Saturday, March 21, 2015

**Atlanta, GA: Urgent help needed for Simba - chained and neglected in the cold

4-30-15:  What a wonderful resolution for sweet Simba.  He will never be out in the cold and rain again and never miss another meal.  He will live his life out as a spoiled member of the family.

 "Simba is doing great.  His appetite is getting better everyday.  He has two and half weeks of restriction for heartworms.  He seems to be doing great.  I am attaching a picture of Simba and my daughter.  Look at the smile on his face. Please tell everyone at Doggie Harmony thanks so bringing this precious baby to our family.  Jerri"


Dear Rescue Friends, 

I am reaching out for financial support for a beautiful dog that was living in horrible conditions on the end of a chain.   I have found rescue for Simba,  but before he can leave for New England, he must be altered and heart worm treated. He is very strong HW positive. 

For meds, x-rays, 3 Emiticide injections, required boarding, neuter, health certificate, 4X Snap test and transport fee to New England , we need $947.00 total.  

Please look at the attached pictures and you will see what horrific condition this poor dog was in at the time Julie and Mary discovered this sweet pooch.  These pictures are so sad, but thankfully, due to a couple of very nice, compassionate ladies, he is safe.

Simba is a wonderful dog, so sweet and trusting, even after he was treated so badly. And he is a beautiful boy, inside and out.  

If you can donate towards his care, we would be very grateful. No amount is too small and every dollar helps.  As always, you  can donate through Doggie Harmony Inc. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization.  The PayPal account to donate is This will go directly to the “Simba account” to cover his upcoming treatment and care. 

Or, you can send a check, made payable to Doggie Harmony Inc. to:   

Doggie Harmony

PO Box 3008
Decatur, GA 30031

Please reference “Simba” on the check.  

We would greatly appreciate your help.  We ask that you also please forward this e-mail to others so that we have a better chance of raising the funds. Thanks so much. 

Liz, Doggie Harmony

Simba's Story 

In November of 2014, a matted, furry intact male dog, a Husky mix, was spotted at the end of my road in a junkyard lot beside a residence chained to a tree. My neighbor who texted me had seen him there for several weeks, left on the chain 24/7. The length of the chain was about 8-9 feet. It was raining, muddy, and there was a small plastic doghouse, no bedding. A pink plastic bowl had about half an inch of water in it. The dog looked sad and miserable. I approached the dog one day when no one was home, and found he was friendly. He looked up at me with sad eyes, and was trusting. 

My neighbor and I talked with someone who had a rescue. She called Animal Control on the situation. Although they made a visit, the owner lied to them and said the dog was taken in at night. I knew from my own observation that the dog was on the chain night and day with no break. I followed up with a phone call to AC myself and was told, "The dog was fine." 

The dog was not fine. But the dog disappeared...... I assumed he had been moved off the property somewhere ELSE in Forsyth County. Other neighbors, neighbors whom I did not know at the time but have since met, tell me he suffered through the brutal ice storm we had, and then the snow a few weeks later still on his chain behind the house on the property, where he had been relocated. He was not fed dog food, but human leftovers like pizza crusts.  

Around the first of March, I was in my driveway when a car stopped at the top of my driveway. An old man, the owner of that property at the end of the block, came walking down. He asked me if I was the lady who was "into dogs." I replied, "Yes." He told me a dog had been left with him by a friend of his son's, and that he did not want it to go to the pound, and could I help. What I had hoped and prayed for had come true! The dog was going to be free of a life of misery. He signed the dog over to me and my pet sitter, friend and neighbor, named Julie. Through a special grant at a local vet, he had his vaccinations and heart worm test given to him for free. She estimates he is 6 years old. He has also been de-wormed. A groomer in Winder, GA donated her services to shave and groom him. She had to shave him to the skin due to the severe matting, but was able to leave the fur on his head, giving him an adorable lion cut. My friend Julie and I named the dog Simba. 

The vet discovered he was strongly heart worm positive. Three dots appeared on the SNAP test. He begins HW treatment on Monday, assuming we can raise the funds to start treatment. My vet in Marietta is able to give Simba rescue discount and emiticide treatment for $600.00, including his meds, xray and required boarding. He will have to have a series of 3 shots, rather than 2 due to the strong positive test. He is a large dog, and needs a larger dose than most smaller dogs receive. My vet says his heart and lungs sound really good, and that Simba's blood profile looks good as well. His prognosis is great! 4-6 weeks after his last treatment, he will be neutered.  

