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  "Saving Moore Animals"

 

          Dog Days of Summer!!

                 September 2011

   

 It's a Miracle!

 

Earlier this summer, a Blue Merle female Great Dane was brought to our Shelter as a stray. Severely underweight and malnourished, we named her Miracle... and in retrospect, that was a very appropriate name.  Over the ensuing months, we helped her regain her health, pack on some badly needed pounds, go on walks to develop those muscles, and of course, once she had her health, she was spayed.

 

Photo on the left:  Miracle, the day she arrived at Moore Humane Society

 

Photo on the right:

Miracle, heading home

 

 

 

 

And now, the happy ending that we want for all of our animals actually came true for this sweet dog!  This week, she walked through the Shelter door with her adopter!  We take great joy in knowing that her life will be filled with love and security.

 

We thank all of the volunteers who spent time with Miracle, walking and socializing with her, as she regained her strength and trust in humans. 

 

Have a great life, beautiful one! It is a miracle!

 

 Taffy and Her Pups  

 

Two weeks after giving birth to five puppies, Taffy, a Dachshund mix, was surrendered to an Animal Control facility.  We brought her and her litter (three males and two females) to Moore Humane Society. The pups are about five weeks old, and will soon be available for adoption.

 

While we don't know the identity of Taffy's mystery admirer and can't be sure of the pup's lineage, you can tell at a glance that they are too cute for words!  And if Taffy is any indication, they will grow up to be gorgeous/handsome dogs! 

 

Stop in and meet these cute and cuddly canines! Bet you can't walk past their kennel and not stop to pet them!  Bet you can't pet just one!

 

 

 

 Bosco, Chunky and Tyson

 

A stray female Lab/mix wandered onto a man's property and gave birth to a litter of pups. Although the gentleman fed the mother for several weeks, eventually she refused food and died a few days later. He tried to care for the orphaned pups for several days, but brought them to Moore Humane Society. 

 

We placed the pups in a foster family with other dogs, including a recently adopted Dachshund pup.  The older dogs have done a great job of introducing the pups to family life! 

 

Bosco, Chunky and Tyson are now about six weeks old and appear to be a Chocolate Lab/mix.  They are discovering the joy of chew toys and taking walks with the other canine members of the family!  With such a busy household, the fun never ends!  Update:  Chunky has found his "fur-ever" home!

   

A Conversation with Volunteer Ed Greene


Seven years ago, Ed Greene left New York State and headed south.  "I couldn't take the snow or taxes any longer," he quipped.  "While in NY, I volunteered as a driver for the Red Cross, so when I moved here, I felt the need to do something, to give back.  Then Patrick, my 12 year old Yorkshire Terrier, passed away, and I was grieving, I felt a huge void in my life.  Anyone who has lost a companion like that can relate."  Lucky for us, Ed decided to volunteer at our Shelter, working with dogs. (Seen at left with his buddy Taska)

 

"The best part about volunteering at the Shelter is the satisfaction I get.  I love to find an animal who is cowering in the kennel, backing away from the door, peeing out of nervousness and anxiety.  I make that dog my project, working with him until he's gained self-confidence, stands upright, and greets me with joy.  Seeing the difference I've made is the biggest reward."

 

"And animals give back to you.  Working with these dogs made me realize that I needed another dog in my life, that I was ready.  I adopted Abby, who in many ways seems to be the reincarnation of Patrick!  I feel fortunate to have her."

 

"I would advise anyone who loves animals and wants to volunteer to just do it!  Don't think about the difficulties, whether the time is right, etc... just do it!  It's always hard to try something new, but we have a core group of volunteers here who can help you, guide you. Jump in and feel the rewards!"

 

    

 Sandhills Dog Training, LLC and Moore Humane Society Join Together to Offer Dog Training Classes at the Pooch Park!

 

Sandhills Dog Training, LLC is offering four introductory obedience classes - two adult classes and two puppy classes - for a fee of $20.00 per class.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to Moore Humane Society.  It is an opportunity to help the Shelter, socialize your dog, learn some basic skills, and spend quality time with your pooch.

 

For more information about the classes and registration, visit http://www.moorehumane.org/DogTraining.html

 

Classes are limited to ten participants, so don't procrastinate!

 

Puppy Classes:  Saturday October 15 at 4:00 PM and Wednesday October 19 at 11:00 AM (sign up for one or both)

 

Adult Dog Classes:  Saturday October 22 at 4:00 PM and Wednesday October 26 at 11:00 AM. (Sign up for one or both).

 

Sketch Your Pet While Helping Homeless Animals

 

  

Get a head start on holiday shopping for the animal lovers on your list or treat yourself to an amazing sketch of your best friend (and help Save Moore Animals at the same time)!  While New England artist ShawnaLee Kwashnak specializes in portraits of horses, her portfolio also includes beautifully rendered images of dogs, cats, birds... in fact, all animals are welcome! 

 

Portraits are drawn from photos emailed to the artist.  The sketch comes mailed (14 in x 11 in) and ready for framing.  This offer is available from September 15 through November 30, 2011. 

 

For more information, click on http://moorehumane.org/ArtistSketch.html

 

 

 

Donations Instead of Birthday Presents!

 

When Max Epstein was planning his 6th birthday party in late July, he asked his Mom if friends could bring donations for Moore Humane Society animals instead of presents for him.  Mom okayed the idea, as long as younger brother Nik agreed to do the same thing for his 3rd birthday, two weeks later! When the boys delivered their gifts for our cats and dogs, Max told us the idea came from a classmate who did the same thing for her birthday!  We LOVE this idea, and thank Max and Nik for caring about animals.  We also congratulate their parents for instilling the spirit of giving at such an early age! (Photo: Max, with kitty Noah, and Nik)

 

Help Moore Animals 365 Days a Year!

 

The Monthly Giving Program makes it easy for you to help homeless animals 365 days a year!  Plus, it's an easy and convenient way to donate.  Simply make your monthly pledge online and each month a specified amount will be charged to your credit card or debit card.  You determine the amount and you may cancel at any time.

 

Benefits:

♥  Allows you to make a more substantial gift by spreading the donations out over the course of the year.

♥  Reduces printing and postage costs, thus cutting down on administrative costs for Moore Humane Society.

♥  Provides a more convenient donation option than sending a check through the mail, which also costs you time and money.

 

Your monthly contribution will go directly to work, helping the hundreds of dogs and cats passing through our shelter this year. Help us continue our lifesaving work by joining today!

Mark Your Calendars!

 

PetSmart Adoption Weekend, September 17th and 18th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Stop by and say hello to our pooches and kitties; you may just find your next best forever friend!

 

Moe's Southwest Grill Fundraising Dinner, Aberdeen; September 23rd

Moe's donates 15% of the tickets left in the donation box to Moore Humane Society.

 

Autumn Fest, October 1st, at the Downtown Park, Southern Pines, 9:00 to 4:00 PM

We'll have a display table and dogs and cats for people to admire!

 

Holly Fest, October 15th, in Pinehurst Village, 10:00 to 4:00PM

Come on by, say hello, and check out our gorgeous cats and dogs!

 

Shelter Challenge Round 3 Voting Continues!

 

The third round of voting ends September 18th.  Friends of shelters are invited to vote once a day, every day; winning shelters are those receiving the most number of votes. We are currently in 6th place for NC shelters; please help us jump up to the top 5 in the state! Vote once a day, every day. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a difference for us. Vote today!  

Coming in October:  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

 

 

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Moore Humane Society
PO Box 203  |  Southern Pines, NC 28388
moorehumane@embarqmail.com  |  www.moorehumane.org
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