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June 30, 2010
TakeAChance.jpgWelcome to SAINTS, Where Senior and Special-Needs Dogs Have their Day
We recently visited SAINTS, or Senior Animals In Need Today, for a photo shoot. SAINTS is a hospice of sorts, a sanctuary for the discarded and disabled, run by Carol Hine on her three-acre property in Mission, BC.
Opening her doors to senior and special needs animals of all kinds, Hine's home is a veritable ark. Rescued mixed-breeds turned farm dogs cavort with second-chance llamas and cows, while cats and the smaller and more delicate dogs are found inside, draped over sofas and relaxing on beds--including Hine's own. All the animals in Hine's care are clearly cherished, even those blemished and crotchety from old age, and are shown the upmost love and attention, in some cases the first in a lifetime bereft of any kind word or gentle touch. It's clear these dogs have been given a little slice of heaven here on earth, somewhere to live out their last days with dignity, repect, and a surfeit of love. Though the name of the non-profit was chosen to refer to the animals in its care, we suspect that the real saint here is Hine herself. See the pictures from the photo shoot here.

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Beth German passes unexpectedly

Beth D. German, age 59, of Oyer Avenue, in Bloomsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at her residence. She was a resident of Oyer Avenue for the past 35 years. She was a graduate of Bloomsburg High School and earned her teaching degree from Bloomsburg University. During most of her working career, Beth was a second grade teacher for the Millville Elementary School for over 30 years until her retirement.

She was a very passionate and avid supporter and Secretary for the Animal Resource Center in Bloomsburg. She was also a member of the Prayer Shawl Group from the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg. For many years, Beth also knitted children’s sweaters for Hope Made Real, a children’s mission organization that sends knitted sweaters to children in Rwanda, Africa. Beth also knitted many sweaters to help support the Appalachian Children of Tennessee. Her favorite pastime was spending every day during the summer among close friends at the Bloomsburg Public Pool where she has gone for over 30 years.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at noon from the Community Church of Christ at 750 Market St., in Bloomsburg, with Pastor Henry Shaffer officiating. Private burial will be held in Dutch Hill Cemetery. The German family is being assisted by the Allen Funeral Home at 745 Market St., in Bloomsburg.

Memorial contributions in Beth’s name are suggested to

  • Animal Resource Center, 301A Boone Road, Bloomsburg
  • PA Pets, 203 E. Fifth St., Bloomsburg 
  • EOS, 288 Dahl Road, Bloomsburg.

For those wishing, online condolences are available at AllenFuneralHomeonline.com

Dogs have new temporary home

As of May 22, all the ARC dogs now reside inside the new shelter. Thanks to all who made it possible.

Spring/Summer 2010 Newsletter

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