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Sent: October 31, 2016

Telephone/Text: 256-302-3823
P.O. Box 1095 Dawsonville GA 30534-0022
All Donations Are Tax Deductible

"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.” ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” Wesley Bates

Dear Friends,

As those of you who receive our letter via email know, we were forced to send you an appeal asking for your help in providing food for our dogs and cats. We want to thank Vicky Murphy and several other supporters for responding quickly and purchasing food by credit card. We are providing the following information of how to order food for us from this store. If you are able to use this method to help us, we would very much appreciate it. We are able to get food the same day you order it, which is a big benefit to us. Of course, any type of food assistance is very much welcomed!! We must never let these wonderful animals go hungry!!

DeKalb Farmers Cooperative
The number is 256-878-3261.
We buy the black bag Sportsmix, 55 lb bag. dog food
They sell Science Diet cat food in 4 to 15 lb. bags.
Be sure to say you are purchasing food for ALL CATS.
A Volunteer will pick it up.

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Someone left two beautiful puppies at the shelter. They look like wiener dogs with long ears. They have on flea collars and are the fattest little things. The Fe-Ex man (Sam) said a man pulled into our yard, got out holding the puppies and simply put them down by our truck, got into his truck and drove away. Sam said he yelled at him to wait a minute but was ignored. He was going to ask the man for a donation. Sam is a great guy. He takes time to pet the dogs and brings them treats. They know his truck and go running to him every time. He is very good with them.

I am sure these puppies will be very adoptable, but they must visit the vet to assess their health and be spayed/neutered. Your support to pay the vet bills for these services is badly needed. Please help if you can.

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STAMP REPORT – Thank you to Lois Holbrook and Jamie Reagin for sending stamps in October.

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GOOD NEWS – Dancey, the dog whose rescue story we wrote about in the August newsletter, has been spayed. Many thanks to the supporters who made this possible.

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WISH LIST – There are several items which have been on our wish list (below) for many months. We could really use your help with them. The items we need/use large quantities of every single day include paper towels, laundry detergent and bleach.

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THANK YOU—This list contains our appreciation for your support in October. If your name is not included, and should have been, please send us a note to us at 138 Ham Road, Albertville AL 35951. We want you to know how much we appreciate each and every bit of support we get from all of you.

To Vicky Murphy once again for your monthly on-line support. We appreciate being able to count on your support each and every month.

To Jamie Reagin for sending dog food and Fancy Feast twice in addition to your monthly financial support.

To Robert Richie for again sending a generous donation for Chewie.

To Mary Jane Johnson for continuing to help both the shelter and me with your on line support each and every month.

To Walter Gordy for your much appreciated and very generous support.

To Jo-Anne Croghan for your help every month--and especially the extra support sent in September.

To Gloria Overbey for again sending vet bill support twice in October.

To Kathy Beckman for again sending us a much appreciated Lowes card. They truly are like “gold” to us.

To Kelly Meeks for your on-line extra support in October to help with our food crisis.

To Avis Buchanan for your very consistent and much appreciated support.

To David Dennis for your very generous on-line support to help purchase food for our animals.

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ITEMS ALWAYS NEEDED AND WELCOME—Many items we use to care for the safety and comfort of our animals are available at either Home Depot or Lowes. Gift cards from either place are much appreciated.

Gift cards for any other store at which we can buy items needed at the shelter, such as bleach, detergent, tall kitchen bags, paper plates, Pine-Sol, brooms, scrub buckets, dishwashing liquid, dry cat and dog food, cat and dog treats, and paper towels. Walmart, Kroger, PETCO, Home Depot, Lowes and PetSmart cards are especially welcome.

Purchase of gasoline is a major expense. Gift cards would help a lot. Nearby stations include Chevron, Amoco, Conoco, BP, Shell and Texaco.

Any type of animal medicine.

A special gift designated to help with our veterinary bills.

STILL NEEDED: Electric floor cleaner. I understand Swiffer makes a very good one.

STILL NEEDED: Belt pulley for shelter lawn mower - $80. Mower will not start without this.

STILL NEEDED: Repair or replacement of truck transmission - $800.

ALWAYS NEEDED: Paper towels and laundry detergent. These are needed in large amounts daily.

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IN THE NEWS By Susan Bird, September 6, 2016. Follow Susan at @ItsSusanBird

They’re starting to call Patrolman Evan Lavigne the “Dog Whisperer,” and they might be on to something. You see, Lavigne’s doing something pretty unique to reunite lost dogs with their humans. He’s taking selfies with them in his patrol car and posting them to Facebook.

Lavigne is one of the Taunton, Mass., Police Department‘s best and brightest. When he responded to the call about the first lost dog, little did he know he was about to become something of a national hero to dog lovers.

“The first dog that I ended up getting in the back of my car was stuck inside a bank,” Lavigne told “The manager locked him inside because people are typically scared of that breed of dog.” Really? They were afraid of this sweet, funny face?

“I thought it was funny, here I am, at the end of my shift, with a lost dog in my cruiser and nowhere to bring him,” he told the Huffington Post. That’s when the light bulb flicked on. A selfie would be fun, Lavigne thought, so he took one. Happily, that selfie was a brilliant idea.

“My intent was to make something for my friends and I on SnapChat that I thought was hilarious,” Lavigne told the Huffington Post. “Then I asked our department’s Facebook page moderator if he would consider posting the photo to find the owners since after I got the know [the dog], I felt bad dropping him off and maybe never getting him back home.”

That idea did the trick. The post got an amazing 5,500 likes. In short order, this sweet pit bull and his human were reunited. He’s home again and happy.
Within a week, it happened again. The Taunton Police Department got a call reporting that someone had tied up a lost dog, a boxer, inside a convenience store. Despite appearing quite friendly, no one wanted to approach him. Fresh off his previous success, Lavigne was dispatched to the scene.

“With the second dog, he went right in the back of the car and animal control was already on the way so we kind of just hung out in the parking lot,” Lavigne told Yes, they hung out, had a good time, ate some Slim Jims, and took a selfie. One of the comments on this Facebook post indicates that this dog ended up back home too, safe and sound.

Thanks to a little kindness and creativity by one caring police officer, these lost dogs didn’t have to spend days with Animal Control hoping their humans would come find them. They’re secure and happy, back where they belong.

All hail the new “Dog Whisperer.” Patrolman Lavigne, keep up the good work. You’re winning lots of fans around the country, and I’m certainly one of them.

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