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The person or family who adopts me will be soooooo lucky! My name is River and I’m ready to give you my heart - it’s filled with love! I never know a stranger and am always friendly. ‘Sweet’ and ‘gentle’ are two other words that describe me. At just 1½-years-old, I’m a female Pit Bull Terrier who is ready to move easily into someone’s home as I am already house-trained, leash-trained and crate-trained. I can sit on command and I love to cuddle. (Check me out with my teddy bear!) I would be more than happy to snuggle with you on the couch while watching TV. I’m also playful and enjoy tennis balls and slinky toys. I have been around cats, but I paid them no mind. Oh yes, I also enjoy going for walks and am great with children. As for my health, I am spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. As my foster mom says, “There is no reason anyone wouldn’t want this beautiful, loving girl.” If you’d like to make me a member of your family, please call P.E.A.R. (Pender Endangered Animal Rescue) at 910-675-0867. You can also email dogadoption1@gmail.com. I’d like to now thank Dick Parrott for taking my photo. I had a great time at the photo shoot and melted everyone’s heart. Now all I need is the chance to melt yours! P.S. Notice the heart on the corner of my photo? You’ll find one on each homeless Bully breed in the magazine. Turn the page and find a heart to love!

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LOST DOG - REWARD! "Chien" - Male Walker Hound .

Chien (“Shin”) is a 2-year-old male Walker Hound. He looks neutered but is not. He is terrified of loud noises, quick movements and most men. April 19th he got spooked and ran into the woods at Ashton Crossroads (Ashton Road and Old River Road junction). Last seen (4/29) WITHOUT collar in woods at Ashton Farms. Reported to have been zapped by electric fence around corn feed and bolted (ripping fence from post). Tracks were in the direction of Burgaw away from Rocky Point. Certain to be seeking a food source - he might approach horse feed or scraps. He is not aggressive at all – very skittish!

If you see him, please call immediately (day or night)!

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(910) 799-3400 Cats ~ Dogs ~ Exotics I’m a blue-eyed Siamese boy who is ready to steal your heart! My name is Cicero and my foster mom wants you to know that I’m the sweetest boy ever! I love to be held and petted, I’ll sleep in bed beside you if it’s allowed, and I’ll keep you company while you surf the internet. I get along great with dogs and other cats and I’m generally a quiet fellow. The only time I’m really vocal is when I’m riding in the car on the way to a vet visit. (But most cats are like that, I’ve heard.) Speaking of vets, I’m in excellent health! I’m neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I guess by now you’re wondering how I ever wound up homeless. Well, my owner died and there was no one left to take care of me. At 6 years of age, I have a lot of love and affection to give my new family in the future ahead. Do yourself a favor and call about me today! I’m with Pender County Humane Society and their number is 910-259-7022. I am sponsored by Cindy Meyers in loving memory of Harley and Murphy.

Would someone bring me home? My name is Beau (CM3716) and I’m a very sweet boy who wants nothing more than to belong to a family again! At just 2-yearsold, I have lots of memories to make with someone special like you. I’m an American Staffordshire Terrier, with perhaps a bit of Boxer mixed in. See that kissable Boxer mouth of mine? I will come to you with a lot of good qualities. For example, I am house-trained and I know how to sit on command. In fact, they gave me good treats while taking my photos and I happily sat down in order to receive them. I love all the people I meet and am also vaccinated. Won’t you come to the shelter and get to know me? Please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions or tell you even more! I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!

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I’m a wonderful family dog named Bella! Look at my photo and you will see how well-behaved and obedient I am. All they did was hold up a treat, say ‘sit’, and I sat right down with no hesitation. I’m a 2-year-old Boxer/ Bulldog mix who was found at Animal Control with my nine puppies. They have all been adopted so I’m ready to find a home where it’s my turn to be the baby. I love everyone and never meet a stranger. I’m also house-trained, leash-trained and great with children and other dogs. I’m sweet, gentle, calm and just an all-around terrific girl. I hope someone (preferably with a fenced-in yard) will recognize what a jewel they would have in me. Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. I can’t wait to get started on our new life together!

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My name is Nicole and these are my four babies! Roger and Roger Jester Jester are the boys; Splash and Sissy are the girls. I’m a loving, friendly and affectionate girl, around 1-year of age, and my kittens are 9-weeks-old. We are ready for adoption, so hurry over now and fill out an application. Be sure to cuddle us while you’re here! For driving directions or other info, call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022.

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GREAT DOG ALERT! My name is Sonny and I am a wonderful Yellow Labrador Retriever. I am such a good boy! I am really, really smart and super attentive. Look how easily I sat for my picture. I am a fun-loving young dog who needs an active, energetic family who likes to play and throw tennis balls. I get along with everyone and everything, walk well on a leash and am house-trained. Labs are the best family dogs out there and if you choose me, I won't let you down. It's very hard to believe that I sat at Animal Control for 2-months while potential adopters passed me by. My foster mom says I have keeper status, meaning she'd keep me if she could. She doesn't just say that about every dog she fosters either! If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about adoption, please call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.

My name is Bailey and I am a very sweet Labrador and Hound mixed boy looking for a perfect someone. Labs and hounds are wonderful breeds and I have both so I am a true catch! I am fun, funny to watch, and goofy but sweet as honey. I have a happy-go-lucky attitude and would flourish with just about anyone. I am around 1-year-old, am already house-trained, and am pretty calm for a youngster. I like to just follow you around the house or yard and lay by your feet. I am great in the car and learning to follow on a leash. I am pretty smart, too! I already know “sit”, “no” and respond GREAT to correction and would excel in obedience classes. Even though I don't need them, it would be fun for me and you! I am good with dogs, cats and kids. I am just the perfect little fellow looking for that right person or family. If you would like to know more about me or would like to inquire about adoption, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557.


MISSING CAT

Connor is a 7-year-old male American Longhair (grey and white with a very bushy grey tail) and weighs approximately 14 pounds. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and is up-to-date on all his shots. Last seen S. Green Tee Road in Hampstead.

If you have seen him, please call 910-232-4512 or send an email to connorcatmissing@gmail.com.

I’m such a darling! My name is Floyd (A040096) and I can make hearts melt on the spot! I’m a 3-year -old boy and they tell me I’m a Schnauzer mix. I was found as a stray, but I act like someone who is very used to family life. I know how to sit on command, and I’ll also shake paws with you when asked. I definitely know what a leash is for - just put it around my neck and I’ll turn to the door, ready to go for a walk. I also appear to be house-trained - while taking my photo, the PawPrints ladies could tell I needed to answer nature’s call and they took me outside. Yep, they were right! I was just waiting for someone to take me to the great outdoors. As for my personality, just take a look at my smile! I am happy and friendly and never know a stranger. I love to be petted and I love sitting for treats. I’ll make a wonderful companion for some very lucky person or family. Call about me today! I’m at Brunswick County Animal Control and their number is 910-754-8204. I am sponsored by Willetts Horse Farm, Bolivia, NC in loving memory of Maya.


Volume 10 - Number 3

PawPrints Magazine™ Publishers / Editors Kelly Wall & Diane Pour

In This Issue

Cover Photographer Dick Parrott

PET OF THE MONTH

Graphic Design Diane Pour How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, questions and subscription inquiries. Please send them to:

PawPrints Magazine P.O. Box 4834 Wilmington, NC 28406 910-264-3647 Email: pawprints@ec.rr.com www.PawPrintsMagazine.com www.myspace.com/PawPrintsMagazine www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine PawPrints Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting shelter adoptions. We provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in the Cape Fear area. Deadline for submissions is before the 15th of each month. Please call to verify date. PawPrints Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Zappareta Publications, Inc. All nonprofit organizations and individuals who are not in the business of selling animals are welcome to participate in the magazine. PawPrints Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the shelter directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

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Features: Shelter News & Events…...……………….…..……....…........37 Adoption Celebration…...……….……..……………….………46 Calendar of Events……………………...……………….….….39 2011 Cover Model Contest: Special Pit Bull Edition……. 26-27

Animal Shelters & Organizations: Adopt-An-ANGEL……………………..……….....….……....9 Brunswick County Animal Services...……….…….….…..11 Cat Adoption Team………………………..………………. 13 Cat Tails…………………….………………………...…….. 15 New Hanover County Animal Control Services…..….…. 17 New Hanover Humane Society…………………………... 19 PAW’S Place………..……………………………………... 21 Pender County Animal Shelter…………………………… 29 Pender County Humane Society…..…………….……..... 31 Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue..…………….……. 33 Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington…………...……….... 35 Various Local Rescues...……………...………..…..….42-43 Breed Rescues...…...……….………...…………………… 45

Disclaimer: Zappareta Publications, Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any products, services, or vendors mentioned in PawPrints Magazine, nor can it be responsible for problems with their products or services. Also, Zappareta Publications, Inc. reserves the right to reject, at its discretion, any advertisment. Views expressed by various authors are not necessarily those of Zappareta Publications, Inc.

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My name is Snowy and I am a social butterfly! I am a very affectionate and fun 30 pound Beagle mix. I have never met a stranger. I love everyone - especially children and dogs. (I would love it if you had another dog for me to play with!) I love to play and go for walks and runs. I will even pull you on a skateboard kind of like the Alaskan Sleigh Dogs! I am very healthy - spayed, vaccinated, and on heartworm prevention. I am house-trained and crate-trained, and I walk very nicely on a leash. I am very smart and know how to sit, stay and wait for my food or for treats. I even know how to play hide-and-seek and find it (my people friends hide treats in the house and I find them). If your family wants a super-fun, loving dog, I am the one for you! Please call 910-799-5297 or email deronm@bellsouth.net to adopt me. I will bring my food, crate and my very comfortable dog bed with me!

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Just think - if you adopt me, you could be holding me like this! My name is Bandit and I’m adorable with a capital ‘A’! I’m a 3-year-old, 8 pound, Chihuahua/Pomeranian boy. I will bring lots of love and joy into my new household, that’s for sure. Before coming to the shelter, I lived in a foster home and I got along great with the two Jack Russells who lived there. I also liked sleeping in bed with my foster dad and my preferred position is on my back. How cute is that! I talk when excited and I’m very loyal. I love squeaky latex toys and I enjoy going for walks. I’m house-trained, neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. A cutie pie like me won’t stay homeless long - call the New Hanover Humane Society right away so you can be the lucky one who takes me home! The number is 910-763-6692.

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Adopt-An-ANGEL Please call 910-392-0557 to adopt us! ►My name is Farrah and I’ve had a really rough start. Since I am a Staffordshire Terrier, I am looking for someone experienced with my breed. Since my history is unknown, I am not recommended for a family with other pets or small children. You can tell by my teeth and the condition I was in that my life was rough before I came to Adopt-An-ANGEL. Now, I have fattened up, my coat is shiny, my overall health has improved tremendously and I am blossoming. I am absolutely devoted to you if you just spend some time with me. I walk well on a leash, am house-trained and heartworm negative. If you look closely into my eyes in this picture, you can almost look into my soul and feel my heartache.

►My name is Shelby and I am a magnificent looking Hound. I was the one and only puppy my mother had at Animal Control. Adopt-An-ANGEL rescued us and I was quickly adopted. At 9-months of age, I was returned because my daddy got a job far, far away and had to move. I couldn't go. I am better with older kids because I can easily knock down a youngster. I do well with most other dogs, but would need to meet yours to be completely sure. I am spayed, up to date with my shots and heartworm negative. They seem to characterize us Hounds as either crazy or lazy. I seem to be of the lazy caliber of Hounds. I am a big girl around 60 pounds.

