On a weekend in July, we took a turn into the parking lot at NEAS and found the newest member of our family. Daisy, who also answers to her endearing nickname ‘The Nugget,’ is a wonderful, spirited Chihuahua. She has been a perfect fit for our family. Daisy loves her older brother, Sammy, our Labrador. They play together, chase squirrels, fetch sticks, and are often found side by side. Sometimes we wonder if Daisy thinks she’s a Labrador! We are so happy to have found her 🙂
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Last Sunday, we came in with hopes of leaving with a new best friend, and that we did. We adopted our little 8 week old puppy (formerly Mike) who we named Shane. He’s such a happy boy and so fun, and playful. His favorite things are cuddling up on someone and taking a nap, or playing with his toys. I’m so glad we came in, and found him, he truly is a best friend and a little lovebug.
Our Family can’t say enough or how much we love Ramsey and enjoy having him in our home and part of our lives. He is a very playful and loving puppy who enjoys sleeping right along side of his family. He has recently been to the vet for his first check up where he was given a clean bill of health. At 10 weeks he is doing very well adjusting to a schedule and working with us on his daily training. Soon he will be starting his obedience classes which will help him mature into a great adult. We are very happy to have found him at NEAS and we are very lucky to have him in our hearts and home.
This video reflects what it’s like to work or volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter. We care for, love, and cherish the dogs that come through our doors and remember them long after they are gone, gone, gone to their forever homes!
Massachusetts wants more red tape. Rescue groups and shelters face higher costs and many obstacles to adoptions. Read Boston Globe Article and Northeast Animal Shelter’s Letter to the Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Please be on the lookout if you see someone with a young black kitten, stolen from our shelter! Watch the NECN News Report.
Ruby and her puppies had been dumped right outside a veterinary clinic – so close to the care they needed — yet hours went by before a care worker found them and brought them in from the elements.
Once safely inside, the dogs were given food, water and immediate medical attention. It was then that the vet discovered that Ruby’s left hind leg had been broken long ago — most likely as the result of being hit by a car. The bone had fused back together improperly, causing her great agony.
Sadly her chronic pain, in addition to the stress of caring for her three tiny pups, left Ruby too weak to undergo surgery to correct her injury. Not wanting to give up on her, the vet decided to postpone the procedure so that Ruby could grow stronger.
When it was finally time to fix Ruby’s leg, however, the doctors once again hit a road block. During the operation, they found that Ruby’s bones were brittle from the malnutrition of a rough life on the streets. The normal procedure which called for placing two metal pins into the leg for stability was impossible.
After a great deal of thought, the vet chose to put one pin in rather than amputate her leg. And while it was not the perfect solution, Ruby was able to walk two months later! And even though she limped, the heroic dog was finally out of pain.
With Ruby recovered, and the puppies all adopted into loving families, it was time for the deserving dog to come to Northeast Animal Shelter through our Puppies Across America Program…and find a forever family of her own.
Ruby stayed at the Shelter scarcely one week before the Thompson family discovered her warm and generous spirit. We told them of Ruby’s complications — that she was healed but would forever walk with a limp. They willingly accepted the responsibility and challenge of the adoption.
Now the Thompson family reports that Ruby is at the center of their very happy lives. Asked about how she is faring with her leg, Ruby’s adopters were pleased to tell us that, despite her disability, Ruby has the distinction of being the “fastest Chihuahua in the neighborhood!”
From the very beginning, Ruby’s rescuers were determined to save her life…because they knew there was a place where this wonderful dog would be given a second chance.
“At 4 O’Clock all 13 puppies will be put down unless you send a transport.”
In all her years at Northeast Animal Shelter, Betty had never received a call like this one. With so little time and so much at stake, she knew she had to act fast.
Betty knew that anything could happen to these young pups if she wasn’t able to arrange a transport. While we are proud to be a no-kill shelter, many facilities throughout the U.S. have kill rates as high as 90%.
She immediately called a horse transporter she knew who was willing to help. But, finding help wasn’t the only bump in the road before the puppies were transported. Just as she thought the crisis solved, bureaucratic red tape in the state where the puppies were located barred their departure.
Betty told them that she wouldn’t rest until each and every one of the 13 puppies was transported safely to Northeast Animal Shelter. She told officials about our 32 years experience, the over 90,000 rescued animals we have paired with adoptive families, and the support of people like you who help make it all possible.
Less than one hour before the deadline, the officials relented and the puppies were sent on their way.
We know you’re as pleased as we are that forever homes were found for each and every animal! It’s hard to imagine the fate of those 13 puppies had Northeast Animal Shelter not stepped in to help.
Your support will pay for truck transport or airfare so we will be able to arrange even more extraordinary rescues like this one.
Betty didn’t give up because she knew she had to save 13 innocent puppies. We hope her determination inspires you to make a commitment to Northeast Animal Shelter.
I think Abbigail is a typical puppy, chewing on everything, getting over excited when the kids play with her etc. She has picked me as her main human and we will go on walks and cuddle. She even tries to sit on my lap like the cat, except she’s too big for that already!
My son has been so great with her which is surprising as he was always more weary of dogs in general. He always asks to take her out to the bathroom and has been really good with listening and doing it the way we’ve been training her to keep the consistency. My daughter is loving her too but she gets too overwhelmed when she jumps up since when the dog jumps up she’s taller than my daughter. We hope to do a puppy class with her to learn how to break that habit as well as teach her the basic dog moves.
I have been following your facebook page for a while knowing we eventually were looking for a dog when the time was right for us. We love what you guys do for all of the cats and dogs, and love reading about it on the page as well. Everything from our first step in the doors to the adoption was perfect and you were great helping us when we found Abbigail. We had a lot of questions as new dog owners and you answered them all for us. Kudos to you and all the staff there at NEAS. We have told everyone where we got her and how great it was, and my brother and sister in law will be coming down soon to look for themselves as well!
My son was trying to think of the perfect name for his new kitty. He decided on Rin which means bell in Japanese. Rin is a love and extremely high energy kitty. Her sisters are getting used to her. They are all very spoiled cats and rightfully so. None of the three are aggressive at all, so welcoming a new sister was not a problem. Even though Rin spends most of her day running around, she has still managed to gain almost 2 lbs since we’ve had her. Rin loves her new home, complete with tons of cat toys and 2 huge cat trees to play on.