WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
SOUTHEAST REGION

 

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TREY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2010-226MS
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-27
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Trey is a handsome, dignified gentleman in need of a quiet place to call home. At nine years old, he is less energetic than an adolescent Springer but still active enough for walks, errands and playtime. He enjoys his toys, is housetrained and and knows how to use a doggie door.

Trey loves human attention and would make a marvelous, loving companion for the right person. He is quick to bond and gives plenty of sweet Springer kisses. He is on the smaller end of the Springer size spectrum, and his favorite place to be is someoneís lap, though he will also sleep on a dog bed.

If Trey has a fault, it would be that he loves too much and doesnít want to share his humanís affection with other dogs. For this reason, he does need to be the only pampered pet in his Forever Home and needs to be in an all-adult home.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Trey.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/13/16


LADY BIRD
Starkville, MS

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ESRA#:2016-478MS
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-13
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

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Introducing Lady Bird, a sweet, young-at-heart senior who came into rescue after her owner for the last 11 years passed away. Her world was turned upside down and she is now looking for a patient, caring new Forever Family to help her adjust. Understandably, Lady Bird is a bit shy and insecure at first, then warms up to new people and turns into a wonderful Velcro Springer companion.

We think Lady Bird would prefer a quiet, calm home with someone home much of the time. This little lady would fit in wonderfully in a retirement community. She would enjoy helping with yardwork and accompanying her owners on regular walks through the neighborhood. A fenced yard and a doggie door would be wonderful for her. She is on the active side for an eleven-year-old and also would enjoy swimming. On her first day in foster care, she hopped right into both the fish pond and the swimming pool.

While she has lived with other dogs, she would do just fine as an only dog or with another older, calm doggie sibling. The noise and activity level of young children would frighten her.

Lady Bird is generally healthy and appears much younger than eleven. In fact, rescue veterinarians originally estimated her age to be as young as five. She does have some allergies that are controlled with an oral allergy spray, administered daily.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Lady Bird.

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/30/16


TEDDY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-514AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-13
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Teddy, one of the youngest members of our Florence Pack, a group of 10 dogs rescued from a hoarder situation in Alabama in late 2016. In foster care, Teddy is sweet and shy. He is affectionate and bonds more quickly to women than to men. He likes to take it slow and he likes it when you get down on the ground with him and let him come to you, eventually working his way onto your lap.

Teddy has learned his name and a few basic commands and is housetrained. He gets along fine with the two other dogs in his foster home, but would also do well as an only dog. He will need a calm, adult household and would do best with someone home most of the time. Once he bonds, he bonds deeply and becomes a Velcro dog and constant, loyal companion.

He is a HUGE fan of tennis balls and always up for a game of fetch. He feels more secure with a tennis ball in his mouth and will chew and break them over time.

In addition to Springer and English Setter, we think Teddy also has some Beagle somewhere in his lineage. He is quite the talker when excited, happily greeting his foster family with vocalizations that include a cute Beagle-like howl.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Teddy.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/30/17


TILLIE
Orlando, FL

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ESRA#:2017-41FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-09
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Tillie, or Buster's Friend Tillie as her AKC Certificate indicates, is a sweet 7-year-old girl looking for her Forever Home. Tillie is very well mannered, takes treats gently and knows the basic commands. She does not get on the furniture unless you invite her.

While she is great with other dogs and children, she would not do well in a house with a cat. This little girl was born to hunt! She loves chasing squirrels, rabbits, and ducks and will do great in a home with a lot of land to run around. Going on long walks is something Tillie really enjoys.

Tillie was living outside before she came to ESRA, and is ready to find a family who will make her a part of their lives.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Tillie.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 2/01/17


PEPPER
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2017-24FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-09
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Pepper is so happy to be an inside dog. She spent most of her eight years living outside or on a porch. Pepperís owner became ill and could no longer care for her, but luckily she ended up in ESRAís care.

This pretty black-and-white girl has freckles galore. She is currently shaved down since she was loaded with mats from living outside. No more living outside for Pepper! She goes out to go potty but likes to return to the house quickly. Pepper has certainly adjusted to the inside life in her foster home. Pepper quickly learned that lying in a soft dog bed or next to her foster mom is the way to go! She loves to cuddle and be next to her person.

Other resident dogs are no problem for Pepper. Cats, she ignores them. She is a very easy girl to have in the home and will be a wonderful companion for an adopter who likes to cuddle and snuggle with her.

Pepper is heartworm negative and up to date on all her vaccines. She is a healthy Springer, ready to go to her Forever Home. Do you think this lovely girl is the right Springer for you?

