Amazing Animal Rescues

Memorial Day ’14: Soldier Dogs – The 4-Legged Heros

I love a military dog!


Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America.

I repost this story every year, because soldier dogs are truly amazing heros.


These are some of my favorite images from the new book Soldier Dogs. There are more pictures in our slideshow today.

Military Working Dogs play a crucial part in America’s armed services. The best known “Soldier Dog,” Cairo, put crucial canine skills to work in the SEAL Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Other Military Working Dogs serve as everything from bomb sniffers to troop companions to search and rescue dogs (and also serve in darker roles, such as duty at Guantanamo Bay). Their handlers and trainers, devoted dog lovers down to a man, form an unusually close-knit fraternity within the military.

Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan

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Dog are not only our best friends, they are an…

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QUIZ TIME: How Much Do You Know About Cats?

I am a cat and a dog person. Taren Jean Wilson this is for you love momma

This Is Why You Donate To Senior Pet Rescues, Ask Matthew-Mcconaughey

Dachshund Left at Shelter with Heartbreaking Note Will Reunite with Owners



Image of Otto and note via Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. Facebook page By: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell | Pet360.comAn elderly couple who left their 13 ½ year old Dachshund tied outside of the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter near Los Angeles with a note asking for him to put to sleep because they could not afford to care for him will be reunited with the dog.The heartbreaking note reads, “Our dog is 13 1/2 years old he is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep.”

Instead, shelter workers called Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., an all breed, all foster based rescue that specializes in seniors, who picked up the dog and initially named him Harley. When the dog was taken to a veterinarian, it was determined he could not only be treated, but most likely had a “couple of more years” left in him, according to an update on the organization’s Facebook page.

The rescue realized the little dog had been well-cared for and according to the note, very much loved, so they decided to try to reach out to the dog’s owners.

When the dog owners came forward, they explained they are indeed both sick and cannot even afford their medical treatments or tires for their vehicle. They had taken their dog, who is actually named Otto Wolfgang Maximus, to a veterinarian and were told that they would need to run costly tests. When they realized they couldn’t even afford to have their dog euthanized by the vet, they were “hysterical” and didn’t know what else to do aside from leaving him at the shelter.

“We just are living week to week,” one of the pet parents, who wished to remain anonymous, told KTLA in an interview. “We can’t even go to the hospital to get our treatment.”

Although they had read the judgments people were making about their decision after the story was made public, they reached out to the rescue anyway. “I was in tears when I realized that their love for this darling little man outweighed their fear of what people may say about them and I knew instantly, our decision to try to reunite Otto with his humans was the right decision!” reads the post on Leave No Paws Behind.

The organization believes the Otto’s owners loves him very much and just felt they had no other choice. “Ninety eight percent of the rescues we take in belong with us,” said Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind. “There are 1-2 percent of owners who love their animals very much and just believe they have no other option but to surrender them.”

Wisneski has decided to make the couple a permanent foster for Otto and return the dog to them with the provision they can make regular, weekly visits to the home. The organization will maintain the cost of Otto’s food and veterinary care for the rest of his life.

The couple lives outside of California and was on a ministry trip when they dropped Otto at the shelter. They will pick the dog up at the end of the month when they are able to get enough money to purchase new tires for their vehicle.

According to Pet Insurance Zone, the average cost of a visit to the vet has soared to $190 for cats and $360 for dogs. The cost rose 64 percent between 1998 and 2006.

The cost of having a beloved pet euthanized is not cheap, either. One veterinarian paper put the total cost between $150-$800, which includes veterinarian services, drugs and cremation.

According to the most recent study by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), a total of 13 percent of the dogs relinquished by owners to shelters is due to the financial inability to care for the animal, personal problems or a pet’s illness. An estimated 1.5-3.5 million animals each year are relinquished to shelters by their owners.

Wisneski said pet owners should check with local rescues and shelters, many of which have accounts to help owners in financial crisis. Leave No Paws Behind even has a memorial fund set up to help people with euthanasia if they cannot afford it and the pet is terminally ill.

Morning Sun…

Please support cat rescues. Puffy Paws fosters all kinds of kitties including senior and sick cats. Puffy Paws Kitty Haven of Englewood, Fl.

Vintage Reflection

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I think its safe to say my signature look of late has been hat, jumper and a dress combination. Fear not I recently brought a new jumper with some of my birthday money and will swap it out, giving you a break from this one. Although its practically the same but in burgundy… I guess I’ve found something that works and I’m a gonna stick to it.
These photographs weren’t really taken in the morning sun but more like the midday sun. I had a short day at work due to some time owed and made the most of it, with outfit photos and a spot of tea and cake after. It was a chance encounter the tea break, as lady stopped us on the way to the park with a leaflet for a free tea or coffee. After working up an appetite and lots of running away from the…

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Poodle and Pooch Rescue Saves Dogs Like Winston Who Was Neglected !Please Donate Even A Dollar to Help ! Please Share!

WINSTON               Severly neglected Winston now has a second change at life, thankfully to the rescue “Poodle and Pooch” in Florida. PLEASE DONATE THRU PAYPAL TO THIS GREAT RESCUE. I saw this great rescue on Facebook. I saw this little soul Winston and thought I can help him. Those of you who know me, know that myself and my husband Tom help many rescues both locally and nation wide. I want to put a face on who we help, and who we ask you to help! Please share this and please get the word out to save “Winston”. Please see his story below. Please donate via paypal by going to following link below. and Pooch Rescue-Save a Dog