Adopted cocker spaniel saves family

Oscar, a buff six-year-old cocker spaniel, woke his family up early Monday morning after flames engulfed the front of their New Jersey home. “If he didn’t come and scratch on the door, I wouldn’t have got out of bed,” said Laurie Esarco. Laurie and her husband were able to wake their children and get them to safety. The family is grateful to Oscar whom they adopted from a shelter. “He saved our lives. He’s a rescue dog that we rescued, and he turned around and rescued us,” Alex Esarco said.

Still no takers for dog hero

Chadwick rescued by fellow shelter dog. Photo Redmond Humane Society

Nala, a black pit bull mix, is still looking for a loving home since coming to the Redmond Humane Society one year ago.  Nala has gained fame for rescuing a special needs cocker half frozen in the snow.  Last December a volunteer named Alan Borland was walking Nala when she began pulling at her leash.  Borland gave into her demands leading them to a listless cocker lying in the frozen snow.  “I thought he was dead at first,” said Borland.  Interestingly, the blind 10 year-old cocker named Chadwick had been adopted from the Redmond Humane Society a month before.  It’s speculated Chadwick headed back to the shelter out of instinct where he was found 200 yards away.  Chadwick had been missing for a week in freezing temperatures after escaping from his adoptive home.

Nala is affectionate towards people but needs a home without other pets.  If you are interested in adopting Nala or would like or donate on her behalf contact the Redmond Humane Society:

P.O. Box 1404
Redmond OR 97756
(541) 923-0882