Monday, July 28, 2008

A Deaf Great Dane Pup Needs Your Donation

It is heartbreaking, not because she is deaf but because how her bones in her one leg was broken and the nerve in the other leg was damaged intentionally and was left malnourished to die by a human who lacks the understanding of nor the empathy for animal welfare and humanity. Katie had her first brush of abuse in the hands of a person not long after her birth. She was rescued at 8 weeks old or so. For more details about Katie, for pictures of Katie in the condition she is in and how you can help donate , go to the link below:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Deaf Boxer Missing from Shelter in CA

HALLEJUAH! Dodger is Found

Further update: How Deaf Dog Got Missing

Go to this article: Deaf Dog Missing

What is it with these people nowadays? Sometimes dogs are stolen to be used as a breeding machine or a bait for dogfighting. Not all shelters have survelliance in place and I'm uncertain as to whether or not this shelter does, but it is likely it doesn't otherwise they would have caught the dognapper on camera. He is not the first it happened and certainly won't be the last, unfortunately. However, let's share a prayer that he is found and is in safe hands again.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Deaf Cattle Dog Needs a Safe Place in GA

My boyfriend and I found this adorable and loving dog in our local Kroger grocery store a little over a week ago. The store manager called Animal Control to have him picked up where we were sure he would be put down in a matter of days. So, we agreed to take him for a few days in hopes of finding his owner. He was wearing a collar, so he once belonged to someone whom we now believe abandoned him. After placing an ad in the newspaper and putting up posters, we haven gotten no response.

He appears to be about six months old and some sort of Shepherd or Collie mix. While looking online for his breed, we discovered that dogs with crystal blue eyes like his are often times deaf. After testing him with certain sounds, we believe that he is, in fact, deaf. This dog is amazingly friendly and sweet, but we're unable to take him in because we don't have the necessary space or resources to care for his needs. We also have a cat and other dogs that seem to distract him.

We are praying that you can help us out by taking him. All of the no-kill shelters and rescues in the metro
Atlanta area are full, so we are at a complete loss at to where to take him since we can no longer keep him at our home and our only option now is to take him to Animal Control.


Thank you for your help.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Deaf Italian Greyhound in GA

UPDATE: ADOPTED!My Internal ID Number is 4604
I am a Male, PEN 159, Italian Greyhound, White
The shelter thinks I am about 1 Year of Age
I will be available for adoption starting on 07-07-08
Found Stray: Small Breed, Young Adult, Weight: 15lbs, Very Sweet, Calm, Little Scared, Friendly. He is Deaf.

Click here to view Deaf Italian Greyhound

If you can help, get in touch with the manager, Mary Lou Respess by phone: 770.339.3200 or by email:

Friday, July 4, 2008

Help Shiloh Fly from CA to TN. How?


Genuine opportunities to change a life are few and far between. The chance to make a difference for a mere five or ten dollars is rarer still.

Her Story:
Shiloh is a beautiful five-year-old Catahoula Leopard dog that was born deaf. She narrowly escaped death via euthanasia when a charitable woman rescued Shiloh from the needle of a breeder who had no use for a 'defective' dog.

Unfortunately, Shiloh's mom began to experience misfortune of her own when her husband abandoned her. Bank foreclosure on her house soon followed. Without a home to keep Shiloh, her human mom tried valiantly to find a new place for the resilient animal to stay. This proved to be a difficult task because few prospective owners were willing to accept the special challenges that come with a hearing-impaired dog.

She was forced to give Shiloh over to a local humane society, partly because this organization had a 'no-kill' status. Incredibly, this organization - like Shiloh's breeder before it - decided to put Shiloh down after deeming her 'unadoptable' due to her deafness. Just one hour before being euthanized, Shiloh's mom was able to spare her life a second time with the help of a local animal rescue. Since then, Shiloh has been unsettled as her human mom has tried desperately to find her a new home. Shiloh has been bumped around from foster homes to boarding to foster homes lately. There is a great sense of urgency to move her into a permananent home, as she becomes more nervous with each successive temporary move.

I am willing to accept this responsibility of finding her a home with open arms and an open heart. I have both fostered and adopted out many Catahoulas (and special needs pups). I know that I can work with Shiloh and place her in the perfect forever home. My concern is not in rehabilitating or in training Shiloh, I have experience in those areas, it is about money. And though Shiloh's former owner and I have the best of intentions, the combination of a recently-evicted abandoned wife and a recent college graduate isn't the best when generating the resources necessary to pay for the expenses of transporting Shiloh across the country (California - Tennessee). In addition to this expense we found out last week that Shiloh is HW+, her treatment will cost around $500 locally). The total shortfall is $1,000. I am Shiloh's last chance but my heart is far larger than my wallet.

