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SHARE YOUR ADOPTION STORY AND YOU CAN WIN $1,000!

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Had to share this story which brought tears to our eyes…. SO MANY OF OUR ADOPTERS POST STORIES AND PIX ABOUT HOW THEIR SHELTER PET HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES….won’t you pls take 5 minutes and share YOUR adoption story? Check out Theo’s story and pix that his mom submitted for the Petco foundations grant.   I named him Theodore, Teddy for short, because it means ‘gift from God’. On March 10, 2016 I was heading for New Hampshire to meet a friend for lunch. For some un-explainable reason, that morning, I did a Google search for shelters in…

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We Just Rescued 25 Kittens – They’re in Desperate Need of Items

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Our shelter just rescued 25 kittens from our partner shelter in NJ – they will go up for adoption Tuesday or Wednesday – you can check http://www.sterlingshelter.org/pet-finder to see photos and check which day they’ll be available for adoption this upcoming week             OUR SHELTER KITTIES ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF NON CLUMPING CAT LITTER – BLEACH – EXTRA LARGE HEAVY DUTY CONTRACTOR BAGS (LAWN AND LEAVE BAGS WORK WELL) AND PAPER TOWELS You can even donate RIGHT FROM YOUR COMPUTER at https://yougivegoods.com/sterlingshelter

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UPDATED INFO – Path for Paws – Paved with YOUR Milestones and Memories 4×8 and 8×8 Customized Bricks

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2016-final-sterling-shelters-fundraising-brick-campaign-for-4×8-and-8×8-bricks The Path for Paws is the name for The Sterling Shelters ENGRAVED BRICK PROGRAM. The bricks that will line the path represent symbolic milestones in the life of a person-pet-or special event.. While donors can quite literally, pave that path brick by brick, it’s the inscriptions on those bricks that makes the program so meaningful. Sterling Shelter’s PATH FOR PAWS Fundraising Campaign is underway and is ongoing YEAR ROUND. A permanent memorial and life-saving idea to celebrate your special holiday/s-birthday-graduation-weddings-births-anniversaries or just a great gift idea! YOU can Help us, help those who need us… Recognize your pet/s, honor a family…

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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th – August 21st

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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th 2016 is Black Cat Appreciation Day Hundreds of shelters nationally will be celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th. Our shelter will be celebrating the beauty of adopting these ebony beauties as well! To celebrate in OUR way – our shelter will be offering: $17 off any adoption fee for cats 1+ years or older for any black cats – or cats with BLACK in them. Because we think this is such an amazing way to celebrate the most common colored feline we are NOT ONLY CELEBRATING for 1 day – but will…

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Important info for pets you love…Heat – Pavement -and BBQ’ing Safety

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Every year, countless dogs die after being locked in vehicles. On a hot day, the car can reach deadly temperatures in just minutes. A quick stop at the grocery store or post office can quickly turn into a tragedy for your pet. Cats and dogs are especially vulnerable because they cool off through the pads on their paws and by panting. In extreme heat they can experience liver, nerve or brain damage, heart problems, and even death. BOTTOM LINE – SEE SOMETHING….SAY SOMETHING – CALL 911. YOU MAY SAVE A LIFE  Don’t forget the heat also affects the pavement our…

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP MISS MAGGIE MAY…???

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This little girl has luckily beat the odds thanks to the amazing medical care she’s received around the clock 24/7 by the vet team at VCA’s Boston Road hospital in Springfield MA. Meet Miss Maggie May! Maggie came to our shelter from Puerto Rico – rescued by the wonderful volunteers from All Sato Rescue after being rescued off the streets she was cared for until she was able to be flown to our shelter…. And at only 14 weeks old Maggie has been through quite a lot. Shortly after her spay Maggie developed a severe surgical complication that progressed to…

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Shelter Shoe Collection Drive to Raise $ for Pets/Programs & Reduce What Goes In Landfills

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The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is running a shoe collection drive starting NOW through May 14th 2016 – to raise funds for our pets and programs. We’ll earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit the shelters pets and programs. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes  simply drop them off at the shelter! All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses…

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP 3 PUPPIES – WHO ALL NEED MAJOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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Jeez – When it rains it pours – and bad things truly happen in 3’s 🙁 … the week AFTER we received the news that Greg and Bobby both needed orthopedic surgery to correct their knee/s – Canelo came to us from Puerto Rico…. Sadly our vet noticed he was having problems walking…. (thankfully after a dose or two of “doggie aspirin” he was doing a LITTLE better) and off to the Sterling VCA he went for x-rays…. Canelo is the 3rd puppy in 2 weeks who is in desperate need of major orthopedic surgery – and at an enormous…

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Bobby and Greg desperately NEED YOUR HELP… for New Knees

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Bobby and Greg desperately NEED YOUR HELP… for new knees…. Please share with others and help us raise the much needed $ to help them run and play like the puppies they deserve to be… Can you help give our baby boys a Second Chance at a Happy Healthy ACTIVE Life?   Meet these adorable baby brothers –  Greg and Bobby! They are about 4 months old and look like they are some sort of shepherd mix. After safely being rescued from euthanasia in Louisiana, these baby boys were in foster care until they could come to our shelter in…

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Show Your Pets Some Love this Valentine’s season AND Make sure to honor your 2016 Resolutions in 1 afternoon!

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Walk-In Low Cost Vaccine Clinic – Held by The Sterling Shelter Clinic for dogs and cats. Details: When: Thursday February 11th 2016 Time: 3pm – 5pm Where: Sterling Shelter Clinic – 17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling MA 01564 Show your pets SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY by keeping them up to date with their vaccines! Dogs * Rabies ( 1 year or 3 year) vaccine $15 * DHPPV (Distemper) vaccine $15 * Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine $20 * 4DX (Heartworm/Tick-borne disease) testing $25 * Microchip $25 * Parastar (flea/tick preventative) 3 doses for $32 * Iverhart Max (Heartworm preventative; must have…

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