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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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That is so cute Katie.
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Hehe thank you.


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Old 12-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Awww cute Katie!
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I thought this was a very cool story about rescue Boxers it was on cnn.com today

Pet rescue stories you won't be scared to read - CNN.com
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Another story of a selfless person helping a dog!

Q.T. was being dog sat by my son. Since he was gone all day he left his patio door cracked open so QT could go inside or out. Well some how he got out of the gate. We looked and looked for him to no avail. 18 days later he was spotted by a lady that saw him fighting a coyote. She said since he was fighting so hard she had to help. She ran to him and scared the coyote away and the coyote dropped QT. She ran with him as she was running a hawk was trying to get him and actually broke the skin on the top of his head. She got him to the vet where they called me because of his chip.

They told me I would probably have to put him down because he had a concussion and was injured so bad. When I finally found the vet it had been over an hour. I was worried that I wouldn't get there in time. They brought him out to me and he stood on all four legs and wagged his tail. Everyone at the vet was shocked. They asked what I wanted to do. We said we are taking him home. After giving him steroids, antibiotics and eye drops and medication for his bite marks from the coyote. We took him home and fed him baby food because he was too weak to eat. A week later we took him back to the vets and they said he was just fine! We are so blessed this lady took time out of her day and was brave enough to fight off a coyote. We can't thank her enough. We are glad to have our dog back safe and sound. Doesn't look like he has had any repercussions of this whole ordeal. God must have been watching over him for him to have been gone so long. If it wasn't for HomeAgain chip we wouldn't have ever gotten him back!

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Thank you. Good story!!!


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you all are angels!
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I'm very proud to say I'm part of the Stephens County Humane Society family and especially today!

Anyone that works in rescue knows how hard it is to get neglected abused and unsocialized animals adopted or even into rescue especially if they are pitbulls or pit mixes. This was a great ending to a tragic situation

God bless all the caring staff at SCHS I'm very proud to call you all friends!

December 14, 2012 Neighbor’s persistence saves dogs

Rebeka Rutledge The Duncan Banner
DUNCAN — Outraged at seeing several dogs beaten with boards, grabbed by their collars and even thrown in the air, prompted numerous phone calls, including to the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization.

Though the Duncan resident who witnessed a neighbor constantly abusing animals is unnamed, the alleged crimes are now filed with the Stephens County Humane Society and the owner of the four dogs, three were pitbull mixes, that were treated so poorly, has been arrested.

Seeing animals living in poor conditions is saddening, however, witnessing them being abused was too much for the good samaritan to keep quiet.

“They called PETA, they called everyone,” said Kelly Nelson, Stephens County Humane Society board president. “They complained of their neighbor beating his dogs.”

Once the man was caught in the act, the Duncan Police Department stepped in and searched his home and found disturbing conditions. There were four dogs and two cats, all who appeared to be undernourished and anti-social. Additionally, the residence where the animals were had other issues. Electricity was not working, and feces as deep as three inches in some rooms was found.

“It’s heartbreaking that they were in that situation in the first place,” said Nicole Baldwin, Stephens County Humane Society shelter manager. “Do not hesitate to call in (if you witness animal abuse) and continue to move up the chain of command if nothing is done.”

Once the animals were rescued from the home, they were turned over to animal control, which has a small window of life time and animals there are euthanized when not reclaimed by their owners.

However, in this case, the SCHS staff intervened and worked to find places most of the animals could go in order to recover and get rehabilitated.

“We reached out to our rescue partners and have placed all four of the dogs in two different facilities,” Nelson said. “That is huge to be able to place all four and the Humane Society is thrilled.”

One of the cats was in such a poor condition it had to be euthanized and a second one is waiting at the shelter to be adopted. Of the four dogs, three are pit bull mixes, of which two are males and one is a pregnant female, and the fourth dog is a male German shepherd mix.

“Today (Thursday) we took Wolf, the shepherd, to a vet in Moore who does private rescue and he’s the most severe, just real shy of people,” said Baldwin. “On Monday, we will be taking the other three to a vet who also does private rescue in Bartlesville.”

The Moore rehabilitation is breed specific for German shepherds and it is Wolf who will most likely take the most time to be in condition to be adopted into a forever home. But Baldwin said she is confident they will all recover from their trauma.

“If the neighbors hadn’t taken it upon themselves to call and get it taken care of, I don’t want to think about what would have happened to them,” Baldwin said.

Nelson said the SCHS would love to hear the progress of these animals and the rescue partners will most likely let them know when the dogs have been placed in a home.

The man who was allegedly seen abusing these animals has been arrested, however, no charges have been filed as of yet. His name has not been released.
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Another beautiful story

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Retired special education teacher Michael Cragin couldn't sleep Friday night, thinking about the tragedy that had struck his community and claimed the lives of 20 children at an elementary school.
He wanted to do something to help, and when he saw his English bulldog, Truman, Saturday morning, he suddenly knew what he could do: his beloved canine could offer the grieving members of Newtown a hug.
Cragin, 63, and Truman, 15 months, came down to the local Dunkin' Donuts shop, where he opened up the hatch of his SUV and posted a handwritten sign: “My bulldog gives hugs.”
“He wants to give them that hug and that seems to be what counts,” Cragin said. “I hope I can make their day to some extent, that's all.”
Families stopped by to pet Truman. People asked the name of the dog. Sandy Hook resident Sarah Kehoe, a fellow bulldog owner, came over and said: “Love it.” Another man said: “He's a good boy.”
“It's the type of that thing people will for that brief second leave the nightmare behind, just to hug him, and that's what I was hoping on, because I don't know what else to do,” Cragin said, recounting how two teenagers girls stopped crying for a moment as they hugged Truman.
Cragin, who has lived in Newtown for 30 years and had also been a volunteer firefighter, said he believes he will know some of the families who lost a loved one since it's such a small, tight-knit community.
“I just was numb. I couldn't grasp what happened and as I lay in bed like 4 o'clock this morning I thought, you know, maybe if I get up, maybe it didn't happen, you know, maybe it was a dream,” he said. “The fact that so many children were impacted by this is beyond words for me … I'm totally shaken by it. I can't watch the TV or anything so this is how I opted to take care of it.”

Cragin and Truman got down to the Dunkin' Donuts, where he knew there would be consistent traffic, at 7 a.m. By afternoon, Truman had given out more than 100 hugs.
“I come out with the best intentions and then some people are happy,” he said. “There are others that approach him with tears and I basically remain speechless. I know I'm on the cusp of losing it ... so I have to just try to stand strong. But it's a horribly difficult time. To me, this is more gut-wrenching than 9/11 was.”
“I don't know how you come back from this," he later added, "but I know there'll be consistent and long-term efforts to do so. I just don't know how you do it from something like this.”


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