Friday, February 27, 2009

All You Need Is Love

Love comes in all sizes and shapes!!!

Adopt Your Next Pet Through a Rescue or Shelter


and fair play...
Read "The Emotional Lives of Animals" by Marc Bekoff. His book offers an insight into the complex minds of our animal friends.
Dr. Bekoff has generously donated 10 signed copies of "The Emotional Lives of Animals" to the No Kill Advocacy Center. The next 10 people who register to attend the No Kill Conference 2009 in Washington D.C. will receive a free copy.
To learn more about the book, click here.
To find out about his other books, including his latest, "Wild Justice," click here.
To register for the No Kill Conference, click here. (We are almost sold out, please register soon!)
Feb. 28 is the last day to receive an early registration discount!

The nation's most successful organizations, shelter directors, and animal lawyers are coming together for an inspiring and revolutionary conference to end the killing of animals in U.S. shelters.

A No Kill nation is within our reach!

For more information or to register, click here.
6114 La Salle Ave. #837 Oakland CA 94611

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Only Need $70.00 More Dollars

I've worked with Alanna in the past and always admired how she follows through on all the rescues she works on. Alanna has offered the update below on Patsy, the beagle hit by a car. She is very close to reaching the goal for Patsy's surgery. Whether you donate or not, at least take the time to read the entire post. If all people (including myself) had half the selflessness and caring that Alann has it would be a wonderful world. Patsy went into surgery and is doing wonderfully. She is expected to make a full recovery. Everyone at the vet's office commented on how awesome of a dog she was. As far as funding goes, we have raised $380.00 of the $450.00 needed to cover her surgery. Thank you for your help!





This precious Chocolate Beagle needs our help, now! PICTURES BELOW

Patsy was hit by a car during the ice storm, by a police officer's mother none-the-less, and brought to a pound where she languished ALONE IN PAIN for a week. She received no medical attention. The pound had no power and no heat. There lay Patsy-- on a cold, wet cement floor- in excruciating pain.

Alanna Downey, who lives in East Prairie, MO (a wonderful Good Samaritan and Independent Rescuer) saw this poor girl and knew she had to do something. She snatched Patsy from that pound and raced her to the vet- knowing that she would be incurring a huge vet bill- but simply couldn't allow Patsy to lie there and suffer one minute longer.
X-rays were taken and it was discovered that Patsy has a severely dislocated rear leg (hip socket area). She is also HW positive.

Alanna took her home and has been caring for her until we can raise the funds needed for surgery. Patsy has been confined to a crate for the most part to limit her mobility and is getting restless. She is on pain meds to keep her comfortable.

Veterinarian's Diagnosis: Dislocated Left Rear Leg. The leg was out of socket too long to be placed back in. Patsy now requires a Femoral Head Surgery. She also has severe heartworms and needs to be spayed as well.
So, not counting the money already spent, here is an approx. breakdown of what is needed and the cost:
-Femoral Head Surgery: $450.00 (this includes the 10 day stay at the vet's office following surgery.)
-Spay: $55.00 (Which they will probably do when performing the Femoral Head Surgery.)
-A second heartworm shot + meds: $117.50
Total: $622.50

If you can donate, there are a few options:
You may call in a credit card donation to the vet clinic over the phone:

I setup an account with Northridge specifically for Patsy so I cankeep the donations and rescue dogs straight.

Vet Info:
North Ridge Veterinary Hospital2166 N Main StSikeston, MO 63801(573) 471-6566
Account Name: Alanna Downey/Patsy the Beagle

You may send a donation via pay pal and send it to this account address:
Please include a note that your donation is for PATSY'S SURGERY

You may send in a donation to the vet clinic via snail mail- the address is posted above.

Patsy weighs approx. 21 pounds and is approx. 6 years old. She looks to be a Chocolate Beagle - with a beautiful Lemon Beagle head and face. (is that possible?) Great with other dogs and ignores cats. She loves to collect toys and neatly store them in a dog bed, it's the cutest thing. She is becoming quite antsy with being kept in a crate for so many hours. This surgery will give her her mobility back. She craves attention. I take her out 2-3 times a day to use the bathroom and to give her a slight change of pace. She will make someone a fantastic dog. Once Patsy has had her surgery and is healthy-- we will find a reputable rescue group to take her in. She has been through so much and really deserves a chance at a fresh start!

