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Pandora is a very cute puppy. she will make a wonderful pet
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Our 30th Anniversary Canine Art Auction Fundraiser is May 2, at Colts Neck Firehouse, 88 Route 537, Colts Neck, NJ Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. Tickets are $25 each. Hot Food and lots of fun will be provided

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HERE IS THE COVERAGE FROM PREVIOUS ART AUCTIONS. .
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A big thank you to Jane Meggitt, for being an animal lover and for writing this great article

Great coverage from the Asbury Park Press
Photos of the individual art as seen in the Asbury Park Press, many thanks to Mary Frank
Pictures of the Art Auction from Sandra

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Woo Woo is a sweet little girl


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Dear Rescue Friends:
As hard as this email is to write, sadly it is long overdue. The total years in the rescue community of the individuals contributing to this email is well over 100, so please listen with an open mind.
As a fellow rescuer, who has been active since 1967, I ask the following:

How could you adopt out an animal without checking references and doing a home check. How could you not spay and neuter every animal that passes through your hands How could you not have a "life time return policy". How could you not be a support/counseling system for your adopters. How could you adopt a puppy mill survivor to a family not capable of handling their special needs.

Recently many of us have received calls from frantic individuals who adopted a pet only to be told by the "rescue group", that they couldn't or wouldn't take the animal back. Remember "life time return policy".

The reason so many groups are importing dogs from the shelters in the south is that after decades of working on the spaying and neutering issue, many of the states in the East have gotten the problem somewhat under control. Bringing puppies in from the South and letting them go without spaying and neutering will ultimately set us back decades once those dogs start reproducing.

Additionally, many of us have worked tirelessly on the Puppy Mill issue. Right now there are puppy millers and backyard breeders posing as rescue groups, because the public has gotten it. They don't want to shop, they want to adopt. So those smart little devils are now calling their sales adoptions.

If we in the rescue community don't follow a code of ethics then how will we be able to tell the good guys from the bad guys?

The most important thing any rescue group can do for an animal they rescue is be responsible for them. That responsibility has to last the life of the pet. It is not good enough to import dogs and puppies from a kill shelter if you adopt them out and then move on and never look back. Its is not good enough to take in puppy mill survivors with their "special needs", and leave the family to figure it out on their own. The adoption retention percentage can be greatly increased if you share your knowledge with your adopters. Remember you picked them. You owe it to them and to the pet you placed with them to be a educator, friend and extended family. If after you have tried to work out the issues and the pet still needs to be re-homed, it is your responsibility.

If your group is not able to take back every single pet they have adopted out, then close your doors. Do not adopt out one more pet you are not helping them nor are you helping the rescue community. Who is going to clean up your mess? The shelters or the rest of us?

There are many groups out there who refuse to take back a dog or cat they have adopted out. I suggest that when we get those calls we urge the adopters to contact the authorities. Hopefully the few bad apples won't spoil, the public's perception of a community who is there to help.

We need to police ourselves before these problems ruin our good names.
Carol & Sharon
Click here for Rescue-Abuse.com, Please check to see if a rescue you are considering adopting from is on the list.

ADOPT DON'T SHOP


With the unprecedented number of animals being confiscated and/or surrendered by Puppy Mills, pure bred puppies and adults wait for you at your local rescue group or shelter.

The difference between getting your pup or adult from a shelter or a puppy mill, is that these animals have now been vetted, evaluated and provided with a back up support system. Many of the surrendered mill dogs will need to stay in foster care while their mental and physical conditions are cared for, but many are ready for a new home.

Unlike the Puppy Mill Industry, when you adopt from a rescue or a shelter, if the adoption doesn't work out you can return the pet and know that it won't be used to further the breeding cycle.

Additionally, reputable rescue groups will make sure the pet you want is suitable for your home. Unlike pet stores and internet sales where anyone can purchase any animal as long as they have the cash. A rescue or shelter will help you find a suitable addition to your family.

It is no longer socially acceptable to purchase a puppy at a pet store, Please be part of the solution not the problem.

NO MATTER WHAT A PET STORE CALLS THEMSELVES, THEY ARE STILL A PET STORE.

LETS BE HONEST BECAUSE THEY WON'T******* IF YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR OF AN ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IS NOT A "HOME", You know "home", where someone lives, where the dogs are raised as part of the family, where you can "Meet the Parents", then you are in a 'PET STORE".

