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Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

Stories

- The Saga of Saint's Rescue and Adoption -

ak-saint4.jpg (83056 bytes)Do you believe in miracles?
I do.....it
's my ONLY chance.
Please Help Me.

I am a  5 yr. old St. Bernard. My name is Saint and I have nowhere to go and no chance for a life.  Please open your heart and help me.

I was abandoned and roaming for food and a warm place to stay. Someone brought me to a shelter, where I was treated successfully for lyme disease.

Then it was found, that I have heart worm and needed treatment to survive.  The shelter, where I am right now, does not have the funding to pay for my treatment.

They found a lady who wanted to adopt me and take care of me, but when she heard that I am a hermaphrodite, she didn't want me anymore.  Now everyone thinks I have no chance and will be euthanized.  But, I WANT TO LIVE and I still hope for a miracle that there is someone out there who would let me love them and love me.  PLEASE HELP ME!   I am a great gentle loving dog, lonely and afraid. Please take a moment and send a tax-deductible
donation, that will save my life to:

Animalkind Inc.
P. O. Box 902
Hudson, New York 12534

label your donation: Save Saint

Saint Update:

>>> "Joanne Roscoe" JRoscoe@lydall.com  11/28/01 05:01PM >>>

Ok, here's the scoop on Saint. I just got off the phone with Andrea of the shelter (columbia-greene). She had spoke with Katrine (Animalkind - cat rescue) who really wanted to help Saint and has raised funds to help with the heartworm treatment.

Andrea says that Saint is probably 7-8 years old, not the 5 years old which was originally posted and is in the later stages of HW, but doesn't feel that it can't be treated. She says that when Saint is in a room with other dogs, she pays no mind to them. Just kinda hangs out and watches. They were told to keep her quiet due to the HW so they haven't pushed her into any socialization groups or play.

They work with a particular vet that already knows the dog. If he has the meds readily available to treat Saint, Andrea will have him do the first treatment and see how she responds. If it is going to be a week before the meds are available, we'll get the dog to Cindy and let Hoof-n-Paw start the treatments. Katrine has said that the money she has raised for Saint can go directly to the vet doing the treatment because she can't do a non-profit to non-profit money transfer.

I asked what happens if for some reason Saint is not the sweet loving dog she appears to be, and Andrea says, that if the dog is definitely not placeable (say aggression, or not getting along with other dogs), they would take it back or put it down or we could.

I have copied Cindy and Katrine on this post.

If anyone has any other questions, comments, statements, please ask. Andrea at Columbia-Greens sounds eager to work with us (828-6044) and Katrine's number is 828-3694.

If you are interested to meet me and take me home,
please call Animalkind at: 518-828-3694  or the
Humane Society (where I am now) at: 518-828-6044
or e-mail: animalkind@earthlink.net

Update: 7 Dec 2001

First of all: THANKS to all of you who responded to Saint's cry for help! We received enough donations to start her 1st treatment on Dec. 5th, she is responding well and doing fine.  But Saint is still at the shelter, waiting for a loving home.  She has been there for too long and the shelter director informed me, that there are 2 people, who have been seriously interested, but now are backing out, it seems.  I urge those of you, who are interested in giving Saint a loving home, to keep on calling the shelter at: 518-828-6044 and request her adoption. I've got so many responses from all of you and can not imagine that nobody wants her. She is a especially loving and loyal dog and is great with other animals and people. Please don't forget about Saint! She still needs a miracle: a loving home.

Thanks again to all you angels out there, who stand up for the ones who have no voices to speak for themselve.  Saint still needs you!

Wonderful Holidays to all of you,
and no more hungry & homeless animals,
Katrin Hecker Animalkind Inc.

Update 4 Jan 2001:

Hello to all!  Here is another update on Saint: I received a call from the shelter, they still have Saint and have no intention to put Saint down.  Saint is treated for Heartworm and is doing well.  Many calls have been received to transfer or foster Saint. The shelter does not want Saint to go through any kind of stress, due her age and condition and ONLY want call from people who are seriously interested in ADOPTING her.  Please don't contact the shelter to implement any kind of wrong doing on their side. They have kept Saint and treated him now and are fully interested in a good HOME, not another temporary situation. Saint is not good with cats.  Please appreciate their effort to help the dog, rather than try to missionary-it will result in future complication for our organization to help other animals at the shelter.  Thank you all for your support and concern!

Best Wishes, Katrin Hecker

ak-saint3.jpg (46788 bytes)ak-saint1.jpg (423399 bytes)I am a  5 yr. old St. Bernard. My name is Saint and I have nowhere to go and no chance for a life.  Please open your heart and help me.

I was abandoned and roaming for food and a warm place to stay. Someone brought me to a shelter, where I was treated successfully for lyme disease.

Then it was found, that I have heart worm and needed treatment to survive.  The shelter, where I am right now, does not have the funding to pay for my treatment.   Contact us at: animalkind@earthlink.net

Saint was adopted 26 January 2002

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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals (d-2). 


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