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Let’s Get Together I think we can all agree that November was an emotional month. We learned a lot about our differences in 2016, and as this contentious year comes to a close, I hope the holiday season will be a catalyst for healing. There is something about the month of December that encourages us to come together, so let’s do that. Let’s meet for coffee or play a pick up game in the park. Let’s get to know and understand each other on a personal level. We have things in common. Let’s find out what they are.
Table of Contents What's Going On.....................4 Community interest.................5 Mullberry News.......................6
Tricia Moore Editor and Owner Mesa Gateway Connection
Eastmark News........................7 Bella Via News..........................8 Cadence News.......................9 Meet The Neighbors .............10
Chalkboard Chatter.............12 Student of the Month .............14 Teacher of the Month ...........15
Restaurants and Recipies......16
Travel Tips..............................17 Critters and Companions.....18
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Cover photo: Santa chats with a young boy during the 2016 Holiday Boutique at Eastmark community event held at Cambium Court park.
What’s Going On? Dec. 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. A Very Merry Eastmark Holiday Variety Show Eastmark Great Park Enjoy a night of music, dance, comedy and storytelling. Featured talent includes: • East Valley Community Theatre Bravo Troupe • Desert Star Dance • BASIS Mesa Musical Motivators Strings Ensemble • Red Mountain High School Carolers • Storyline Collective • Garrett Van Rooy, Improv Comedian and Emcee This event is FREE and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Dec. 3, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Taste of Arizona Festival Mesa Riverview Park Tickets: $6 at the door The Taste Of Arizona Festival includes a variety of local and national food vendors, BBQ competition, appearances by Olympians Kerri Strug and Missy Hyman, Miss Arizona 2016 Chelsea Myers and more. Kidzone attractions include Peter Piper Pizza, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Science Center, Face Painting and Dave and Busters. Dec. 10 - 11, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mesa Arts Festival Mesa Arts Center Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center! The 2016 Mesa Arts Festival is the premier place to find unique, hand crafted artisan gifts for the holidays! The annual festival will
feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums including jewelry, cermanics, metalwork, glass and much more. Don’t miss live entertainment on two stages; artist demonstrations; family activity area and an array of culinary delights. Event Admission and Parking are FREE!
Dec. 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mesa Historical Museum Cat Creations: Colorful Cat Ornaments This program is designed for children ages 2 - 12 accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not necesary but paid admission is required. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own curious and colorful cat ornaments based on the museum’s current
exhibit: Cat People Of The Outer Regions. Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Radical Volks Annual Cruise to Tortilla Flat Any Volkswagen owner is welcome to join this annual drive to Tortilla Flat. The group will meet at the Elks Lodge 2349 in Apache Junction at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 10 a.m. sharp. Radical Volks is a local community of Volkswagon enthusiasts. Learn more at facebook.com/radicalvolks
Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve 2017 at Topgolf Topgolf Gilbert Tickets: $225 - $450 This exciting night of neon features live entertainment, food, music and dancing to ring in the New Year. VIP Bay Reservations include exclusive access to the Signature Event Room, unlimited Topgolf gameplay until 1 a.m., NYE Chef’s Choice Buffet, bottle of Chandon Rosé wine, unlimited soda, coffee and tea, NYE party favors.
