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Old June 30th, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Thanks to my neighborhood!

I have a wonderful 12 mo old Akita names Kitty. He is a "rescue" dog. His former owners were awful to him. When a rescue agency went to get him his collar was so small it had grown into his neck. (Apparently this is fairly common in stray/abused dogs ) My firned works for the "rescue" agency and knew I had taken in 2 cats already and asked if I wanted a dog. I said ok, and met her at the vets office. The dog had to be tranquilized just to get it to the vet. It had to have the collar taken off as well as some dental work and had several infected cuts on its hind legs. The vets office got everything started and medications. We took the dog home and a lovely $3,000USD bill arrived about 2 weeks later.

We didn't have any of the money as we had JUST bought a new house and had both of the other cats neutered. Talking to a friend about it she told me not to worry. She managed to get friends, neighbors, coworkers and even strangers to donate money to help cover the bill. We ended up paying $20.00 after all the donations.

Well the publicity that this fundraiser generated created quite a stir among the neighborhood association about having a banned dog in the neighborhood. (Apparently Akitas are banned almost as frequently as PitBulls and German Shepards) Well, once again my wonderful friend, (who wishes to remain anonymous) stepped to the plate and got over 500 people to sign a petition to ban breed bans in the neighborhood. It passed with some restrictions as to training and previous offenses.

So, in short, thank you to all the poeple of Silverwood who helped save a dog..TWICE....And I am truly greatful to all those who have helped out. My son LOVES Kitty and we have so much fun playing with him!
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Old June 30th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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What a lovely post and thoughts, maybe you can put a little ad in your community paper as well thats great!
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Old June 30th, 2005, 03:28 PM
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What a great neighborhood! Looks like you bought your house in the right place.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Thats amazing that people in you neighbourhood are so loving and generous...
they gave money for a dog they had never even known and loved.....

I really can't imagine the way you must feel to know you are so loved and accepted in your town...

to all the poeple of Silverwood your hero's
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Old June 30th, 2005, 06:33 PM
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I hope I am lucky enough to relocate into such a wonderful neighborhood. What goes around comes around and your good deeds are certainly being returned back to you!
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:54 AM
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Thank you, all

It was printed in the paper....

When we take Kitty for walks neighbors have come up and asked to pet Kitty and want pictures of the "Franken-Doggie" And I do feel awesomely lucky to live in such a neighborhood! Apparently they do fundraisers a lot for people in the community. We have managed to meet a lot of people through this and I am sooo glad we moved here, and to think I was "iffy" at first becasue the neighborhood seemed sort "picky"

I wish everyone could have neighbors like mine or at least a friend willing to go through that for them. We are having a birthday party for Kitty next week and the whole neighborhood wants to come. I will post picutres afterwards.

I just hope in the future I will be able to help someone else out!
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