Belle, our first investment in time and energy as an organization. Belle, a sweet and gentle dog, spent several weeks of her
life in an animal shelter. She had been returned once and no new adoption prospects were on the horizon. Then a rescue group
offered to take Belle in, and thanks to your support, we were able to transport her to a foster family. The family was so
taken by Belle, that they immediately adopted her. Belle lived a good life with her family, complete with rhinestone-studded
collars, a fenced-in yard, and children to cuddle with every night. She recently passed away unexpectedly due to cancer. She
will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but we are grateful that she was able to spend the last few months of her life
in a place that she was comfortable and well cared-for.
Who's that busy little bee? It's Carmel, and she's all dressed up in time
for her first Halloween! Carmel was adopted after several months of shelter life. Now she's enjoying her daily neighborhood
walks, squeaky toys and general pampering from mom and dad. Way to go, Carmel!
We've been busy visiting elementary schools to present animal welfare topics to school children in our area.
Recently, we spoke to a group of students about how to safely approach an animal and myths/opinions about animals.
They've done it! Our favorite beagles, Redds and Hammer, have found a home....TOGETHER!
They have come a long way from the hot July day when they were brought to the shelter in the bed of a truck, sitting tightly
in makeshift chicken-wire crates in the scorching heat. Redds and Hammer have never known what it's like to live in a house,
since their former "family" kept them outside. Now, this father and son canine duo are learning to live INSIDE,
where they can be part of their new family. Oh, and did we mention that have a fenced in yard to romp and play together in?
In September we had a booth at Woofstock in Harrisburg, an all-day, dog-centered event. We
brought shelter dogs (from left-right) Sydney, Rusty, and Maisy along for the day. They enjoyed attention from visitors to
our booth and met lots of other dog friends. We wish Sydney, Rusty, and Maisy the best of luck in their new homes....they
are all very special dogs!