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Pepper.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 2/03/17


TIMOTHY
Fairhope, AL

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ESRA#:2016-512AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-01
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:22 lbs
Variety:Mix
Sweet little Timothy (aka Timmy) is one of 13 dogs rescued in October from a hoarding situation in North Alabama. He came to us with bad skin, bad ears and truly horrible teeth. Thanks to ESRA, all of these issues have been treated and resolved.

Timmy is a bright and chipper senior who is looking for a quiet Forever Home and Forever Family. He is good with other dogs and cats. He is a good car rider and has made several trips with his foster family, which have helped to build his confidence around new people and new situations. He is also good when left alone while his foster family works.

If you don't think old dogs can learn new tricks, Timmy will quickly prove you wrong! He learned to use the doggy door to let himself outside to explore and go potty. He also knows how to use doggy stairs to get into his foster parents' bed.

This little man is a gem of a dog. He is housetrained, crate trained, fully vaccinated and neutered.

Timmy's favorite things are napping during football games, snuggling and cheese.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Timothy.

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 1/01/17


REMY
Atlanta, GA

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Great with other dogs!

ESRA#:2016-414GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-02-27
  
Age:12 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Remy, an energetic, happy puppy looking for an active Forever Family. The world is his playground, and he is ready for adventure. Remy loves the outdoors and the car and is always up for a walk or a hike. His foster mom says his leash manners are excellent, considering his young age.

Remy craves human attention and loves to play with other dogs Ė and will even try to get cats to play with him. He likes to go full speed ahead until he gets some of that puppy energy out of his system, and then is calm and well-behaved in the house. He would love to have another active, playful dog in his Forever Family. If another dog tells him to back off, he is respectful. Because he is so rambunctious, he needs a home without small children. Teens would be great fun.

He is smart and a quick learner. In foster care, he has quickly mastered ďCome,Ē ďWait,Ē ďLeave It,Ē ďOffĒ (for counter surfing of jumping up on folks) and learned his name. He is fully housetrained as well and very treat motivated. Down the road, he might be a great candidate for agility or other active doggie sports. We believe he has some Border Collie in his pedigree, as well as Springer.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Remy.

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/05/17


KNOX
Murfreesboro, TN

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ESRA#:2016-445TN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-02-06
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, my name is Knox. My life is much like the movie ďGroundhog DayĒ where often I have to rediscover what I learned the day before when it comes to trust and being loved. The first part of my life was not easy. I am grateful for a wonderful couple who liberated me from a bad situation. Once rescued, these dear people contacted ESRA and I have been living with my foster family for several months now.

My foster mother says that I am a handsome tri-colored liver and white bench Springer. I am petite in size, which makes me the perfect travel partner. I do have a voice and will let you know what I am thinking, especially when it comes to dinnertime. I am heartworm negative and up to date with all my shots.

For the past several months I have been learning what it is like to be a dog in a loving family. With the help of my foster brothers and sister, I am housetrained and enjoying indoor life. I love my morning walks and in fact my foster mom says I need to be walked every day in order to relax. In the evening, I like hanging out with everyone, and I sleep well through the night.

My foster family has noticed that I get nervous with quick movements and loud voices. My foster dad yells a lot during football games and I always run into the kitchen. I am learning he will not hurt me; he is learning not to yell during the games. I will not jump on furniture even when asked. While I like my foster dad and I will let him pet me, I love my foster mom and it is clear that I bond more easily with women. I also have a slight issue when it comes to eating my meals. I cannot eat if you are near me or even if you are looking at me, so my foster parents just turn their backs. They find this funny.

My foster family will tell you that I am a work in progress, having come a long way. With a loving Forever Family, I will continue to make great progress. I will need a family who will give me structure and boundaries. I do great with other dogs and will quickly find my place in the pack. However, I will need a home without young children.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Knox.

Contact: Case Manager, Leila Hinkle esratnky@yahoo.com .

Posted: 10/16/16


PATCHES
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-6SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-30
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:52 lbs
Variety:Field
Patches came to our rescue after his owner died. Patches is a typical Velcro dog, preferring to be by your side. He is very affectionate, cuddly, and loves belly rubs. He is very obedient, wanting to please all the time. He knows all the basic commands. He is housetrained. He prefers to sleep next to you -- on a soft dog bed -- just so he can be the first to greet you in the morning and get that pat on the head.

Patches loves to walk, walking beautifully on a leash. Living close to the coast, he has earned the privilege of being off leash on the beach! He loves to chase the birds; however, he comes back when called. Patches is not interested in leaving you so he does not pose a ďflight risk.Ē He wants to be and stay with his people. He would prefer his people not be gone long hours. Someone at home most of the time would be ideal in his world.

