Saturday, April 28, 2012

Advertures of Lisa's Fosters

I guess they were thirsty...

Happy Friday Betsy

Lois and Betsy out for a walk

Mia Has a Forever Home

My sweet little Mia was adopted yesterday by one of our members, April, and her husband. Mia didn't even make it to petfinder! They came to meet her and decided she had to be a part of their family, she has joined an older brother. Mia came to me a nervous girl. Her owner told me she hates the car, has been scared since she was a puppy. After 2 wks she was running down to the car and to the door to go in! My Yogi helped her, she really took to him. She was such a pleasure to have and we miss her, but I know she has a great home! April is with several rescues and works at an animal shelter. This was my first "local" adoption so they were able to come pick her up and she walked right out with them! April said she is doing good and they love her! I attached a pic she sent.

Congratulations to Leslie, her foster mother, April, her forever mom, and most of all Mia for her new home.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Losing a Pet

 On losing a pet, contributed by Tony Ferrarese

Sorrow fills a barren space,
you close your eyes and see my face
and think of times I made you laugh,
the love we shared,
the bond we had,
the special way I needed you,
the friendship shared by just we two.

The day's too quiet,
the world seems older,
the wind blows now a little colder.

You gaze into the empty air and look for me,
but I'm not there,
I'm in heaven and I watch you,
and I see the world around you too.

I see little souls wearing fur,
souls who bark and souls who purr,
born unwanted and unloved,
I see all this and more above,
I watch them suffer,
I see them cry,
I see them lost,
I watch them die.

I see unwanted thousands born
and when they die, nobody mourns.

These little souls wearing fur,
are castaways who, unlike me,
will never know love or security.

A few short months they starve and roam,
or caged in shelters nobody takes home.

They're special furballs of pleasure,
filled with love and each one, a treasure.

My pain and suffering came to an end,
so don't cry for me, my person, my friend.

But think of the living, those souls with fur,
and though our bond can't be broken apart,
make room for another in your home and in your heart.

(author unknown)

Garden Tips for Your Dog

Toxic Plants and Mulch: Spring bulb plants pushing out of the ground often attract dogs. It's not that dogs just want to ruin the landscaping. Squirrels and rodents are also attracted to spring bulbs and an inquisitive dog might be hot on the trail.

But beware. Many spring bulbs fall into the allium family, and onions (allium) are toxic to dogs. Furthermore, cocoa mulch, often used as bedding mulch for park side flower beds, is very attractive to, but highly toxic to dogs. Keep your dog out of the flower beds and nobody will get hurt.

In General: Be aware of what you plant outdoors and in your house: many toxic plants are out there. Lists for toxic plants can usually be obtained from your vet, online sources, and general pet care books.

Fertilizers and sprays may also be toxic so be careful what you apply to your lawn and plants, better safe than sorry.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Papi Dresses Up

Deborah Dolan reports on her boy Papi: Papi (left) was found in an abandoned building in Brooklyn, NY. He was fostered by Mary Liberty, and after her home was destroyed in the storms last year, by Robin Leone. We adopted him in October 2011. He and Tara attended a Black Tie for Paws Fundraiser for two local shelters. Check his face - he has the male "when can I get out of these duds" look, while Tara is thrilled to wear her dress. Well, as Bill says to Papi "This is better than Brooklyn, isn't it?"

What a great ending, Papi now helping save other dogs!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chance Says It's Dinner Time

Doesn't this picture make you laugh?  Chance, in his forever home with Emily Tiemann's family, is patiently waiting to be served dinner, sitting in his brother's high chair.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Former foster Maxy

The Yorty family with Maxy, a former foster on the left, in this family photo. So happy to have a forever family of his own!

Don't Go to Work Mommy

Puuuwhheeassee dont go to work mommy

Love Betsy
(Betsy is one of our fosters, being lovingly cared for by Mom Lisa Vaughan.  Watch for more on this cutie!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Walmart Fundraiser May 5

Cynthia Musselman and Joy Riley are holding holding a fund raiser on May 5 at the Walmart in Quakertown PA from 9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM. Cynthia and Joy will be setting up at 8:30am, always need help to set up. You don't need to stay for the whole day, just whatever time you can spare.

We do very well at Walmart, in the last few years we have raised more than $500. This Walmart is now Supersized, so there are two entrances and we'll need folks to staff both. Cynthia has this so down-pat, it will flow flawlessly. Lunch, munchies and cookies will be there, so NONE of us go hungry!!

We sell Cynthia's jelly along with BT Kisses, Rescue bracelets and NEBTR branded lip gloss.

We've read we have some newbies that have offered to help with fundraisers and they live not too far away. We'd love for people to bring their pups--all are welcome. If you want to bring a crate or an ex-pen, feel free. There's ample room for both humans and pups to stretch their legs along with inside facilities for humans and a wide open space for the pups.

Of course, fundraising is our goal. But, meeting and spending time with NEBTR folks and our four legged family members--priceless.

If you have any questions, please call Cynthia at 215-538-7667

Cynthia is the energizer bunny of Walmart fundraisers, we love you Cynthia! So come on out and support her continued great efforts that help us pay the vet bills!

And big puppy kisses to Cynthia and Joy for the good deeds:)

Relaxing for the Vazquez Family

George Vazquez comments on his BT family photo: "Thank God my rescues are Bostons and not "GREAT DANES" LOL KENNEDY, LUCY, AND CASSIE who I adopted from NEBTR."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Proposed Animal Shelter Law

The NY Legislature is considering a bill that would mandate shelters to co-operate with recognized rescue organization by releasing animals to them if pets are scheduled for euthanasia; also mandates clean livable shelters, socialization, toys, proper care and feeding, etc. Let your legislators know about this and, if you live in another state, see if it might be useful to introduce. If it is passed, it will be the toughest in the U.S. for shelters.\
The Bill number is A07312 if the search link above doesn't work, there is a
search engine on the Assembly home page, but the bill number is required.
In the Albany NY Capital Region proper animal care and cruelty are major issues due to the efforts of rescue organization, news media (especially the local ABC affiliate's weather man Steve Caparizzo's personal long time involvement in animal rescue and adoption), and animal welfare advocacy by a popular local Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.
Lately there appears to be a big push and unusual cooperation between the political parties to get animal protection legislation passed.

Pet Theft Legislation

Pet Theft Legislation

New York State Legislature is considering a law to make pet theft and abusing a
pet as a pawn in domestic violence a felony, with penalty resulting in prison
sentences of up to four years; good chance of enactment because both parties
support. Passed in the Republican controlled state Senate and now sent to the
Democratic controlled Assembly. Please write to your Assembly person to support
passage of this bill.
If you are not from New York, this a proposal that you may want to pursue in
your State. It is believed this may be the toughest pet theft bill in the U.S.
The complete news article is at this link:\
By the way, the Times Union has a section on pets that can be accessed on line
for free. Link is . Has numerous articles about pets
from all over the US, as well as columns, care, blogs, rescue links, etc.

Foster Evaluation

All of our rescue dogs are fostered and evaluated for a 2 week minimum to allow us to assess their personality and provide them with basic foundation skills - House/Crate training, basic manners - to ease their transition into new homes. It is our belief such work in foster care better prepares dogs for success and helps forms lasting bonds.
Sometimes our dogs do stay with us longer before we consider them ready for a new home, usually because they may have health issues that need to be evaluated and corrected or they require more socialization and training due to their history. Ultimately, this makes it easier for both the dog and the forever family to have a happy life together.