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PAST Vintage: A Unique Local Shopping Experience
PAST Vintage Shop in downtown Mesa offers visitors a unique local shopping experience this holiday season. The dog-friendly boutique features a hand-picked inventory of mid-century modern furniture, home decor and gifts. “I’m really drawn to the midcentury style” said store curator Kat Randall. “It was such a designdriven movement. They were trying to make things that work really well, but that look as clean and sleek as possible without all the extra added fussiness.” Most of the items in the store were crafted in the 50s and 60s and Randall said she appreciates the simplicity of the mid-century style. “Other time periods have had a philosophy of more is more is more and as a designer who really embraces the white space, there is something I like about keeping things simple while still telling the story or having the function.” Randall got her start as a cashier at Antique Plaza and says the experience has helped her
develop an eye for what shoppers are looking for. “When you are working the register side of things, you start to see what people are attracted to and what they buy or ask for again and again. Just because something is ‘cool’ doesn’t mean it’s something someone is going to want to buy,” Randall said. “We definitely have some riskier items at PAST, like this really cool mid-century desk. It’s a very large, very cool executive desk, but people just don’t have large desks anymore. It’s probably worth a lot of money, but there’s a good chance we’re going to have to mark it down to sell it.” For Randall and her co-workers, running the shop is more than a business, it’s an expression of their passion and creativity and it can be challenging to balance the two. “It’s hard to strike that balance, because you really want people to recognize good design and to appreciate things, but they just don’t always. People aren’t as adventurous with their home decor
as they could be,” Randall said. “I think a lot of people are intimidated by it so they just settle for going to the big box stores and getting what they need instead of putting a lot of effort into finding something that’s interesting or that accurately represents who they are.” Randall said she hopes her efforts at PAST Vintage will help keep the mid-century idea alive. “I like to think the people who buy our items will care about them. It’s important to me that the things we sell stay in circulation. We fill the shop with things that we like and that make us happy. Some of this stuff is made with a lot of love and workmanship. I don’t think the same can be said for many of the items bought off the shelf at a big box store,” Randall said. “When we buy these things at a garage sale, it’s nice for us to know they are going to a good home. If we don’t bring these items in and sell them to people who appreciate them, they might end up by the dumpster when they are no longer needed.”
Holiday Activities at Mulberry Santa’s Workshop The clubhouse at Mulberry will be set up as Santa’s Workshop December 6th through the 9th, 6 - 8 p.m. Mulberry residents may choose from a variety of craft projects each day and are invited to participate in a cookie exchange and viewing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on the final day of the event. Craft Projects include customized stockings, wreaths, ornaments and more. This is a resident only event with limited space. An RSVP and pre-payment is required. Details are available in the Mulberry event updates email.
United Food Bank Food Drive Boxes are set up inside the Mulberry Clubhouse for the collection of food donations for United Food Bank. Any non-perishable food items will be accepted. The collection bins will be available until December 21.
Eastmark Holiday Tree A Community Tradition Every year on the first Saturday of December, Eastmark neighbors gather to celebrate the season and light the community holiday tree. Residents are invited to bring a single ornament from home to place on a worthy branch. This annual tradition encourages individuals and families to celebrate their own personal beliefs while embracing the beauty of their uniquely diverse community. Now in its fourth year, the Eastmark holiday tree is an eclectic collection of shared memories. Photos courtesy Eastmark Community Life
Bella Via Honors Local Service Members
Veteranâ€™s Day is a very special day set aside to pay tribute and honor to the brave men and women of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. On Saturday, November 12th , Bella Via honored is communityâ€™s Veterans with a Veterans Day Luncheon. The luncheon included a flag retiring ceremony by the Boy Scouts. The Brownies and the Daisies recited the Pledge of Allegiance, Lauren Goodfellow played the violin and the community enjoyed the company and the stories of the Veterans over lunch. It was a day of honor, gratitude, and fellowship with those that put their lives at risk to ensure our freedom and safety. Thank you to all that served and to those that are currently serving.
