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––by Anna Cooke


Celebrate A Life Worth Saving.


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Wolfie, a Chihuahua mix, had his first birthday this past February. And his friends all came out to the Downtown Tampa Farmer's Market to help him cel- ebrate. There were plenty of dog treats, toys and dancing around. Paw printing, commonly known among Wolfie Fans as The Wolfie Art Project, was the featured activity. Wolfie also has his own Facebook page with more than 1100 fans. That’s all quite an accomplishment for this little guy, who was born without fully developed front legs and scheduled to be euthanized shortly after birth. But, there was something better


waiting for Wolfie, just around the cor- ner. He was soon adopted by Carlee Beveridge, an account executive with Beveridge Medical Associates. Through her tenacity, marketing skills and medical connections, she quickly set out to find a solution for his condition. Carlee credits a close circle of like-


minded animal advocates for helping her to remain on-track and focused on help- ing Wolfie. The situation also enlightened her to the fact that there are other pets in similar situations whose humans may not have the wherewithal to pay for medical care, or even know where to begin to look for treatment. It’s one of the biggest reasons so many dogs end up as owner- surrenders, doomed to be put down. Wolfie’s Facebook page is a way for


the public to stay up-to-date on his progress, and antics. His housemates include Duchess, a Pomeranian and Pixie Mo, a Chihuahua. Both dogs were adopted by Carlee through Florida Little Dog Rescue. Despite his condition, which sort of makes him look a little like a mini


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T-Rex, Wolfie gets around just fine. Unlike most humans, dogs don’t realize their “shortcomings” and make adjustments as needed. Dogs just do not seem to bother wasting their emotions on self-pity.


ZCarlee and Wolfie.


We get by with a little help from


our friends. Rascal (left) is a Bearded Collie, adopted from Hillsborough County Animal Services six years ago. “I was 16 years old and had been pining for a dog since the day I was born,” said Rachel. Her mother concurred, “They have been inseparable and are now living together in Tallahassee while Rachel attends Florida State University.”


Jasper (top photo) was adopt- ed during the 2013 Tuxes & Tails Gala for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The family who adopted Jasper had previously adopted a


Silky from the shelter. “Binx, who played Toto in the New Tampa Players production of the Wizard of Oz, died soon


after Jasper came into our lives. It’s as if Binx waited for us to bring another dog into our home. And Jasper even gave Binx a little extra oomph the last few weeks of his life.” Photography by Anna Cooke.


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