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Shanar and Dixie
May 2001- Shanar never knew anything but the chain. It had been wrapped around her neck, without even the small benefit of a collar, for as long as she could remember. Now five years old, a deep path had been worn from her nervous pacing in her dirt yard and she was afraid to even make eye contact with the few people that bothered to feed her. Having been bred several times only to have the babies immediately taken away from her, she was understandably protective of Dixie (photo - left), her last pup left from the most recent litter.
Shanar's owners decided that she was no longer convenient and we were therefore able to get her and her puppy released to the sanctuary's care. During the time that they were with us Shanar managed to work up the courage to approach a person carefully from behind and would then give you gentle kisses so long as you moved slowly. Dixie was truly sad as she had never been socialized with either people or other animals and would back into a corner afraid to move. Eventually she would follow Mom's actions and take treats from us.
Shanar and Dixie were transferred to a German Shepard Rescue organization that has special behaviorists on staff to provide the dogs with the training and necessary interaction that they need to become more adoptable.
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New Hope Sanctuary for the Animals is a rescue, haven, and adoption organization for abused, tortured, and abandoned innocent animals and pets. We are based on the Christian principles that God intended humans to follow as guardians of His creation. We are a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the compassionate care of stray and abandoned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, litters, and farm animals (chickens, pigs, etc.). We encourage people to adopt and provide kind and loving care for a cat, dog, kitten, puppy, or litter, as well as to promote humane population control through spaying and neutering. We are involved in direct action in rescuing and placing animals within a network of animal groups across the nation, and in increasing public awareness and education about the abuse, torture, factory farming, slaughtering, butchering and the murder of innocents, and the need to spay and neuter. Through the media, special events, and publications we promote anticruelty, love, compassion, mercy, respect, and kindness towards all animals, animal theology, and compassionate alternatives to animal products.
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