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When momma dog went missing two weeks earlier a kindhearted neighbor woman did what she could to help the five orphaned stray puppies but the situation wouldn’t last. Thankfully Lucky Puppy Rescue contacted Hope for Paws

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Dog, Man’s First Friend

First FriendFew quotes get straight to the heart of it as Rudyard Kipling’s from, “The Cat Who Walked by Himself”, a story of how first humans and first animals came together and dog became First Friend.

Dog… man’s first friend and still man’s best friend. Let us honor them with the same loyalty as they honor us.

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The Rainbow Bridge Welcomes Nico Swan

My heart is breaking… Nico is flying free…

From a story I shared in 2014 about a Dog Argentino, known as Nico, whose story began even earlier, in 2009 with a picture that had become viral…

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This photo is not unknown to animal lovers and rescuers. It captured the depressed and broken spirit of a suffering shelter dog. It’s Nico, the 6-year-old Dogo Argentino who’s picture appeared on Facebook July 2009 that immediately went viral and caught the attention of animal rescuers. He was malnourished, covered in sores, flea bitten, missing several teeth, covered with tumors, and deaf.

Sadly, today at 5:52pm Eastern time Nico passed on to the Rainbow Bridge.

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Justice for Chloe… Finally!

Chloe (Photo Provided)In 2012, responding to a loose dog report, cops used a catch pole to capture Chloe, a lab-pit mix.  Then the officer, Robert Price, after using a stun gun, shot Chloe 5 times, killing the beloved family pet.  

Now Justice!

The largest settlement in history according to the Animal Law Center, was paid to the family, $262,000, “payment was part of a settlement to avoid a federal civil court trial scheduled later this month”.


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Flint – From Emaciated Stray to “Potato Dog”

Imagine driving down the street and seeing a dog in obviously desperate need of help; dirty, emaciated with ribs, hips and spine poking out, scuffed and scarred up, scared and in such sad shape that he’s practically oblivious to his surroundings just wandering down the street.  This is the beginning of Flint’s story, at least the only story that his rescuers know…

My fiancé left for work one morning, and not 5 minutes later I get a call from her. She came across this poor, obliviously unaware dog in the middle of the street, who almost got hit by one or two cars. She couldn’t seem to say no to this dog, and pulled aside to get his attention, just as another driver nearly hits him. She just really couldn’t let him end up dead, and honestly, I have no doubt he would have died had we not decided to help.

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poison meatballsYou have to ask what kind of a sick “person” would leave poison meatballs in a park for innocent dogs to find but that’s exactly what someone did at a park in Boulder County, CO.  As of this writing, at least three dogs have been treated after eating the poisoned treats and more may have been affected as well.

Animal control found numerous raw meatballs laced with rat poison scattered around Gunbarrel Park in the dog park on Buckingham Road. At least a half dozen have been found by animal control and they are being tested for human DNA to see if it can lead back to the sick person who did this.

The raw meatballs initially found Monday night in a neighborhood park located at 5150 Buckingham Road. contained green chunks of rat poison, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The meatballs are slightly larger than an average key, as can be seen by the picture. Read the rest of this entry

Toxic Treats Back on the Shelf Again – BEWARE!

chicken-jerkyYes, believe it or not those killer chicken jerky and other China made and sourced treats are back on store shelves again just waiting for their next victims!

Several brands of chicken jerky treats were pulled from shelves more than a year ago after hundreds and hundreds of instances of mysterious illnesses of dogs and numerous deaths were linked to them.  The three most named brands include; Nestle Purina’s Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch jerky treats or tenders, and Del Monte’s Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats.

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Happy World Animal Day

Today, October 4th, we celebrate World Animal Day. This event, appropriately, coincides with the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

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October is ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Month’

Did you know…

That October is ‘Adopt a Shelter Dog Month’?

Spread the word and remember, when you adopt, you not only save the life you adopt but the life of the that there is now room for… oh, and let’s not forget that so often the one you rescue also rescues you… 🙂

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Puppy DoeAfter Puppy Doe was found on August 31; beaten, burned, starved and tortured, a petition was begun to request that Craigslist remove their Pet section except for rescue and shelter groups which can screen applicants.  

Even though the petition has garnered more than 4ok signatures, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster is declining to make any changes to it’s pet section.

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