Sadly, one of the two dogs rescued from a hot car is in critical condition.
Brooklyn cops rescued two dogs left in a stifling hot car Saturday.
Dog Lives Matter!
Sunday was National Rescue Dog Day.
Why are we allowing our dogs to die?
Why do we let our dogs die? Why do we let the kill shelters put them down? Why did we let the perfectly healthy dogs we rescued from Hurricane Harvey die after 3 days? There owners were in no position to get them.
A picture of a 2-year-old beagle “Gregory” riding with his rescuer, Joe Kirk, has gone viral.
Gregory was just two days from being euthanized following his diagnosis of heartworm. He was brought to Franklin County Dog Shelter after being found as a stray, but placed on the list to be put down because of his condition. But this is precisely the sort of creature for which Joe and his wife founded the Hound Rescue and Sanctuary.
Here’s a great story of a nice dog lady.
As inspiring as her love for dogs is, Jeanette Unruh should be married and having children. Dogs in need are one crisis, but there’s a demographic crisis too. A kind-hearted woman could produce many kind-hearted children who could carry on her work.
After the story, I share a little news about my two foxes.
Excerpt from the Clarion-Ledger
She has seen a stray dog who had the hair burned off her face.
She has seen the X-rays of strays with broken bones and shotgun pellets all over their bodies.
She has seen a stray dragging her hind legs to the point they were rubbed raw. An X-ray revealed a BB lodged at the top of her spine that left her partially paralyzed.
But there is a happy ending to all of the above because Jeanette Unruh of Macon cared enough to rescue them, nurture them back to health, then find them a good home.
While almost elderly women firepersons (as Justin Trudeau would call them) like Kelly Jernigan do not meet with my personal approval, seeing a little pupper survive a fire is in the nature of good news, so I’ll be quiet about poltical correctness in fire and police work.
Kelly Jernigan recently lost her rescue dog, a doberman named Zion, to cancer.
Less than a day later, Jernigan had to put her grief for her furry family member aside to battle an apartment fire. She’s a captain in the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
The unnamed stray dog in this story lives in Brazil, where a woman named Cristine Sardella took an interest in the pathetic creature and publicized its loyalty.
A tail wagging good story of dog altruism should lead everyone to say a little prayer of thanks that we are blessed with these amazing creatures.
This is Louis.
He lives with Marolyn Diver’s parents in New Zealand and although his family have always known that he’s an exceptionally good boy, they’ve only just found out how brave and noble he truly is.
At 12-years-old, he’s getting a bit old and slow so when he disappeared one day, his owners were a bit freaked out.
What they didn’t know was that he was out being a hero.
Eventually, he returned and his family found a note that had been tied onto his collar.
‘He looked so exhausted and had basically just collapsed,’ Marolyn told The Dodo.
‘We were concerned someone might have hurt him. But after reading the note I felt complete and utter relief, then my heart melted.’
The note said: ‘Louis is the hero of the day.
He led me to Maddy in distress stuck under a branch pile. Cheers, Rob.’ Rob is a farmer who lives a mile away and Maddy is his dog.
Maddy had gone missing earlier that day and when Rob returned from running various errands, he found Louie on his property – demanding that Rob follow him.
Eventually, Rob gave in and was led out to a woodpile where Maddy had gotten stuck.
‘Rob said he was 100% sure that Louie knew what he was doing, and getting Rob to Maddy was his one pure focus,’ says Marolyn.
Once he found her, Louie helped Rob dig her out, pulling at branches, digging out the ground. Rob said the second she was free both dogs ran to a nearby pond and jumped into it exhausted and drinking water. He then gave Louie a huge handful of dog biscuits as a thank you. He knew Louie might get in trouble for being late home, so he thought he would write a small note to explain his absence.’
Louis was so drained after his big adventure that he collapsed as soon as he got home and his family were worried that he might not even make it through the night.
The next day, however, Rob turned up with Maddy in a basket and Louis suddenly perked up.
‘It’s changed the way I look at him,’ says Marolyn.
‘And I think my parents feel the same way. I’m so proud of him.’
There’s a hero inside every dog waiting for the right moment to show himself. Thanks, Louis, for your doggie altruism.