Photos courtesy Bella Via HOA
Cadence Confident East Valley Women will Drive Decision Making for Home Purchases Cross-Discipline Female Leaders Provide Strong Voices for Project Harvard Investments, has gathered extensive insight for its new Mesa master-planned community – Cadence at Gateway (http:// cadenceaz.com/) and assembled a team that both understands and reflects who will be an essential decision maker—women. “This should come as no surprise to anyone. Women tend to lead the way in this area. But what we’ve done to respond to this is new and refreshing.” said Craig Krumwiede, president of Harvard Investments. “In addition to anticipating that many of our residents will come directly from the East Valley, extensive research has indicated that they will be women searching to find the best new home to fit their needs or the needs of a family. They’ll lead the way in weighing the merits of a community, evaluating floor plans, touring models, selecting elevations and finishes and spearheading decision-making at Cadence at Gateway,” said Krumwiede. “So we’ve made it a priority to see that all aspects of Cadence, from the larger details such as the diversity of amenities, to the smaller details in how we best communicate and respond to their needs. Expertise within the community’s development has included many voices along the way, with a rich percentage of them being women. Included are Katherine Astrom, CFO of Harvard Investments, Claudia Sieb, principal of The
L-R: Heather Austin, Claudia Sieb, Christine Zielonka, Katherine Astrom, Susan Demmitt. Photo credit: Trevor Grayston of Grayston Photography
Sieb Organization Marketing Firm, Susan Demmitt of Gammage and Burnham Law Offices, Christine Zielonka Director of Development Services for the City of Mesa, Heather Miles Austin of the public relations firm, The Ferraro Group and others. Each of these leaders bring a unique set of skills that positively impact the development of this 485 acre, fully-amenitized master planned community in the Mesa Gateway Corridor. “This is a milestone project for Harvard Investments and the significant time and money invested before breaking ground indicates
the commitment Harvard has for the East Valley and local families.” Katherine Astrom, CFO of Harvard Investments explained. “From extensive research and ongoing collaboration with the City of Mesa, to the world-class talent assembled, we’re working to create a unique and interconnected master-planned community complementing the lifestyles of our buyers that will stand the test of time. Cadence at Gateway will be abundant in parks, trails, amenities, and open spaces, all accessible by foot or bicycle – creating an integrated and cohesive place to live and also play.”
Meet the Neighbors:
Erin and Chris Centenni
Eastmark neighbors Erin and Chris Centenni have the kind of sweet, small-town love story that storytellers and songwriters find hard to resist. They met in high school in Paducah, Kentucky. They were best friends growing up and as they became adults, it developed into something more. “He was very charming and was always fun to be around. He would often tell me, even then, that one day I would marry him,” Erin said. “I would just roll my eyes and smile.” “I knew, even then,”Chris said, “that she would be the one. It sounds crazy, but I just knew,” The two started dating in Erin’s first year of college. The next year she transferred from Murray State in
Kentucky to Tennessee to be closer to him. A year and a half later, they were engaged. “I was completely nervous to propose,” Chris said. “It was right before Christmas and I planned to wait until Christmas, but couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.” The picturesque wedding took place 10 years ago in October. “We made a home in Greeneville, an adorable small town in the hills of the Smoky Mountains about an hour outside of Knoxville,” Erin said. “We were married in the cutest chapel in the cutest downtown. The scenery changing for fall made for a perfect setting.“ The young couple moved to Arizona where Chris found work in the swimming pool industry. “I worked with Paddock Pools in retail and sales for several years and then moved into the coordination side of the business,” Chris said. “After leaving Paddock several years ago, I made the switch to the service and maintenance with Presidential. They are Arizona’s largest pool builder and I have learned so much working there.” After the birth of their son Cash in 2012, Chris and Erin decided to look for a more family-oriented community. “Family is everything to me,” Erin said. “Family is the reason we get up every day. They are the people you know will always be on your team. We found a community family here in Eastmark, which is so important
to me raising my own family so far away from everything I have known as home.” Shortly after moving in, Chris started Clear Choice Pool Solutions, a weekly service route taking care of backyard pools and spas for his neighbors. “The people here have given my family a feeling of home. We know and love our neighbors and have built long lasting friendships. The community supported my pool business, which makes life a little easier for me and my growing family. I don’t know that I would have ever started it if I didn’t feel the support of the community.” Erin, who is an office manager for a software company in Tempe helps with the family business as well. “My full time job is heavy accounting and light human resources. My background and experience made running the administrative side of Clear Choice a natural fit.” Now that they’ve settled in at their new home and are getting their new business off the ground, it’s full steam ahead for the Centenni crew as they prepare to add a baby girl to the family. “I think the newest member of our family, arriving in May, will make us complete. We are so excited to welcome our baby girl and give Cash a sibling,”Erin said. Chris added, “If I’m honest, I’m a little scared to raise a little girl. I am so excited, though, and I can’t wait to see my son as a big brother!”