Alanna at

Many Pure Breeds Need To Be Rescued

Faith is trying to get help for these dogs and more at this shelter. Many, many full blooded, desirable, adoptable breeds (many not on their petfinder site). Here is their website with contact info and links to petfinder If anyone's interested they should call this shelter immediately. They are very friendly and welcome rescue, as well as adoption of course. These dogs Faith snapped pics of need help, especially the bigger ones! Here's what Faith knows about them.
The first is an 11 m/o female shar-pei, named Bella, very sweet, calm, came right up to Faith, owner surrender, can't afford - needs medical trt for eyes asap, no shots ever by owner (why did they get the puppy to begin with). Faith lost her ID# but you should be able to call and reference her by name and age. I believe she also came in on the 20th, if that helps. She needs out asap!The second is a 10-11 m/o male boxer, unaltered, HW+, 2nd offense. They know who the owners are (he's microchipped) but the owners won't return their calls (he only has until Fri 2/27), he came in on 2/11. Super sweet, just loved to be petted, a very handsome fellow. He's in kennel "E". This last one is a teeny tiny boxer (probably mix) puppy, not sure of gender. loved that underbite! He is so cute & funny your typical puppy. He might be more likely to get adopted locally. It's the other 2 she is really worried about, especially the HW+ boxer as he only has until Friday. They are running out of room! Yesterday when she was there a guy brought in a litter of mixed breed puppies, someone had dumped them on his property. They didn't even know where they were going to put them. This shelter has their usual lineup plus many dogs from that recent puppy mill raid in Southwest, MISSOURI.
Contact Faith for more information at or the shelter. Right after the f in her email is a lower line before welker starts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Join Us For Pet Outreach Day on March 7th, 2009

Join Us for Pet Outreach Day
1:00 - 4:30 Outreach
6817 Stadium Drive
KCMO 64129

Spay & Neuter KC

6817 Stadium DriveKC, MO 64129

SNKC Pet Outreach
Wish List Items
Dog FoodCat FoodLeashesCollarsWater BucketsDog ToysCat ToysRawhidesTie-out CablesMonetary Donations
Thank you!

SNKC has an incredible opportunity for our volunteers to help assist needy pets. We are seeking 25-30 volunteers to help with this special SNKC Pet Outreach Program event and hope you can join us for a day of rewarding work in our community. Training will be provided for all volunteers who participate. Immediately following training, volunteers will work in groups with one appointed lead Outreach Member.

Volunteers will canvass assigned areas to help distribute our "spay and neuter kits", which include educational material regarding our services as well as information on responsible pet ownership. A staff member will work with each group to sign up pet owners for spay and neuter appointments. Resources will be available for pet owners who demonstrate financial need and are cooperative in helping improve the quality of life for their pet, including spaying and neutering.
SNKC Pet Outreach Event
March 7th, 2009

6817 Stadium DriveKansas City, MO 64129 12:00pm Training (6817 Stadium Drive)1:00pm-4:30pm Outreach KC MO Area

Volunteers must RSVP for this event and will receive a special SNKC Pet Outreach T-Shirt on the day of the event. All volunteers must submit or sign a liability form on the day of event and will be issued an identification badge. Participation is limited to 30 volunteers for this event. Email Michelle Dormady to sign up today!

Special "after event" plans will be discussed at the training session. RABIES CLINIC INFO: SNKC is hosting a rabies clinic that day at our clinic. Volunteers who help at the clinic and wish to participate in the Outreach event, can join training immediately after the clinic.
A special Thanks to our Pet Outreach Sponsors and Donors!

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6817 Stadium Drive
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Spay and Neuter of Kansas City Needs You

Volunteer help at these clinics is needed as we are expecting a very large turn out.
Contact Michelle Dormady if you can help and please specify the dates you are available.
We appreciate your continued support!
SNKC March Pet Vaccination Clinics
Spay & Neuter Kansas City will be hosting low cost pet vaccination clinics every Saturday in March. Volunteer Opportunities:AdministrationIssuing TagsVaccination TableAssisting Veterinarian Clinic Dates and Hours March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th10am to NoonVolunteers: please arrive by 9:30
Clinics will be held at our current location:
6817 Stadium DriveKansas City, MO 64129
Spay & Neuter Kansas City
6817 Stadium Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64129

