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We want to thank all our supporters and donors, for giving a chance at life to Sweetie. There was no hope for her without you. A SENIOR DOG IN A HIGH-KILL MUNICIPAL POUND WITH A HUGE TUMOR ON HER NECK. We're so happy to report that Sweetie is recovering nicely. She finally ate a full meal today with her meds to the relief of her worried foster mom. Sweetie has a big incision and is probably in a lot of pain, but we can only imagine how relieved she must be to be rid of that 2+lb tumor hanging around her neck. We're still waiting for the biopsy report, so please continue to keep this sweet girl in your thoughts and prayers. Sweetie was rescued from the Waterbury pound on April 13 and is in a foster home. True to her name. she is the sweetest pup ever, despite the discomfort the big tumor on her neck must be causing her. She will soon feel as good as new after her surgery. Sweetie is about 5-6 years old and IS KID AND DOG FRIENDLY. She was found as a stray sitting and watching some kids play soccer in a park. SHE IS EXTREMELY WELL-BEHAVED, HOUSEBROKEN AND WALKS BEAUTIFULLY ON THE LEASH. We believe she was definitely a family dog before being abandoned....

Joey’s Elder Paws Partnership with NYCACC's Enhanced Reunification Program: Senior bonded pups Gucci (#25025) and Lewie (#25026) have come to us as part of our partnership with NYCACC's Enhanced Reunification Program. Gucci's and Lewie's owner had a family medical emergency and needed help with temporary placement as she was unable to afford boarding. Sadly she had no choice but to surrender the pups to the Brooklyn ACC. Seeing the owner's strong bond with and dedication to her pups, ACC reached out to us for temporary foster/boarding. We are so happy to be able to step up for these little boroughbreds for a couple of months, till they can be reunited their mommy. But for now the duo is confused and a bit lost. They are also a bit frail and down with a cold. But their wonderful foster is sooo amazing and taking such good care of them. Please keep these two cuties in your thoughts for a speedy recovery!!...

Nala Rescued under our Owner Surrender Prevention Partnership with the NYCACC: Last week we visited the Manhattan ACC and were once again reminded of how heartbreaking and depressing a place a shelter can be for our four legged friends. The staff at the NYCACC does its best to highlight abandoned pets to New Hope Rescue partners like us, but the sheer volume of dogs coming through the doors from the five boroughs is simply overwhelming. As part of our Owner Surrender Prevention Partnership with NYCACC and our #KeepingPetsOutofShelters initiative, we rescued 5-year old Nala (#boroughbred19357) a deferred intake at the Manhattan ACC today! Another sweet pup failed by her humans. But she is safe and will soon be home with her awesome foster parents and sister (also rescued from the NYCACC). A bit about Nala's sad history. Her family got her three weeks ago from her previous family, who had no time for her. Her current family had to rehome her as she is not a good match. So why was Nala not a good match?! Well…because Nala had growled a few times in her current home when her OWNER PUT HER FACE ON HER FACE!! REALLY…so as per her notes from the NYCACC "1/18, Nala was lying on the couch and her ADULT OWNER was lying sitting behind her. The ADULT OWNER leaned on her and put her face on her face. Nala growled. Her owner leaned back SLIGHTLY ON HER and told her that wasn't nice. Nala turned around and lunged and bit her lip. She then ran to a corner and hid. Nala's first family (WHO DIDN'T EVER HAVE TIME FOR HER IN THE FIRST PLACE!!) was very surprised to learn that she bit her current owner. They report that she hadn't bit anyone while she lived with them."...

Joey’s Elder Paws Saves Two Dogs Headed for Euthanasia at Waterbury, CT Pound: They have no names, no animal advocates, no social media posts, no emails requests for help, no pictures, no pledges, no behavior evaluations, no volunteers taking them for a walk or simply a cuddle. These dogs have zero rescue interest. THEY ARE INVISIBLE and FORGOTTEN. If they are not adopted, they are euthanized at the Waterbury, CT municipal pound. These dogs bark, whimper and cry BEGGING for someone to save them. PLEASE SHARE. We would love for these dogs to get more attention, to find forever homes or fosters. Please advocate, be the change, BE THEIR VOICE! We have been so inspired and overcome by the show of support for the pups at the Waterbury, CT pound. THANK YOU FOR BEING THEIR VOICE. It takes time to bring systemic change, but we are all starting to make a difference. There is no "i" in "rescue" and thanks to the effort of some very special people, we were able to pull Sofia and Amber. The girls are named after two princesses in a Disney show called Sofia the First!! We got both girls spayed and vaccinated. Sofia is about 6-7 years and Amber is approximately 1-3 years old and are now safe and forever loved....

