Rescue Reveal – FORA

Between a complete lack of internet air time and my phone refusing to download photographs, I find myself abysmally late with this post.  

Great staff at FORA, happily sitting on the pile of food and dog baskets delivered

Great staff at FORA, happily sitting on the pile of food and dog baskets delivered

However, late or not, FORA (Friends of Rescued Animals) most certainly deserves a reveal.  They are a wonderful Pro-Life shelter, situated in Luipaardsvlei, Krugersdorp.  They look after 320 dogs and 120 cats at any given time.

One of FORA's cutie pie kittens, playing silly buggers for the photograph

One of FORA’s cutie pie kittens, playing silly buggers for the photograph

Enjoying the loving far too much for a good photograph

This beautiful, extremely loving and talkative girl is looking for a wonderful home

I'm just too chilled for a photo shoot

I’m just too chilled for a photo shoot

To quote them, their goals are to “provide the very best for all the animals in our care, ensuring they receive food, shelter, medication, sterilization and above all to offer all our animals the chance of a new life in a loving home, and if they cannot find a home, that they are guaranteed a home at the shelter for the rest of their days.”

The grounds at FORA, aiming to give shelter animals the best life possible

The grounds at FORA, aiming to give shelter animals the best life possible

Just a gorgeous couple of sweetie pies we are!

Just a gorgeous couple of sweetie pies we are!

Hey, come check out my own personal swimming pool!!

Hey, come check out my own personal swimming pool!!

These are goals at which they are succeeding famously well.  Their animals are given exceptional care.  Staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide them with the best possible life and opportunities to find loving forever homes.

A FORA volunteer, providing this very loving and gentle dog with a walk and lots of attention

A FORA volunteer, providing this very loving and gentle dog with a walk and lots of attention

My brother is here as well but he was giving me a hard time, so I've become the "office dog", although I quite like the wheelbarrow as well

My brother is here as well but he was giving me a hard time, so I’ve become the “office dog”, although I quite like the wheelbarrow as well

On the 24th October (see, I told you I was painfully late), I slowly (my car was laden with rather heavy food) negotiated my way through the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, to make the delivery.  The staff at FORA are wonderful and welcomed me with open arms.  They gave up their valuable time to show me around every inch of their facilities from arrival areas to sick bays and everything in between, whilst I clicked away at every photo opportunity that presented itself.

large dog breeds

 

I came in having lost my eye but FORA fixed me all up and, although it might not look great, I am a happy, sweet, blur of a tail wagging dog (that blur around my bottom really is my tail wagging that fast).

I came in having lost my eye but FORA fixed me all up and, although it might not look great, I am a happy, sweet, blur of a tail wagging dog (that blur around my bottom really is my tail wagging that fast).

 

sick bay

Just give me a second, I'm sure I can squeeze out to say "hello"

Just give me a second, I’m sure I can squeeze out to say “hello”

Hey there, photograph me!  I'm sure I'm the most beautiful!

Hey there, photograph me! I’m sure I’m the most beautiful!

If anyone is thinking of getting a pet, I strongly recommend that you consider adopting your furry friend from FORA.  If you wish to find out more about them, or believe that you can help in any way whatsoever, please hop onto their website HERE.  FORA are currently running at the maximum capacity and, in order to provide space for additional animals in need, current cutie-pies need to be adopted out.  Of course, not everyone is in a position to adopt an animal but you could make a difference by donating money, food, blankets or volunteer time.

And to end off - there's nothing quite like a cute bunch of kittens

And to end off – there’s nothing quite like a cute bunch of kittens

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41 responses to “Rescue Reveal – FORA

  1. You do a great job there Susan.
    Thanks!

  2. I will include a link to your blog when I write my next post, maybe someone needs a friend and will find him there. btw: glad you are back :o)

  3. mollieandalfie

    What a wonderful job you all do, so great to see you back ..you know we miss you tons . Big Hugs xxooxxxxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. What a very nice facility. And such cutie pies too.