Until his treatment begins, he is enjoying multiple short easy walks on the leash, multiple kisses and hugs. This dog has no known flaws, and loves both people and other dogs. He is already showing great progress in his housebreaking.
I am housing Simba in an indoor spacious dog run. He loves having a soft giant round bed to sleep on rather than mud. It has been difficult to get him to eat dog food. Finally he is eating canned dog food, after a week of feeding him rice, chicken chunks and broth. Simba will not eat the kibble I try to sneak in the wet food. One thing at time, I have to remind myself.  

Thank you for any financial contribution you may be able to make to Doggie Harmony for Simba's treatment, so this wonderful guy can get the life he deserves! 

Elizabeth Mansour <>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Akron, Ohio - Poco and Lobo may lose their home again -- new mom lost her job -- donations needed to save them.

Rescued from abuse after losing their family and home, they may lose their home again -- new loving mom just lost her job.
After their human mom died and their dad gone, they were placed in a home of neglect and physical abuse (see story below). Rescued by the daughter and placed in a loving home in Akron, Ohio, these sweet little dogs may lose their home again — their new mom just lost her job and may lose her home. She is frantically trying to find more work and doesn't want to lose these little ones. She is very proud and private not wanting others to be aware of her plight. The daughter having financial troubles as well, can't take the dogs but is doing her best to find a way to help her friend and Poco and Lobo keep their home.
The plan was to get Poco and Lobo vet care, necessary medicine, better food, potty-training, pet supplies and doggie steps for Lobo to make sure he doesn’t injure his back further. The steps were found in the original home. A small fundraiser was started to help with the medications and vet exam, but it is no where near goal, and now without a job, their new mom is desperate. They were not asking for much and now they need funds just to survive. Please see it in your heart to help with this situation, you can donate at the links below. We will be posting updates as we can.…/abused-depressed-and-scar…/282043 or you can donate via Paypal to:

If you can't donate, please share this story with others.


Original Post Feb 7:

From A:  Male has back injury and cries to be put with his mom to cuddle. They lost their humans and home... w/ friend but she cannot afford food or vet care!!!! 

Poco (10 years old-Blue-spayed) and Lobo (9 years old Tan-neutered) are an extremely bonded mother/son pair that belonged to my mother who passed of heart complications in late 2012, and got left with my father in our family home when she passed.

I received a call recently that my father was incarcerated, so I found a way to Ohio to get them safe. Upon my arrival, They were both slightly under weight, had fleas, they are in need of dentals, they were going potty on a shower curtain on the floor (Absolutely covered in feces and urine) as they couldn't get outside, and it was brought to my attention that Lobo (Tan dog) had recently been kicked by a tenant of my fathers, furthering the injuries to his back. Lobo now has a little trouble walking, and cries to get on the couch and/or bed. Poco is severely depressed and hardly moved other than to greet me- She hasn't been away from my father since the day we got her.

Luckily, I was able to find a family friend of my mothers who loves the dogs dearly, and she agreed to take them as I had run out of all other options and refuse to take them to a shelter.

The problem: The woman who offered to take them is struggling herself, and isn't able to afford quality food for them, let alone vet care.

All donations big or small will be used to get Poco and Lobo to a vet for their shots, HW medication, Flea/tick medication and to have Lobo's spine accessed. Any additional funds will go towards any medication they may need, as well as some quality food.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Brooklyn, NY ***LITTLE DOGGIE ENZO Sold for DRUGS...Then Tied Up at a Train Station and Abandoned*** ADORABLE Little GUY!

Enzo was found roaming the streets during the blizzard the other day by a wonderful woman who was walking her dog. He wasn't wearing a collar, had no leash, and followed the woman and her dog home. Her neighbors son said they had seen him earlier tied up to a gate at the train station. The woman and her daughter quickly brought him back to the train station hoping that his owner was looking for him. INSTEAD..... when Enzo ran up to the man he clearly recognized and was confronted by the woman, he told her that he sold the dog for drugs and it wasn't his dog any more. They then contacted the ACC and was told that the shelter is so overcrowded that they are not even putting dogs up for adoption anymore and that they are just euthanizing them due to lack of space. The woman refused to let this happen to poor Enzo and took him home.

Unfortunately, they are not able to keep Enzo and would like to find him the loving home he truly deserves. We do not have an exact age on him ( He is young based on his teeth), but he will be fully vetted, is good with other dogs, children, and we are unsure about cats. Please pm me or email Ashley O'Neil at if you are interested in opening your heart and home to this very deserving boy. He is currently located in Brooklyn, NY.