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4th Mass Animal Fund Day – FREE Spay/Neuter for Qualifying Pet Owners

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Is the cost of spay/neuter surgery a financial hardship for you or your family?  Our on-site vet clinic’s next MA Animal Fund voucher day is scheduled for Wednesday November 14th 2018 – details below! For questions/or to schedule your appointment email sterlingshelterclinic@gmail.com  or call 978-422-8449 If you have questions about a dog or cat’s eligibility to receive a voucher, please see the MA Animal Fund’s ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY CHART  below The Mass Animal Fund dedicates a significant portion of its funds to helping low-income residents who receive assistance through state programs (TAFDC, SSI, VS, SNAP, WIC, etc.) obtain spay/neuter surgery for companion animals free of charge…

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Don’t Judge a Dog (or cat) by its Breed: Why Personality Matters More than Looks

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For those of us lucky enough to have a dog close by for most of our lives, the idea that you can’t judge a dog by its breed probably goes without saying. For people new to the dog world though, there is a huge misconception that certain breeds of dogs are bound to behave in a specific, pre-determined way. Placing a stereotype on something we don’t fully understand seems to be a part of human nature that we cannot get rid of. The ease of placing a generalization on a subset, dog breeds in this instance, seems too hard to…

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We are in DESPERATE Need of FOSTER HOMES….

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  Our shelter is revamping our FOSTER PROGRAM and is in need of adding potential FOSTER HOMES for both dogs and cats! We provide all the supplies and medical care – you provide the love… Foster home provide TLC, provide love and care for the ones that might be to small/young to be spayed/neutered, help with socializing animals that may be shy or need some basic training and manners or to help nurse a pet/s back to health so they can be adopted. Our foster program saves hundreds of lives each year. Interested in fostering? Print out the FOSTER FAMILY APPLICATION…

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OUR SHELTERS AMAZON WISHLIST an easy inexpensive way to help!

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We have updated our much needed wish list on Amazon – these are all items that we are always in need of and are pretty inexpensive These items will definitely help our furry friends and our staff to keep them clean and healthy… the best part is you can help right from your laptop – computer or cell phone. You simply order it and Amazon will do all the rest including delivering the items right to our shelter! Please consider donating an item or two from our wish list at http://a.co/6K8X0PB

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