Friday, July 14, 2017

July Newsletter - Big Things Happen At Little Shelter

BIG THINGS HAPPEN AT LITTLE SHELTER! - July, 2017

Stories With Happy Endings Are The Best...

Little Shelter Alumni: Rose, Dojo, Hamilton (left to right)

Little Shelter's Adoption Of The Month: Hamilton!

We are very happy to announce that after being a Little Shelter resident for 9 months, handsome Hamilton has found his furever home! Not too long ago we did a campaign for the big doe-eyed pitty when he needed surgery after being diagnosed with two torn ACLs. He spent a couple of months on strict cage rest, which made this social butterfly very sad. He missed being able to walk around and make new friends, both human and canine.
Then one day when he was finally off of his cage rest, Hamilton got to go on quite the adventure, modeling at Oheka Castle in Huntington. He got to enjoy spending the day running on the grass (something he had not been able to do for many months) and making friends with everyone who passed by. The only thing missing from this fairy tale setting was a loving home.
Luckily, word spread quickly about Hamilton's recovery from surgery and his new stardom. That's when Little Shelter got a call from one of our very special adopters. You may remember an adoption story we did over a year ago about a senior Pitt bull named Rose... Well it turned out they were looking to adopt another friend for Rose and Dojo. They were familiar with Hamilton's story and couldn't believe he hadn't been adopted yet. When Hamilton met them for the first time, everyone just fell in love with each other and it was like they had always been together. A big congratulations to Hamilton and his new family!

What's Happening At Little Shelter...

 
LTR: David Ceely, JoAnn M Winkhart, Maryann Chernovsky

WE HAVE A WINNER!
Little Shelter's 20th Semi-Annual Mercedes-Benz Raffle 2017

Congratulations ticket holder #462, Anton of Montauk!  

A crowd gathered at Little Shelter shortly before 3pm on Sunday, June 25th consisting of ticket holders, volunteers and staff members who were anxiously awaiting the drawing. 


Little Shelter's President Maryann Chernovsky and Director David Ceely were joined by guest JoAnn M Winkhart, District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States, who did the honors of pulling the winning ticket. The event was aired on Facebook live. President Maryann called our winner Anton to let him know the good news, needless to say he was both very surprised and very happy to learn that he had won!
 
Missed out on your chance to win? Our Fall Raffle will be starting soon! 


Specialized Care Puppies
Recently we received a phone call of what seemed to be a normal ask for us to take puppies, but things quickly took a turn into a nightmarish situation as more of the story was revealed...

Desperate to save these fading lives, they were rushed to our veterinarian who provided immediate preliminary care and recommended the puppies be hospitalized with a specialized care center, and to be closely monitored. Now, the puppies are out of the specialized care center and finishing their recovery at Little Shelter.

We Need Your Help!!! Little Shelter is now facing its own emergency - covering the bill. The medical expenses of the puppies have reached close to $10,000 and while this is a high cost, it is a small price to pay for saving these delicate lives. Donate to our youcaring campaign today!
 
Foster Families Wanted!  
With kitten and puppy season upon us, we are looking for dedicated families to join our life saving foster program. Every year there are so many kittens/puppies in need of rescue; Little Shelter is looking to expand the number of families in its foster program which will increase the amount of lives we can save this year.

We currently are receiving many phone calls on a daily basis asking for help... However, our Foster Families are FULL. We NEED more Foster Families to be able to rescue these little lives! We had a warm winter and are expecting their to be more litters born this year. Can't Foster? DONATE! We need supplies to keep these babies happy and healthy - Formula, Wee wee Pads, litter, kitten/puppy food and MORE!!!
 

Join Us For A Little Shelter Event!

Join Us For Little Shelter's Christmas In July!  

Come down to Little Shelter on July 29th between noon and 3pm to have your furry/feathery/scaly family member(s) get their photo taken with Santa. For a donation of $10, have your furbaby's picture taken with Santa on a 5'x7' by Len Marks.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served and all furbabies will get a small goodie bag from Santa! All proceeds go to benefit the dogs and cats of Little Shelter.

Call: Arleen at 631-368-8770 ext. 26 for more information.


This Month's Adoption Spotlight:

Meet Gloria!

Meet Gloria the one year old Shepherd mix rescued from Baku. This sweet girl was rescued off of the streets in Baku, where stray dogs are not treated too kindly and brought to safety at Little Shelter. She is now waiting to start the final part of her journey, living in a furever home. She loves playing with other dogs and would benefit from having a canine companion in the home. (click here for more info)
 
 
 
 Meet Paddy

This energetic boy loves to play and run around! Paddy could play with you for hours, chasing a laser or kitty dance, playing fetch or catch, and just being a silly kitten. He is a very active boy who loves to explore and get into things. He will definitely keep his family entertained with all his silly antics. (click here for more info)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Little Shelter Opportunities: 

NOW HIRING Full-Time Veterinarian!

Little Shelter Animal Rescue is looking to hire a full time vet to work at our shelter. Candidates should be able to perform spays and neuters and other minor surgeries in our surgical room. For more info and if interested please email resume and salary requirements to:

tito@littleshelter.com


 

Upcoming Little Shelter Events! 


7/8: Broadway Barks, Shubert Alley NYC, 3-6:30pm

7/22: Pet Supplies Plus, Smithtown, 11-3pm
7/29: Christmas in July, Little Shelter, Noon to 3pm


7/30: Polo In The Park, Bethpage, 3-5pm


7:30: Pause For Paws Memorial Event, Calverton, 10-5pm



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