Carolyn Willis

writes from St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

​A Shelter for All

Most nights before I drift off into restful slumber, I check the New Brunswick, Canada, animal shelter Facebook page for updates: who’s been adopted, and new cats or dogs who have joined the medley of shelter life. One night my eyes were drawn to an appeal that was especially poignant.

It read in part, “Sweet senior in need of his forever home. Fourteen years on a chain. Can you offer him a year or two (or more) of friendship and trust in a loving home? Beau is a 14-year-old mixed-breed dog. He was brought in by the NBSPCA with medical issues, for which he will have surgery and be treated with antibiotics. He will also be neutered and receive a haircut …

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