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MURPHY, THE BLUETICK COONHOUND/BORDER COLLIE MIX RESCUE FROM A KILL SHELTER (PART 5)

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“Murphy helps me to relax.

I found a lump in my breast and felt instantly afraid, without any instant resolution.

I had two weeks of living in fear, but Murphy helped take my mind off of what was happening with me.

Murphy also makes me laugh.

He is still a puppy so he’s very clumsy and friendly.”

MURPHY, THE BLUETICK COONHOUND/BORDER COLLIE MIX RESCUE FROM A KILL SHELTER (PART 4)

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“He really got me out of my head.

He initiated walks outside and it was great to have something that depended on me, so I couldn’t give in to my feelings of isolation.

He is insistent on staying in the moment, so I can’t linger on anything too long.”

MURPHY, THE BLUETICK COONHOUND/BORDER COLLIE MIX RESCUE FROM A KILL SHELTER (PART 3)

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“Two things have happened since I’ve had Murphy.

My father is much older and suffers from a neurological disorder and he got very sick.

It was very scary.

When I would cry, Murphy would come right up to me and snuggle.”

 

MURPHY, THE BLUETICK COONHOUND/BORDER COLLIE MIX RESCUE FROM A KILL SHELTER (PART 2)

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“I went without a specific dog in mind, and Murphy was the second dog I met.

As soon as we locked eyes we recognized something in each other.

It’s hard to describe, but it felt like we’d known each other forever.

It’s a great feeling.”

MURPHY, THE BLUETICK COONHOUND/BORDER COLLIE MIX RESCUE FROM A KILL SHELTER (PART 1)

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“I had been looking for a dog for about six months with various rescue groups.

I tried fostering, but hadn’t found the right fit.

Then I started talking  with a rescue group called Social Tee’s.

They specialize in rescuing dogs from high kill shelters.

They had a large adoption event in Chelsea, in December.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 6)

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“It’s just so comforting to come home after work to such a loving dog.

We went home to the U.K. for three weeks over Christmas, and had to leave her in NYC.

We missed her so much.

I came back before my wife, and when I picked her up from the dog sitter, we were both so happy to see each other.

Tina leapt into my arms.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 5)

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“My job involves me traveling quite a bit, and my wife rang me in tears after an adoption event while I was away.

She couldn’t bear the thought of giving up Tina.

When I got home, we emailed Social Tees right away and said, we wanted to adopt Tina.

That was it; she was ours.

She quickly became part of our family.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 4)

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“My wife ended up scooping up both dogs in her arms while I hailed a taxi to take us home.

Later we were hit with the reality of looking after two puppies.

We knew we couldn’t cope with two puppies, especially in a small apartment.

I took Tina’s sister, Tula back to Social Tees, which was very sad.

They were both slightly sick, but Tina was more lively, so we decided to return Tula.

It was heartbreaking.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle,Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 3)

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“They had a photo of a group of dogs and we emailed right away and wrote that we would be available to foster any of them.

We received an email straight back saying, please come in and pick up a dog.

We went to the Social Tees office and they said, hi, here’s Tina and her sister, Tuleh.

We haven’t split them up yet, so would you mind taking them both?”

L.T., the rescue hound, terrier, and golden retriever mix (part 3)

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“After twenty-two years, I lost my job.

L.T. has been my support.

He gets me out and walking every day.

I’ve lost fifteen pounds as well as my depression, since getting L.T.”