Erica has a big heart for orphaned animals. The shelter is a difficult place for newborn puppies and kittens; OCHS always seeks a foster parent when newborns are brought to the shelter.
When a week old kitten was found as a stray, Erica offered to foster her—even though it meant bottle-feeding Bitty B every two hours! A few days later, Bitty C arrived at the shelter under similar circumstances, and Erica didn’t hesitate to take him in too. Healthy and thriving, Bitty B and Bitty C were fortunate to be adopted—together!
Karleigh wanted to make a difference in the life of a shelter pet but was unable to adopt. She reached out to OCHS and offered to take three year old lab mix Shaylee on a field trip, with the goal of giving Shaylee more exposure to the public and to potential adopters.
One Saturday, Shaylee and Karleigh went on an adventure including a walk through the Cotton District and lunch at Bulldog Burger. Five days later, after eighty days in the shelter, Shaylee’s “Gotcha Day” arrived. She joined canine big sister Annabelle for a lifetime of treats and play.