Welcome

Animal Matters is dedicated to educating the public about the use and abuse of animals through the content on this website. We do not have a facility for homeless pets. Instead, we use this site to promote animals in our community who need loving homes. We hope you find us a valuable resource for animal-related issues.

Remember, your pet is a lifetime commitment. It’s your responsibility to make it work. If you’re looking to adopt an animal in need (thank you), please visit www.petfinder.com and/or www.adoptapet.com.

Animal Matters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you.

Orphaned kittens

These three Kittens were found on a cold Florida winter day in January 2018 in an office parking lot. Luckily they were rescued and fostered by a loving Coral springs cop (IG account BocaRatona) who bottle fed them. They ended up in New York and live in loving homes now. BocaRatonas1

Our cat feeders are the best!

Street kitties need to eat. And our feeders make sure our colony has a full belly every night. How cool is that? What an honor it is to know so many kind people who go out of their way to make sure these “street” cats have nourishment.

The Tripp family, who feeds twice a month, took these fantastic pictures of a few of our beloved felines.

If you want to help us feed the cats, please let us know. We always have a shift that needs to be covered. It’s fast, fun and so rewarding. Students can get community hours.

Soba (aka Mr. Noodle) Needs You

soba_cropSoba (aka Mr. Noodle) needs a forever home. He’s a neutered (TNR) male tuxedo, about a year old who came to us 3 months ago and we’ve been feeding ever since. He is very affectionate and wants to come inside. Would be a perfect companion for someone with the patience to love him as he transitions from feral to housecat.

Please contact us if you’re interested in meeting Soba.

Lily has been adopted!

Our sweet, Lily, has been adopted by a wonderful family. She now lives with great parents and young children who keep her busy! I’m not the type to celebrate too early after our rescues are placed because I’m never sure if it will work out. Even though we take our time in the adoption process and only place the pet after so many boxes are checked, you just never know. In this case — after only 3 days — I’m confident it will stick. The family is going out of their way to see that Lily is exercised and trained. In her first day alone, she went on a long walk, ran around the yard and then to the dog park!!

I will provide updates as I get them. Today, Lily is actually in daycare because her mom had to work. I’m really through-the-moon. I’m not going to lie…I miss that little firecracker. I spent everyday with her for 6 months. It’s a loss for me but a huge gain for her which is the name of the rescue game.

Thanks to all of you who helped share her story and worked hard to find her a forever home.

Keep livin’ large little Lil!

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Adorable girl!

Lily – Today

We’ve had Lily about 3.5 months now. Each day, she becomes more comfortable with her life as a “normal” house dog. In the beginning, she did not know much about being a domesticated pooch. Today, she seems so much more comfortable in her skin. She calms down, she sleeps soundly, she has learned not go potty in the house, and she just adores the company of other dogs and us.

It took me quite some time to like her. I’m not ashamed to admit that. There doesn’t have to be a love affair with every animal we save. However, I have to say I am really smitten with this girl now. She has grown on me. She reminds me that I need to be free, wild, silly and fun. Her puppiness is rubbing off on me. I’m outside more. I play games with her. I give her good massages. She makes me smile. I know her forever home is out there. It’s taking awhile but it’s going to be really good when it happens. I can feel it.
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Fostering saves lives – duh!

We’re always asking for people to foster and I’m always surprised why so few people offer. It’s a temporary commitment and for the most part, all expenses are paid by the rescue organization. Yes, you have to help the animal adjust to his or her new surroundings and be patient at times but it’s magical to watch an animal transform once you take them out of whatever sad situation they were once in.

We’ve had Lily in our home for only 5 days and her life is so much brighter. When we first saw her outside fending for herself, she was scared, dirty and acting very feral. Once the leash looped around her, she became the sweet dog she inherently always was.

What an honor to watch these animals go from rags to riches. Take a look at Lily today, day 5 in foster. Please keep sharing her so she can find her forever home soon. We can’t help any other animals until the ones in our home are placed.

Lily, the Lab mix, is YOUNG, playful, eager to learn, loves toys, crate-trained, house-trained and vetted.

P.S. A huge thank you to the wonderful people who have opened their homes to homeless animals either for Animal Matters or for another rescue organization. You are truly saving lives. And a huge shout out to our contributors. Of course, we couldn’t vet, feed, medicate, nor house any animals without your support.