Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pasadena, CA: Pit Bull Pup Needs to Get Out

Look at this gorgeous little girl! Emma (A268441) is here at the Pasadena Humane Society and needs your help to find a special forever home. She is deaf and needs a little extra help to get into a loving home. Emma is such a happy girl despite her disability. She loves nothing more than to be petted and cuddled and to lie in the sunshine.

She is a very petite dog and is only 10 months old. She has the cutest freckly nose and a very calm nature. She is good with other dogs, a little unsure because she can’t hear, but playful and happy. Other than her hearing problems she is healthy and copes very well with being in the shelter.

She is a really sweet girl and we would love you to help us find her a forever home. If you can adopt her or rescue her please contact the Pasadena Humane Society and quote her ID number, A268441. We can be contacted by phone at 626-792-7151 ext. 116 for Lorna, ext. 121 for Kevin, ext. 117 for Ute or ext. 128 for Stephanie, or by email at, or you!

New Martinsville, WVA: Help Needed for Heeler Mix

Sweet deaf girl.. approx 1 yo. spayed, HW negative, UTD on vaccinations. We are guessing blue heeler/dalmation. Loves other dogs and loves everyone. Very intelligent but needs someone to start working with sign language/etc. She is very smart and housetrained quickly when she was in a foster for a short period of time. Contact ASAP.

Transport available for this sweet, deaf, very smart young dog

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Henderson, LA: Boxer Mix Has 1 Week


PLEASE CONTACT MARTHA AT 337 228-7675 OR 337 296-4615 - SHE HAS NO EMAIL

Name: Unknown
Breed: Boxer mix
Gender: F
Age: ~ 1 year
Location: Henderson, Louisiana
Direct Contact: Martha Escoyne, no email, phone 337 228-7675
Tested heartworm negative on 4/23/10 - being spayed on 4/27/10, boosters were given by Martha

Martha can keep for about 1 week, then MUST find a place for her to go. She is leaving the country for work.
Please contact Martha for temperament, etc. descriptions. She lives at her home.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jacksonville, FL: Mutt Needs a Home


Rescued DEAF male dog; Murphy is looking for a loving home!!

I rescued him from a busy intersection but cannot keep him. I am desperately searching for a home. He is about 2 years old, white with black and brown spots, shaggy coat, neutered, and VERY FRIENDLY. This special needs dog is looking for a loving home that has the time to care for him.

Please email me at

or 904-619-6647

***Please furnish veterinarian reference***

Lakeport, CA: Senior Pit Bull Needs Out ASAP


ID: 22691
Lake County Animal Care and Control
4949 Helbush Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 263-0278

This cute 9 year old Pit Mix named Sin was found as a stray and then dumped by his owners when Lake County Animal Care and Control located them. He was described by a staff member as "sweet" and a good dog for people of allges. He does well with smaller dogs, but not larger dogs. Most importantly, he is going deaf. This great dog needs rescue asap!

Status: Adoptable (adoptable)
ID: 22691
Animal's location: Lake County Animal Care & Control
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mix)
Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
Size: Medium
Color(s): White - NA (Brindle)
Altered: unknown or N/A
Ref. no.: 26732
Weight: 65lb
Tail: Long
Coat: Short
Left Ear: Floppy
Right Ear:

Left eye: Brown
Right eye:

Sin is 9 years old, he is great with kids also good with other dogs he lived with a chi and a yorkie. Sin is going deaf.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hopkinsville, KY: Heeler's Time is Running Out

BLUE BOY is a 1 year old male Heeler mix. He is an owner turn in to our facility however no reason was listed for relinquish. BLUE BOY is deaf and has some requirements be met by his forever family. He is hoping to find that family soon. Stop in to meet him.

