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Treasured Friends is a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue group dedicated to care and placement of abandonded/unwanted pets. Strictly foster based, our volunteers provide food, shelter, care, and compassion to our furry friends until they find a loving home.
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
Hi Treasured Friends!!! We are currently $641 away from $3,000!!! Can you help us reach $3,000? Every dollar helps! If each one of our Facebook followers donates $1 we will be able to reach our goal. We are so thankful for our donators and supporters.
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
One October afternoon two years ago, I was helping Treasured Friends pack up from a Saturday adoption event at PetSmart. The last of the kittens my wife and I had been fostering was adopted earlier in the day. A woman walked up to us with a kitten she had found in a puddle in the parking lot. The little female cream tabby was wet, cold, and seemingly in shock. I called Deb and told her I was bringing home yet another kitten for as to foster.

I dried her off as best as I could and brought the little kitty home to Deb, the medical expert in our family. She gave her fluids to help with the shock, and while checking her out, noticed that the kitten had a broken rear leg. We named her Mimosa.

The next morning, we took her to Treasured Friend’s vet, Dr. Reed in Porter. It turned out that her leg was broken in three places. Dr. Reed wrapped her leg tightly in a split and asked us to come back in three to four weeks.
But Mimosa was tough. We put her in a comfortable crate. But after a couple of days, she made it clear she wasn’t one to be cooped up, even when recovering from a broken leg. We let her out to run around, and run she did, dragging the split behind her.
After three weeks we took the spunky little girl back to Dr. Reed, who proclaimed the leg healed. She came home without the split. We tried to make her take it easy, but again, she would have none of that. People would ask me “does she walk with a limp”. To which I would respond, “I don’t know, she doesn’t walk anywhere, she runs!”
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
We are still far from hitting our goal of $4,000 but Treasured Friends is thankful for all our donations raised so far! Lets keep going and try reaching our goal!

Shelby arrived at the shelter in mid-October. Sadly, Shelby was in rough shape due to prolonged starvation. Shelby showed signs of neglect and being in a cage for a prolonged period of time. She was placed on a bland diet to avoid refeeding syndrome while providing her with ample nutrition. She ate several small meals a day for several weeks and received much needed deworming and vaccines. Nearly a month later, Shelby has put on some serious weight. She is also more confident and active. She loves getting pets and playing with her toys. The next step for her will be to get spayed and then she will be ready for her furever home! #giving #givingtuesday #pawstf #donate
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
Giving Tuesday
Cholula and Tapatio were two tiny kittens found by a good samaritan near her trash can on Oct. 27. They were very sick and completely infested with fleas. They were very lucky to have been found as they certainly would have died in the next couple days or hours without medical care.
They had so much flea dirt that the water was still coming out red after I had rinsed them twice. Their eyes were also crusted shut with infection.

The Tortie is a sassy girl with a big attitude and an even bigger appetite. The Orange tabby is presumably a boy (it's still hard to know for sure). He was the most critical one. He actually went limp during his bath which was scary but he perked up after I gave him some Karo syrup. He does not eat well on his own yet so I am also syringe feeding him to make sure he eats enough. They are both on antibiotics, eye ointment, and probiotics.

After several days of gaining up their strength, they had to have a second flea bath. However, that was not enough. The fleas were so numerous that the decision was made to give them each a Capstar despite possibly being underage.

As of November 14 they are both healthy, rambunctious kittens that love playing and cuddling up to nap together. They still have a lot of growing up to do. Soon they will be receiving their first vaccines
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
Sparkles Story
She was found in outside by a house in Hammond. She was scrawny, had both eyes infected and an upper respiratory infection. Treasured Friends got her the medications she needed. Along with getting her spayed and her vaccinations. Once she was healthy and healed, we went to the recent Adopt-a-Thon. From there she got here forever home. She is now Tsuki (moon) and is living the life all animals deserve. ❤️
Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends
Bailey's Story
Bailey was found as a stray in 2012. She was very underweight and very pregnant. She was only at the shelter for a short time before she gave birth to eight puppies! A foster home was found where she could take care of her puppies out of the noisy stressful shelter environment. She raised her puppies like the good Mama she was and when they were ready to be adopted out she moved to a new foster home to recover from her spay surgery and put on more weight. During that time her foster family fell in love with her. She had a wonderful sweet temperament and was a great dog! The family adopted her in what we call a “Foster Failure” meaning she never left her foster home. The family continues to foster with Treasured Friends and in the last 10 years Bailey has helped take care of over two dozen dogs that have come through her home. She shows them the ropes and helps correct some of their naughty behaviors. She especially loves the puppies that sometimes come to stay with her but she enjoys her return to quiet when they are adopted to their new forever families. Without Treasured Friends Bailey would not have had such a long and wonderful life and most likely her puppies would not have survived on the streets for too long. #GivingTuesday #pawtf #giveback
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