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I found this very interesting blog at the Petconnection blog and I think it is something that needs to be spread to others. Often times it takes time to put two and two together, but this is truly an interesting conclusion. FDA warns on use of transdermal estrogen around pets.....please read!!
And to end this wonderful week of updates and pictures...here for your enjoyment is an amazing video on youtube. SURFS UP!!! ENJOY everyone!!
Just the Facts!
I happened upon this article in the Denver Post, written by John Davidson. I want to thank you John for having the guts to open this very important line of discussion and allowing Monika Courtney this opportunity to educate the public about the FACTS ... not another media attempt to malign the pitbull ... rather, bring out the facts - plain and simple.
He interviewed Monika Courtney and she reiterates what we have been trying to say for years now .... however, we have never been able to get a word in "edge-wise" with the media here in Ontario. We have been stifled. - the media obviously has another agenda here in Ontario.
like to thank both of these wonderful individuals for allowing the
"other side" to speak out for a change. Please take the time
this fact-filled article.
We got some more pictures and an update from Smooch and his mom. From the looks and sounds of things, Smooch has walzed into his new life without skipping a single beat. GREAT ending to a heartbreaking situation.
Here are some words from a very happy and proud mom:
Georgia in Georgia
Wow.... another awesome update from Georgia's dad. It sounds to me like Georgia is jet-setting around the world and making new friends everywhere she goes. What a lucky, lucky girl she is. Here is dad's update for days 14-16 of Georgia's first road-trip, seeing the sights of beautiful and HOT Georgia!!
Black Dog Syndrome
Black Dog Syndrome is a phenomenon that is well known to shelter workers and rescue organizations across the nation. Black dogs are much more difficult to find homes for. They are the last dogs to find homes and often among the first to be euthanized ... check out the rest of this link at Black Dog Rescue Project
Our young boy Smokey is one of the black dogs that has waited such a long time for his forever home. He is an energetic, friendly, outgoing Labrador mix and loves everyone he meets. He is good with other dogs, however he chases cats.
you know of anyone that is looking for a loving, faithful, family
companion.... please ask them to take a look at our boy Smokey.
I AM HOME!!! I flew into Moncton... The cargo guys loved me, got me a ball/glove and some ice...... Driving home I met my cousin Roamen, a rescue German Shepherd out walking with his mom & dad...
They just loved me.... When I got home I have BIG steel bowls of food and water....... Mom said she is going to get me some chicken to boil and put in my food as she is upset at how thin I am..........
I have 2 brothers and a sister and they liked me too.....Mom was real nervous about this but they immediately accepted me....... I have been out to the pool, had some treats and am exploring... .......Cody, Raija & Olivia are coming over ...
I am already happy..... They think I am adorable and have huge ears and feet and the most gorgeous dark face.......
We end the week with another fantastic update and pictures from Callee and Meesha's new mom. Things are going really well with the two girls and as you can see, it looks like both girls look very, very happy and so does mom, Ashley.
Congratulations girls!! You waited a long time to find your forever home. We can see the wait was well worth it (-:
Once again, our thoughts are with our baby boy Smooch. today. He has a very big day ahead of him... foster mom Carolina has everything prepared for Smooch's big adventure. The "much anticipated day" has finally come and by supper time tonight, our little man will finally be home.
I know that his new family AND extended family are anxiously awaiting his arrival. Bon Voyage Smoochy!!! Have a safe flight! Many thanks again to his savior, Lee Ann. You have given this young boy his life back... you have given him hope. Carolina, thank you so much for being there for Smooch (and so many of your lucky fosters).
I know Smooch is probably the hardest one of your fosters to give up.... bless you for loving him so much. Carla, I know the anticipation has been gruelling, but in a very short time, your baby will finally be home. Keep us posted please!!
From time to time, we hear of a situation that is not only heartbreaking, but downright infuriating!!
This is the plight of a young mastiff mix puppy. At the tender age of 13 weeks, he has been kicked, slapped, yanked and hurled across the front yard... all this occurring in the front yard for ALL to see. I cannot imagine what could be going on "behind closed doors".
