All About Mortimer Muffin...
PUPDATE as of April 4, 2009:
After our April Howlers BYOB Meetup at Pawsway on Saturday, April 4th, Mortimer's
new parents signed on the dotted line and Morty became a kept beagle!!! Who adopted him? Well, we cannot tell a lie. Morty's
foster family just couldn't part with him. He fit in perfectly - not because he's perfect but because he's Mortimer
and Mortimer is exactly what his family needed! Congratulations to our sweet Mortimer Muffin and to his marvelous family,
Denise & John, their two-legged son and their 4-legged beagle daughter Molly! You won the jackpot, Morty!!!
Pupdate on Morty!
On January 26th, we sent out an urgent plea for a foster home for Mortimer to all of
you. On January 27th, we were walking out the shelter door with our newest bundle of beagle joy!
wait to share the happy news with you! We also couldn't wait to thank you for being there once again. The response to
Mortimer was amazing! We had a few inquiries only minutes after we sent our message! And we found our family for Mortimer
by day's end. The perfect little foster family! Big hugs to Denise, John, their son Alex and their beagle princess Molly!
Once Morty is neutered, he'll be making his way HOME! How did we know they were the perfect foster family? Morty told
us...with his tail. When he met them, a tail thought permanently stuck between two hind legs, suddenly emerged! That's
all we really needed!
January 26, 2009: The Desperate Case of Mortimer Muffin...
27th, when most of us were still celebrating the HOWLiday season, Mortimer was being introduced to his cage in a local animal
shelter. He was just another stray. No name at the time and no past. Yet, we can't help but make assumptions about his
I met Mortimer for the first time this past weekend, after the shelter staff called us about their beagle
boy. They said I'd fall in love with him. They were right. How could anyone not lose their heart to this dog? There he
was, cringing in his cage all alone. It was all he could do to look up at us, he was so fearful of being hit. Now I don't
make a habit of drawing such heartbreaking conclusions, but I couldn't ignore the telltale signs of mistreatment.
Muffin needs our kind of help. If only we had a foster home. All our foster homes are full. We've taken on so many difficult
cases in the last few months. And yes, we found our miracle for Pepper when one of our adopters responded to last week's
Could YOU be the miracle for Mortimer?
Morty is guessed to be 8-10 yrs old. He's not showing
any outward signs of health issues but we'll know for sure after gathering him up and getting him to our wonderful vet
for a thorough check-under-the-hood examination. But none of this can happen unless we find him a place to hang his leash
and learn what it is to be loved.
Even if you cannot foster a beagle for us right now, please consider helping
to keep us afloat during these troubled times by making a donation. With every beagle we rescue, dollars are spent. For the
sake of beagles like Mortimer, we cannot afford to let the well run dry!
Help us bring Mortimer's beagle tail
back to life!