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We went to NEAS shortly before Christmas looking for a cat to adopt. Our 4 year old daughter had been promised that if she completed potty training we would adopt a cat. Having grown up around cats all my life, a 5-year span of not having one had felt like a lifetime, but we were ready for a new four legged friend.

There weren’t many to choose from that night, but Jenna suggested we look at the two cats in the community room. Frankie (formally Francis) was napping but agreeable to Jenna waking him to meet us. He is the most laid back cat I have ever seen! He just goes with the flow and was soon interacting with all four of us and in no time we had him purring.

From the first night it was as if he’d been a part of our home for years. He visits with each of us for lovings, makes rounds to sleep in each of our rooms at night, LOVES our pellet stove and napping on the top of the couch. Frankie greets us and any visitors with a couple meows and lots of leg rubs. We couldn’t have been more lucky to have him pick our family. Thank you Jenna and NEAS for getting us together.

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Ruckus has completed our family perfectly. Luna is his older sister and they are like 2 peas in a pod. Luna helps me watch over Ruckus and makes sure he doesn’t get into trouble. One day I needed the dogs out of the bedroom and Ruckus didn’t want to come out so Luna went in and grabbed the rope toy he had in his mouth and led him out by it. We took a trip a trip to PetEdge with the kids and Ruckus got so upset looking for his big sister Luna when she took a walk outside the store. They are inseperable. He was the perfect addition we were looking for. ♥♡

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Macy is doing great! We adopted this 12-week-old shepherd mix a month ago as a little sister to our 5-yr-old pug/Boston Terrier, Maya. Turns out they’re both southern gals from Alabama. Macy settled in quickly and started sleeping through the night after a few days (which was nice for us). She’s happy with her crate and is almost completely house-trained, which was our first order of “business.”

She and Maya have bonded very well and Macy learns a lot from her big sister: proper play, toilet habits, walks on leash, etc. They play together constantly. Even though Macy has now gained the size advantage, Maya’s still the boss. Their favorite game seems to be “jawing” at one another like canine sharks, growling and circling and jousting (but never hurting). They also like to play tug of war with any toy one of them has. These games are great fun and also help to wear them out!

Overall we’re delighted with Macy. The adoption process went smoothly, even though you were very busy on that Sunday. She’s been a welcome addition to our family and we look forward to many years of good times together.

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Meet Honda the kitten who was found under the hood of a car in a parking garage in Boston on Wednesday night.

RandyKitten Found Under Hood of Car was working at a parking garage in Boston. He and his friend heard kitten cries and were searching for where it was coming from. They finally narrowed it down to one car – a Honda CRV. They started searching under the car but couldn’t find the kitty. The went into the building and found the owner of the car. She came down and popped the hood and there – sitting on the engine block – was our new friend Honda!

This morning, Honda is happy to be safe and warm. Honda has been evaluated and it is determined he is in good health and about 16 weeks old. His fur is dirty and scruffy in spots so it looks like he had been outside for a while. We are so grateful to Randy, his friend, and the cars owner for making the extra effort to save a life.

This is an important lesson to car owners to make the effort to bang on the hoods of their cars before starting it up especially this time of year. Cats are seeking the warmth under the hood and may not make any noise for you to know they are there.

To adopt Honda or to donate to help for medical care, please contact Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970, www.neas.org, or 978-745-9888

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We Adopted Bristol around April. This is our second dog adopted from here. Bristol is a pure joy she is a great dog and loves to go for walks, even when it is 17 outside and snowing. Great with the teen boy’s and loves when their friends come over. She is always in a playful mood.

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We adopted Callie today and kept her name for starters.  She has instantly become part of the family.  I want to thank NEAS for helping us add baby Callie to the family and I can’t wait to watch her grow up.

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We adopted Bodhi (Golden retriever mix originally named Schwinn) on December 17, 2013. He is absolutely amazing! He fits so well into our family, which now consists of 2 dogs and 2 cats. He is gentle, kind, and loving. Our other dog is head over heels for his new “brother.”  I’ve also never met a dog more grateful than Bodhi. He is truly one of a kind. Thank you NEAS!

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We adopted Lily from you in March 2013. Lily has made us feel like our family is complete. She is docile, loving, cuddly and absolutely perfect. She is definitely a girl’s girl and is so pretty. She’s daddy’s girl, our son’s little princess, our other poodle Tobey’s favorite playmate and napping mate, and her mommy’s BFF. Here she is wearing her new dress on her first Christmas with her forever family. And yes, she got a dog toy (a cloth doll) to match! Thanks again for helping facilitate the completion of our family! 🙂

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The happiest moment for our home was including Chewie. He has the run of the house and brings us joy everyday. We will always be grateful NEAS for bringing Chewie to us.

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We adopted Penny over 6 years ago. She is my best girl. All of our pets are from various shelters, but Penny is the queen in our home. We now have 3 cats and 1 dog and Penny keeps everyone in line, or maybe it is the other way around? She is loving and fits right in. We all sleep together every night and during the day they all find a way to nap together! She is such a good girl, I could not imagine our lives without her.
Penny is a mini doberman. She is not really aggressive, but boy she lets us know when someone is at the door or if a car goes by the window! I hope someday when we have our own house again we will adopt another small dog to be a part of our family. Penny would like that.