Donations will be used to purchase food and shelter for abandoned animals

My story is also Jessie's story. During a brutal cold snap in January 2009, two 8-week old lab-cross litter mates were dropped off on the side of a country road in rural southeastern Minnesota. A farm lady who lived nearby found them and took them in. Since the nearby Austin Humane Society had no room in which to shelter them, the lady who found the pups became a foster parent and provided the friendly pups with food and shelter for the winter. The humane society provided funds for neutering. When the pups were 8 months old, their foster mom found it had become too difficult to give the two very exuberant pups all the attention and training they needed. She again contacted the humane society, but they were in the same situation -- no room.

At this time, I contacted the Austin Humane Society about a dog I had seen on their web site. Shirley had already been adopted, but they had posted a picture of the the two labs on the farm and gave me contact information. When I saw the picture, and then when I met her, I knew that Jessie was to be my girl. She did too. When my husband and I picked her up the following week, she put her head and front paws on my lab and stayed there the whole drive home. We were both smitten! Jessie's litter mate was adopted a couple of weeks later, and now romps with twin boys and an older lab. It was a happy ending for both patient pups.

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