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Rescued Herself, Wooby Now Heals Others



Wooby, along with her two litter mates, was an animal rescue from Asbury Park in the spring of 2003. She suffered an old break in her left foreleg, and our veterinarian thought the Husky mix would function much better if the leg were amputated. About a month later on April 13, the three-legged pup was adopted by Sue and Peter Herflicker of Toms Rivers, N J. a banner day for this dog.

Sue decided to put Wooby into a Therapy Dog Program and because of Wooby's intelligence and eagerness-to-please, she officially became a Therapy Dog in August 2004. Wooby had to complete a basic 8 week obedience course, then another 8 weeks to become certified. She passed all courses with flying colors. She additionally went through the temperament testing required and became a “Canine Good Citizen”.

When Wooby visited the Burnt Tavern Convalescent Center in Brick, everyone who met her there fell in love with her – residents and staff alike, (including Florence, pictured at left with Wooby.) Everyone was amazed by her animal rescue story and her stamina, and all look forward eagerly to future visits. Wooby has also been a regular visitor to Country Manor in Toms River to cheer up the residents there. According to Sue: “She has touched our lives in an awesome way. Thank you to all at the Popcorn Park for saving her life and bringing her into ours”.

Not every animal rescue at the Society goes on to actively bring joy into the hearts of others as a therapy dog; many are simply happy to bring love into their own family's life and to be loved. The Society's mission is to assure each pet the chance to find the love they deserve. Won'y you please support our animal rescue efforts and contribute to the Society today?

10/5/2005

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Quesadilla, Surrendered and a Mom-to-Be
SnowBaby - Maltese Puppy Born with 5 Legs
Carmen - Found with Paralyzed Back Legs
Fozzie - A City Stray Found Walking on His Wrists
Midnight and Mika - Need Multiple Medical Issues Addressed
Natasha - Given Up at 6 Years Old with Torn Ligament
Pneumonia, A Broken Hip - and Mut's Still Smiling
Shadow - Surrendered with Multiple Medical Issues
Billy and Snowball - Needed Help When Owner Passed Away
Delilah - Thrown Out Apt. Window for Spite
Patty - Another Severely Neglected Tibetan Mastiff
Rhonda - Injured, Needs Leg Amputated
Leo, Tibetan Mastiff- Feb. 29 Post Surgery Update
Chance - Beaten by Owner, Only Wants Love
Goldie - Front Legs Broken, Left on Sidewalk
Leo, Tibetan Mastiff Feb. 26 Update
Puffer - Suffered Severe Neglect
Leo, Tibetan Mastiff - Feb.17 Update
Oreo - Suffered Horrific Wounds to Head
Mable, Maggie and Pedro - Calm with Thundershirts
Rocco - Blind, Diabetic and Emaciated
Leo, Tibetan Mastiff - Feb.9 Update
Van Gogh - Mutilated, Abandoned, Found by Good Samaritan


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