Saturday, August 18, 2012

Moving blog: part 2

Sorry readers. I now not only have a new website, but my own URL which can be accessed here. It is a lot more simple and easy to access.

Jean

My blog is moving

Although blogger has served me well these past few years, I am updating my blog to a new site. I am in the process of transferring everything to the new site which you can find here.
Please check it out and let me know what you think. I believe it will be much more user friendly and will allow the readers to access the information easily at the same time I am giving even more exposure to the rescue world.
Thanks for reading.
Jean

Facebook and shelter animals

I share a lot of animals on Facebook. Many of those animals are not from my area but were received from many different groups around the country.
The most prevalent breed shared are pitbulls/mixes or dogs labeled as such. I also share every breed in between.
I have only 207 friends on Facebook. Compared to some, that is not a lot of people. These friends live all over the country from California to upstate New York and all points in the middle. When I post a dog or cat from this area, the chances of my friend Bob, in California calling about that animal is probably pretty slim. I know Bob. I also know he will forward those animals to his list of friends who also live all over the country, including Florida. Now his friends may not be my friends, so if he forwards a dog or cat from Sarasota to a friend he was in Miami, who's to say that person won't drive up here to meet the dog or cat? Or what if I post a dog I receive from California, he sends it to his friends in California and one of them find their lifelong companion? That is how Facebook is supposed to work.
I recall several years ago when I was volunteering at the Humane Society of Sarasota County when a gentleman called from Ft. Lauderdale. He had seen a dog on Petfinder, a chocolate Labrador we had for adoption, and was in inquiring if the dog was still available. It just so happened the dog was still available, he drove over and adopted the dog. You see, he was very wealthy and lived on his boat. His ex-wife would not allow him to have a big dog so when they divorced, he came and adopted one we had. The last I heard, the dog was living happily on the boat with a very rich owner. I can only wish all the dogs and cats we post could find an owner like that.
You never know who is going to see a photo of a animal, decide they can't live without it, and move mountains to bring it to them.
My friend, Devon, lives in Tennessee but used to live in Sarasota. She not only adopted a dog scheduled to die from a very rural shelter in Palatka, but then attempted to adopted a Florida Brown Dog puppy from a shelter in Lake County. That adoption fell through when the pup found a home before the rescue here could happen so she is still looking for a second dog. Do I feel bad because there are dogs dying in Tennessee? Of course I do. I hate the fact any animals must die in shelters but my goal is to find them homes. Good homes. Sometimes I must go out of the area to do that. If I save one dog's life, that is my goal.
I cannot save them all but I can continue to give all the dogs sent me a chance to be seen by as many people as possible. This does not mean I don't promote all the dogs in our area, but maybe the dogs in these other areas don't have as many dedicated rescuers as we have. Maybe they need just a little boost. Maybe something I write or share will be seen by someone who would like to be involved and then they will begin sharing.  more animals in their area. My animals, with the exception of Carmella, have all come from Sarasota or Manatee county. I adopt where I live but I share with everyone.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Naples, FL - DUKE needs a home ASAP

CHECK OUT DUKE'S NEW VIDEO THAT DAS DID FOR HIM! WHAT A CUTIE - HIS IS URGENT & NEEDS A HOME!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151126946441056

CONTACT: sweatherford@comcast.net
COLLIER COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES, NAPLES, FL
7610 DAVIS BLVD.
 
LONG TIMER NEEDS OUT OF SHELTER ASAP! IN ADOPTIONS SO PLEASE VISIT THIS PUP
HIS NAME IS DUKE - ID#158040 - Sweet guy! Loves attention! Very calm
 
Please email sweatherford@comcast.net  FOR MORE INFO OR IF YOU CAN RESCUE. 
LONG TIMER NEEDS OUT OF SHELTER ASAP! IN ADOPTIONS SO PLEASE VISIT THIS PUP
HIS NAME IS DUKE - ID#158040
Please email sweatherford@comcast.net FOR MORE INFO OR IF YOU CAN RESCUE.

1 year
Healthy – HW neg
Shep mix
Sweet guy! Loves attention! Very calm

For rescue groups: All animals pulled from this shelter are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots, Microchipped – 501(c)3 required - $20 fee per animal

Collier County Domestic Animal Services
7610 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL

Tavares, FL - GORGEOUS Female Catahoula

$200 RESCUE DONATION OFFER
OWNER SURRENDER: CAGE 68B ID#165: Breed: Catahoula. Age: 1 yr. old, Female.

