Blog Entries ( animal rescues )

Best Friends: Michael Vick Pit Bulls, Oscar and Squeaker

January 14th, 2011
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Dogfighting didn’t prevent two of Michael Vick's Pit Bulls from becoming the best of friends. Squeaker and Oscar have fallen in love with the caring and positive environment at Best Friends Sanctuary. Both dogs were fearful when they arrived, after being rescued from the Bad Newz Kennels, but their bond helped them to persevere in their new lives. Oscar was not a dog-friendly sort of pooch ...

Unusual Trio: A Goat, a Great Dane, and a Three-Legged Retriever

December 13th, 2010
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What do a goat, a three-legged dog, and a Great Dane have in common? Friendship! Now, the goat, Minnelli, doesn’t know she’s a goat, because she behaves just like her canine cohorts. Minnelli likes to go on walks like a dog and even walks with a leash. And she behaves like your ordinary house pet! Judy (the Great Dane) and Minnelli roamed away from their ...

Dog Grieves Over Losing Owner

November 30th, 2010
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Lying on the side of the road, hurt and wondering if anyone was going to save her, Joshua Reed saw the furry heap and jumped out of his parents' moving van. Reed insisted on taking the injured pup home. He didn't leave her side and kept telling the pup he named Zelda that he loved her. A bond was formed, and Zelda followed Reed ...

B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Rescue

November 19th, 2010

Over twelve years, Keith Wandell, owner of B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Dog Rescue, has found homes for around 6,000 dogs. He saves the dogs that other rescues will not accept because they are big and considered "too dangerous." Wandell cares for Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and other large dogs. These poor pups were neglected and abused and consequently developed behavior issues. Wandell makes the Rotties and Pits adoptable by ...

A Hairy Little Surprise

November 12th, 2010
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Look closely. YES, it's a dog and a small one! This poor pup, Ripley, was found in a quarry outside of a southern Louisiana shelter. It's great that Ripley was found because the mere 7.5-pound Poodle was carrying around 2.5 pounds of matted hair. This was the worst case that  Houma, Louisiana rescuers had ever discovered, and they were not sure what they would ...