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(2/2015) Tiny Treasures Rescue is presently on hold for taking in any new dogs, except on a select basis, so that I can pursue other endeavors. In January 2015 I had a bilateral mastectomy due to breast cancer. I am extremely fortunate as I don't need any chemo or radiation. My recovery has gone very well. My next big journey is for my mother and I to raise and train a puppy which we would like to use to do some therapy work. I will keep you updated on our progress.

(2/2017) Fortunately my health continues to be good and I remain cancer free! Due to my work schedule, I am unable to take dogs in at this time. However, I have been assisting when possible with home to home placements, and I have been using generous donations to provide food and supplies for people struggling to care for their pets, and also offering free grooming. I have been grooming my own dogs for 20+ years, and am happy to be able to share this skill. I also love being able to assist people who might otherwise have to surrender their pets to a shelter. I am grateful for the assistance that enables me to do this.

I am still caring for 4 rescued dogs, and a rescued cat. I can't imagine not living with a pack!

Lastly, my fifth dog, English Golden Retriever, Teddy, turned one in December 2016. We have been doing a lot of training and he is on his way to being a therapy dog. We have already been looking into some work assignments for him, specifically having him be a victim assistance dog. He's wonderful and sweet, but still very puppyish, and needs to mature a bit before he can begin his work.

(9/2017). Slowly but surely we are getting there - Teddy is finally ready to start his therapy dog classes!

(1/2018). Woo hoo! In November 2017 Teddy passed his therapy dog tests with Intermountain Therapy Animals, Love on a Leash, and Hudson Valley Pet Visiting Program. More to come......


I have been wanting to do more with rescue, but as I am unable to take in dogs at this time, a friend introduced me to "transporting." I am now volunteering with Kindred Hearts Transport Connection.This is a well-organized wonderful group of people that work tirelessly to help animals in need in one part of the country, to get to another part of the country where they will have a better chance of getting adopted into loving homes. The dogs I have transported so far have all been so sweet and deserve so much better than being homeless or in a kill shelter. It is such an amazing experience to be able to assist them in their journey. KHTC can always use more drivers. Click on the link above to learn more.

(4/2019). So proud of Teddy! He's working with children at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, and a disabled man at Young Adult Institute.

Kathy McLoughlin

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

by Henry Beston

Mother's Comfort Project

Rational Animal

Mother's Comfort Project is one of Rational Animal's signature projects and has been amazing in bringing people together to sew beds for animals in need and build a community of dedicated volunteers who return again and again to help comfort animals in shelters.

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See what we've been up to!

May 2013

Finnegan was a neighborhood feral cat that I rescued. Thanks Lynne for teaching me TNR!! He was believed to be about 8 months old. I had him neutered and vaccinated, and worked on his socialization for a few weeks. He was very playful and active, and wanted out of the bedroom that he had to be isolated in as I have a house full of dogs. I could tell that Finnegan was lonely and needed another cat to play with. I was very fortunate to find a wonderful woman to adopt him who was willing to continue to work on his socialization. She also had two gentle and well-mannered cats. Special Thanks to Judy for adopting our boy! And special thanks to her cats Sterling and Maurice who welcomed Finnegan into their home.






June 2013

My neighbor flagged me down when I was returning home from work one evening. A Goffin Cockatoo dropped from the sky and landed on his back when he was in the yard! Needless to say he was a bit freaked out when he felt the nails sticking into him, not knowing what it was. The bird then flew to the ground and he was able to confine him. I made a large cage for him out of a dog pen and a piece of lattice, which I placed on my kitchen table so that he could get plenty of attention. Once he was settled in I realized that he needed a name. I called him "Little Frank" in honor of his rescuer!

Little Frank turned out to be very well socialized. He quickly learned to fly to my shoulder, where he spent most of his time when I was home. He also loved to be pet.

The next step was to try to find the owner. I posted adds on Craigs List and contacted a parrot rescue. After about a week I was alerted to a flyer on a telephone poll a few blocks away. I had been looking for signs but not in that particular neighborhood. I contacted the owner who was very relieved that her bird was found. It was a happy reunion for Bertha and her Cockatoo, whose name is Minnie.

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June 2017

Not too long after we moved into our house in Rockland County, we began having trouble with chipmunks getting in the house. As cute as they are outside, it's not quite the same when they are running around inside, inciting riot with my 5 dogs and cat. After the fifth chipmunk, we realized that we had to figure out what was going on? They certainly weren't just walking through the front door. What we figured out was that Ray, the cat, was catching them, bringing them inside through his cat door in the basement, and then letting them go upstairs. None of them were injured. I was able to get 3 of them out of the house safely. The 4th one didn't fare so well as he got injured when being chased by the pack.

The last one turned out to be a baby - Charlie the Chipmunk as he later became known. I caught him and went to put him outside. However, when I put him down in woods he just flopped around. He couldn't hold himself upright. It appeared as if he had some neurological damage. So I scooped him back up, brought him inside and put him in a little crate. The next day I bought a hamster cage, food, and grass. He actually seemed to like the cat food the best. My biggest struggle was getting him to drink water. He couldn't use the water bottle, so I tried to feed him with an eye dropper. That didn't go over too well with him. I then put some icecubes on a papertowel so they would slowly melt. He seemed comfortable, but still couldn't hold himself upright. He slept most of the time. There was no way to tell if he had an injury or was just born this way. If he didn't improve, I was going to have my vet put him to sleep. I couldn't put him back outside if he couldn't take care of himself.

