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In Early October, 2013 College Writing 2 classes from NSCC Danvers came to visit the pets at NEAS. They have taken on helping the pets at NEAS as part of their course curriculum.  40 participants came and spent the morning learning about NEAS and visiting with some of the pets waiting to be adopted. They returned to class to complete their initial writing projects. Students were asked to write wording from one of our pets to a potential adopter. Click here to read the Animal Bios they created. NSCC Animal Bios 1, NSCC Animal Bios 2, NSCC Animal Bios 3, NSCC Animal Bios 4, NSCC Animal Bios 5, NSCC Animal Bios 6, NSCC Animal Bios 7, NSCC Animal Bios 8, NSCC Animal Bios 9.

group shot 2 group shot 1 Robert WardCaitlyn TranRafael Espinola Sarissa Olsen

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My family which includes 7 children were home during the last snow storm of 2013 in March and everyone was getting a bit claustrophobic. We decided to head to the animal shelter and see who “new” had arrived. We had been looking on line but lets be honest, not many people want to allow a large family with so many kids adopt a dog. When we went to the shelter I think the volunteers were a bit stunned and apprehensive as we started to wander around we turned the corner and saw Mia the boxer shivering and scared that was when we knew she needed to be part of our big family. The minute they brought her into the meet and greet room we knew we were hooked. Of course we thought she would stay off the couch, and never sleep in our beds. Let’s just say that never happened. Mia makes coming home every day a bit happier and a bit brighter. She is our 8th baby. Life would not be the same without her.

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I adopted Delphi from  Northeast Animal Shelter in May of this year. I knew from the second I saw her on the website she was the pup for me. I could not wait to get her home and settled. The first few weeks were an adjustment period for her (she spent 7 weeks in a cone because of an unforeseen ear operation) and for me, but in the end I could not be happier with bringing this little girl home. This country bumpkin’, she was rescued from Georgia, is now a proud Bostonian.

She spends her days sunbathing on the floor, destroying toys and waiting to see her friends at the dog park on the weekends. All of Delphi’s friends are big dogs as Delphi thinks she is despite weighing in at 17 lbs. She is a big dog trapped in a little dog’s body. Ha ha!

This month is her “birthday” and I am overjoyed knowing she will be spending her first birthday (of many more!) in her fur-ever home. Delphi is just the sweetest little girl anyone could have asked for. She is spunky, friendly and a true character. I even keep in touch with her foster family! Everyone who meets Delphi just loves her as much as I do. I can’t imagine not having Delphi as a part of my family.

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In August of 2009 my family and I adopted Jessie from your wonderful shelter and we’ve been madly in love ever since. When our family decided to adopt a dog we had all intentions of getting a 12+ week old puppy. We arrived at the shelter before it opened so that we could have our pick of the group. We were welcomed into the facility and were immediately taken to where the dogs were kept. I walked from cage to cage looking for that perfect addition to our family and I walked right by Jessie’s (Frances’) cage. My husband called out “I think we should take a look at this one” because she was “talking” to him…not barking or crying but talking. We spent a little bit of time with her in a room and fell in love. We were told she came from Puerto Rico and she was 10 months old..she was not the little fluffy puppy we were looking for, she was even better. She’s so sweet and such a wonderful companion….I can’t imagine our home without her!!! Northeast Animal Shelter is an amazing place and I would highly recommend them.

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We adopted Molly one week before I had to put my Rat Terrier down who was suffering from Lymphoma. I went to the shelter “just to look” to help me with my sadness. I didn’t want a puppy and thought I would look at older dogs. I passed Molly’s cage and she was laying down not very enthusiastic. Being a nurse I stopped and looked closer. I asked if I could see her. She was polite but didn’t really interact much. She waged her tail and appeared happy but didn’t seem to have any attachment to humans. I fell in love but was so torn. She was only 3 months old and my husband was out of town. After three hours of deciding I took the plunge and have never been happier with any decision as much as that one!! One year later, Molly is happy, very attached to us all and is the love of our family. It really helped me with the grieving of my late dog Cosmo. Molly is a beauty.

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We adopted Brownie (now Paco) right before Halloween. The ladies at the shelter were kind enough to let us bring him home to meet our two senior dogs and see how they all got along. Well they all got along fabulous and still do. He has been such a joy and has made our furry family complete. He is the sweetest most lovable chihuahua. We are so happy that we brought him home!! Thank you NEAS!!

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My Husband Mark surprised me by going to the shelter and adopting a beautiful coon Cat named Polly. Mark renamed her Spook. We love her so much and she brings so much joy and fun to our household. She is a house cat , but we wanted her to be able to enjoy some of the outdoors, so we let her out on the roof and she loves it! She brings in Leaves from the gutter as gifts for us… sometimes my living rooms ends up with 10-15 of them. … its soo funny. I am so thankful for my husband by going to your wonderful shelter and adopting.

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I was heartbroken when my 21 year old cat passed in 2011 and I missed him terribly. On my local cable station, I saw pets up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter and I knew I needed another furry family member. One night after work I went to the shelter and fell in love with the many cats and had such a hard time making a decision. I would have taken them all if I could. As I kept walking around struggling to make a decision, not wanting to leave anyone behind, my beautiful Princess stuck out her paw from the cage and that was it!

I guess you can say she chose me and I am so glad she did, I love her so much and it feels like we have been together forever even though I just adopted her October 5, 2011. She is so trusting and gives back so much love, I just had to give her the name she deserves, hence the name change to Princess (formerly Veronica). She has adopted all my family and friends who love her dearly.

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Back in June of 1998 I adopted Jasper (a.k.a. Peanut) from the shelter. When I first met him he was on hold for another potential owner but I returned the next day and he was available again. I took him home that night and he has been there for me ever since. We have moved several times over the years and he has gained some cat and dog siblings along the way. Hard to believe it has been over 15 years but he just had a checkup and is doing great. 🙂