Poseidon: The Bay Bridge Kitten

Poseidon, the kitten rescued after being thrown off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, with his new family. This tragic story has a happy ending!

A well-known local waterman played the hero, rescuing a kitten and providing a happy ending in one of two animal cruelty cases here last week.

Calvert “Butterball” Thompson Jr., who is safety boat captain for The Markmen Co. which is working on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, was on his way in to pick up an inspector near the end of the day Friday afternoon, March 17. He said he came in a little bit differently and saw what he first thought was a muskrat swimming around one of the concrete piers.

He moved his boat closer to see what it was and realized it was a small, black kitten.

“It was swimming for all it was worth and kind of over on its side. It was meowing at the top of its lungs. It was pretty much on its last legs,” he said.

Thompson tried to catch the kitten with his hands, but couldn’t get a hold of it, so he used a dip net to scoop the kitten from the chilly Bay waters about half a mile from the shore at Sandy Point State Park under the three-lane span of the bridge.

The kitten couldn’t have survived much longer in the cold water, he said. “I’m just glad I was there when I was, the right place at the right time.”

Both Thompson and the Chesapeake Cats and Dogs animal rescue group think someone tossed the kitten from a moving car as they crossed the bridge.

Read more here.

This tragic story has a happy ending! Poseidon has been adopted and has fully recovered from his trauma.

Please click here to help us save more lives like Poseidon’s!

Find Your Match This February!

Announcing Our Pets of the Month:

Charming grey and white cat lounging with belly visible and paws curled up, wanting attention chunky brown Dachshund/Beaglex mix

Augustine lost her home when her family didn’t want a litter box in the house while it was on the market. She is generally a quiet cat, but she also loves the chance to play! She dreams of a finding a home with people who love her and finding a lap to sleep on!

JASPER: Adult male Dachshund/Beagle mix

Jasper is a combination of doxy and beagle (and something pot-bellied looking at his belly!). He has a loving disposition and adores being called a good boy. He gets along with his foster yorkie brother. Jasper enjoys indestructible toys and has a fondness for squeakers and stuffing. He likes receiving affection and also likes to give affection! He’s quite the love-bug!

To apply to adopt AUGUSTINE or JASPER, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that AUGUSTINE and JASPER can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.

We’ve MOVED!

Our dream of starting Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary has come true!

We invite you to come visit! Our Christmas stockings are up in our NEW SANCTUARY! Please stop by, pick up a stocking (each animal has their own!), fill it with goodies, and return!

Our new address is 326 Wye Mills Rd in Queenstown, on Rt 662 right behind Chesapeake College!

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs Rescues Cat with Rubberband Around Neck

faith1faith2On October 26, 2016, Chesapeake Cats & Dogs received a phone call from Caroline County Humane Society about a young cat that had been found and was seriously injured. She was initially taken to Dr. Arion. He found a rubber band so tightly wound around her neck that it had cut into her skin deeply. The speculation is that it had been there a while. She is mal-nourished and also had been shot in the eye with a bb gun. The vet cut off the rubber band, cleaned the wound and gave eye medicines needed. Chesapeake Cats & Dogs has placed the cat, now named Faith, in foster care to heal. She will be available for adoption once she is fully healed. Though abused and abandoned, Faith is now safe and on the road to recovery.

Please consider making a donation to support Faith’s recovery. We appreciate your support!

Media Coverage: WBOC

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month!

Announcing Our Pets of the Month:

Cute orange and white cat with two different colored eyes lying on a Kuranda towers, his front paws hanging over the edge, he is gazing up with affection A Beagle/Boston mix with a big open-mouthed grin
Senior special needs male

Puppy is a senior diabetic sweetheart who is purrfectly delightful! He loves being around people and looks forward to being in a home again, where he can shower his new owners with purrs and cuddles! He also loves to talk and will let you know how much he loves you! Puppy came to CCAD from a local shelter; though diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, his owners could not afford to treat him. He is now receiving insulin and eagerly searching for a home of his own!

MICKEY: Senior male Beagle/Boston mix

Mickey is a nine year old Beagle/Boston mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation. He has been fully vetted–including a dental–and is a healthy little love bug. At 16 pounds, he could use some good food, a comfortable bed, and lots of attention. He would be happiest as the center of attention, but he gets along with other dogs. Cats are an unknown, but he does need to go to a home without children.

To apply to adopt PUPPY or MICKEY, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that PUPPY and MICKEY can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.

Announcing our October Pets of the Month: PRINCESS and BUSTER!

Very pretty torbie cat with big green eyes perching on top of a scratching post A petite yellow, brown, and white Yorkie mix with a big smile
PRINCESS: Adult female long-hair torbie

Princess is hoping to transform your home into a castle! This fluffy friendly feline is searching for her fairy tale ending—a home of her very own! Could your home be the castle Princess has been questing for?

Adult male Yorkie/wire-hair mix

BUSTER is a cute little Yorkie and wire hair mix available for adoption! He is a loyal and athletic little dog who needs a calm home where he can be with one or two adults who he will love immensely!

To apply to adopt PRINCESS or BUSTER, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that PRINCESS and BUSTER can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.