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Successful Adoptions and Featured Pets

Sweet Sissy’s Story

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When Sissy was surrendered to to us the first thing our staff noticed was how unbelievably cute and sweet this six year old little girl was. Who could resist those big brown eyes! However, after careful observation they realized that despite Sissy’s happy demeanor there was something terribly wrong. Sissy…

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Do You Believe in Angels?

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  Twelve-year-old Sami was born at the Animal Welfare League and quickly adopted. She lived a very happy life until her owner passed away and she was returned to the shelter.  Sami was clearly grieving the loss of her long-time friend and was very uneasy with all the noise and chaos that…

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Hope for Victoree

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Hi!  It’s me, Victoree! You probably don’t recognize me.  When I first came to the shelter I was what you might call a “fixer upper”.  I had a severe case of domodectic mange.  I had no hair, just sores all over my body.  Left untreated, I would have died.  I…

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Dusti

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SHE HAS NO REASON TO TRUST but still she does.  Dusti’s condition when Animal Control brought her to the  Animal Welfare League was heart wrenching.  She was severely underweight, her muzzle, neck and ears were covered in open wounds,  she had a large puncture wound on the top of her head…

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Adopting a “Rock Star”

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In an apartment building in Queens, N.Y.  Judie Moffa was searching the Animal Welfare League website looking for a dog.  It had been a long time since she and husband Joe had been able to enjoy the companionship of a furry best friend.   Apartment living, long hours at work……  But…

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Charlie – A life Transformed

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  “Come on, Charlie, let’s go.” <Yawn> We’re going somewhere? It’s early for a walk. But he’s got the leash. We’re going somewhere! “Come on, Charlie, NOW.” You know my joints and legs don’t move as they used to. But I’m so excited we’re going somewhere! Now I’ve got my…

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A Girl Named Smitty

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How does a pretty female cat end up with a name like Smitty?  Not so strange if you know that 80% of all orange cats are males.  An orange female, while hardly rare, is still unusual. Smitty came to Animal Welfare League after her owner, who was 91, passed away. ...
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