Charley

August 2010: During the summer months Charley finds it difficult not to get overexcited and playful. So to keep him cool his adopted mother, Christina, took him to the pool for the first time. She held him tight since this was a new experience for Charley. She was surprise how calm he was considering he was never in a pool before. Sometimes he over exerts himself, and his family makes sure to provide him with some pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort he may have with his legs. Then at the end of the day he will curl up with Oreo to rest and perhaps take a nap together.

September 2010: We are happy to report that Charley is in very good health. He was at the Animal League recently for a photo shoot and was as handsome as ever. His adopted mother, Christina, was happy to bring him in and show him off. It is a stressful time when he has to leave the security of his home, but all in all we could see he liked being the center of attention. The camera crew was so patient with him. We are happy that Charley is in a loving home.

October 2010: Charley is a very handsome black Labrador mutt-i-gree (mixed breed dog) and we are happy to report that he in good health. Now with the cooler weather here, he spends more time in the backyard under the shade of his favorite tree. He adores his adopted mother Christina. When she comes home from work, he’ll yelp until she comes over to pet and hug him. Charley is eating well and enjoying all that life has to offer.

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Bonnie

August 2010: Good news, Bonnie has not had a seizure in a while! She continues to take her medication to prevent these episodes. All the volunteers and staff take great efforts to keep Bonnie in a calm environment to prevent any recurrence of her seizures. She remains a content cat that enjoys cuddling with the volunteers and veterinary technicians that care for her in the shelter; she likes plenty of attention and has no problem demanding it! She also enjoys the comfort of her fancy duplex home with plenty of space to lie around and play. However, every so often she does venture out and prances around the cat room in the shelter. She is very social in the company of people, no so much with other cats. The proof was at the photo and video shoot we had recently at the Animal League. All the attention from the camera crew was very calming for her. Bonnie continues to take her medication like a good girl and is closely monitored.

September 2010: Bonnie adores her duplex home in the Animal League’s shelter with plenty of space to move around. She seems quite content and comfortable. Bonnie isn’t a very social cat when it comes to other cats but she really enjoys the company of people. The proof of that was at the photo and video shoot we had recently at the Animal League. All the attention from the camera crew was very calming for her. Bonnie continues to take her medication like a good girl and is closely monitored.

October 2010: Our Bonnie is doing very well and is a favorite in the shelter Cat Room with the volunteers and staff. She is the first cat that is let out of her cage for playtime every morning – something she feels she is entitled to this because of her seniority! She spends a good part of her day patrolling the Cat Room. She even has a job –“Correction Cat”. She lets the kittens and younger cats know who is boss – and gets the respect she deserves from them. If a kitten or rambunctious cat is getting a little out of hand, Bonnie takes over and shows them how an Animal League cat is expected to behave! All the volunteers and staff watch her closely so she won’t get too excited. She has been seizure free for several months now.

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Sara

August 2010: NEW TO PROGRAM! Sara was rescued from the debris of a fire. Sara had burns covering the surface of most of her body. She was dehydrated, extremely painful, and had harsh lung sounds from smoke inhalation. Sarah also had hematomas in both ears. Her eyelids were burned off as well as the tips of both ears. She underwent multiple extensive surgeries to repair her burned skin. Sara was also treated for pneumonia secondary to smoke inhalation. She will need medications for her eyes for the rest of her life since her eyelids were damaged and she can no longer produce adequate tears to hydrate her eyes. Her lungs may be more sensitive to developing infections or allergic problems in the future. Since most of Sarah’s skin is scarred and she is not able to regrow hair, she should wear sunscreen when outside. Sara took part in the Animal League’s recent photo and video shoot. Soon you will be able to see up-to-date photos and video of your favorite Sponsor Program pet through the upcoming launch of the Animal League’s new website slated for later this year! It seems that Sara is a natural in front the camera. Her behavior was impeccable and she showed us that she knows exactly how to pose to show us her best features. She adored the camera crew, wanted to play with everyone and didn’t want the experience to end. Medically (and thankfully!), Sara is coming along very well and we hope that she will find her permanent and loving home soon.

September 2010: Sara took part in the Animal League’s recent photo and video shoot. Soon you will be able to see up-to-date photos and video of your favorite Sponsor Program pet through the upcoming launch of the Animal League’s new website slated for later this year! It seems that Sara is a natural in front the camera. Her behavior was impeccable and she showed us that she knows exactly how to pose to show us her best features. She adored the camera crew, wanted to play with everyone and didn’t want the experience to end. Medically (and thankfully!), Sara is coming along very well and we hope that she will find her permanent and loving home soon.

October 2010: We are happy to report that Sara is healing well and is in good spirits. It seems that she has regained her strength. She can only be walked by Animal League’s staff and volunteers who are ready for a dog that loves to run and often pulls them along. After Sara’s harrowing ordeal, you would think that she would be timid and untrusting, but she is just the opposite. She loves being around people and she is ready to enjoy life to the fullest.

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King Fritz


Dear Valued Friend,

North Shore Animal League America regrets to inform you of the passing of our beloved and royal canine companion, King Fritz.

Fritz became a member of the Animal League’s Sponsor Program in 2006 when his owners passed away and he was left alone. Frightened and confused, the Animal League rescued Fritz from his unfortunate situation.

We found that Fritz had numerous health problems including, dental disease, severe arthritis, a dry eye condition and bladder stones. But it only took one look into his huge, sweet eyes to know that we would care for him forever. Not only was Fritz given all the medical care he needed, he was also given a new family to call his own.

As one of the most senior dogs in the Sponsor Program, Fritz was awarded the title of “King.” King Fritz was a very distinguished gentleman. His small frame showcased a handsome apricot-colored Pekinese coat, which was only rivaled by his particular brand of charm.

It comforts us to know that King Fritz led a full and happy life. He won the love of many people and enjoyed what each day had to offer. King Fritz was a little dog with a huge heart, and everyone who knew him will miss him dearly.

The Animal League would like to thank Fritz’s family, friends and Sponsors for caring for him so lovingly. We will remember our fuzzy friend forever, and we know that all of you will, too.

Sincerely,

The Sponsor Team