◄My name is Molly and I’m a 7-year-old, spayed Tortie and Tabby mix. I have the unique talent of being able to purr and meow at the same time! I’m a professional head-butter and can make anyone feel loved. I’m loveable, sweet and ready to move into your home today. Won’t you adopt me and let me be part of your family?

◄My name is Recess and I was dumped in the K-2 playground at Bolivia Elementary School in November. Yup, you heard it right, they dropped me into the playground and left me there. Just in case I somehow got in there on my own, ads were run looking for my owner, but no one claimed me. I love kids and other dogs, but I'm not a fan of cats. I love attention and am a total cuddle buddy! I am one of those very loving dogs who leans into you for love. I just melt when you touch me. I am already neutered, have been treated for heartworms, and am current on my shots. I am already house-trained and crate-trained, and just full of personality. I am very smart and already know basic commands but if you have some treats, I am a sponge to learn anything new! Please come and adopt me...I am just too perfect to be homeless!

Thank you K-38 for Cinco de Bow-Wow and thank you to Hope From Helen for your donations! ►My name is Lassie and yes, I am a Collie mix. I am ONE SWEET-heart of a dog. I get along well with other dogs and kids, but haven't been around a cat yet. I was picked up running loose with another dog who has already been adopted, but for some unknown reason I have been overlooked. I am eager to please, love people and am absolutely breathtaking to look at. I walk well on a leash and have really good manners. Please someone out there, read this and say, "Lassie, come home!"

◄My name is Joy and I am extremely loving and well trained. I sit on command, shake with both hands and catch treats in my mouth. I am attentive and eager to please. I am about 3-years-old and must have had a home where someone trained me. I do best in a home without dogs or cats, but I love people. I am so affectionate. I am loyal and little, too. I weigh less than 30 pounds. Please adopt me!!

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I hope you will overlook my current appearance as I just had to have my eye removed. The surgery went well and I’m healing nicely...just don’t look so hot with half of my face shaved. My name is Fuzzy and I was originally taken in by Pender County Animal Control. They contacted Furever Friends because I desperately needed medical attention. My eye was extremely swollen and had actually ruptured! Ouch! I’ve put all of that behind me and am thankful to be pain-free now. I love, love, love being held. I have already been spayed and I’m current on age appropriate vaccinations. At 7-weeks of age, I am overflowing with personality, I’m good with dogs and other cats, I’m litter-trained, and I’m ready to love you forever. For more info or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).


Brunswick County Animal Services Please call 910-754-8204 to adopt us! ►Did you grow up with purebred Cocker Spaniels? Or maybe you’ve just always wanted to adopt one? Well, here I am to make your day! My name is Miss Miller (A040220) and I’m a 4-yearold girl who is as sweet and friendly as they come. In my photo, I am sitting on command for a treat. Pretty smart, huh? I could stand to put on a little weight, so I really enjoy these snacks. My little nubbin tail wags and wags when you give me attention. I have a playful personality, but I’m also very gentle. I enjoy meeting new people and have beautiful brown eyes. Adopt me! ◄If your heart has been aching for a cat to adore, I’m your guy! My name is Midas (A040143) and I’m the loveable companion you’ve been searching for. I’m a big orange and white boy and I don’t have a mean bone in my body. All I want is to cuddle and be rubbed. At 4-years-old, I was found as a stray, but a boy like me belongs with humans. I know I could make you very happy!

►Small, adorable dog alert! My name is Mandy (A040241) and, if I were any cuter, it would probably be against the law! At just 2-years-old, I’m a tan and cream female Chihuahua mix with a loving heart and a happy personality. I prance around like a little showgirl, and I kinda look like a ‘Toto’ dog. And just like Dorothy, you can carry me around. I’m light as a feather! I was found as a stray, but I sure do love being with people. I’m a real gem, so hurry on over!

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is running out! I appeared in PawPrints last month but no one has taken me home! I’m hoping and praying that you’ll come meet me - there’s just no reason why I haven’t found a family! My name is Stucco (A039358) and I am a precious, friendly boy. My little pink tongue is sometimes ‘stuck’ out, so that’s how I got my name! I’m such an adorable kitty and I love to he held and rubbed. I’ll lay in your arms like a baby and tell you how content I am by my purrs. At just 2-years-old, I could make someone so very happy. I promise to fill your life with affection, cuddles and endless friendship. Please adopt me today! ►Chocolate kisses, anyone? I’ve got lots to give you! My name is Hershell (A040198) and I’m a 2-year-old male Chocolate Lab who was found as a stray. I’m a very friendly boy who doesn’t understand why I’m at a shelter. I went for a walk during my photo opportunity, and I was so happy to snack on some treats. Toys and balls are other favorites. Adopt me and let’s play! ►I’d be a terrific choice for your family! My name is Vera (A040199) and I’m a super-sweet, friendly, petite girl with the softest fur ever. I arrived at the shelter with my babies (even though I’m a baby myself at 1-year-old) and they were adopted. Now it’s my turn for happily ever after! I have grey and white fur, but my eyes are my best feature. They’re blue in the center, but fade out to a soft green. Come see me for yourself today!

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Hello! My name is Gracie and, at 10-years-old, I’m hoping to find a special person or family who will bring me back home where I belong. I was once part of a loving family, but then a day came when everything changed. My owner became ill and could no longer keep me. There was no one else to take me in and I was brought to Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR). It’s quite a change to go from a comfy home with familiar sights and sounds to the strange surroundings of an animal shelter. I’m an affectionate Tabby girl who enjoys receiving attention - I like to be held and will happily snuggle up in your arms. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. There’s no doubt that I would make someone very happy with my purring, pleasing personality. If you’d like to meet me, please call SOAR at 910-457-6340. They can give you very easy directions and I’ll be so happy to greet you!

Hi, my name is Peaches! You can’t tell by my smiling face, but my earlier life was a sad one. I was kept outside all the time and gave birth to litter after litter of puppies. But all that has changed! My new friends at the shelter say I’ll soon be someone’s faithful companion and, with my spay surgery complete, I’ll never have to worry about puppies again. I’m an 8-year-old, friendly and loving Golden Retriever mix. All I want is some TLC and a nice place to live. I lived in a foster home for a while and am fully house-trained. I discovered air conditioning is a wonderful invention! I’m also vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I’m not asking for much, just kindness and good care. I’ll give you lots of love in return. Let’s get started on our new life together! Call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297.

I am sponsored by SOAR in loving memory of all their wonderful, furry friends who made it safely to the Rainbow Bridge.

I am sponsored by Marybeth and Elliott Tepper in loving honor of Tripp (who was adopted from Paw’s Place). We love him so much!

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CAT: Cat Adoption Team Please call 910-792-9014 to adopt us! ◄I’m a declawed beauty who goes by the name of Lara. Would you adopt me? My owner was sent to the hospital and I was left alone to fend for myself all winter. It’s not good for a clawless cat to be outside, so my new home should be one where I stay indoors only. I would be very happy as the solo cat and am already spayed, up to date on shots and trained in the litterbox. ►Hi, my name is Lucky Lori. I was attacked by dogs and I ran under a trailer to hide. After I found a hiding place, I ended up getting my leg caught in a wire which broke my leg. The lady who found me turned me over to Cat Adoption Team, and they took me to a great vet. Sadly, my leg was so badly wounded that it had to be removed. Could you make a donation to help cover my medical bill? Please send it to CAT, 616 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC 28401. To adopt me, call 910-792-9014. ◄My name is Nemo and I was pictured last month with my brother, Marnie. He found a home and now I’m alone! Won’t someone come adopt me, too? I’m a young orange boy, just 11months-old, and I don’t have a mean bone in my body. I love to play, will purr like crazy when rubbed or held, and I like other cats. I’m gentle and affectionate, and I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. We could be the best of friends, so hurry!

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◄Hello up there! My name is Caddo and I’m a 1-year-old Tabby boy. If you’re looking for a happy, friendly and social companion, I’m your guy! I love everyone I meet and have a great time playing with toys. I get along well with other felines and would be a great playmate or cuddlemate for children. My back leg curls under slightly at the toes, but it doesn’t bother me a bit. The vet says it was never broken and I run, walk and play just like anyone else. I’m already neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained and ready to go! ►I’m pure white, with eyes that display two colors, one blue and one gold. Let’s face it - I’m simply stunning! My name is Chrys (short for Chrystal) and I’m a 1-year-old boy who is very loving and sweet. I was running out of time at Animal Control when Cat Adoption Team found me. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained, and I like being around other cats. I’d be a good friend to kids, too! Come meet me today. ◄Hello! I’m Grayson, an orange and white boy with tangerine-colored eyes! You’ll be awed by their beauty. At just 3years-old, I’m a total sweetheart who wants nothing more than to be loved. I adore being scratched behind the ears and I enjoy toys, but my favorite toy of all is a crumpled up ball of paper. I’m already neutered, up to date on shots and litterboxtrained. Won’t you take me home with you?

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I’m So Cuddly! Why Have I Been Homeless For So Long? My name is LoverBoy, and I truly live up to my name. Just look at how happily I’m sitting in this person’s arms. I adore humans and will always be thrilled to snuggle up with you. For some reason I’ve been overlooked, and have watched many other cats find homes. My friends at Cat Adoption Team can’t understand why I’ve been waiting so long. I’m a 2-year-old grey and white boy who is already neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. I love to be brushed and am great with kids. I also play very well with other cats. I have a gentle, loving personality and would be a cherished companion for anyone. If you’ve been searching for the perfect family friend, please call Cat Adoption Team at 910-792-9014 and leave a message. We’re also at Petsmart seven days a week!

I’m CoCo MoonPie and I’m a 9-year-old female Boxer mix. Seven years ago, I was found wandering on Highway 17 by a kind lady who scooped me up and rescued me. I’ve been living at Paw’s Place ever since! Please, won’t someone take a chance on me and bring me home? I’m a truly wonderful girl. I enjoy chew toys and being around other dogs and people. I’m so very sweet - I love giving lots of delicious doggie kisses. If you have a 6-foot fenced-in yard and a cat-free home, I hereby promise to be your loyal, loving, lifetime buddy. To find out more, or if you need driving directions, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. Let’s get to know one another, OK?

I am sponsored in appreciation of everyone who has rescued a homeless animal.

I am sponsored by WhatsOnWilmington.com in honor of Kizzy Totten, the elder stateswoman of rescued Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

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Cat Tails Please call 910-253-1375 to adopt us! ►After several years of waiting, my brother finally found a home, so now it is my turn. My name is Brando and I am a beautiful hunk of a cat and currently fostered at the Calabash Art Gallery in downtown Shallotte. When you drive down Main Street, you will often find me sunning in the big front window. As an added bonus, I’m an art connoisseur. I’ve had lots of experience evaluating art as I wait for a home. I am a lonely, 6-year-old male who is hoping for the best. My name should be Monet or Manet. Feel free to change it when you get me home. I am a special needs cat - dental problems. That’s not a problem for me so I hope it isn’t a problem to you. ◄Calico kitties are always the first ones to be adopted so why am I still here? As you can see I am a beautiful pastel Calico. My name is Shana and I am only 10-monthsold. I am very sweet, as every girl should be, and l love attention, just like every girl. You can’t tell in my picture but I recently had some surgery on one ear and now it curls over at the top. It just makes me even cuter. If you take me home I will snuggle with you forever! ◄Maybe if they named me A-Rod instead of Rodney I would get noticed? That would have made me one of the world famous Yankees and everyone would know me. I’d have more offers for a good home and I could sign the biggest and best contract! I’ve been waiting for over a year for my home. I do have one very cute habit, if you pick me up I’ll wrap my paws around your neck and hold on. I don’t ever want to be put down! Come visit me and see for yourself!

