Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy National Mutt Day !!! Adopting Your Next Pet Makes You Feel So Good !!!

Did You Think Your Dog Would Be Adopted ???

Can You See Me Now ???

Help HSUS By Contacting PuppyFInd ........

PuppyFind is claiming that it is okay for them to post ads from Cornerstone Farms, an Internet seller in Missouri with nearly 500 dogs and many repeat violations. PuppyFind is ignoring the fact that Cornerstone Farms is operating without the required USDA license; it only has a state license, and the state won't shut it down. Please write to PuppyFind and let them know that it is ILLEGAL for large commercial puppy sellers to ship puppies to unseen buyers if they are not federally licensed by the USDA (not just the state). PuppyFind must stop enabling illegal puppy sales. Comment here:

Most people know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver if they see a person choking, but what if your beloved pet is choking? Would you know what to do? Here's how to help:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What Are You Doing on August 15th Animal Lovers in Aurora, Colorado ....

Adopt * Foster * Donate


Wally Goes From Rags To Riches & Wins The Doggie Lottery !!!

 Meet Wally.....
His original owners brought him and a box of his siblings up to a Walmart and gave them away to a free home and anyone who said they wanted one with no questions asked. They just wanted to get rid of them as soon as possible. Poor little guy was scared to death. A women took Wally and kept him about a week until she had been reported by neighbors for leaving him just run wild through their mobile home park which was right by a busy street. Wally was only 6 weeks old at this time. Yes you heard me right 6 weeks old and taken from his mom. Finally the women gave him away and thank God a rescue stepped in. They took him twice to their vet before adopting him out. He was given 2 sets of worm medicine, flea medicine, microchipped and neutered along with getting him started on his set of puppy shots.
 He was spoiled rotten in the fosters home with their family and pets until they found just the right home for him.
 This dear man and his beautiful wife drove over a hour each way to rescue him and transport him to his fosters house. They dropped everything they were doing that day to come to this dogs rescue. It truly takes a village to rescue some of these animals. Then this wonderful man adopted little Wally and the little pup doesn't realize it yet but he just won the Doggie Lottery in this new home. He will be spoiled rotten the rest of his life, will go to work with this kind man three days a week, has a big size fenced in yard and will go on walks daily with his new owner.
Thank God for rescues and all the people who open their homes and hearts up to rescuing animals in need. 
A huge thanks goes out to all the kind people today who don't shop for dogs but rather ADOPT and RESCUE. Please always considering adopting as it makes you feel so good and Puppy Mill dogs aren't purebreds they are inbreds in this modest little dog's opinion.

My Owners Have A Heart Condition ....

After many Dr. visits, I have finally been diagnosed with a heart condition... Here's the X-ray. I am certain many of you have the same heart condition. Good news, I think we are all going to be just fine 


Chilliwack, British Columbia — Frank Sapach and his dog Sheila's journey began two years ago when they set out to walk across Canada on one final adventure. Frank's health was failing him and in an attempt to get out of the house and find Sheila a new home, they began their walk from Chilliwack to Calgary. What initially started out as a short trip for Frank turned into an amazing cross-county trip on a bicycle to raise awareness for homeless and abused pets.  
After spending a month on foot, Sapach's health significantly improved, he decided to return back home to get a bike and cart for Shiela to turn their journey into a much longer one. The next time they left home,  Sapach and Sheila had only one goal in mind: to touch as many lives as they could.
Sapach and his beloved 9-year-old have been stopping in many different towns to spread their message. After receiving many positive responses from the people they encountered, Sapach quickly realized that he was onto something. He learned that a positive interaction with his beloved dog can be a much more effective way of  teaching people about the importance of respecting animals than some of the negative approaches other organizations take.
Sapach notes that organizations often try to garner attention by positing sad images of dogs online or showing people heartbreaking commercials. He says that many people just turn the channel or close their browser when they're confronted with something that is too sad. He believes what he is doing much more effective. His method is one that actually engages people, teaches them something and leaves them smiling.
Frank Sapach and Sheila hope to reach the Canadian East Coast by December, spreading their message one interaction at a time. To follow Shiela and Sapach’s journey, you can visit their blog.

