December 31, 2010

There's Still Time to Make a Donation in 2010

Just a year end reminder that we accept donations from our website, and it's not too late to take advantage of this year's matching challenge fundraiser.  Longtime shelter supporters will match every dollar raised -- up to $20K! There is a Donate button on our home page.

Longtime shelter resident Missy (she was given up in November 2005) will be grateful for your support.

December 15, 2010

Update on Gracie, formerly Willow

Our cat that we are so blessed to have found at your shelter has turned out to be the most wonderful cat ever. Within 12 hours of her being at her new home she settled right in, slept with us on our bed, continues to eat well, plays and pays attention to us, visitors, as we do to her.  We are still trying to decide on a name and try a new name everyday.  Today it is Grace/Gracie.  Actually she is most attentive to any name.  The picture with the antlers tested her humor for sure, but the other picture shows her beautiful face. 

December 8, 2010

Before and After

Here is Harry (formerly Brendan), a poor terrified dog who was rescued after he was seen dodging cars on Route 128 in Needham.  Harry was so terrified, that the guy who rescued him wasn't able to catch him the first time he tried, so he went to McDonald's and bought a hamburger and used that to win his trust.  We were happy to help the Needham Animal Control Officer by taking Harry in at the shelter.

And here's the happily ever after part of our story.

Harry was adopted by a wonderful couple who have a lovely Golden Retriever that is now Harry's playmate.  Harry spent the summer going to all sorts of fun places on his family's boat.  His mom says Harry assumed right away that he belonged right next to his dad at the command center.  It's hard to imagine how his dad was able to manage the boat before he had Harry's help.

December 5, 2010

More Generous Kids

For her 8th birthday, Jackie McDonald (she's the one holding the kitten) asked her friends to buy something for the animal shelter instead of buying a gift for her.  We truly appreciate her generosity, as do the pets at the shelter that benefit from all the gifts Jackie's friends bought for them!

December 4, 2010


Thomas is a very generous young man who took it upon himself to collect donations for the animal shelter!  He came by yesterday to drop off all the great stuff he collected.

December 3, 2010

Wish List

We depend on donations of food, cleaning supplies and cat litter to care for the shelter residents and would be very grateful for donations of any of the items from the list below.  We are very fortunate to have more dog toys than we can store at the moment, and do not need more.  Donations can be dropped off at the shelter.
This is a list of items currently on our wish list:
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Bleach
  • Large trash bags
  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Guinea pig treats 
  • Bunny treats
  • Dog treats
  • Rabbit pellets