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Oct 17, 2009
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One of my Facebook friends rescued 7 puppies right before they were to be euthanized (shelter closed @ 6, she got there @ 5:59 p.m. - shew!).  Well, they've come down with parvo...  twice.  Anyone that has experience with parvo knows how expensive that can be with just ONE - imagine 6 of them!  (One of them was adopted and seems to be OK.)

The rescue she pulled these for doesn't have the funds to help cover any of the vet bills - so she is paying for everything out of her own pocket.  Her husband wants her to put them down - but she does NOT want to do that!!

I know times are tough...  but if folks could give $1 or even $5, that will greatly help ease her burden and help these puppies get better.  Plus, we don't want to lose someone who's so valuable to rescue, which I'm afraid will happen if she doesn't get some help.

Please share/cross-post.  It's going around Facebook like crazy right now, but share it there, too.  Never know who might see it!

Thank you!!!

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Posted: Oct 17, 2009 8:00pm
Apr 19, 2009
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Click on the photo to access the petition... 

Boss was adopted by a man McMinn Co., TN from the Break the Chain Rescue (a great rescue).  They did all the necessary stuff...  Boss was "forgotten" and dragged behind this guy's truck.  They estimate that for 18 days, he sat with no vet care...  other than the adopter putting alcohol on his wounds.  That alone makes me wince with pain... 

Please sign and cross-post...  this poor fella deserves signatures!!  There are GRAPHIC images posted on the petition, but they are very large, so you have to make an effort to view the graphic parts. 

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Posted: Apr 19, 2009 10:32am
Apr 16, 2009

This is the kind of stuff that terrifies me...  there are fates truly worse than death/euthanization, and this is one of them.  Please...  if you live in KY or KNOW ANYONE that lives in the area, have them keep their eyes open for this dog.  They injured the dog pulling him UNDER the gate of the shelter.  He is absolutely gorgeous...  I truly hope he is safe and not terrified, but that's highly unlikely.  PLEASE CROSS-POST!!!!  His name is Holstein.

Original Message:

From: Sue Creasap

STOLEN from the pound on Sunday night -- injured by the thieves who drug him under a gate and torn up his back.  We are angry, sick, sad, and disgusted with the type of persons who would inflict this on a dog.  We suspect he was stolen to go to a dog fighting ring somewhere.  


STAR, Saving the Animals of Rowan, Inc.
123 Oakwood Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
A 501c3 rescue.

Please contact Sue at ( if you see this dog!!!  There is a reward!!


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Posted: Apr 16, 2009 8:03pm
Oct 7, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
I can't believe this petition doesn't have more signatures, considering how many folks knew about it and how much outrage it created.  Please...  SIGN!!  It only has 914 signatures as of this post....


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Posted: Oct 7, 2008 7:49am
Dec 10, 2007
EDIT: 12/11/07

I know for some folks, this is short notice and the cards won't make it in time...  BUT, since I live in the same state, mine will get there next day (at the most 2 days), which means I can send it out on Thursday and be safe. 

If you would like me to add your name to a card (I'll probably send a couple), then let me know here or send me a message.  If you'd like me to say anything special, let me know that as well.  I'll be putting city, state on there, too.  That way, he knows where all the thanks is coming from.


Let's thank this man for all of his hard work!!

Please feel free to cross-post this message in it's original state (below).

Cards/letters MUST be received by DECEMBER 15, 2007, so hurry!

As you all know, I was lucky enough to be part of a support team that was put in place to rescue any non-fighting dogs from Michael Vick's property.

What you also likely know (from many of my emails) is that one man is responsible for making Vick's prosecution happen. Unfortunately, I can't reveal his full name, but I want to tell you a bit about him and ask you for a favor.

From the beginning, it was obvious that Jim was not only pushing for Vick's prosecution because Vick broke the law. It was obvious that he was pushing because he loves dogs.

Some day, when I write a book, I would like to go into a lot of detail. For purposes of this email, I will be brief.

When we first started working with the authorities, Jim cautioned us that there was a possibility that the pits might have to be euthanized. He was almost cautious when we discussed this issue - possibly expecting us to react strongly and start screaming that the dogs must be allowed to live under any circumstances.

