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Note from Our FounderNote from Our Founder

Dear Friends,

Last week I was picking my brother up at the airport when "unknown caller" popped up on my phone. I ignored it. They called back. I begrudgingly answered and heard a strange man talking through the wind -- saying something mostly unintelligible. I did catch some broken phrases: "I think (crackle) dog park (crackle) real nice boy." With a sinking feeling, I pieced it together. When I left for the airport, my dog Jake had let himself out of the house by pawing the door knob, gotten out of the fenced backyard and made his way to the dog park, where, I later learned, he sat patiently at the gate until someone let him in. Find out what happened to Jake.

 As ever,
Betsy Saul, Co-founder

Happy Tail

HAPPY TAIL: A Pair of Piggies

Rosemary Morrison had planned to buy a guinea pig at a pet store until she learned that there were plenty of piggies up for adoption. She also found out that cavies, as they are also called, are happier in pairs. She popped onto Petfinder and located 4 Lil Pigs n Buns to find Jasmine and Buttercup (pictured).

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Join us LIVE on Facebook Wednesday, March 28, from noon - 2 p.m. ET for a Small Mammal Adoption and Care Q&A session! Lisa Hutcheon, director of Small Animal Rescue of BC, will be available to answer YOUR questions relating to small animal adoption and care as we celebrate Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig month in March. Hope to see you there!

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Here's What You Said


In our February newsletter we asked you to tell us if you were a cat person or a dog person. We received lots of responses, but some of you wouldn't be backed into a corner to make a choice. Grace summed it up: "I'm a cat person and a dog person. How can one choose one over the other? They are both wonderful!" Shay Faulkner, shelter coordinator at Sugar Land Animal Services in Texas, summarized some of your feelings with this comment: "I own two dogs and I serve two cats."

TELL US: It's almost spring. In cleaning up and clearing out, do you find things to share with your local shelter or rescue group? Towels, linens, extra pet supplies you've never used? Maybe you've come up with things we haven't even thought about.

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FOUNDATION NEWS FoundationHelp tornado victims. Powerful tornadoes spread across the midwestern and southern U.S. last week. Many people and their pets were displaced by this terrible tragedy. With your help, we can reunite pets with their families and care for those who have lost their homes.

Take a short survey. Want an easy way to help homeless pets? Sign up with SurveyMonkey Contribute and every short survey you complete will earn 50 cents for the Foundation.

In This Issue
dot Happy Tail
dot Small and Furry Critters Q&A
dot Here's What You Said
dot Foundation News

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