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Greetings and Happy New Year to all our wonderful NISA Friends!

  • Calling all Rescue Samoyeds, Get the camera out, pose and flash your famous Sammie Smile

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  • IMPORTANT WARNING-- The seeds, pods and leaves of the Kentucky Coffeetree contain the deadly alkaloid poison cytisine. **Clinical signs include rapid onset (within 1 hour) of intense gastrointestinal irritation, profuse diarrhea and straining, vomiting, hypertension, bradycardia, respiratory depression, muscle paralysis, and convulsions. Animals often display depression. Death usually occurs within a day after clinical signs appear.**

    Know what this tree looks like, remove it from your property (native to the Midwest and upper South of North America) and do NOT allow your dogs or other animals near. Be diligent in parks or woods. Be particularly aware with dogs who like to pick up and eat anything on the ground. The poison can also cause blindness and hearing loss even if caught in time. Pass the word to all your dog friends in these areas of the U.S. The Kentucky Coffeetree. The Kentucky Coffeetree.

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  • Bella, Buster, Camie, and Meeko send each of you Fuzzy Hugs of appreciation for a Second Chance to find a loving home.

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  • Welcome back Sammie Savior Program!

    Do you love & adore Sammies but cannot have a pet because of housing restrictions?
    Do you love & adore Sammies but suffer from allergies that prohibit pet ownership?

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  • Meet Some of Our Rescues

    • Carly, Petey, Naomi, Yetti, and Otis along with the parents, Katia and Andre came to NISA in 2001 from a Kentucky shelter. Andre was HW positive, the pups had fleas, ticks, lice, tapeworm, hookworm, and roundworms, they were malnourished, dehydrated and had cocidia and Guardia. Each one contracted conjunctivitis and four had developed pneumonia by the time they arrived in Illinois.

    • 5 Pups all grown up. L/R Carly, Yetti, Mom & Dad Katia, Andre, Petey, Otis, and Naomi.