Saturday, August 25, 2012

*Richmond, VA- Disabled person forced to give up long-time Senior companion!!

9-4-12:  Harmony went to her new forever home yesterday!

My name is Kim Sawyer, and I have the best dog named Harmony, and we need your help.  I am disabled, and family circumstances have made it necessary for me to move to Virginia to live with my sister.  My sister and I are moving in with her boyfriend of two years at the beginning of September.  Her boyfriend has a 15 year old autistic son who cannot tolerate dogs.  So, I have to find a new home for Harmony.
Everyone who meets her falls in love with her, and she likes nothing better than a good tummy rub.  She has been my salvation, and knows when I'm upset before I do.  She always comes over to comfort me and when I cry, she holds my arm with her paw.  She wakes herself up by letting out little barks in her sleep and then starts barking at the sound that woke her up, not knowing it was her.  She tries to scratch her leg by sticking the whole thing in her mouth and takes food only when it’s placed in her bowl or given to her.  She knows how to sit, lie down and come and walks well on a leash.  She loves her leash and her harness so much that she licks them when we use them.
Harmony is a female Saint Bernard mix that is almost 12 years old and she weighs in at 86 pounds.  She was adopted from a Humane Society in South Carolina in 2001.  
Harmony is an indoor dog that is housebroken, and she loves people, and is good with kids, once they have been introduced.  She doesn’t like cats, but takes to strangers easily.  
Harmony has been contained in a yard with a four foot fence for most of her life and doesn’t jump.  She is passive, and would let another dog eat her food with only a whine.  She has a tendency to bark at unusual noises and new people (until she gets used to them) and paces and licks her arms when she is stressed.  Harmony is used to having human company during the day, and has the run of the house, but she is not destructive, even when left alone.  
She has not been crate trained, it was never needed. She is heartworm negative and is currently on Tri-Heart Plus procured from Hanover Animal Hospital where she is a patient with her file under Kim or Harmony Sawyer.  
Harmony needs to find at least a temporary home by the end of the first week in September.  She needs a new home because her owner is moving into a home, where no dogs are allowed. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

*West Palm Beach, FL: The saddest face you will ever see

This sweet and gentle soul won the heart of his rescuer (Joanne)  We are pleased to report that this is a wonderful and classic case of "foster fail"! He looks so much better now and is loved by his new family.

What is wrong with someone who dumps a precious soul to die in the heat and with no food and water???  Please look in these sad eyes and help us find the home and family he so desperately wants.

This boy was found wandering in the Acreage, WPB , yesterday by a friend of mine. The dog is in horrible shape and needs medical care and a foster home. She took him right to the vet. He may have sarcoptic mange although he tested negative for it. He is being treated as if he has mange, although the vet thinks it may be only a horrible skin infection. My friend has over a  dozen dogs and can't keep him separated or in a place conducive to his recovery. He is sweet and pathetic looking. Needs help immediately.
Please call
Joanne  561 373 5152 or
Kathy 305 401 4693

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Marietta, GA: Precious little deaf pup - afraid of the dark

Mojo a very adorable deaf pooch that was being taken to animal control if not rescued.
Thankfully, some very kind rescue people stepped up and got him to safety. Thanks to Joyce and the Homeless Pets organization, Mojo is now safe. He is a total sweetheart, but he is in boarding and desperately needs a foster home.
He is scared of the dark. He just needs a safe place to chill out where he won’t be frightened.  Would you have room in your home and in your heart to foster or adopt this deserving and adorable fellow? If you can help, please contact:
Homeless Pets at Town & Country Vet Clinic (ask for Lori)
Here's her info:
(770) 971-0100 Clinic
(770) 971-1556 Main 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Canada: Donations Needed to Help this Gentle Giant Fight Cancer

Abandoned to wander in the streets, then rescued by a wonderful family..... Now Gina has been diagnosed with cancer. Please Help this gentle giant and her family fight this disease - Each and every dollar can make such a huge difference to them.
NOTE: The Chipin is titled "Olive's Back Surgery" but it will go towards Gina's surgery as well. 

