| Dear Friend,|
As we reach the end of 2010, we wanted to bid farewell to the year on a positive note. We couldn't think of a better way to do this than by giving you a glimpse at the faces of the animals whose lives have been changed because you believe in our work.
Our year has been filled with financial struggles, disappointments and hardships, and these happy endings give us the courage and fortitude to stay strong in the face of adversity. We wish the same for you and all our extended Animal Rescue, Inc. family.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday and wish you a prosperous New Year!
Your Friends at Animal Rescue, Inc.
|Frannie Gets a Second Chance|
"We love Frannie so much! Thank you for letting us adopt our beautiful girl Frannie! She was the most fantastic Christmas present we all could have received. She is such a wonderful, gentle loving girl. She has adapted very well and fits right in like she has always lived with us. We are so happy she is part of our family!"
Francesca was returned to ARI after spending 10 years in a home. Her family's excuse? They were getting too old to care for Frannie Girl. Then a Christmas miracle happened: Frannie went home to her new family on December 24, 2010 and it sounds like she's doing great:
|Ginger is All-Smiles!|
Sometimes, pit bulls get bad reputations as aggressive canines. We at ARI know that pit bulls are a sweet, obedient breed that can get along with humans and other critters. Check out Ginger, who has a few friends human and otherwise:
"This is Ginger. She is a very sweet pit bull [we] adopted in 2001 from Animal Rescue, Inc. She lives with three other dogs and two humans and had made us all very happy! Thank you, Animal Rescue!"
|"Bring the Catnip, Please!"|
We all know kitties tend to put themselves in the least-convenient place possible for us humans. In your favorite chair (the "throne"), on top of the dryer (the "bun warmer") or in the sink (the "water-less whirlpool"). And Marc Jacobs has made no exception!
"Thank you for giving me the most precious cat ever! Marc Jacobs brings soooo much joy to my life!!!"
|Naomi Stays Toasty|
Naomi had a rough beginning. She was surrendered to an open-admission animal shelter in Maryland. Her leg was broken, but her enthusiasm for life shined through. When Naomi's time was running out, the shelter transferred her to ARI. Naomi went home and was returned once before finding her forever home.
"I adopted Naomi from Animal Rescue, Inc, in July and she celebrated her honorary 1st birthday with me in September. She is a happy, insanely cuddly puppy and I'm so happy to have her in my life. How can you not love that face?"
|Life Isn't Scary for Tessa, Anymore|
Shy souls need a home, too. Cats like Tessa sometimes have trouble finding homes because their quiet personalities tend to be overlooked by potential adopters for more outgoing cats. But the truth is, cats like Tessa make excellent companions for quiet homes. The appreciation for a kind head pat and a bowl of food is endless for these understated creatures.
"We adopted Tessa from you 11 years ago. She was all the way at the top of the outside enclosure, looking very scared. She's still a little skittish. She's doing great and loves to carry on a conversation with you and sleeps in my lap at all times."
|L.C. Goes From Katrina Survivor to|
Queen of the House
In 2005, thousands of people were displaced due to Hurricane Katrina. And the animals of this natural disaster suffered as well. L.C. was one of many dogs Animal Rescue, Inc. saved that year from the inundated shelters in the hurricane-affected area.
"We just wanted to share a picture of L.C., one of the Katrina dogs. I adopted her about 2 years ago, she has been a great asset to our family! She shares a home with a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. She sleeps most of the day away, and gets up only if there's food involved! She will go on walks but prefers to sit on the porch and watch others walk by! Thank you for giving us such a fluffy blessing!"
|Young Love for an Old Dog|
ARI has seen senior dogs like Frannie (above) come back to our rescue after years in a home. It's a stressful change for dogs and cats who come back, but this will not be the case for Mr. Barney.
"This is Barney, who I adopted from ARI about 10 years ago. He's an old man now, but still goes swimming and loves his walks. He's a happy little hound, and I love him dearly."
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Have your own happy ending? We'd like to hear it! Write to us here. And remember to include pictures!
ANIMAL RESCUE, INC. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of abused and abandoned animals.
Our "Shelter for Life" is home to hundreds of homeless dogs and cats while they await their new adoptive homes. No animal is ever euthanized because it is unwanted or because of the inconvenience of care.
We also provide supportive services to pet owners and pets in times of extreme hardship with the goal of keeping the human-animal bond intact. We also offer pet-assisted therapy, humane education and spay-neuter surgeries, believing that prevention is the key to controlling pet overpopulation.
Donations to Animal Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible.
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