Spring 2018 Newsletter

Hello Friends!

Another success because of you! Those of us who rescue animals from abusive situations and watch them recover have an emotional stake in those pets’ future well being. So it is a great reward when adopters stay in touch to tell their
stories. Here is one such story from Mark, the owner of Rex. Rex’s life story exemplifies the good work of our shelter. Thanks to your support, he is a happy dog doing what dogs do best — giving and receiving love.

“Rex was 6 when my 86-year old mother adopted him from the shelter. He was healthy, happy and friendly. We always thought he came from a
good home and the previous owner had perhaps been forced to give him up.Mom adored Rex. He was her constant companion; and when
she became terminally ill, he never left her side, providing comfort and a feeling of safety.

Because he was so utterly devoted to Mom, I was concerned that he wouldn’t adapt to living with me after she passed. But I’ve had Rex for four months now. He loves our walks and has decided it is time to transfer his love to me.

I was curious about his history and decided to phone the shelter to see if anyone remembered him. It turns out that his early life was not as happy as I would have thought. I suppose Rex is a testament to how great it can be to rescue an older dog, and I’m glad I can continue to give him love and a happy life.”

Have a wonderful summer,

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