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August 2010 NHS: Look Who's Sheltering Shelter Pets!

Nebraska Humane Society: Ruth Keene

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When Willa, a boxer-and-something mix came in to the Nebraska Humane Society as an underweight and neglected stray, she looked like countless other dogs at the shelter. Still there was something about her that drew in Ruth Keene. Husband Ken had sent Ruth to the shelter with instructions to find a large female. Willa fits that category and more. “It didn’t matter that she was a mixed breed,” explains Ruth, “and we didn’t have any issues with the possibility that she might have pitbull in her. My son’s pitbull, Kara, was one of the smartest, sweetest, and most loyal dogs I’ve ever known.” Willa is definitely sweet, but she has her own mind, too. “She’s very mellow,” says Ruth, “but there’s one part of her that just wants to take a huge dash around the neighborhood.” Instead Willa provides squirrel patrol services for the Keenes, chasing critters and birds in her own yard. She attends training classes with Ruth and is blossoming in her home. “People always comment on how easy going she is,” Ruth comments, “she is doing really well and we just love her.” Judging by Willa’s expression, she returns that love tenfold.

Walk for the Animals Sept 26, 2010
NHS Campus

Join us for our biggest annual fundraiser. Gather pledges on your own or form a dog pack with friends or family. Then come for a fun morning on the meadow with Pancake Man, Vendor Village, our Silent Auction and doggone fun. Relax in VIP comfort at Club 300 (for those who raise at least $300 for the animals) after you valet park your car. Four legged participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. For information on participating go to www.nehumanesociety.org/walk.

Purses 4 Paws October 25
Market Basket Countryside Village 5:30 to 7:30 PM

This is another fun event put on by our fabulous Friends Forever guild. Come shop new and gently used designer purses and accessories as you enjoy the company of pet lovers, a glass of wine and tasty Marketbasket hors d’oeuvres. What could be better than shopping and benefiting animals all in one night? Check our website at www.nehumanesociety.org for specific details.

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