Message from the Board

Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) had an interesting year once again! Board Director Carolyn Hayes tried her darnedest to foster and adopt an abused dog to a forever home.

Our group had spent a lot of money on this dog brought in from another rescue in southern Ohio. He was fully vetted and housed at Kings Kennel for about three weeks. Then, we thought he got the perfect home, all checked out with them and all. No, it wasn’t perfect. The dog got loose from their property and was taken by the Dog Warden. He was picked up and paid for by the “then” owners, but we never heard about where he ended up as the “then” owners said he wasn’t going to stay with them. Well, there you have it! The mysteries of pet adoptions. One hopes and prays for the best, but sometimes it’s not a sure thing! Rehoming and adoption look easy, until one tries it. Rescue organizations know first hand and definitely have to “roll with the punches” when it comes to finalizations of some adoptions.

The Group’s “Autumn Leaves” had another successful year. And that’s to the thanks of Board President Susan and her husband Andy. “Autumn Leaves” is a fun event, and everyone looks forward to it every year. This year it’s the “12th Annual Autumn Leaves” to be held at the Springfield Country Club, 10am, Saturday, September 30, 2023. Mark your calendar to attend. Tickets are still at $25.

Dave, Dottie, Andy, and Susan have had their share of illnesses during 2022. Hopefully, all will be on the mend and back to 100% very soon.
We hope this newsletter/magazine will serve our community well with its education and awareness.

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