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Prior Spokes Dog Klinger Crosses the Rainbow Bridge
. Klinger of Harrisburg, Pa. crossed the Rainbow Bridge on April 5, 2015 after losing his battle with kidney disease and old age. He was preceded in death by his canine pack member Foster (a Beagle)
Klinger was adopted by his Pet parents, Jim and Paula Barker (volunteers at HOKAFI) on September 11, 2010. He entered a canine pack of 3 other dogs and 3 cats. Prior to his adoption, Klinger resided at Helen O Krause Animal Shelter from 5/14/04 to 9/11/10. He was found as a stray in Codorus Township and was taken to the SPCA of York on 5/4/04. During his stay at the shelter Klinger was adopted out for 6 months but was returned. He reigned as the HOKAFI newsletter Spokes Dog until his adoption and handed over this title to his shelter friend Dante with whom he shared a home. He loved the gray cats at the HOKAFI cat shelter and would bark until they came out to visit with him! Klinger enjoyed chasing the cats at his home without any harm done.
Since his adoption in September, 2010, Klinger attended basic obedience class and two agility classes which he completed successfully! Klinger enjoyed playing ball, playing in the snow, taking long walks, hiking, protecting the house, giving and receiving kisses and hugs from his pet parents and meeting new neighbors. He even went to the beach! He also enjoyed barking at the overhead airplanes and the birds in flight! With patience, time and love, Klinger enjoyed having his fur brushed and even tolerated having his teeth brushed!
To all the volunteers that took care of Klinger while at the shelter, thank you! He enjoyed his anniversary parties where he was able to reunite with the volunteers and show what a good boy he was! Klinger will be greatly missed. We are so honored to have rescued Klinger and to have provided him a home to live out his life which he did live to the fullest. Rest in peace Klinger. We miss you already.
THANKS FOR 2014
Many thanks to our supporters, our staff and our fabulous volunteers for 2014. We really could not do what we do without this help. The dollars buy what we need to buy and the hours donated give us time which we cannot buy or fabricate.
At last count, we had 122 cats and 10 dogs under our care. We care for these animals until they find a home or nothing more can be done for them. We have cats with cancer, diabetes, old injuries, FIV (feline aids) and FeLV (feline leukemia). We've helped dogs with back issues (suspected stroke in a two-year-old dog), tumors, digestive problems and with trust issues.
Our biggest sorrow is that we cannot help them all, we can't force some people to realize that the animal they've abandoned or abused depended on them and is a living creature that feels pain and sorrow, and that some of our animals will live with us their entire lives. Yet, we hold onto they are safe, warm and fed. The volunteers give them as much love as possible and were we not here, these animals would likely have suffered.
Thank you for helping make that possible. May your 2015 be filled with contentment and love. - Mary B., HOKAFI Board President
Adopt - Adopt - Adopt
We have many kittens, cats and dogs that would love to have a furever home. Our adoption hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m (but please plan to arrive no later than 2 p.m. as it takes time to meet our animals and if you wish to fill out an adoption form, that takes a few minutes). The adoption will take at least one week as our volunteers do call references and a home visit.
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