We told him that we did understand, and that not only did we understand, but we agreed that vicious animals should be humanely euthanized - both for their safety and for the safety of the public. I am sure that he took us at our word, but I suspect that he had no idea that we really did know what he was about to deal with. As an outsider to rescue, I suspect that he thought that what he was experiencing was something foreign to us. As you all know, it is not. We see abused, neglected, tortured animals all the time.

I suspect that it was because we didn't burst out in tears when we spoke about it that Jim thought we couldn't possibly understand the depth of man's cruelty. I think he thought that animal rescuers certainly couldn't function if we knew what really happened to some animals. We didn't say much because we knew that he would learn that we had to learn to deal with cruelty if we were going to make a difference. Giving up is not an option for rescuers. Going forward regardless of the atrocities inflicted on animals is the only way we can save lives.

As Jim worked his way through the investigation, he would sometimes make general statements about man's inhumanity toward dogs. It was as if he was learning first hand for the first time - and I'm sure he was - that people do bad things to animals on a grand scale. I am sure that as he worked with the ASPCA he learned that terrible things happen to many animals every day. I know that ASPCA officials shared a lot of information with Jim about how they operate and what they see on a daily basis. By the way, they were amazing during all of this.

I don't remember the point when I realized that Jim realized that we did indeed know what he was dealing with. It was almost as if a lightbulb went off - call it a revelation. As he began to get to know the dogs, and as he investigated the case, it became even more real to him. I think that he developed a real admiration for how hard rescue work is.

We had several conversations during which I tried to explain to Jim how we managed to continue rescue work knowing what we know - and what he now knows. I commiserated with him when things looked bad. I tried to support him by being realistic and professional and always telling him the truth. I told him that we as rescuers must think with our heads first and our hearts second. If our hearts lead and our brains don't follow, we end up in trouble - and the animals end up in trouble.

At one point, it was clear that Jim understood rescue.

I want to tell you that Jim worked tirelessly for the well being of these animals. He monitored their care and he got to know them as individuals. He lobbied for their rescue. For many months he tried to get them released to us. I am quite sure that there are some people out there who are not happy with him - because he put the animals first and politics second. It never stopped him from advocating for the rescue of all of the dogs - the pits and the non-fighting dogs. I remember the day that he was finally able to tell us that only one of the pits was going to be euthanized. He was elated that the rest of them had people on their side lobbying for their safety. He was encouraged by the support and dedication of the wonderful people at the ASPCA.

What I am asking from you is to thank Jim. I would really like you to write to Jim and thank him. Send him pictures of your rescued animals. Share your stories with him. Tell him that you appreciate what he and the rest of his team did to help the Vick dogs.

There are some things that we don't know about the investigation because they are confidential and that's ok. All we have to know is that one man convinced his superiors that this case was important - very important. All we have to know is that he lobbied to save a bunch of dogs that needed help. All we have to know is that because of him, his team, and the Department of Agriculture, Michael Vick will soon be sentenced. All we have to know is that this is a precedent setting case. All we have to know is that the strenuous investigation and prosecution of Michael Vick is serving as a warning to other dogfighters. Due to the worldwide publicity for this case, it has encouraged local law enforcement agencies to take dogfighting seriously. These dogs did not suffer in vain. All we have to know is that because Jim cared, we have taken a giant step forward against dogfighters. That is our consolation in this whole mess.

Jim is a very humble man. He doesn't want to be in the limelight and he doesn't expect any recognition for what he has done. I, however, think he deserves recognition - and our thanks - to him and his team.

I have set up a mailbox to receive cards and letters. I will be collecting them until December 15, 2007, at which time they will be delivered to Jim (hopefully in a huge box).

If you would like to thank him, the address is below.

Please act quickly so we can present him with a huge box of mail just in time for Christmas. Feel free to forward to friends, families, and co-workers.


c/o Patti Stinson

P.O. Box 550

Bealeton, VA 22712

Thank you all for your support.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2007 10:30am
Jun 7, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Donation
Location: Colorado, United States

Police Want To Find Owner Of Severely Abused Dog

Pit Bull Found Crawling In Englewood

(CBS4) ENGLEWOOD, Colo. The Colorado Humane Society and Englewood Police are investigating what they say is the worst case of animal abuse they have ever seen. A dog was found in the city suffering from severe abuse because of an illness.