*From Lisa:  Our beautiful Gina is a purebred Cane Corso Mastiff. She was rescued around the same time as Olive. We were doing transport for a group that pulled Gina on the day she was to be euthanized. She never made it to the rescue group ... with their blessing, we took Gina home.

I lost my heart dog, Sara, to DM, in February 2011 at the age of 12.5. Though we help as many dogs as we can, I had a hole in my heart the shape of Sara that another dog never seemed to fit into in quite the same way. Until now. Although Gina is double Sara's size, she fits into that hole. I would be devastated to lose this special baby, this awesome gentle giant, whom I swear is human, after having her for only 2 months.

I always wondered how anyone could have given up this dog, who was found as a stray (which is impossible as anyone who has ever met a Corso will tell you), but I soon discovered the reason. Gina had a lump on one of her mammary glands. Some asshole dumped her, with cancer.

After testing and hoping for the best, I found out two days before my wedding that my beloved dog had cancer. It was almost more than I could bear. It is not mammary cancer as she had been spayed but it seems to be a liposarcoma.

We received an estimate today from the veterinary school and the whole thing (tests to stage the cancer, excision surgery, etc.) should cost between $1800-$2100. We are still reeling from Olive' surgery and our wedding. Truly, if we had known about the dogs then maybe we would have cancelled the wedding party, even though it was one of the best days of my life and it came after some hard suffering on my part. We did not know about Gina soon enough and we had already spent the money on Olive's surgery so now we are really hoping for some donations.

It is very odd for us: we rejoice when we see Olive walk and run and we know she is a miracle, then we see Gina and her tumour is visible when she stretches out all 122 lbs of herself.

I am hoping for a miracle by September 10, when we have Gina's appointment.

These dogs were no one's dogs, but someone cares about them now. I hope you all do too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Antioch, TN: Peanut, sweet recovering doxie needs new home

8-14-12:  Peanut had his surgery and is doing much better, but now his mom is facing her own surgery and finally has to find another home for her boy. 

This from Debbie: 
“Once again I need help with my Peanuter!!!. I am at the point where I need to find a home for him.  I cannot stand seeing him in his pen in my kitchen any longer with the long hours I work.  He is getting around fine. He takes a couple steps and drops and drags.   I think he is actually ok with this.  He still has hardly no control of his pee and poopeven though seems to be getting somewhat better.  This is why I have to keep him locked up in the pen in the kitchen.  It is really driving me crazy seeing him confined like this.  I know anyone that would take him would have a better set up than me and take alot more time with him.  At this point I think I am being selfish for keeping him.  I have taken him to acupuncture 5 times and Dr. still has hope for him getting control back.  She says those nerves can take a long long time to heal that sends the message to his brain that he has to poop!!!!  Please put this out there for me because at this point I feel like I have done all that I am capable of doing and I want Peanut to have someone with him that will love him and take better care of him than me.  I am scheduled for reverse total shoulder replacement September 13th.   After this surgery my doctor says I cannot lift over 5 lbs. which means I cannot lift Peanut to care for him.  I have steps I have to carry him down to take him outside so the surgery means he won't even get to go outside anymore.  And it will be impossible for me to bathe him or anything.    I love you guys for all the help and support you have given to me and Peanut. I just want him to have a good home. He's so precious.  Debbie
Read the about their journey until now.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


August 9, 2012 -  St. Francis Animal Sanctuary (SFAS) of Tylertown, one of the largest No Kill shelters in Mississippi, suffered serious damage when hit by a tornado. 
Tara rests in a cage after having been operated on for injuries she sustained during a storm at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown on Thursday. Tara was found with her intestines spilled out and had to be sutured back up and carefully watched until she was able to be taken to a veterinarian. / Photos by AP Photo/The Enterprise-Journal

PLEASE SHARE: St. Francis Animal Sanctuary,, email: at , and the Humane Society of Louisiana ,, at, were hit by a tornado this afternoon in Tylertown, Mississippi .

The storm destroyed several buildings at the St. Francis Sanctuary, sending a 2 X 4 through a roof, which then spearheaded in to a bedroom. A building collapsed on rescued dogs killing one and others were left with lacerations and internal bruising. Some dogs are loose running around the 50 acre property and many buildings have been damaged.