Traumatized Puppy Mill Dog Makes an Amazing Recovery / ASPCA

Danbury Pet Store Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

Danbury Pet Store Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

DANBURY — The owner of a local pet shop was charged with animal cruelty after improper care forced the euthanization of two animals, state officials said Wednesday.
Richard F. Doyle, 55, the owner of the American Breeders pet shop on Federal Road, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty after an investigation by state animal control officers, according to the Department of Agriculture.
The investigation was spurred by a complaint from one of Doyle's employees about animals being mistreated, state officials said.
Doyle allegedly performed an unlicensed surgical procedure on a dog, which led to severe bleeding from the inner eyelid, the Department of Agriculture said. The employee who made the complaint provided authorities photos showing the dog's condition, the department said.
Doyle also confined a sick cat, failing to give it veterinary care, and also did not care for a sick puppy that needed medical care, the department said. Both animals had to be euthanized. 
The employee told authorities that she was told to provide animals with medicine and shots without a license. 
Doyle, a New York resident, was taken into custody Monday. He was released on a written promise to appear in Superior Court on Aug. 6.

This Goes Out To All The Fabulous People From All Walks of Life Who Stand Up Against Puppy Millers & All The People Who Treat Animals So Cruel While Making Money Off Their Backs.....

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

More Than 70 Animals Seized From Ellis County Property/CBSDFW.COM

Thank You Gateway Guardians For Saving This Precious Dog From A Life of Sheer Hell ....

Suffolk County NY:
She stayed chained for 6 years! Did the Guardians of Rescue bring her straw ? Or maybe a blanket ?
Watch what happened to this girl today !!!!
A big thank you to Taylor Rubin for not giving up on her!
She is a 6 year old female we need foster asap
Will you step up?
We can only save more if you help. We are maxed out for space! 
Together we save them.
Please help us save more.
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Organization Looks to Shutter Franklin Park's Family Puppy The Blade Reports