A good friend of mine, had the misfortune of living beside the people that owned this puppy. On a regular basis, she witnessed the abuse this innocent puppy would endure. She thought about calling the authorities, but having already shown her objection to the treatment of this puppy, and living in an area inhabited by some unsavory types, she feared repercussions. She did not realize that other people in the neighbourhood had also taken note of this abusive situation.
Lee Ann called me and asked if there was anything we could do to help this boy get out of a dangerous and volatile situation. She was beginning to have nightmares and couldn't bear the thoughts of this innocent puppy being man-handled.
Bearing in mind that we didn't want anyone's life in danger, we came to the decision that she would approach the owners to see if they would be interested in re-homing their puppy. She relayed to them that a friend of hers had seen the puppy and was head over heals in love with him. She would gladly pay them for the puppy...would they consider it?
The offer was put forth and it was also agreed that if any more incidents of abuse were witnessed, the authorities would be called immediately. here comes a point in time when one can no longer stand by and watch an innocent animal be abused. It was time to act. In the meantime, knowing that one way or the other, this little one was getting out of there... we had to start thinking about a safe place for him to go.
While I was ready to take this little one into our home for foster care, I remembered a conversation I had, not too long ago with a previous adoptor... someone who asked us to keep an eye open for a young large-breed male dog. They recently lost their beloved Bud and they wanted so badly to bring another big-boy into their lives. Hmmmmm.... I wondered... would they be interested in this baby boy? Being a mastiff mix, he would certainly be a big boy. (-: I emailed Carla immediately... of course, I had NO pictures to show her, but explained the situation this innocent babe was in. Without skipping a beat, and sight unseen... she said - BRING HIM TO ME!!!!!!! Perfect!! But Carla lives in another province and it would take time to make arrangements for this baby to fly, so we needed something in the interim... but we would worry about that when the time came, and we PRAYED for a positive outcome.
Much to Lee Ann's dismay, after speaking with the puppy's owner, there were no further sightings of him in the yard. Were they hiding him, now that they knew someone was genuinely interested in giving him a good home? She could hear him crying INSIDE the house, but he was never spotted outside again...not by Lee Ann, who lived right next door to him. The nightmares continued...why was he crying? was he being hurt?, was he hungry?
Then she noticed an article in her local paper. It was brief, but it hit home immediately!! It read...."To the man on ******** Ave. whom I saw literally throw his puppy across the yard. I couldn't believe my eyes. I had no idea there were still people who would commit such a cruel act in plain view of so many people driving by". She called me immediately and was adamant the article was about the puppy. The writer had the right street...it was him, she was sure of it.
We talked about other ways of getting this boy out of this situation, which was Plan C, but as if by pure luck (the angels were looking out for this wee boy), the puppy's owner knocked at Lee Ann's door and wondered if her "friend" was still interested in their puppy. They were moving and thought about her proposition, and if still interested, they would be willing to let him go. We wonder now if that newspaper article could have prompted their decision.
I can tell you, when Lee Ann called to tell me the wondrous news, we were both jumping up and down for joy....you could probably hear us from miles away!!! Wooohooooooooooooo!!! He is FINALLY going to be safe. Plans were made swiftly and little Smooch (who was named by his soon-to-be adoptive mom) was scurried for a sleepover at Lee Ann's (and probably the first decent meals in months) and our foster mom Carolina was waiting in the wings, anxiously looking forward to foster this precious little bundle and keep him safe and healthy until he can be united with his VERY excited new family.
Smooch, you have been with us for a week now, lovingly cared for and watched over by your angels Lee Ann and your doting foster mom, Carolina. You may not realize it right now, but your life has already changed drastically, but the best is yet to come!! We promise, you will never be beaten, abused or starved again. Little Smooch arrived very underweight and was only being fed 1/2 of what he should have been.... NO MORE little man. Your tummy will always be full and you will never "want" for love again in your life. That is OUR promise to you.
will be flying home on Friday, so be sure to tune into future blogs for
Carolina was able to visit with Sonja over this past weekend. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to see Sonja's reunion with Carolina.
As you can see from the pictures, Sonja is as beautiful as ever...even more so. She has filled in and all we see from pictures are a BIG smile on her face.
Sonja is still crazy about her ball/kong, so not much has changed. (-:
To see Sonja looking so good, so happy and SO loved makes all of us at ANML-RESQ very happy!!!