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Chalkboard Chatter Regional Theater Festival to be Hosted at MCC in 2017 Mesa Community College is hosting the prestigious Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in the college’s Performing Arts Center and MCC Theatre on Feb. 14-18, 2017. Students and faculty from over 50 colleges and universities in Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada and Utah will compete during this 49th annual regional festival. Individual performances, full-scale productions and other student works compete for awards recognizing excellence in performance, design, technology, playwriting and management. “It is an honor and a rare privilege for a community college to host a regional KCACTF. Typically only
universities are equipped to support the multitude of events hosted at a regional festival. MCC is uniquely positioned with two state of the art facilities; the new Performing Arts Center and the recently renovated MCC Theatre,” said Kara Thomson, MCC Theatre & Film Arts faculty and vice chair of DTM KCACTF Region VIII. “Being the host site of a competition of this stature is a compliment to our community, college administration and the entire Maricopa County Community College District. The caliber and importance of the arts at MCC has been acknowledged on a regional and national level. We are very appreciative of the support we receive for all our programs at MCC.”
recently able to experience using an electron microscope in their STEM class thanks to a generous donation from the Hitachi High Technologies STEM Outreach program. Kinder - 4th grade students used the microscope, which is capable of seeing details at 30,000 times greater than the human eye, to observe the surface of a penny, while 5th and 6th grade students viewed a prepared sample of a scorpion. 7th and 8th
DNA bundles that they extracted from a strawberry the previous week. 7th and 8th grade classes were also able to prepare their own specimens for observation. This was a great opportunity for our students to not only experience and use new technology, but also to learn about electrons and parts of an atom, and observe how technology can enhance our understanding of the world around us.
ASU Prep K-8 Students Get Handson Experience with Hitachi Electron Microscope ASU Prep’s K-8 students were grade students were able to view
Ready for some COLOR RUN FUN? Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark PTO and BASIS Mesa Boosters are teaming up to host a 1 mile / 5k Color Run Saturday January 28 at 8 a.m. and would like to invite everyone in the community to participate. The event features fun activities for all ages including DJ, bounce house, 50/50 raffle and food trucks. To participate, sign up with your school or as a member of the community at the following websites: Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark SPAEColorRun.eventbrite.com BASIS Mesa BasisColorRun.eventbrite.com Community Sign Up EPSCR.eventbrite.com Strollers and Service Dogs are welcome. Please leave bikes, roller blades, scooters, skateboards and the family pets at home. Event T-Shirts are available. Contact SPAE PTO or BASIS Mesa Boosters for details.
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Luca, Mateo and Jackson Huish Create Service Opportunities For SE Valley Kids Luca (12) and Matteo Huish (10) started Brothers Serving Others in 2010 when the boys were just 4 and 6 years old. The group, now called Brothers and Sisters Serving Others, has expanded over the years and includes children of all ages, genders, backgrounds and faith. The Huish brothers, including youngest brother Jackson (7) organize a meeting every month or two where the group decides on a service opportunity, develops an action plan and sets the project in motion. Running Red Lips For Roseanna was the group’s most recent effort. The November event raised more than $2000 in support of Roseanna Henwood, a single mother in Queen Creek being treated for stage four breast cancer. Although the boys agree that serving others is the best part, they do enjoy being in charge and leading the organization. Jackson put it most simply, “I like leading because it’s funner.” His older brother Luca had a more precise answer. “I think organizing is critical,” Luca said. “It’s how you get to help the most because you can work to get as much support as possible.”