◄Just like a comfy terry cloth robe, I’ll wrap myself around you. My name is Terry and I am a one-man welcoming committee. If you come visit me at our building, you’ll recognize me as I rush right up to the lobby window to greet you. I am a little over 2-years-old and one big boy. But I am just one big “pile of mush” who will melt into your lap!

►A boy named Marion, almost as bad as a boy named Sue, don’t you think? Won’t you please come adopt me and give me a real manly name? I am one of the most affection kitties you’ll ever meet. I love to play but once I’m tired, I want to snuggle. So, now you know everything about me. Take me home and you can tell me all about you. You see, you get a therapist for free! ◄They call me Rivet, and just like the strong fastener that I’m named for, I will attach myself to you and never let go! As you can see, I am a beautiful gray Tabby with splashes of white. I just celebrated my 1st Birthday and would like to have a belated party at your house. I am timid at first but if you understand cats, you know it is just my protective mode to keep from getting hurt. Let me feel comfortable and you’ll see what a great cat can be.

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Need more love and fun in your life? Adopt me! My name is Roxi and I’m a 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier with a playful and affectionate personality. I once had a loving home, but my owners moved overseas and I was unable to go. I’m now at the rescue, waiting for another loving family or person to take me in. I am used to living indoors and am house-trained, cratetrained and leash-trained. My former family had two little girls so I am accustomed to being around children. I LOVE toys and I LOVE balls - it would be awesome to play some games in a fenced-in backyard. A young, active family would be a great match for me as I love to go to dog parks and other outings. I’m very family-friendly and am used to riding in the grocery cart at Petsmart. I would be an excellent candidate for agility and am bright, alert and attentive. I know how to sit on command and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Would you like to meet me? Are you familiar with my breed? If so, please call Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) at 910-675-0867 or email dogadoption1@gmail.com. Oh, if you already have a dog, bring him or her to our get-together so we can get acquainted!

Photo by Dick Parrott

Just like the flower, I’m blossoming with love and affection! My name is Petunia and I’m a 7 to 8year-old silver Miniature Schnauzer female. Although I’m slightly overweight, I still only weigh approximately 10 pounds soaking wet. I have just retired from being a breeder and am ready for a life of leisure. I have spent the majority of my life providing those precious little puppies that you often see in pet shops, so now it is my turn to be cherished and pampered the way all my little babies have been! I’m a very loving little girl and will make a fine family companion. I am good with other dogs. I may need a more relaxed home; perhaps I could make someone else’s retired lap very warm! I am heartworm negative, spayed, up to date on all vaccines, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, you can go to www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed to you, please call 910-264-8300 and have one sent.

I am sponsored by Foose and Captain Spriggs, who rescued the owners of Four Legs Good Pet Boutique.


New Hanover County Animal Control Services Please call 910-798-7500 to adopt us! ◄My name is Basil (A255114) and I’m a brown Tabby who was surrendered by my owners. I’m spayed and just 2-years-old. I’m such a sweet and pretty girl but shelter life has me really stressed out. I desperately want to be part of your family. Just give me chin rubs or neck scratches and I’ll be putty in your hands. All I need is for you to save me. ►If you could love a cute, cuddly pooch named Monkey (A254968), then it’s my lucky day. I am so sad and depressed and worried about being homeless. It’s an awful feeling that nobody should ever experience. I’m a German Shepherd and Rough Collie mix who was picked up as a stray on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington. I’m very pretty, I like to be petted and I hope you will give me a chance. I deserve to feel safe again and blossom in your home. Just come out to the shelter and take me into the playroom so we can get to know each other. You won’t leave without me. ◄Hi! My name is Gucci (A253771) and I’m an adult girl who was picked up by Animal Control after being dumped at a local veterinarian’s office. Now, I’m here at the shelter hoping to find true love with a forever family. I was already featured in last month’s issue and no one came for me. I have been spayed and I don’t mind being held. I will even make biscuits when you hold me. I really enjoy being rubbed and can chow down on some yummy treats! A sweet princess like me should be cherished in a home and not sitting alone in a cage. Contact the shelter about adopting me today!

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►I’m a handsome boy named George Clooney (A255083). My fur is gray except for the white speckles of fur dotted all over my body. I’m 3-yearsold, loveable and very friendly. I love head and neck rubs, headbutting, and I will roll over on my back at your feet. I’m very cuddly and don’t mind being kissed on my nose. Someone found me as a stray in a trailer park and brought me here to the shelter. If you want to adopt a sweet boy, I hope it will be me.

►My name is PeiPei (A236561) and I’m a petite Chinese Sharpei mix weighing in at approximately 30 pounds. I’m just 2-years-old and a true sweetheart. I was surrendered to the shelter by my owner and am hoping to find true love. I’m friendly, inquisitive, good on a leash and know how to sit, shake and lay down on command. I love playing with stuffed toys and will make you giggle with my silly antics. So come on and adopt a knee-high furry friend like me! ►If you think I look sweet in my picture, just wait until you meet me. I’m just as sweet as they come! My name is Heidi (A254028) and I’m a spayed Greyhound mix. I’m approximately 4-years-old and was brought to Animal Control after I had been running loose for 2-weeks. I enjoy back scratches, I can sit and shake hands with both paws, I’m good on a leash, I’m eager to please and will work for food. I enjoy being touched and will gently nuzzle my nose under your hand to encourage you to pet me. I’m an awesome dog who will be the bestest friend you could ever ask for. I’m waiting for you.

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I’m Jake, and I recently came into the care of Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas because I had been picked up as a stray by Animal Control and was about to be euthanized due to over-crowded conditions at the facility. What a waste that would have been because I have so much potential! I have that classic Schnauzer profile, but a rather petite and delicate bone structure. I weigh only 13.5 pounds. I am happy with human contact and easily persuaded into playing and “smiling”. I crave attention and am happy to be held. I am eager to be with people and love to greet new people who come through the door! Thus far I have not been exposed to other dogs, but I was fine at the groomer salon with other canines. I am up to date on all my vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. I will be a great family companion. It is very obvious that I have a nice personality, and I really perked up after my grooming so I genuinely enjoy being an integral part of the family unit, and I take great pride in being well-groomed! If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, go to www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 910-264-8300 to have one sent.

My name is Herman and I’m a very sweet and loving Hound dog. I’m calm and laid-back but I do enjoy daily walks. The Hound in me just loves all the different smells to be found in this great big world. I am approximately 3-years-old, I’ve already been neutered, I’m current on all vaccinations and I tested negative for heartworms! I’m really good with other dogs and I mean really good. I have the best time playing with them. I’m also good with cats but my new home would ideally have another pooch for me to love. I’m good on a leash, I’m quieter than most other Hounds and I would love for my new home to have a fenced yard that I can go out and play in. If you could help me out by opening up your heart and home to me, I’ll promise to give all my unconditional love to you! For more info or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm). I am sponsored by Top Toad in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Thank you!


New Hanover Humane Society Please call 910-763-6692 to adopt us!

Open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat ◄Hello, friends! Ready to go home with a darling girl like me? My name is Daphne and I’m part Lab, but I’m also mixed with something small. At just 3-years-old, I have a happy, cheerful nature and I’m also housetrained! I used to live with kids (ages 5, 9 and 10) and I am friendly to other small dogs. I want to live indoors with the family and play in a fenced-in yard. Let’s go!

◄I’m a sweetheart who enjoys living inside with my family. Would I be a match for you? I’m Petunia, a 3-year-old Tabby girl who is spayed, up to date on shots and litterbox-trained. I use scratching posts and I also enjoy sitting in windows and gazing at the great outdoors. I’m good with children, other cats and dogs and I love to be petted. Could I be your girl? ►Looking for a puffball of love? Your search is over! I’m Webster, a Brussels Griffon/Pug mix who weighs in at a mere 18 pounds. My former owner had to go into a nursing home, so I’m looking for another loving family to bring me home. At 7-years-old, I already know the things that make one a great house dog: I’m house-trained, leashtrained and very loving. I really enjoy playing with tennis balls and soft toys and I’m very happy being around my people. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Let’s begin our new life real soon - call about me today! ◄Why hasn’t a loveable, well-trained and very handsome boy like me been adopted? Just look at my friendly face and smile. And check out how I’m sitting on command. All you have to do is show me a treat and my bottom plops down. This is your chance to scoop up a wonderful boy! My name is Crosby and I’m a 3-year-old Rottweiler who is already housetrained. No accidents in the house for me! I’m sweet and friendly to everyone I meet and am neutered and vaccinated. Let’s start loving each other today!

Please call about our low cost spay/neuter program.

910-763-6692 ►If a precious orange Tabby is your heart’s desire, get ready to fall in love! I’m Mr. Kitty and I think I’m the perfect man for you. You’ll never be lonely again. I’m a neutered, vaccinated, litterbox-trained darling who weighs in at a soft and cuddly 14 pounds. I sure do love being with humans and possess a calm, mellow, laid-back attitude. Prepare to have your heart melted! ◄I just had a great idea - I need a home and you need a wonderful companion. Let’s get together and solve two needs at once! My name is Willie and I’m a young boy with grey and white Tabby stripes. I love being around people and I have a lot of fun with other cats. If you visit, you might catch me ‘play– wrestling’ with my buddy, Mr. Kitty. I am already neutered, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. You’ll adore me!

2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

www.nhumanesoc.com

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Here I am at a Paw’s Place adoption fair, waiting for my new family to find me. I behave so beautifully in public and would be a great companion for anyone! My name is Skittles and I’m a 35 pound Hound girl who just turned 1-yearold at the end of March. I wish I could have celebrated my birthday in my new home! Still, I have high hopes that I’ll soon find the family of my dreams. I am a house-trained darling who lost my former home because a new baby was coming and there was no time for me. I’m great with cats and other dogs, but would probably be happiest as the only dog since I can be protective of my food. If you’d like to see what a wonderful, loving boy I am, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s arrange a day to meet! I am sponsored by Marybeth & Elliott Tepper in loving memory of Charleston and Scarlet, who loved all their sisters and brothers. We all miss you so much.

Dr. Christian Bolz

Dr. Debbie Bolz

910-313-3326

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I always behave like a perfect angel at Paw’s Place adoption fairs - just take a look at my photo for proof! I bet I’d behave just as wonderfully at dog parks, on the beach, by the lake, or in your home. Adopt me and I’ll show you! My name is Trooper and I’m a gorgeous black and tan Coonhound. I was found on Route 87 and am a big, gentle baby at just 40 pounds. I’m quite a youngster, too, at 1½-years-old. I have a lot of years ahead to make my new family very happy. I play extremely well with big dogs and little dogs in fact, I let the little dogs walk all over me. I don’t mind! I’m very friendly to all the people I meet, and I never say no to a treat. If you can provide me with a very loving home, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297 and let’s start talkin’! I am sponsored by Hank and Grace Harrington. Thank you!


