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BIOS FOR THESE SWEET PUPPIES COMING sOON!!!!!

Only six weeks old, so not ready to go home with you. 
for now, fall in love with those eyes!

 

HUNTER!

 

CARTER!

 

KENNEDY!

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This is the story of these sweet puppies….

 

Trailer Park Pups

Owen, Kenny, Dolly, Reba, Garth, and Patsy started their life story being abandoned in the country. The tiny lab-mix puppies were only three to four weeks old, with their eyes barely open. This is how their story changed–being saved by a simple phrase, “Yes, we will help!”

These six puppies were dropped in the middle of the night at a trailer park in Cheatham County. A neighbor saw what happened and rushed to get them. The following day, she called an animal rescuer and asked, “Can you help?” The rescuer, Alexa, then reached out to Noah’s Ark Society and asked, “Can you help?” Between the compassion of the neighbor and Alexa and the support of Noah’s Ark Society, the puppies were rescued.

One puppy, Owen, was in obvious distress and was immediately taken to an emergency veterinary clinic. He was skin and bones and needed daily visits to inject fluids. For four days, Owen’s future was uncertain. A second puppy, Kenny, ended up needing more treatment than Owen. Kenny stayed at the vet on IV fluids for a week with around the clock care. Noah’s Ark Society volunteers Jennifer and Christiana each agreed to foster one of the special needs pups.

The following week, Noah’s Ark Society took custody of the remaining four puppies, with volunteer Shannon opening her home to foster all four. As Owen and Kenny recovered, people heard their story, and adopters were ready to take home the now healthy pups. Garth and Reba were also adopted. At the time of publishing this newsletter, Dolly and Patsy are still with Shannon, waiting to find their forever homes.

The mission of Noah’s Ark Society is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need. During the time the “Trailer Park Pups” were in Noah’s Ark Society care, the expenses mounted quickly for rehabilitating the puppies. While the financial burden of such a rescue endeavor is daunting at $2485, and there would be some folks who would have thought to let Owen and Kenny go rather than paying such extraordinary costs, Noah’s Ark Society would not have done anything differently for these special needs puppies.

The story of the “Trailer Park Pups” has a happy ending because Alexa and Noah’s Ark Society volunteers said, “Yes, we will help!” Noah’s Ark Society is a volunteer-only rescue. There is no paid staff, no shelter facility where rescued animals can receive care. We are thankful for the relationships with the rescuers, fosters, and adopters in this story. Now, we are looking to for the donations to make this kind of financial commitment possible. When we all say, “Yes, we will help!” we can change the stories of many animals who so desperately need our care.

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5th annual WillPower 5K LOCATION: on the Square in Downtown Franklin DATE: 4/8/17 TIME: 7:30AM Chip-timed 3.1 miles Musical entertainment along course A water stop at each mile marker! Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Races for New Runners !  1,000 registered runners every year! Get race updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WillPower5K   Still have questions? Find the answers under the FAQ section at  www.willpower5k.

Noah’s Ark society will be there with our adoptable pets, as well as running for a great cause!!!

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Have you heard that Noah's Ark Society and Stout are partnering for a Pre St. Patrick's Day party!!!March 16th!

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Friday, February 3, 2017

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Foster & Volunteer Orientations.Sunday 19th 12-1 & 12-2Noah's Ark Society Center;4012 Hillsboro Pike615.292.7878 (for directions!)

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Friday, February 17, 2017

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Sundays will often find Noah’s Ark Society with adoptable animals at Brentwood City Park by the Tapestry Apartments. This week was 12-2:00

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Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Sunday, February 12, 2017

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This week’s Noah’s Ark Society Animal Spotlight focuses on Gracie, a chocolate pitbull/labrador mix that’s dear to the hearts of our foster parents and volunteers.

Gracie is a sweet girl with a calm temperament, cuddly and always looking to have some fun. She loves to play fetch and go for walks. House- and crate-trained, Gracie is great with people and other dogs, and spends her time chewing on bones that her foster mom gives her!

