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From the Dog Days of Summer to Nightmares of a Cold Cement Floor

Would you be willing to spend a crisp fall night or a blistery winter evening laying on a Cold Hard Cement Floor? Is this the kind of setting that dreams are made of?

I am sad to say “See you later” to the dog days of Summer, but we have no choice! The first day of Fall is September 23 and before you know it Old Man Winter will be knocking! Most New Englanders enjoy all the seasons offered to us each year. From the splashing of waves at the beach to the vibrant colors of turning leaves and to outlines of snow angels after a storm, New England really is beautiful! No matter what the season is, the view from an animal sitting in a shelter waiting for a home to call their own, never changes! They may get to smell the changing seasons from inside those shelter walls but they never get to truly experience them as they would most enjoy – with a family to call their own. As Summer passes us by and we prepare for Fall, I cannot help but think of what is next. Although I personally love winter, my heart aches to think of the animals that will spend the cold lonely nights sitting inside the shelter. While we are all cozy in our homes our shelter kids lay on a cold cement floor just dreaming of a cozy home to rest their heads. We do have a group of volunteers who go down to the Shelter during cold months to “lock down” late in the evening. This means we close the kennel doors, warm up their blankets in the drier and say “Good Night” to our canine kids in need. I know when I go and lock down, I cannot help but think as I drive out the shelter driveway “I wish we could do more for them!" There is one thing we can do and you can help us do it! We can make a commitment to not allow any of our canine kids in need to spend another winter laying on that cold cement Shelter floor! I hope you would agree that just because Shelter animals are homeless animals doesn’t mean they do not deserve to be loved and cared for and they deserve to have their stay with us as stress free as possible! Let’s make 2011 the year that Attleboro Animal Shelter kids will never know what it’s like to spend a night resting their head on that cold floor! Please help spread the word and helps us help them! You can make this dream a reality, through the Donate a Kuranda Bed program.

Donating is easy and no fuss over which one to donate, the work is all done all you need to do is ask people who are willing to donate.

Together, We Can Make a Difference - One Paw at a Time!

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North Attleborough Animal Clinic September 18, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Very nice article! I will spread the word as much as I can. I am a Vet who recently opened "North Attleborough Animal Clinic" on 375 East Washington Street N. Attleboro. Please let me know how I can be more helpful. Thanks
Ken Parent September 19, 2011 at 03:24 PM
Kim, when I read this last week, the content saddened me but your point was well expressed. I rethought of this article today when my company kicked-off the 2012 United Way campaign. I have now added FAAS to my company’s database by simply doing a write-in donation. It is very easy and I hope others can give a little too. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Kim Penque September 21, 2011 at 12:46 AM
Thank you Ken! Every bit helps our furr-kids in need and every word of mouth goes a long way! Great meeting you today - keep up the great work!
Mary September 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM
This is so awsome! Thank God these fur friend have you!
Audrey September 22, 2011 at 03:14 PM
I am so glad that there are people out there like Kim that truly care about those innocent animals that shouldn't be there, but they have no choice. Its breaks my heart. If I wasn't still a dependent college student and living with my mother- I would be the first one to adopt and I will eventually. Those of you who have the desire, time and space for animal should adopt. They just need a friend like everyone else.

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