The ones that she’s able to save depend on the number of foster homes she has, and right now CDHA is in desperate need of kind, compassionate and able people to fill the void.Are you a kind, compassionate, tolerant dog lover who could help them?So many of us have so much to be grateful for, and this is one way to give back for all that we have been blessed with.If you can help, you can go to CDHA.com or contact Jennifer Politis at 518-664-3450 or 518-369-4482.Martha WinstenGansevoortMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere are so many little dogs on death row at this moment. The head of the Capital District Humane Association (CDHA), Jennifer Politis receives pictures of these desperate little dogs, who just have a day or so left unless Jennifer is able to let the shelter holding them know that she will be able to rescue them from certain death.
MORE: NASCAR gives updates on medical team’s response to Newman’s crashOn Feb. 17, Newman was a few hundred yards away from winning his second career Daytona 500 when a helpful push from second-place Ryan Blaney went wrong, sending Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang into the outside wall and flipping into the air. While tumbling, he was nailed on the driver’s side door by Corey LaJoie’s car traveling at full speed. Newman’s car slid and eventually stopped upside down on the driver’s side. He was unresponsive.Newman, 42, said Wednesday he was knocked out during the crash, hence his unresponsiveness in the immediate aftermath, but he did not specify when exactly he lost consciousness. Once the NASCAR safety crew was able to cut him out of the car, he was transported to nearby Halifax Medical Center and treated for what he later described as a head injury. He avoided internal organ damage and broken bones.”Basically like a bruised brain,” Newman explained Wednesday. “Like it just takes time for it to heal. I was knocked out. There was a point where I don’t remember a part of the race.”I just feel so lucky, on so many levels, I feel so lucky. Like, you look at the crash and think that’s spectacular in a bad way. But you look at the car afterwards, you think about all the things that happened right for me to be sitting here.”Part of what went right for Newman, he said, was the way LaJoie’s car hit his. Almost a month after his terrifying crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman on Wednesday sat down for his first extensive interview to discuss the incident that has kept him out of the last three NASCAR Cup Series races. And Newman did it, he noted, without a headache.”Which is amazing,” Newman allowed on the “Today” show. “Just a miracle on so many levels.” “I got hit from behind by a car going 190 miles an hour, and (the initial crash) pushed me back, but then (LaJoie) pushed me forward … like his car actually hit my seat. Lots of things that happened that aligned.”“Just a miracle on so many levels.” It’s been less than a month since NASCAR driver @RyanJNewman survived a frightening wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500.Ryan joined us for his first interview since that crash. pic.twitter.com/GBxsCJqGlF— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 11, 2020Newman said he does not know when he will race again, but he would like to get back into the car “as soon as (he) possibly can.” According to Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Roush Fenway Racing, Newman’s team, “has said the expectation is to have him back in the car at a time when he could conceivably compete for the championship — which would mean win a race and be top-30 in points.”Ross Chastain has been driving the No. 6 Ford in the Cup Series while Newman recovers. He has finished 27th, 17th and 23rd at Las Vegas, Auto Club and Phoenix, respectively.