Last week was an incredible week for updates on our adopted. These updates are what keep us going, so please, KEEP SENDING THEM!!!
I was thrilled to awake to this update from Taz's dad. So many GREAT pictures of Taz and his brother Bennie. These two boyz, although complete opposites, are the BEST of friends....and funny enough, even though Taz is going on 2 yrs old and Bennie going on 12, it seems that L'il Ben keeps Taz on his toes LOL...
Here are some pictures and an update about Taz. As you can see, he is no longer thin, he is healthy and happy!! This is what it's all about people!!
Our 2nd Annual Varney Big Chair Fundraiser went off without a hitch and I am told that our volunteers had another wonderful day in Varney.
The weather was incredibly hot, but that didn't stop our volunteers and supporters from having a fun-filled day.
We would like to thank Amanda, Jamie and their entire family for welcoming us to Aquacan Gardens and for this wonderful opportunity to raise some much needed funds for our rescues.
Special thanks to Darlene, Shawna, Ingrid, Elaine and Sue for helping with the garage sale and BBQ.
Amanda and family had everything set up and ready for us to go ... we just needed to fill up the tables. (-:
Special thanks to CB for supervising this event. Everyone she met was greeted with a wag of the tail and if you got close enough...a big slurpy kiss. Thanks to all that came out to support us for this annual event. A good time was had by all!!
We also received an update on our little Miss Mauly. As you can see, she is dealing with the heat as a little princess should ... a cool leather couch to sprawl out and air conditioning to keep cool.
Mauly is a wee bit under the weather, but dad reports she is on medication for her throat infection and is healing quickly. Under the weather or
not ... it doesn't slow Miss Mauly down. Get well soon Mauly!!
2nd Annual Fundraiser
Just a quick reminder to everyone that we will be in Varney this weekend for our 2nd Annual Fundraiser. The day will consist of a garage sale ... lots of dog related items and more... AND a BBQ!! We hope to see you all there!!
Time: 9:00 a.m.
It has been a couple of weeks since Cole has "checked in" with us... as usual, he had us in stitches (and his mom, pulling her hair out LOL). Sorry Mim, I can't help laughing. He reminds me so much of a certain dog I have, and I can TRULY relate to these stories and how we try to "fix" things.
Second of all ... look what your mama has had to resort to ... a ghetto fence - JUST TO KEEP YOU OUT of her peppers!!! My God... mom's neighbours are going to think she has lost it soon!!! LOL What in the world is that lady doing piling her stuff up along the fence??? Ahhhh, the things we have to do to protect our valuables from hooligans like you!!!
Here is another update from our bad-boy Cole. It's a good thing you are so cute young man. A lot of people would have given up on you, but NOT your mom!!! We are so thankful we found her for you (-:
to Cole: Sweety, you have such a BIG, BEAUTIFUL yard to romp in
... why are you pickin' on your mama's pepper plants? Have a GREAT
weekend everyone and come out to the BBQ and garage sale at the Aquacan
Garden Centre in Varney on Saturday !!!
Two Great Updates
And another FANTASTIC update from our girl Georgia and her dad. Day 4 of her incredible journey (-: Wow....what a great life our beautiful baby girl has now....so happy, frolicking and playing with new-found friends and romping on the beach with her daddy. It sure doesn't get better than this.
We also received another nice picture of our little man LeRoy and his furry siblings. How cute is this??? Such happy updates!!!
Here is Georgia romping on the beach with her daddy and a bit about what they are up to:
Foster mom, Carolina got a GREAT update on Moulson... now known as Henry. As you can see.... we weren't kidding you when we said he was a super-star!!! (-: Along with a wonderful update and AWESOME picture of our handsome man...you will also notice a link to a fantastic article about Henry and his loving mom and dad. Way to go Henry!! You have already claimed your 15 minutes of fame... and you're still a baby!! (-:
We got a nice little update from Splash a.k.a. Haille's mom. It sounds like Splash had a nice trip to see the vets today. All is well, a bit of a problem with her ear, but she is on medication and will soon be on the mend.