They are in bad need of supplies that include: Tarps, zip ties, crates, kennels, X-pens, building supplies, fencing, generator, flash lights, contractor trash bags, cleaning supplies, bungi cords, rope, bleach and batteries.

Foster homes needed for puppies/dogs/kittens/cats.

If you are able to donate any of these supplies, bring them to Jefferson Feed and Seed on Central Ave., and Jefferson Highway, 504-733-8573. Financial donations are always in need.
Thank you.  Patricia Lynn Doar

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hartford CT: Heartbreaking plea from 16-year old girl

8-9-12:  URGENT UPDATE:  Poor little Tyson's temporary foster person is being evicted and once again, he is in an urgent situation. Please network for this precious boy who only wants to play ball, share a cuddle and have a soft bed. 

Tyson is patiently waiting just to play ball with someone.

 We received a very “different” call the other day from a 16 year old girl who needed to rehome her beloved 4 year old Pit Bull named Tyson. She and her mom have been in “hiding” for 2 years now from her dad who physically abused both of them and Tyson....

They have been on the waiting list for an apartment for these 2 years. In the meantime, Tyson has been staying with her Uncle in what she thought was a great home. Sadly, she found differently a few nights ago when she made a “surprise” visit and found Tyson locked in a cage in the basement. Her Uncle finally confessed that Tyson spends the majority of his time in the cage because her Uncle “just doesn’t have time for 3 dogs”.

She broke down in tears as she thought about how Tyson listens to the other dogs playing upstairs while he sits in his dirty cage all day . This is a girl who truly loves her dog…just can’t have him for her safety and his. She then began asking questions like “do you screen people”? “Do you do home visits?” “Would you ever bring him to a shelter?”  These are questions that grown adults don’t even care to ask, let alone a kid. Of course she would love to have Tyson back one day but she understood finding a long term foster is almost impossible and stated that if a good home came along, she would want Tyson to have it. He is good with other dogs and has lived with cats his whole life. He is vaccinated and will be neutered soon!

We just found out that Tyson is now in a very temporary foster, but this person's dogs do not like him, so we need to continue trying to find him a safe, secure and loving enironment before he gives up.  He deserves this and so does his sweet little mama.

TYSON NEEDS YOUR HELP AND SO DOES THIS LITTLE GIRL…she has had to grow up way to quickly

CONTACT: Lauri – 860-622-9775 –mailto:– ****PLEASE CALL – TEXT – EMAIL…I cannot check FB very often!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Canada: Now Cane Corso Gina has Cancer - Family Still paying for Tiny Olive's surgery

8-4-12 Update:  We have good news and sad news.  Olive is spinal walking and no longer in pain!  Lisa's wedding at her farm is today. 

The sad news is that, this week, Lisa has been told that her beloved Cane Corso, Gina has cancer. It is operable and the fee will be almost the same as Olive's. Lisa and her family are struggling to pay for Olive's surgery and now this. There is nothing more heartbreaking that not being able to help your pets because of money and who has that kind of money lying around.

The best and only wedding present Lisa would ever want is for her animals to be safe and healthy so if you could please crosspost her Chip In, I know she would be grateful.

This is Olive, a tiny titan who has experienced more  physical and emotional pain than any full-sized animal should ever have to endure.  Fortunately, she is now in her forever home with a family who loves her enough to make up for all the others who have forsaken her, but they need help to pay for the surgery she so desperately needs.  Please read her story directly from the loving heart and soul of her new mom, Lisa, who has selflessly and tirelessly rescued and rehabilitated animals in need from tiny hedgehogs to mack- sized cows, donkeys, goats, rabbits, senior dogs, puppies and kittens from all parts of the world. 

If  Olive touches you at all, we ask that you donate as little as a dollar - everything adds up and the positive intention behind that small deed accumulates as well. Please CLICK HERE to contribute to Olive's surgery

"Olive is a 7 yr. old Shih Tzu who was thrown away, not once, but many times. After all the senseless animal killings in the news lately, we could not allow this little dog, who had been so callously treated by people, to become yet another casualty of indifference.

