November 16th, 2012
This past week at Briarcliff Animal, we received a letter from a very thankful cat named Dylan. Once a stray, Dylan has had quite the adventure before making it home to his current family. We’ve reprinted the contents of Dylan’s letter below. A special thank you to Dylan’s new mother, Carol Geist, for sharing his story with us.
“Dear Dr. Hedge,
Please share my story and undying gratitude to all the BAC staff. As you can see by my story, if it wasn’t for you, your staff, and the love they show to all their patirents, my life would not be what it is today. We all thank you for bringing this family together.”
—————Dylan (age 7 months)————-
“The Cat Who Would Be Loved”
This “tail” starts early in September when I wandered into the backyard of this lady who feeds strays and feral cats. Even though I was starving, I was so scared and I ran. I came back a couple of weeks later and got up the courage to come up to her and she fed me- the next thing I knew, I was in a cat carrier on my way to BAC. Unfortunately on my way into BAC, the door popped open and I fell out. I was so scared I ran off into the woods across the street. Even though Cecelia and 2 nice vet techs tried to help catch me, I was too scared and just kept running. Two days later I wandered into the yard of 2 nice ladies (off of Orchard/ N Decatur road) and they took me in for the night. The next day, Susan went to the BAC to see if I was owned by someone and the wonderful BAC receptionist remembered my mom’s name and number and called her. She quickly came to Bac- brought me to Dr. Busch who examined me, gave me shots, neutered me, and a bunch of other nasty stuff to get me ready for my new family. I now live with my mom, Carol, my grandmother and my new brother Lucas who is 4 years old. I now sleep anywhere I want, eat anything and everything, play, cuddle, fight with Lucas, entertain my mom and grandma and am so grateful to all the BAC staff for loving and caring about all the critters that come to them. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. I have a great life.
Thank you Dylan and Carol. We’re so glad we could help bring your new family member back to you.
November 2nd, 2012
Saturday morning at Briarcliff animal Clinic, Cassandra from Lawrenceville is going to be reunited with her lost chow Foxy after over 7 months of separation. After being together for 13 years, the separation has been extremely hard on both of them. 7 months ago, Foxy was found freshly groomed with a pink bow in her hair by Lawrenceville Animal Control, and was scheduled to be euthanized after no one claimed her for 10 days. A local Atlanta organization called Chap’s Chows Rescue saved Foxy and set her up in a foster home where she’s been for over 6 months. During that time Foxy has lost an eye and has consequently been extremely hard to place in a permanent home.
Meanwhile, Foxy’s owner Cassandra spent months looking for Foxy. She was so devastated from the loss of her Foxy, that she even held a memorial service to try and obtain closure.
Last week, Cassandra’s daughter contacted Chap’s Chow Rescue after seeing pictures online and recognizing the pink bow Foxy was lost and found wearing. After learning that Foxy was originally found near their home in Lawrenceville, she and her mother are convinced this is their lost chow!
The reunion should be beautiful and heartfelt. Both parties have been through a lot over the past 7 months. The reunion is scheduled to take place at 11:00 am Saturday, November 3rd at Briarcliff Animal Clinic, 1850 Johnson Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.
October 17th, 2012
Rosie is a 10-month old lady who is very energetic! She would do best in a home with a yard where she can run and play. She gets along great with other dogs and kids. If you have the time and energy to keep this active girl entertained, she would be a great addition to your family! Give us a call at 404 835 1216 or come by the Emory/Morningside clinic if you would like to meet her.
September 24th, 2012
Just over a year ago, our clinic was saddened to hear of the passing of a client of ours, Judge Anne Workman. She’d lost her battle against melanoma. We would no longer see her come in with her schnauzer Squizzy or her squirrel-colored tabby cat Trevor. She has always loved animals and was a great advocate for rescues. A thorough, wonderful summary of her achievements and community service can be found in herobituary.
