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Dianne Ly
- 735 days ago -
Ollie has quite a story - much of which is well beyond his comprehension.Ollie skirted death at the Raleigh County Animal Humane Society in Beckley, W. Va., when the facility ran out of gas and the director refused to buy more.WHAT A HAPPY STORY!!

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Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:44 pm
He attended prom, in spirit, with Lou Wegner, a dedicated, young animal advocate who heads up "Kids Against Animal Cruelty," and just 48 hours before his second "date with death," he finally was adopted.

Elena Bonati (35)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:56 pm
Thanks for this happy story! Noted.

Terry V. (30)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:44 pm

Tribute To Animal Rescuers DEFENDERS

Natasha Salgado (617)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:06 pm
Kudos to those the creativity! Thrilled 4 Ollie+his new loving family! Beautiful sttory,thx Lynn!

Christeen Anderson (618)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:09 pm
I like happy endings. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:31 am
Thanks for the happy post. Ollie seems to have had a guardian angel that was very busy..and very efficient.

Sandi C. (227)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:00 pm
thanks Dianne. Ollie was as lucky as Sweet Daniel.

Jeaneen A. (159)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:34 pm
Now that is a great story!

Ilona V. (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:39 pm
Thanks. Thats great!

S J. (123)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:49 pm
Beautiful story, bless the doggies and those involved in saving them. Thanks Dianne for a great story.

Bee S. (206)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:53 pm
THANK YOU for THIS, dear Dianne~

Petra M. (259)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:12 pm
Thats great! Thank you!

Sandra pstterson (59)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:44 pm
Yay,a happy ending! noted with a smile:)

. (7)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:48 pm
Wonderful story thanks to the teens, love happy endings!! Thanks so much Dianne!

iveta cer (62)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:14 pm
What a beautiful happy story :))) , thanks Dianne

Lea Huber (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:21 pm
Terrific! I am so glad this worked out!

Sharon H. (290)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
Great story and great teens. Hope they're going to be Veterinarians.

Claudia O. (73)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:19 pm
What a great idea! I wish all dogs could 'skirt the gas chamber'. And good for the shelter director for refusing to buy more gas! Remember to spay and neuter your animal companions!!

Birgit W. (156)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:06 pm
Great story, thank you.

janet f. (29)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:19 pm
Lou and Emily are the kind of people that will change the way homeless animals are treated in this country. This is the way you help get homeless animals out of shelters and into loving homes. Some times the most unlikely solutions are the ones that get the job done. Congratulations to the both of you on your graduation and may you both continue to help animals in the future.

Barbara V. (51)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:30 pm
One in a million, and I'm glad for him. What about those who DON'T skirt the gas chambers? The terrible sin they committed was being born in a human society choosing this way of ridding themselves of animals who were born because of their disgusting, indifferent, stupid carelessness in the first place.

Inge Bjorkman (162)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:40 am
Something to be happy about in this otherwise dark world, become a vegetarian / vegan.

Mariette G. (160)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:44 am
Wow, what a happy story! Thanks Dianne!

Nan Towle (68)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:11 am
Raleigh County Humane Society Shelter Director Pam Romansic and Board member Miss Erica Stock and the committee truly live and demonstrate the meaning of "humane" by sending back the gas when it was delivered for their gas chamber and giving these sweet souls there by no fault of their own another chance at life.
Lou Wegner is just an amazing young man is my new hero who saves lives. His creativity and willingness to try something new at prom, with his date, saved sweet Ollie and another lucky dog.

They are all are truly dedicated, compassionate people helping our most vulnerable, defenseless, innocent, sweet, sentient beings among us. Getting the word out in helpful, new ways is imperative. Saying no to euthanizing a healthy sentient being, giving them the chance we all we would want in that situation is essential, spaying and neutering a must.
Wishing all these wonderful humans and canines safe, happy and long, well lived lives. Our hope is that the rest who have yet to get homes will find the same.

Ruth S. (300)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:51 am
Its unfair that animals don't have the right to chose for their own live's!
I am glad that Ollie finally has a home.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:26 am
The fate of dogs from humans is absolutely heartbreaking.

Fi T. (18)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:28 am
Give them a home, not put them to death

Alicia N. (87)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:32 am

Give them a chance, life is priceless!

Dianne Lynn Elko (758)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:29 pm
Thank goodness that many states are doing away with the gas chamber all together,my own state of Pa. and most recently Texas are not using them anymore.Hope that all the rest of the states follow this suit...and we bcan be a gas chamber free USA.

Linda P. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:14 pm
So glad they were saved. West Virginia needs to do away with Gas Chambers and join the others that have done away with these torture chambers. They banned and destroyed them.

Marliese B. (67)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:52 am
Thank you for this great story! Noted gladly

Ann B. (148)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 9:33 am
happily noted

Melania Padilla (193)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 12:16 pm
Oh my, love!!

Yvonne F. (174)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 3:08 am
I am so happy for that little one, but so sad for all the others, who don't escape this horror!!!!
Thanks Dianne
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