An Attitude of Gratitude ~ Best Friends Animal Society

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Here is Cinnamon our cocker spaniel/poodle mix. She is 12 yrs old now.

 

Cinnamon

 

This gentle loving fur-person was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Sacramento, CA eight years ago. She loves everyone and she is loved by everyone who meets her. It is impossible to count the number of smiles that she has brought to the faces of adults and children that see her and meet her. She rides shotgun in my truck, stands on the seat, crouches over the window rail, and places her head between the door/window frame and the passenger side mirror. When she runs to greet someone all you can see is her ears, fu manchu, paws, and tail flying in all directions at once. Cinnamon has brought a heart full of joy to our lives and we give our thanks and gratitude to members and affiliates of the Best Friends Animal Society.

Members of our Curry County Animal shelter, Gerda Ramer and Catherine Powers, just returned from a conference in Utah sponsored by Best Friends Utah on ‘No More Homeless Pets.’

They reported that the founder of Best Friends, Gregory Castle, gave a speech during the closing ceremony in which he expressed his belief that in the year 2014 we will be a no kill nation.

Thanks to the dedication and tireless efforts of members of the Best Friends Animal Society, http://www.bestfriends.org/,  and other like-minded groups and individuals the number of dogs and cats killed at shelters across the United States has been reduced from 25 million in 1975 to 2.5 million in 2010.

In just a few short years with our support, their hard work, and the success of spay and neuter as well as their placement programs dogs and cats will be safe, warm, and happy in the shelters and ultimately in their forever homes.

Please help them to help the homeless dogs and cats by volunteering and/or donating at the local non-profit(s) that operate spay and neuter programs and the animal shelter(s).

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George Bennett, Principal Broker, Affiliated, GRI in Port Orford, OR 97465

Affiliated with 'Neath The Wind Realty Inc.

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Dan Edward Phillips
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Good Morning George, an excellent post to promote a very worthy organization. 

Nov 10, 2011 03:13 AM #1
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George Bennett
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Hi Dan,

Thank you. Here is a link to our local Curry County Animal Shelter, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OR36.html

Everyone is welcome to add a link to their own shelter in their comments. Maybe we can help find homes for more of these fur-persons.

Nov 10, 2011 01:17 PM #2
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George Bennett
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Thank you number 2 commenter and keep up the good work. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 10, 2011 02:02 PM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
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George....AHHH Cinnamon is sooooo cute and I love the name.

Nov 18, 2011 02:05 AM #4
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George Bennett
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Thank you she is as sweet and cuddely as she looks. Happy Holidays.

Dec 03, 2011 04:05 PM #5
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Todd Clark
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On Saturday I will be Santa for the day at our local PetSmart to raise funds for a no kill animal shelter. Can't wait as it was so much fun to have my picture taken with all those dogs last year. 

 

Dec 04, 2011 01:42 AM #6
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George Bennett
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What a fun way to celebrate Christmas and to help raise funds for the shelter. Happy Holidays.

Dec 04, 2011 10:29 AM #7
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Hi George...you have a great story to tell, we put our 16 year old American Cocker down Oct 2010, they bring a lot of love and joy into our lives... I met with Todd this past Summer and attended an animal Shelter event with him and his family. Todd is a big Animal Giver

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dec 05, 2011 11:13 AM #8
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George Bennett
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Hi Victoria,

 

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our fur people are like family and we mourn their loss just like family. I hope that you have many fond memories of your time with cocker. Todd is amazing. This is the season of giving and Todd is certainly giving a lot. My Christmas wish is that there will be another loving fur person in your future. Happy Holidays.

Dec 06, 2011 01:10 AM #9
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Cinnamon is adorable.  And wouldn't it be wonderful if we do become a "no kill nation."

Dec 10, 2011 02:22 AM #10
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George Bennett
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It certainly would. Our girl was traumatized by her experience at a 'high kill' shelter. It took approximately 6 months of loving and nuturing her before she was able to really trust us. By her nature she is very friendly and outgoing and it was a joy to be there when she was able to once again be herself. Thanks for stopping by and have a happy holiday.

Dec 11, 2011 12:43 AM #11
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I am so thankful she was saved! Thank you for promoting this and thank you for voting in the Christmas Photo Contest! Blessings!! Joni ♥ 

Dec 13, 2011 10:44 AM #12
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George Bennett
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You are welcome. Happy Holidays.

Dec 13, 2011 10:35 PM #13
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Great post and good cause, George!

Dec 14, 2011 11:48 AM #14
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Thanks Louise. Happy Holidays!

Dec 15, 2011 10:20 PM #15
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