Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SUPER URGENT,Brooksville, FL~ Blind and maybe Deaf Senior Cocker Spaniel


URG'T~Sr ALERT~BLIND~MB DEAF 2~SPANIEL
HIGH KILL
19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville, FL 34601 ~(352) 796-5062
Kennel B-4 1012862
Cocker Spaniel
Female
Blind and possibly deaf
Stray
Available: 2/23S
Monday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
Telephone Service Hours
Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
Contact:
19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 796-5062
Kennel B-4 1012862

Sweet, Lovable, 9 Month Old Male Pit Mix In Need of Rescue or Forever Home in Tampa


Hi Rescue Friends-

Today while doing transport out of Pasco Co. Animal Services, a very young couple sat in their truck with tears in their eyes. Their car door was wide open and a happy go lucky gorgeous chocolate pit mix that they affectionately call Bubba was sprawled out on the guy's lap giving him kisses and wagging his tail. As I waited for the dog I was picking up, they reached out to me and asked me a few questions about the procedure at the shelter. I explained protocol to them and even had a shelter employee confirm. Bubba would be given 72 hours to find a place to go. If not claimed or rescued, he would be euthanized.

Long story short, they found this precious pup eating out of a dumpster. They tried to find his rightful owner (they showed me the flyers they had posted), rehome him on their own, speak to rescues, post on CL and even reach out to the Humane Society which would not take him since he was a stray. They explained to me they felt helpless and didnt know what to do. They didnt want to see him killed. They said all their friends kept saying just dump him back where he came from or let him go in the woods, sell him, etc. They just couldnt understand why we put down so many animals or why they were not able to get any help for this little angel of a pup.

The girl is 6 months pregnant and they could not have been more than 18 years old. I found it very humbling that these teenagers could not bear to leave this puppy that was not theirs when his fate was unknown. Time and time again we have all seen people dump their own pets for no good reason to die and they never look back. Here are 2 kids trying to do the right thing, very humbling in my opinion. They begged me for options which is why I am reaching out on their behalf as well as Bubba's. They are willing to hang on to him for approx. 2 months since she is due to give birth to their child in 3-this is more than most would do. They are children themselves. They have had him around other dogs and young children and they say he has had no issues. He let me approach him, look at his teeth and even pull on his ears. I personally will sponsor Bubba's vetting to any rescue/individual who can take Bubba in. Transport is available too. My hope is that these two teenagers will educate others their age after this experience. For Bubba's sake, please help me help them. I welcome any ideas and or suggestions and can be reached at mahgoo12@aol.com if you or someone you know is able to help at all!!! Thank you, Melissa

Commenting on this blog concerning subjects you disagree with

I am sometimes amazed at the mean-spirited people out in cyberspace who believe they can speak and call names and someone will listen.
Last night I received a comment about my blog post about the feral cat colony in Tampa. Regular readers know most of my news is about dogs but I publish notes and articles about cats, too. I would publish more, but must depend on others to send me stuff.
In case you missed it, a lady sent an email out yesterday about a feral cat colony in Tampa. It seems she has been caring for it for several years but now with new neighbors, the cats are being poisoned, etc. and she fears for them.
Knowing feral cats are opportunistic hunters who, if fed on a regular basis do not eat or destroy wildlife, I knew I had to help this person if I could.
The comment I received from "Al" spouted vitriolic disinformation about feral cats and included name calling to the writer of the email.
Just for everyone's information, all comments are moderated by me before they ever reach publish stage. If I do not approve, they are deleted. I do not screen for differing opinions or fluff because I believe we must have discussion in order to stay in tune. I may not agree with your opinion, but believe you have a right to it. I do not call names and believe my blog is pretty kid friendly.
But take note of this, I WILL NOT PUBLISH TRASH. I will not allow anyone to call names or become a cyber bully on this platform so don't even try. If you don't like the subject matter, don't read it. If you want to be a bully, go elsewhere. If you would like to have an intelligent discussion about animals, please feel free to send in your comment. Nothing else will be tolerated.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What is adoptable? Agreeing to disagree