Shelter is always at capacity as it is a regional shelter serving 4 Kentucky counties. All animals have limited time. Don't delay, contact us if you see an animal you wish to adopt. Time is of the essence ! Shelter is open Tuesdays thru Fridays from 10:30 to 4:30 and Saturdays from 10:30 to 1:00. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Shelter is very rescue friendly; transportation help is limited. 270-887-4175. Thanks for helping our animals! Adoption fees are $49.00 for dogs and puppies and $44.00 for cats and kittens. If the animal you are adopting is spayed or neutered, the fees are reduced!

Pet has special needs

My Contact Info
* Christian County Animal Shelter
* Hopkinsville, KY
* 270-887-4175

Friday, April 23, 2010

Miami, FL: Boxer Needs a Safe Place by Sunday

I ask that you please crosspost this msg. widely today - this neutered, friendly (w/ kids, cats & other dogs), smart (knows hand signals), housebroken boxer needs a new home, fast - this weekend, or the present caregiver's landlord will throw him out!
Contact info for Ruthie MacNiven (Coastal Boxer Rescue):

Thanks very much!
Andrea Shaw
Chief Barker In Charge
ResQDogs Group, Inc.
"We Make Tails Wag!"SM
757 S.E. 17th Street #785
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Office/Rescue Info line: (954) 817-0557
Cell: (954) 465-0699

-----Original Message-----
From: Giovanni Merino []
Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: No Subject
I had one taken. I have to find him something real fast. I don't want him to end up where his owners were headed, animal control. My landlord said I have till Sunday. He is good with hand signs, because of his being deaf. He is about 4-5. He was infested with tics and has had flea and tic dips. I can't do much more I wish I could because he is a great dog but too large for my landlord to allow. He love dogs, cats and especially kids. He is good off a leash and completely house broken. He is fixed. Anything you can do is great. I am running out of time.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pros and Cons of Natural Cat Litter

While this does not relate to deaf animals, I feel this is important to share as it concerns the health of animals and humans as well as the environment. There's a wonderful vlog for American Sign Language (ASL) users by Raychelle. The English version you will see on the link below is an addition to the ASL vlog. She discusses about the pros and cons of the four natural cat litter: Feline Pine, Swheat Scoop, Yesterday's News and World's Best Cat Litter. I hope that by watching the vlog, this motivates the non ASL users to learn the beautiful language in its own right.

I am a frequent visitor of and encourage you to check the site out. It's a wonderful place to learn how to be eco conscious and friendly.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Marietta, GA: Pit Bull Needs a Sweet Home

UPDATE: Hyphema is going to Sanctuary Animal Refuge in FL. He will stay in the home of the person who runs the sanctuary instead of in boarding. Contact them if you want to give Hyphema his forever/own home. To help donate, go to:

Vicksburg, MS: Deaf Pit Bull Needs a Placement

UPDATE: A crossposter got the location wrong so it's in Lapeer, MI.

I'm writing about a very special dog who needs a loving family. Recently a good friend's daughter's friend was killed by a drunk driver and left behind a one year old pit bull named Casper. No one from this girl's family was willing to take Casper in so my friend brought him home until a suitable place could be found. Added to the difficulty of placing this breed is the fact that Casper is an albino and is deaf. There are a whole new set of considerations because of his disability. I know many people would never consider a pit bull for a pet and I understand their concerns. Casper is a very sweet and loving boy who thinks he's a lap dog. He's had all his shots and is neutered.

Casper responds to certain hand signals and wants very much to please. He really needs a safe place and someone to continue working with him in a loving way. If anyone is interested or has any idea about a safe place for Casper to live I'd very much appreciate hearing from you.

Norma Smith
(810) 667-7397
normashome @

Monday, April 19, 2010

Financial Assistance for Animals

With the economy as it is that is affecting everyone, which includes the animals in need of help. Many wonderful resources are listed to help the animals and they have been shared among the rescue community and pet owners. Here is the list of resources to keep for when you or someone you know need it. Also, do consider getting pet insurance for your pets.

