Impound Stories

Impound Stories

When owners aren’t found for our stray animals we work with various rescues to get them into homes quickly. This allows the rescue to get to know their personality and help find the best fur-ever home for each animal. See below for updates on our rescued animals!

Thank you SCRAM, STAR, and Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary for consistently supporting us over the years!

   .    

 

 

 

 

Mr. Krabs

Mr. Krabs was found abandoned in a pet store. He was understandably very nervous when he first came to us. After a few weeks, he became more comfortable with us and enjoyed being petted. Since we had another goofy impound named Spongebob at the time, we named him Mr. Krabs. Thank you to Secondhand Hounds for taking him in to find his forever home!

Spongebob

Spongebob was a stray found in Eagan. He’s incredibly sweet and silly. He loves playing, but also relaxing and being petted. Thank you, Secondhand Hounds, for taking him in to find his forever home!

Chance

Chance is a super fun and bouncy pit bull mix. He was found by an Eagan resident that immediately fell in love with him. We took care of him while Animal Control looked into finding an owner. When no one came forward, the family that found him immediately stepped up and adopted him the day he was released! He was so happy to see them!

Binx

Binx is an ordinary little girl with an extraordinary story. This sweetheart was found as a stray in Eagan last September. From the get-go we knew something was different about her—she always stuck her tongue out!

Once she was released from the city to us, we performed a dental cleaning under anesthesia. She had some bad teeth we removed, and we took a radiograph of her jaw. This showed that, at some point in her past, she had broken her jaw! We couldn’t believe it! She was always very sweet and snuggly. She LOVED her face scratched and always gobbled up her food.

Despite how bright and happy she was, we determined for her long-term comfort she would likely need surgery. We began the search to find a rescue or person prepared to take on this financial and emotional journey with her. She would need surgery performed by a Veterinary Dentist at a specialty clinic.  During this search she was spayed, vaccinated, and dewormed. She was also diagnosed with ringworm! Unfortunately, this can be contagious to people and other pets, so she had to be quarantined during treatment. Her spirit never faltered. She was always excited to see us and didn’t mind the gloves we had to wear while giving her some much-desired ear scratches.

Treatment for ringworm is relatively simple but can take months to determine its effectiveness. During this time an amazing client of ours reached out to us. They were looking to add another pet to their family—but not just any pet—a pet that might have trouble finding a home quickly.  A pet needing someone special to give it the chance it deserves at a normal life. We had just the kitty for them.

They didn’t waste any time! The day her ringworm test finally came back negative they picked her up. She’s now adjusting to her new home and her new family (including a dog friend!). They are working with specialists for her jaw and she’s loving the freedom and fun she now has in her new life.

Jojo

Jojo

Jojo was found by a family shoveling their driveway in January! She was brought to us for care and warmth. While under our care, our vet assistant, fell in love with her. Jojo was held here by the city while Animal Control searched for her owner. When none was found she was released for rescue and adopted!

(She’s pictured on the left. She’s made great friends with their other dog, Buddy!)

Jonathon

Jonathon

Jonathon (Miniature Pinscher) was a stray found in Eagan. He was super scared when he first came to our impound. He’d routinely sleep under his cot and staff had to use caution when handling him as he would bite out of fear. Our amazing Animal control officer, Jodie, spent any free moment she had socializing him. She brought him for walks, car rides, and to the police station to meet new people.  He quickly warmed up to people in general and became a big fan of belly rubs! Jodie ended up falling in love with him and he’s now a permanent member of her family!

Dolly

Dolly

Dolly was found as a stray out in the cold of January! The day after she was found we took her out to play in the lobby. While she was snuggling with us, our mail was delivered. It was love at first sight! Our mailman stopped in after his shift to visit her and the rest is history. We are so happy she found such a loving home!

St. Nick

St. Nick

This gorgeous kitty was brought to us at the end of December. Because he was released for rescue on Christmas Eve, he donned the name St. Nick. He’s very mellow and loves to sit and look out the windows. Thank you, Pet Haven, for finding this sweetheart a foster home!

Giselle

Giselle

Giselle is a beautiful 3-year-old spayed Shepherd mix found as a stray in Eagan. She is super smart and so sweet. Despite being an absolute gem, she spent three months with us while she waited for a rescue to open their arms to her. Thank you New Leash Rescue for taking care of this amazing dog and helping her find her fur-ever home!

Shadow Moon

Shadow Moon

Last month we had a stray kitten brought to our impound. He was cold, weak, and clearly struggling. It was not an easy road to recovery for this little guy, but thanks to the persistence of our team he recovered wonderfully! Our CVT Ally took him home the first weekend to keep him warm and fed (he was being syringe fed every few hours at the beginning). He had eye drops multiple times a day and was too weak to get into a litter box. He’s now thriving and enjoying life as a kitten! He’s become the playful, mischievous kitten he should’ve always been and he’s found a permanent place in Dr. Handley’s heart. Welcome the newest addition to the PKAH family: Shadow Moon.