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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

'Buffalo News' Spreads the Word on ABC Basset Rescue

Another wave of Texas bassets transported to NY by ABC has drawn the attention of the media. Today, the daily Buffalo News ran a piece that talks about ABC and profiles a 2-year old basset named Penn, who was found at a truck stop in Arkansas with a second basset that rescuers named Teller.  The story, is yet another success for ABC in the effort to raise awareness about homeless Basset hounds.
Gordon and Katie Perry and fam
The Buffalo News published this wonderful story of ABC's new foster family - Gordon and Katie Perry - and the amazing tale of what eventually was to be their first foster failure.  Penn, now known as Finn (short for Finnigan), was adopted by the Perry's, but only after many twists and turns.  (Finn is such a great new name for Penn - fitting, as the story goes, Finnigan, Begin Again.)   Link to Buffalo News, "Couple knew all along 'good little dog' was a keeper", Tues. 6/19/12.
Penn in his foster home with John and Theresa Morrison
Originally a stray, Penn was found at an Arkansas truck stop and rescued by ABC.  He was fostered by Gordon and Katie.  When he was adopted out, Katie said she cried - he was so well behaved and fit into their family perfectly.  Penn was returned to ABC within one week.  His new family said he was too low energy, so he moved into foster care at the home of John and Theresa Morrison.  When Katie checked the website and found out he had been returned to ABC she talked with Gordon about adopting him.  Gordon agreed and said he would be Katie's Birthday present.  What a perfect birthday gift!  Penn is now Finn and has returned home.

Congratulations to the Perry's and to Finn who is home at last. 

Many thanks to The Buffalo News for telling Finn's tale and for mentioning Shelly and Don's four foster fails as well!

"All Bassets Cherished Basset Rescue continues to bring bassets and basset mixes to this area to be adopted. Six dogs arrived over the weekend from Texas. Foster homes and permanent adoptive homes are always needed. For more information or to offer a temporary or permanent home to a basset hound, go to www.nybassset.org or call Gordon at 656-1760." - Buffalo News, June 19, 2012

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