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◄Look at me! I’m an expert at sitting on command and waiting for a treat. My name is Zoe and I’m a 6 to 7-year-old female Beagle who weighs in at a mere 25 to 30 pounds. I was once a beloved family member, but my owner could no longer keep me after going through financial struggles. The good news is that I’m perfect for you! I am house-trained, leashtrained, and love to be cuddled and kissed. I have a good-natured personality, am friendly to children and I really enjoy going for walks. I am so happy to receive attention from humans and love to be petted. Adopt me!

◄Wouldn't you love to live with an adorable girl like me? My name is Thelma and I’m a young Chihuahua mix, just 18-monthsold. My mother and I were dropped off in front of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department. At first, everyone thought we were strays, but then we were recognized as being former members of a puppy mill. I’m a highly affectionate girl who loves to be held. I get along great with other dogs and am house-trained and leash-trained. You can see my mother on page 38. Come to the shelter and meet me!

◄I’m a small Hound - just 30 pounds - and I was found as a stray in South Carolina. My name is Juliet and I’m a sweet, gentle, 1-year-old girl who would love to live in a quiet home with my very own Romeo. I play extremely well with other dogs and enjoy taking walks. I’m looking for a person or family with a fenced-yard and a desire to share their life with a good-natured girl like me. I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. How about giving this Juliet a happy ending?

Paw’s Place is in DESPERATE need of donations to pay its veterinary bill! Paw’s Place recently rescued eight dogs with medical conditions that need treatment. Most are heartworm positive, one has a leg injury and one has a head injury. Any monetary amount you can spare would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

Please send your tax-deductible contribution to Paw’s Place, 3701 Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479. Thank you so much!

◄I sure do hope I’ll be part of a loving family again real soon. My name is Bruno and I’m a Hound mix boy who was adopted from Paw’s Place when I was a puppy. Unfortunately, my family moved away and was unable to take me with them. I just turned 1-year-old, so I hope the rest of my birthdays will be celebrated with my new family, not at the shelter! I’m a neutered fellow who is already house-trained and leash-trained. I’m great with dogs and children, and I get along fabulously with everyone who comes to the shelter. I’m sure my perfect match is waiting for me out there - come on over and let’s connect!

◄My name is Holly and I was found by the railroad tracks on Christmas Eve. I’m a 22-month-old Hound with one blue eye and one brown. I’m so pretty! Right now I weigh 50 pounds, but I could stand to gain another five. I’m great with other dogs and love to play. I enjoy rawhides, going for walks and getting hugged and kissed by humans. I have a gentle personality and am already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Come meet me!

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I’m such a darling boy! When will it be my turn to be loved? My name is Cole and I’m a very affectionate fellow who can’t get enough cuddles and kisses. I turned 1-year-old in April, and I was hoping to celebrate with my new family. Please adopt me so that I can spend my next birthday with you! I am already neutered, vaccinated and litterboxtrained. I play beautifully with the other cats at the shelter and enjoy meeting every new person who walks in the door. We’re in a cage-less environment so you can pick me up or watch me interact with the others. I’ll show you why I’m the one you should be bringing home today! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 and let’s get started on our brand new life.

They tell me I’d be the perfect family dog! Come visit me and you’ll see why. My name is Mika and I’m a German Shepherd mix. I have a medium-sized stature, not too big and not too small. I’m a very sweet girl - in fact, they call me a doll baby. I am friendly and laid back and I take everything in stride. My mellow nature is all the more impressive considering I was found abandoned, tied to a flower pot. Oh well, someone’s loss can be your gain! I am already spayed and vaccinated and I love meeting new people. Maybe one day I’ll be meeting you! To find out how you can adopt me, please call the New Hanover Humane Society at 910-763-6692.

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It’s Raining Kittens at Pender County Animal Control! Kitten Season has officially begun, and there’s no place more evident of this fact than at Pender County Animal Control. We are just two of THIRTY kittens spending our days and nights at the shelter in search of loving homes. It’s sad that our first few weeks of life are spent looking between the bars of a cage and standing on a metal floor. And as you know, there is always limited space here. When more kittens arrive, room must be made - and that often happens by euthanization. Don’t blame Animal Control, though. Blame the folks who don’t spay and neuter their cats. They’re the reason we’re here. If you’d like to adopt one of us, or foster us temporarily, please call or come out today! If you’re part of a non-profit rescue group, you’re also invited to come take one or more of us into your program. We come in all sizes, shapes and colors, and you can bet that we're all equally precious. For more information, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. With so many kittens to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that steals your heart! We are sponsored by the UNCW Pre-Veterinary Medical Association. Thank you!

I’m Bertie, a special needs puppy who is looking for a special, loving family. I was found at 3-weeks-old in a ditch. I was thrown out of a car and my head was injured when it hit the ground. I was almost dead when found, but the kind people at River Road Animal Hospital helped stabilize my body temperature by carrying me around for days. I overcame all obstacles and was pampered day and night. At 6-weeks-old, a Paw’s Place volunteer took me home to foster. I lived there with 3 ferrets, 3 Chihuahuas, and a Border Collie, and I learned to socialize, play, and ride in the car. At 10-weeks, I came to Paw’s Place and am now residing with large and small dogs. I am a gentle soul who just wants to be loved. Due to my brain trauma, my motor skills are slower than usual and my vision is affected. I hear well, but I need large motions to get my visual attention. I have no peripheral vision, so large, active dogs knock me over. It would be best for me to find a home with dogs my size or smaller. I’m now 12-weeks-old and weigh 20 pounds. My feet are webbed, so they tell me I’m part Lab. I love belly rubs and I happily allow the tiny puppies to dominate me. I am neutered and vaccinated and ready for a permanent home. How about yours? Call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. I am sponsored by NCBeachBargains.com in honor of the Special Happiness adopting an animal with Special Needs brings.


Hi, I'm Daisy. If you're looking for a loyal friend who is excellent company and a good listener, then I'm your girl. I love to go for walks. You just set the pace and I'm there, because I'm a fresh air and nature lover. But I'm also pretty laid back and go with the flow. I guess if I were asked to describe myself in a few words I'd say agile, both mentally and physically. I'm very observant of everything around me (especially squirrels). If you are exercising and stop for too long, I will take note and then revive you with many kisses. I like to make new dog friends but I take a minute to process their information before becoming a buddy. My manners are impressive and I am house-trained. Even though I love the fresh air, I'm an inside girl at heart. Car rides are fun, too - sometimes they put me right to sleep. Maybe I should just sum it up by saying that I'm well-rounded and I'm pretty good looking, too, if I do say so, myself. I am heartworm positive and Adopt-AnANGEL is raising the money for me to undergo heartworm treatment at no additional cost to my adopter. If you’d like to help me, please send your tax-deductible donation to: Adopt-An-ANGEL, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408. If you would like to know more about me or to inquire about adoption, call Adopt-An-ANGEL at 910-392-0557. I am sponsored by the Miss Avis Davis Fund, thanks!


Feature Story

9th Annual Cover Model Search: Special Pit Bull Edition Editors’ Note: PawPrints Magazine received the following entries in its 2011 Cover Model Search. At a time when Pit Bulls and Bully Breeds often receive bad press, these four proud families offer a different perspective. If you’d like to be a loving, responsible companion to a Pit Bull, please consider adoption. Check out River on this month’s cover. Other Pit Bulls are also available for adoption throughout the magazine and are highlighted with a heart (like the one pictured to the left).

“Skip” Submitted by: Alli Ramirez Skip is the first dog I have owned as an adult on my own. I adopted him from Carolina Care Bullies, after fostering him for about a month. In the rescue world we call that "foster failing". I knew Skip was home the first week he was with me; it only took 3 failed potential adoptions for me to finally decide that he was here to stay. Skip has changed my life immensely, but like most rescued dogs his life has a sad beginning. He was found as a stray, a bit thin and scared, wandering in an apartment complex in Greensboro, NC, one of the unfriendliest places for a Pit Bull to be. The local animal shelter is under county mandate to euthanize Pit Bulls immediately upon intake to the shelter; they are not to be adopted to the public and not even to be pulled by rescues. Luckily for Skip, he wandered up to an angel, a woman who contacted Carolina Care Bullies to take him in. It was after this that he came to stay with me. Since then, he has changed many minds about Pit Bulls and within seven weeks of staying with me, he earned his Canine Good Citizen certification, an honor which some dogs work toward for many months. Almost a year later, Skip is on his way to becoming a therapy dog and is showing the world, one person at a time, that Pit Bulls are true lovers and make great family pets. Skip shows me everyday that being positive regardless of the situation is the most important thing in life, and I think he should be a Cover Model so that he can show people everywhere the true nature of Pit Bulls!

“Scooby” Submitted by: Francesca and Matt Slaughter THE TRUTH ABOUT PIT BULLS This is the story of Scooby the pit bull. As a young pup he was saved from unspeakable neglect and cruelty. My husband and I decided to foster him until he was fully rehabilitated at which time we'd find him a great permanent home. We already had four dogs and certainly were not looking to add one more. Recovering from all of the neglect took months. Finally, he was ready to be placed for adoption. But when reality set in we realized we could not part with Scooby, who had become a much-loved member of our family. As Scooby grew into this big magnificent dog we realized just how much misinformation and fear was out there about Pit Bulls. Wherever we took Scooby someone always seemed to show fear despite his affectionate and gentle demeanor. He always gravitated to other dogs and kids, ready to lick everyone in the face. Scooby now lives with a tiny Papillion, a Miniature Pinscher, a Chinese Crested, a senior Labrador and our two small children. Scooby has proven to the world that Pit Bulls are not to be feared! He has been a phenomenal ambassador for his breed showing people every day what amazing family dogs Pit Bulls can really be. Scooby has demonstrated to so many people that with proper socialization, exercise, discipline and loads of love Pit Bulls can make anyone the best companion they could ever hope to have.

“Tess” Submitted by: Joyce Bradley I’m Tess and my story begins in a grocery store parking lot where a good Samaritan discovered me under a vehicle. Lucky for me, she took me to Capeside Animal Hospital, Dr. Sheila Hanby and Furever Friends Rescue Group. Dr. Hanby knew this fruitcake lady with two Pit Bulls already and knew very well that once through the door, there forever. Boy, what a step up: Nice house, big king size bed, good food, nice fenced yard, play days at Dogs At Play, a new big sister Tanner, age 14, and a new big brother Turk, age 7; my mom says she has “the Statue of Limitations”. Yep, like I said, “I’ve come a long way.” Now, I’ve just got to get the big prize because you see my brother Turk was first runner up in the contest in 2005 and I just can’t have him constantly reminding me of that. I need to show him that I’m just as special. I like being a member of a household that loves rescues; they sure do treat us like royalty. In fact, Tanner is called the Princess, I’m the Princess in Waiting and Turk is the Prince. I’ve come a long way and you can only make it better by naming me the winner of the Cover Model on PawPrints Magazine. From Tess’s parents: We feel so fortunate to have Tess as a part of our lives. She has added such joy and companionship to both us and the other canine dwellers. She wakes up each morning in such a happy mood and is always excited to see everybody in the house (and to make sure they hit the floor running). Life would be awfully dull without her.