The boys said they put the group together because they like organizing fundraisers and find it rewarding to help an individual in such a personal way. “Serving in even small ways can make such a big difference. When people know that you took the time to help them, you can see the joy in their eyes,” Matteo said. “We just wanted to help somebody we knew. We got some of our friends together and it went from there. When we go to the person’s house and give them the money we made for them and see the looks on their faces, that’s my favorite part.” Tisha and Jeremy Huish couldn’t be more proud of what their children have accomplished. As parents, they help out by providing meeting space, transportation and supporting the promotional efforts of the group, but they do their best to let the kids run the show. “We provide our home for all the kids to meet and drive them where they want to go, but the kids run the group,” Tisha said. “My heart was touched when they first brought it up. It remains one of my most tender memories. A mother’s dream is to have her little 6 year old and 4 year old say they want to find a way to
help as many people as they can.” The boys’ father, Jeremy said he had no idea how popular the group would become, but that it’s important to him that the children maintain their autonomy. “We drive them to the activity and provide treats. The boys do the rest. They lead the meeting, they decide what they want to do, they follow up with other kids, they handle the service work, they advertise to bring in more recruits, they handle the money, they give the money and service to others,” Jeremy said. “This is very important for us. While there are many good service organizations and churches that the boys can and do provide service through, all of them have adult leaders and mission statements that would influence the kind of service we give and the manner in which we do it. That’s why we keep this as an autonomous group, unaffiliated with other organizations. On a couple of prior projects the boys have invited other organizations to support their project, and we welcome that. But everything the group does is at the direction of the children themselves.” Photo courtesy Brothers and Sisters Serving Others
“I became a teacher for the fame and fortune, of course!Being treated like a celebrity when you’re spotted at Target or the mall is pretty awesome!” Dawn Coschigano is creative and theatrical and maybe a little weird. She wanted a career that would allow her to use those traits to make a difference in the world. “I knew teaching was for me when I did an impromptu lesson about polar bears to break up the monotony of the science textbook,” Coschigano said. “I received an email that night from a parent telling me that she was now an expert on polar bears, too, because her child
couldn’t stop talking about them when he got home from school. It’s pretty darn cool to make that kind of an impact on a daily basis.” The third grade teacher at American Leadership Academy was recently named Teacher of the year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8053. It’s an honor she is quite proud of. “Being recognized as Teacher of the Year, shows me the incredible support that the administration at American Leadership Academy Mesa gives its teachers. Being nominated by my Director means the world to me,” Coschigano said. Awards and recognition aren’t the only thing motivating Coschigano. “Making a lasting impact on a student makes teaching such a rewarding career. I love the fact that I still hear from some of my former students and their parents,” Coschigano said. “Even if those third graders from the first few years of my career are now in college, making me feel a bit like a fossil.” With classroom sizes expanding, Coschigano said she finds it challenging to accommodate the individual learning styles and academic needs of her 20+ students while also meeting rigorous curriculum pacing and state standards, but that the payoff for getting it right is big.
“It definitely takes some strong organizational and time management skills,” Coschigano said. “But, as I have mentioned before, having my own fan club of little people who think I’m amazing makes it all worthwhile.”
Sumomaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
Sumomaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen 6560 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Bold flavors from Latin America and the Far East share the menu and in some cases the same dish at this eclectic upscale eatery. Choose from traditional or imaginative Sumo sushi rolls, soft tacos, noodle dishes, ceviches and more. Experience fusion at its finest and try the Rollo Chingon, a sushi roll of tender adobo grilled shrimp and jalapeno, dotted with guacamole and sprinkled with crushed red lotus
root chips. Cilantro oil and a sweet and sour strawberry balsamic glaze round out the flavor profile of this masterfully composed creation. Try the Crab & Shrimp Tortilla Pho. Generous amounts of seafood in a spicy Mexican seasoned broth with rice noodles and carefully chosen garnishes make this marriage of Mexican flavors and the classic Vietnamese dish slurpingly delicious. Save room for dessert! The Tres Leches (three milks) cake is a light sponge cake served in a pool of whole, evaporated and sweetened
condensed milk. Added touches of toasted marshmallow cream and a cocoa crispy crumble are well worth the effort. And yes, the flower garnish is edible. The drink menu includes specialty cocktails and everything from sake to sangria. Weekend Brunch. Eastmark resident Brittany Allyn is the host of Savor the Flavors cooking show, author of Wine and Opine wine reviews and volunteer field editor for Taste of Home magazine. Photos by Brittany Allyn.