Veterinary Financial Help Resources:

Nationwide/worldwide aid for pet owners:

AAHAHelpingPets-for vets who help abandoned animals and pet owners
Brown Dog Foundation-for pet owners whose pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition
Care Credit-for pet owners to apply for credit to pay vet bills
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program-for cat owners
Goldstock Fund-for pet owners and rescues
Good Samaritan Fund-for pet owners
Grey Muzzle Organization-for shelters and rescues, to help senior dogs
Help-A-Pet-for pet owners
IMOM-for pet owners and rescues
Jake Brady Memorial Fund-provides financial aid for vetwork for pet owners
Neuter and Spay-low cost spay/neuter programs worldwide
The Pet Fund-for pet owners who can't afford vet care
Pet Lovers Online-Financial Aid in the UK
Protect My Pet-low cost vaccination clinic
Shakespeare Animal Fund-for pet owners who can't afford vet care, focusing on seniors
Spay USA-low cost spay/neuter programs throughout the US
United Animal Nations-for rescues and owners
Veterinary Care Partnership Program-for IIADP assistance dogs

Financial assistance/low cost spay-neuter clinics in specific locations:


Animal Defense League of Arizona-low cost spay/neuter in Tucson


For Pets Sake-helps senior pet owners in NW Arkansas


Acme Foundation-for seniors and disabled in Lake County, CA
Actors and Others for Animals-helps pet owners in the LA, CA area
Animal Assistance League of Orange County-for elderly, disabled and low income pet owners
Animal Guardian Society-for elderly and low income pet owners in Southern California
Marin Humane Society-provides financial aid and dog food for elderly, those with HIV/AIDS, and those in hospice
Orange County SPCA-has an Animal Rescue Fund to help low income pet owners pay for veterinary care
Pet Orphans of Southern California-helps low income families pay for veterinary care
Pets in Needlow and no cost veterinary care for needy San Mateo and Santa Clara County residents
Sue Freeman's Guide to Rescue Cats-list of sources of financial aid for pets in the LA area
Spay Neuter Animal Network-Helps pet owners with vet care and offers low cost spay/neuter vouchers in Ventura County area
Sacramento Area Animal Coalition-low cost spay/neuter in the Sacramento area
Sacramento SPCA-low cost spay/neuter
Spay California-low cost spay/neuter programs in California


Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital-helps low income pet owners with veterinary care
Maxfund-Low cost veterinary clinic in Denver


Faithful Friends-low cost vaccines and spay/neuter, free spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes, in Wilmington


St. Francis Veterinary Hospital-501(c)(3) vet office offering low cost veterinary care
Spay Shuttle-low cost mobile spay/neuter clinic in Palm Beach County
SPCA of Central Florida-low cost spay/neuter clinic


Cherokee County Humane Society-low cost spay/neuter clinic in Cherokee County Georgia
Save Our Strays Atlanta-low cost spay/neuter clinic in Atlanta GA
Well Pet Humane-low cost veterinary care in Atlanta


Idaho Humane Society-low cost vet care and spay/neuter in Boise


FACE Spay Neuter Clinic-Low cost spay/neuter clinic in Indianapolis, IN


MSPCA SNAP Program-low cost spay/neuter throughout Mass.
The Sampson Fund-for pet owners who can't afford vetwork for their critically ill animal


Frederick County SPCA-financial assistance for vet care for pet owners, low cost spay/neuter


Medipet-spay/neuter and emergency vet care funding for low income pet owners


Humane Society of Missouri-low cost spay/neuter program
Operation SPOT-low cost spay/neuter program

New Jersey:

Save Us Pets-for pet owners in New Jersey
STAF-financial assistance for vetwork for pet owners

New York:

Lollypop Farm-financial assistance for senior citizens, low cost spay/neuter in Monroe County
NY Save-for pet owners in the NYC 5 boroughs

North Carolina:

