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A Good Way to Start the New Year
Saturday, 01 January 2011

January 1--  As we start a New Year, a story to warm your heart as the tireless volunteers with the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society save another life and find a forever home for Barnaby.  He was removed from the Lyons Animal Shelter and moved to a rescue facility in Atlanta.  As you can see, he now has a forever home with his new friend, Zeus, in the rural community of Hoschton, Georgia not far from Athens.  Here's a personal account of how this came to be from his new Mom, Sharon Plunkett.

Image"Words can’t express what a heart feels when the life of one of God’s creatures can be saved and thanks to you all and others…Barnaby’s life continues!  Barnaby now lives in Hoschton, Georgia with his new bro’ Zeus!  

"Retiring in 2009 and raising Zeus (from 8 weeks old..who just turned 1 yr old on 12/27) to hopefully become a Therapy Dog with me;  I wanted Zeus to have a brother or sister to grow up with so I visited  Adopt A Golden Atlanta Adoption Day in the fall, met BJ Foster, Lou and other AGA volunteers and began the process with AGA to become approved to adopt an orphan dog.

"The past three months I went to AGA’s Adoption Days as well as visiting the website…nearly every day.  When Barnaby’s picture came up on the website…his eyes/face looking sad but full of love…really touched me and went straight to my heart!   Because he was Heartworm positive, he was with Andrea (his most awesome foster Mom) who was caring/loving him while he was being treated/recovering from HW.

"We really wanted to meet Barnaby to see if he’d be a match for Zeus…so by the Grace of God….my application rep (BJ Foster…who is also the very  best!) made some calls and then I received a call from Andrea…and she welcomed a visit to her home to meet Barnaby (humans only..not Zeus, yet).  That was on December 5th.  Bonding/connections with Barnaby…was instant for him as well as us (smile).

"The following week, Barnaby’s vet visit/exam brought great news…that the HW treatment/recovery time had been successful and so one month from the day he began his treatment…Barnaby and Zeus met….and on Saturday, December 11th…Barnaby was now in his new and forever home and Zeus finally had a new big bro’ (smile).

"In just two and ½  months:  From Metter, to Vidalia, to Macon, to Lawrenceville to Clarkston, to Hoschton….Barnaby’s journey ( as we know it) has truly been guided by God’s hands and his angels at work!   You all and others who touched Barnaby’s life in some way…to give him a chance at a new life…God Bless you all as he has Barnaby and us!"


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