Some of my fondest memories are of her cat Simon, who passed away in 2005 from cancer, and her schnauzer Bismark. Simon would stand on a table and wrap his front legs around your neck in a tight bear hug and rub your chin fiercely. If you tried to end the hug before he wanted, he’d pull you back in! He also bossed Bismark around, but they got along well. Bizzy was a very sweet boy, but he knew that Simon was the alpha! Simon’s own cancer was removed from the tips of his ears, giving him a most unique look. He was a very handsome cat, and the “cropped” ears only enhanced that. Squizzy was her second schnauzer and after the judge’s death he was adopted by a Dekalb County courts employee. As Judge Workman requested, Trevor now lives at Briarcliff Animal Clinic as one of our clinic cats, along with the previous resident, Lily. They like to roam the halls with our night technician after hours to make sure everything is in order.
Anne Workman worked in the Dekalb County courts for 35 years. She was one of the few female lawyers at the time she became prosecutor (and the first female prosecutor in Dekalb County), and worked her way up to Superior Court Judge. Her extraordinary work ethic and reputation for not tolerating foolishness made her a fierce presence in the courtroom. When it came to animals, however, she had a huge soft spot. Her tireless work on behalf of those who could not fight for themselves has changed the lives of many animals. Several charities she supported included our own Briarcliff Animal Foundation, Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption, Friends of Dekalb Animals, and Best Friends Animal Society. In her will, she left generous donations to each of these rescues so that we can all continue the work that she supported. We want to thank her for her gift to B.A.F., which will allow us to treat rescue animals who are sick or hurt. Her legacy of caring for pets in need will live on and we are truly grateful.
August 20th, 2012
We would like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in and support for our Paws on Pavement event this year. Your help is what allows us to use our skills to heal injured and sick animals so that they can go on to lead happy lives with their loving families. Unfortunately we have had to cancel the event this year due to several issues. There have been several logistical problems with hosting the fundraiser, and it has become apparent that we will not be able to have a successful event this time around. Please accept our apologies for the bad news. We are unhappy with the turn of events, but we will just work that much harder on our next fundraiser.
Briarcliff Animal Foundation will still be raising funds to treat pets that are in need. We will just have to postpone our next big event until spring. Again, thank you for the support, and we are very sorry to be unable to see you all at Paws on Pavement this fall.
February 14th, 2012
Rafiki is a very sweet little boy! He would be happy to snuggle up with you at home. Do you have room in your heart for him?
February 14th, 2012
Toto was found by a police officer near Emory, and was hit by a car. His injuries were minor and he has made a full recovery! He has a very sweet, submissive demeanor. Please come visit him to see if your home would be the right place for him to find love!
January 19th, 2012
Skylar is a young (1 or 2-year-old) yellow lab/hound mix that was dropped off at Briarcliff in June of 2011. She is amazingly smart and sweet. She loves her crate, knows come, sit, stay, is working on lay down, and is fully house trained. She is long and lanky, weighing around 65 pounds — and is healthy as can be. She is very lovable, and especially loves to have her belly rubbed! Skylar is a high energy dog outside but knows how to lay down and relax indoors with her family. She also is very sociable with other dogs — the life of the party at the dog park! — although she does sometimes run over little dogs on accident. She needs to learn her size! She has not had much contact with cats or young children yet, but her size and clumsiness may be a little too much for them. Skylar has tested negative for heartworms, is spayed, vaccinated (distemper/parvo, rabies, bordetella), and is currently on heartworm/flea preventative. If you or someone you know needs a big, sweet goofball in their life, Skylar is the girl for you!
December 13th, 2011
We have a new pet up for adoption! Ralphie is a 4-month-old boy, and he is super sweet. He loves cats, too! He doesn’t want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle for Christmas – he just wants a new family. Would he fit into yours?
**Please note – a puppy is a lifelong commitment! Make sure you have the time and energy to train and raise him, and that he will fit into your family. All of our dogs come spayed/neutered, vaccinated (distemper/parvo, rabies, bordetella), heartworm and fecal tested, treated if heartworm positive, dewormed, treated for any other medical ailments, and kept on heartworm/flea preventative.
November 4th, 2011
We have 4 adult dogs and many kittens available for adoption! Since our space is limited, we would like to have homes for the dogs before Thanksgiving. If you or anyone you know is looking for a companion, have them call us or stop by! We’ll be happy to tell you all about our pets, and see if one would be right for you.
All our pets can be seen here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=GA479&sort=identifier
Let’s get these guys a home for the holidays!