Foundation Animals

Bonita

18-Mar-2016

This beautiful girl is Bonita. She was brought to TJO by Animal Control Officers Mason and Danny in November, after she was found by a landlord who entered an abandoned apartment two months after the tenant left. The onl..

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Zohar!

18-Mar-2016

Zohar arrived at TJO as a found dog. He was in great condition, neutered and very social. The folks at TJO were initially shocked that he was not claimed by his family. However, within about 8 days, they realized he wa..

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Matrix

15-Nov-2015

Matrix arrived at the shelter as a battered stray in freezing temperatures from Springfield. He apparently was the victim of a serious attack from another animal, likely a dog. His injuries required surgery which TJO vete..

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Ophelia and Lily

15-Nov-2015

Ophelia and Lily are two of the over 125 live and nearly 300 deceased animals pulled from squalid living conditions in a Springfield residence in August. The cats were bone thin due to starvation, and had a heavy parasite..

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Hazel

09-Oct-2015

Hazel was brought to the shelter in June, 2015. She was found as a stray wandering on Lowell Street in Springfield. Hazel was estimated to be about 10 years old. During her exam it was discovered that she had severe de..

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Big Papi's Happy Tale

09-Oct-2015

Meet Big Papi. This handsome boy arrived at TJO in April. He had been trapped in a humane trap in an area of Springfield that has a colony of free-roaming, breeding cats. As part of TJO’s efforts to bring that und..

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Macho Gets a Winning Smile

05-Mar-2015

Introducing Macho! Macho has quite a tale to tell you. Macho was found in a trash barrel outside of TJO on a very cold day. Little Macho presented with horrific dental disease and he required immediate dental surgery. Th..

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Gordo's Happy Tale

29-Jan-2015

This is Gordo...now Gordy, an adorable 8 year old Fox Terrier mix. Little Gordo was hit by a car in Springfield and a good samaritan called TJO. One of TJO's animal control officers picked him up and brought him strai..

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Bella's New Beginning

19-Sep-2014

This face can certainly melt your heart. Bella, a 1 year old Blue Chinese Shar-Pei has quite a story to tell. Bella was hit by a car and brought to Boston Road Animal Hospital. When she arrived at TJO, she had two ver..

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Oh Danny Boy!

19-Sep-2014

This handsome boy is Danny! Danny is posing for the camera to show everyone how healthy and happy he is. Danny arrived at TJO starving and emaciated. He had overgrown nails, dermadex mange and was in obvious digestiv..

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Molly's Happy Tale

19-Sep-2014

Molly is the sweetest little Chihuahua mix going. Hard to believe from her picture that she arrived at TJO in such poor condition. Molly had been severely attacked by a large dog. She had a large abdominal tear and mu..

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A "True" New Beginning

05-Sep-2014

Meet True. True is a sweet Chihuahua that was hit by a car. Sadly, the finder waited over 24 hours to call TJO. Upon her arrival at the shelter, True was evaluated and underwent several tests to rule out internal injuries..

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Nena's Happy Tale

08-Aug-2014

This sweet girl is Nena. Nena is an adorable Pomeranian who did not get the proper care she deserved from her former owner. Nena came to TJO with severe patella issues. Veterinarian's attempted a very difficult orthopedic..

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Sonny's New Beginning

07-Aug-2014

This is Sonny. Sonny is an adorable 4 1/2 pound Chihuahua who was abandoned near the Holyoke Community College campus on a weekend. Sonny was left in a cardboard box with a damaged, bleeding tail. When our animal co..

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Duke's Lucky Break

14-Feb-2014

A change in Duke's life oddly began with a local guy getting a cup of coffee. But this wasn't just any guy; this was a truly good Samaritan with an extraordinary sense of patience and compassion who happened to see a ..

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Maggie's Incredible Journey

30-Jan-2014

Maggie is a beautiful cropped ear pitbull that arrived at TJO as a stray. At first glance the shelter staff noticed a large scar from a previous C-section, and respiratory difficulties. Dr. Atkins noted Maggie's increased..

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