We adopted Olive a month ago from a wonderful dog rescue based in Ontario, Canada. The woman

Monday, August 6, 2012

*Chase City, VA: Momma and 5 Puppies Dumped (You have to see Lil Dude!)

9-20-12:  All Adopted!!!

8-14-12: Three puppies and their momma are still looking for a "furever" home.  They've had their shots and are wiggly, happy and adorable!

Lil Dude (one of the puppies) was so hot and thirsty he climbed into the water bucket and sat there

*From: rabiah seminole:
yesterday a man pulled into my driveway with 5 puppies and the momma dog all loose in the bed of his truck..he said if i did not take them he would have to get "rid" of them........well..the photo is of little dude..they were so hot and thirsty he climbed into the water bucket and sat there..he is so cute..all 5 are covered with ticks and is mom dog... i am not asking for money but i need to get them placed NOW...i cannot afford the vetting they require and i have had to move my dogs all around to make room for these little loves...there are two yellow lab mixes,...little dude that looks like a blood hound mix, and two black and white puppies..the mom looks like a cross btwn a aussie shepherd/lab all are very sweet...please if you can help me with this....i am dealing with my moms illness but could not turn these living beings away knowing what was probably going to happen to them....i am going to get picts today....please if you want info email me and i will send you picts ..they are in chase city , va at blue horse rescue.....
Contact: Rabiah Seminole, 
Founder/DirectorBlue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center
757-439-4206    Email:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

*Update: 8-5-12 - Coco Needs Emergency Surgery

8-6-12:  Little Coco  crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

If chip in site is acting up, as it has been today. Please donate at:

Update: 08-05-12: Coco did not do well last night and had to be taken back to the vets this morning. He was in so much pain he could not move at all. Any movement would send him in excruciating pain. We even had to pull over to reposition him during the car ride during ride to vet. Vet said steroid shot was a must despite needing to wait for

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Please Help the ChipIn Babies on Either side of this post.

SPECIAL NOTE: We will be placing ChipIn widgets on either side of our rescue posts. Scroll down to view more. Please help if you can -- every dollar helps with situations like these. Many of these Chipins are for people just like you and me who are desperate to help their little ones no matter what size they are. We, and they, appreciate all you can do. If you can't ChipIn, please share far and wide. The more people that respond, the more ChipIns we can help with.
Thank you ~ The Hearts

Ruby Needs and Deserves a Special Home


*From  Ruby is an adorable, young, sweet girl, who was on death row at the Camarillo Animal Shelter. Small in size, she is a pocket pit who is playful, energetic, and very friendly. All For Love Animal Rescue (AFLAR) helped a private party in getting her out of the shelter. They had committed to finding her a home, but were unable to do so. Now, in order to keep her from being returned to the shelter, AFLAR stepped in to help. Since she is young, Ruby will need some basic training, but our trainer has given her a good assessment.

Unfortunately, she has just been diagnosed with epilepsy. We took her to the vet for tests, and she is now on meds, and we are watching her carefully.
So, AFLAR is committed to helping Ruby, and therefore we are faced with boarding, training, and medical costs, in addition to eventually finding hera foster or forever home. And since she was pulled for a private party, we don't have any donations for Ruby, and so we are reaching out for help in caring for her.

AFLAR pulls many death row dogs and "medical" dogs from the Camarillo shelter (primarily Pit Bulls & Chihuahuas, who are most in danger). We operate solely on charitable donations to enable us to continue our work for these animals.

Please help us with Ruby by donating for her care, and also spreading theword about this great little girl? She is depending on us, and we won't let her down.
Please check us out on FACEBOOK (for photos & video) and at, or call (805) 445-3535.

Handicapped Pet posting:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

*Luling, Louisiana: Beagle being beaten - taken in by good Samaritan - please read, need help.

8-4-12:  RESCUED!!  Thank you to Gary and Cindy Peterson of Hokie Hounds for stepping up for Sugar and the same appreciation to Dolly Dickson and her family for risking their home because they could not look away from what Sugar was going through.
They took her in to keep her from being beaten, but the landlord won't let her stay. Please help find a good home for Sugar.

*From Dolly: Hi, I have a huge problem and I am hoping that you can help me or make a suggestion.