Ashley Fund-for pet owners in NC


Bearen Foundation-for pet owners in Lane County, OR
Dove Lewis Velvet Assistance Fund-helps low income pet owners with emergency vet care, in Portland

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Companion Animal Foundation-provides funding for vet care for pets with low income owners
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association-list of organizations that offer financial assistance with vet bills
Volunteer Services for Animals-information on low cost spay/neuter programs


Capper and Chris Save the Animals Fund-helps pet owners with veterinary bills, in College Station


Humane Society of Utah-low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic


Animal Welfare League of Arlington-low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations, offers loans for vet bills
Partners among Cats and Canines-financial aid for spay/neuter and vetwork


Budkis Fund-helps seniors pay for emergency vet care
Concern for Animals-helps owners pay for spay/neuter and vet care in Thurston, Mason and Lewis County area, pet food bank
PAWS of Bainbridge Island-free and low cost spay/neuter program
Washington State University Good Samaritan Fund-helps pay for treatment at WSU for pets whose owners can't afford treatment

Washington, D.C:

Pets-DC-helps people with HIV/AIDS keep their pets
Washington Animal Rescue League-helps low income pet owners with veterinary care

Assistance for pet owners of specific breeds:

Doberman Pinschers:

Doberman911-helps owners with vet bills for senior or special needs Dobermans

Great Pyrenees:

Pyramedic-helps owners and rescues with vet bills for Great Pyrenees

Labrador Retrievers:

Labrador Harbor-for owners of Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Lifeline-for owners of Labrador Retrievers
Labmed-for rescued Labrador Retrievers

Pit Bull:

Pit Bull Rescue Central-for Pit Bull owners

Scotties and Westies:

Dougal's Fund-for owners of short-legged terrier breeds (Scotties, Westies, Cairns, etc.)

Assistance for rescues:

Art for Animals-financial aid for rescues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and western Massachusetts
Cats in Crisis-for cat owners and rescues
CorgiAid-helps Corgis in rescue
Goldstock Fund-for pet owners and rescues
IMOM-for pet owners and rescues
Labmed-for Labs in rescue
Labrador Harbor-for Labs in 501(c)(3) rescues
Pit Bull Rescue Central-for pit bull friendly rescues
Pyramedic-helps owners and rescues with vet bills for Great Pyrenees
SOS-SRF-for Siberian Huskies in rescue

Assistance for specific conditions:

Cody's Club-for owners of dogs needing radiation
The Magic Bullet Fund-for owners of dogs with cancer
Diabetic Pet Fund-for diabetic animals

For compiling all of this so neatly, thanks goes to:

Living Proof of Boo's Rehabilitation

Boo is a 2 year old Bull Terrier, and is completely deaf. Boo was surrendered to us by her breeder in October of 2008 at the age of 6 months. By then she had been placed in 5 or 6 homes before we took her. She had been repeatedly returned to her breeder because she was out of control and no one knew how to handle her, which was only compounded by her deafness. When we were able to take possession of her, her health was quickly declining due to neglect. She had a severe case of kennel cough which was going into pneumonia, severe digestive issues, and her legs and tail were covered with ring worm. She also had cuts on her face from the breeders' other dogs constantly attacking her. It took over three months of intensive veterinary treatment just to get her well enough to safely be spayed. Mentally she was also a wreck. Boo had one of the worst cases of separation anxiety that we have ever seen, causing her to panic if someone was not in her direct line of vision at all times. She had no structure at all in her life up to that point, and had no idea how to take direction from a person. She had lived her first 6 months in some very tense environments. It took weeks before we were even able to see her just relax. Boo has now made a complete turn around, both physically and mentally. She is now one of the most balanced dogs either of us have ever been around, and is the best dog for us to use in rehabilitating other problem dogs. The fact that she is deaf has made her into one of the best teachers for people that don't understand what internal energy is or how it is used.

Boo has become the poster child for why dogs with seemingly impossible to overcome problems should not be euthanized, as there is always hope.

