Second Chance: Celia & Caprice

Second Chance: Celia & Caprice

Weekly, the Second Chance Pet Column focuses on suggesting ways its readers can become better pet parents – or just better people in general, but this week we are going to focus on helping two homeless pets in need.

We may pull on a heart string or two, but not in a melodramatic way. Just to make it real.

Let’s start with Caprice.

Caprice has been waiting here at Second Chance Humane Society for a new family for 1 1/2 years. What’s up with that? It may be that she is a little shy, but she really does love people and once she trusts you, will allow you to hold her and pet her. I have a strong feeling that given the chance, Caprice will prove to be an extremely loving and grateful pet.

Caprice is only about seven, but potential adopters have been overlooking her for the younger cats at the shelter. It doesn’t help that she has led a tough life and lost many of her teeth (as a result of not being properly cared for). To me that means she deserves even more love and affection than the younger, healthier cats.

I believe Caprice and I would make a great pet team – because I have had a pretty sad life too.

I spent 10 years in a puppy mill. I’ll spare you the deets, but most of my teeth are missing too. Like Caprice, I pretend I am too shy to interact with others, but underneath the facade, all I want is to be held and loved – and a life with a family in a home, good nutrition, rest, sunshine, and lovely walks in the fresh air.

And despite my unfortunate beginnings, you should also know that I am a calm and sweet girl and as a shih tzu, I won’t take up a lot of space – except in your heart.

It is the beginning of summer. I love the feel of the grass under my feet and this new sense of being safe and nurtured I am experiencing for the first time in my life here at Second Chance.

Caprice and I (my name is Celia by the way) are hoping that June is our lucky month.

You can help us by spreading the word and helping us to find our loving forever homes.


Vetting the Vet: Dr. Michelle Dally, DVM, J.D. is Medical Director of Second Chance Humane Society. She also has a private practice, Dally Veterinary Medicine, 333 S. Elizabeth Street, Ridgway, Colorado. Her service area is  San Miguel Mesas, Placerville, Ridgway, Ouray, and Montrose. For more on Dr. Dally, go here.

Michelle & Wallowby

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