Animal Rescue, Inc.

October 2011
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Dear Friend,

Fifteen dogs and puppies, saved from certain death, arrived at Animal Rescue, Inc. on September 30, 2011. Upon their arrival, the task began of recording each dog into our logs and administering to their immediate needs. Most 

Part of the group the day they came to Animal Rescue, Inc

were a little hand-shy, some worse than others, but the lucky 15 could not contain their excitement and 15 tails wagged non-stop.

The response to our plea for help in fostering these dogs has been simply overwhelming! Thank you, dear people, for your willingness to open your
hearts and homes to assist Animal Rescue, Inc. in offering them a safe haven on their road to becoming normal dogs. The last two weeks have been spent grooming each dog and scheduling their spay/neuter surgeries. Several dogs have deep, open wounds between their toes from being housed on wire flooring and are currently being treated to alleviate their discomfort.

We are still working through the deluge of foster applications we received to determine the right home for each dog. If you haven't already received a phone call from us, please be patient. One of our representatives will be contacting you. There  

Kimmy, a cavashon, was one of 15 dogs rescued from the puppy mill.

aren't enough dogs to accommodate each applicant, but we'd like to discuss with you the possibility of fostering other dogs for us in the future.

Each of you who applied to foster are directly responsible for saving these dogs' lives. We could not have rescued them from the hands of the puppy miller if you hadn't stepped forward and offered to help. The dogs, though unable to verbally express their gratitude, are displaying their "thanks" with their wagging tails.     



Your Friends at Animal Rescue, Inc. 

One Eye, Whole Heart

bohBoh is a special soul. This Papillon mix was picked up in inner city Baltimore after a kind passerby noticed kids teasing the stray. We don't know if the children injured Boh's eye or if it had become damaged another way, but Boh's eye had to be removed. Boh was transferred from BARCS to Animal Rescue, Inc. where he's been awaiting his forever home for the past few months.

Boh has special needs. While he's compensated for the loss of his eye, he has some spunky little dog attitude that makes him unsuitable in a home with other dogs or small children. Ideally, Boh should be in a home with one other person. He would make a great apartment dog for a single person!

Boh is boisterous and likes to bark at strangers. He can get a little "growly" but doesn't bite. Boh is always happy to see us in the morning and will cry until we pick him up. Once he's in one of our laps, he climbs up to our neck and burrows in deep for snuggling. He's even more loveable if you have potato chips! He's a fantastic dog with a few minor personality flaws. But then again, he's that way because of being abused. Wouldn't you like to give Boh a home? For more info, contact us here

Looking for a Volunteer
                 Organizational Specialist!

tshirts"What's that?" You ask? A Volunteer Organizational Specialist is someone who donates his or her time to organize spaces at the rescue! We're looking for someone who can straighten and display items in our gift shop, handle "event" boxes before and after events (packing t-shirts, key chains, bracelets and then unpacking them after the event), cleaning out storage areas and more. Be a part of a huge effort to help animals! Any amount of time given will help! E-mail us here or call (717) 993-3232x222 for more details.

Get Her Spayed Before It's Too Late
Kittens are cute but there are never enough
homes for them.

Fall is a great time to trap and spay that female cat in your neighborhood. Likewise, it's a good time to get old Tom in for his neutering. Alice S., a resident sponsor and supporter of Animal Rescue, Inc., wrote in to remind us that cats can get pregnant at 5 months of age - that's last Spring's kittens! Likewise, mothers and sons can breed, and fathers and daughters, too! Yuck! Don't wait until it's too late. Get them "fixed" today. Right now, ARI is booked for females through November, but you can call later this month to reserve a December appointment at (717) 246-8842 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings only from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can also visit to search for more shelters in your area that have low-cost spay/neuter programs.

Banshee is in the Big House

Animal Rescue, Inc.'s Banshee has been enrolled in the HOPE program for several weeks but no one has been interested in this bright, beautiful girl!

This 2-year-old Basenji mix is obedience-, crate- and house-trained. She loves people but would prefer a home of her own with no other pets. You can learn more by visiting the HOPE website here

It's Never too Late for a Second Chance
Left to Right: Olivia, the media manager, Jody, a dog caretaker, and Annie hang out at Dogs' Day in the Park last weekend.

Annie had been at our rescue for years. We were told by her previous caretakers that she would chase and kill cats and ground hogs. During her time at the rescue, she was "cage aggressive" with other dogs and would bark and pace when a dog came near her run. But Annie was perfect with people. She loved playing ball, going on walks and (old habits die hard) jumping up to share a kiss with her caretakers. So when a couple showed interest in adopting Annie, now 10-years-old, we were high-fiving one another in the back office and keeping our fingers crossed. The day she went home felt like a victory for everyone, especially Annie, whose tail wagged as she awaited the rest of her life with her new family.

At Dogs' Day in the Park earlier this month, we saw a familiar face. It was Annie! Not only had Annie been freshly groomed and was donned in a pink sweater, but she was there with other dogs! Since being out of the rescue, Annie is tolerating other animals ... even the neighbor's cat! We are so happy to see this girl finally have a normal life!

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In This Issue...
Puppy Mill Update
One-Eyed Dog Looking for Love & Potato Chips
Are You Organized?
Do Your Part: Get Her Spayed
It's Never Too Late for a Second Chance
Upcoming Events


Rabies Clinic

October 22

Maryland Line Fire Hall

Maryland Line, MD 

 Click here for more details 


Halloween in the Park

October 28, 29

Codorus State Park

Hanover, PA


Volunteer Dog  

Walking Seminar

November 5

at Animal Rescue, Inc. 


A Christmas Shimmy

Bellydance Show!

December 10
MGM Dance Studio  

241 N. Main St
Shrewsbury, PA   



Thank you!
Kaci, an adult beagle, served as our mascot. She's awaiting a
forever home!

We would like to give a special thanks to everyone who participated in our largest event of the year Dogs' Day in the Park! We raised more than $9,000 at the event with the help of 1,000 attendees and 60 rescues and vendors. The rain certainly didn't wash away the fun! We'd like to give a special shout out to our sponsors! You can see the list of sponsors on our website at



Help Us Stay
Warm this Winter
Romeo, a long-time resident, enjoys snuggling on his Kuranda bed.

Winter is coming and our dogs are in desperate need of large Kuranda beds and large dog igloos. Kuranda beds keep the dogs off the floors and are easy to wash. Over the years, our Igloos have broken down, been chewed on and are just worn out! If you have an Igloo that you would like to donate, please call the rescue at (717) 993-3232 or drop it off during office hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to donate a Kuranda bed, you can donate one at a low price by clicking here.

Kuranda Dog

Saying Goodbye


We'd like to say goodbye to Ralphie, a familiar face and mascot of Animal Rescue, Inc. Ralph served as friend and protector to humans when they entered our dog yard and made sure all the other dogs were kept in line when they were acting too rambunctious. He was a protector and friend. Ralphie succumbed to a brain tumor this past weekend. We miss  

you, Ralphie.



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Animal Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 35
Maryland Line, MD 21105
(717) 993-3232

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