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Feature Story “Chloe” Submitted by: Leanne Scalfaro I do animal rescue and I went to Pender County Animal Control to pull a little Bulldog mix. When I got there I was told he was already adopted, but to take a look around to see if there was anyone else I’d be interested in finding a home for. As I strolled through the outdoor kennels, I noticed this stocky little girl with these huge ears looking up at me. She looked terrified and was shaking. I walked back in and asked about her. I was told she was picked up as a stray and had been there a long time. When they brought her in so I could see her better she had to be carried in, she was absolutely terrified of everyone. I took her straight to the vet and found out she had heartworms, her ear had been cut or torn, she had scars all over her face and that she was overbred by whoever had her in the first place. I had a person who wanted to adopt her but after finding all of this out the person that had wanted to adopt her opted out because of her heartworms. After being denied a home because of heartworms I felt so bad for her. I took her to McDonald’s and shared some french fries with her, she wouldn’t take them out of my hand, I had to set them in the seat in front of her. I decided to name her Chloe and I figured that I would just foster her for a while until I could raise enough money for her heartworm treatment. After fundraising for a month, I had all of the money for Chloe’s treatments. She went through both treatments like a champ but she still didn’t have a permanent home. Finally a person called who was interested in Chloe and I took her there, but I cried like a baby after I dropped her off. Chloe was not working out for the woman because she was just too scared; the lady said she sat by the front door most of the time looking out the door like she was looking for someone. I went back to get her a week later, the lady told me that she couldn’t see Chloe doing well with anyone but me and, needless to say, Chloe hasn't gone anywhere since. I decided to keep Chloe after realizing that she picked me. I could never imagine parting with her after everything we have been through together. I couldn’t even get her to wag her tail for the first month I had her, she would hide under everything and was sooo scared of people. Now she wags her tail non-stop, we go to the dog park every Sunday and we always stop for some McDonald’s french fries, they are her favorite. I no longer have to set them in front of her; she takes them right out of my hand. I love this dog and I feel that things really do happen for a reason and that animals really do pick their humans. I’m proud to be Chloe’s human for life. Chloe has taught me that no matter what life throws at me, I can be strong and get through it just like she did.

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My soft brown eyes are begging you to take me home! And if you met me in person, you wouldn’t even hesitate. My name is Pooch (A039851) and I have the sweetest, most loving soul. I’m a 4-year-old female Chinese Sharpei mix and I lost my home when my owner moved away. Would you give me a second chance at love and happiness? I’m such a great girl - I can sit and lay down on command, and I once lived happily with a 1-year-old child and a 3-yearold child. I take treats very gently from your fingers, even the smallest pieces. I also like to nuzzle my head under your hand and will rest my cheek against your leg as you rub me. To invite belly rubs, I’ll flop over at your feet and gaze up at you with my beautiful eyes. I’m a heart-melter! If you’d like to get to know me, please call Brunswick County Animal Control at 910-754-8204. They’ll tell you how to get here! I am sponsored by Adam’s Folly Pet Boarding, Bolivia, NC. Thank you!

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Pender County Animal Shelter Please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196 and leave a message to adopt us! ◄My eyes are the bluest of blues! And I’m the sweetest of Siamese cats. Hello, my name is Paris Blue (CR212) and I’m a young girl, no more than 1-year old, who was found as a stray with my three baby kittens. We are all up for adoption at the shelter. I have an incredibly loving personality and enjoy being picked up and held. You can also stroke my soft fur and I’ll purr with happiness. If you’d like to see my baby blues in color, visit the website at www.PawPrintsMagazine.com!

◄Hello, world! We haven’t been on the planet for very long, and we’re sad that our lives have begun in a shelter. Hopefully you’ll soon be arriving to show us what family life is all about! We are Jessie (FM3337) and Joey (FM3336) and we are two of THIRTY kittens that are waiting for homes. We are just 8-weeks-old. We love to cuddle in your arms, skip after toys, and melt hearts. Come adopt one (or both) of us!

URGENT, URGENT!! We Two Cats Are Running Out Of Time! Please read our stories below and adopt! ◄If sweet-natured Tabbies are your feline of choice, you’re gonna love me! My name is Mia (FF3030) and I’m a 2year-old girl who recently lost my home. My owner had too many cats and had to bring some to the shelter. I’m a calm, friendly and loving girl who happily sits at the front of my cage so you can rub me from head to toe. Even though the door is open, I don’t try to hop out, I just want to sit with you and be loved. Adopt me!

▲►We are six of THIRTY KITTENS waiting for loving homes! PLEASE adopt one or more of us before our time runs out! You are also welcome to foster us temporarily, and rescue groups are invited to take us in. VISIT US TODAY!

3280 New Savannah Rd., Burgaw, NC

►See how I’m flopped over in my photo, just begging you with my eyes to touch me? This is what I do when someone opens my cage door - I don’t try to jump out, my main objective is to be rubbed! Affectionate, friendly cats like me are highly prized, so why am I at Animal Control? My name is Tabitha (FF3024) and I’m a 1-year-old girl who was found as a stray. I’d be such a friendly companion to anyone, from adults to children. Won’t you please come meet me?

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At just 6.8 pounds, I’m a joy to hold! My name is Petunia and I’m a 2-yearold female Chihuahua. My former owner was very sorry to give me up, but she could no longer take care of me. Could you be the one who will give me a second chance at a happy home life? I’m an adorable heart stealer who thrives on human interaction. And you’ll be so happy to have me around - after all, I’m housetrained, leash-trained, friendly with both dogs and cats, and friendly to children. As for my health, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. And yes, I love to be picked up and cuddled! All I’m asking for is the honor of being your cherished family companion. I promise to be the light of your life in return! Please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022 to find out how you can take me home. I am sponsored by Milo, a Pender County Humane Society shelter dog who found his forever home. Bobby Jean & Woody

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They’ve called me Cutie Pie and it sure is easy to see why! I’m a 1-year-oldold grey and white Tabby boy who was found living alone under someone’s porch. Now I’m at the shelter, making pals with all the other kitties, and waiting for my forever family. I love to curl up in one of the comfortable cat beds here, and you can often find me sharing my nap time with another feline. I also love to be petted and held, so please don’t be deterred if I appear a bit timid at first. Just go ahead and start rubbing me and I’ll quickly melt into a very purry fellow. Oh yes, I’m also neutered, vaccinated and litterbox-trained. If you’re the loving family I’ve been looking for, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022! I am sponsored by Adair H. Douglass, II. Thank you!

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Pender County Humane Society Please call 910-259-7022 to adopt us! ◄Looking for a fun and friendly puppy to enjoy life with? How about me? My name is Brownie and you can have the pleasure of watching me grow up. I’ll be the best friend you’ve been yearning for! I’m a 6-monthold boy with a gentle and loving heart. I get along great with other dogs and I happily roll over on my back for belly rubs from my human friends. I’m already neutered, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. They tell me I’m a Shepherd/Lab mix. Make me yours!

◄You’d be hardpressed to find a friendlier, sweeter girl than me! My name is Gypsy and I want to settle down with you. I’m a loving, completely non-aggressive Pit Bull girl who never meets a stranger. My smiling face welcomes all the people who greet me! I am spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. I dearly love squeaky toys and I will take treats very gently from your fingers. You’ll see how great I am when you visit!

►We are balls of fluff and fun! We hereby invite you to come to the shelter and hold us in your hands! CoCo Squeaky My name is CoCo and I’m a Tortie girl. Next to me is my blue/grey brother, Squeaky. Our mother and siblings have all been adopted and we’re still waiting. We pass the time by playing with toys, napping and stealing hearts! We love to cuddle, love to explore, and love to make you smile. At just 8-weeks of age, we have a lifetime of memories to begin making with our lucky new families. Let’s get together!

►Have I melted your heart yet? Don’t worry, you can cuddle me yourself - but you’d better hurry! I’m such a cutie, who wouldn’t want to adopt a great girl like me? My name is Gloria and I’m a precious, tiny Chihuahua with personality plus! I lost my home through no fault of my own - my owner was just unable to care for me any longer. I’m young at 18months-old and am spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. I am very affectionate and playful and I love other dogs, cats and people. As you can tell, I enjoy being held and I’m as light as a feather! Are you my future love?

►Need some love? You’re in luck! I am ready to bring you lots. And you can tell by my photo that I’m a real beauty! My name is Danielle and I was born on June 15, 2010. I live in a cageless environment at the shelter, so you can really get to know me and watch me interact with the other kitties. I love all people and am very affectionate. I’m also spayed, up to date on shots and litterboxtrained. Please hurry over and let’s play some games!

►Hello, friends! My name is Shelby and I’m a 6-year-old, female Lab/ Retriever mix. My owner fell on hard times so I am at the shelter looking for a new family. You’ll be so happy to invite me into your life: I’m housetrained, leash-trained, spayed, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. I get along great with children, other dogs, and I’m very affectionate. Give me the chance to be your girl!

P. O. Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

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This happy face could brighten every day of your life! My name is Moses (CM3732) and I’m a handsome and sweet Beagle boy. I was found as a stray, walking alongside the road in Rocky Point. I’m so glad someone stopped and picked me up! Now I can make someone very happy as a future family member. I’ve only been at the shelter for two days, but I’m friendly to everyone I meet and I like other dogs. I also enjoy sitting at your feet for a nice shoulder and neck rub. I hope you’ll hop in your car and come meet me! For driving directions, or for the answers to any other questions, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. I’ll be waiting to convince you that I’m yours!

Looking for a 6-yearold, 12 pound, beautiful, parti-colored female miniSchnauzer to LOVE? Then search no further! I'm Tessa and I'm ready for some cuddling. I'm a bit shy but have warmed up to my foster mom and her two Mini’s really fast. I'd really like to be the only pet and have a stay-at-home Mom or Dad ’cause I was just retired from my breeder's business. I've had all my shots, am spayed and even microchipped. I ride great in the car, am crate-trained, house-trained and I learned to use the doggy door on the second try. Let's get together and snuggle! If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, go to www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 910-264-8300 to have one sent.

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SOAR (Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue) Please call 910-457-6340 to adopt us! ◄I’m a darling girl named Fiona and I’m hoping you’ll adopt me! I’ve been through a lot so your love will be just what I need. You see, my owners moved away and left me behind. Then my tail was injured - the vet thinks it may have been run over by a car. It’s been removed and I’ve been spayed. Despite all my troubles, I’m a loving and affectionate girl, just 1-year-old. Please take me home! ►My name is Louie and I’m a friendly, affectionate boy. I’ve been at SOAR for too long, so I can hardly express how grateful I would be to be adopted! Let’s just say that lots of purrs and kisses would be in store for the one who takes me home. It’s quite a mystery why I haven’t been snapped up. I love to play with toys and will keep my new family entertained! I use my scratching post and litterbox and am in great health. Adopt me! ►Are you looking for a companion to take on outings to the beach or park? Pick me! I’m Dixie and I love doing stuff like that! I’m a playful girl, but I still know my commands. In fact, I’m sitting on command for my photo. (Just between you and me, I was waiting for them to throw me a tennis ball!) I’m a young girl, 3years of age, and I’m a total sweetheart. There’s not a mean bone in my body. I’m house-trained, love affection and can’t get enough hugs or kisses. I’m a Terrier mix who is great with children and other dogs (but no cats, please.) Adopt me, please!

