CHAINED DOG GIVES BIRTH TO FIFTEEN PUPPIES IN FRIGID WEATHER, ALL BUT FIVE DIE..

Coco was CHAINED to her doghouse on the coldest day of 2007, February 7 in Councilman Robert McCann’s backyard and gave birth to FIFTEEN puppies while he and his mother, Rita Dickerson, stood by and watched. When we asked why they didn’t let her in, they said “She has never been in the house and has been chained for nine years and has always had her pups outside”. NJAFA had to purchase the puppies to get them out of the cold and rent the mother for $250 so the puppies could live. The owner would not let us have the...

Precious

UPDATED 8/2007 – Adopted Precious – Adorable Black Chow What can we say about this little girl?  Her owner was selling puppies on the streets of Camden and she was the only one left, so we told the owner we would take the puppy but we would PAY FOR the mother to be spayed and get all her shots. Precious’ mother was spayed last Thursday courtesy of NJAFA after having had four litters of puppies.  She is an adorable little dog and the father is a full bred black chow whom we have not been able to locate. We were...

In Memory of Cleo

Epitaph for a little black cat-Written by Kathy McGuire “CLEO” I remember when a lover and I parted. Memorializing my time with him helped to ease my pain and now twenty years later, when I read what poured out of my heart at that time, I think…”did that really happen”.  I don’t remember those details. Now, on the early morning the day after Cleo’s death as she lay curled in her own heated bed, stilled forever, I cannot sleep and hurry to write down everything I remember about her and our life together before those memories, too, fade like her...