SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Mya (German shepherd mix) and Winnie (long-haired cat)
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home.
Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too old or too unwanted to find a warm bed, good food, and most of all, love. Their mission is to provide a sanctuary where older, stray, abandoned, sick, or abused animals can wait to be adopted or simply live out their lives in safety and peace.
Visiting hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment. Call 570-333-5265 or visit bcfanimalrefuge.org for more information.
Mya is still looking for a foster, or better yet, a permanent home. This poor girl has been bounced around so much. She is partially blind and diabetic, but once you get her in a routine, we’re sure the love she will give will far outweigh the extra attention she needs. Mya loves to play ball despite her blindness and she enjoys the outdoors.
Please, please consider her or share this for her. Thank you!
I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me, it’s in the words I hear.
I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side
But still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.
I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright
For here inside my tiny head, it’s always dark as night.
I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good
But I can wag my tail in thanks just like a good dog should.
“She cannot see. The dog’s no good,” is what some folks might say
“She can’t be trained. She’ll never learn. She must be put away.”
But not you, Mom and Daddy, you know that it’s all right
Because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.
You took me in, you gave me love, and we will never part
Because I’m blind with just my eyes, I see you in my heart.
-Sherrill Wardrip (Blind Dogs List member)
Winnie was a kitten who rescued during last year’s kitten season. This sweet young thing is still waiting for her furever home.
Winnie is shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she is a total love bug. Winnie’s foster has generously donated her time (and home) and is working on teaching Winnie that she is safe and loved. She will remain with her foster “for as long as it takes.”
She is now 8 months old and has beautiful long hair. In the right home, we are sure Winnie will become a confident, loving companion; she just needs a little time and patience.