Spay & Neuter Kansas City
6817 Stadium Drive
Kansas City, MO. 64129

Monday, February 23, 2009

$10 Spay and Neuter in St. Louis

Reply to: see below Date: 2009-02-22, 7:24AM CST
$10 Spay/Neuter for Cats & Dogs March 14th & 15th, 2009 Any healthy cat spayed or neutered for only $10! Any healthy dog under 50lbs spayed or neutered for only $10! Healthy pets only. No monorchid or cryptorchid males, no pregnant females. Dogs over 50lbs will require additional
charge determined by the veterinarian. Proof of vaccinations may be required, or purchase service from veterinarian.
This program is for pets in individual households.
Funding is limited, so please help us to help those who cannot afford normal charges for this surgery.
Visit for more details. Call these clinics for an appointment: Bates Creek Veterinary Clinic- 573-438-3666
Bellson Animal Hospital- 618-281-5100
Dorothy Brinker, DVM- 636-239-3927
Cuba Veterinary Clinic- 573-885-7775
Dacus Veterinary Hospital- 636-937-9502
Franklin County Animal Medical Ctr- 636-390-9280
Hampton Animal Hospital- 314-647-8818
Hermann Veterinary Clinic- 573-486-2515
Hillside Animal Hospital- 314-645-2141
Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital- 618-344-7949
Jefferson Animal Hospital- 314-772-4438
Murphy Animal Hospital- 636-677-8555
New Haven Veterinary Clinic- 573-237-7387
Olsen Veterinary Clinic- 618-656-5868
Pet Station PC- 866-583-2858
St. Clair Pet Hospital- 636-629-2323
St. Louis Pet Clinic- 314-773-6400
Webster Groves Animal Hospital- 314-968-4310

Saturday, February 21, 2009


You have a mental list of people you'd like to spay, neuter, or euthanize.
You stopped at a house with a "Free Puppies"sign in the yard to have an educational "chat," and your kids had to post your bail.
Running out of paper towels is a household crisis.
You not only KNOW all the characteristics of a good stool, you discuss them at dinner.
Your checks have messages on them like "Subtract Two Testicles For Every Four Feet."
You have a bumper sticker that reads "My German Shepherd Is Smarter Than Your Graduate Student".
You secretly wonder about such things as how animals can manage without wiping.
You absentmindedly pat people on the head or scratch them behind their ears.
Given the choice of having your teeth cleaned or their teeth cleaned, they get their teeth cleaned.
You not only allow pets on the couch, guests have to sit on the floor because the dog has "territorial issues".
Your spouse missed the final game of the World Series because the cat wanted to watch his favorite video, "Birds of North America".Anytime the animal appears lethargic, you go on-line and investigate.
Vetmed websites, pose questions to your address book and on e-lists, and by the time you digest all the information and field the correspondence, the animal has torn out the window screens and left something disgusting in your favorite pair of shoes.
Your chat room handle is "Queen of Spayeds".
You and your vet are on a first name basis and he genuflects when you enter the waiting room. His daughter at Harvard refers to you as "Auntie".
You needed a prescription to recover from "Old Yeller".
You've forwarded more warnings about the dangers of chocolate, onions, and mistletoe than the National Center for Disease Control has issued about anthrax and smallpox.
You wear white year 'round, not because you are flaunting a fashion law or belong to a religious sect but because it is bleachable.
By the time you investigate different flea control products, their advantages and potential risks, natural versus chemical methods, and study the life cycle of the flea, any fleas have died of old age.
You tell your children to "heel!" in a grocery store.
For relaxation, you went mall hopping with your girlfriends. Your eyes Glazed over when you saw a sign in front of a pet shop, "20% Off All Puppies & Kittens," and you slapped three security guards before they got you safely contained in the manager's office.
People are still talking about your spay-neuter holiday greeting from last year, "Deck the Halls with Balls of Collies".

Rescuer's Prayer

Now I lay me down to rest
I pray my soul can stand this test
Of watching critters lose their homes
While owners gripe and cry and moan
I long for strength of spirit that
They'll forever find a loving heart
I can't do much, but it's a start
Spare me from the owner's pleas
About the baby's allergies
Or how they're moving out of state
Or spitefulness 'tween cat and mate
Please keep me sane while dealing with
The woman who bought it as a gift
A wriggling tiny ball of fluff
That now is playing way too rough
Remind me I should bite my lip
When confronted with "he grew too quick"
"I didn't know he'd get so large"
"He seems to think that he's in charge"
Protect my heart when I hear them say "I think we'll breed our cat one day"
Sometimes I think it'll break in two
Each day brings trials harsh and new
And if I die before I wake I pray one hopeless soul you'll take,
My tears are gone, my faith is bare
Lord... please hear my rescue prayer

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dog Heaven Renews My Faith In Mankind

I received this email from a friend today and thought I"d share it with all of you.

