Welcome to NEBCR Newsletter & Journal

Dear Friends and Family of NEBCR:

Welcome to the NEBCR Newsletter & Journal.

We want this to be your publication. In order for that to happen we need you to send in news, stories and photos of your rescue Border Collies. Don’t worry about how it looks or sounds. That’s what the editor is for.

We also hope to have content to educate the public on our breed: how it acts, how it looks, how it’s different from other collie breeds and how it’s the same. About what is important to know about the breed before they adopt. We want articles on the activities you enjoy with your dog: flyball, agility, herding, and other dog sports, or just hiking, playing ball, or just chilling. And about what’s happening in the organization itself. We also hope to present general articles and stories that represent our breed.

The NEBCR Newsletter & Journal will be published bi-monthly on the third Monday of the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Deadlines for submissions will be the first Monday of the months mentioned above, or two weeks before the newsletter goes to “press”. We can’t do this alone, so it’s up to you: please send your content and pictures to us at carole@woolgather.org.

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VOLUME I NUMBER 3

Health: Leptospirosis

by Barbara Swartzlander

ZepherJoe, my 7-year-old Border Collie, was a fantastic agility athlete. He loved the game. He died on November 1, 2021, just weeks after the photo of him, (below left) was taken, of kidney failure secondary to Leptospirosis. He was not vaccinated….

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VOLUME I NUMBER 2

The Pat Sides Senior-to-Senior Program

Pat Sides was a dear friend and a long-time Border Collie rescue advocate and volunteer. She lived in New York City with her friend Viv Ramos, and Border Collie Katie. When she died, NEBCR decided to inaurgurate the Senior-to-Senior Program in her honor.

Through this program, adopters 60-years-old or older can adopt a senior dog, 10-years-old or older, and NEBCR absorbs the cost of ALL necessary vet care and adoption fees prior to adoption.
Many senior dogs who come into rescue have been living with senior citizens. Sometimes the owners have passed away or have gone into assisted living, and frequently their families will not or cannot keep their dog…

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VOLUME I NUMBER 1                                                      

Do You Know About the NEBCR Senior-to-Senior Program?

Through this program, adopters 60-years-old or older can adopt a senior dog, 10-years-old or older, and NEBCR absorbs the cost of ALL necessary vet care and adoption fees prior to adoption. We will be showcasing this program in our next issue of the of the Newsletter & Journal, which will be out on March 21st. Newsletter & Journal, which will be out on March 21st…