◄You might wonder how a dog named Pender ended up in Brunswick County. Well, it’s because SOAR was kind enough to take me in when Pender County Animal Control needed to find places for all its dogs while undergoing renovations. I’m an extremely loveable mixed-breed boy who just wants attention and affection. I’ve played well with other dogs at the shelter, so if you have one you’d like me to meet, bring him or her out! The vet estimates I’m around 6-years-old. Won’t you come visit me today? ►Hello! I’m an extremely affectionate Hound boy named Gus. I was found on Ocean Isle as a stray and was so skinny. Since my arrival, I’ve put on weight and I’ve impressed everyone with my friendly, loving nature. I rarely even bark! I love to play and am estimated to be around 1-year-old. I don’t jump up on people and I’m great with other dogs. You’ll find I’m quite handsome, too!

►I’m Lucciano, a yellow male sweetheart. I got the name from the way I called for food when I was very young. I was born approximately July 14, 2010. The reason I’m still in my foster home is that I was such a nice cat my foster parents considered keeping me. They would give me up, however, to a really good permanent home. I don’t call loudly anymore, by the way, but I do like to eat and I tend to be a little over-weight, just like my late namesake, the famous opera tenor, Lucciano Pavarotti! To meet me, call my SOAR foster mom at 910-278-4437.

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Hey, my name is Downtown Judy Brown and I am a 1½-year-old Pit Bull. My life did not start out so great - I was found tied up to a tree in the yard of an abandoned house. I had no food, water or shelter. I was skin and bones when Animal Control found me. Luckily, Wilmington Animal Healthcare has been taking care of me until I find my forever home. I have put on some weight and have been working on my manners. I am working on sitting on command and walking on a leash. I am also working on housetraining. I am current on all my vaccines, have been spayed and am also current on my heartworm and flea preventions. I like to play with other dogs. I might have too much energy for a home with small children, but I do like to play with older kids. If you would like to meet me, call 910-791-7101 or stop by Wilmington Animal Healthcare. I am sponsored by Wilmington Animal Healthcare. Thank you!

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Hi! My name is Dixie Too. Have you been looking for a family dog, one who will create lots of happy memories and bring you lots of love? Well, I’m your girl! I’m a Yellow Lab mix, just 1-year-old. I love playing with toys such as tennis balls and stuffed animals and I have a friendly, social personality. I adore people and want to be around them all the time. Since I’m playful, an adult-only home or one with kids ages ten or older would be perfect. I wouldn’t want to accidentally knock a tiny tot down while playing. As for my health, I’m already spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Oh yes, I’m good with other dogs and walk well on a leash. Come spend some time with me! SOAR can be reached at 910-457-6340. They’ll be happy to tell you how we can get together! I am sponsored by Pine Valley Animal Hospital in loving memory of Sophie Campbell, so special, so sweet, so missed.


Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Please call 910-622-0011 or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com to adopt us! ◄I’m a sweet, young, male Akita/Chow mix named Ted. I have great news: I just finished my heartworm treatment and am strong and healthy! I am a quiet but active dog and I’ve behaved well around other dogs. I just ADORE people! I’m also very smart and will go far with basic obedience. Oh yes, I’m also neutered, vaccinated and now on heartworm prevention. If you’d like to adopt me, call! ◄I’m a heartmelter! My name is Jai and I’m a happy, happy male puppy who is learning the basics such as house-training, crate-training and leashtraining. I’m just 9-months-old and am also working with an obedience trainer. My coat is a bold red and black brindle, almost like tiger stripes. I may be mixed with American Staffordshire Terrier and Lab. I’m still fairly small, and I play well with dogs. Adopt me and let’s enjoy life!

Attend the 1st Annual Cape Fear Dragon Boat Race & Festival - Saturday, June 4 See Shelter News, page 37, for more details! ◄I’m Rosie! I’m a mediumsized Pug/Spitz mix and, at just 4-years-old, I’m a smart, friendly girl who would be a great agility dog. I adore children and am friendly to adult humans as well! I do have issues with some dogs, but I’m great with cats. I’ve been working with an obedience trainer and would love to continue this training with my new family. I’m also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. You’d be so lucky to share your life with a great girl like me!

◄Hi, my name is Remington! I’m a 1½year-old male Irish Setter mix, and I have to say that I’m a very sweet boy. I’m great with people and I do well with most other dogs (but cats I like to chase). I am house-trained and will be a wonderful companion for an active family. I love to explore in the woods, so if you’re a hiker we’d be a great match! I’m very smart, leash-trained and in great health. Give yourself the gift of adopting an awesome dog like me! ◄Enjoy life with me! My name is Jerry and I’m a 1½-year-old Shepherd mix, but I weigh just 35 pounds. I am great with most other dogs, and I LOVE people. I sure would be happy if someone would let me be their lap dog! I’m doing great on my house-training and I walk well on a leash. I seem to be ok with cats and am in good health. One funny thing about me is that even though I’m a small Shepherd, I have a deep Shepherd voice. Ruff! ◄It’s me, Hero! I am finished with my heartworm treatment and am now all ready to go home with my new family! Could my new family be reading this? I am a Retriever/Chow mix who is very humble and loves people. I am friendly but reserved around other dogs. I will chase a cat. I am also house-trained, crate-trained and a wonderful, funny guy. I am learning my basic commands. When I come in the house for my treat, I will sit and my eyes get real big like I am opening my mouth. I want to please and am as gentle and sweet as they come. Would you please consider bringing me home with you?

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STORMY’S STORY It had been raining for hours. Everything was soaked. As I made a dash for my car, I heard the unmistakable sound of a cat in trouble. There, perched above a storm grate, was a soaked, skinny, and very young mother cat mewing and pacing. As I approached, I could see a tiny, days-old kitten, half drowned and still as death on the concrete below. I lay across the grate and shoved my arm into the hole as far as I could, terrified I would knock the furry wet ball into the water. But, against all hope, I managed to snag its back quarters and lift the cold bundle out of the drain. The kitten was alive, but just barely. Taking a trap from my trunk, I set it to trap the mom, a feral cat. As the trap slammed shut behind her I felt so much relief. I was not able to find any other kittens so I took the mother and her surviving baby home to recover. A few weeks later, the mother cat was spayed and relocated. The kitten, named Stormy, took some time to recover but eventually grew into a fat, happy girl and is now living in her forever home. Unfortunately, not all kittens have a good ending. Friends of Felines’ mission is to trap/spay/neuter/ vaccinate/return feral cats so kittens like Stormy won’t be born in storm drains and risk death on a daily basis. Please help us accomplish our mission by making your tax-deductible donation to: Friends of Felines, P.O. Box 475, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Thank you!

This is just my second day at the shelter! I’m a bit bewildered by the new sights and sounds, but I’m being a brave girl and am so friendly to every new person I meet. My name is Squiggy and I’m an 18-monthold Beagle mix girl. As you can see from my photo, I have a wonderfully laid-back temperament and I love to be petted. I also love to go for walks and was so happy to go for a stroll while they took my photo. I’m great on a leash and am also spayed, vaccinated and on heartworm prevention. Oh yes, you’ll find that I’m a perfect size - not too small or too large. I hope you’ll come visit and get to know me! For driving directions or questions about the adoption process, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022. I am sponsored by George, Brenda and John Harriss in loving memory of Miss Scarlett, Rosie Belle, Candy and Lady, special friends, all.

I’m Penny, a 5-year-old Mahogany Neapolitan Mastiff who has never known a home that was fully prepared for or understanding of my breed. Now I am desperately looking for a place where I can settle in with all the love, respect, and direction I deserve! I am searching for an owner who is familiar with dominant breeds and who can calmly and consistently set limits so that I know what is expected of me. I am naturally well behaved, walking politely on a leash and not engaging in destructive behavior. I cannot go to a home with children. I also should not go to a home with elderly, disabled, or small fragile dogs as my size alone poses an undue threat. I am good with other dogs of equal or larger size, and I do not show any signs of alpha or alpha-seeking behavior during my play. I will need a home with a sturdy fenced-in yard, preferably 6 feet or taller. I also need a family who understands that Mastiffs can be resource (food, water, toys, bones) protective, and can commit to giving me my own space (preferably a crate) in which to eat, sleep, and enjoy a good chew toy away from the rest of the family when I need to. I would make the perfect partner to take on regular walks and social outings! If you are interested in me and would like to find out more, go to www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 910-264-8300 to have one sent.


Shelter News & Events Blueberry Festival Arrives in Burgaw Visit the Monty’s Home booth at the Blueberry Festival held at the Burgaw Courthouse Square. The event will take place on Saturday, June 18th from 9am to 6pm. Monty’s Home will have Blueberry doggie bandannas as well as a huge “Party with your Pooch” raffle. There will be lots of other fun stuff for sale. Please leave your pups at home, though. There is lots to do and lots of fun for people, but it would be an over-heated, long day for canines. For more information, visit www.ncblueberryfestival.com or www.montyshome.org.

Announcing the AMERICANA group! That’s right - the new group of shelter dogs enrolled in the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program are five true Yankee Doodle Dandies! Named after their favorite state in the nation, these shelter dogs represent the American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a forever home. At least, that’s the canine version! To help them obtain their dream, fill out an application at www.montyshome.org or call 910-297-1338.

Donations Needed for Rescued Dogs Undergoing Heartworm Treatment Currently, Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) has 30 dogs undergoing heartworm treatment at the same time! Even at non-profit discounted rates, the treatment runs between $250-500 per dog depending on each dog’s weight. With 22 dogs going through treatment at the same time, it will cost the organization between $7,500 to $10,000 - which is disastrous for a small rescue. If a lot of people help a little, the expense will be much more manageable. If you would like to pitch in, please mail checks to: Adopt-AnANGEL, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or visit www.adoptanangel.net. Vet bills are online for you to review at "our vet bills" under the "about us" tab. Call 910-392-0557 for other questions.

Puppies and Kittens Need Your Help! Adopt-An-ANGEL (AAA) is seeking foster homes for young kittens and puppies. AAA will pay for vetting if you provide transportation, food, room and board. AAA is also providing a limited number of vouchers to Brunswick residents for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs to help curb the amount of puppies entering the shelters. Please call 910-392-0557 if you would like to foster and save the lives of puppies or kittens or for more info on the Brunswick dog voucher program.

Foster Homes Desperately Needed! Pender County Animal Shelter, which houses dogs taken in by Pender County Animal Control, is in need of help. Says Darlene Clewis, shelter manager, “We need foster homes desperately. Adopt-An-ANGEL has been helping the shelter since January and has adopted out over 30 dogs already. Your new foster dog or puppy can go through Adopt-An ANGEL and get vetted, then the new foster parent can take his or her foster dog or puppy to Petco on Saturdays and Sundays to find a permanent home.” Call 910-279-3196 to offer help.

FREE Spay/Neuter Surgeries “Friends of the Pender Animal Shelter” has set up an account with $2,000 at Cape Fear Spay/Neuter Clinic in Castle Hayne to pay 100% for spay/neuters of all animals adopted from the Pender County Animal Shelter. Proof of adoption from the Pender Animal Shelter is required to qualify for the free spay/neuter. New owners must set up appointments by calling Cape Fear Spay/Neuter Clinic at 910-602-1101 and check to make sure funds are still in the account. This offer is available as long as funds are available. For more information, please call Gayle Childress at 910-619-7713.

