New Leash on Life USA will have a table at the One Book One Philadelphia event reception hosted by Drexel University. If you’re attending, please stop by to find out more about our programs!
Date: Wed., February 26, 2014
Time: 5:30PM Reception with Special Exhibits/Information, 6:30PM Panel/Program on The Yellow Birds
Location: Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center
3120 Market Street, Rm. Mitchell Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Title of Event: One Book One Philadelphia at Drexel University: Frontlines, Friendships and the Power of Fiction.
Event Description: University and community panelists, including Warrior Writers discuss The Yellow Birds and reflect on the role of the arts and humanities in the exploration and expression of war.
Drexel University, a Military Friendly School, will draw upon its campus resources to celebrate a great book and to pay homage to student-veterans. We highly recommend that you read the book before the event.
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers which has been named The One Book, One Philadelphia selection for the 2014 season!
The Yellow Birds has been compared to Tim O’Brien’s classic war novel, The Things They Carried, for its powerful depiction of the truth and tragedy of war. Poet/novelist Powers vividly tells the story of a young soldier struggling to find meaning in his harrowing experiences in Iraq, while suffering profound guilt over his friend and fellow soldier’s death, as well as alienation from community and family upon his return home. According to The New York Times, “Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen.”
Drink great beer and support a great cause! On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Chestnut Hill will be donating 20% of all profits from 5 - 10 PM to New Leash on Life USA!
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Time: 5 PM - 10 PM
Location: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 8400 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
Their food is fantastic and their beer is even better! We hope to see you there!
Is your special someone an animal lover? Do they also love chocolate? (Obviously the answer to both of those question is “yes!!!” because who doesn’t love animals or chocolate?) If so, you might want to consider Rescue Chocolate if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift this year!
Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life!” From each chocolate purchased, 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country.
Current and future flavors include:
Talk about a sweet gift that you can enjoy guilt-free! (You may still feel guilty about the calories, but hey, it’s almost February. We’ve all given up on our New Year’s resolutions by now, right?)
Also, if you want to help support our organization, type “New Leash on Life USA" in the Gift Note field on the Cart at checkout. We’ll receive $1 on everyone item ordered!
You can buy Rescue Chocolates online at their website here.
We have another happy update to share with you: Rolo from the Candy Class (now named Rocky) is getting tons of love from his adoptive family! Here’s what they have to say:
Happy New Year to the New Leash on Life family! As my family celebrated Rocky’s (formerly Rolo) adoption anniversary yesterday, I felt inclined to reach out to you and your organization and thank you for saving our sweet boy.
When we initially brought Rocky into our home, my husband and I were wide-eyed and terrified that we had made a mistake adding another dog to our household. A year later, we cannot imagine a day without his smiling face and wagging tail. Whether he’s imitating he behaviors of our jack Russell terrier, by my husband’s side, or “baby sitting” my nephew, Rocky is such a joy to have in our home.
Thank you and your organization for all of your hard work with these animals and inmates. We wish you the best in 2014!
Jill & Kevin
Did you die a little from the cuteness? That’s OK, because we did too!
We’re so glad that Rocky found such a wonderful adoptive family. This happy, adorable dog would have been euthanized if it weren’t for the New Leash on Life USA program. Thank you, Jill and Kevin, for giving Rocky the loving forever home that he deserves!
Did Aunt Gertrude give you yet another hideous sweater this Christmas? Are you secretly planning to sell it on eBay behind her back because she didn’t give you the receipt? If you are, please consider donating a portion of your sale to New Leash on Life USA!
If you’re planning to sell any unwanted Christmas gifts this January, you can select New Leash on Life USA to receive a percentage of your sale through eBay Giving Works. Click below to follow us!
All you have to do is post an item for sale, select New Leash on Life USA as the recipient of your donation, and choose what percentage of the sale you would like to donate to our organization.
And who knows? Maybe helping to save the lives of inmates and shelter dogs will ease your guilt over selling that sweater that you told Aunt Gertrude was “so cute” and that you were “definitely going to wear!”
We hope you’ll consider choosing us as the charitable recipient of your eBay sales. We’re so grateful for any donations we receive, and you can be sure that your donation will be helping us change lives!
We’ve got some great updates to share on some of the dogs who’ve completed our dog-training program at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford. Here are the dogs in their happy forever homes!
"We adore her"
Now “Beula,” had a rough start and found it hard to get comfortable at the house. She was walking around 2-3 AM to look for places to sleep. After a month or so, she really became comfortable. Now, she is best friends with the other dog living in the house and loves playing with the rest of the family.
"He’s doing great!"
Now Ivin, he fit in with his family off the bat. Although it took their cat some time to be comfortable with him, they are now friendly and have even been caught cuddling. With the first major snowstorm, it was discovered Ivin loves playing in the snow.
"An amazing match"
(Still Roo). Although Roo still enjoys chasing the cats, they have had no issues. The family thoroughly enjoys her.
"All things good—went through a case of tennis balls already"
(Still Cassidy) Although Cassidy still possesses some guarding behavior, we are working through it with crates, treats, and a lot of patience. She is still a heavy sleeper but her adopter has gotten used to her snoring. Cassidy was very excited to play in the snow, and chasing tennis balls with the adopter’s other family dog.
"Thinks she’s a lap dog"
(Still Echo) Echo thinks she’s a lap dog but is almost a full 50 lbs. Shes’s finally becoming fully comfortable in her new home and has had no episodes with her food aggression. She is getting along great with every person and dog she meets. She has even taken a liking to her doggie sweaters and jackets.
"Everything is good"
(Still Bonnie) After a little trouble switching to a new food and crying the entire first night she was home, everything is running smoothly. She loves the dog park and running through woods on the family’s property. She still sheds like crazy but the family doesn’t mind because they are very much in love. They have even allowed her to take over the couch.
"Especially good Christmas"
(Still Pep) Pep had an especially nice Christmas since she is Grandmom’s only “grand-dog-ter” so she is very spoiled. Pep had the hardest time with housebreaking but other than that, has been a joy. Pep has even been accepted into an invite-only dog park!
"Is awesome—thank you for such a great dog"
(Still Nero) Nero has become “very close” with the family, by watching cartoons and playing foot-stool. He also enjoys chasing a ball and walking around with his bone that is three times his size.