Web: www.scarsusa.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (785) 256-2976
Dear Friends of
We were just putting the finishing touches on our newsletter when
Katrina struck the Gulf
Coast. Like you, we watched in horror as stories
of in-calculable loss and grief flooded the air waves. And, as a rescue organization, we
immediately wondered what would become of the animals left behind or
washed away in this storm of un-paralleled ferocity. It wasn’t long before national and local
humane societies had mobilized and were heading for the region from
places as far away as California and Utah. The “theme” of our September 2005
newsletter was gratitude - ours and that of our 50 dogs. Now we understand and appreciate more
than ever how truly blessed we are. Our hearts go out to those who have
suffered so grievously and rallied so bravely in the early fall of 2005.
SCARS is a no-kill,
non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization, barely managing through
donations sent in by people like you.
We are always in need of volunteers and supplies necessary for the
daily care of 50 dogs. If you
would like to volunteer, or know of somebody with an interest in lending
a helping hand, please call us at the contact number in this
newsletter. We need volunteers to
help groom, feed, and love the dogs, supplies include including collars,
leashes, rope toys, (no towels), stainless steel dog bowls, and canned
food, and, of course, monetary donations to
offset our many costs.
Thanks so much for all your
Terry & Maureen Cummins
You can contact us at:
Second Chance Animal Refuge Society
P.O. Box 22
Auburn, KS 66402
Check out our web site at:
or send us an email message at:
Why is this dog smiling?
Pooh gets a bath and brushing
Pooh Bear, our 150 lb. Newfoundland
(res-cued from a puppy mill in MO) and the rest of us at SCARS have much
to smile about this year. Despite another brutal Kansas winter, 47 canines and two
rather weather beaten humans lived to see another spring. While we kept
the little dogs warm inside and the big dogs in heated dog houses with
lots of hay through ice storms and below freezing temperatures, it was
the three day power outage that made us truly one big family. The
addition of a generator assured us that both we and our animals would
survive the next onslaught.
our friends enjoying one of the ponds
A blistering summer presented yet
another challenge. With the help of a groomer who gave all of our dogs
some serious haircuts, two ponds, and an air conditioner that never stopped
running (our $670 electric bill in one month attests to that) we
continued to count our blessings.
gets a bath from our volunteers
We are grateful this year, as
every year, for our supportive community, our volunteers, our wonderful veterinarian,
and our one-in-a-million webmaster who keeps threatening to retire but
continues to maintain the SCARS webpage.
Our webpage continues to get over
40 hits a day and draws from states all over the Midwest,
as well as states back east. In addition to onsite adoptions, we placed
over 50 dogs in good homes via our website – dogs that were never on our
property. The heartfelt thanks of their owners was all the reward we
We are also grateful for another
year with Ziggy Stardust who is now up to 3.4 lbs. While he is still fed
baby food four times a day, he now announces his presence with a tiny
bark. He is looking forward to
donning his preppy sweater again and enjoying a beautiful Kansas fall.
Each of our dogs is special, and
all are loved. Last year we featured Ziggy and this year we would like to
tell you about Lola, our beautif6ul, three year old brindle boxer. Lola
came to us last summer and was skin and bones. After much TLC she
flourished to become a gorgeous 80 lb boxer.
Ziggy the “Preppie”
very black day this summer, we found several lumps on her back and the
news from our beloved vet was not good. Her biopsy revealed a virulent,
untreatable, and terminal form of cancer common to boxers. Lack-ing any
medical recourse, we took her to church. As Lola stood before the altar
and the pastor and congregation prayed for her, she must have known how
much she was loved.
2002- September 15,