Felicia Chesser
Misfit Dog Psychology and Rehabilitation
636-332-5044 or 314-956-2793
Misfit Dog Psychology and Rehabilitation

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Manhattan, NY: Deaf Pit Bull in Kill Shelter

843438 -- BAMBAM, Neutered, 9months, Deaf (owner surrendered "No Time").

A VOLUNTEER WROTE: Bambam is such a great dog even with his disability this boy already knows to sit - play ball and walks beautifully. He is white all over with these unusual large coin circles of the faintest of gray on his back under his white hair and you have to get close up to see this; beautiful face and expressive eyes. He loves to be with company and actually would entertain himself once his human companion is around. Didn't seem to mind other dogs, just kept wagging his tail and he would definitely be suitable for an apartment. He weighs 48.90lbs -- In & Out: 4/15 and is rated Mild. Beautiful dog.

Another volunteer wrote:
I can not get his soulful eyes , his sweet face out of my mind.
How he just sat there patiently waiting for his turn to go out, just following me with his eyes not making a sound. Please, the shelter is no place for a delicate soul like Bam Bam. We need your help, come look at him take him out for a stroll, you will never put him back in his shelter kennel.

A Volunteer Wrote: Bam Bam has already made himself so popular at the shelter that volunteers are scrambling to walk him, write his bio, and otherwise champion him. It's not hard to root for this beautiful boy: He is an all white stunning dog, and at 9 months is so ahead of the curve he already knows how to sit, walk beautifully, and play ball. He's so seductive that one volunteer actually talks about melting into his eyes...and she's not wrong. What's most extraordinary about Bam Bam is that like many pit bulls who are all white, he is deaf. And like all the deaf, white pits that we have met, he rises above the bar in every other way to make up for his lack of hearing. He is alert, he is attentive, and he is lovely with people, affectionate and sweet and willing to please and obey any command that is given visually.

Contact: Rita at or Harriet at

Friday, April 16, 2010

Los Angeles, CA: Deaf Staffordshire in Danger

UPDATE: Please contact West Los Angeles Shelter directly at 213-485-0494. She is there now! My name is Pink and I am a spayed female, white Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 3 months old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 13, 2010.

LOS ANGELES - PINK (renamed Marley) going BACK to the SHELTER WED! JUST PULLED 4/3 from West!! THIS IS REASON #13,345 NOT TO PULL DOGS FOR PEOPLE OUT-OF-STATE, WHEN WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THEM, HAVE NO RESCUE BACKING YOU AND NO REPUTABLE RESCUE ON THE OTHER END!!! MARLEY is DEAF. 1 year old and was pulled for someone out of state who never came for her. She immediately needs a home as she doesn't get along with her other dogs of the person who pulled her. She loves to play ball and have belly rubs and knows some sign language. $50 sponsorship if you can help. She's going back to West tomorrow if no foster home/adopter is found. Contact TAMARA NOLAN at TAMARANOLAN@HOTMAIL.COM if you can help.

Dawn Breda-Thompson Karma Rescue Saving Pawz FAR

Birmingham, AL: Deaf Great Dane Needs Foster

I am desperately seeking a knowledgable foster for this young deaf great dane. I have a potential dane owner who runs a doggy daycare here in Birmingham, who is thinking of fostering but nothing certain and I hate for too much time to pass. The shelter will work with me and they are open 7 days a week too which is great since I have a career on top of my own rescue and work Mon-Fri 7am-6pm.

Savannah is a beauty. I spoke to the shelter rescue coordinator and she gave me some insight on her.

- owner surrender (owner said that he had landlord problems)
- she is good tempered and seems to be irritated with the shelter life
- she was not to fond of other dogs coming up behind her while she was eating but is fine with the dogs when no food is around. There was no full out attack-aggression but just a snarl and warning.
- she is 12-14 mos old
- if you are able to foster or know of someone, she will come FULLY vetted to you

If you or someone you know might can foster her for Peace Love & Dog Paws Rescue, Inc. we would be able to save her life!!! I can't turn my back on her and must help her. She needs someone who understands her but also understands that she is a young playful pup and with the right training (hand signals, etc) she will be a wonderful companion. The staff at the shelter is not sure if she knows any signs because they do not know any. Thank you very much!!

