Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Losing a Life

You know how this works.  Click here, come back and read while you read.

When we adopt a pet it is for life.....or it should be.  Too many animals are abandoned because they are "too old" or "no longer cute."  Imagine how we would feel if that happened to us? We all get old.  
So many breeds are "adopted" for bait dogs.  They are promised love and shown terror, pain and suffering.

So many animals are euthanized every year because of US.  WE are the problem.  We are not doing the right thing by stepping up and changing what we see.  We drive by the homeless dog on the street.  

We walk by the kitten crying for her mother behind the office building. 

We think that it is "not our problem."  

If it isn't OUR problem...than who's is it?

If we aren't part of the solution than we are part of the problem!

So much love get's "put down" every day!!  So much love get's abandoned.  So much love is tossed.  So much love is abused EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY!!

"You came and picked me up from the shelter. You said you would love me forever.  You misread my love for you...you thought it was like yours. But when you abused me my love was not like yours....

I still loved you."

"Each time you abused me.....I still loved you.  Each time you neglected me....I still loved you.  Each time you "forgot" to feed  me..... I still loved you.  

Each time you kicked me.....and when you left me to die.....I STILL LOVED YOU."

"You promised me that you would love me forever...not until you had a baby.  You promised me that you would love me forever...not until you realized I needed attention."


"Now I am sitting in a cold shelter afraid to love anyone else....but I still love you.

That long hallway, it scares me.  I see others go down that hallway, I hear the crying and I never see them again.  

And I sit here, being scared, while everyone passes me and moves on....I still love you."


I feel the sun going down.  I no longer see it or "feel" it but I know my sun is going down.  I remember the sun.  I remember you.....I still love you."
Remember this....shelter dogs and cats can AND WILL love again.  They will love you more than you ever thought was possible so before you go and BUY a pet....think about the dedication sitting at the shelter.  

EVERYTHING this dog or cat has been through they still love the ones who abused them. They still love the ones who dumped them.  THEY STILL LOVE!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dedicated to all the animals we have lost to neglect and abuse

Please click here, come back and read while you listen

When you have had 

I cannot understand why we have animal abuse.  Animals are such loving and caring creatures.  I will NEVER understand how a "PERSON" (and I use this word loosely) could inflict such pain and death on one of God's beautiful creatures.  It must be stopped.  It won't be stopped until 


This blog is dedicated to ALL of the animals who have suffered and lost their lives at the hands of a cruel and horrible PERSON!

We have the horrific story of Captain who died because of the abuse and neglect of his OWNER! Now the charges will not be that the owner killed him because the owner beat, stabbed and left him to die a day later.  

Picture provided by Stray Rescue

This is "Little Boy" who lost his life at the hands of his owner.  This story can be read at this link Stay Rescue.  Warning, this story and pictures are hard to read and see.

BUT, I've said this many times:  Just because we do not see it does not mean it does not happen!!!

In Honor and Memory of Ridge Who Was a Beloved Family Dog, Stolen from His Yard and Used as Bait and Tortured to his Death. His Death Will Not Be In Vain. This is an Event to Honor and Remember Ridge, And to Educate on ALL Aspects of Owning an Animal.

Story and picture provided by chinasmack
The kittens’ bodies were covered with bullet holes, with blood all over. One of the kittens had its neck tied with a rope and elongated, its chest cut open, heart exposed, while the other three kittens’ heads were stepped on. According to this journalist’s observation, the bullet holes on the kitten’s bodies were caused by a metal toy gun. It is reckoned that during the night of the 10th, someone used a toy gun to beat the kitten black and blue, so that it was unable to escape, before continuing to abuse/mutilate it to death, and intentionally put them beside the mother cat.

There are so many stories out there that have this same ending.  Whether it neglect or abuse....


No matter what animal it is....neglect and abuse is WRONG!  
The laws are not tough enough.  The sentences are not long enough.  The punishment is not enough.  If you have had ENOUGH of NOT ENOUGH make a difference!  Contact your congressmen, your local government, your local rescue shelters and ask what you can do!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Captains story: Abuse at its worst

This one is a hard one for me to do.  Captain's story is so very sad and didn't end with his survival.  Please click here and come back and read knowing that Captain is singing this to us.

This is not actually Captain but this photo was used to demonstrate
what he would have looked like as a puppy

Captain started out as most puppies.  Loving and just too darn friendly:

At 2 years old Captain tried out for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police but he was rejected because he was "too friendly" and was also alleged to have been deaf. 

He was sold by the RCMP to a man in Langley who subsequently sold him to Captain's current owner, Brian Edward Whitlock. On July 18, 2012,

Captain was discovered in a dumpster in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by a couple out for a walk. He was emaciated, and had been stabbed, cut, and brutally beaten, to the point of likely being rendered quadriplegic and with brain hemorrhaging. Captain was rescued from the dumpster and taken immediately to a veterinary hospital. 