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US Postal Service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying that when Abbey got to heaven, God wouldn't recognize her, and could we send him a letter? I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God:Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her. You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.Love, Meredith
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven... Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps on the front of the envelope to get the letter all the way to Heaven. That afternoon, I drove Meredith to the Post office and watched her drop it in a letter box.. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I was certain He had.Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith , ' in an unfamiliar hand.

Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Dear Meredith:Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away... Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. Love, God

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Food Is A Click Away

Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (how about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. The website is on the right side of this blog for you to click on. AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS!!!

If All Of Us Could Reach Out To Just One Animal Or Person In Need

This is some of what the firefighter whose name is David said "I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say 'I'm beat'," he said. "I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles. "The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that."

Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills

A dear fellow animal lover who has worked tirelessly for canines sent this site to me . Her name is Leanne and she has dedicated her life to helping out animals. She is a gorgeous women inside and out and has been an inspiration to me. She saw it on Craigslist last night. During the Oprah show on puppy mills the part I found most memorable was when the euthanasia process was shown and the dogs and cats were scooped up by a bull dozer and put into the trash bins. While that was difficult to watch (as much of the show was), I felt people needed to see that for the reality to sink in: millions of wonderful healthy animals are dying in our shelters, disposed of like trash.
"To the world you are just one person; to a rescued pet you are the WORLD"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

93 Yorkies Rescued From Puppy Mill in Missouri

Well, I'd love to be able to say this is something unusual for Missouri but I can't. Puppy Mills are throughout our beautiful state and the laws are not strict enough. Most of the time the owners of these puppy mills get their hands slapped or they reopen under a new name and start again. The Humane Society has gotten hundreds of calls from people wanting to help these Yorkies. I just wish everyone would consider rescuing or adopting there next pet through a shelter. Our family has seen a puppy mill in Missouri and they are treating the dogs horrible and we reported it but we only have 17 officers who investigate for the entire state. We have over 1800 registered puppy mills and probably another 1800 at least not registered. It's big profit and we the consumer have the power to stop this cruel way to make money by not supporting them. Take a moment and read the story below:
Friday, February 13, 2009

93 Yorkies Rescued Currently At Humane Society St Louis
Humane Society rescues 93 Yorkies

By Leah Thorsen


Ninety-three Yorkshire terriers and two cockatiels were rescued Friday from an unlicensed breeding center near Springfield, the Humane Society of Missouri said. The animals arrived in three vans at the society's office at 1201 Macklind Avenue in St. Louis on Friday evening after being removed from the center near Pleasant Hope, Mo. That center had been in business for four years, said Jeane Jae, a Humane Society spokeswoman.Tim Rickey, director of the society's Animal Cruelty Task Force, described the conditions the dogs were living in as the "most horrible conditions I've ever seen."None of the animals had food or water and some lived in filth that was 4 inches thick. The dogs' fur was dirty, overgrown and matted, some so badly the animals couldn't even move, he said. Some of the dogs were limping, which could be the result of living in cages with mesh bottoms that don't properly support their small paws."That is years of neglect," he said.The dogs varied in age and some will be ready for adoption in 30 days, Rickey said, although some will need further treatment. Veterinarians and other staff were at the Macklind office on Friday examining and treating the dogs.Rickey urged people considering buying a dog to insist upon seeing where dogs are kept before purchasing one and to report animal abuse.He was optimistic that most of the dogs can be successfully treated and adopted."Our goal is to give them a second chance," Rickey said. "That's what it's all about."TELEPHONE ADOPTION CENTER 314 951 1562

Where To Look For A Pet

If your looking for a pet to join your family two great sources are which gives you thorough descriptions of the animals and you can call on them. The next source is to be put on distribution list. She has been a tireless advocate for homeless dogs for years. Both of these sources are wonderful places to look for a pet. Also seek out your animal shelter in your area or a rescue group who specializes in the breed you are looking for. On the side of my blog are great rescue sites to adopt a dog through.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I asked this little guy what he thought of people who breed dogs for profit and have them living in horrible cages their entire lifes without ever stepping on grass or having a toy to play with or arms to hug you. Sometimes words are unnecessary.

