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Our Recruits/Heroes

Wellsboro Small Animal Hospitals Recruits

Here are their stories:

Hero Tonto born 3-29-13

Hero Tonto born 3-29-13

Tonto is the personal pet of Dr. Adrian Carlin and Dr. Edward Salevsky. Having lost our last two Golden Retrievers to cancer it was an easy decision to enroll Tonto in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.  Our hope is that the information gained will benefit all animals.  We believe it is very important for veterinary practices to participate in this ground-breaking study.  

Tonto has a reputation as a clown but he also has a serious side.  He enjoys long runs in the woods, taste testing gourmet dog biscuits and classical music.  

Hero Justice Rice born 5-17-2013

In 1993, oHero Justice Rice born 5-17-2013

ur first golden retriever, Nickolas, came into our lives. In 2005 we lost him to cancer. In 2005 we brought 2 new golden babies into our home and hearts. In May of 2013 we lost one of them, Liberty, to cancer before her eighth birthday. Our boy Artemis was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in October. When Liberty passed away, Artemis was heartbroken, as were we. The solution?? Another golden boy to fill our hearts with love and joy. Enter Justice!! Justice is a very active little boy... he keeps us on our toes!! When we were researching breeders we became aware of the high incidence of cancer in Golden Retrievers. At the same time we discovered the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study by the Morris Animal Foundation. It only made sense to us to enroll Justice. Hopefully this study will put a stop to so many golden lives lost to cancer. If Justice can help stop this deadly disease he will have earned the title of HERO!! L. Rice Wellsboro, PA

Hero Boomer Purk born 7-2-13

Hero Boomer Purk born 7-2-13

Boomer is the 3rd generation from our SGT Jack Flash and Jacqueline Flash.  Originally he was to go to another home, after mending a broken leg; we had all bonded to the point of being a family.  He is a lover just like his Dad and Grandpa.  His Grandmother died of Cancer.

Hero Calla Lilly Purk born 7-2-13


Calla is also 3rd generation from our SGT Jack Flash and Jacqueline Flash.  She is so much like Jackie ~ SMART & LOVING.  Cally is Boomers sister so she shares the Grandmother dying of cancer.

Hero Duke of Amazonia born 7-2-13


Duke was the dominate male of the litter.  The owner of the dame (Amazon Princess), our daughter, decided to keep Duke.  Duke is fun loving and playful when he visits his siblings Boomer and Cally.