Joey’s Elder Paws Rescue approved as a NYCACC New Hope Partner: Meet Griswald (#boroughbred15653) rescued 12/21 from the Manhattan ACC) our newest H.E.A.L.er and first official rescue as a newly accepted NYCACC New Hope partner. Gris, found as a stray, was At Risk at the shelter due to kennel cough. Thank you to the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) Manhattan New Hope staff for advocating and highlighting this sweet older pup to us. Gris is with a short-term foster in Westchester, NY and will be going to our H.E.A.L. (Humanity, Empathy & Animal Love) Sanctuary in upstate NY tomorrow. He has been the perfect houseguest, adoring, low key, low maintenance and housebroken. Bringing Griswald home from the shelter was an extremely emotional experience. He refused to come with us and wanted to go back into the shelter, the only safe place he knew, after having been a stray for God knows how long. He had to be lifted into the car and then when we got home he wouldn’t get off. He looked confused and scared, tail tucked between his legs. GRIS' SAD EYES AND THE SCARS ON HIS FROSTED FACE MAY SPEAK VOLUMES OF HIS HARD, ABUSIVE PAST, BUT HE IS SUCH A GENTLE, LOVING SOUL. Griswald is BEYOND ADORABLE. This bouncy boy is so very sweet, mellow, SUPER DOG and KID FRIENDLY….you can't ask for more in your new best friend! But Gris was the lucky one. We don’t know how long Griswald had been a stray, but seeing his contentment at being loved and inside a house is simply priceless. There are so many Joeys, Griswalds,  and nameless others in shelters that need rescuing. Please open your hearts and homes to a homeless pup. #AdoptDontShop....

Helping People and Saving More Animals: Joey’s Elder Paws, a 501(c)(3) animal rescue and advocacy organization founded in 2016 and based in Southern Westchester County, NY has secured a farm property in Shushan, NY to expand its services for dogs abandoned at shelters and at risk of being destroyed. The 179-acre farm, to be named H.E.A.L. (Humanity, Empathy, & Animal Love) Sanctuary will provide rehabilitative and adoption services, as well as lifetime homes for dogs and other abandoned farm animals. To increase the likelihood of successful placement for its dogs, the sanctuary will provide a natural home-like experience and allow the dogs to interact with people and other animals in pastoral settings. The H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will be a center for positive and healing interaction with and among dogs, horses and other rescued farm animals. “Surrendered and abandoned dogs, as well as abused dogs suffer significant emotional trauma and with the right atmosphere and loving care, we can heal many more dogs and reduce the number that are destroyed every year” said Gunbir Sethi Gauba, founder of Joey’s Elder Paws. “H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will be a model showing the world the many ways that animals and people can H.E.A.L. and transform each other.” The HEAL Sanctuary expects to up be and running in Spring 2018 and fully operational later next year. In addition to a capital campaign to build the barn and dog center, the organization is launching a year end fundraising campaign to rescue and care for animals starting with a matching gift drive on Giving Tuesday, November 28. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Gunbir Sethi Gauba at gunbir@healsanctuary.org ABOUT THE HEAL SANCTUARY: The H.E.A.L. Sanctuary is owned and operated by Joey’s Elder Paws Rescue, a 501(c)3 charitable organization devoted to helping families keep their dogs or assisting when that is no longer an option. The rescue focuses...

Pelham, NY. The H.E.A.L. (Healing with Empathy and Animal Love) Sanctuary, a dog rescue, farm and H.E.A.L.ing center for animals and people operated by Joey’s Elder Paws (JEP) Rescue, has launched the first facet of its capital campaign to build its state of the art barn and dog care center in upstate NY, through Best Friends® NYC Strut Your Mutt 2017 event on October 7. The sanctuary was crowned lead fundraiser two weeks prior to the event and won the coveted complimentary booth at the event. As of today, HEAL is in the lead for the October 7 event. H.E.A.L.’s goal for the October 7 event is $110,000 towards the capital campaign which benefits its unique new center in upstate NY that will provide a home and rehabilitation center for dogs and other animals in need. “This project will mean so much to so many dogs, and people as well as the horse and other farm animals.” said the H.E.A.L. Sanctuary founder Gunbir Sethi Gauba. The 179-acre H.E.A.L. Sanctuary, will be located in Salem, NY. At the sanctuary, JEP plans to expand its services for senior and bonded dogs abandoned at shelters and at risk of being destroyed. The H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will provide rehabilitation and adoption services for adoptable dogs, while others will have a safe place to call home for life. To increase the likelihood of successful placement for its dogs, the sanctuary will provide a unique home-like experience; where the dogs live and run free in large fenced-in areas, interact with people and other animals in therapeutic settings. The H.E.A.L. Sanctuary will be a center for positive and H.E.A.L.ing interaction with and among dogs, horses, and other rescued farm animals. The HEAL Sanctuary expects to up be and running in Spring 2018 and fully operational later next year. Click here to...

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