This is where you can help!!
We've already raised *almost HALF* of the required funds, but the first portion is always the easiest to get. It will be that last five hundred dollars that presents the greatest difficulty.
If we can convince just 100 people to donate the same amount they'd spend on a gallon or two of gas, or on half of a meal at a run-of-the-mill restaurant, Shiloh could get the loving, stable home she deserves. She has overcome so much adversity already, cheating death on more than one occasion. She is one final step away from a caring environment.
Whatever you can spare - even if that's five or ten dollars - will go a long way toward saving this beautiful dog's life.

Read more about Shiloh at

To send money via PayPal you just go to their website and then enter my e-mail address: If you would prefer to mail in a donation, please e-mail me for the mailing address. Thank you in advance for your time and generosity, and remember ... every little bit helps!

Courtney Groves

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Deaf Aussie Needs to Get Out ASAP in VA

UPDATE: RESCUED! By Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary. Contact Amber at if you are interested to adopt this dog.
I am a volunteer with a kill shelter in Virginia. We have what we believe to be a male lethal white Aussie or mix. He is a really nice dog but appears to be deaf and partially blind. We are looking for a rescue or foster home to take him. We can assist with transport and have people transporting dogs weekly to the NJ area. If you know of anyone who could help us please have them contact me by email at or my phone# at 434-277-8754 or call our shelter directly at 434-946-9410.

Thank you so much,
Annette Sisson

Keller, Deaf Cat, Needs Home in Tucson, AZ


This is Keller (as in Helen). Keller is totally deaf. She is very sweet, and friendly. She was from a rescue mommy cat that was rescued and feral. That cat had 6 kittens 3 could hear and 3 were deaf. The ones that could hear were adopted ASAP and the 3 that were deaf were scheduled to be put to sleep but were then rescued by a no-kill shelter. I then adopted Keller from that shelter. I love her to pieces and am looking for a very good and very stable household for her, preferably one with another deaf animal if this is even possible.

Sitting by fireplace

She is up to date on all her shots, and everything. She is fixed and microchipped. She gets along with other cats swimmingly, not sure about kids, don't have any. Also she is up to date on all her shots and is probably about a year a half old. She can not ever be an outside cat, she is deaf, she has no fear of anything. Is there another deaf cat out there that would like a friend? This would be the best situation ever! What I know more than anything, is that this cat would be best with another deaf animal. I don't think she will ever really adjust to the hearing world unless she has a partner that understands, like another deaf kitty or even a deaf owner. I don't know, I am just thinking of what is best for her. Thanks for looking. If any one is interested, I would love to hear from you.

Snuggling moment...

Leigh Anne at

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blu's History Prior to Adoption by New Family

Below is an email sent to the new adoptive family of Blu about Blu's history by the foster mom:

Blu did get adopted when he was a young puppy. A lady, who worked with the local MHMR, adopted him, thinking that he would be a wonderful therapy dog for the folks that lived at the facility, but after a couple of weeks she brought him back saying that the patients at the hospital were a little too rough with him and she thought at the time he was too small. That is when he came to me. I asked her why she didn't take Blu home with her until he got a little older and bigger, and that dang woman said she would not have a dog at her home because she paid 2000 dollars for her couch. I don't understand people. So I guess he was about 8 or 10 weeks old when he came to live with us.

When he came home with me, for the first couple of weeks he would get disoriented and fall and have a lot of trouble getting back up, I would pick him up and stand him upright and hold him until he got his bearings.. And after a while, he stopped having so much trouble. I don't know if it was the difference in food, or care or what, but when I would take him for adoption days at the humane society, he kept growing bigger and had much better balance, and disposition that his siblings. One of them was a lovely tiger stripped puppy, it never did learn even how to stand, and somehow it caught parvo at its foster home and was put to sleep. It was all just such a sad story, and I promised myself that Blu would live a long happy life.

Up until he was about six months I would take him up to adoption day, lots of people fell in love with him, but no one ever wanted to adopt him after they found out he was deaf, and I always thought that if they felt that way, they probably didn't need to have a pet at all. About the time he was six months, I've had been told by some people that I should have him put to sleep because he would not be able to live a normal happy life. I told them over my dead body. So, Blu spent the last year or so with us,. He would play with Olivia, my rottie mix and Gwennie (we aren't sure what she is other than a bundle of love) and he would come in with me when the weather was too hot or too cold. I went back to school after my daughter joined the army and my grandmother passed away. School has taken so much of my time (but I knew that physics would be a demanding field) I haven't gotten to spend the kind of time with Blu that he needs and deserves, but I have tried to help him be a happy guy.

I got several email about him, but no one until you guys that seemed willing to devote themselves to him the way you have. I'm going to attach pictures of his canine brothers and sisters here so that the names will have furry faces.

Thanks so much,

P.S. The pic a place in the shade is Gwennie (for some reason, my hubby named her after me)
and Sandi was my ancient red heeler mix, she was 20 this spring.


Van Gogh