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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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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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Shelter Shoe Collection Drive to Raise $ for Pets/Programs & Reduce What Goes In Landfills

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The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is running a shoe collection drive starting NOW through May 14th 2016 – to raise funds for our pets and programs. We’ll earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit the shelters pets and programs. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes  simply drop them off at the shelter! All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses…

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Jeez – When it rains it pours – and bad things truly happen in 3’s 🙁 … the week AFTER we received the news that Greg and Bobby both needed orthopedic surgery to correct their knee/s – Canelo came to us from Puerto Rico…. Sadly our vet noticed he was having problems walking…. (thankfully after a dose or two of “doggie aspirin” he was doing a LITTLE better) and off to the Sterling VCA he went for x-rays…. Canelo is the 3rd puppy in 2 weeks who is in desperate need of major orthopedic surgery – and at an enormous…

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