Search Your Heart

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Humane Society of Missouri’s 2009 Bark in the Park- A Walk for Animals on May 16, 2009 in an effort to help abused and neglected animals.
Will you please help me reach my fundraising goal by sponsoring my walk at Bark in the Park? You can help me by making an easy online contribution.
It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause- you can make a donation online. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.
Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support, and will keep you posted on my progress. Together we can make a difference for abused and neglected animals!
Does a day of family fun at Bark in the Park sound like too much fun to miss? Sign yourself up today to become a member of my team! For just $25 ($5 for children 12 and under) you can enjoy a fun-filled day at Forest Park with your dog- all while supporting homeless and abused animals!
You'll get an official Bark in the Park t-shirt just for registering plus the chance to earn more great prizes.
Thank you so much for your time and support! Together we can make a difference for abused and neglected animals.
Sincerely,Kristie JonesClick here to make a donation toward my fundraising goal.
To mail a donation:Make all checks payable to: Humane Society of MissouriMail to: Kristie JonesP.O. Box 411Farmington, MO 63640-0411

Independence, Missouri Princess Needs Forever Home

Very Sweet & Loving
But Now a Sad Girl
Needs Foster or Adoption
(only weighs 30-35 pounds)

Kim and I have been trying like crazy to find a foster or forever home for this sad little girl. Her family dumped her at the shelter and because of her exceptional sweet traits, they are trying to keep her alive. However, ANY DAY could be her last. Please look at her sweet photos. She perked up when Kim came to take photos and has a lot of love to give someone.

Many dogs are put to sleep everyday, but this sweet, loving, well-balanced girl just does not deserve it.

Please consider fostering her.

Contact Kim or myself (or even the shelter) if you can help poor Princess. Thank you.

Wyvonnia N
Partners 4 Paws

Jefferson City, MO

(573) 298-1088

Thursday, February 12, 2009

They were tied up and left outside to starve. Animal control and the Sheriff arrested the man that did this to them and he is in jail. They were taken to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Greenville, SC where they are being treated for starvation. When they came in, they could barely walk and all they cared about doing was giving the nurses kisses and wagging their tails. Dying by starvation is a terrible way to die. It is a long, slow torture. When the Emergency Hospital called and told us the terrible abuse these sweet 9 month old pits had endured and that no one would help them, we stepped up and said that we definitely would.
No animal should ever be treated this way. The fact they are so loving makes it even sadder because they had to have been sweet dogs even before this. It is going to be a very slow process getting them on the other side of this because they have been starved for so long. If we didn’t think we could get them through this without them suffering, we would have humanely put them to sleep. According to the doctors and nurses we have looking after them, they deserve a chance and with lots of medical care and TLC they will be beautiful, sweet companions for some lucky person. They are also being de-wormed and vaccinated. The test showed they are both light HW positive. They will be spayed and neutered when we get them well and will also treated for HW.
Please, help us help them by donating to the link below.
Contact is:
4084 Spring Island
Okatie, SC 29909

Dutch Treat

All of these dogs are located at a high-kill animal control facility in NW IN. This facility does not do public adoptions, so their only hope is to be saved by a rescue. If these dogs are not rescued in time, they will be PTS! Please take a look at the attached pictures and if you can help any of them, please contact me at as soon as possible. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SHELTER

Dutch is a unique looking male mixed breed of some sort of hound mix with a very small head :) He was found as a stray and looks very young and puppy-like still, but according to the ACO his teeth age him at about 1-2 years old. He is extremely skinny and has probably been on the run a while and really needs to be fattened up. He is extremely friendly with people, but does not do very well around the other dogs. He has settled down quite a bit with them, but is still not too happy around other unneutered males. He will need to go to a place where he can either be separated or slowly introduced to other dogs in a calmer environment.
Thank you-
Dawn S
Dog Rescue Volunteer

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Enjoy This Video

Stories From Black Dog Ranch

Kristie C. Jones who founded Black Dog Rescue Ranch and lives there with all her adored animals wrote an outstanding children's book called "Stories from Black Dog Ranch". She named the book after all the dogs she adopted were mainly black ones. They are always the hardest one to get adopted. Can you imagine just because of a color of their skin that people don't want them. I sure wish people were color blind so it wouldn't make a difference what color we are. Kristi is a big animal lover who not only has dogs but has all kinds of animals on the real ranch she lives on. By the way not all the dogs she has are black or large breeds. [Photo]Kristie is so passionate about rescuing dogs she not only adopted all her dogs but felt compelled to write her book to continue to encourage rescue efforts. Her goal for the book is to help children learn about rescue dogs and to encourage humans to be responsible and committed to these beautiful dogs they bring home. Hudson gives this book a five paws salute as he LOVED the book! He encourages you to all pick up a copy by going to Kristie’s website at I was lucky enough to see her interviewed on Channel Five news out of St. Louis about her book and ordered mine immediately.She will even sign it for you or the person you want to give it to. She has a great website and blog so you have to check her out at

Special Needs Puppy

I received the information below from a rescue contact of mine that has been great about helping save many dogs from the NW IN shelter. This dog is located in NW IN, but in a different shelter. She asked if I could cross-post for her.....please contact directly if you are able to help Athena. Please take a look at the attached pictures...she is SOOOO cute!!!!