To learn more about what foster for a rescue involves, check:

Contact Alison via cell: cell 205-602-7062 or email:


Alison Potts Shirley, President

Peace Love & Dog Paws Rescue, Inc.

Restoring Hope & Redefining Rescue, One Dog at a Time

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fredericksburg, VA: Deaf and Blind Cat Needs Help!

Before you read about this deaf and blind cat, a deaf blind cat can lead a normal and wonderful life like any other cats. Here's the link with video that was posted here some time ago of a deaf blind cat with a hearing blind cat:

A neutered long-haired (matted) white male cat (name Tuffy) came into the Spotsylvania County Animal Control Shelter yesterday by his owner. He is deaf, blind and extremely matted. His control # is 1253. If there is anyone that can help get this guy out of jail, please contact the shelter directly.

Super friendly. I do not have any additional information other than the fact that he is not in the main cat room where visitors would see him. He is in the back in observation because he is matted, deaf and blind. The shelter does not consider that very adoptable qualities. Poor Tuffy does not stand a chance in this place where they have a hard time getting the cute, fluffy and perfect cats adopted. Someone needs to rescue him as we never know when his time will be up.

Spotsylvania County Animal Control and Shelter

450 TV Drive · Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Main: (540) 507-7450
Secondary Line: (540) 507-7459
Fax: (540) 891-9705

Yours in cat advocacy,
Dedicated to the rescue of local homeless kittens and cats

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stratford, CT: Deaf Pit Bull Puppy Needs Rescue

please do not post on craigs list



This boy needs rescue. He was taken off the city streets by an animal lover who has a house full of abandoned dogs already. If you are interested call or email me. His picture is attached.
Very sweet, interacted well with my dogs.

Nancy Cummings Gazaille

Sunday, April 11, 2010

East TN: Deaf Pit Bull Pup in a High Kill Shelter

Rescue needed for pit mix pup with hearing loss.

Meet Holden. Isn't he a cuite pie! He was found on the side of the road, starved to death! He is a bag on bones. No owner has claimed him. He tested negative for parasites, so he is just very hungry. Holden is about 3 months old. He is white with a brindle patch. Holden is at least partially deaf (if not entirely). He is located at a HIGH kill shelter in East TN. Please contact JJ immediately if interested in rescue or adoption 423-895-2044 or

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kansas City, MO: Deaf Boxer Needs OUT

CASPER, a DEAF, HW+ male boxer, only has until Mon 4/12!!

About casper: Casper appears to be deaf. He also tested positive to heartworm disease. Even if you cant adopt him, you can still save his life by donating for his treatment. If you can help, please contact Judy at (816) 921-0201 (press 0 at the recording) . Casper is a mellow and friendly boy. He is very thin right now and out of shape. We think he will be a real casanova when back on his feet. He seems to be doing well with children. Might not be the best choice for a home with another large dominant male.

We do not know an exact euthanasia date for this dog but it is posted here because IT IS URGENT and its time is quickly running out.

We have many more dogs for adoption at the shelter and new dogs arrive on a daily basis. Not all dogs are featured on DogsInDanger. To meet your new best friend, please visit us soon. We are open Monday through Saturday from Noon to 4pm. We are open until 7pm on Thursdays and are closed on Sundays.

We have many more dogs for adoption at the shelter and new dogs arrive on a daily basis. Not all dogs are featured on DogsInDanger. To meet your new best friend, please visit us soon. We are open Monday through Saturday from Noon to 4pm. We are open until 7pm on Thursdays and are closed on Sundays.

