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Path for Paws – Paved with YOUR Milestones and Memories

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The Path for Paws is the name for The Sterling Shelters ENGRAVED BRICK PROGRAM. The bricks that will line the path represent symbolic milestones in the life of a person-pet-or special event.. While donors can quite literally, pave that path brick by brick, it’s the inscriptions on those bricks that makes the program so meaningful. Sterling Shelter’s PATH FOR PAWS Fundraising Campaign is underway and is ongoing YEAR ROUND. A permanent memorial and life-saving idea to celebrate your special holiday/s-birthday-graduation-weddings-births-anniversaries or just a great gift idea! YOU can Help us, help those who need us… Recognize your pet/s, honor a family member,…

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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th – August 21st

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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th 2016 is Black Cat Appreciation Day Hundreds of shelters nationally will be celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th. Our shelter will be celebrating the beauty of adopting these ebony beauties as well! To celebrate in OUR way – our shelter will be offering: $17 off any adoption fee for cats 1+ years or older for any black cats – or cats with BLACK in them. Because we think this is such an amazing way to celebrate the most common colored feline we are NOT ONLY CELEBRATING for 1 day – but will…

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Important info for pets you love…Heat – Pavement -and BBQ’ing Safety

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Every year, countless dogs die after being locked in vehicles. On a hot day, the car can reach deadly temperatures in just minutes. A quick stop at the grocery store or post office can quickly turn into a tragedy for your pet. Cats and dogs are especially vulnerable because they cool off through the pads on their paws and by panting. In extreme heat they can experience liver, nerve or brain damage, heart problems, and even death. BOTTOM LINE – SEE SOMETHING….SAY SOMETHING – CALL 911. YOU MAY SAVE A LIFE  Don’t forget the heat also affects the pavement our…

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP MISS MAGGIE MAY…???

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This little girl has luckily beat the odds thanks to the amazing medical care she’s received around the clock 24/7 by the vet team at VCA’s Boston Road hospital in Springfield MA. Meet Miss Maggie May! Maggie came to our shelter from Puerto Rico – rescued by the wonderful volunteers from All Sato Rescue after being rescued off the streets she was cared for until she was able to be flown to our shelter…. And at only 14 weeks old Maggie has been through quite a lot. Shortly after her spay Maggie developed a severe surgical complication that progressed to…

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