She’s a happy pup looking for her forever home. Think that might be you? Learn more about Gracie in her adoption profile!

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Visit our location at 4012 Hillsboro Village on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a sidewalk sale featuring designer clothes from My Sister’s Closet and Free Beer Men’s Consignment. Or make a $50 donation and enjoy appetizers and drinks for shopping from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. All proceeds go to the Noah’s Ark Society.

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The Noah’s Ark Society will be hosting our annual Paws on the Pavement event at our clearance center at 4012 Hillsboro Pike on Dec.5.

Shop our designer yard sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with brands from Free Beer Men’s Consignment and My Sister’s Closet. All proceeds from the event will go to help the Noah’s Ark Society’s furry friends.

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2014 was a big year. This year, we opened our first Noah’s Ark Society Center in Green Hills, Nashville.

The Noah’s Ark Society Center is run solely by volunteers. High school students obtained service hours needed to graduate and in doing so gave back to the animals of the community. There were also volunteers who had fallen on hard times who got an opportunity to learn skills to get back on their feet and become a model citizen. The Noah’s Ark Society Center has served as an amazing place for not only the rescue, but for the people and animals of the Nashville community.

Because our adoptables live in the homes of their foster families, it was a challenge for hopeful families to meet their new family member. Opening the Noah’s Ark Society has made it possible for foster animals and their potential new families to meet for the first time. In addition to being a common meeting place for adopters and adoptables, the center features new pet products such as toys, pet clothing, leashes, collars, and even closeout human clothing and accessories from My Sister’s Closet and Free Beer Men’s Consignment. 100% of the proceeds from the Noah’s Ark Society Center benefits the animals of Noah’s Ark Society. The center is open to other local animal rescue organizations to showcase their adoptive animals.

You can visit our link to the Noah’s Ark Society Center for more information or stop in to experience the inspiration first hand!

In October 2014, three board members flew to Las Vegas to be a part of a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary conference. Best Friends is a large and innovative Animal Sancutary in Kanab, Utah. Noah’s Ark Society is modeled after Best Friends Animal Sanctuary’s “No Kill” mission. With over 20,000 people in attendance at the conference, Noah’s Ark Society was invited as special guests.  These three board members were able to bring back new ideas to make 2015 and the years to come a huge success. The entire Noah’s Ark group will be making a very special trip to walk the sanctuary in the very near future. Stay tuned for more exciting details! We encourage you to keep updated on more recent events on our Facebook page.

 

 

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Join us for our Paws On The Pavement Yard Sale! April 25, 8AM – 6PM

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Jennifer Logan was going through a tough season in life when she first decided to become a foster. Facing difficulties in trying to start a family as well as going through career changes Jennifer was talked by NAS founder Lori Elam into fostering a St. Bernard by the name of Leo.

“That dog changed my life, my marriage and reminded me how good it feels to give back,” says Logan, “We adopted Leo. He served as a nanny dog to many other fosters we cared for.”

Through the fostering process Jennifer was able to reconnect with her own life while also caring for an animal in need. A process that many fosters find to be meaningful and even therapeutic. Still a foster to this day Jennifer is now caring for Keeble, a dog who came into her care at only a year old after suffering abuse and homelessness in East Nashville.

“He needed stability, understanding, and lots of undoing of all his bad habis,” says Jennifer in regards to Keeble, “He is amazing now, has been worth all the work.”

The worthwhile feeling of nurturing a pet in need is a common thread in the world of fostering. Jennifer and other fosters enjoy the benefits of building a relationship with their animal friends, often finding that the process becomes a very important part of their life.

“Fostering is for anyone willing to devote that time,” says Jennifer, “The hardest part is letting go.”

And some fosters never do let go, as adoption is always an option for foster families. However some fosters find that while they to want to give back they only have limited time, this being why the foster process is designed to accommodate those who can only give a short period of their lives. No matter for how short or how long anyone can be a foster, there will always be animals who need it and coming from those who have experienced it, it is certainly a worthwhile experience.

Noah’s Ark Society is always looking for people interested in joining our community of fosters. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at foster@noahsarksociety.org

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