Alumni Photo Gallery
We're always interested in hearing from folks who have adopted our pooches and kitties, providing them with "fur-ever" homes! We'd like to make this a regular feature of the e-newsletter, posting a few photos each month, so keep those updates coming! (If you'd like us to post the story of your adopted furry family member, please send your photo as a jpeg file to firstname.lastname@example.org .) If you already emailed us a photo, but don't see it in this issue, keep your eyes peeled... we will post as many as space allows!
Cheerio, adopted in the Spring of 2011, was always the Peace Maker at the Shelter; he was the dog who got along with everyone! And he was the one who first brought shy little Cherry, our rescued Pit Bull, out of her shell, luring her into play. They became yard mates and good buddies! Here's Cheerio with his owner, a week or so before Christmas, delivering presents for his old pals, and passing on best wishes for a "fur-ever" home for each of them.
Zeus and Pilka were both rescued from the Moore Regional Hospital campus. Zeus was feral and wanted no part of human contact. Pilka was rescued along with her brother, Winston. She was grossly underweight and somewhat dehydrated. Zeus and Pilka were fostered together, quickly becoming buddies, and were adopted by their foster family. He helped her heal her body and grow stronger. She helped him heal his mind and learn to trust people. "And the two of them helped me heal my soul," says their Mom! Look at them now... could life get any better?
Allie (L) and her beagle sister Sadie know there's nothing better than gnawing on a monster sized dental bone to pass away a quiet afternoon! Allie was adopted as a puppy in early 2011. She successfully completed Puppy Training and is enrolled in Intermediate Dog Training.
Hello, Lola! We heard that she kept her owners up one night because she was chasing the balls around the billiard table! When they checked on the commotion, Lola shot a ball into the side pocket, then stuck her head in to see where it went! They continued to watch as she moved the balls around with all four paws! And Lola, like most females, is fascinated with jewelry... or maybe it's hiding jewelry that is the real attraction, to the dismay of her owners. In self defense, they bought Lola her own baubles, and hid the true family jewels!
This is Sadie, formerly known as Daffy, who was adopted as a puppy back in June 2009. Now, at 2 1/2 years old, she is a 65 lb "princess." She can be quite demanding, loves being the center of attention, and moans if she doesn't have her "blankie" and a cookie at bedtime! She loves swimming, dock diving (she's a member of the Carolina Dock Diving Club), and playing Frisbee. She is in training for Agility Trials in 2012. Sadie loves her big brother Milo (a rescued black Lab/mix) and her kitty siblings.
This is another Sadie, formerly known as Tilly, who was adopted in early 2011. Her owners tell us that she gets a lot of exercise, accompanying them on their daily runs. She has learned to walk well on a leash, enjoys the dog park and everyone there! And of course she's well loved by her family! Seems to me I've heard this "Exercise, Discipline, Affection" philosophy before... Yes, it's Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's mantra for a well balanced dog!
In December 2010 Waylon (L) found his "fur-ever" home! He loves sleeping in bed with mom and dad, relaxing in the yard, spending time with sister Sallygirl, riding in the car, walking everywhere (especially in Rassie Wicker Park), and playing with his neighborhood friends! He is in regular contact with his litter mate Willie, who lives nearby!
Beefeaters' Super Bowl Party to Benefit Moore Humane Society!
It's Game Time, folks! Join us at Beefeaters in Southern Pines on Sunday, February 5th for a super Super Bowl Fundraiser, kicking off a great year for Moore Humane Society!
Tickets are $500/couple, which includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and open bar…. PLUS... four chances to win BIG in a drawing at the end of each quarter! (And we do mean BIG: the drawing amount is $5,000 for each quarter!) Put on your game face! Don't wait for the two minute warning! For more information and to reserve your (possibly) winning number, call Beefeaters (692-5550) or Richard Frye (315-1800). With four drawings and numbers from 1 to 120... well, let's just say the odds are far better than the lottery!