Sage and Garlic Infused Whipped Potatoes by Brittany Allyn Serves 4
• 2 pounds Russet Potatoes (Peeled and cut into 3 inch chunks) • 1/3 cup Milk ( I use 2%) • 6 Fresh Sage Leaves plus more for garnish • 2 Garlic Cloves lightly smashed • 4 TBSP Butter plus more for garnish • Salt and Pepper to taste • Vegetable Oil Place potatoes in a kettle with enough water to cover and add a few pinches of salt to the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low boil and cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until a toothpick goes through with just the slightest resistance. At the same time, put the milk in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and sage. Heat over the lowest heat on
your stove – do not simmer or boil – just steep the garlic and sage in the milk while the potatoes are cooking. Meanwhile prepare the garnish. Heat a ½ inch of vegetable oil in a small saucepan. Carefully add a few fresh sage leaves to the hot oil. Fry until they stop sizzling. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. When potatoes are done, drain and return them to the warm pot
until any excess water is absorbed. Strain the milk discarding the garlic and the sage. Put the potatoes in a mixer and add a little of the infused milk. On low speed, start breaking up the potatoes. Add the butter and remaining milk and whip until smooth. Salt and Pepper to taste. Reheat in a microwave before serving if necessary and garnish with an extra pat of butter and the fried sage leaves. When doubling the recipe, add the milk gradually to ensure the proper consistency. Visit www.savortheflavors.tv for more great recipes and video tutorials.
Holiday Travel Takes Preparation, Patience and Flexibility
Submitted by Carl Ong Planning to travel this holiday season? Heralded as the biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in nine years, the stretch between now and New Year’s Day is officially the peak of American mobility. Vacations to warmer climates and family visits to celebrate the holidays put more people in planes and cars than any other time of year. This rush typically leads to crowded airports and clogged roadways -- and that’s before the runways and freeways are rendered useless by old man winter. There are literally thousands of travel tips to help make life easier during the holiday rush. Although accurate, most are specific to a particular travel scenario so let’s boil it down to the basic ideas that will keep your hard earned respite a little less stressful than your 9-to-5 grind. Preparedness. If you’re flying, it’s best to pack as lightly as possible and have all necessary documentation readily accessible. It’s also helpful to download multiple travel apps (like GateGuru or FlightAware) that can do everything from estimating your security wait to tracking your flight in real time. If you are able, consider booking flights out of regional airports like Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) instead of international hubs like Phoenix Sky Harbor. On the road, bring games to entertain the kids and be sure to have water, blankets and food on hand in case of an unforeseen delay. When traveling with kids, it’s best to plan your stops in advance. Download GasBuddy to help you plot your bathroom breaks and stay ahead of the “E” on your gas gauge. Patience. No matter how well prepared you might be, traveling over the holidays will never go as smoothly as it would on a random Tuesday in May. There will be lines, there will be a bit of chaos and stress levels will be elevated.
Once you’ve properly prepared for your road or air journey, a dose of patience will help you stay calm and make the experience more enjoyable for both you and your family! Flexibility. Human beings enjoy a predictable routine and we love stability. However, around the holiday rush, travel is often anything but those things. As a well-prepared and patient traveler, you’ll be ready to explore your options in the face of unexpected changes. Flight cancellation or overbookings? There’s no need to panic. If you’ve booked with an Expedia travel agent, you can call to find
alternate routes or connections. If your destination is drivable, your Expedia travel agent can even switch you to a rental car. If there are freeway incidents or weather disruptions, you can always try secondary highways or investigate if less-traveled roads are passable and safe. Whatever your plans may be for the holiday season, Expedia CruiseShipCenters wish you happiness and safe passage! We’ll see you in the New Year! Eastmark resident Carl Ong is the owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a full service Expedia travel agency in Mesa.
Critters, Companions and Furry Friends Van Gogh is a six month old Boxer who suffered permanent injuries when his previous owners attempted to crop his ear themselves. Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs) are specially trained to stabilize and rescue injured animals from abuse situations and last year the team saved over 5,000 animals who had been mistreated by their former owners. Van Gogh was seized from the owners by the EAMTs and brought to the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ where veterinarians performed an emergency surgery to repair the pup’s mangled ear. After a few weeks of healing Van Gogh was ready to start a new life and find a loving home. He now lives with a wonderful family in Mesa. Visit azhumane. org to learn more about the efforts of te Arizona Humane society.
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