Kansas Animal Rescue Stories — Don’t Shop, Adopt
After a year of roaming the streets of Wichita, Echo was finally caught by animal control. She was in danger due to her fearfulness of strangers. With no information on Echo people were not interested in her, until one of our fosters stepped up and took a chance. Being a semi-feral dog it wasn't the easiest to get her used to being inside a house as every chance she got she tried to escape.
In her foster home Echo started to bloom, and according to her foster Echo "was the best foster I ever had" but she still was hard to find a home for as she was fearful of strangers and didn't like to cuddle up with people. Her foster mom began to believe that Echo wouldn't find her forever home and actually planned to adopt Echo and have her join in her pack.
That was when the perfect family came and applied for adoption. The application was approved and after several meet and greets and a home visit that went great, Echo's foster realized that she had picked her forever home.
After spending most of her life on the streets, then 14 weeks in a foster home Echo chose the family she would spend her life with and couldn't be happier.
Ivan was on the euth list at a high kill shelter in Oklahoma when he was rescued and came to Purple Paws. When he came to his foster family, Ivan was in dire straights. Malnourished, bad teeth, missing hair on his legs and back and numerous wart like growths on his back. Purple Paws made sure that he was well taken care of and took him to get fully vetted. Besides the routine check up, vaccines, neuter and heartworm testing, he also had some of his teeth pulled and a biopsy done to figure out his skin condition: it came back inconclusive. Ivan spent most of the day sleeping, ignoring his new foster brother and pretty much everything else happening around him. Although it was sad to see him this way, his foster family knew that with time and TLC, he had a good chance to become the happy, healthy dog he deserved to be. After a few weeks his hair started to grow back and he became more alert. He found his love for tennis balls and running around in the snow, and after 5 months Ivan found his furever home and was adopted.