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PhoenixOn Wednesday, January 29th children and staff from the Phoenix School in Salem arrived at Northeast Animal Shelter, in what better than a trolley from Salem Trolley!
Children from Phoenix School are working on a project for the Salem Film Festival and chose to do a 90 minute video about helping animals. They needed a ride to the shelter and Salem Trolley made it happen.
“We had a great visit with the Phoenix School today. The children were so well behaved and asked great questions. They looked very professional with all of their film equipment.”, says shelter staff.
“This was a great Salem community moment. We couldn’t resist a photo op.”

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We lost our doggy Mario in November, and our household was quiet and sad without a special four-legged friend. We waited until late December and we decided to “just go see” what friends we could find at Northeast Animal Shelter. Our friends had adopted a dog from there not long ago and told us of a positive experience. We went on a Friday afternoon and Audie was the cutest dog of the bunch, but someone had pulled his card to apply to adopt him. We were disappointed, but decided to come back early on Saturday morning to see if he was still there. We went back, and Audie was still there! We were so happy. A few hours later we took home a sweet and cuddly guy and renamed him Ralphie. He is happy and loving and we are grateful that he is a part of our family!

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We came to NEAS the day after Christmas with the hopes of finding a dog/puppy who would round out our family….. after meeting several dogs we met Chocolate Chip (aka Adam). He was the one!!!! He is such a love!!!!! Even my daughter who has always been afraid of dogs loves him!!!! He loves to snuggle on the couch, sleep in his crate and play!!!! I never knew a dog could chew so much. The kids welcome their fur brother with open arms. He loves to jump in the beds and wake the kids and whimpers when the bus takes them away in the morning. We look forward to many years with him!!!!

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I adopted Maeve (formerly Thursday) at NEAS right before Christmas, and she has always been my Christmas miracle! She spent her first few days hiding out in my bathroom, but she was so curious and energetic that she ventured out into the rest of the house and made herself comfortable very quickly. She loves meeting people and playing. Coming home to Maeve is my favorite part of the day. She has literally changed my life. When we are at the vet’s, she is the “most popular kitten” because everyone thinks she is so adorable, and she loves the attention. I always speak very highly of the NEAS and I’m forever grateful for all of you.

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Parker (known as Beau at the Shelter) and my husband “locked eyes” upon entering the puppy room and it’s been a love story ever since. Our last dog was a rescue dog from Ohio who was just so loving and caring, and we couldn’t imagine ever having as sweet a dog as our Scout. Sadly she passed in 2004 and we’ve been dog-less ever since. We had been talking about getting another dog, but this time a puppy was on our minds. At the beginning of November we went to Northeast Animal Shelter with the intention of “looking around”. . . well one look at our Parker and we fell in love. He is so sweet, so smart and just the perfect fit for our family! Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter for all that you do.

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Our Bichon Carson was getting lonely because he is such a social dog, but he didn’t have many doggy friends. So we decided to adopt him a friend to keep him company. We found Libba (renamed Pepper) and fell in love right away. Carson and Pepper are bonding wonderfully! They love to run around and play tug-of-war, and sometimes even take naps together! Though Pepper had a cherry eye, Giardia, and she’s a bit on the skinny side, she is much better now! Her eye was fixed, she has finished her Giardia medication, and you can no longer feel her ribs right under her skin. Pepper is our little bundle of joy and love and she’s the perfect addition to our family!!

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My family got bruno when he was 8 weeks old. I was in the first grade. I remember telling everyone I got a puppy. Now I am 16, a sophomore in high school, and he is 9 years old.I still spend the majority of my time with him. He is the best dog I could ever ask for. He is a black lab mix. He puts up with the cuddling, the constant petting. Bruno always wants to play outside and run around the yard. When we bring him up into the wood to hike, run and snowshoe, he is always ready for a ride. Bruno is more then just a dog – he is a family member who I would not trade for any thing in the world. All of the animals want to find their forever home and Bruno found his. He did not just find his forever home; we found a family member that we couldn’t imagine living without!

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Maverick (formerly Matt, now Mav for short) is doing very well! Our whole family is in love with him. It was hard for us to convince our college students to return their spring semesters…neither wanted to leave Maverick.  At home, he has my husband and I and our 15 yr old daughter to love and care for him. Every time we go out, we get him a new toy…it’s like having a newborn all over again. He has not had any accidents in the house, he does not jump up to the counter, he waits patiently for us to finish dinner by sitting beside the table. He gets plenty of cuddle time on the couch and seems to love us all equally. He will happily pretend he’s a lap dog for any of us. His favorite place to lay is on our ottoman and he snores there quite frequently. He loves to chase the soccer ball and tennis balls. We use the tennis ball in the house and have finally trained him to release it when he brings it back so we can throw it again. He eats and drinks well. We honestly could not have asked for a better addition to our family.

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Early november we lost our long time companion of 13 years.  He was a rescue and filled our hearts to last a lifetime. Our other dog Miley (5 yrs) was mopey and lonely, having never been an “only dog.”  I started checking the shelter’s website and toying with the idea of getting another dog for her (and us). We found Dan, and renamed him Sheldon. At first Miley was indifferent to the new addition and seemed a little more sad in the beginning, but after about two weeks things changed…We caught them napping together and now they play together ALL the time! It was clearly Sheldon’s charming personality that won her over! They adventure together in the back yard, sleep together, and give each other kisses! We are thankful to have Sheldon in our lives. I think he rescued us more than we rescued him!

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We adopted our sweet girl Mazie (formerly Macie) on June 27, 2013. We learned she was originally from Arkansas and she was a bit skittish. Going thru her paperwork we learned she wasn’t yet a year old (about 9 months) and before her rescue and journey to NEAS she was scheduled for euthanizasia. Mazie is so sweet and lovable. She goes to doggie daycare once a week, loves to play and is a great cuddler. We are so grateful to NEAS for all that you do for our four legged fur babies. Thank you!