Thursday, November 26, 2009

Update on Bacchus

This is our dog Bacchus who we got from NEBTR almost three years ago. I'm just showing him off he's not up for adoption or anything. (My wife would kill me!)

-- Raymond Zavalla

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Update on Spikey

From Spikey's forever home:

"This Sunday I was blessed to pick up my new Deaf Boston named Spikey. His foster mama drove up from NJ and I drove down from the Buffalo area. I'm in love already. He's such a cuddle bug and has already learned some new signs. I think I'm in heaven:)"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Update on Lilly

"We got Lilly from NEBTR about 7 months ago. She was rescued from a puppy mill, was terrified of everything, and had no social skills. Her foster parents did a great job of introducing her to other dogs and people who wouldn't hurt her, and then they entrusted her to us. She's learned to play with our Pug Nino, and while she still doesn't like to be touched by people, she doesn't act scared any more. Thank you NEBTR for your wonderful work!"

-- Keith Tilley

PS Click on the "Lilly" tag to read the whole wonderful story, from Lilly's earliest days, to her loving foster care by Tammy, and then her new life as part of an amazing forever home with Keith!

I Looked at All the Caged Animals

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done something," He replied. "I created you."

-- Contributed by Cynthia Musselman