Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Pawsative Experience

With the warm weather upon us, it sure feels like spring has sprung. The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, and the grass is greening. Although the Katandy Triple Threat Calendar lists March 13 as the start of spring, the average bear doesn't come out of hibernation until the official start of spring on March 20. Congratulations to those of you who found the intentional mistake! Give yourself a paw on the back.

Speaking of paws, I helped "man" our Dog Scout Troop 161 booth at PawsAbilities yesterday. PawsAbilities is a two-day community celebration of the ways dogs can brighten lives. This annual, charitable event benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Newman  Scout in Training − demonstrates his commitment to always having at least two clean up bags with him. Good Boy!
Experienced Dog Scouts Rowdy and Ransom
take a break to smile for the camera 

I also spent some time speaking with volunteers at the Adopt A Boxer Rescue booth and meeting Eve, a special needs boxer who has had a "ruff" start in life, including several surgeries for ACL tears. 

Meet Eve, a special needs boxer in AABR's care

Adopt a Boxer Rescue is an all-volunteer charitable organization formed to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned boxer dogs within the northeast United States. AABR's Mission mission includes hands-on rescue, as well as education. AABR strives to inform others about the realities of pet ownership, promote neutering, and encourage responsible care.

AABR is a collective effort of volunteers working together, pooling resources, and sharing goals. As many of you know, Roger and I have done some fundraising for this important organization in the past which included raising $1,000 to help Sassy Mae who suffered severe injuries from a dog attack last spring. Won't you please consider helping us help boxers by making a tax-deductible donation today. No gift is too small. 

Checks can be mailed to:
Adopt A Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 423
Harrison, NY 10528

Or you can donate using PayPal
The safe and easy way!


Anonymous said...

I just want to say thanks to everyone who came by the Adopt a Boxer booth at Pawsabilities & spent a few minutes getting to know our Eve, and to those who have donated to the rescue on her behalf. She is one amazing little girl, who still has a long road to recovery. She's counting on you all to keep her in your prayers and to help her financially. She still has a total knee replacement looming over her. It's her last chance at a real recovery. A special thanks to Newman on the Town for your kind support of AABR.

Linda Eve's Foster Mom

Anonymous said...

Newmie ~

I am so proud of you for all your public service. It's part of what makes you so special to me.


Anonymous said...

Newman -

Thanks for your plug for AABR. It's really great!!! I feel like we are always begging for money. This past year has been worse than normal for us - with medical bills, especially for the senior dogs who need a wonderful place to spend their retirement. Anyway, thank you very much for all your help!!! Begging with those big brown eyes of yours always helps.