  5. Oh dear, I just want them all!

  6. Absolutely love this place!!! It is lovely! All the 4 leggedz look fabulous & oh so happy!! I will admit I am partial to that stunning Siamese cat & I love the Dauschaund in a wheel barrel..even the poochie with one eye is lovely.
    I am dso glad you got to go visit FORA & take supplies too.
    Thank you for introducing us to this wonderful piece of Heaven on Earth..
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xoxo

  7. Susan what a lovely update complete with fabulous photos of a lot of the animals waiting for a forever home at FORA. It’s a lot of hard work we know for all of you who work to help those animals who are in shelters – and I know if I could, I’d love to give a bunch of them a home here with Sammy and me……the best I can do though is help in other ways. What a great place FORA is – the animals do look happy and relaxed. That means they are the LUCKY ones!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

  8. All that kitten porn! Lots of lovely adult cats and dogs too. Wonderful place and goodness they’ve got a lot on their hands. Good luck to them and all your fundraising on their behalf :D

  9. Looks like a great rescue. Love the open space.

  10. So encouraging to see such a place. “Endless hope not hopeless end” Best motto ever. Hope we can herd our local shelters this direction

  11. Looks like a pretty wonderful shelter. Yards to run, people who care and they all look well taken care of by staff and volunteers:)

  12. Sun

    wonderful to see such great help going out to the lost and homeless furry ones – so happy to see the one getting better with its vision. poor baby. i hope all of them find a great home. thanks for sharing, Susan and sorry to hear about your internet/phone prob. ugh. awful when you cannot get online.

  13. Good to see this post susan. Hope they all find a furever home. They sure are beautiful.

  14. What a great facility – the grounds look lovely and spacious too. We hope you are well. Sorry for not responding to your comments recently, we’ve just been run off our feet here too. Congrats on getting your stall at the Bright Water Commons up and running, hope it is going well!
    Wally , Sammy & mom

  15. Great share.. wish I had the time or money to help…

  16. This is just wonderful. Late or not, it’s a great post to share such a special place. Best of luck to them.

  17. yeah you are back :-) we have tweeted

  18. Oh Miss Susan, so glad to see you back. What a worthy and pawsome shelter for woofies and kitties. I will share on my FB and Mom will too in case someone has extra green papers to donate for the holidays. I will include a link to FORA if they have a web site. Paw pats, Savannah

  19. It looks like a lovely place. I hope they manage to find good homes for some of them to ease the situation. They’ve got some gorgeous cats there!

  20. Looks like a fantastic place and the dogs and cats are beautiful ;) I love those cats! Wish I could take one…two…three…lol you know how it is!!!

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  22. It looks like a lovely place!!

  23. Looks like a great place xx

  24. That looks like a perfect model for a shelter. What an awesome place!

  25. Good to see you back….I love your photos! Julia

  26. hello long life cats and dogs its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is a lot of animals to kayr for!!! i am glad they hav sumplayse to be kept sayf and lukd after until they find their furever homes!!! ok bye

  27. Wonderful post. Bless them for helping all these fur babies find homes. Thanks for posting this. xoxo

  28. You and the people who create such places are the angels of the world.

  29. murphydogs

    Thanks for sharing, sounds like a great organization.

  30. Christmas night holy aside worries and sorrows. Open your heart and gets a touch of blessing that flows over the world tonight!

    Whether this year’s holidays will fill your heart with joy, confidence, hope and love. And Santa will bring the most desired and unexpected gifts and those close to you.
    Merry Christmas

  31. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Wow, you guys haven’t posted in a while. I truly hope things are okay, and all good with the animal work.

    As for the gorgeous, gorgeous photos above – bless them each, every wee beautiful soul.

  32. Dear Susan, we came by to wish you a Happy New Year, You’re doing great work for the animals…but we already knew that ;) Extra Pawkisses for the New Year :)

  33. Looks like a nice place for otherwise homeless animals to stay until they find their forever home. I definitely appreciate the no-kill shelters. When I got my dog at one she had been there 9 1/2 months, so she surely never would have survived as long at the sort of shelter that kills the animals they have to make room for more.

  34. HI LLC&D: Sherri-Ellen here. We have not received our prize yet so just wanted to let you know. We hope all is well with you there…it seems a long time since you posted & we miss you lots!
    All the best from Canada. xo

  35. The animals in the pictures look remarkably relaxed – which says a lot for the shelter.

  36. For a shelter that looks like a pretty cool place. Lots of outdoor space. I tried to talk my person into letting me bring one of those dogs home to play with but she wouldn’t go for it. I can’t figure out why.

  37. Hi Susan,

    I need to acknowledge you for this very noble initiative and the excellent work that you guys are doing out there, internet availability or not. What is it that could be done to get more awareness and support for such causes?

    Shakti

  38. I’ve missed you! Thanks for stopping by! How is Pixel? Doing well I hope! It was about this time last year that we were getting ready for the Valentine’s Day Ball!!!!!

  39. Let’s hear it for animal rescue organizations! Yahoooooooooooooooo!

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