Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Fran, a Pet Haven alum wishes you
a very Happy Thanksgiving!
We couldn't let today pass without thanking all of our volunteers, supporters, partners for all of your continued support of Pet Haven over the past year. As an all-volunteer organization we rely entirely on volunteers and supporters to help us continue in key components of our mission: rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats, and spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation.

Pet Haven is extremely fortunate to have such incredible volunteers who give tirelessly.  Over Thanksgiving weekend one of our partners, Rescue Buddy Boarding, had two Pet Haven alums visiting: Fran and Geordie. Geordie arrived into Pet Haven's foster program in April of 2008. He was one of 5 "dumpster dog" puppies ... a litter of 5 black puppies was left in a cardboard box and left by a dumpster for the garbage man to pick up in rural Iowa. Pet Haven received a plea in April of 2008 from a partner rescue in Spencer, Iowa (People for Pets) to help with these puppies. Pet Haven did not have any open fosters or anyone able to take puppies ... and in an effort to help get the word out and to put a call out for fosters, the Pet Haven dog blog was born!!! On April 15, 2008 as a result of a litter of 5 black lab mix puppies needing rescue and foster homes, we wrote our very first blog entry:

Our very first inquiry came in shortly after our initial blog posting .... and as soon as the puppies were old enough to be adopted out (and had all their shots and had been spayed/neutered) one of them, Geordie, was adopted!! His adoptive mom later on adopted another Pet Haven dog, Jack and is now volunteering as foster home for Pet Haven!!

Geordie as a puppy when he
arrived in April 2008 ...
he was one of the 5 dumpster
dog puppies!

Geordie has grown into quite the handsome boy! He, along with Fran, want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for supporting Pet Haven in the many ways that you do. If it weren't for you they would not be living the wonderful life they are living now and receiving all the love and pampering that they believe (and so do we!) they deserve!!

Geordie taking a sprint around
the yard at Rescue Buddy Boarding

Geordie ... time to snooze now ... 

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