The ACO said this little girl is about 3 months old, though she looks a little older to me. When you look at the pictures you'll see she has something odd looking about her jaw. They described it as she "looks like she's had a stroke". They have labeled her as special needs even though it appears she's acting normally and hasn't had any problems.They said she is good with other dogs and with kids (loves kids). They don't adopt out pitties, so she needs to go to a rescue this weekend.

Watch Out For That Yellow Snow

I am taking bids for the sale of my first artwork. This was created in freezing weather and look at the perfection of this art piece.What does it say to you??? What are you seeing in this beautiful piece??? "Mom" sees an Indian chief with a full headpiece on shooting a bow and arrow with a baby girl on his back. The mind and art takes you places man is afraid to go alone. What do you see?!? Some might say I am a genius in the world of art. Let the bidding begin.....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Forgotten Paws

CONTACT: Morgan directly at
LOCATION: Rainsville, AL (northeast AL)

Please read the email below. Very sad.Can you or anyone you know help?email Morgan directly at
Please take a minute to view this link. It is regarding the Forgotten Paws Sanctuary that burned several months ago. Many animals died, the others have been rescued except for several BLACK dogs. The courts have given Carol, the Sanctuary owner, 2 weeks until February 9th to find rescue for these last 12 dogs or they will be euthanized/SHOT . . . the link tells all about this.

Carol is 65 years old . . she built this sanctuary with her own hands over 10 years and is now living in a storage building on the property. As we can understand, her concern is for the 12 dogs who are left and not herself.

Will you please click on the link and read her story? If you will look at the dogs who are in danger of losing their lives, please offer to take just one. Only one hard to place, large black dog . . they are, however, beautiful and worth the effort.

Permission has been given to crosspost. If you will send to your rescue friends . . ..getting the word out to as many people as possible. Maybe, just maybe these dogs can be save. My understanding is that most, if not all, have been s/n and are current on shots.

Thank you, in advance, for caring and any help you can offer.

In the interest of time, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME . . . contact info is:
email Morgan directly at

Noah's Arks Rescue

Noah's Arks Rescue donates to other rescues all the time for spay, neuter, medical help and HW treatment. We do it because it is the right thing to do and because it means an animal will be saved or rescued because of it. We want to help our fellow rescuers and support their causes, even if their cause is different than ours.
We appreciate every penny that is donated to Noah's Arks Rescue. We do not have surplus funds because 100% of all medical donations go toward medical care for our animals. We are all tireless volunteers. No money is ever spent for office supplies, accounting, phones, etc. Those bills are all personally paid for by me and when an animal needs emergency surgery and the funds are not there, I personally pay the balance on all bills until the funds come in. If the funds don't come in, I pay it all. We are proud to say we are RESCUERS and belong to a community that knows no boundaries and is worldwide.
Thank-you Guardian Angels and Rescues for all you do to save animals and for reading this note.
Jennifer Smith
President, Noah's Arks Rescue
Lacy is a chow mix puppy that has a heart defect. The diagnosis is a PDA (patent ductus arterioles), murmur, grade 5. Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect wherein a dog's ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth. It's a valve that is normally open when the puppy is unborn, but is supposed to close at birth to allow the blood to circulate through the lungs to be oxygenated.
She had her surgery on Wednesday and is doing wonderful. You would never know how sick she was based on how bouncy she is now. She is a pup that deserved to live as much as any of the dogs and cats we help.
Please, help us help her by donating.
Contact is:
4084 Spring Island
Okatie, SC 29909

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Help Support St. Charles Humane Society

Attend one of these fun events coming up to help support our furry friends
Spay-ghetti Dinner
Friday, February 20, 2009Spay-ghetti Dinner
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
All Occasion Banquet Center
111 Compass Point Dr., St Charles. MO
Trivia Night
Friday, March 6, 2009Trivia Night
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Questions Start 7:30 p.m.O'Fallon Elks Lodge1
163 Tom Ginnever, O'Fallon, MO
Uncorked- A Cause For The Paws
April 26 from 1-4 p.m.
Wine Country Gardens on Hwy. 94 in Defiance