Newsletter & Journal 1.9


Carole Presberg longtime Border Collie lover and advocate founded NEBCR nearly 25 years ago now. After many years of tireless work she passed the reins onto the next in line. Last year she came out of retirement to breathe new life into this newsletter as editor. Now that it’s off the ground again she has once again gone back to her retirement role.

Thank you Carole for getting the ball rolling again touching on so many Border Collie issues and stories. You can read more about Caroles history with Border Collies here.

Newsletter & Journal 1.3


Health: Leptospirosis

by Barbara Swartzlander

ZepherJoe, my 7-year-old Border Collie, was a fantastic agility athlete. He loved the game. He died on November 1, 2021, just weeks after the photo of him, (below left) was taken, of kidney failure secondary to Leptospirosis. He was not vaccinated….

Newsletter & Journal 1.2


The Pat Sides Senior-to-Senior Program

Pat Sides was a dear friend and a long-time Border Collie rescue advocate and volunteer. She lived in New York City with her friend Viv Ramos, and Border Collie Katie. When she died, NEBCR decided to inaurgurate the Senior-to-Senior Program in her honor.

Through this program, adopters 60-years-old or older can adopt a senior dog, 10-years-old or older, and NEBCR absorbs the cost of ALL necessary vet care and adoption fees prior to adoption.
Many senior dogs who come into rescue have been living with senior citizens. Sometimes the owners have passed away or have gone into assisted living, and frequently their families will not or cannot keep their dog…