These middle-aged munchkins lived a happy life, doted on by an elderly gent, who was proud of his two precious possessions. Sadly, he passed away and kindly neighbors took turns coming into the empty apartment to walk and feed the doggy duo.
Salt and Pepper's owner had made no plans for the after care of these two friends in the event of an emergency. Now there was an emergency. Some of the neighbors contacted AHS to see if we could help the dogs who had been living in Passaic County. They cared for the 6-8 year old male and female dogs and about their future and felt responsible knowing that a decision had to be made. A representative visited the animal-loving caretakers who took us to meet Salt and Pepper. It was a quiet, dark apartment where they were laying on a blanket -- waiting for an owner who would never return. They meekly followed on leashes and went outside -- away from the only home they had known.
They were put into a humane society vehicle and before they traveled past 2 traffic lights, they were hungry for some attention. The lonely bereft feelings they had stored inside completely disappeared! They were immediately brought to Popcorn Park where staffers oohed and aahhed over the little munchkins. Their personalities shone through the dark times they had just weathered.
Some dental work, vet exam and a spa day has made their future seems so much brighter! For more information on Salt and Pepper, call Popcorn Park at 609-693-1900 or e-mail us .
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If you are reading this story on our AHS website, we know of your love for animals.
And while you are able to care for your pet now, as there is no doubt that your pet gets excellent treatment; food, water, exercise, shelter and love. But what is going to happen to your dearest friend when its your time and there is no one else to fill that void.
What better way to protect and honor your pet than to ensure care for the rest of its life, when you aren’t around?
The clear solution, a “Pet Trust.” This legal arrangement allows you to absolutely guaranty that your pet will be cared for by a custodian who you have chosen. A Pet Trust is a judicially recognized document that will provide for the care of your pet. The provisions of the Pet Trust describe your expectations and obligates the custodian to comply with those intentions.
These days not having a Will is ill-advised, as your hard earned assets and property can be taken by the government and that includes your pet. If your Will does not include provisions for your pet, then you should contact a lawyer who can quickly and inexpensively make certain that your pet will be protected. Any reputable shelter can give you more information or get you in touch with a professional who has experience with such unique situations.