After a hard winter, the weather finally broke just in in time for for NISA's March 8th visit to the PetSmart on Golf Road in Schaumburg. Eight dogs showed up to bring smiles to all the passersby, many of whom gave generous donations. One donation was particularly heartwarming. A young girl had been hoarding a dollar bill that her mother didn't know about and chose to donate it to help the dogs.
Carly, Petey, Naomi, Yetti, and Otis along with the parents, Katia and Andre came to NISA in 2001 from a Kentucky shelter. Andre was HW positive, the pups had fleas, ticks, lice, tapeworm, hookworm, and roundworms, they were malnourished, dehydrated and had cocidia and Guardia. Each one contracted conjunctivitis and four had developed pneumonia by the time they arrived in Illinois.
5 Pups all grown up. L/R Carly, Yetti, Mom & Dad Katia, Andre, Petey, Otis, and Naomi.