Dear Humane Society of Broward,
I just wanted to thank you for finding me such a great home! I came
to live with my friends, Frisco the Kid (on the right) and Pablo (middle)
about 6 months ago. We went to the Bark, Wiggle and Splash event at
Quiet Waters Park the weekend before last to play in the water, and
that is where this picture was taken. As you can see, I found a loving
family and am happily adjusted to living with them, even if they do
have 3 cats, who I occasionally pester when mom isn't looking! Mom takes
me and Frisco to the Happy Tails park almost every day and I have a
special cushion that mom made for me to sleep on at night. I am very
happy in my new forever home!
The Healing Power of Animals,
I just wanted to share my story of the wonderful
healing power animals have. My husband & I just recently lost our
two beloved cats - Shasta on 10/3/06 (she was 13) and Bosco on 12/12/07
(he was 12), and I was really unsure if I wanted another cat in my
life after losing Bosco. We have our dog, Cooper, who's almost 6 yrs
old, and we love him so much. He's a wonderful dog - a mixed breed
w/Great Dane, Lab, Akita - a BIG dog! But, I had always had cats in
my life since I was a little girl, and it was so weird not having
a kitty to snuggle with & play with. My husband saw how much I was
hurting & kept suggesting we go to Humane Society & "just take a look."
I had adopted Bosco from HSBC in 1996, and he was such a wonderful
& very special cat. After a couple of days, I finally gave in & decided
to just go & look. Well, we found 2 of the cutest little calico kittens,
sisters "Holly" and "Jolly" who were only 8 weeks old. Even though
I was still grieving over the loss of Bosco, everyone told me it would
help to get another cat. So, after our visit & play time with them,
I just fell in love with them & we brought them home on 12/14/07.
And we're so glad we adopted both sisters - we just couldn't separate
them. We renamed them "Cali Sue" & "Izzie Boo" (after my favorite
show, Grey's Anatomy), and they have brought so much joy & laughter
back into my life. I still miss my Shasta & Bosco & will always remember
the many years I had with them, but I'm so happy that I was able to
open my heart again to 2 little kitties who needed a home. What wonderful
healing powers they have! It's always hard losing our beloved pets,
but the joys & unconditional love they bring you far outweigh the
pain of the loss!
THANK YOU! - Susan & Ron Cramer
My story is as follows,
I used to live in Fort Lauderdale and when my dog Patchie died from
cancer I had decided it was way too painful to go through that all
over again EVER, but then six months later I turned fifty and my friends
decided that it was time and told me they taking me out for the day,
I thought for lunch somewhere smart, went out got nails, feet and
hair done and dressed to the nines.
BUT, THEY TOOK ME TO BROWARD COUNTY ADOPTION CENTRE. WELL, long story
WELCOME CANDIE (Her name there was Teddy)
Candie it seemed had been abused as I later discovered - both back
legs broken - shattered in pieces and in-operable.
CANDIE now lives in Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA, AND EVEN THOUGH THE VETS
HERE SAID SHE WOULD NOT LIVE TO FOUR YEARS OLD DUE TO HER LEGS BEEN
SO BAD, AND HEAVENS KNOWS WHAT OTHER ABUSE SHE WENT THROUGH AS FOR
MONTHS SHE HAD NIGHTMARES.
Candie has now made it to EIGHT YEARS OLD - Candie has no less than
11 Television commercials in her resume and has been the sweetest,
most loving and an angle sent to me.
She is character of note and with sense of humour.
Last week she did a tv show for our local tv here
in South Africa on adopted pets and giving them a second chance.
This she did free in conjuctiojn with the Adopt a Pet Society here.
This was to show people what love and attention can do for an adopted
dog, and to please give those in the shelter a second chance too.
Once I get the DVD from the tv People I will have a copy made for
you and mail it to you.
In our case not at all sure who chose who or who rescued who, THANK
YOU BROWARD COUNTY for giving me the LOVIEST, SWEETEST AND KINDEST
DOG I HAVE EVER OWNED.
Candie is border collie/bassette mix and has both personalities and
I never know which one I am waking up to, could be the lazy, stubborn
bassetter hound, or the agile playful border collie so everyday is
different in my home, and what fun we have.
Melanie and Candie Friedman