National Wheaten Rescue Inc. History

Where It All Started

This letter, dated November 28, 1979, was sent to Bryan & Gwynne McNamara, both then members of SCWTCA.  Bryan & Gwynne forwarded to the SCWTCA Board, who got involved in placing “Shelly”.  History was made as Shelly was the first purebred Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier that came to SCWTCA needing re-homed.  SCWTCA is grateful for Christa Weber, the manager at the shelter in which Shelly was surrendered, as Christa recognized Shelly was a Wheaten and worked hard to be sure she made it to a good situation. Shelly found her forever home with Julia Terrill Thomas, a philanthropist who would financially support the Humane Society of Glynn County in Brunswick GA years after her death.

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