Patches is reserved and submissive when meeting other dogs for the first time. Once he gets to know them, he seems more comfortable and relaxed. He gets along great with the resident dogs in foster care. Cats are not an issue as he would really like to play with them. Children of all ages (toddlers and up) would also be fine with Patches. He goes up to them to smell and check out, then walks away.

If you are looking for a sweet, mellow boy to add to your family, then Patches is for you. He is healthy and ready to move on to his Forever Home. Consider this young boy as part of your family and you will be rewarded with the best unconditional love from Patches every day.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's foster home.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Patches.

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/16/17


CONTESSA
Starkville, MS

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ESRA#:2016-219MS
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-24
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:33 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Contessa, a happy, playful little girl who is recovering from surgery to correct a congenital defect that kept her from running and playing like a typical young Springer. Despite her deformity, she is friendly and adventurous, enjoying attention, toys and belly rubs.

Tessa is a typical Springer who clearly wants to run and play. She manages to spring onto the high bed at her foster home, loves sitting in her foster momís lap when it is time to work, and is slowly discovering that new people can be trusted.

Since she can only walk a short distance before becoming fatigued, her foster mom pushes her down to the take in a stroller, which is Tessaís favorite part of the day. She loves watching the wildlife. Tessa is an avid bird watcher, bug chaser, and new smell hunter. She is housetrained, spayed and otherwise healthy despite her wrist deformity.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Contessa.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/28/16


MUNO
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-550GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-24
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Muno, a sweet, cuddly Springer boy who is looking for an available lap. He is a quick study who is adjusting to his foster familyís routine.

He knows some basic commands but when he gets excited, he sometimes temporarily ďforgetsĒ them and jumps up to greet people or check the countertops for snacks. He comes when called and is happy to explore the fenced yard, showing no interest in digging or escaping the yard. He would be a great candidate for some additional positive-reinforcement style training with his Forever Family.

He does well with older children and other dogs and is living with a cat in foster care. But if the cat will run Ė well thatís just too much temptation and the chase is on.

Muno is a watchdog. He will bark at noises that seem out of place. However, he is not yappy. He is also an active guy who loves to play ball and would enjoy a fenced yard, an active Forever Family and regular opportunities to run off some of that young Springer energy.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Muno.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/16/16


JACK
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-540SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-24
  
Age:11 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Jack is a playful, sweet, young Springer looking for an active home of his own. This boy is very smart and is already housetrained and crate trained. Not only is he learning on basic command, but he also picked up on ringing a bell to go out to potty from his foster siblings. He walks well on a leash, especially if he has a canine walking companion.

He is a Velcro pup who wants your attention as much as possible. This seven-month-old puppy is looking for his own humans who can commit a good bit of time to playing with him to get his wiggles out! Jack needs plenty of interactive exercise and a fenced yard to zoom around.

He loves other dogs and people, and has good canine social skills. He would love another young canine playmate both to burn off energy and to continue to learn his manners from. Due to his exuberance and jumping (which he is working on), he would not fit in well with small children. We do not know how he would do around cats.

Jack is a sweet, affectionate boy and a fast learner. He is going to be a great pet for someone who wants an active life companion, is committed to working with him, and can provide lots of exercise and play time.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Jack.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/30/16


ZOLA
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2016-439FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-11
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:34 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello everyone, I am Zola. A gentle lady from ESRA picked me up from a shelter in south Florida in the pouring rain, the day before Hurricane Matthew zoomed through. I did have a better pen at the shelter than in my previous home, but it was still a pen and the kind folks there had little time to sit with or pet me. Itís so much nicer being out of jail.

My foster mom was amazed that I could go potty while lying down, but that was what I was used to doing. I am a big girl now, housetrained and so enjoying the luxury of a back garden and walks, where I have freedom to stretch all I want. I canít wait until my heartworm treatment is finished, so I can run and spring and play like Iíve seen other dogs do.

I am timid, maybe because so much is new to me, especially outside. Inside I can be cheeky, shredding paper, jumping on and off the couch (what fun, especially because I am not supposed to be doing that yet!), countersurfing and decimating soft toys. I get scolded but very gently and Iíve heard my foster mom say learning my manners can begin once Iíve gained confidence.

My name is Zola, which means quiet / tranquil in Zulu or earth in Latin. My mom calls me ZoZo, which I like. I rarely bark and donít complain. Having my first bath was scary Ė I was expecting the cold blast from the hose Ė but after bath number four, I know that itís done here with love and a kind hand. Itís quite a treat being massaged and then dried off with warm towels. I even let my foster mom trim my nails and clean my ears with no complaints. I donít think I could be aggressive even if I wanted to be Ė I seem to go with the flow and even though I tried to escape the shower head that first time, I accepted being held gently. They say itís fight or flight Ė I will run when scared.

