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Owner’s Terminal Illness Leaves Two Shepherds Homeless


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One of the most impressive traits of our community is an overwhelming sense of good will, and another member has come forth to seek assistance for two dogs in urgent need of a new home – through no fault of their own.

Update (3/23/12):  They have a home! The Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (  has agreed to take the girls, despite all odds. Doug (an absolute angel) who works with the no-kill animal sanctuary, will work with both of the dogs.  Happy dance   He has agreed to help with their spaying, shots, etc .  To those of you who offered monetary help, if you would like to make a donation to this group, please follow your heart and no that euthanizing is not a happy ending BUT stepping up and finding the resources when you are not sure they are is the solution.
I know to all of you who have posted, chatted, texted, emailed, facebooked these dogs — please know that today — you made a difference!  I love you all for that.


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In fact, these are sad circumstances, but perhaps their current owner will find comfort in knowing they will be cared for. Diane reached out to us with the following message:


A friend has contacted me about his two 8-year old female (not spayed) German Shepherds. He is a single dad with end-stage pancreatic cancer. These beautiful dogs are running out of time. I am willing to have them spayed; make sure their shots are current and drive them to any rescue organization within 500-800 miles of where I live.

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I am in Sanpete County Utah 84647. I don’t have any resources; I live in a rural area; I am just trying to help. The man and his son are devastated … as you can imagine. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Diane Gardner

If you or anyone you know might be able to adopt, foster, or assist in the transport of the dogs, please contact Diane at [email protected]