We have a beautiful girl from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society as our Pet of the Week. Meet Winnie, a 4-5 year old pit mix. Here's her story in her own words: Hey, I’m Winifred, but you can call me Winnie. We haven’t met yet, but we’re already friends if you have treats. Food is totally my love language. When I got to the shelter I only weighed 30 pounds and you could see every one of my ribs. Not only was I starving, but I was anemic, had two tick borne illnesses, and an entire leash in my stomach. The shelter staff was worried I wasn’t going to make it since the odds were not in my favor, but I never ever lost hope and I kept my tail wagging to make sure everyone around me knew I wasn’t giving up! They didn’t give up either, and now I am ready for my very own home! I am about 4-5 years old and I have surprisingly pleasant breath to balance my surprisingly awful and ample gas. I would love to live with cats, but they would NOT love to live with me. I simply can’t leave them be. At all. Ever. They are fascinating. When it comes to other dogs, I have a type, so we’d need to meet first. I really don’t need a dog companion because I am so people oriented, but I think some of them are tolerable. I don’t have a type when it comes to my people. People are great. However, I will eat anything I am offered (and some things I am not -- lock up your garbage cans!), so if your human kids leave legos and the like around, I should not go home with you. Not because I wouldn’t love your kids, but because my motto is anything is edible if you just believe in yourself. I even tried to eat a piece of my shelter mom’s cactus when she “turned her back for 10 seconds”. It was wafer thin. I am mostly house trained and have a very clear signal that I need to go potty. I sit pretty on my back legs, wrap my front paws around your arm, and hang from you like a monkey under a branch. Shelter mom says I am an excellent communicator. I will potty in the house if it’s an emergency, but if you leave pee pads down for accidents I will use them. I am also crate trained which is a big help when it comes to the whole “everything is edible” life I lead. My favorite things are going for walks, throwing Nylabones in the air, butt-tucked zoomies, couch snuggles, sitting on laps, close talking, and staring right into your soul with my nose resting on your nose like the intensely awkward and precious bean that I am. All things considered, I’d probably be an amazing Therapy Dog with some training! Specifically, "don't eat that" training. Come meet me! . Click here to find out more about Winnie and how to adopt her
And don't forget about the Mohawk Hudson Humane's Society Pet Pantry. If you're having trouble feeding your pet, let the MHHS help you...it's all free of charge. Find out more here.
And with the eviction moratorium at an end, The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society wants to make sure you are able to stay with your pet. They have many programs and options available to help. Just click here for more information