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Last Updated:
4/23/2014 4:03 PM


The Lilac Parade is Here!


Join us for the Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 10th!  Line up starts at 8:00 am and the location will be announced as we get closer to the date.

We will supply purple bandanas for the dogs. Feel free to bring yours from previous years if you still have it. People-friendly and dog-friendly dogs are invited to walk in the parade, as long as they are under control at all times. There will be a trailer for dogs that need it. We have always had such a great turn out; we hope this year will be even better!  For more information and to RSVP, please email Anne at alajam11@aol.com.

Trapper Needs Your Help!

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 Trapper has had a hard life so far. He was found as a stray with one of his paws caught in a coyote trap. Unfortunately, one of Trapper's toes could not be saved, and it had to be amputated. Even worse, Trapper has tested positive for Lyme disease! Despite a missing toe and a case of Lyme disease, Trapper is still a big lovable puppy! He loves toys and playing fetch. He is a wonderful dog who deserves to know what it means to be loved. Trapper's vet bills have accumulated very quickly and we need your help to give him the care he deserves. Please consider donating today.

Donate  by mail here, or through Paypal below.  

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"To foster an animal is a great GIFT and act of KINDNESS.


                The animals hold a special place in your HEART and you make


                a world of DIFFERENCE in their lives."

Please help us save lives and consider fostering a dog.
Contact Stephanie Porter at porters36@gmail.com for more information.

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If you would like to meet a dog, please email their foster to make sure they will be attending.


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BrightStar will now be charging $50 for all owner surrenders. If the dog has not been spayed/neutered, the fee will be $100 to pay for the surgery.


Email pictures of your adopted BrightStar dog and their success story to the webmaster at brightstarwebmaster@yahoo.com for our success stories gallery.


Please email any pictures of BrightStar events that you may have for our photo gallery to the webmaster at brightstarwebmaster@yahoo.com . If known, include the year as well.


Check out our Seniors 4 Seniors program.


BrightStar is United Way approved!

Want to save a life? Become a foster! See our Foster a Dog page.


Check out our wishlist- we need donations!   


Register with us for free at My Rescue and you can sign up for email notifications, keep track of your favorite dogs, see all your sponsorships, and more! Visit the My Options page once registered.

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If this is your adoption application fee, please state that in a note during the payment process (an option before you confirm your payment).


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