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Hudson - Litchfield News 14 - March 11, 2011

Animal Rescue Network of New England Rainey was found in Kentucky on a highway

crawling along using only her front legs to pull her. She had been hit by a car and we do not know how long she had been on the highway struggling … nobody stopped to help her. But Rainey had a guardian angel watching over her that day, as she was finally rescued by the Menifee County Rescue in Kentucky.

Menifee determined that both of Rainey’s back legs were dislocated and one of her knees on her back leg was broken. She was given vet care, which repaired the dislocated hips, and was taken into foster care by the rescue worker who found her on the highway. She was then rehabilitated in a prison program. All of the inmates’ families wanted to keep her, but with her condition, the rescue wanted to make sure she found a home that wasn’t going to abandon her if vet care was needed in the future.

Menifee County Rescue decided the Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE) was the best opportunity for her. Rainey was transported Pelham to ARNNE in July 2010 and went immediately into one of our foster homes. Rainey proved herself to be so worthy of being rescued, as she is a very special girl who loves everyone she meets, both two- and four-legged. Everyone who has met her loves her! Unfortunately, after a couple of months in foster

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care, it was apparent that one of her legs did not heal correctly. While Rainey was attending one of ARNNE’s Pet Adoption Days hoping to meet her new-forever family, she re-injured her leg. ARNNE consulted with three vets and the consensus was that her knee on her rear right leg was completely disintegrated (very painful condition, but we never knew it because Rainey is always so happy and never showed signs of being in pain) and that the hip on that same leg had not healed properly. ARNNE made the decision to have her leg amputated and were told by the vets that she wouldn’t be able to walk for two weeks. We were so excited and amazed that the very next day after her surgery, Rainey got up and walked like nothing had ever happened! That is our Rainey … truly an amazing dog! We are very happy to report that Rainey was officially adopted by her forever family at our December Pet Adoption Day. And how ironic that her Dad has worked fabricating

prosthetics his whole life! They tell us that Rainey has continued to astound them with her recovery efforts and cannot imagine life without this sweet girl. To help the Animal Rescue Network of New England continue to save the lives of dogs like Rainey, send your tax-deductible donation to ARNNE, PO Box 1053, Pelham, NH 03076. To see a complete listing of our available dogs for adoption and more information about us, visit

We will be wagging our tails with delight once we see you in our sight!

Join Us March 26th at our Sandy Suzy 11:00 - 2:00 at the

First Congregational Church in Pelham.

Bingo Bridget

To see a complete listing of our dogs and cats


Mark Your Calendar for ARNNE's Annual Rabies and Microchip Clinic! When: Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 - 11:00 am

Where: Behind Pelham Police Department (Use Lyon's Park Entrance) Cost: *Rabies ($15); Microchipping ($35);

*Bring proof of current rabies certificate and receive a 3 year rabies shot vs 1 year

Town dog licenses available on site for Pelham residents 603-635-2211 Ad sponsored by Beaver Valley Farms, Pelham, NH Chamber of Commerce: Membership Has its Advantages

Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce

“A PLACE TO GROW” Guest Speakers

Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Yogurt

Members of the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) enjoy a myriad of opportunities that not only promote their members’ products or services, but the Hudson Chamber of Commerce considers themselves to be a partner to the business community, working together to build business. The GHCC is committed to building a stronger business community while building stronger relations within our community. Members of the GHCC form a dedicated and

Citizen of the Year: Pauline Boisvert

Small Business of the Year: Showtime Computers Large Business of the Year: St. Joseph Healthcare

March 23rd 6pm

The Castleton Banquet & Conference Center 92 Indian Rock Rd, Route 111, Windham NH

$40 per person reservation required 889-4731

event sponsors:

aware group of civic-minded business leaders as well as men and women of our community working together to promote positive growth. Being a member of the GHCC means investing in the future of the area. Many benefits of belonging to the Chamber are offered to business owners, professionals, and operators at no cost, including a free listing in the GHCC Member Directory with a free link to your company Website, a free listing of job opportunities, a free listing of commercial real estate, free networking events, free membership lists, and all our members are encouraged to display their marketing collateral for free at the Chamber’s office. The most invaluable benefit is the relations, business and personal, achieved as a result of membership. Monthly networking opportunities, offered free of charge to Chamber members, are held to assist the business owner to network with other local like-minded business people, which offers you a personal connection with prospective clients, employees, and associates. These face-to- face interactions build personal credibility, as well as personal contacts. Many avenues of free advertising are available,

For information about becoming a member of the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce, please log onto, call 889-4731 Area News Group’s Home Improvement

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such as inserts in the newsletter and links to the Chamber Website, as well as other promotional events. The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce serves as “the front door” to the business community to jointly accomplish major projects that could not be accomplished as an individual business. “We are here for the community and we support businesses,” states GHCC Executive Director Brenda Collins. “Each year, we grow stronger and stronger. During the last 12 years, we have grown from 85 members to 190 members today. In addition, local government is receptive to hearing from the Chamber. We are your spokesperson—your voice on local questions of taxation and legislation issues affecting your business. We are your local community advocate offering an opportunity for face-to-face, frank exchanges of views between local business people and the community government at meetings and special forums. We strive to bring the business community important resources to help them grow and prosper.”

Membership within the GHCC offers members a stronger voice in the business community, keeping with the adage that there is strength in numbers, multiplying your effectiveness in the business community. The GHCC not only supports local businesses— they also support the community by hosting a

silent auction for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and providing scholarships for Hudson’s junior citizens. The GHCC has donated in excess of $60,000 during the past 11 years through the generosity of the business community and scholarship fundraising. In addition, the GHCC also works in partnership with Hudson’s Education Community. The GHCC does all this while maintaining the lowest dues structure in the state of New Hampshire.

Chamber members are businesses, organizations, and individuals concerned with the socio-economic climate of your community. They have joined together because they know they stand a better chance of getting things done when they speak as one voice. As the Chamber works to improve your community’s economy and quality of life, their

primary objectives are to help businesses prosper and grow, to increase job opportunities, to encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community, and to contribute to the overall economic stability and quality of life of the community. The Chamber accomplishes their goals by

providing meetings with speakers on important relevant subjects, scheduling Business After Hours and providing members an opportunity to meet fellow members and make business contacts, publishing a bi-monthly newsletter of activities and member information, allowing you free advertising opportunities, as well as sponsorships in various programs organized by the Chamber. One of the most exciting events for a business,

whether new or existing, is celebrating a grand opening, anniversary, or recent achievement. The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce offers its assistance in the planning and preparation of your Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. They provide the “giant” scissors and the ribbon. The staff will photograph the event to “preserve the moment” and send out press releases to the local media. “Hudson’s Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in your community. As your Chamber works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner; tourist information center; business spokesperson; government relations specialist; human resources advisor; and public relations practitioner. Simply stated, your Chamber is business and professional people working together to make your community a better place for everyone to live and work.”

Being a member of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce is good for business, your business, and it is an investment in your community.

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Honoring our Citizen & Businesses of the Year!

Photos courtesy of "Creations by Sea-Jay"


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