A reduced adoption fee applies to this dog.

Kansas City Animal Health & Public Safety
c/o Halfway Home Pet Adoptions
4400 Raytown Rd
Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-921-0201

Friday, April 9, 2010

Washington, DC: Deaf Kitten

Skittles was brought into the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue program over the weekend. He is a delightful boy who LOVES to play and interact with other animals. He is super friendly with people and will just cuddle in your arms and purr away when you hold him. He is just about perfect in every way.

We believe that Skittles is deaf. He is a little skittish at times and we do think he would do best in an adult home or a home with older children. He definitely needs to be in a home with other animals as he really enjoys engaging with cats and dogs.

Skittles is scheduled to be neuter early next week. He is current on his vaccines and tested FIV& FeLV negative. His adoption fee is $100.00. We think he is about 6 months old. Please contact Nancy Lumb at or for further information.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

East Amherst, NY: English Setter Has Until 4/8

This is an urgent message from Black Dogs, Second Chance rescue!

There is a friendly English Setter female that was found as a stray in rural Western NY. She is at a dog warden facility for a 5 day hold. She is wearing a tag, but most of the information on it is scratched off, except for the word "DEAF".

Her stray hold is up, and she either needs a rescue to pull her or to be claimed by her owners. Please crosspost far and wide. We are hoping someone can save her (our rescue does not have the room/foster space, or we would rush right down there and save her ourselves). We do not want her to die. If you know someone who can save her, please email us ASAP. Time is of the essence, she needs a commitment by this Thursday!!


Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Deaf Great Dane Puppy Needs Donation

From reading the information about Bella, it seems Bella has gone through a lot for a puppy. A lot of money has been spent on her for different health problems. The latest has been parvo and it's a serious illness. To learn more about parvo, go to:

Veterinary Q & A: Parvovirus Infection in Dogs

Bella is with
Patti Mauldin at Valhalla Rescue. The rescue that pulled Bella from a kill shelter and Bella was fortunate to be given a chance. She needs to be fully recovered before she is up for foster then adoption.

You have the choice of making a donation through chipin that's available on the link or mail a check directly to the VCA Animal Hospital on behalf of Bella. Make sure to put Bella's name for the Vet Office to know who the money is intended for. Go to their website: and look for the address where to mail a check.

With the economy not being in its best shape, donate what you can and/or spread the word. If we could get 1,200 people to donate one dollar and the goal would have been accomplished and still be able to help other animals in need.

All the updates and pictures along with chipin can be found on this link:

Valhalla Rescue
PHONE: 253-847-7767

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Libson, OH: Euthansia for Boxer on 4/7

This is "BUD" (1 yr and 45 lbs, avail 04/01). He was found wandering on McSwiggen Rd. Bud is very friendly and loving and other than being borderline emaciated he appears to be in good health. We believe that Bud may be deaf or partially deaf. He is very friendly but will require someone with a firm but gentle hand. Due to his hearing loss it will infact be a challange to train Bud. He was not wearing a collar/id and no one has called to report him lost/missing. He has been give a parvo/distemper (7-way) vaccine and has been wormed for 3 days with panacur.

He is scheduled to be euthanized on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH.

Columbiana County Dog Pound & Adoption Center

8455 County Home Road
Lisbon, OH 44432
Phone: 330-424-6663 x1757
EMail: Lisbon, OH

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Georgetown, DE: Am Staff Mix Puppy in Shelter


Gracie is a sweet six-month-old white Am Staff mix puppy (DOB 10/4/09) who originally ended up at the SPCA in Georgetown, DE when she was a tiny pup. She came in with a torn ear and was obviously deaf. All white, with gorgeous light colored eyes and a brown nose, she is a cutie. Shortly after arriving, Gracie went into a foster home and was reportedly doing so well, her foster Mom decided to adopt her. Well now, after four months, Gracie is back at the shelter and it appears that she received no training in the interim. She is a very affectionate dog but still very much a puppy with all the behavior that comes with that. Deaf dogs can be trained but they don't learn by osmosis. Poor Gracie deserved a home where someone would take the time and effort to train her but it didn't work out that way. Now she desperately needs someone who is willing to work with her, ideally someone with deaf dog experience.

