Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sweet Sarah Kate..Tossed Out Like Trash is a True Treasure

Please take the time to hear the story of this precious little dog, help if you can... network like crazy.


Dear Friends and Benefactors -

On July 11, 2012, a very kind and caring rescuer/transporter in south Florida emailed BTRA and twenty (20) others asking for help for a senior Boston terrier in her area. At first, I thought this senior girl was just too far away from BTRA for us to be able to help her. I figured that a rescue closer to the area would come to her aide. As much as I love Florida, I did not think that I was up to a twelve-hour, one-way trip to the southern portion of the state. I desperately tried not to think about this sweet senior Boston. My effort in ignoring this email did not work.

I waited for about two (2) hours to respond to see if someone closer to the area was going to offer to take her; and when this did not happen, I placed a call to animal control to see if she was still there and still safe. It was a miracle that I was able to talk to the animal control person in charge. She told me that she was still there and unclaimed. She also told me that animal control would not keep her long as they were overcrowded and she HAD to leave within a day. She also told me this senior girl’s “story” and how she ended up at animal control.

Her name was Etta. She has been a breeding stock dog her entire life of nine years--forced to have one
litter of puppies after another. She has lived her life in a cardboard box outside surviving the elements of southern Florida. When her last three litters were stillborn, her owner (a breeder) took her to animal

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

*7-25-12:  Wonderful update:  Raisin has been pulled from the shelter! GENEROUS SPONSOR PAYING FOR COMPLETE VETTING  Please Spare her life !!

*****for a Special Girl who was betrayed and abandoned ****

*Charlotte, NC: Mia, Blind Sweet Schnauzer Mix Left Outside for Months

10-13-12:  A fairytale ending for our little princess!
Hi Team Mia,  
I am honored to be sharing the finale of a remarkable rescue effort for beautiful Mia, who is no longer the 'little blind schnauzer'.   
Look at her smile!  She's come such a long way, and has been an exceptionally brave, loving and resilient girl to all she has met along the way.  This email is photo and news-filled so be sure to read it to the very end please.
Hearts are soaring ----and you will see the picture-perfect ending as you read on... (and lots more pix at the very bottom)
As you know, Mia's story started in July when she was found wandering in South Carolina, flea-bitten and blind.  Thanks to a long list of donors and dear friends, Mia had successful surgery September 19th and now she can see all the great things in her life--including her new forever family.
Here's Mia relaxing with her two new Bouvier 'siblings' and friends, Hagrid and Georgia  with 3 beautiful fenced acres to roam and play.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

*Henderson, NC: Catchy is dying of a broken heart

7-20-12: UPDATE AND A PLEA...

Thank you SO very much for contacting us about sweet Catchy.  We received a big response to the plea for his rescue and have gotten a commitment from a rescue group to take him & get him treated. 

We are PLEADING for help with those still at this horrible shelter, where they await their fate of death in the gas chamber, sadly many have the same story as Catchy...broken hearted and defeated.  We are begging for their lives to be spared, but we MUST have rescue commitment for them and get them on transport Saturday night.  Could you please take a look at the death row album?  There are so many beautiful, sweet, precious animals needing to be saved.  All dogs/pups come with at least $50 sponsorship and cats/kittens with $20 sponsorship.  No pull fee for this shelter. Transport from NC traveling north on I-95 to NJ/NY/PA is also FREE to rescue.
Hoping & praying for good news from you.  We await your response.  Thank you!


This picture says it all...
Catchy is dying of a broken heart...literally. Not only did his owners dump him at a kill shelter that uses the gas chamber, but he is heartworm positive. He was so depressed he wouldn't come out of his dog house at the shelter. Please help to mend his broken heart.
Catchy (M) Yellow Lab 3-4 yrs. 50lbs. His owner didn’t want him anymore.  We don’t know why as he is such a good boy.  Free transport is available.
Currently located at Vance County Animal Control
Henderson, NC

Contact: to rescue this sweet boy!

If you are unable to rescue, please consider sponsoring to help increase his chances of being rescued!! PLEASE SPONSOR CATCHY!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

*Reston, VA: Coco urgently needs a new foster or home

9-10-12:  Happy Update for Sweet Coco.  A foster stepped up for her, fell in love and will be adopting her!

COCO needs a foster or adoptive home URGENTLY!!! Coco was rescued at the last minute from the shelter and euthanization.  The lady  who saved her life at the eleventh hour can no longer keep her. A difficult and harrassing neighbor has called animal control so Coco now sits in boarding. Funds and time are running out for this precious girl who has lost her puppies and now her foster mom and guardian angel.
Read about Coco from someone who knows her:

"I'm a volunteer, I'm usually at the shelter 3-4 days a week getting the dogs out for a walk, socializing, playing with them, so I got to know Coco. When Doc did Coco's spay, she was discovered to be pregnant, so the spay turned into a big abortion...12 little pups, who of course were too premature to make it. It was a big surgery and Coco had a difficult recovery. During her recovery I would take her out to get some fresh air, we would set in the grass, she would lay her head in my lap. She seemed very sad and I think she had post-partum blues and grieved for her lost puppies., but she gradually came around and became a happy doggie again.

