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To help find loving, stable homes for dogs; if no permanent home can immediately be found, we strive to provide  facilitate a safe haven or foster home for rescued pooches. 

Prudence the Doberman Pinscher puppy is recovering after being found severely emaciated and suffering from mangeDecember 20, 2013
Help needed for neglected and starved Doberman Pinscher puppy

Staff at a veterinary hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, weren't sure if a Doberman Pinscher puppy named Prudence was even alive when she was left there by a stranger two weeks ago.

"She was left at the vet clinic wrapped in an old jacket," Kim Marosevich, animal care and control manager at the Surrey Animal Resource Centre told DogHeirs. "They weren’t even sure she was alive."

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May 6, 2013
Abused Puppy Befriends Autistic Boy
Jill Rappaport reports on an uplifting story of two friends, dedicated and devoted to each other, but each with their own special needs.

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May 21, 2013
Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Missing Dog During Live Interview
Barbara Garcia, a resident of Moore, Oklahoma, who survived yesterday's potentially historic tornado, was being interviewed by CBS News about riding out the storm in the bathroom of her former home.

Garcia was holding on to her dog when the winds came, but after the walls fell down the two separated, and she had been unable to locate him since.

Then, in the middle of the interview, little "Toto" suddenly emerged from the rubble, and the two were reunited in the most tearjerking of fashions.

"Well I got God to answer one prayer to let me be okay, but he answered both of them," Garcia said.

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May 6, 2013
Paralyzed in terror, dog dragged into S.C. shelter needs a rescue
A dog named "Challenger," is in desperate need of rescue in Greenville County, S.C.

The terrified dog, turned in to the shelter facility by his owners, was so petrified that he would not walk - undeterred, his owners dragged him into the building.

Things have not improved for the terror-stricken dog.

Volunteers have noted that Challenger is literally paralyzed with fear - in fact, all he does is shake.

Due to his incredible fear, an experienced rescue organization is needed as soon as possible.

It is impossible to know exactly what is causing Challenger's immense fear...was he abused, or is he simply so intuitive that he knows that he is not safe?

Regardless of the root cause, he is in desperate need of help.

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Sept 25, 2011
'Harry Potter' Dog Left Homeless

(NewsCore) - A dog that once starred in a Harry Potter film was in need of new owners Sunday after being left homeless and forgotten at an English dog rescue center.

Berry, the German Shepherd who found fame as Padfoot, the animal form of Gary Oldman's character Sirius Black in "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" was given to the German Shepherd Dog Rescue charity after his stuntman owner Paul Thompson could no longer care for him.

Thompson, from Elstree, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north-west of London, said he could not look after Berry, and his canine companion Porridge, who has also starred in movies and TV shows, properly because of his job.

Although roles have dried up for 10-year-old Berry and 13-year-old Porridge, the rescue center was keen to find a new home for the pair, but so far no one has come forward.

Thompson told the Sunday Express, "I found myself spending a lot of time away from home. The dogs needed more attention than I could give. It was a difficult decision to make but one I had to accept was best for the dogs."

Read more: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpps/entertainment/%27harry-potter%27-dog-left-homeless-dpgonc-km-20110925_15189188#ixzz1Z6sGoanU


June 27, 2011
Canine Cyborg: A Rescued Dog Gets Bionic Paws (VIDEO)
by Miranda P.

Four revolutionary prosthetic paws have given one very lucky dog a new leash on life.

According to Incredible Features, Naki’o, a red heeler, was abandoned during the housing market crisis when his owners lost their Nebraska home. Fighting starvation and severe winter weather, the poor pup wandered paws-deep into a puddle. The water froze and trapped Naki’o until he and his litter-mates were found by rescuers. Sadly, all four of Naki’o's paws had to be amputated due to frostbite.

But the story took an unexpected turn when vet tech Christie Tomlinson saw Naki’o wriggling along on his belly and decided to adopt him. Tomlinson organized a fundraiser to buy Naki’o a pair of artificial hind paws from pet prosthetic manufacturer Orthopets.

Naki’o adapted so quickly to his prostheses that he impressed Martin Kaufmann, Orthopets’ founder. Kaufmann pioneered a breakthrough design and fitting procedure for Naki’o. He gave the irrepressible young dog a full set of bionic paws, free of charge. Within days, Naki’o was walking, running and jumping like any happy pet.

“Naki’o can now not only chase after a ball with other dogs,” Tomlinson told Incredible Features, “but he can beat them to the catch!”

You go, Naki’o! Watch the canine cyborg in action!

