Karen Shirk nominated for Rare Life Award

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Our very own founder and executive director, Karen Shirk has been nominated for the ‘Rare Life Award’ presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership, Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. Winners will receive a medal, presented at a reception given in their honor, and be… Read more »

Gabe & Ellie… it takes a team

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KINGS MILLS, Ohio – Kelly Howard was ready for the next chapter of her life to begin—moving from motherhood to being a “nana,” who would be able to spoil her newest grandson rotten. But this grandmother’s life would change forever eight years ago. That change was Gabriel. “He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to… Read more »

PAWsitively Blessed | October.2012 Class

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XENIA, Ohio – After wrangling everyone, dogs included, into a giant, smooshed, group photo to commemorate the day that was a long-time coming for everyone in the room, it was time to celebrate their achievement. After 11 days of tracking and tethering and training, not to mention a fabulous Howl-o-Ween Trunk or Treat celebration, it… Read more »

Vacation Bible School donates funding for Pirate

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CLEVELAND – Generosity comes in all shapes, forms and sizes—even pint sizes. The Vacation Bible School at North Royalton United Methodist Church in Cleveland, dedicates themselves to a summer project each year at VBS. This year, their project was 4 Paws for Ability, said Nikki Kaminski, Vacation Bible School director. Elly Organiscak, a longtime foster… Read more »