Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Deaf and Hearing Pair in PA to Stay Together

Beanz and Rice

This EXTREMELY bonded pair still needs out ASAP!!! Their time is up, shelter is beyond capacity!


Time is running out for this bonded pair, can you help? Rice is deaf and Beanz is her buddy, they need to stay together- NO CATS!!!!!

Rice (A07903515) and Beanz (A07903614) are a bonded pair of Pit mixes 3-5 years old. Rice is a beautiful all white female who is deaf. Beanz is a black and white already neutered male who is Rice’s hearing companion. These sweet dogs were surrendered because their owner could no longer afford them. Rice and Beanz absolutely adore each other and are fine with food with each other. Rice and Beanz seem to like other dogs, especially Rice! They are friendly, affectionate and easy to handle. They are not fans of cats! Rice and Beanz have just started treatment for kennel cough and would like to get out here ASAP! THANK YOU!!!!

Jill Sweeney
Animal Care & Control Team
111 W.Hunting Park Avenue
ex 118

Red Heeler Pup in TX

Here are the pictures they are not great because she insisted on climbing into my lap haha. She is a bit bashful but definately not the fear biter type. When you take her out of the kennel she just wants to be up next to you loving on you. She is trying to climb into my lap as I type this actually. I also know that she lived with other dogs so I am expecting her to be good with them I will have to test her on some of ours to know for sure, cats as well. I do know though for a fact that she loves kids. The man who owned her previously had young children and this morning when she came in she saw some kids from a distance and got very excited wagging her tail and such. She is just such a sweet dog I couldn't stand to see her put down over her hearing. Well let me know and thank you so much for your time and all you do for these dogs.
Brittany Allen
Humane Society of Montgomery County
501c(3) Non-Profit Organization

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lhasa Apso in Ohio

Deaf and Blind Lhaso Alpo will be ready for rescue on Thursday, July 16, 09. Please share with others if you are
unable to help her.

Seneca County Dog Warden

Australian Shepherd in TX


I'm Rosie Young and I work for Bastrop County Animal Control. We currently have a female aussie in the shelter that we need to find a rescue/home for. She is 2 yrs old, housebroken, spayed, but she is deaf and is blind in one eye. She was living in a home with small children but would get startled when they would approach her as she was sleeping. I've attached pictures of "Jewel" and are hoping that you can help us out or point us in the right direction.

Rosie Young

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sweet Dog in TX Has 10 Days to Be Saved!

UPDATE: She is living the life of Riley! There are 52 acres with three ponds and a pair of horses. The one horse, Tango," is her best friend. The owners absolutley love her to pieces! They recently took in another pittie (neutered male) that CAN hear. He stays mostly around the kids but Dolly loves to hang with the horses or roam the woods.

Dolly is doing very well. she gets along with everyone! (kids, cats, pups and other dogs) she is very energetic and appears intelligent. She knows some basic hand commands too. She was fully vetted, (shots and rabies cert.) hw-, spayed, tatooed and microchipped. She will be a lovely addition to any loving home!

Now for the BAD city is NOT happy with me at all. I am treading on very thin ice. I was told we are a pound for city of kountze ONLY!! They are aware that I committed to taking in Doc as well. I have been told both dolly and doc may stay 10 days only with NO extensions or exceptions. This means they need to have back up temp foster homes in case permanent ones cannot be found before time runs out. I will not put them to sleep. I flat out refuse! If they are not gone within the 10day period I can loose my job. So, I need everyone's full effort to get these babies placed. Doc isn't here yet so I don't know if Cathy still wants to bring him here or not. If I had to do it all over again, I would and I will in the future too. I just need to let you all know that it is on a case by case situation and from now and pre-approval from my supervisor will have to be initiated. Thank you and god bless!

A.J. Creel, City of Kountze, TX Animal Control Officer

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

AMB/Pointer Mix Puppy Needs Rescue in TX

UPDATE: Thanks to YOU, he was adopted! I never in my wildest dreams believed this could have happened. He was only on your site about a week!!! This couple had an American Bulldog for 11 years that died last August. The wife is a sign language interpreter. The husband teaches at the college level and is only gone 2 days a week. Bowser is already house trained and knows 2 commands. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU


The gorgeous American Bulldog/Pointer puppy I took from Arlington appears to be deaf. He will never get adopted sitting at my house.

Would you be so kind as to post for any rescue organizations that take deaf dogs? Or a foster that would be willing to take him? He is just gorgeous and sweet as can be. Pure white with the one brown patch over his left eye.

Gail Whelan
Companion Animal Network

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pit Bull in Indiana Needs Help!


Leah is a female Pittie, medium sized, very sweet & good natured, good with other dogs, no food bowl issues, vaccinated & HW neg.