EVEN IF YOU CAN'T RESCUE/ADOPT, PLEASE SHARE 
***PLEASE CONSIDER EVERYONE URGENT, IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE DON'T WAIT AS TIME IS ALWAYS LIMITED***

LOCATED AT LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES (TAVARES, FL)
***PLEASE NOTE***
FOR ALL RESCUE GROUP INQUIRIES/OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT DENISE (EMAILS ARE PREFERRED): williams.denise022@gmail.com (gmail.com) OR 352-636-3740
FOR ALL ADOPTION INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE SHELTER DIRECTLY AT: 352-343-9688 MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 10-4 OR PLEASE VISIT IN PERSON MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-6 AND SATURDAY 10-4 (THE SHELTER IS CLOSED THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
**PLEASE READ THIS** I HAVE CREATED A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE SHELTER AND HAVE ALL THE DOGS LISTED BELOW POSTED IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OR SEE THEM LARGER AND UNALTERED...JUST CLICK THE LINK TO GET TO THE PAGE...THANK YOU.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE OR SPONSOR FOR ANY DOG POSTED PLEASE EMAIL DENISE

Tavares, FL~URGENT~Adopted and Returned~Sweet Shep X


VERY URGENTCAGE 87- ID# 155: Breed: Shep X. Age: 8 yrs. old, Neutered MALE, Black and Tan. Name: Tobby. Very Sweet!!!! 
ADOPTED AND RETURNED

Possibly has hip dysplasia or arthritis. 

He came in last week and then was adopted out and then they brought him back because they took him to the vets and found out about his hip problem so they didn't wanna put the money into it.

EVEN IF YOU CAN'T RESCUE/ADOPT, PLEASE SHARE 
***PLEASE CONSIDER EVERYONE URGENT, IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE DON'T WAIT AS TIME IS ALWAYS LIMITED***

LOCATED AT LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES (TAVARES, FL)
***PLEASE NOTE***
FOR ALL RESCUE GROUP INQUIRIES/OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT DENISE (EMAILS ARE PREFERRED): williams.denise022@gmail.com (gmail.com) OR 352-636-3740
FOR ALL ADOPTION INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE SHELTER DIRECTLY AT: 352-343-9688 MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 10-4 OR PLEASE VISIT IN PERSON MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-6 AND SATURDAY 10-4 (THE SHELTER IS CLOSED THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
**PLEASE READ THIS** I HAVE CREATED A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE SHELTER AND HAVE ALL THE DOGS LISTED BELOW POSTED IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OR SEE THEM LARGER AND UNALTERED...JUST CLICK THE LINK TO GET TO THE PAGE...THANK YOU.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE OR SPONSOR FOR ANY DOG POSTED PLEASE EMAIL DENISE
VERY URGENT
CAGE 87- ID# 155: Breed: Shep X. Age: 8 yrs. old, Neutered MALE, Black and Tan. Name: Tobby. Very Sweet!!!! 
ADOPTED AND RETURNED

Possibly has hip dysplasia or arthritis.
He came in last week and then was adopted out and then they brought him back because they took him to the vets and found out about his hip problem so they didnt wanna put the money into it.

Orlando, FL (OCAS) - Someone help these 2 genuine LOVES Seniors in dire straits


ls email me NOW to help any at  veronica@fldoglover.com !!!!

Sadly, we were not able to find an adoptive home or rescue for Princess, the 2 year old lab/weimaraner mix at OCAS and she was euthanized yesterday.  Godspeed, pretty girl.
 
These two girls are running out of time..............PLEASE continue to crosspost and share them.  They are both at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida off of Conroy Road across from Millennia Mall.  Remember.....if you call the shelter at 407-254-9150, you must reference the dog by her Identification Number.
 
As always, please do not let distance deter you.  If you will rescue either or both, we WILL find a way to get them to you.
 
The clock is ticking for these girls...........
 
Animal ID: A242900 Room No.: WD06

Hi, my name is Besina. I am an approximately 10 year old black and gray female Labrador Retriever. I am friendly and I have not been tested for heartworms.
Animal ID: A242459 Room No.: WD32

Hi, my name is Lizzy. I am an approximately 13 year old brown female Boxer-Mix. I am friendly and I tested heartworm negative. 
temperament testing and a health screen
 
(Disclaimer: I am not an employee, volunteer nor representative of Orange County Animal Services.  I am simply an individual trying to save these dogs' lives.)
 
 
Pam.....Phoebe, Kona, Shelby, Farley, foster boy Vincent ...and the Fab FeLion Four
...Maggie, Frankie and the BridgeKids waiting at the Rainbow Bridge


"Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one's life and one's outlook are never quite the same again.
.....Betty White