Unfortunately, despite their best efforts to save him, including performing CPR for 30 minutes, Captain passed away the next day. Captain's owner was nowhere to be found in the days following Captain's discovery in the dumpster. A warrant to search his residence was subsequently secured, and during that search a Swiss army knife, baseball bat, and heavy chain were recovered. 

The SPCA recommended charges of animal cruelty (causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal in accordance with the Canadian Criminal Code) to Crown Counsel in Captain's death, but have indicated they will not name the suspect in Captain's death until charges are laid. However, media sources have reported that the charges have been recommended against Brian Whitlock. Crown Counsel have not yet approved charges. 

They returned the file to the SPCA seeking further information regarding witness statements and expert witness testimony, as well as results of DNA testing. The SPCA is currently awaiting the results of the DNA analysis, and have indicated that Crown Counsel will not proceed with charges until they have all the evidence before them. The SPCA have expressed, however, that they are "very confident" that charges will be laid in Captain's case and that he will get justice in the courts. There are measures that YOU can take to ensure this happens.


1) Please sign and share the petition to our government to strengthen and enforce animal cruelty legislation:


2) Please phone, send an e-mail (http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/contacts/emailag.htm), or write a letter to BC's Minister of Justice and Attorney General to RESPECTFULLY ask when charges will be pressed against Captain's abuser:

Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Honourable Shirley Bond
PO BOX 9044 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9E2
Phone: 250 387-1866
Fax: 250 387-6411
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." 
~Albert Schweitzer

Just because you do not witness it does not mean it does not happen.
Captain's death is a tragedy!  Animal cruelty NEEDS TO BE STOPPED and it takes each of us to care enough to do something.  Spread the word, donate, contact your government...do whatever you can!  It is a matter of life and death!

Thank you for remembering Captain today by taking action to ensure that he did not die such a horrific and indefensible death in vain. WE NEED JUSTICE FOR CAPTAIN.

This story can be found on Facebook or the website dedicated to Captain
You can also find more information and other ways to support by following at
Justice and Honor for Captain

Meet BJ: Another reminder of how wonderful dogs are and how cruel some humans are

Click here and come back and read (don't act surprised, you know the drill)

The loving arms that was at the end of the broken road is:  The Savior Foundation.  You can find them on Facebook or their website, Dr. Danielle Bayliss and Dr. Miller of the Advanced Animal Eye Care.

Meet BJ, what a sweet and loving puppy.  This is not a story of an owner abusing or neglecting their dog... BJ is loved very much by his family.  
This is a story of an angry person, for whatever reason, decided to punish a sweet and loving dog.
This is a story of one tragic night, as with Corona, a shot rang out and an innocent dog paid the price.
BUT....thank God the broken road led BJ to the loving arms of The Savior Foundation, Dr. Danielle Bayliss and Dr Miller of the Advanced Animal Eye Care.

I will NEVER understand why people, who are of a civilized Country, can hurt anyone or any animal.  Take a good look at the picture of BJ as a puppy.  Now, grab a tissue because here is his story:

I know this is hard to look at.  I cry when I read stories and see pictures like this, BUT:

Just because you do not see it does not mean it does not happen.  

Abuse and neglect of animals happen every second of every day.

The Savior Foundation gets a call about BJ and immediately jumps in to save him.  They contact Dr. Danielle Bayliss and they all began the uphill battle of saving BJ.

This is BJ's X-Ray.

Yes, those are bullet fragments.

As you probably already can tell:  Surgery is needed immediately.

Dr. Miller, Advanced Animal Eye Care, is the skilled surgeon in charge of saving BJ.

Dr. Miller removed many pellets, BJ's eye and a lot of dead tissue.

AND.....BJ, although is in pain, is saved!!!

Although BJ lost his right eye....He looks absolutely WONDERFUL and sooooo very handsome!! 

You are listening to Broken Road by Rascal Flatts and you are hearing "into the loving arms"......

This picture sums up those words perfectly

BJ saying thanks the best way he know how to.  

Dogs love us more than we could ever imagine loving anyone.  No matter what we do THEY LOVE US. Their love is unconditional! No dog, or any animal, should ever suffer at the hands of us!

You may not be able to save every abused or neglected animal out there.  BUT you can make a difference.  Support Rescue agencies by spreading the word and/or donating.  
"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives." - Albert Schweitzer (Alsatian Theologian, Musician, and Medical Missionary)
You can help BJ by donating to The Savior Foundation. 
Please consider donating to help other animals whether it be through your local rescue or wonderful organizations like The Savior Foundation.