Organization looks to shutter Franklin Park's Family Puppy

Toledo owner defends business on 1-year anniversary of opening 

Every Saturday, the busy intersection at Monroe and Talmadge in West Toledo becomes even noisier as frequent honking adds to the din.
Animal advocates have made the corner their home base for the last year to protest the Family Puppy store in the Franklin Park Mall.
About 40 people attended the one-year anniversary protest Saturday. Susan Robinson, organizer of the grass-roots Boycott the Family Puppy Store group, said the goal is to educate the public about puppy mills and reduce sales at the Toledo store to put it out of business.
“Every week, we hand out flyers to people who roll their windows down and talk to us,” Ms. Robinson said. “We get a lot of people honking and waving.”
The Family Puppy, a southeast Michigan chain, opened last October amid plenty of controversy. Just two months after it opened, Toledo City Council passed an ordinance that bans the sale or exchange of companion animals in pet shops, retail businesses, and commercial establishments not in operation on or before Jan. 1, 2014, unless the animals come from a “legitimate animal shelter or animal-control agency, humane society, or nonprofit rescue organization, and the animals are spayed or neutered.”
The Family Puppy, which buys its puppies from primarily Amish breeders in northern Indiana, opened before the ordinance went into effect. It must pay the city a $50 fee per animal sold that has not been spayed or neutered. According to city records, the store has sold 124 puppies from January through August this year.
Advocates say responsible breeders do not work with pet stores. They say stores get puppies from large commercial breeding operations — frequently called puppy mills — that focus on profit and often house animals in deplorable conditions.
“They are horrific businesses,” protester Theresa Rupp of Whitehouse said. “It’s all about profit, not about the care of the animal.”
John Stottele, who owns the Family Puppy with his wife, Deb, said he works with 15 to 20 handpicked breeders, and requires the parent dogs be examined for genetic defects such as bad knees and hips.
“We buy dogs that are healthy,” Mr. Stottele said. “We’re not going to buy dogs that will have ongoing problems.”
Deb, left, and John Stottele stand in the the Family Puppy store they own in the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo. Mr. Stottele said he works with 15 to 20 handpicked breeders.
Deb, left, and John Stottele stand in the the Family Puppy store they own in the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo. Mr. Stottele said he works with 15 to 20 handpicked breeders.
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He said his requirements of breeders, like exercise yards and quarterly veterinary visits, go above and beyond the requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Breeders with five or more breeding females by law must be licensed by the USDA.
“We have a 32-inch TV in the store with a video running of all of our breeders and their facilities so customers can see them,” Mr. Stottele said. “They can see [the dogs] running and playing.”
Mr. Stottele said most of his suppliers have fewer than 50 adult breeding dogs.
“It’s not the number that matters,” he said. “It’s they way they treat their dogs. If they are working at it, someone who has 100 dogs can be as good as someone with five dogs.”
But advocates say Mr. Stottele is smoke-screening.
The Family Puppy ships dogs first to its Michigan stores, then to the Toledo store when they are old enough to have a rabies shot as required by the city ordinance. Puppies in the Toledo store are at least 13 weeks old.
Health certificates signed by a veterinarian and sent to the Michigan Department of Agriculture, which is required to ship dogs from the Indiana breeders to the Michigan stores, note genetic defects in some dogs purchased by the Family Puppy. Those include skull plates that have not closed properly and leave an open gap, kneecaps that pop out of place, hernias, undescended testicles, folded eyelids that cause fur or eyelashes to rub against the eye, narrow nostrils that affect a dog’s breathing, and underbites and overbites.
Of 955 puppies shipped to the Family Puppy in Michigan in 2013, records show 144 had genetic or other medical concerns, such as ear mites. Some puppies had multiple conditions. It is unclear if any puppies with noted genetic defects have been sent to the Toledo store.
“One of [Mr. Stottele’s] repeated statements is that his puppies are free from congenital or hereditary disorders, and that’s not the truth,” Ms. Robinson said.
Mr. Stottele said problems like small gaps in the skull, low-grade floating kneecaps, narrow nostrils, and undescended testicles will often self-correct as a puppy ages. Those that don’t are fixed, if possible, at the company’s expense.
“I haven’t had a single complaint from our customers in Toledo,” he said.
But Dr. Wayne North, a Perrysburg veterinarian who is involved in the protests, said Mr. Stottele is incorrect. Some skull gaps will not close properly, leaving a puppy open to potential brain damage if it strikes its head on an object. Dr. North said such injuries can kill puppies.
He also said growth and time will not correct floating kneecaps or narrow nostrils.
“A genetic defect is a genetic defect,” he said. “They have to be corrected with surgery, and some of them can’t be fixed.”
Mr. Stottele couldn’t say if the protests have affected his business.
“I can’t answer that question,” he said. “Customers do come in and ask about it.”
Contact Alexandra Mester:, 419-724-6066, or on Twitter @AlexMesterBlade.


If You Know Of Anyone Who Purchased A Sick Animal From The Family Puppy Susan Wants You To Contact Her & Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan Is Trying To Help.....

Do you know that pet store in the Oakland Mall? They are Michigan's largest chain puppy store with locations in Novi, Flint and Toledo. Wall to wall puppies harbored by the malls. Well, they come from puppy mills too and shipping records show many of them arrive with illnesses or genetic problems. If you know anyone who has purchased a sick animal from The Family Puppy have them contact Susan at

QUARANTINE: The Family Puppy (Novi)

Throughout 2013, veterinarian Hilary Reinhold DVM of the La Grange Veterinary Clinic in Indiana examined 33 puppies with contagious ear mites and approved them to be shipped to The Family Puppy in Novi. Dr. Reinhold signed off on the required Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). Some of these contagious puppies were then shipped to the Oakland Mall (Troy), Genesee Valley (Flint) and Green Oaks Village (Brighton) and some stayed in Novi. These puppies were examined locally by the Novi Veterinary Clinis, Madison Veterinary Hospital, Pierson Pet Hospital and Griffith Animal Hospital. All of these clinics stated they did not see ear mites when asked by the Department of Agriculture.

Strange, huh?

Why would Dr. Reinhold write ear mites on the Veterinary Inspection Certificate if they did not HAVE ear mites?