I used to watch Animal Planet all the time. My time now is spent on just a few shows because Hillbilly Handfishing is not what I am about.
The animal cop shows, Houston, Detroit, Miami and Phoenix all used to hold my attention. I believed they brought to the forefront, the huge problem with neglect and cruelty to make John Q. Public more aware.
I still think these shows do a good job in getting the message out. The problem I have is some of the disinformation they are also broadcasting.
Each shelter decides for itself which animals are worth saving and which are not. I believe, except in extreme cases like suffering due to illness, many of the animals destroyed can be saved.
I disagree with Detroit, because they destroy all the pit bulls they take in. I understand they have a problem with people fighting dogs in the city. but that is not the dogs' fault. Why should they be destroyed because of humans and the inability of the police to stop the dog fighting rings?
Then today, I was watching a repeat of Animal Cops Houston or actually listening while getting ready for work and I saw this old dog they had seized along with a young pup. The senior dog had grey in his muzzle and had obviously been neglected. The vet tech showed the camera how the dog's teeth were worn down in the front and then discussed how he was positive for heartworm. Then, to my disgust, she stated it was the end of the line for the old dog because of his teeth and positive heartworm test. WHAT?
So I glanced at my Buzz, who also has no front teeth and came into the HSSC high heartworm positive and thought again, how grateful I was Michal Vanderwoude and Rhys Miller were around then to save him.
They saw the great dog he is beyond his skinny frame, bad heart, toothless mouth and they made sure he had every advantage any other dog coming in had.
I have had him almost three years now, he is 10 years old and I couldn't ask for a more perfect dog.
I hope as young people continue to become involved with animals and veterans of the fight to preserve life, they will not use age or breed as a determination on whether the animal lives or dies. Had Buzz been picked up in Houston, it seems he would have reached the end of his life.

Feral cat colony (13 cats) need a new place by March 4

Hi,

I am in Hillsborough County and I have a colony of 13 cats that I desperately need to relocate. They are all spayed/neutered, ear-tipped and have their shots. This was a larger colony a year and a half ago and they were living happily in a neighborhood and fed every day. New neighbors moved in and for whatever reason decided they did not want the cats around. To make a long story short, these cats have had their food poisoned, they have been trapped, taken to the Carrollwood area and dumped, and now the remaining 13 are in danger of being trapped and taken to Animal Services and I will be cited for “my cats” roaming onto someone else’s property. There is a large fine associated with that citation. I have some connections at Animal Services, but not enough to make all of this go away and ensure the safety of these cats. Also, these neighbors have nothing better to do than to my make my life hell and I am tired of it.

I have a number of cats of my own and cannot take in any more. I have asked people and searched for a safe haven for these cats. No luck. I am okay with separating them, but they must at least go in pairs. Most of them are feral. They know me, but will run from anyone else. I wish I had a sanctuary. I wish people would understand that I have spent my money and my time trapping, neutering, and taking care of these cats because no one else would. No one cared. They were just allowed to propagate, forage for food in the neighborhood, and do the best they could. Now they don’t even look like strays (except for the tipped ear) because they are fat and healthy. They deserve a good life.

I have until this Sunday, March 4, to find somewhere for these cats to live. I am willing to trap them, transport them to their new home(s), and provide food and ongoing vet care as needed if I can just find places where they will be safe. I would even come and feed them every day if their new home is not too far away.

Can you please forward this email to anyone who might be able to help? Please have anyone interested contact me at tdejong@monin.com.

Thank you.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rescuers are all around, even in the most unlikely places

I just returned from a fabulous weekend visiting a cousin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The only thing wrong with the whole weekend was it was very cold and for this Florida native, cold is not what I am about.
In a shameless way, he is my cousin after all, I am going to post his business on here and just tell you if you would like to have a ride of a lifetime, visit Blue Ridge, Georgia, rent a cabin from my cousin and book a trip on his zipline or take a canopy tour. The link is here and you can find all the information about the area you need. Most of his cabins allow dogs (even pitbulls) and the story of the horse in a pasture by the business is what the blog is about today.
On Saturday, I visited the business with Chuck and met the woman who works in the rental side of the company and does general business stuff. Her name is Jess. I also met one of her five dogs, a little cattle dog named Bindi. We were talking about rescued animals and she asked me if I had seen the horse in the pasture next door to the business. The zipline runs over the top of the pasture. I told her I had and then she told me the story.
If seems she received a phone call about the horse being neglected and was asked if she would take it. Well, after speaking to her I knew her answer had been yes. I believe the only reason she doesn't have more animals is the edict from her significant other that five dogs was enough for now.
She took the horse, who was skinny, skinny, skinny and began trying to nurse it back to health. The veterinarian says the horse is about 28 years old, which is very old so she bought special old horse food and started it on the journey back.
In the meantime, people would see the horse in the pasture and stop in the business and yell at everyone who worked there for not taking care of the horse. They didn't know the story and one even called the Georgia agricultural people who oversee livestock to report on the condition of the horse. Jess finally posted the story and laminated on the fence, asking people not to feed the horse because that could be dangerous and they were working on improving his condition.
She still needs to get the vet out to float his teeth and he needs to have some farrier work done. The farrier is the problem she is running into. She can't find one to come out and help her with getting his feet back in shape. If you are reading this and live in the Blue Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee or Murphy, North Carolina area and know a good farrier who wouldn't mind working on a old horse especially a rescued one, please use the link above and contact Jess. You can also reach the business by calling 1-706-946-1010. Jess will get back to you if she is not in the office.
So you see, rescuers are all over. Even in the most unlikely places like a zipline/rental cabin business in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

14 dogs - Most on LAST CALL, 2 new - Tavares, FL

SADLY all are very urgent - most on last call. Please help by sharing.


PLEASE LEAVE EMAIL INTACT WHEN FOWARDING SO PICS DO NOT GET REMOVED
NEWEST UPDATE 2/27 (MORNING)
....PLEASE NEED HELP SHARING THESE DOGS!!!!
PLEASE SEE IF YOU CAN HELP EVEN ONE.....PLEASE CONSIDER EVERYONE URGENT TODAY, NOT MUCH TIME LEFT!!!!


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)
WE HAVE ALL THE DOGS LISTED BELOW POSTED ON GRITS IN THE TAVARES, FL PUPPIES/DOGS ALBUM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK...JUST CLICK THE LINK...THANK YOU.
G.R.I.T.S. Animal Crossposting FL-GA-TN - Help Save a Life - Click Here to Visit us & Share us on Facebook


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

THANK YOU,
MELINDA



FOR RESCUE GROUP ONLY
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!

ALREADY NEUTERED

PURE BRED GSD, 4 YRS OLD NEUTERED MALE, VERY CLEAN AND HEALTHY LOOKING, STRAY, HAS A FEW ISSUES, THAT NEED TO BE WORKED ON, DOES NOT LIKE BEING LEASHED..., BUT ONCE LEASHED FINE, WALKS WELL ON A LEASH, POSSIBLY HOUSEBROKEN, MIGHT POSSIBLY BEEN HIT / ABUSED, VERY SENSITIVE ABOUT EARS, AND BELLY BEING TOUCHED, AND IF RAISE HANDS TO FAST HE WILL FLINCH AND CRY, NEEDS SOMEONE WITH A LITTLE TIME TO WORK WITH HIM, PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP, CONTACT ME ASAP, URGENT.

**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!


4-5 MONTH OLD GSD MIX PUP, FEMALE

**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*

MINNIE, PIT / BASSET FEMALE, 2-3 YRS OLD

OWNER SURRENDER
ALREADY SPAYED

**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


VERY NICE DOG
ZOE, LAB ROTTIE MIX, FEMALE, SPAYED, 5 YRS OLD, GOOD WITH KIDS,CATS AND DOGS, (CAME WITH COLE WHO ALREADY HAS RESCUE)

$75 RESCUE DONATION OFFER
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


Reference #: D-2012-1189
Name: RUSTY SUITE# 68A ID# 171
Breed: Hound Mix
Age: 1 to 2 Year(s)
Gender: Male
Received: 2/17/2012
Altered: No

$75 RESCUE DONATION OFFER
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


Reference #: D-2012-1196
Name: SUITE# 69B ID# 35
Breed: Hound Mix
Age: 2 Year(s)
Gender: Female
Received: 2/17/2012
Altered: No

**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


BUDDY, MALE CHI MIX, 3-4 YRS OLD

ALREADY NEUTERED
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


TEDDY, 7 YRS OLD NEUTERED MALE, TERRIER MIX

ALREADY NEUTERED
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


J.R., 9 YR OLD CHI, JRT MIX, NEUTERED MALE, SKIN ISSUES

THE FOLLOWING 2 BEAGLES (BOTH MALES), DROPPED OFF IN OUR NIGHT CAGES

$50 RESCUE DONATION OFFER
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


ID # 57....... (NO ID # IN PIC)........6-8 YR OLD

$50 RESCUE DONATION OFFER
**I AM NOW URGENT LISTED, TIME VERY CRITICAL**
IF YOU CAN RESCUE OR ADOPT ME ME PLEASE ACT FAST!!!
*NO INTEREST*


ID # 565........5-6 YR OLD

OWNER SURRENDER
ALREADY NEUTERED


CHEWY, A CATTLE DOG MIX, 6 YRS OLD MALE NEUTERED, SLIGHTLY SCARED BUT GOOD.

ALREADY NEUTERED

FLUFFY MIX BREED MALE , NEUTERED, 3-4 YRS OLD GREAT WITH OTHER DOGS AND HOUSEBROKEN


HUSKY MIX, 2 YR OLD FEMALE

10 months old German Shepherd looking for loving home - Wellington, FL

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR CONTACTS!

Meet George, a beautiful 10 months old, medium size ( about 45lbs), German Shepherd with floppy earns that will melt your heart! He was abandoned by his owners at a high kill shelter when they could no longer take care of him. George got so depressed that all he did was cry in his cage for days. We managed to get George out and bring him into a foster home where he has flourished into a fun, happy, loving and very playful puppy. Yes, that is right, at 10 months of age George is still very much a puppy who loves to play fetch, have you throw tennis balls at him so he can go run after them and he will even bring them back to you so you can throw them again. He is fully housebroken, knows how to use a doggy door, is very friendly with other dogs small and big, male or females and he is great with kids as well. In fact, George's ideal home would be one with kids over the age of 10 who can play and run with him and help him burn some of his puppy energy. George does need a lot of exercise and play time and he will need lots of chewable toys to keep him occupied.

He is neutered, up to date with all his vaccines, on heart worm preventatives and ready to find a home to call his own. If you want to meet George, call Maria at 561-289-2009 or e-mail me at out4sun68@yahoo.com. His adoption fees is $250 and he is currently in Wellington. Application and home visit required

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Owner passed away - A Schnoodle and a Border Collie mix looking for a new home - Miami, FL

A friend of mine reached out to me about the situation below. Please help Sharon's last wish be fulfilled. This Schnoodle and Border Collie Mix are looking for a forever family to adopt them together. It's hard enough loosing their mom, they don't want to loose each other.

f you or anyone you know are interested, please feel free to call:

Bonded Italian greyhounds need home due to owner illness, West Palm Beach

PLEASE CONTACT CARMEN 786-419-8714

This is Indy named after Indi 500 because he is so fast. 6 yrs old. 9lb. Nike is the little girl, 2 yrs of age. 9lbs. She is a princess and scared because of the change of home. The owner has cancer and can no longer take care of them. Looking for a home that can take them and keep them together.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adult, neutered, Black Lab (owner surrender) Needs new home or rescue ASAP - Tavares, FL


THIS IS COLE, TURNED IN BY HIS OWNER, OWNER SAYS HE IS 10 YRS OLD, HE ONLY LOOKS TO BE 7 YRS, HE IS ALREADY NEUTERED AND EXTREMELY FAT, EASILY 100 LBS, PLZ CAN U HELP, VERY URGENT
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)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CHIPLEY, FL - URGENT - Their time is UP - Can you save just one?

If you can save anyone, please email Sue Bruce at: bruces@flcourts.org (at flcourts.org), or call Belva at: 850-638-2082 M-F from 9:00-1:00. You can also Belva at:850/260-6781.

Classie looks like she has Bassett/Lab in her. Her legs are short, and she appears to be about 1-2 years old. Dreamer looks like a Black Lab with the lab color and ears, and appears to be about 7 months old. Both are beauties. Full vetting offered for both.

Classie & Dreamer: Basset Hound, Dog; Chipley, FL

Romeo is a male 1 year old, who is lovable, posed for photos, and sat when told to sit. He’s already neutered, is very sweet and willing to please. He appears to be a Yellow Lab/Black Mouth Cur mix. Full vetting offered.

Romeo (neutered): Black Mouth Cur, Dog; Chipley, FL

Ebony is a 2-3 year old Bassett/Lab mix. She is has a pretty chocolate color and short Bassett looking legs. Also has a sweet and loving personality. Only about 35 pounds and has full vetting offered.

Ebony: Basset Hound, Dog; Chipley, FL

Chant is a very sweet boy who appears to be about 4-5 months old. He has medium length hair and is a real cutie. Looks like a Collie/Lab mix boy.

Chant: Collie, Dog; Chipley, FL

Domino is a male Fox Terrier mix black and white. He is about 1-2 years old with a sweet and friendly personality. He is only about 25-30 pounds and a real cutie. Full vetting offered.

Domino: Fox Terrier, Dog; Chipley, FL

Sunny - Her ears are small and sit on her head like a SharPei. She also has some wrinkles on her forehead. She has the coloring of a Basenji, and this sweet and friendly girl is only about 35-40 pounds. She appears to be 1-2 years old.

Sunny: Basenji, Dog; Chipley, FL

Pinto is a beauty. She has a calm and shy personality. Has a Bulldog face, but a Lab nose. She is barely one year old and really is a gem.

Pinto: American Bulldog, Dog; Chipley, FL

Java, came in with Blitz who went to rescue but he was left behind. He is about 2-3 years old, Bassett/Cattle dog (coloring) mix with short legs. Already neutered.

Java (neutered): Basset Hound, Dog; Chipley, FL

Homer is a male, 2-3 yrs. old and a real sweetie. Appears to be a Shepherd/Hound mix.

Homer: German Shepherd Dog, Dog; Chipley, FL

If you can save anyone, e-mail me or call Belva at: 850-638-2082 M-F from 9:00-1:00. You can also text her at: 850/260-6781.

Thanks!

Sue Bruce bruces@flcourts.org

Transport Coordinator

Sally, a neglected German Shepherd will be put down Thursday if not saved (Tampa, FL)

This is Sally, came into HCAS as a neglect case and so the owner surrendered her. She is VERY sweet, loves to give kisses and is also extremely urgent. Her time was up last week, they are giving me until Thursday. She has quite a bit of hair loss and scaly skin on her rear end and tail, too thin, and she is HW+. Age is estimated as 4-8 yo. Shelter says she enjoys the companionship of other dogs. She seems so happy at the shelter, I can only imagine what her previous living conditions were :(

If anyone can take her, please call Debbie Taylor, 813-612-5380 and please let me (Tamar Barrry tbarry@tampabay.rr.com) know. She was out of time last week and they are giving me until Thursday to find something for her.

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR RESCUE CONTACTS!!! This girl is SWEET and so deserving of a good life!!!

Two New Clinics Offer Emergency Veterinary Care in West Bradenton

Years ago when I owned a home on Anna Maria Island, the only emergency clinic for pets was down south on Tamiami Trail. When my dog Jasper, escaped the fenced yard and was hit by a car on Gulf Drive one Memorial Day weekend, the trek to Sarasota to save his life seemed to take forever. The care he received saved his life.
I am so glad to see this kind of care coming to the animals in Manatee County.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pekingese looking for a home without children and other dogs, Eglin Air Force Base, FL


From: carla2985@cox.net

The pictures attached are of a dear little boy we have at our shelter. He's been with us since about July 2011. His name is Shanghai and as you can see his tongue hangs out, but he has no problem eating or drinking. He was surrendered to us as one of the children in the home developed allergies so they couldn't keep Shanghai. He was adopted to a family in Aug of last year, but was returned as they said he has a tendency to nip if he's doing something and you reach to him he will nip. I've also noticed sometimes when we try to get out of his kennel, he will try to nip at your shoe. I think he is just getting kennel stressed. I wouldn't let him go to a home with small children because of the nipping. He also wants to be the only pet in the home and he may bully another dog. He really is such a sweet little guy.

We are a no-kill shelter so Shanghai can stay with us forever, but it's not fair to him to stay in a shelter for the rest of his life.

Shanghai was born on 13 Nov 2007. He is neutered, current on shots and on heartworm and flea preventative.

> Carla Engeldinger

> Dog Coordinator
> Pet Welfare
> Eglin AFB FL
> Cell: 850-585-4572

Young, DEAF, white Bully mix- Tavares, FL

SHADOW IS SUCH A SWEET BOY BUT IS VERY SCARED IN THE SHELTER...CAN ANYONE HELP HIM???
*DEAF*

Reference #:D-2012-1219
Name:Shadow
Breed:Boxer
Pitbull (Staffordshire Bull Terrier)
Age:6 Month(s) to 1 Year(s)
Gender:Male
Received:2/14/2012
Altered:No
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)
WE HAVE ALL THE DOGS LISTED BELOW POSTED ON GRITS IN THE TAVARES, FL PUPPIES/DOGS ALBUM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK...JUST CLICK THE LINK...THANK YOU.
G.R.I.T.S. Animal Crossposting FL-GA-TN - Help Save a Life - Click Here to Visit us & Share us on Facebook

What a child brings to animal shelters

There have been many people who have written on the subject of kids and pets. I grew up around pets, especially dogs and have never been without one in my life. I was taught at an early age how to act around dogs and cats, how to respect them, how to approach strange animals and when to back off. My parents gave me that educational tool for which I am grateful.
There are many children today who have never been exposed to animals in any way. I believe some parents have so overprotected their children that by the time they are grown, they have no understanding of what owning a pet means so they, in turn, never expose their children to animals. Puppies and kittens belong with children. When you see a young child, rolling around on the ground surrounded by puppies who are jumping and licking a child while the child is rolling and laughing, a smile pops up on your face.
The problem in today's society is the irresponsibility of parents and dog owners. Dog owners don't teach their dogs about children and parents don't teach their children about pets.
Children being involved in animal shelters bring a while new segment of people to shelters. If educational programs are begun at shelters to teach children about pets, expose them to appropriate ones and allow them to experience the joys of puppy kisses and kitten purrs, you have a whole generation coming up who will continue to support shelters and the adoption of animals.
When you see a young child who is having a birthday, ask for donations for the local shelter instead of presents for themselves and then bring those donations in to the dogs and cats, you know you are making a supporter for life.
The children may find the perfect pet for their family or tell another friend about a perfect pet for their household.
I know there are some animals who have never been exposed to children and would not do well in a household with children. That is the reality. But there are just as many dogs and cats who have lived in a household with children and would flourish if put back into that kind of household.
Please don't discount households with children. Not only can dogs and cats be taught manners around humans, children can be taught the same.
When we do not allow households with children to adopt shelter pets, we lose a whole bunch of potential adopters and penalize our animals to a longer stay in a shelter.

Florida Animal Rescue Act needs your help

The Florida Animal Rescue Act needs your help. If you are a Florida resident, please use the link below to contact the president of the Florida senate and ask him to pass this bill. It all rests in his hands.
Although when first presented, I was not sure I could back this bill, after reviewing it several times and speaking to several different groups of people, this act would be a win/win for all shelters. There are naysayers, but I have discounted them and hope you will, too! We are making strides in Florida to try and get a handle on the pet overpopulation. This is one more tool we will be able to use to accomplish this.
Click on this link and ask Senator Haridopolis for his help. It will only take a minute of your time.

Working together on the east coast of Florida for the cats

I love to see rescue organizations working together to try and combat the overpopulation of cats in our state. Sometimes in the rush of getting news on the blog, I forget there is a whole population of cats which continue to need our help. Unwanted cats outnumber dogs in our state when you include all the ferals, most which were at one time, house pets. In this area we have several different groups who have taken this problem and work tirelessly to spay/neuter colonies. volunteers TNR these cats. We are lucky to have them.
The following press release came from the other coast, where they are combining forces to help control this problem along with inexpensive spay/neuter for owned cats.
Check it out and please pass it along to all your contacts on the other coasts. It takes us all working together.
Southeast Florida Animal Shelters Partner to
Beat the Heat!
In an effort to help reduce the pet overpopulation problem in the Southeast Florida region, six animal shelters have joined forces and formed the Southeast Florida Region Spay/Neuter Coalition. The Coalition’s first project is called “Beat the Heat Spay/Neuter Week” and will take place February 21 – 25. This spay/neuter event is for felines eight weeks of age or older who are free-roaming, feral or lucky enough to have a home. The goal of the group is to collectively sterilize 1,650 cats during this time frame. The cost will be just $15 per cat and include rabies vaccination, FVRCP and a microchip.
The six organizations that formed the coalition are: Broward County Animal Care & Adoption, Humane Society of Broward County, Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Based on the success of “Beat the Heat Spay/Neuter Week” the coalition hopes to facilitate additional spay/neuter programs in the near future for at-risk animals in the region.
While kittens are cute, the fact is there are simply too many unwanted cats and not enough homes. Only with your help can we reduce the number of unwanted cats entering shelters. Appointments are necessary, and you must be a resident of one of these counties to participate, so please contact the shelter near you to take advantage of this offer as space is limited:
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control: 561-233-1261
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League: 561-686-3663
Broward County Animal Care & Adoption: 954-359-1313 ext. 9271
Humane Society of Broward County: 954-895-3605
Humane Society of Greater Miami: 305-696-0800
Miami-Dade Animal Services: 311
Each shelter is independent and not affiliated with one another, however they are coming together to help promote this important message. Pet overpopulation is something we can control, but it will take help from everyone to make a difference.

Wonderful, young Boxer/labrador mix still looking for a home

Sometimes, I wish I was old and retired or at least retired. Not that I mind working. I don't. I simply mind not being able to spend more time at the shelter. I have hunted and hunted for a job at a shelter since leaving the newspaper three and a half years ago, but have had no luck. I like my job now but in the process of changing my shifts to a more manageable one for me, I have lost several weekends volunteering. So once again I feel like I have let my dogs down. Not my personal dogs, mind you, my shelter dogs.
You see, shelter dogs don't have permanence so many have not learned to trust people after they were dumped somewhere. Once they begin to trust again, it is a shame to have to miss spending time with them because you know they are thinking, "Here we go again. Another human let me down and is never coming back." I don't want any of the dogs to feel that way. I can explain why I am not there to humans. Dogs are a little different.
This coming weekend will be no different. I will be out of town for a long weekend which has been planned since November. I will not return until next Monday so I will miss another weekend with the dogs.
This leads me to my plea: I have been working with a wonderful, young boxer mix named Sandler. Sandler is full of energy and would love to become someone's buddy. You see, due to his energy level Satchel's is the third shelter he has been in. I want to find him a home. He doesn't need to spend the rest of his life in a shelter setting. Like all shelter dogs, he needs a permanent, loving home.
He needs love and attention. He wants tennis balls thrown for him or a jogging partner. He wants someone who appreciates his energy level and will help him grow up to be an active partner.
Between his energy level, which is high and his color, which is black coupled with his size which is medium to large, he is having a problem finding just the perfect human for him.
So if you are looking for a new companion. One who could learn to go everywhere with you and be an active part of your life, please contact Satchel's Last Resort at comments@satchelslastresort.com or call 941-924-5070 and tell them Jean sent you. I would love to return to the shelter next weekend and find Sandler missing because he had found a forever home.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Naples -Long Timer at the Shelter Needs Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M9Dx7fVyrZM

Check out this great video on Quinton! He is a great dog but is a long timer at Collier County Animal Control in Naples - needs a forever home

Visit 7610 Davis Blvd Naples to meet Quinton! He will make a great companion for someone!

IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT SUE WEATHERFORD AT sweatherford@comcast.net

All animals pulled from this shelter are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots, Microchipped – 501(c)3 required to pull - $20 pull fee

2 Adult Puggles (UTD/Neutered, dog/kid friendly) - Need a place by 2/23, Orlando

I am crossposting in hopes that these two puggle boys don't end up at the shelter. You can read about their plight below. Dogs are neutered, current on vacs, on preventatives, child/dog-friendly and well-loved (see how chubby they are in attached photos). Pug Rescue is trying to help owner who resides with the dogs in East Orlando. Transport assistance is available. Cody and Bailey must find rescue or new home by February 23. Thank you and please continue to crosspost.

Contact:

Christen at: facesmith@hotmail.com

Kelly at: pugrescueofflorida@gmail.com

We were contacted on 02/09/12 about 2 puggles in need of a rescue in Orlando. Unfortunately, we already have 115 pugs/pug mixes in foster care right now, and 12 waiting to come in now. We do not have a foster home available at this time for these 2 sweet boys. The owner hates to give up her 2 puggles, but she's at the point, where she doesn't have much choice anymore. She has a 2.5 yr toddler and another baby due on 02/23/12 by C-section. Her fiance works 2 jobs and is gone 14 hours a day. So, in short, she is left to take care of the 2 puggles, a toddler, and a new baby on the way. She is having a C-section, and will not be able to walk them for weeks after that. The puggles stay behind a baby gate in the kitchen and are just not getting the attention they need. Owner said that she was having a difficult time giving them the vet care they needed also, but she did manage to take them Friday to a low cost clinic and get their vaccinations done, HW test, and get their nails trimmed. They are on HW meds and Flea meds. Eat Beneful. Owner says if she switches them to other foods, they tend to get diarreah. As you can tell from the pics, these 2 puggles could definately stand to shed some pounds. They are not on any special medications. Both puggles are Male. Codi is 6 yrs old, Bailey is 5 yrs old. Have been with this owner since they were puppies. Owner would love for them to be able to stay together since they've been together so long. Both neutered. Both housetrained. Both good with small kids and other dogs. Per owner, Codi gets along best with smaller dogs. She says bigger dogs intimidate Codi. Bailey gets along with all sizes of dogs.

Please let us know if any of you can help these 2 puggles and please CROSS POST to anyone you know. Ideally, owner needs to surrender before 02/23/12. See attached pic.


Cesar Milan and Greg Biffle come together in Daytona for a common cause

I loved this story about Cesar Millan and Greg Biffle. For those of you who don't know who Biffle is, he drives for NASCAR but has also set up a foundation which awards grants to animal shelters. He and Milan met at Halifax Humane Society during this past week in Daytona.
Check out the story here. It is pretty cool.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ORLANDO, FL,14 URGENT SMALL DOGS ALL HOARDER RELINQUISHMENT

Sugar Baby, Blondie, and Vanilla are now Safe. But, we have just a few more days to save the others, as their review date is on the 22nd. Please, consider accepting just one. There are 14 remaining. All these dogs have spent their life living with a hoarder. From the OCAS FB postings, it seems they spent the majority of their life living in a crate. Debra has stated all are "friendly". Although HW positive, most are young. Please help us get them to safety. Again, please consider giving one of them a chance to find a forever home where they can enjoy human companionship, and the simple enjoyments such as fresh air, sunshine, and enjoying just rolling in the grass.
In a message dated 2/16/2012 11:31:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, MinaJohnsoninFL@aol.com writes:

We are in crunch time to get the below dogs to safety. This is nearing the URGENT Status. Please commit to one. Rescue Coordinator for shelter has advised all are "Friendly".
In a message dated 2/15/2012 8:49:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, veronica@fldoglover.com writes:
This shelter gives basic vaccinations, as well as spay/neuters, and also microchips all dogs for the $15 pull fee for rescues.
Weights and Medical notations from OCAS are below in Blue
HOARDING CASE. OWNER HAS RELINQUISHED OWNERSHIP
We are BEGGING for help!
PLEASE HELP SHARE!!!!!!!!
Orange County Animal Services (OCAS)
2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.
The phone number is (407)254-9140
www.ocnetpets.com

If you are not a rescue partner of this shelter, and require assistance with helping, please contact Veronica, who is not an employee of OCAS:Veronica@fldoglover.com
Non-rescue partners needing immediate assistance (life or death), please contact Lori, who is a rescue partner at this shelter: lmasters@cfl.rr.com
All of them have tested HW positive.
Animal ID: A225772 Room No.: WD53

Hi, my name is Bingo.
I am an approximately 2 year old white and black male Jack Russ Terr-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225772&RT=T
Weight: 20 lbs.

Animal ID: A225773 Room No.: WD53

Hi, my name is Snowman.
I am an approximately 4 year old white male Jack Russ Terr-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 25 lbs.

Animal ID: A225775 Room No.: WD53

Hi, my name is Rin tin tin.
I am an approximately 2 year old tan and white male Jack Russ Terr.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 20.5 lbs.

Animal ID: A225777 Room No.: WD35

Hi, my name is Frosty.
I am an approximately 7 year old white male Jack Russ Terr-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 20 lbs.

Animal ID: A225778 Room No.: WD11

Hi, my name is Derrick.
I am an approximately 4 year old white and black male Jack Russ Terr-Beagle.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225778&RT=T
Weight: 29 lbs.

Animal ID: A225780 Room No.: WD35

Hi, my name is Clown.
I am an approximately 3 year old tan and white male Clumber Span-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 30 lbs.

Animal ID: A225793 Room No.: WD55

Hi, my name is Diamond.
I am an approximately 6 year old tan and brown male Chihuahua Sh-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 8.5 lbs.

Animal ID: A225795 Room No.: WDI26

Hi, my name is Viking.
I am an approximately 4 year old brown and white male Jack Russ Terr-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225795&RT=T
Weight: 13 lbs.
Per vet: Dog presented to clinic for inguinal injury. Bruising present in inguinal region and prepuce.
Was able to extrude penis - WNL. Abdominal palpation WNL.
Mucous membranes pink and moist. CRT < 2 seconds.
Generalized incomplete hair loss throughout body. Numerous fleas present.
Skin is lichenified and erythematous. Flea allergy dermatitis.

Animal ID: A225802 Room No.: WD54

Hi, my name is Liver pinto.
I am an approximately 6 year old brown and white male Jack Russ Terr-Beagle.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
Weight: 20 lbs.

Animal ID: A225806 Room No.: WD11

Hi, the Shelter named me Moby.
I am an approximately 8 year old black and white male Beagle-Jack Russ Terr.
I am fearful and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012
Weight: 35 lbs.

Animal ID: A225811 Room No.: WD12

Hi, my name is Cookie.
I am an approximately 9 year old black female Germ Shepherd-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012
Weight: 45 lbs.

Animal ID: A225827 Room No.: WD12

Hi, the Shelter named me Snookie.
I am an approximately 3 year old black and white female Beagle-Jack Russ Terr.
I am fearful and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Thursday, February 09, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225827&RT=T
Weight: 25 lbs.

Animal ID: A225892 Room No.: WD54

Hi, the Shelter named me Zayden.
I am an approximately 3 year old white and tan male Fox Terr Smooth-Jack Russ Terr.
I am fearful and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Friday, February 10, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225892&RT=T
Weight: 20 lbs.


Animal ID: A225929 Room No.: WD54

Hi, the Shelter named me Riley.
I am an approximately 4 year old brown male Welsh Corgi Car-Mix.
I am friendly and I tested heartworm Positive.
I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Saturday, February 11, 2012.
http://apps.ocfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/animal/NetPets/AnimalDetail.asp?ID=A225929&RT=T

Weight: 22 lbs.