years until her owners could no longer care for her. She’s an easy, laid back companion who just likes to spend time with her people. She likes to be outdoors and active when she can be; she enjoys walks, playing fetch in the yard, and even hits the trail with the SPCA Running Team, where she walks and jogs!
She’s also happy to be a couch potato, too! She’s a champion cuddler, and belly rubs are her favorite! She doesn’t love other dogs or cats, and at this point in her life she’d like a quieter home, so kids are not really a fit. The perfect life for her would be in a relaxed home with someone looking for a warm, loving companion. Dixie has so much love and friendship to offer. She is a staff and volunteer favorite at the SPCA of Westchester.
*Other dogs like Dixie & all of the SPCA of Westchester’s animals can be seen at www.spca914.org and the SPCA of Westchester is located in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Norman was with the SPCA of Westchester for almost 2 years. He was a high-energy dog so he needed a patient, strong owner who would continue his training. The staff and volunteers worked very hard with him. If they hadn’t, who knows what would have happened because he was all over the place and would knock people over. He had a huge heart, though, and so badly wanted to please people so all the time and energy put in was well worth it when he found the most amazing home! What’s the saying…good things come to house who wait? It all made sense when he got adopted because although the poor guy had to wait a long time it was because he was clearly meant to be with his new family!
The couple who adopted him lived local at the time but then moved down to Florida and live on the beach, so Norman literally went from rags to riches!