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Along with being blind, they’ve also been diagnosed with a degree of hearing impairment. The trio of pups have had to learn to rely on their senses of smell, taste and touch to navigate around, but Stewart says, “To see them playing out in our fields you really wouldn’t know that they were different from any other dog — well, aside from the occasional bump into a fence.”
Wacku is the survivor of a horrific attack that was carried out by a drunken man with a machete. The incident has left half of this sweet dog’s face and snout hacked off.
“The big misconception out there is that a blind horse or a deaf dog can’t have a good quality of life,” says Marker. “But the animals here are among the happiest you could ever meet.”
Thirteen years ago, Lesley Brog rescued her first Pit Bull. She was living on her own in New York City and wanted a tough-looking dog at her side — a sort of protection against unsavory urban dwellers and other potential threats. “But it turned out,” she says, “that Duncan walked up to everyone he saw […]
By Pam Frazier, StubbyDog.orgA little more than year ago, if you had told me I would have a Pit Bull lying on my living room floor, I would have called you a liar. Here’s the story of how a Pit Bull began snoring on my couch:Every week, we had to go into the area where […]
All hail the king and queen (to be)!Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, adopted a puppy. Though pedigreed themselves, the royal couple made an absolutely noble decision when they opted to go for a shelter dog. Now that’s leadership.According to CNN, Camilla contacted the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and asked to be notified […]
By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and ViewsDr. Jack Reece, an English veterinarian, quietly goes about his daily routine tending to a wide range of animals from cats and dogs to peacocks and camels. Based in Jaipur, India, Dr. Reece has been a volunteer veterinarian for Help In Suffering for the past 12 years.Help […]
DogTime salutes Tennessee’s Fayette County Animal Rescue.How did your organization get started?In 1998 two women decided to make a difference in the lives of the many animals that were suffering needlessly in Fayette County. From two kennels in a garage to a shelter that houses over 100 animals in a sanctuary environment, their dedication and […]
PupTalk with Eva Dalton, June 29, 2011Read all PupTalk installments.Hi, it’s me again. I thought it would be a good time to do an update on Snoopy and some new dogs I met working at BARC (Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition) every weekend. I wanted this article to be about success stories and I checked with […]
By Micaela Myers, for StubbyDog.orgShelters do their best to find homes for adoptable dogs, but with limited resources and space, as well as a constant influx of homeless animals, dogs with medical conditions – even treatable ones – are at high risk for euthanasia. Dogs labeled as Pit Bulls have even lower odds of finding […]
DogTime salutes Florida’s St. Francis Animal Rescue.How did your organization get started?St. Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR) was founded in 1992 when a group of women banded together to feed and spay/neuter a colony of feral cats living at the North Jetty in Nokomis, Florida. The women recognized there was a need to help stray,homeless, and […]
Editor’s note:I’m thrilled to introduce DogTime’s voice of the next generation… Eva Dalton is the eight-year-old writer and animal advocate behind PupTalk, our new series looking at how kids can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.It is our hope — mine, Eva’s, and her parents’ — that Eva’s reports from her local […]
by Kim Smith, StubbyDog.orgI remember when I saw Pocket’s photo on a mailing that went around from the shelter to local rescues asking if someone could take her – a five-month-old Pit Bull, only five pounds with unknown medical conditions swirling about her. My heart skipped a beat. Could Pit Bull Rescue San Diego afford […]
Max’s story is not unusual. Abandoned at age nine, his chances of finding a new family to love and care for him were grim. Despite mellow dispositions and having long since conquered housetraining, senior dogs are often the last to be adopted — if adopted at all. Lucky for Max, Muttville stepped in.When I first […]
Not sure how to celebrate Mother’s Day? If Mom’s got all the perfume, recipe books, and scented candles she could ever want, consider making a donation in her honor to one of our favorite rescue groups.Homeless animals won’t know that it’s Mother’s Day. But they do feel the absence of a family of their own […]
By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazineI encountered a starfish in my office today.Kathy Campbell of Sierra Madre, California, is making a difference every day in the lives of dogs in need. She is a starfish.Does she run a shelter? No.Is she involved in formal rescue? No.But she makes a difference in the lives of dogs […]
Down the road from the animal shelter sits Santa Fe’s only enclosed dog park. A huge expanse on several acres, it features a small gated holding pen which walkers must pass through before entering the main run.Saturday morning, my friend (and fellow volunteer) Marilyn got a call from her husband. He’d just arrived at the […]
JACK UPDATE, March 31, 2011: Dispatch from the Espanola Valley Humane Society, March 25, 2011 On Thursday, a local police officer brought a Heeler mix he called Jack into the Espanola Valley Humane Society. The sight horrified those present, and the stench permeated the entire shelter grounds. Jack’s right front leg had been mutilated, and […]
Dogtime salutes Indiana’s PC Pound Puppies. How did your organization get started? In late 2004, two of our founding members began volunteering with the Posey County/Mt. Vernon Animal Control Shelter in an effort to give dogs that come into the shelter a new home and a second chance at life. ALL stray dogs picked up […]