Dr. Nancy Frank of the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) states in Work Order #79115 that animals with contagious ear mites MUST complete treatments before coming into the state.

The MDA caught onto the regular shipments of puppies with ear mites in October of 2013 and visited the Novi store to check on seven puppies shipped by Enos Mullet on October 1st. By the end of October, The Family Puppy had already sold six of the seven puppies diagnosed with contagious ear mites. The remaining Pomeranian was quarantined the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

>> Ron Mehler DVM of the Novi Veterinary Clinic stated he examined two Pomeranians on October 2 and did not see ear mites.

>> Ronald Isaacson, DVM. founder of the Madison Veterinary Hospital stated he examined a Maltese/Yorkie on Oct 1 and did not see any ear mites.

>> Rodney Pierson, DVM of Pierson Pet Hospital (Davison) stated he examined a Shorkie and Pomeranian on Oct 2 and did not see any ear mites.

>> Barbara Griffith, DVM of Griffith Animal Hospital (Brighton) stated she examined a Pomeranian and Morkie on Oct 3 and did not see any ear mites.

Learn more about ear mites.

Weiss Are The Canine With A Human Brain & Smarter Than Most Puppy Millers Hudson Has Met ....

A dear friend's silly boys are appreciating a new hound dog framed art. They all took turns looking and sniffing the art like they actually recognized the dog! (I think they recognized Oliver in the portrait!) They say Weims are the canine with a human brain; after being owned by 5.5 Weims & .5 coonhound; I'd say they are right!

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Petition on Has Over 93,000 Signitures To Gi've Cornerstone Dog Breeding Facility A Choice To Shut Down or Comply .....

Petitioning United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Missouri Department of Agriculture

Bring a Notorious Puppy Mill into compliance or shut it down.

Petition by Animal Abuse Investigations

In 2013, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began requiring all internet breeders to be licensed and inspected by the agency. This new policy restored important checks and balances to help ensure the health and humane treatment of pets that are sold sight unseen. Responsible animal breeders quickly fell in line. They knew these rules were there to protect both their reputation and the animals’ welfare.
However, some breeders have continued to shirk federal law, insisting on maintaining subpar conditions for the animals they claim to care so much for. One breeder in particular, Cornerstone Farms, has yet to get its USDA license and is ranked by the Humane Society of the United States as part of the “Horrible Hundred,” the worst puppy mill offenders in the country.  
It is time for the USDA to give Cornerstone a choice: comply with the new policy, or get shut down. Not one more animal should suffer at the hands of breeders who only claim to care for the wellbeing of their animals.   
Requiring internet breeders to comply with the policy enables both the government and potential customers to rest assured that federal standards for the humane treatment of animals are being met. But Cornerstone seems to think it's above the law and can just keep on operating with substandard conditions for their dogs and puppies.
According to the Humane Society of the United States , state inspectors who visited Cornerstone Farms found dogs with open sores, hair loss, and fly-bitten ears. Last year, a Missouri state investigator observed a litter of seven puppies who didn’t have any water. When provided with water, the state report noted that the puppies “were observed lapping the water nonstop,” as if very thirsty. And In a statement provided to law enforcement, an eyewitness declared that the operators routinely shoot unwanted dogs and bury them on the property. Local law enforcement declined to take action.
These are just some of the many violations state investigators have found. This is no way to treat an animal, let alone someone's future pet. The USDA must bring Cornerstone Farms into compliance or shut it down. Sign our petition and help make a difference in the lives of more than 500 dogs and puppies.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Will You Use Your Voice Against Puppy Mills Because They Can't ?

Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food Recall of July 2015 Reported on DogFoodAdvisor ......

July 24, 2015 — Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of select lots of its Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
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What’s Being Recalled?

The affected products appear to share the same “Best By” date and are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms:
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs
    UPC# 769949611431
    4 pound package
    Best By date 04/27/16
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs
    UPC# 769949611448
    7 pound package
    Best By date 04/27/16
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs
    UPC# 769949611486
    6 pound package
    Best By date 04/27/16
The “Best By” date is located on the back of the package below the seal. The affected product was distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada. 
No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.
Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the “Simple Handling Tips” published on the Nature’s Variety package when disposing of the affected product.