Police said they believe someone dumped the dog less than a mile from the Humane Society offices to try to get rid of it. Officers are looking for the dog's owner.

An animal control officer found the pit bull along South Platte River Drive. The dog was crawling, dragging a 6 pound tumor between her legs. It wasn't wearing a tag.

"Usually (the tumors) are the size of a BB," said Lara Riggenbach of the Colorado Humane Society. "This has been going on obviously for at least a year."

Veterinarians said the animal is currently not in any pain because it has been given large doses of narcotics and pain medication.

"It's probably an auto-immune (issue), like lupus," Riggenbach said. "That once again has been going on for years and years and is totally out of control."

Humane Society officials said the easy thing to do would be to put her down, but they would like to try and help the dog heal.

"Absolutely she deserves a second chance," Riggenbach said. "If any animal does, it's the cases of cruelty and neglect. You want to get them out of pain."

Vets plan to remove the tumor once the dog is stable.

They said the tumor would not have been there if the dog had been spayed. It's one reason experts encourage owners to spay or neuter their animals.

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Posted: Jun 7, 2007 5:31pm
Jan 15, 2007
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Visit - online
Location: United States
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 11:00 AM
Subject: Site to rescue Animals started by ARF  

...Click the link above (or copy it into your browser) to listen!

Friends of Animals
Please pass the word about this internet radio station that we have started to cross post animals to rescue etc. We are experimenting now, but eventually, it will be a continuous listing of animals we are trying to rescue. We need to network this to reach as many people as posdsible to save these dogs and cats from the pounds and find them great homes.

We are looking to find as many animal lovers as possible to pass the word through e mails, postings, faxes, calls- anything to find new homes and clear out the pounds and find safe, happy, forever homes for these dogs and cats.

Thanks for your help to pass the word.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2007 11:04am
Dec 16, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States
This poor baby... I know it's Christmas time, but even $5 would help, I'm sure. I'm just glad that someone was nice enough to take him in and help him, especially with all the pit bull hype.

Punch Before

Ok folks we need to get this info out there. We all know how the public feels about pit bulls. The person that helped this one should be honored. A pitty lose on the streets and injured? Not to many people would have stopped to help. So, please, take a moment to read the post below that came through on my myspace bulletins. I asked them to send it to my email addy as I am technically challenged on doing those things.

All I can say is bless the Angel who stepped up and removed this precious pitty from the streets of Baltimore, MD and sought help for him.

Contact/donations info from post is:
Any donations made in Punch's name can be made to Michelle's PayPal account at, or of course could be paid directly into the EBBRR account at Dr. T's office, Light Street Animal Hospital, 1601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. Phone: (410) 547-8385.

Please be sure to let the vet know any donations are for "Punch" the pit with the abcess under the rescue name EBBRR.



From: rhonda sims (
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:45 PM
myspace bulletin that you requested

Hey, thanks so much for requesting the myspace bulletin on this sweety! Please repost to everyone!! I have cc'd my friend Tina on here, b/c she knows more about this story and actually uses that vet. Thanks again.

This was posted by our friends who have helped us out taking the Pitbull, please repost, and even though it's the holidays, even if you can just donate a little, please do!!!!!


Hi everyone,

I am asking you all to please open your hearts and help this poor little dog this holiday season!!

Tuesday, in Hampden, in Baltimore MD, two wonderful girls Angie and Kate found this pit bull puppy wandering around in the street scared and with an abscess on his face. They were so kind as to take him in and seek out care for him, as many of you may have seen the myspace message circulating. I contacted them with regards to the dog and they decided to give the dog to me so that he could be claimed by EBBRR, Ethical Bull Breed Rescue, which is run by my friends Michelle and Erin.
If he had been given to a shelter he most likely would have been put down. After taking him in last night, the abscess on his face ruptured and his face size doubled and it stretched so much that the skin split. It was very painful for him, and very dangerous because he was susceptible to blood poisoning.

