UPDATE: Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals

All is not well at Francisvale.

A very young puppy was found dead / drowned in a bucket of water.

A member of the Board of Directors wanted to allow hunting on the property. This was actually put on the agenda, discussed and voted on.

I don't think I'm the only one who finds the idea of HUNTING AND KILLING ANIMALS ON THE PROPERTY OF A NO-KILL SHELTER to be horribly and tragically wrong.


Katrina dog gets reunited yesterday !!

Thank you Sue G. (i.e. Spiritsmom) and Susan F. (Stealth Volunteer) for your dedication to reuniting Katrina dogs with their families; and continued thanks to Sue G. for all the time and work you've devoted to maintaining your Flickr site.

Sue G. first posted Gracie on her site in 2006 with this
Petfinder page, hoping that her owner might see her.

Fast forward two years when Sue then found this on Craigslist - Gracie was returned to the same shelter when the man who had adopted her was killed in Iraq.

Susan F. then worked hard to track down Gracie's original family who were located in New Orleans and Kentucky. When they saw the photo of their dog that Susan emailed them, they drove to the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, Inc. to reclaim their beloved family pet.

Click on the title link to read the full story and see photos and video of the reunion.

It is no surprise that the word "Grace" translates to: thanks, fortune, luck; the exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another.

Thank you Sue and Susan!!
Thank you Fayetteville Animal Protection Society.
Thank you to the family of the serviceman who returned Gracie to the shelter - I am so very sorry for your incomprehensible loss, and so grateful that in the midst of your grief, to think about his dog and make sure she was returned to the shelter. I hope that this reunion gives you a feeling of peace knowing that your small act of kindness helped to heal a family.