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As we walked around the “kitten room” at NEAS, none of the kittens caught our eye until we got to Leeloo’s kennel. The little 8 week kitten was sticking her tiny paws out and mewing at me. I put my fingers between the bars and she immediately started to rub against them and purr. She was so happy to be getting attention and affection. I knew then that we were meant to take her. As soon as we brought her home she started running around and playing with her new toys and then took a nap in her big comfy kitty bed. She is now 5 months old and is as adorable as ever. She hates being alone, she follows someone around the house at all times. Playing fetch with pompoms is her favorite activity. She is excellent at snuggling under the blankets at night. She is great at giving kitty kisses. She can also be quite mischievous! She loves to rip all the toilet paper off the roll. She climbs on the kitchen counters. And one time she was playing on the edge of the toilet seat and fell in.
Leeloo is an incredible, playful and loving kitten and will grow up to be an amazing affectionate cat. I am so happy to have her in my life and that I’m able to give her a safe and loving home. Our life together is just beginning. I can’t wait to see what great adventures and memories we will create together.

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It’s hard to believe this 4 month old puppy was returned back to the shelter after being with a family for 2 weeks. We fell in love with him instantly and could not imagine our lives without him. My 12 year old son Jonathan is his best buddy. Jake (previously Cooper) sits outside his bedroom door every morning and waits with him outside for the school bus. Jake enjoys going to work with me at the animal hospital twice a week. He loves the nurses and has no fear of the doctors. Jake also loves to run around with his 4 dog cousins. This weekend he may sleep over his grandmother’s house with Jonathan. Jake has been a wonderful addition to our family. We feel honored to have been able to rescue him.

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Ten years ago in January I adopted Scoobie doo and he has been my best friend since. For three years he lived with a dog friend. Then we had to move. I have always wanted another dog to keep him company. This past November I was looking for a friend for Scoobie, and adopted Skye.  Skye (a/k/a Paula) is perfect. They sleep together and Scoobie doo plays again like a puppy. Skye follows Scoobie around like a little sister would to a big brother. : )

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We adopted Rocket (formerly Patrick) from the shelter at the end of October.  He instantly became best friends with everyone, and especially Nightcrawler, our other male kitty. He loves cuddling, playing in the shower (go figure), watching birdies on YouTube, and trying to steal food! He’s the perfect fit for our home and we love him sooooooo much 😀

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On December 14, 2012 I went to the shelter to meet Tiko. I had just lost my beloved cat, Garrett, a month earlier. I wanted to adopt an older pair of cats, but there was something about Tiko’s picture; I couldn’t get him out of my mind. I kept looking at his picture for a couple of weeks. On a Friday evening after work, I decided to go meet Tiko. When I walked in the cat area there were so many gorgeous, friendly cats trying to get my attention. I visited with a few on my way to find Tiko. When I found Tiko, he was huddled in the back of the cage and didn’t move when I approached.

I took his card and Julie opened his cage so I could pet him. He proceeded to hiss at me, swat me and bite me, then cowered in his litter box. Tiko was so scared. I felt he needed a good home where he would feel safe and loved, so an hour later he was on his way to his new home in NH. It took him a day to settle in and then he proceeded to take over our home. He is such a loveable cat, craves attention and loves his stuffed animals. Tiko is a curious, playful little guy and a wonderful addition to our family. He makes us laugh and brighten our days! I want to thank the person who fed, befriended and took him to NEAS. And, thank you NEAS for all that you do and for taking Tiko in so that he could find his loving forever home!

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My husband and I adopted Atticus (formally Crumpet) in the summer of 2009. He is now about to celebrate his 5th Christmas with us! He is smart and loving! In 2010 we moved to to Virginia and adopted a friend for him named Trillian.

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We love him so much!! Here’s a picture I took of him laying by the stove…  He’s fitting right in and is almost potty trained. Thanks!!!

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On December 23rd 2012 our beloved Sequoia passed away at the age of 16 1/2. (He was our first adopted dog from NEAS — Baby Ruth was his name). Along with him a little piece of our family died too. His companion Cherokee (also from NEAS) of 4 years missed him terribly, so we decided it was time to get her a new friend to love and share our home with, so off we went. Cherokee picked a female puppy who was 3 months old.  The shelter had named her Sparkle, but we renamed her Sierra.  Cherokee was a little unsure at first, but very soon little Sierra had not only won Cherokee’s heart — she had won ours.

Sierra also has 2 litter mates – adopted by other families – and we arranged a reunion.  All three have brought nothing but JOY, LAUGHTER AND LOVE TO ALL THREE OF OUR HOMES. These siblings will never have to worry about some one to care or love them for the rest of their lives. Sierra is fresh, has a goofy smile, loves belly rubs and is the fiercest protector. She licks me every morning to wake me up and demands  hugs at night before bed — what a way to melt away the worst of any day or situation — It’s like she is saying, “Don’t worry Mommy, I’m here, everything is going to be OK.”

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We adopted Lucy (formerly Brownie Girl) a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier, she has made a great addition to our growing family! We came to the shelter not expecting to bring a dog home that same day. She was only one to come up to lick our hands through the cage. We knew right away she was the one and we brought her home that same night! She knows how to turn any bad day into a happy one.  She loves to cuddle and roll on her stomach to get her tummy rubbed. She loves going for walks and loves the dog park. Although shy and quiet at first, she warms up to you pretty fast. She brings a smile to our face everyday! Thank you NEAS!

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I looked online when I decided it would be a good time for me to get a dog. I went to your website and saw Drako’s face and I knew he was the dog for me. I have had him for a little over a month and I couldn’t be happier. He is a fun and playful dog who also loves to cuddle!