Weds. morning this poor pup was rushed to Light Street Animal Hospital for Emergency care and Surgery. The side of his face had to be cut open and Dr. T had to put a drain in so the wound will heal properly. Yuck. Dr. T temporarily named him "Punch" because he thinks someone punched him or hit him or kicked him in the side of the head, caused some kind of injury in the dog's face, and it abscessed.

I picked him up today from the vets and I am fostering him until he is all healed and ready to be adopted. He is a wonderful animal. But here is the problem. Emergency vet care is not cheap and the treatment this dog recieved was costly and put the rescue over its credit limit at the vet's office. The rescue just paid some of it down, too, but somehow sick dogs just keep finding their way to us!

If anyone wants to help Punch out the best way is to help us out with even a small donation to his care, we'd be incredibly grateful. I am not sure if he will need even further attention, in the event that he gets a secondary infection or someting and the rescue is really hurting for funds. Even if a few people donated $5 or $10 it'd be ridiculously appreciated, thats the cost of a drink at a bar, and its going for a really good cause.

we'll place him up for adoption and get him neutered when he's healthy! So if you are interested you can contact michelle and fill out an application!

Other then that....PLEASE PLEASE Donate to us! Any amount counts!!! He is such a sweet little thing!! Help make him feel better!!

Thanks Guys!!
Please pass this on to your friends too!!

Any donations made in Punch's name can be made to Michelle's PayPal account at: (

Or of course could be paid directly into the EBBRR account at Dr. T's office, Light Street Animal Hospital, 1601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230.
(410) 547-8385.

Punch After

Punch After

Punch After

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Posted: Dec 16, 2006 7:21pm
Sep 23, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States
UPDATE 9.25.2006

ARNO has rescued No Chance...his new name now is "CHANCE". ARNO is located in New
Orleans, Louisiana.  Chance was at the St. John Animal Shelter in LaPlace and
since ARNO has rescued him and has had his examined he is also Heartworm
Positive and he weighs in at 15 lbs. today.
Donations are desperately needed for medical expenses for Chance.
You can contact Robin at 504-913-2328, or Charlotte
Bass-Lily, the director of ARNO at 504-522-0222 or Donations can be made towards what will
be a long-term care can be made on ARNO site via Paypal
If you do not want to donate through Paypal you can mail donations to :
Animal Rescue New Orleans
c/o Chance Donation Fund
1219 Coliseum St.
New Orleans, La. 70130
Spoke to Robin today with ARNO she says that Chance is a wonderful HAPPY boy that just wants to be LOVED.

Okay.... so when I started this share, it was going to be "Meet No Chance - Desperately Needs a 2nd Chance!", because his name was No Chance, and he was in the St. John Animal Shelter in Louisiana. But, I just received word that he has been rescued by Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO)!! He has been renamed Chance... and they will need help with what will be long-term care.

I saw this - it broke my heart made me SICK that someone would let him get this way... he obviously has a VERY strong will to survive. Hurray for second chances!! And thank you ARNO!!


Cc: arnocharlotte;
Subject: Donations for Chance

ARNO will be taking this dog. His new name is "CHANCE"...keep you posted on his progress... He weighs in at 15 lbs. today.
Donations toward what will be long-term care can be made on our site, via PayPal.

Thanks to all for caring,


From: "Vet Adoptions"
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 6:38 PM

PLEADING FOR HELP: Meet No Chance. No Chance, has no chance in hell
of making it without rescue. He is sweet, submissive and hungry. He is currently at the St. John Animal Shelter, another inmate, subjected to animal neglect and cruelty. This sweet affectionate puppy is possibly a pit bull mix and St. John Animal Shelter is not permitted to adopt pitbulls or pit mixes to the public.
No Chance will be euthanized in a few days. Can anyone offer this little guy a prayer of a better life? A Second Chance??? He is possibly 5 months old, and super affectionate - all he wants to do is curl up in someone's lap.
Please forward this email. Let's give him at least one chance by forwarding this email to a rescue that may be able to help him. I will be happy to assist with transport.





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