My body is naturally slim. Even though I was bred too many times (thank heavens that wonít happen again !), I still have oodles of energy. My teeth are a little worn down and one is broken, but they are nice and clean now. Iím not sure about giving kisses, but I do give five to get cuddle time. My coat is now shiny and growing thicker. What a difference being clean makes.

I am talking a lot about myself. I donít ask for much, but boy, do I love a soft blanket to lay on. I will sleep quietly in a crate, but think I would prefer to be snuggled on a soft bed with my new owners. I donít think I would enjoy a home with a cat Ė they run and I want to chase Ė but think I would be fine with a gentle doggy companion. I did meet a really pushy little thing running loose on the street here Ė he scared me by jumping up and down in my face like a jack-in-the-box. A nice slow introduction is more welcoming.

After just another three to four weeks of limited exercise, I can run to my heartís delight. That will be just like having birthday cake with lots of icing! If you would like to come and meet me to see if I could be your new fur-baby, please drop us an email. I so love this new way of living.

Love, Zola

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Zola.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/26/16


BONNIE
Ft. Pierce, FL

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ESRA#:2009-448FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-07
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Bonnie is a gorgeous eight-year-old girl. Her foster mom thinks there is the perfect home for her out there, but it will need to be a special one! For whatever reason, she wants to be an only dog and have constant human companionship. She is just about perfect in an only dog home; however she does not like to be left alone -- at all!

Is there a Forever Family out with a retired person at home, or an elderly parent who never leaves? All she wants is a warm cuddly body nearby. She doesn't have to be in your lap, or even on the couch with you.She is content to just be in the same room, but she defiĀnitely wants you right there. It would be possible to leave her for short periods of time as the relationship builds and she begins to trust.

She is the sweetest girl ever. She loves car rides and loves walks, so she'd be happy to accompany her family on errands and outings. She is a bit of a hunter, but doesn't pull too much on the leash - just always on the lookout for squirrels and lizards!

Bonnie deserves a wonderful loving home, as she is full of love herself and ready to show you!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Bonnie.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 10/18/16


DRAKE
Jacksonville, FL

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ESRA#:2016-505GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-05
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi everyone, my name is Drake. I am a bundle of energy and such a good boy! I had my third birthday this summer and my foster mom says I am such a mature boy for my age. I am great in the house. I know all the rules and am very eager to please my family. I listen very well but I like to stay pretty busy during the day. No time for naps - hunting lizards and taking walks is what I want to be doing. I do sleep like a rock at night, and even like to sleep in some each morning.

Foster Mom has me sleeping in a crate at night, so I am crate trained. That's where she puts me when she runs errands, too; she just isn't sure quite yet what I will do while she is out having fun.

I am heartworm positive and have started my treatment. There are no outward signs that I have them, but it is important for me to stay quiet while I'm completing treatment. Soon, I'll be 100 percent recovered.

I prefer to be an only dog, or live with a female. I do not like to compete with other males. I do not seem to care too much for cats. If I see one while we are out on our walks, I get all crazy! I did hand out trick or treat candy for two hours on Halloween and never complained once and loved all the kids. The kids really loved me, too!

I am the happiest boy around, with a smile from sun up until sun down! I would really love to belong to a very active family, since I am such a young boy with lots of fun bundled up inside of me. Won't you please come visit me and see if I am the one you have been looking for? I am so ready to be settled and I guarantee LOTS of love!

Hugs and kisses,
Drake

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Drake.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/03/16


JAX
Jacksonville, FL

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ESRA#:2016-567FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-01-03
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Have you ever tried looking for a needle in a haystack? It's near impossible to find, but one has just plopped right into this foster family's lap! Meet Jax. This 9 year old pup is just about as perfect as you can get! He's the typical Velcro Springer; he won't let you out of his sight, yet he is still very independent and confident! He loves kids, no known problems with other dogs, yet just can't handle those cats. He'd rather be chasing them!

He's used to walking off leash but foster mom has been working with him on a leash and he is doing wonderfully. Don't let his age fool you -- he has the energy of a three year old. Jax cannot get enough walks and loves to play in the house with his toys. He has a beautiful deep voice and he sings to his foster family with a few times a day.

He has been crate trained his entire life, so he goes in there on his own at night and when no one is at home. There's no crying at all, and he's so happy to see you when you return. He has had some typical Springer ear issues, but with maintenance now, he is doing great!

Jax deserves the best home out there. Are you looking for a sweet pup that is ALREADY trained in every way? If so, consider Jax. You will not be disappointed!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Jax.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 12/17/16

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