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I'm Sorry Duke the Boxer

Josephine Bennett - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:35am

I’d like to introduce you to our current foster dog, Duke. Duke showed up in our lives via Facebook. I get tagged in a lot of posts about animals needing help. Duke had a fairly typical story. From what I could see his...

Double Trouble AKA Thea and Otis

Josephine Bennett - Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:17pm

Just a couple weeks after putting my foster puppy Jojo on transport I received a text from a friend requesting urgent help with a puppy at the shelter in Macon. I had planned on taking a short break from fostering to...

Happy Ending For Dog For The Day Socks

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

Back in June, the team from our radio show On Second Thought played host to Socks, as part of Fulton County Animal Services new Dog for the Day program. It’s a nifty concept. People give dogs a break from the...

What's in a Pet's Name?

Heather Neal - Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:28am

In January, we added a pet to our family. Our son, who was 6 at the time, had been asking for a cat for a solid year. Finally, we headed to a local animal shelter and found Minnie, short for Minerva McGonagall,...

Here Kitty Kitty

Josephine Bennett - Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:57pm

Meet Zella, our completely unintentional cat. Last week Meg, my friend and neighbor, called to ask my advice about a very young kitten she spotted on the sidewalk. When I walked up with her to take a look I was shocked...

Small Dog People

Josephine Bennett - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 11:46am

I grew up in Connecticut with two Golden Retrievers and a Husky. The other dogs in our neighborhood included German Shepherds, Irish Setters, Great Danes and Labs of all colors. Among my friends and the friends of my...

Transport Day

Josephine Bennett - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:30pm

Its 7:00 on a Saturday morning and I’m up feeding and walking dogs. In our house that’s no small task because at any given time there might be as many as five. No, I’m not a dog hoarder I'm a dog foster. In addition to...

I Bought A Dog

Josephine Bennett - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:50pm

When you work in animal rescue buying a dog is frowned upon, but there's always an exceptioto the rule

My Temporary Dog, Adventures in Fostering

Josephine Bennett - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:28pm

This week I put Turnip on a transport van bound for Maine. A month ago I was picking him up at Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare and taking him home. Turnip, the name given to him in the shelter, spent a month in our...

The Empty Nest is Full of Fur

Josephine Bennett - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:57pm

When our Boston Terrier Betsy died in 2010, I swore we would never get another dog. With one child in college and another close to graduating high school I could taste freedom. I pictured my husband and I taking trips...

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