I checked on him multiple times a day. No change. Then after about a week and a half, I thought he was holding himself up a little better, and seemed a little more active. I decided to take him for a test drive. I let him loose in the garage. He ran around, almost normal, with just a slight head tilt. It took me awhile to actually catch him again as he was pretty quick now. Once I got him back into his cage, I took his bedding (wood chips) and food and went into the woods behind my house. First, I spread the bedding around a fallen tree stump where there would be nooks and crannies for him to hide, and then spread his food around. I finally released him, wishing him a good chipmunk life. He ran around, then jumped in a tree, circled the tree, looked back at me, and then he was gone - back into the wild.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Mahatma Ghandi

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If you see an animal being abused or neglected,
please contact the SPCA of Westchester
at 914-941-7797.

All calls are confidential.

What you need to know about devocalization.

Please click each of the links below for very important information about the awful practice of devocalization, often referred to as "debarking."

Devocalization has been a dirty little secret for too long, known primarily in breeding and dog show circles. That's because those who have animals devocalized, along with the vets who perform this inhumane, risky surgery, rarely disclose it. And it's a cruelty that's easy to hide: Unlike cropped ears, docked tails and declawed paws, vocal cords cut to stifle a dog's or cat's voice are not visible.

Devocalization is banned throughout Europe and in Massachusetts. It should be illegal everywhere--including New York, where pending state legislation will do just that if it becomes law in 2012.

That won't happen--and innocent animals will continue to suffer--without your help. You can begin by exposing this act of selfishness and greed.

United Against Devocalization.

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See How We Have Done
*********************** 2005 to 2014
Intake 91 (included is 2 cats)
Adopted 58 (included is 1 cat)
Retired/Hospice/Adopted 31 (included is 1 cat)
Assisted 13
Transferred 13
Explanation of Terms:

Intake: Dogs taken into foster care under the full responsibility of TTR.

Adopted: Dogs placed into permanent, loving homes.

Retired/Hospice/Adopted: Dogs placed into retirement or hospice care, or adopted by TTR.

Assisted: TTR directly assisted in the rescue and/or placement of these dogs, but they were the responsibility of another rescue group or individual. (These dogs were not included in our intake number.)

Transferred: Dogs transferred to other rescue groups or individuals for rehabilitation and placement. (These dogs were not included in our intake number.)

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Cesar Millan

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Make a decision to save a homeless animal this year. Shelters are overwhelmed with the large numbers of abandoned, abused, and neglected animals that come through their doors everyday. There are not enough adopters and rescue groups to adequately compensate for all of the irresponsible owner's. As a result, in some shelters, many dogs and cats are euthanized, and others turned away because there is simply not enough room or money to care for them. Open up your home and heart to an orphaned animal. If it is too upsetting to visit a shelter, then go to Petfinder and contact one of the many, many rescue groups. Just do it. Adopt a dog or cat today!

Help Fight Animal Abuse!

ALL animals deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Unfortunately there are people who believe that animals are possessions whose value is dependant on the mercy of their caretaker, and/or the profit that they can provide. I won't relate here the horrors I have become aware of, to companion animals, farm animals, and animals used in entertainment. However, becoming knowlegable about animal cruelty, and then educating others are the first steps towards becoming a more compassionate consumer.

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Treat the Earth with respect, and all its creatures with kindness.
Appreciate the diversity and communion of all living things.
Take time to enjoy the beauty and the sounds of nature.
Be thankful for the gift of your life and embrace your uniqueness.
Make a positive contribution to your community.
May you always be blessed with peace, joy, love, and good health.


Please be responsible.

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Clean up after your dog!

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Consider welcoming a senior dog into your home. People seem to be afraid to adopt a senior dog, stating "I will get too attached to the dog and then he/she will die." Well folks, nothing lives forever. If you find a dog that you are crazy about, and he/she happens to be old, be thankful that you met the dog in the first place. Then offer him/her a home and enjoy whatever time you have together. You will both be blessed by the experience.

If we don't have the pet you are looking for, please consider visiting your local animal shelter. There are many dogs of all shapes and sizes, and cats waiting to be adopted. Many shelters have limited space which usually means that animals are being euthanized everyday. Your new best friend may be on death row right now.


Click here for shelters and rescue groups.

Take a break.
Go outside and walk with your dog!

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Don't be a part of the problem - Be a part of the solution. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Thousands of animals languish and die alone in shelters every day. Many are the products of unplanned and irresponsible breeding. Don't let the offspring of an animal that you allowed to reproduce end up this way. Spaying and neutering helps to ensure the health and safety of your pet, and makes you a responsible member of your community.

For more information about the benefits of spaying and neutering Click Here and Click Here.

For more information about low-cost spay/neuter programs Click Here.

Support companies that don't test their products on animals.

Don't wear fur!

A fur coat looks best on its original owner.

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