August 2013                                                                                  


GSP logo



Beach dogs  


Welcome to the dog days of summer! Surprisingly, the oppressive heat and humidity are gone and the August days are warm and the nights cool. (We won't talk yet about the approach of fall for those of you who are still spending time at the beach!) 

It's been a good summer for us. Numerous dogs have been taken in, many have found their forever homes. More are on their way to us in the upcoming weeks. We're here for them in whatever capacity they need us, and we thank you for that. For helping us in whatever way you can in order to make this Rescue work.

We thank you and the dogs thank you. :-)

Have an excellent rest-of-the-summer!

Celeste,Audrey and Michele                         GSP Rescue NE Board of Directors 

Passages: Jerry MacLeod



Sad news to report about Jerry MacLeod. Jerry was a testament to GSP Rescue NE volunteers who recognized a very special dog with a joy de vivre. 

Accepted into our program as one of three dogs who had been surrendered by his owner, family members told us Jerry had a bite history. We weren't going to accept him into our program because of his "history" but when our volunteer Shannon Milliard was at the home to evaluate the other two dogs she found Jerry was a love of a dog and she championed for him to join our rescue family.

Senior boy Jerry went into foster with the MacLeod family and it was love at first sight. He was a gentleman and just a happy, noble dog who fitted in as if he lived there all his life. Soon after Jerry came to live with the MacLeods it was clear that Jerry wasn't well. Diagnosis was our worst fears realized: the dreaded C thief who steals so many of our GSPs.

The MacLeods kept Jerry comfortable and took it one day at a time. There were good days and bad days. It was clear that Jerry's time was near. I am heartened to say that Jerry became Jerry MacLeod shortly before he passed in his loving mother's arms.

So eloquently written by Janice MacLeod, "We've been greatly blessed to have Jerry MacLeod in our family. We've enjoyed his love and we've loved him. We've celebrated life as family. What more could we ask. God made this one special dog and there was only one of him. We were the one family privileged to foster and adopt him. And I guess, Jerry and I knew in our hearts that he was adopted long before yesterday."

So Jerry MacLeod, you were loved and cherished right to the end. 

Godspeed noble boy, run with the angels and thank you for sharing your life with us.

-- Celeste
Eukanuba, Iams Recall

A recall has been issued for several varieties of popular Eukanuba and Iams pet food.


The Procter & Gamble Company has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry dog and cat food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.


This issue is limited to the certain Iams and Eukanuba dry dog food, and Eukanuba dry cat food.


Click HERE to see a list of all brands affected. 

Free Birddog Seminar!

 RI birddog seminar


Bissell To The Rescue!



Click HERE for more information on


Judy: The Prisoner Of War

war dog  

Judy, the mascot of several ships in the Pacific, was captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp where she met Leading Aircraftsman Frank Williams who shared his small portion of rice with her.


Judy raised morale in the POW camp giving alarm when poisonous snakes, crocodiles and even tigers approached.
She was smuggled out in a rice sack when the prisoners were shipped back to Singapore, she never whimpered or betrayed her presence to the guards.

The next day the ship was torpedoed.


Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole in an attempt to save her life, even though there was a 15 feet drop to the sea. He made his own escape from the ship, not knowing if Judy had survived. Frank Williams was recaptured and was sent to a new camp without news of Judy's survival. However, stories began being told of a dog helping drowning men reach pieces of debris on which to hold.


Williams was giving up hope of finding Judy when she arrived in his new camp. "I couldn't believe my eyes. As I entered the camp, a scraggy dog hit me square between the shoulders and knocked me over! I'd never been so glad to see the old girl. They spent a year in Sumatra.

"She saved my life in so many ways. The greatest way of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look at her and into those weary, bloodshot eyes and I would ask myself: What would happen to her if I died? I had to keep going. Even if it meant waiting for a miracle."

Once hostilities ceased, Judy was smuggled aboard a troopship heading to Liverpool. She was awarded the Dickin Medal, "the animals' VC", in May 1946. Her citation reads: "For magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness". 


At the same time, Frank Williams was awarded the PDSA's White Cross of St. Giles, the highest award possible, for his devotion to Judy.

Frank and Judy spent the year after the war visiting the relatives of PoWs who hadn't survived; Frank remarked that Judy always seemed to give a comforting presence.


Judy died at the age of 13. Frank spent two months building a granite and marble memorial in her memory,which included a plaque which told of her life story.

In This Issue

Quick Links

Help Us Help Them
foster logo


GSP Rescue New England now has a presence on Facebook. Go to:

Look Who's Been Adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are: Jerry, Chance,  Lucy, Benson, Tucker, Zac,Katie, Seth, Tic, Zuke and Malibu!


Hooray for the dogs!! Hooray for their new families!! :-) 


Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from: Susan McFarland.  


Thank you all for your generosity!

Thank You, Donors!

For those who have graciously made donations to GSP Rescue NE and would like a receipt, please contact Celeste.


And, once again, a big THANK YOU to you all. :-)

 Help Us With

Our Year-Round Fundraisers




Zeppa Studios designs and produces unique gifts for dog and other animal lovers. 


Their Project Rescue was specifically created to help rescue groups earn money and for customers to save money!


Enter the coupon code for German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue New England (GSPRNE) during your online check-out or mention it to the customer service rep when ordering by phone. Customers get 10 percent off their order, GSP Rescue NE will get 20 percent. 


For information or to see their product line, go to ZeppaStudios  


Book Donations Needed

   Book bin

 GSP Rescue NE is joining with Got Books? as a new means of fundraising. Got Books? works by placing bins for recycled books in parking lots. If you have a parking lot with one extra space for a bin please contact Celeste.

This is a one year commitment. All you have to do is donate the space and call Got Books? to empty the bins when they're full.  

Rescue gets paid per pound of books. Got Books? will work for rescue through active participation by the GSP Rescue organization and the community.


Requirements are:
1. Safety - The bin must be placed in a safe location for drivers, pedestrians and participants
2. Location - The Got Books? container should be visible to your members as well as the surrounding community 
Successful programs establish a plan for getting books from the community. Posting information in the weekly program and bulletins, posting information on your website, and alerting local paper
about the Got Books? program and what Rescue is raising the money for. Every organization is unique and there is more than one way to accomplish the task of getting the books in to the Got Books? container.


Got Books? is a great way to increase recycling and earn extra money for programs within Rescue.  


For more information on Got Books? or if you have room at your business to house a collection bin, contact Celeste.  

Dog Door Discount!

 Hale Pet Door logo

GSP Rescue New England is listed among rescue groups and shelters that have participated in Hale Pet Door's Rescue Rewards program. 
The Rescue Rewards works this way:  When  customers let Hale know that they adopted a pet (either recently or in the past), they receive a 10 percent discount on the cost of their Hale Pet Door.  And then Hale makes a donation for that same 10 percent amount to the organization that the customer tells them about.


In 2010, Hale donated more than $20,000 to rescues and shelters all over the country.  

For more information on Hale pet doors, go to

COMEDY CORNER