Jimmy was formally Asgard. I picked him up last August 17th during the open house NEAS had. Someone had brought his blue card back as I walked into the room. He was sitting in the far left corner of his cage and just looked sad. I immediately grabbed his card because I thought there was no way I was leaving without this gorgeous pup! I took a small lap around the other dogs knowing I had the one I wanted. He has come so far this past year! We’ve hiked so many mountains and met so many new friends both humans and dogs! I have so many more photos on one of my other flash drives of him hiking the ridge lines of the white mountains and going to the beaches in P-town as well! I love Jimmy! Thank you NEAS for helping me find my forever best friend!
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A Poem about our Bear:
We met our Little Bear on March 1st
He actually avoided us
But he made our hearts burst!
We took him home to the woods of Maine
Pretty soon he started to come when we called his name
We followed all the tips the shelter provided
To put some of that anxiety behind him
We gave him time, space, and treats
Now he snuggles on our bed and sleeps in peace
Running on the trails through the woods
Canoeing and hiking does him good
Always by our side and making us smile
Growing more confident all the while!
I adopted Mater about 2 years ago and he is my best friend! I take him on hikes up mountains in New Hampshire because he’s a very active dog. He became my emotional support animal about a year and a half ago. He is very good at understanding my anxiety and comes right up to me when I need help. He is very intelligent and I appreciate you guys for giving me my best friend!
We adopted Rosie (known as Gidget at NEAS) five weeks ago, and she’s everything we hoped fore and more! Rosie is settling in really well. She loves to go on long walks and is very well known at the dog park. Thank you NEAS for helping us find this beautiful, loving dog. She’s now in her forever home. We love her so, so much!
Louie, renamed Logan, is doing great! His two big feline sisters are starting to warm up to him. We forgot just how mischievous kittens can be. He stole a piece of steak right off my plate last night! Logan is great with our kids, and is already best friends with our dog. We are thrilled with our new addition, and look forward to the love he brings for years to come. Thank you NEAS!
Naturally, everyone who works at NEAS is an animal lover.
However, we definitely have our favorites! And one such pet was Bunker. This friendly, goodnatured guy was surrendered last November when his beloved owner lost his home and was unable to find lodging that allowed dogs. They were both devastated by the parting.
Which may explain why Bunker was having such a difficult time adapting to a shelter environment and desperately needed somewhere else to stay until he was adopted. The ideal foster family was found and he was immediately welcomed into a gang of five canine brothers and sisters. Bunker’s wonderful smile soon returned.
Despite blossoming at his foster home, new situations made him nervous, so Bunker continued to get overlooked by potential adopters. After waiting eight long months to find a home to no avail, his foster mom decided he wasn’t going anywhere – Bunker belonged right where he was! He would become a permanent member of their family.
Nowadays, Bunker loves going to the park with his mom and canine siblings, going on long walks, lounging, and cuddling with his people. We’re so happy Bunker finally found his forever home.
When someone needs to escape domestic violence, they often delay leaving because of concern for their pet’s safety if left behind.
Today, Northeast Animal Shelter’s new partnership with Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) is removing an important barrier.
When a survivor is ready to leave, NEAS will work directly with HAWC to place their pet in a vetted, safe foster home, while the owner settles into a more stable living situation. NEAS provides these pets with food and medical attention, and covers any other expenses that may arise while they are in our care.
After the pet owners have settled into safe housing, we provide them – as well as any HAWC client struggling to feed their pets – with pet food on an ongoing basis. Sara Stanley, Executive Director of HAWC said, “Great things happen when local nonprofits work together. This program will save lives.” We agree!