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/canine-cyborg-a-rescued-dog-gets-bionic-paws-video.html#ixzz1RNwIJlMW

March 9, 2011
Tulare officer rescues dog left in Dumpster

VISALIA, CA - Tulare Code Enforcement officers first rescued a male mix Labrador from the bottom of a Dumpster Monday and now want to find a home — an adopted one if need be — for the young dog.

Lead Code Enforcement Officer Frank Furtaw said the dog, described as a 30-pound black male, may be four months old, was dumped into the trash container at Prosperity Foodland, 651 West Prosperity Ave., at about 10 a.m. Monday.

Code enforcement received calls about the incident and officer Richard Garcia responded quickly, followed the dog's loud cry and locating him at the bottom of the container.

"He could hear the distress," Furtaw said of Garcia.

Because of his weight, the dog sank to the bottom, Furtaw said. When discovered, the lab wagged his tail in appreciation.

Furtaw said Garcia removed the young dog, described as friendly and approachable.

Garcia then tried to locate witnesses who had seen the dog being dumped into the trash can; there was no success, Furtaw said. Garcia also checked the store, asking for surveillance video, but there was no luck.

Later on Monday, Garcia took the dog to the Valley Oak SPCA in Visalia for shelter and no none reported a missing dog.

On Tuesday morning, Garcia returned to the dog shelter and the rescued pup immediately recognized him, Furtaw said.

"He showed no sings of aggression," Furtaw said. "[Garcia] was able to pick him up. He was a very mellow, well behaved dog."

With no immediate owner to pick him up, the dog will remain at the SPCA, where he's up for adoption. The dog will remain at the shelter for the next four days.

Furtaw said the lab appeared in good overall health and could grow up to 60 pounds. If the owner is not found, he is a perfect candidate for adoption.

"Labs are good family dogs," Furtaw said. "Absolutely."

Garcia, who has 14 years of animal control experience, agreed, describing the dog as "very adoptable."

An adoption might just be the perfect ending for this dog rescue story, Furtaw said.

"It's not every day you get to respond and rescue a dog and come out with something that has a nice ending," he said.

See the online article here: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20110309/NEWS01/103090309

February 3, 2011
Family gives up fight for pet

Sheldon Wiens received his golden retriever Lacey as a Christmas present in 2003. The dog ran away in September, was found and transferred to a rescue organization in Colorado. The organization has declined to return her.

HILLSBORO, KS - It’s been a long, hard battle for the Wiens family. Back in December, the Kansan reported about this rural Hillsboro family, whose golden retriever, Lacey, went missing in September. Miraculously, Lacey was found and taken to Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton, but then was transferred to the Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue organization in Colorado.

The organization has declined to return the dog, and the Wiens family has decided to stop fighting them.

“It’s so twisted,” said Jane Wiens. Her autistic son Sheldon was very close to Lacey and likely will never see her again. “...This has become a soap opera of sorts.”

The conflict
In late December, Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue released a statement about their choice not to return Lacey. They are not legally obligated to return the dog, since pet owners in Kansas lose legal possession after an animal remains unclaimed at a pound or animal shelter for three business days.

In the letter, the organization alleged the Wiens had not provided the best care for their dog.

The letter states, “...The (Wiens) family waited a week before they began a search to find her. Making the decision to wait several days to look for their dog does not exhibit to us responsible and compassionate care or concern for the purported relationship between the (Wiens’) dog and their teenage son.”

That is untrue, Jane Wiens said. They began looking for Lacey right away and began driving around shouting her name.

The letter also states ...click here to read the rest of the story...

Lonely Dogs - Leddy

True Story:  

Leddy was bred for her previous owner to make money selling her pups.  She was locked in a horse trailer before the pups were born and let out twice a day to go to the bathroom.  When puppies were born she stressed out and killed two before she got stopped then she was put in a crate, after which she was allowed out to feed the pups and go outside.  With this her attitude became worse until she took up biting and after the pups were weaned she was spayed and once again allowed out of the crate twice a day again because of her now dangerous disposition.  This went on for over nine months before she was discovered, and then it took me over a month to convince the previous scared to death of her owners to let me have her. 

The day I went to pick her up last September, I had to pin her to the floor for almost 10 minutes when I opened that crate, she was going to bite me and anyone else around, and that was our only confrontation and she has never seen a crate since.  The first few months of socializing her was a little scary at times, but now she is a wonderful dog that can be around anybody.

She is learning to work for stock dog trials and doing excellent, and is my constant companion...

Cyndi Vigil

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