If you can help Gracie, please call Lisa at the SPCA, 302-856-6361 or email her at Gracie is a very sweet girl but she needs to be out of the shelter and into a loving home where she can be properly trained as soon as possible.

On behalf of Gracie, thank you for considering helping Gracie or forwarding this on to someone who might be able to.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Manahawkin, NJ: Abused Deaf Dog Needs Help!

I am a volunteer at the Southern Ocean County Animal Facilty in Manahawkin, NJ. We recently were brought a dog whose body is full of scars, and who has been determined to be deaf. The shelter staff suggested that the dog may have been used as a "bait dog" for a dog fighting ring. He was clearly abused regardless, and it is very sad.

I read the dog's cage card today, and it appears they've listed him as a bulldog mix. This little guy has been temperament tested, and failed. No doubt it is due to the abuse he must have endured.

Please, if you are a rescue (or know of one which can help) and have any interest in this poor abused and deaf angel, contact the shelter and inquire about him while I try to gather more information. I would be willing to personally assist in transporting this dog someone can help him (some locations may be far, but see what can be worked out - where there's a will there's a way). He's the victim and doesn't deserve death after all he's been through.

Key notes: CHAMP IS DEAF. He is also scarred all over his body, and the staff believes he may have been used as a "bait dog" in a dog fighting ring. He did not pass his temperment test, no doubt due to his abuse and his deafness :( now the staff does not feel comfortable letting the volunteers walk him. He sure has had a tough and unfair life.

Champ has been walked by volunteers prior to his test, and had never shown the walkers any gruff or negativity, just sad puppy dog eyes. We, with the staff, changed his bedding yesterday afternoon (post-temperament test) and Champ came out of his kennel calmly and sadly blinked at us as we made up his new bed. Since he couldn't hear us coming we had to get his attention by gaining his sight. It is heartbreaking. He just needs some love and kindness and help.

He is faced with imminent euthanasia if no alternative is found, and I truly do not know how much time he has before that action is exercised. Please contact the shelter for expedited action immediately if your organization can help him. Please :(

321 Hay Road
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Phone: 609-978-0127

(Trish is the facility manager and a truly great lady)

I have attached a photo of CHAMP, he needs help, not euthanasia. Unfortunately as this is a county facility, Champ needs the help of a rescue like yours to save him from euthanasia now. I'm desperate to save this poor little boy.

Thank You,
Louise Denecke
(912) 441-3100

O'Fallon, MO: Pit Bull Pup Mix

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Thank you,

Justin, TX: Catahoula Pup from Shelter

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Catahoula - Blue Merle

12 Weeks Old

I could go on and on about how awesome Jill is but let me give you the summary. She was born deaf and with only one eye. She was dumped by the breeder, that's how she came to us. We are looking for a rescue or adopter that has experience with deaf or visually impaired dogs. Jill is unbelievably smart. At 12 weeks she is sitting, kennel training, leash training, and she learns more everyday. She is very loyal and gets attached quickly. She follows me around 24/7 and never takes her eye off of me. She loves her stuffed toys and will bring them back and fetch them for hours if possible. She loves other dogs and looks to them for guidance, she mimics them and does what they do. She is truly a diamond in the rough! Please pass the word about this deaf visually impaired girl, her "special needs" do not keep her from being a normal puppy but her training and needs will be different than a regular dog. I have taken her home with me to get her out of the shelter until we can find her a home or rescue. I have pics I can send anyone interested.

Thanks, Suzanne
City of Justin Animal Control
940-648-2541 X113

Justin is between Ft. Worth & Denton Texas off 35.

Anyone interested can call me directly at