What Caused the Recall?

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that a routine surveillance sample of seven pound Instinct Raw Chicken Bites for dogs tested positive for Salmonella.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. 
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. 
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. 
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 
Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. 
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has the symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. 
Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.
Consumers with additional questions can call the company’s Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 from 8 am to 7 pm CT, 7 days a week during the recall. 
Or, consumers can email Nature’s Variety directly via
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Dirt Cheap Rabies tag/Spayed/neutered in St. Louis, Missouri on August 9

Hope for the Animals Day 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Tower Grove Park - Sons of Rest Pavilion, Grand Ave. Entrance

Vaccination Clinic
€ For Dogs and Cats: Rabies-          $10 for spayed/neutered pet      $20
€ For Dogs: DHPP (distemper)-        $10 for spayed/neutered pet      $20
€ For Cats: FVRCP (distemper)-        $10 for spayed/neutered pet      $20
City rabies tag= $4 spayed/neutered pet, $50 unaltered pet
County rabies tag= $8 spayed/neutered pet, $16 unaltered pet

Operation SPOT  ³TenSPOT Fix² Information
Get a listing of all the veterinary clinics participating in the September
program- spays and neuters for dogs and cats for only $10.

Avid Chip-a-Thon
Avid will offer microchipping for $10, cash only.
This price includes registration with national registry.

ID Tags Made and Engraved- $5

³Blessing of the Animals²

Individual blessings to dogs and cats. FREE St. Francis collar medals.

³Ask A Vet²

Dr. Daniel Smith will answer your dog and cat health questions.

Dog Nail Trims & Ear Cleanings- each $5
Animal Related Services and Vendors

Cold Bottled Water Available- $1

All services cash only!!

All DOGS must be on a leash. All cats must be in a sturdy carrier.
Vax for cats will be administered in AIR-CONDITIONED RV.

NOTE: In case of Heat Advisory or Heat Warning, event will be cancelled.
Check your local news station for heat advisory or warning information.

Operation SPOT  (314) 995-8678

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dog dutifully shakes hand of owner while being dumped at shelter; now red-listed Reported by

Rocky, a faithful 9-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, shook his owner's hand as he was being dumped at the West Valley Animal Shelter in Chatsworth, Calif. [FN 1] Unfortunately, Rocky is now on the list to be euthanized, according to an email blast sent out by independent rescuer. He is set to die and needs out, immediately.
Rocky shaking the hand of the very person upon whom he relied to take care of him for life
Courtesy of Rescue Me!
The reason this man got rid of his faithful and obedient companion of several years is because he and his family "don't have time for [him] anymore." This is a common refrain at shelters. Shelter workers, volunteers, and independent rescuers have heard this "justification" time and time, again. "Someone ought to write a song," said one independent rescuer.
There are a variety of reasons why pet owners surrender their animals. Concededly, some reasons are legitimate, such as the death of an owner. Most animal lovers would agree the rationale given by Rocky's owner is not a legitimate one. In fact, they would deem it as inexcusable; maybe even unforgivable. 
Pets rely on their humans for everything. That "everything" includes that their humans will be there for them for their entire lives, even when life becomes hectic and chaotic. Having a pet is a commitment for the pet's lifetime—which averages about 10 to 15 years for a dog. Unfortunately, Rocky was nothing but an old pair of shoes that the owners wanted to "toss out" at a kill shelter.
Jen Stuart, an independent animal rescuer, has spent time with Rocky and is desperately trying to find him a rescue or forever family. She knows first-hand that Rocky is special. Stuart describes him as "happy" and "relaxed," and says that he "loves other dogs and people." She asks people to watch his video so you can see Rocky's endearing disposition for yourself.
Anyone or any rescue interested in saving Rocky is asked to contact Stuart by phone at (310) 739-5439, or by email at
Other pertinent information about Rocky are as follows:
  • ID #: A1545329
  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Gender: Male (Neutered)
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Weight: 54 pounds
  • Rescue Me! link: Here