Back Away, don't do it slowly, as the Store employees and owners will chase you, they will tell you they aren't a "Store", Believe your eyes, know in your hearts that 'NO REPUTABLE BREEDER" WOULD EVER SELL THROUGH A STORE. BE SMART, BE EDUCATED AND REALIZE THAT PEOPLE WILL LIE TO YOU TO LINE THEIR POCKETS.

"Good Luck". Remember its you against them. You are their meal ticket and they will tell you whatever you want to hear. Your credit card is what they want***********. Please don't be a ignorant or uncaring consumer. When considering buying a puppy from a pet store, think about the industry they represent. Remember "Buying Puppies from a Pet Store is like Purchasing Candy from a Child Molester". It is NEVER acceptable to buy a pet in a pet store.





About Us...

Adopt-A-Pet was founded in 1984 and is a all volunteer organization dedicated to finding homes for animals who need them. Adopt-A-Pet is different from most shelters and rescue organizations in that any animal who comes through our doors will not be in danger of being euthanized. Many animals have problems that are solved if given the right treatment and training, these dogs are kept in foster homes until adopted. Adopt-A-Pet is a 501C3 your donations are deductible as allowed by law.

Its Spring, the shelters are filled with puppies and kittens, please go adopt your new family member

Ever wonder why Adopt A Pet, A Central New Jersey rescue group, one of the first members of Petfinder, is so against Puppy Mills. Look at our website look at who we have for adoption and look at our happy tails. More than 78%of our dogs came directly from a pet store purchase gone wrong or a puppy mill. The Shelter animals don't stand a chance as long as the market is being flooded with a never ending supply of Puppies and kittens.





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CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE A TYPE OF DOG OR PUPPY YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HOLD YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL THE TYPE OF DOG YOU ARE LOOKING FOR COMES IN.

REMEMBER BUYING A PUPPY IN A PET STORE OR ON THE INTERNET HURTS THE MILL DOGS STILL IN THEIR CAGES. PLEASE REMEMBER THE PARENTS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CUTE PUPPIES.



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Donations....

EDUCATED PEOPLE DON'T BUY FROM PET STORES, REMEMBER A STORE SELLING PUPPIES AND KITTENS DOES NOT REPRESENT A REPUTABLE BREEDER. THEY REPRESENT "COMMERCIAL BREEDERS OR WHAT WE CALL PUPPY MILLS".


We are desperately in need of donations to pay for medical bills for our handicapped pets. We are always in need of dog food, cat food, crates, blankets, towels, toys, supplies, and cash donations.

Adopt-A-Pet depends on your donations, please donate to us using the link below:



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Volunteers...

FOSTER HOMES DESPERATELY NEEDED


Adopt-A-Pet consists of all volunteers who dedicate their time,home,and love of animals.We are always in need of new foster homes.



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Where We Are...

Adopt-A-pet has foster home located throughout Monmouth County and services all of New Jersey.

P.O. Box 6384
Freehold, N.J., 07728
Phone:No calls please, email for an application and you will be given the phone number for the foster home thereafter
E-mail: [spayme@aol.com]





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Our Featured Pets...

Finley is a very smart pup, All he needs is a home
THERE IS NEVER ANY REASON TO PURCHASE A PUPPY OR A KITTEN IN A PET STORE.
THE SHELTERS AND RESCUE GROUPS HAVE ANY TYPE OF PET YOU COULD WANT.

Last Years Christmas Present Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, With no thought of the dog outside filling their head. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Knew he was cold, but didn t care about that. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Figuring the dog was free and into the trash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the luster of midday to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But Santa Claus - his eyes full of tears. He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick, Last years Christmas present, now thin and sick. More rapid than eagles he called the dog’s name. And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain; “Now, DASHER! Now, DANCER! Now, PRANCER and VIXEN! On, COMET! On CUPID! On, DONNER and BLITZEN! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Let’s find this dog a home where he’ll be loved by all” I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year, For Santa Claus had made one thing quite clear, The gift of a dog is not just for the season, We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons. In our haste to think of giving the kids a gift There was one important thing th at we missed. A dog should be family, and cared for the same You don’t give a gift, then put it on a chain. And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight, “You weren’t given a gift! You were given a life!”

"Baggage"
by Evelyn Colbath

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.
Hmm . . . Yes, there it is, right on the top
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?
Copyright (c) 1995 by Evelyn Colbath; all rights reserved.




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