She seemed to look forward to going to the play yard. She was very strong on the leash and pulled until she calmed down. I found her to always be affectionate and I never saw aggression toward other dogs. She likes to be touched - likes hugs. Please give her the loving home she so deserves!! She gets along well with other dogs and cats, too. Coco is spayed, dewormed, UTD on vaccines and HW negative. She is a real sweet girl. "

If you can help Coco please email

Sunday, July 15, 2012

*A Hardworking Devoted Animal Rescuer Needs Our Help

Sasha Furr (yep…she has the purrfect name, for real!) is one of the hardest working individuals I know, not only in her everyday work-a-day life, but as an animal rescuer, foster/caretaker/healer/miracle worker for the cats she has saved and cared for.
Bendy’s Home fosters cats for Calvin’s Paws (formerly Marley’s Cat Tails), a local rescue with a focus on special needs cats, including FIV and FeLv positive ones.  You can read their wonderful stories here.

The most famous and the inspiration for the work she does is Bendy Kitty .  Bendy crossed the Rainbow Bridge last month at the age of 11. Read their story of how he came into her life at the tender age of 3 weeks.  Bendy and Sasha  shared their knowledge and support as a moderator on Handicapped Pets since 2001 and Sasha continues as BendyMom to this day.

The help Sasha is seeking is simple and do-able:

I'm being considered for a job posting online listings for a local furniture company.  They requested that I put up about 10 auctions on ebay so they can see what kind of ratings I get.  I have auctions for hermit crab shells, dog treats, cat treats, and coffee.

     Please take a look and consider purchasing something and leave me nice feedback as it will help me get this job, that I do really want.  It would be another telecommuting job, keep me home with my cats, starting at about 20 hrs/wk with the potential to go full time. Please also share it with anyone you think might even be vaguely interested.”

I’ve tried to keep this short, but I’ve not even scratched the surface.  Let’s help a sister out…buy some cat or dog treats, hermit crab shells or some great coffee for yourself and/or pass this on. .

 (I’ve bought the coffee and it is better than Starbucks!  Bendy's sweet face on the front of the bag is the secret ingredient, I'm sure)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

*Marietta, GA: Sweetest 7 y/o black lab, Jennie, in danger

7-12-12:  Jennie is safe in a foster home!!!
All Jennie needs is a good diet, some exercise and a whole lot of TLC.  Jennie is spayed, HW tested negative, vaccinated and even microchipped.  Please consider giving this darling dog a chance. 

She came into the shelter over a month ago as a stray and no one ever came looking for her.   I don't think she stands a chance getting adopted from the shelter which is so sad b/c she is such a wonderful dog.  Jennie is a 7 yr old, extremely obese (she weighs an amazing 93 lbs) black lab. She obviously has not been well cared for. Add the stress of the kennel and the warn weather to the poor diet and Jennie's coat isn't too pretty either. We had her at adoptions yesterday and more than one small child remarked "look at that big fat dog" as if she were a joke. The thing is, this is THE sweetest dog.  She wags her tail happily at every new dog (large or small) or person she meets. She gets so excited to see the leash and wants so much to go for walks. Its a bit slow going right now because of the extra weight and the pressure its probably

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

*Chapel Hill, NC:  Sweet Tigger Needs to Know Someone Does Care

8-11-12:  RESCUED!!!
This is Tigger. He is a male, brown brindle and black Chow Chow mix. His owner recently moved and let him loose, and now he is at Orange County Animal Control in CHAPEL HILL, NC.
He has lived his life outside in all kinds of weather.   He was beaten daily with a broom for two years, and last winter, watched as his best dog friend froze to death next to him during a blizzard. Animal control refused to act, despite multiple complaints from a neighbor. He was abandoned and is now at animal control, where he DIES ANYTIME. Will you Adopt or Rescue this sweetheart and show him the love he's never had?
TIGGER - ID#A139147My name is TIGGER.

I am a male, brown brindle and black Chow Chow mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jul 05, 2012.

This information is less than 1 hour old.
For more information about this animal, call:Orange County Animal Services at
 (919) 942-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A139147


Thursday, July 5, 2012

*Great Neck, NY (Long Island) *CARTER* AMAZING Shepherd Almost Killed is *READY for HIS HOME*!!!

  7/5/12:  Carter has been rescued!!
“CARTER”… Almost Killed Because of His Injured Leg!!!!!!!! Losing his home AND his leg - We need your help to find him a new home!

*From Trudy: “Carter” 3 Years Young, UTD on Shots and Neutered *He’s a Perfect Gentleman*
Here is the latest CARTER NEWS…The owner WILL SURRENDER him…he has been seen by two surgeons to assess his old (car accident) leg injury.  Although we would have loved to SAVE his leg, it is NOT practical NOR feasible!!! AND the chances of this intricate surgery actually working are SLIM. We cannot put this delightful, loving and trusting dog through that kind of surgery. So TRUSTING Carter is about to lose his home AND his leg. We can’t let him down now and we won’t! We know the right home is out there!
They vet who will be doing the actual surgery is still to be decided. We trust and truly believe that