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PEGGY O'NEILL, ADOPTED 7/20/02
Peggy is a former feral cat, born outdoors on the West side of Buffalo. Although she never became
completely tame, Peggy was still adopted by Mary Theresa, a senior citizen and native of Ireland
who loved Peggy anyway and gave her her beautiful new name. When Mary was no longer able to
care for Peggy due to physical limitations, Andy, a kind neighbor of Mary's in the Santa Rosa
Senior Apartments, took over Peggy's care. Now that Peggy lives with Andy, Mary Theresa and
many other seniors on the floor visit regularly, chipping in to bring Peggy offerings of her favorite
food, shrimp. (She is up to about 25 lbs., and is queen of her domain, as her new picture will
show.) Stay tuned!
HOUDINI
ADOPTED
3/27/02
Houdini is a Schnauzer mix who was tortured and
abused as a young pup. He was burned, beaten and
put out for the trash by his original owners, and
subsequently rescued from a local animal shelter.
Because of his injuries, however, he had suffered brain
damage and was partially blind. His care proved too
difficult for his well-intentioned new owners. At the age
of four years, Houdini was surrendered to St. Francis
in need of much medical care and rehabilitation. An ad
in the Hamburg Sun about his sad history and his
special needs allowed us to find a family that could
give him the full-time love and attention he has always
deserved!  He now plays with the children,  climbs
stairs and is a bona fide, card-carrying family dog!.
PEPPERONI
ADOPTED
3/18/02
Pepperoni was found behind a pizzeria (hence
her name).  One of her strongest points was
fierce tail-chasing. Another was her large,
perpetually astonished eyes. She found a home
with a young couple with a dog.
PEPPIE, ADOPTED 2001
Peppie was abandoned by his original family, who
moved away and left him behind.  He waited hopefully
for their return, alone under the empty house, for
months of bitter winter cold. Construction workers at
a neighboring house notified us of his vigil. At first,
Peppie resisted being rescued, but we finally
convinced him that his former owners  didn't deserve
his loyalty.

Now Peppie  has a loving home with a family that
spoils him.
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