Florida Rescues Wish For Filled Stockings And Fantastic Furever Homes

Simon at Mr. Mo Project


A group of Central Florida animal rescues have joined forces this holiday season, and are hoping some of you will be able to send some cheer their way.  If you click on this link you’ll find the “Sponsor-A-Pet Holiday Project”, with a slew of animals and organizations keeping their paws crossed that you’ll reach deep and make a large impact on one small life.


Benjamin Button, The Pixel Fund
Benjamin Button, The Pixel Fund

These are the rescues taking part in the event, with the links to each group:

These rescues have all taken in animals with varying issues, dogs and cats whom no one was adopting and simply had nowhere to go but the shelter or the street, including Mr. Mo’s Simon, featured above!

Scarlet's Litter at Poochies Pet Rescue
Scarlet’s Litter at Poochies Pet Rescue



Some pets had been thrown from cars and injured.  Others, neglected by their owners. Dogs were brought into homes, but left untrained and unsocialized by their owners, who blamed them for their unwanted behavior.  Skin allergies need treatment, and many potential adopters just don’t want to deal with the additional cost.  Others lost their family when their owners lost their homes.  Some are young puppies from unwanted litters.

Puppies at Chi Chi's Rescue Ranch
Puppies at Chi Chi’s Rescue Ranch

The Sponsor-A-Holiday Pet Project gives you a way to donate directly to the animal of your choice!  These rescues are extremely transparent; they are willing to give you any information you require regarding the medical treatment for any of their animals, and, more importantly, would love to find them new homes!

Donations to these organizations are tax-deductible. Please share their stories, and help however you can!

Patsy, Furever Friendz
Patsy, Furever Friendz

Chachi, Central Florida Animal League
Chachi, Central Florida Animal League

Jaja at Sniffin' Snouts
Jaja at Sniffing Snouts

Crock, Happy Trails Animal Rescue
Crock, Happy Trails Animal Rescue

Lisa Blanck

Writing articles about animals for more than 22 years, she dove into the rescue world with the onset of Hurricane Katrina. As an outspoken advocate for animals, she's covered everything from paws to hooves, fins to feathers. She was the Orlando Animal Rescue and Worldwide Animal Issues Examiner for seven years. She's always thinking pawsitive, looking for ways to improve the lives of animals. She lives with one dog, one cat and one patient human. She welcomes your suggestions and is thrilled to be part of the ShelterMe.tv family!


  1. Rachelle says:

    Would gladly adopt . However I live in Illinois. If this would be possible please let me know and let me know the adoption cost. I would love to give an animal a loving home.

    1. Lisa Blanck says:

      Thanks Rachelle – have you looked into any rescues in your area? I’m sure there are breed specific as well as mixed breed ones! I don’t think the FL rescues are equipped to transport to Chicago…

  2. Mongoose218 says:

    Great idea, and wonderful people helping animals!!!

    1. Lisa Blanck says:

      and one stocking was already filled!!!

  3. Patty Cunniff says:

    Lisa.. you are a guardian angel for the unwanted, neglected, abused furbabies.. and an inspiration! Thank you for all you do!

    1. Lisa Blanck says:

      It’s my small small part in the big world of rescue.

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