Be a Part of the Cape Fear Dragon Boat Festival - Saturday, June 4 The first annual Cape Fear Dragon Boat Festival comes to Wilmington on Saturday, June 4. The event will be held downtown on the Cape Fear River. The beneficiaries for the event are Step Up For Soldiers and Sunburst Foundation. Funds raised from this event will also be going toward medical care programs that Sunburst Foundation has set up for Pender County Animal Control. Says Linda Ferrell, founder of Sunburst Foundation, “We are hoping to help the shelter by providing the animals necessary medical care and spay/neuter surgery prior to adoption. These programs have been set up as well as a program for cats whose owners are in need of help with spay/neuter, through Rocky Point Vet. We are still waiting for the Pender County government health department to officially put these programs into place. The owned cat program is in effect now but donations are desperately needed.” Sunburst Foundation also has its boat in the race for individuals who want to participate and are not yet signed on with a group or business. $50 can secure your seat on the Sunburst Foundation boat and give you the golden opportunity to make a difference in the lives of discarded and unwanted cats and dogs. For more information on the event, please visit www.capefeardragonboat.com or email sunburstfoundation@gmail.com if you can volunteer some time for the animals that day. More information can also be found at www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org. June 2011 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 37


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Don’t you think I’m pretty? My name is Louise and I’m a Chihuahua mix with a friendly and loving personality. I was dropped off at the Sheriff’s Department in Brunswick County with my daughter, Thelma. (You can see her photo and story on page 21.) At first, everyone thought we were strays, but then someone recognized us as once being part of a puppy mill. Needless to say, we’re glad we’re at Paw’s Place where we can find loving families! I’m a 2½-year-old sweetheart who is house-trained and leash-trained. I love people and enjoy being held. I also love other dogs, big or small. There’s a Coonhound at the shelter named Trooper who I follow around like a little shadow. He lets me walk all over him. Do you have a dog who might like a friend? Or perhaps you don’t yet have a dog and want to get started with me? If so, give me a call! The number is 910-8457297. My friends here can tell you even more.

How about a wink and a kiss? My name is Mini Moo because my markings look like a milk cow, although I’m much prettier. I am a 2½-year-old spayed female with lots of love and energy. I would prefer to live inside because I have very short hair and get cold easily. I am house-trained and like my crate, I know several commands (sit, down and come) plus I’m great on a leash. I love to play ball and enjoy long walks. My only fault is that I don’t always like other dogs or cats. That’s how I lost my first home, I didn’t play well with the other dogs. My foster home has lots of other dogs, too - so I don’t have the freedom I need and deserve. I am looking for an active home where I can be the only pet. Please call Amy at 910-253-0501 for more information or to set up a time to meet me.

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JUNE Adopt-an-Angel Adoptions Seven Days a Week!! Kittens and cats will be available for adoption at Pet Supermarket and Petco from 9am to 9pm MondaySaturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. For more information, call 910-392-0557. Cat Tails Adoption Facility June 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 & 29 From 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays, and 1pm to 3pm on Sundays, cats and kittens are available for adoption. All animals are fixed and vaccinated. For more information, please call 910-253-1375. Cat Tails Adoption Fairs at Petsmart June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 From 7pm to 9pm on Fridays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays, cats and kittens will be available for adoption at Petsmart. All animals are spayed/neutered with shots. For more information, please call Cat Tails at 910-253-1375. Adopt-an-Angel Adoption Fairs at Petco June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 Adopt-an-Angel will have puppies/kittens, dogs and cats on Saturday and Sunday at Petco, 11am to 5pm. Cats and kittens are there seven days a week. For info, call 910-392-0557.

Adoptions at Brunswick Animal Services June 4, 11, 18 & 25 From 10am to 4pm, the shelter (429 Greenswamp Rd. in Supply) is open Saturdays for dog/puppy, cat/kitten adoptions. Please call 910-754-8204 Monday - Friday for more info. See map on page 10. Paw's Place Adoption Fairs in Southport June 4, 11, 18 & 25 Every Saturday, from 11:30am to 2pm, Paw's Place will have dogs and puppies available for adoption at Four Legs Good Pet Boutique, 310 N. Howe Street, in Southport. Stop by and meet some wonderful dogs! For more information, please call Paw’s Place at 910-845-7297. Columbus Humane Society Adoption Fairs at Petsmart June 4, 11, 18 & 25 Every Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Columbus Humane Society will have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption at Petsmart. For more information, call 910-840-5435. SOAR Adoption Fairs at Zeetlegoo’s June 11 & 25 From 10am to 2pm, Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR) will have adoptable dogs and cats at Zeetlegoo’s, 1635 North Howe Street in Southport. For info, call 910-457-6340.

Pender Animal Control’s Shelter Open Saturday June 4, 11, 18 & 25 Pender County Animal Shelter, which houses animals from Pender County Animal Control, will be open from 9am to 4pm. It is located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. For more information, please call 910-259-1349 or 910-279-3196. See map on page 28.

Pet Friends of Duplin County Yard Sale June 18 A yard sale will be held from 8am to 12pm, at the American Legion, Hwy 41, Wallace, NC. 100% of the proceeds from the yard sale will be used for Pet Care Programs promoting pet health and welfare in Duplin County. (Donated household items may be dropped off June 3, 10, and 17 from 10am to 12pm at Billy's Storage, located on Hwy 11, .3 miles north of Hwy 41 and Hwy 11 intersection in Wallace.)

P.E.A.R Adoption Fairs at Petsmart June 5, 12, 19 & 26 Pender Endangered Animal Rescue (PEAR) will be at Petsmart, 4715 New Centre Drive in Wilmington, every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4pm with dogs available for adoption. For more information, please contact Alice at 910-675-0867. P.E.A.R. is also in need of good quality dog food, steel dog dishes, bath towels, paper towels and used dog collars and leashes.

Pawsitive Partners Prison Program Meet and Greet June 25 March on over to Aunt Kerry's Pet Stop at 3600 S. College Rd. from 10am to Noon and meet the Americana group now enrolled for nine weeks of training before being adopted out as family pets. All five dogs carry the name of their favorite state in the USA. For more information, please email adopt@montyshome.org or call 910-297-1338. June 2011 www.facebook.com/PawPrintsMagazine 39


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I’ve Been Waiting Two Years for a Home! Please Adopt Me! Hello! I’m Lola and I’m a very sweet girl who adores people. I’m a 4-year-old Shepherd/Lab mix and all I want is to please and be loved. So why haven’t I been adopted? Could it be because I have a special need? Please don’t let that deter you from bringing a great girl like me home! I have an old cruciate ligament injury which requires me to stay on glucosamine chondroiton for my lifetime, but it���s an inexpensive pill and easily available. I’m not so fond of other female dogs, but I interact very well with larger, docile male dogs. I’m behaving beautifully at a dog boarding facility and working with a trainer as well! If you have an interest in adopting me, please call today! Or, if you’re not able to adopt at this time but would like to foster me temporarily, that would be great! I’d really love to get back in a home environment. Just call Sunburst Foundation at 910-622-0011or email them at sunburstfoundation@gmail.com.

Looking for a playful and friendly companion for yourself or your family? You’re looking at the right dog for the job! My name is Ace and I’m a 2 to 3-year-old male Black Lab mix. Everyone who meets me falls in love, and that’s the absolute truth! I have an affectionate personality and a happy demeanor. I am already housetrained and leashtrained and I’m neutered, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. I get along well with other dogs and enjoy playing with my canine buddies at the shelter. Being with humans is my most favorite pastime, though. I love to go for walks with the volunteers - we head outside and explore the grounds around the shelter. If you adopt me, I’m sure we could have some peaceful walks in our very own neighborhood. Doesn’t it sound like I’m well prepared to be a great family companion? Let me prove it to you take me home today! For driving directions or more information, please call Pender County Humane Society at 910-259-7022.

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Check out these gorgeous brown eyes! That’s not how I got the name Hawkeye, but they sure do add to my soft, friendly face, don’t they? I am the only one left from the MASH group that graduated last month from the Monty’s Home Pawsitive Partners Prison Program. Seems they saved the best for last! I know all my basic obedience commands and love people, other dogs and children. Chasing a tennis ball is my favorite game! I am about a year old and mostly Lab, but perhaps some Shepherd or Collie because of these really cool ears I have. See the big smile that is to win you over...did it work? I really want a family to call my own, I was in the shelter and then in training for such a very long time. If you would like me for part of your troop, please call 910-297-1338 or adopt@montyshome.org. Better yet, fill out an application at www.montyshome.org and I’ll have one of my human friends call you. I am sponsored in memory of Broker McNinch, by his biggest fan, Aunt Barb.

Hello my name is Blue. That name came to me because of my icy blue eyes, I think. I am an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix and was surrendered to Duplin County Animal Control because I sometimes chased cats. Mind you, I never wanted to hurt one, but I did like to chase them sometimes. My former owner’s neighbor threatened to kill me for chasing cats, so I found myself at a shelter. That was a really scary place and I had run out of time. Luckily, I found a good foster home in Southport where I currently live with three other dogs. I am told I have a very sweet and gentle disposition, but I do like to be the center of attention. I am a spayed girl, about 3½-years-old. I am healthy, and current on all my vaccinations. I need to lose a few pounds, so an active household would be very good for me. If you are interested in me or would like more info on other dogs currently available for adoption, please visit the Carolina Border Collie Rescue website at CBCR.org or call 919-682-6125. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in memory of Dingo.

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! FUREVER FRIENDS Hi, my name is José. I was found wandering down the road as a stray. I’m good with other dogs and cats, I’m heartworm negative, I’m current on vaccinations and I’m already neutered. I’m a good-natured Lab mix who knows how to sit on command. I’m friendly, happy, playful, eager to please and looking for a home with a fenced yard for me to play in. For more info or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-3832100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

COLUMBUS HUMANE SOCIETY

PENDER ENDANGERED ANIMAL RESCUE Hello! My name is Knucklehead and I am looking for some love. I’m a 1-year-old Pit Bull/Shar Pei mix who likes long walks and sloppy kisses. I had a lot of brothers and sisters who came with me to the kennels and are now in loving homes. I am left all alone and need to find someone to take me in. I have a big heart, a friendly smile, and I get along with other dogs. I’m crate-trained, too! I’m also neutered, up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention. Just give me a chance - you’ll fall in love! To adopt me, email PEAR at dogadoption1@gmail.com or call 910-675-0867.

CAROLINA ANIMAL PROTECTON SOCIETY

My name is Drako and I'm so happy because I'm attending dog training classes at Petsmart and learning all kinds of commands. I can be adopted now and then my new parents can continue to take me to my classes at no charge. I love to play with my toys but I'm not too good at sharing them or my food - if these things aren't around, then I get along with other dogs. I'm actually in a home with other dogs and children and I'm doing just fine. I'm vaccinated, heartworm free, neutered and cratetrained. My foster mom said that a fence is a must! I'm Border Collie/Lab and I have a lot of energy and need to have space to run it off. Please adopt me and continue my training. I'm sure that I'll be the best dog that you would ever imagine. Contact Pat at lambertpat54@yahoo.com or 910-640-1505 and make arrangements for us to meet.

My name is Sir Galahad. I will be your knight in shining armor if you will give me a chance. I am 1-year-old, up to date on all of my shots, and neutered. I have soft white fur and beautiful eyes. I love to play and sometimes get a little carried away. I'm not aggressive but I do play a little rough (so no little children please). I was left behind in a housing development and I was very scared. I wandered house to house until a nice lady rescued me. She called CAPS and they took me in. I enjoy hanging out on the sofa with my foster family and sleeping next to them at night. I like being scratched around my neck and head and I get along with other cats. I would love a family with lots of love and a forever home. If you would like to meet me or need more info, please email debbiebaldwin@hotmail.com or call 910-330-1376.