While at the pound the staff discovered she is deaf - they clapped their hands, whistled, yelled, & banged food bowls behind her and she had no reaction. She desperately needs rescue...she will not be adopted out!! The staff loves her.please let them see her go to rescue!!

If you can help Leah... she is located in Lafayette IN and transport to Chicagoland is available, and limited transport is available elsewhere. Thank you!

Contact Karla at

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Older English Setter in OH Last Day Tomorrow!

There is an older English Setter dog at the Erie County Dog Shelter in Sandusky, Ohio which is deaf. They are keeping him until Friday, July 10th. The owner dropped him off to be PTS, but they are giving him a chance. Does anyone have room for him? I can pull him.

Sue Dobrowolski
sued139@yahoo. com

Erie County Dog Shelter
Sandusky, OH
Phone: 1- 419-627-7607

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stevie in a Home for Good and Ever!

Stevie has been renamed Arctic by the new family who adopted her. Jocelyn is currently living in Rochester, NY, while she is about to finish her graduate studies at RIT.

Arctic is a sweetie, everyone loves her. She is living with Skyline, the other cat and both love each other. Skyline constantly baths her and follows her around. Artic likes to explore high places. Also, you will see her sitting next to my boyfriend, watching. She loves to sleep on a laptop. She sometimes attacks my laptop or my monitor when the cursor moves. She also enjoys being the center of attention when we watch TV because she kept jumping on the TV stand and just sit there in front of the TV. Arctic loves to find places small enough where she can hide. A silly girl.

Jocelyn, Skyline and Arctic


Move over, Arctic! Oh, she's deaf!

Sigh! Arctic leaves me with little space again..

What a piggy you are, Skyline!

Oh, look at that cursor -- I'm tempted!

Har Har! No computer access...

It is me or the computer!

What a view!

I wasn't shipped in this box but a private plane!

Arctic and another deaf cat, Munchie, were in Florida and flown to Pennsylvania by a private pilot when no one showed interest in adopting one of them in the neighboring states of Florida.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Black Labrador Mix Needs a Home in NH

More photos: Here

He should not be with cats and seems to be ok with some dogs. He still needs to be the only dog in the home. He is a great deaf dog and I hope we can find him a home. He is so in love with our 14 years old volunteer who walks him two times a week.

Danielle Miller
North Country Humane Society
Columbia, NH

This is the same dog who was surrendered by the family in Massachusetts after he came all the way from Texas because he and the family's dog didn't get along.
Here is a post from last year: Blu

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 6th: Euthansia Date for 10 weeks old Terrier Mix in FL

This cute white dog named OLIVER only has Monday July 6 for commitment before he's put down. Thanks in advance for your help rescuing.

First call volunteer Linda at: 850-693-3040
Shelter is: 850-638-2082
Shelter link:

Potsdam, NY: Pit Bull Pup Needs Rescue

I have a deaf Pit Bull at my shelter - Her name is Silent Snow. She is about 5 months old very very sweet although she lacks training, and is very smart! We have already started teaching her hand signals. I am running out of options. Please email me here or at my home I have attached a pic of her.

Thanks in advance.
Potsdam Humane Society
17 Madrid Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676

Friday, July 3, 2009

Life of Cats and Dogs at Shelters

Melody Cassady holds onto the leg of "Coby" a mixed-breed dog that she just injected with Euthasol. Volunteer Liz Schaub, right, keeps a firm hold on him. Cassady, of Muskegon, is a volunteer for Bound Buddies Rescue, located inside of Vector Control, 1300 E. Keating, where she frequently has to euthanize animals that are unadoptable. Read more here: Difficult Job is a Labor of Love

A Letter from a Shelter Manager

I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.

First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know.

That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 30% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into my shelter are purebred dogs with AKC papers (not that they're any measure of quality in a dog).

The most common excuses I hear are; "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving to that doesn't allow pets? Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog."

Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full (which hasn't been the case in the past 3 years, thanks to the economy) and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 to 100 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well-behaved' they are.

If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".

First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.

When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?

I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head I deal with everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes. My point to all of this DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt". THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT.


You say you turned your dog over to a "no-kill" shelter. There is no across-the-board definition of "no-kill." Ask for the shelter's euthanasia policy before surrendering your dog. Or better yet, do EVERYTHING possible to KEEP the pet you made lifelong commitment to, and use the shelter as a last resort.

Adopt shelter/rescue pets, don't declaw your cats, get your pets fixed and research first.

Photo source along with its own article: Check here

The letter from shelter manager shown above was crossposted via email. It is what shelter managers across the nation along with their co workers and volunteers have to deal with on a daily basis.

Video from Animalitarian: