Chapin Hill Advisors

Mascots

Chapin Hill’s president, Kathy Boyle, is passionate about rescuing animals. Over 6.5 million domestic pets are euthanized each year in the U.S. Kathy’s rescue network is very extensive and she works tirelessly to help place dogs, cats, horses and other pets in good homes, saving them from either being euthanized or a life of neglect.

Personally, Kathy rescues an array of animals as well and her dogs typically come from very tragic circumstances and are often those that are hard to place such as seniors, pittie mixes and those who have health issues.

These pups now live in wonderful environment with good food, lots of love, full bellies, exercise and they brighten up the office as well. Take a look at some of our “Mascots” below.

Mascots

JoJo

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JoJo was abused in a fight ring in Washington Heights, NY. When he failed to become a fighter, he was abandoned tied up to a fence. At only 33 pounds, he was emaciated and quite sick. He had dermodectic mange, was not neutered and fecal-stained nails. Having spent his life in a dark cage with little human contact, he was starved for love. He was turned in to the NYC Animal Care & Control (NYC ACC). Once dogs enter the horrific conditions at the NYC ACC, they become ill with a virulent str...


Paco

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Kathy found Paco in El Yunque, a rainforest in Puerto Rico as she took a vacation day at the end of a conference. Paco was loose and hanging around a very busy parking lot with lots of tourists driving in and out to see the sites and hike into the rain forest. Kathy assumed that his people /owners were hiking and would claim him. As she was about to hike herself, Paco was still loose in the parking lot and Kathy started to pet him. He immediately laid upside down and let Kathy tickle his b...


Sienna

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Sienna as another pull from the horrific NYC ACC. She was a “owner surrender” but clearly had faced years of abuse. Severely underweight, with long, thick scars coursing her entire upper back, she arrived in February 2017 as an emergency foster for Looking Glass Animal Rescue. LGAR pulls dogs which are at-risk of being euthanized and places them in foster homes until the dog can be adopted out. LGAR founder, Jody Harris-Stern reached out to Kathy as she needed an emergency...


Walter

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Walter was taken in by Kathy to foster as he was listed “free to a good home” on Facebook. Adopting out a dog via Craig’s list or Facebook is very dangerous as fight rings and other evil people troll these listings while presenting themselves as legitimate homes. If an individual does not have the resources to do thorough home visits and reference checks, they may be adopting out their family pet for research labs, a fight ring or other cruel placement. Rescue folks try to inte...

Dearly Departed

Soda

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In 1995, Kathy had lost Luna, her 13 year old Lab mix to cancer. She had raised Luna since she was 3 months old, brought her back east from Boulder, Colorado and was one of Kathy’s first dogs. Losing Luna was especially hard.   One evening shortly after Luna passed, Kathy was walking her dogs in Central Park when one of her neighbors approached her. The neighbor had recently started a rescue group and told Kathy that there was a “Lab mix” that she must take now that sh...


Simon

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In 1995, Kathy had lost Luna, her 13 year old Lab mix to cancer. She had raised Luna since she was 3 months old, brought her back east from Boulder, Colorado and was one of Kathy’s first dogs. Losing Luna was especially hard.   One evening shortly after Luna passed, Kathy was walking her dogs in Central Park when one of her neighbors approached her. The neighbor had recently started a rescue group and told Kathy that there was a “Lab mix” that she must take now that sh...


Moose

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Moose was rescued with fellow Husky, Soda, in 2004.  Both former sled dogs in Madison, CT., their owner had sold the house, moved to Vermont and was going to kill his remaining dogs.  His wife worked at a pediatric office and the other nurses bonded together to try to find homes for the dogs. They took turns feeding the poor pups, who were abandoned in the empty house. They circulated a plea for help to Best Friend’s Sanctuary in Kaneb, Utah. Back then, most rescue work was do...


Mishka

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One early morning in October 1999, Kathy was returning to her apartment building on New York City’s Upper West Side when she ran into one of her neighbors. Ronnie, a retired school teacher, was never up that early so it was quite unusual to run into her. Ronnie asked if Kathy would be willing to take in another dog. At this point, Kathy had four dogs in a two bedroom apartment so she initially told Ronnie that she was maxed out. However, being a softie for all dogs, she asked “Why...


Mandy

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In December 1992, Kathy was assisting in the rescue of a dog who was on the kill list at the SPCA in Harlem. After rescuing the dog from the shelter, Kathy and a friend were trying to flag a gypsy cab to take the dog back to Kathy’s apartment. At that point, they noticed a little dog walking without a leash, alongside a man on the other side of Second Avenue. Kathy was impressed that the dog was apparently so well trained that she did not need a leash in a busy Manhattan neighborhood. &...


Maggie

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Through the local Rotary Club in Bedford, NY, Kathy helped orchestrate a two week fundraising and adoption drive dedicated to the SPCA of Westchester in December 2010. The campaign ran under the slogan “I Collect for Critters”. The Rotary placed collection boxes in many of the local retailers, realtor offices, the local deli and veterinarian offices. We built a “wishing well” and placed it in Bedford Center.  Denise Macri, proprietor of the Bedford Deli was kind en...


Lexi

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Lexi was abandoned in Trenton, NJ with a beagle in 2009. Someone adopted the beagle but not Lexi who was a Pittie-Boxer Mix. Kathy had recently lost Mishka so she had room in her heart and her home for another. She drove the 2.5 hours to Trenton kill shelter and found Lexi outdoors in a cement run. The poor girl was so very sweet. Kathy had brought along the rest of her pack to be sure everyone would get along. Lexi was large but sweet and submissive. She did not mind little, macho Paco tryin...


Cassie

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Kathy decided to rescue a Golden Retriever and contacted the Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue Group. They had a recent addition who had been traumatized in her previous life. Cassie initially ran away and then bit the rescue gal when she tackled her on the road.  Technically, the dog was not to adopted out but they were willing to play her in a special home with an experienced dog owner who would be able to give Cassie the love and attention she deserved. Cassie joined Kathy’s p...


Kobe

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Kathy found Kobe when visiting her sister, Joanie, and her family in Myrtle Beach, SC, for a long weekend. At 7:30 am, Kathy headed out for her morning run and here came a little beagle mix trotting down the street with a woebegone look and a timid body carriage. Having a gift with most animals, Kathy attempted to stop this little boy. But he was not stopping and continued up the street with his head and tail down. Kathy went on her run and observed the quiet little suburban community with fo...


Sadie

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Before Facebook became popular for sharing animals in need, rescuers would circulate a chain of emails with info about dogs and cats in distress. In February 2006, one of these chains, showcased a three year old rottie mix who needed a new home. Sadie had been adopted by her family as a puppy from North Shore Animal League in Long Island. But when "Grandma" moved in with her walker and aides, trouble began. Now there were four generations in one little house. Sadie was a robust 80 l...