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Hi Everyone! My name is Erin and I’m a 2½-year-old smooth coat Collie mix. I weigh 50 pounds, I am crate-trained, spayed, house-trained and current on vaccinations. I am heartworm negative, too. I was running out of time at Animal Control when the wonderful people at R.A.C.E. took me in. I love car rides, other dogs and children even the small ones! I love to play with toys and take walks. I am super sweet and affectionate. Won't you please take me home? For more info or to inquire about the adoption process, please call R.A.C.E. at 910-547-2839 or visit www.raceshelter.org.

Black Dog Syndrome. Did you know black dogs in shelters are the least likely to be adopted and the most likely to be euthanized? Black cats face similar difficulties in finding loving homes. Black dogs and cats are just as loving as any other pet. Please consider adopting me. Not because of my color, but because I am a terrific, happy, 8-month old pup named Herman who will stick by you for life. I am a neutered Labradorable mix who is current on vaccinations and called a doll baby by those who know me. We could have great fun together but you must call Denise at 910-862-1728. You can also visit A Shelter Friend online at www.AShelterFriend.org or www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend.

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Various Local Rescues We are all from different Animal Rescues. Please read our stories! OPERATION TOPCAT My name is Rojo (in Spanish it means “red”). My coat is a beautiful shade of dark orange, almost red. I'm a very sweet long-haired boy who is about 3-years-old. I am shy but if you are patient with me, I will learn to trust you. I’m pretty laid back and don’t mind other cats. I love to have my belly rubbed. I am neutered and current on vaccinations. Won't you find it in your heart to give me a loving forever home? I would pay you back with a ton of love. For more information, please email otopcatnc@aol.com or call 910-200-0612. You may also visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC250.html to see other kitties up for adoption.

ONSLOW PARTNERS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE My name is Chloe. I am a 1-year-old Boxer and English Bulldog mix. I’m 45 pounds, spayed and current on all shots. I am living with my foster mom who felt very bad for me and the conditions in which I was living. I was kept outside on a chain and was very skinny as I usually was not fed or given water. While out on this chain, I came into heat and became pregnant. I had my puppies outside in the cold, and since my owners didn't want them either, they let them stay outside until they died. I am such a sweet little girl who has had such a rough start in life. If you can give me the loving, forever home that I deserve, please contact Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare at 484883-3552. Please go www.oc-paw.com to see many more photos and even a video of me.

PHOENIX LANDING FOUNDATION My name is Charlie. I am a mature (midthirties) male Blue and Gold Macaw. I am told that I have great manners. I am vocal in the morning but rarely scream; I am generally a very quiet bird. My favorite spot is a tree perch on the screened-in porch; I love to watch the squirrels and other birds outside. I will step up onto a perch or hand but really prefer not to be handled much. My favorite foods are chopped raw veggies, fruits, eggs, grains and some pelleted food. I am looking for that perfect person who will care for me and treat me with the dignity and respect to which I am accustomed. To adopt me or to learn about the many parrots of all species who are awaiting homes, visit www.phoenixlanding.org (click on the link for adoption/ foster), email us at phoenixlanding@earthlink.net or call 866-749-5634.

CAPE FEAR HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY My name is Penny and I am looking for a new home after being abandoned in a filthy apartment. I am a curious little girl by nature, and like to be right in the middle of the action. I prefer to be right where you are and will bug you until you let me out of my pen for my daily exercise. The more attention the better. I love being petted and don’t mind being held. Dogs terrify me, so my new home will need to be dog-free. Because I am nervous until I get to know you, I do not do well with children. I weigh about 4 pounds and I’m spayed and litter-trained. For info on how to adopt me, please contact Cape Fear House Rabbit Society by calling 910-471-7854 or emailing paula-watkins@ec.rr.com. You can also visit www.capefearrabbits.org for more details.

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Hi, I'm Gracie and I'm a small light gray Tabby who is looking for my forever home. I'm a 1-year-old, sweet and playful girl who is spayed, up to date on shots and tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. I'm a little shy when you first meet me, but it won't take long for me to feel right at home with you. I get along with everyone: men, women, other cats and even dogs. I'm a busy girl (always playing). I get up in the lap of my foster parents for a while and then I'm off to play some more. Will that fit into your schedule? Call 910-271-3101 for more info about me.

Check out these gorgeous brown eyes! That’s not how I got the name Hawkeye, but they sure do add to my soft, friendly face, don’t they? I am the only one left from the MASH group that graduated last month. Seems they saved the best for last! I know all my basic obedience commands and love people, other dogs and children. Chasing a tennis ball is my favorite game! I am about a year old and mostly Lab, but perhaps some Shepherd or Collie. I really want a family of my own! Make me part of your troop - call 910-297-1338 or email adopt@montyshome.org. Fill out an application at www.montyshome.org and a human friend will call you.

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Wake a girl up from a nap and this is the kind of picture you’re gonna get! My name is Panda and I’m a 4 to 5-year-old girl. I have two different colored eyes: one is blue and one is green. It’s really quite a striking feature. I am good with kids, dogs and other cats, I’ve been spayed, I tested negative for Feline Leukemia/FIV, I’m current on all of my vaccinations, and I like being held. I was taken in by Pender County Animal Control and because I needed to have my teeth worked on, they contacted Furever Friends. I have since had my teeth cleaned and bad ones removed so I’m good as new. I have no problems eating dry, crunchy cat food so no worries there! I’m a loving, friendly, social feline companion who needs a loving family. For more info or to adopt me, please call Furever Friends Animal Rescue at 910-383-2100 (Monday through Saturday between 8am-6pm).

HELP! I have been here at the shelter for quite awhile and since my time is ticking away, I really need someone to come save me. If you are a family looking to adopt a great family dog then, I’m your guy! My name is Duke (A248781) and I’m a 7-monthold Border Collie mix. I was surrendered to Animal Control by my owner. I’m sweet and gentle, social and friendly, and 100% Lap Dog. I’m eager to please, willing to learn and ready to enjoy a life full of love and adventure. I’m playful, good with other dogs and have a current Rabies vaccination. Would you please love me forever? For more info on adopting me, contact New Hanover County Animal Control Services at 910-798-7500. I am sponsored in honor of Mary Lee Field and her unconditional love and compassion for animals.


Breed Rescues We are all from different Breed Rescues. Please read our stories! MID-ATLANTIC GREAT DANE RESCUE LEAGUE

GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA

My name is Daisy Mae and I'm a 2-year-old girl. I am full of energy and love. I love to play with toys and will de-stuff toys if given the chance. I am a true leaner on people because I want to be next to you all the time! I do require a fenced yard because I have bounds of energy. I do have issues with other dogs and would do best in a home with no other dogs. I pick and choose who I like in the dog world so I would be best as an only dog. I am currently looking for a foster home or even better, a home to call my own! For more info, please contact the NC Chapter Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League by calling Terri at 252-566-8934 or visiting www.magdrl.org.

My name is Corky and I’m a beautiful, sweet and calm boy. I really love being a "house hound". I am curious, smart, and love people. I get along with dogs, large and small, and am house-trained and crate-trained. I’m learning to love treats and toys and gives kisses. All I want to do is please you so I can get a lot of lovin’. I’m a beautiful white greyhound with a spot of brindle. Very adorable young man, wouldn’t you say? Please contact Barbara at 910-540-9644 for more info on adopting me. You can view other greyhounds looking for good homes at www.greyhoundfriends.com.

CAROLINA BASSET HOUND RESCUE Are you looking for a Basset who is a head above the rest? A semiherculean hound, with eating and sleeping super powers? A gentle giant to be your constant companion? To whistle while you work? To make you smile when times are hard? To breathe new life into your Christmas card? Then let me talk to you a second. My name is Webster and I’ve got my sad story just like all these other hounds. I’ve been in and out of halfway houses since I found myself homeless after my person became too sick to care for me. But I’m a doggy biscuit-canister half full kind of guy and I know the right person is out there for me somewhere. I like groceries, long AND short walks on the beach or street, naps anywhere, washing dishes, and playing with an endless supply of toys. If you’re looking for an on-again-off-again active hound, mid 6’s, with lots of love to give, then let’s do lunch, see where it goes. To make me a member of your family please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com My name is Alice and I didn't fall down the rabbit hole. I was too scared to go near it. I am a shy, scared little girl but these kind people here at CBHR are patient and kind, loving people. I am getting showered with TLC to help me thru my anxieties. Are you kind and patient? Do you want a beautiful active Basset Hound? Look no further, I am right here! To adopt me, please call 919-708-4247 or visit our website at www.cbhr.com

SCHNAUZER RESCUE OF THE CAROLINAS We are Oscar and Stitch and we are still looking for our forever homes. We are not giving up! We know that the right home is out there. We have been life-long companions but do not need to be adopted together. We do, however, need to be adopted by a family who already has a dog as we need that canine companionship. I’m Oscar, a handsome black Schnauzer. I’m very smart and quick to learn new commands and tricks. I’m also a very sweet dog and a little laid-back versus your average Schnauzer. I pretty much only bark Stitch when the other dogs do or when I greet you at the door. As for my buddy Stitch - he’s a cute, fun, energetic and excitable little dog. He absolutely loves having lots of soft toys and loves to parade around with them in front of the other dogs. He loves playing fetch, loves to give kisses and, if you give him the chance, he will jump into your lap for a quick rub. He also loves to eat and gets very excited to the point of whining when it’s meal time. Occasionally he gets so excited he will pee a little on the floor but other than that he is housetrained. He can be a little wimpy at times and doesn't enjoy being picked up a lot so any homes with small children are probably not a great place for him. He is really a sweet little dog with lots of love to give. Both of us would be a delight to have in any home and would give all the love and affection you could ask for! To adopt one or both of us, go to www.schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org. There you can fill out an application online and view other adoptable rescues. If you need an application mailed or faxed, please call 910-264-8300 to have one sent. Oscar

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GUARANTEED FREE KISSES!!! I am Sweet Pea and we will have loads of fun together, especially if you like to play ball half as much as I do! I am a Brindle Cattle Dog mix who will bring instant joy to your home because I do EVERYTHING with a huge smile on my face! I am under a year old, already spayed and up to date on my vaccinations. Plus, I am heartworm negative and on preventative. There are many reasons for you to call Denise with A Shelter Friend at 910862-1728 to learn how we can meet. I will be the best thing that has ever happened to you! You can also visit us at www.AShelterFriend.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend. I am sponsored by State Farm Rob Cutting Insurance Agency in honor of Luna.

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Hi there! My name is Freeway (CM3717) and I was found wandering down I-40 when a nice person stopped to pick me up before I got hurt or killed. How did such a sweetheart like me wind up in such a dangerous situation? Now I’m waiting for a loving family to take me home and keep me safe forever. I’m a 2-year-old Walker Hound and I’ve been at the shelter since May 9. I hope you’ll come get me soon so we can enjoy the summer together! I’m very friendly to humans and walk well on a leash. I also have gotten along just fine with the other dogs at the shelter. And I sure do love a yummy treat now and then. So how about it? Could we be future best friends? To visit me, please call Pender County Animal Control at 910-259-1349 or Officer Clewis at 910-279-3196. They’ll be happy to give you driving directions or tell you even more! I am sponsored by Kathy Lanio. Thank you!

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PawPrints Magazine June 2011