By the way...
If your ears are ringing, it may not be an auditory problem... you might be hearing chainsaws running! Moore Humane Society has begun site work on the NC Highway 22/Waynor Road property... site of our future Animal Welfare Facility! Stay tuned...
Pet of the Month: Smokin' Joe Frazier
Last November, we received an emergency call about a stray dog that had been attacked by the caller's Pit Bull. We rushed to the caller's home and found Smokin' Joe Frazier (called Frazier, for short) bleeding from bite wounds. We rushed Frazier to the after hours emergency veternarian for immediate care. We learned that Frazier required stitches, staples and a drain tube.
After weeks of pain relievers, antibiotics, and loving care, Frazier was on the mend! On his first day in our play yard, he felt well enough to romp with a staff member!
(Photo, right, Frazier at PetSmart)
A customer was so taken by his happy go lucky demeanor that he bought Frazier a huge stuffed teddy bear, which Frazier carried as he strutted up and down the dog food aisles!)
How can you help Smokin' Joe Frazier? Stop by the Shelter to say hi and see what a great dog he is. Then tell your friends... Frazier is hoping to share his love with a wonderful family!
A Fond Send-off to Melissa Nixon
Lead Volunteer/Volunteer Kennel Attendant Melissa Nixon can't begin to count the number of baths she's given our cats and kittens (or the number of ears she's cleaned) over the past year! When her husband Nick was deployed to Afghanistan, she volunteered her time and energy.
“I’m a mover, I can’t sit still for two hours petting a cat or a dog,” she explains. “I need to be doing something. When I started as a volunteer, I explained to the staff that I was used to caring for cats. If I noticed that a kitten needed a bath, I’d check with the staff, get the okay, then run the bath water. A kitten may not love a bath, but most don’t hate it as much as people think! Caring for cats is second nature to me; it seems like I’ve been doing this forever!”
“I encourage all Volunteers to become more involved. Tell the staff about your interests, what you can do to help. Then step in wherever you’re needed. It’s all part of helping these animals find homes.”
We are happy to learn that Melissa’s husband returns home at the end of this month! Since Nick has been re-assigned to Fort Campbell, the couple will be moving to Tennessee. We will miss you Melissa! Come back often to visit!
Want to join our volunteers? The first step is to attend the Volunteer Orientation. Please visit our website at www.moorehumane.org and click on the Volunteer tab. Register to attend and we'll be in touch!
If you would like to help out as a Volunteer Kennel Attendant, please contact Diane Lisevick, our Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com .
Still Giving Thanks...
As we approached the closing of 2011, we thanked the many friends and businesses who helped us in so many ways throughout the year. In addition, we'd like to express gratitude to the very generous members of Moore Humane's Pooch Park in the Pines for gifts of food, toys, leashes, collars, sweaters, beds, blankets and so much more. Thank you, everyone, for remembering our animals and for expressing your care and concern in so many ways.
As you know, the need doesn't end with the holiday season. If you would like to give a gift for Valentine's Day, please see Taska's Valentine's Wish List, below!
Taska's Valentine's Wish List
After consulting with all of the pooches, Taska compiled her Valentine's Wish List. "Given the time of year, fashionable sweaters are appreciated," she stated, modeling a hot pink number which a friend gave her during a chilly November PetSmart Adoption Event. "Not every dog can wear pink but it does happen to be my power color," the fashionista reported.
- Advantage flea treatment for dogs
- Small and medium sweaters/comfy coats for dogs
- Pet Food: Purina Pro Plan
- Stainless steel puppy bowls
- Canned puppy food (ground, not chunky please)
- Canned dog food
- Shampoo for puppies
If you were to ask Taska what topped her Personal Wish List, it would be a place to call home... preferably a quiet place with a True Love who holds only a passing interest in physical exercise! Taska is our most senior resident. Although she is young at heart, it's past time for her to find her True Love and leave the nest! Can you help this sweet grande dame?
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