Sharon MacIvor is the practice owner of Dadeland Animal Hospital and is "pet-mom" to Tango her Cockatoo, Juicy the Yorkie, Codie the Malti rescue and Diva Kitty Annabelle. Children and animals have a special place in her heart, and she devotes personal time to homeless and elderly clients. Currently, Dr. MacIvor serves on the host committee of the Special Olympics fashion fundraiser, participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves on the Board of Directors Zoo Miami.
Sharon MacIvor with Codie and Annabelle (John Bouma Photography)
What makes Annabelle unique? What attracted you to Annabelle?
Annabelle is a rare breed of kitty called a SPHYNX. Her smooth elegant body and exquisite personality make her a special pet.
Tell me about Anabelle: her age, tricks, favorite treat and favorite toy.
At four years old, she is extremely intelligent and loyal to a fault. When she is not hovering and cuddling, she is busy keeping an eye on the other members of the family - pets and people. Her self appointed job is to announce loudly who is not behaving and when we have visitors.
Lately her favorite play thing is my new rescue Maltese puppy. She loves to tease him, make him chase her and eat his food. At nap time, they sleep together in her warm igloo.
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
If I could be any animal, I would be Anabelle. She has the perfect life!
About Paws 4 You Rescue
Paws 4 You Rescue is a Miami-based non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization. Its top priority is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. All animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss. Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care - ranging from respiratory illnesses and skin infections to cherry eyes and heartworm treatments.
Paws 4 You offers programs for adoption, fostering and senior citizens. Paws 4 You supports its mission by hosting numerous fundraising events throughout the year and through community donations.
Please visit www.paws4you.org
for current information and additional details.