Here is what Splash had to say about her new friends at the vet's office:
Well, it looks like our girl Georgia is following in her dad's footsteps and becoming a "frequent flyer" LOL
This lucky girl gets to jetset to the State of Georgia (her namesake) and see what this state is all about. And best of all, she gets to spend a lot of time with her dad (-:
Here are some pictures of Georgia and brief write-up from dad, about her exciting first plane ride and out of country trip. It appears Dave's little princess is tuckered right out after a day of shopping and dogparks. Watch out Dave ... after seeing her at the Alliston fundraiser, practicing some dock-diving, she just may be jumpin' into that pool after those soaring temperatures. Have fun little girl!!!
2nd Annual Big Chair Fundraiser
ATTENTION ALL GARAGE SALERS!!! Please be sure to mark July 17th on your calendar and come join us for our 2nd Annual Varney Big Chair Fundraiser.
We had such a wonderful time last year and are thrilled to be asked to return for the 2nd Annual Fundraiser. Plans are in the works and we will be sure to keep you posted, but our "Garage Sale" will begin around 9 a.m. and we will have a BBQ fired up and ready to serve hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages. There will be face painting and helium balloons in what promises to be a fun-filled day. Items at the garage sale will include many dog-related items such as collars, leashes, collector items and many many more things.
Centre (Hwy 6 between Durham and Mount Forest)
The Aquacan Garden Centre [ Home of the biggest Muskoka Chair in Ontario ]
Many thanks again to Amanda and Jamie and family for once again giving us this wonderful opportunity!!
We received an update from Mac's adoptive home this week. What's the old saying? A picture is worth 1000 words?!?
It is absolutely true in Mac's case! Have a look at him... This boy is very lucky to have found his forever family.
He has now been neutered and had some time to settle in to his new home.
From what we are told Mac is a wonderful boy and his family is so happy to have him.
are some of the pictures that his big sister took of him frolicking in
the back yard. Congratulations
Our cutie-pie LeRoy has finally found his forever home and landed there just before the weekend. In fact, he arrived home on Canada Day ... what a GREAT way to celebrate the day!!!
LeRoy is going to be a very busy little man, going to work with his mom everyday and spending the day with kids AND his new four legged siblings as well. It doesn't get any better than that!!
We can't wait to hear updates about LeRoy and his new job. Here is a picture of LeRoy with his new mom Laura. Will you look at the smiles on both of those faces!!!
Many thanks to Carolina for fostering this little guy. I know it was really hard for her to let this one go.
I had a bit of a scare this afternoon when I received an email from Karl's mom, telling me about a frightening health scare with Karl.
As you all know, we just celebrated his one year birthday/anniversary of adoption and were thrilled for this very deserving boy. The email this afternoon sure caught me by surprise, but I am very happy to know that our boy is on the mend. Here is Debbie's email about Karl's health-scare. Thank God for Debbie and Derek. Their love for Karl amazing and he is so lucky to have found this wonderful family to call his own. Get better soon Karl!! We are sending positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.
And speaking of anniversary/birthday boys....I also received some pictures of our boy Carter, enjoying his pool on these hot, hot, summer days.
He and sister Baby are making good use of their pool to cool things down (-:
We are thrilled to say that our Movie Day Fundraiser was a HUGE success!! We couldn't have done it without the support of everyone that came out to enjoy a sneak preview of two thrilling movies, Eclipse and Toy Story 3. Thank you all for showing your support to a very worthy cause. Many more dogs can be saved thanks to your generosity.
We would also like to thank Empire Theatres in Richmond Hill for offering us this wonderful opportunity. It was the first time we have had such a fundraiser and thanks to the idea and hard work of two very dedicated volunteers, Christine and Dulce for putting this whole thing together for us. We hope everyone enjoyed their morning at the movies!!!
another note, summer is officially here and the kids are out of school.
This is a time for many people to spend quality time with their children
as well as their pets. Here is an
informative link to help you decide about dog parks and
dog-daycare and if they are good for your companion and you.
It's that time of year again when the children are finished with school and holiday season begins.
Everyone looks forward to holiday time and most often, holidays mean travel. Some of you will board your dog while you go on vacation, however, for those of you that take your companion with you for your holidays, here are some helpful tips you should know/prepare for before leaving for your vacation.
Remember, summer is a fun time for all,
but it's not fun when your beloved pet accidentally gets away on you. It
can ruin a holiday in pretty short order. Keep your pets safe and secure
and enjoy your holiday!!
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