Can you foster Cassie, the beagle mix?

25 05 2011

I got this email today, with a plea from Susan Hufeld. If you can help Cassie avoid going to the shelter, please contact Susan directly (contact info below):

I need to find a foster home very quickly for a beagle mix we named “Cassie” that I found a couple weeks ago on the street. She can’t stay with my mom much longer. Please read her short story below:

Cassie is a beagle/terrier mix, approximately 5 – 6 years old. She was found in the City of Inglewood in the middle of rush-hour traffic. She has a very sweet face and disposition, but extremely timid. Cassie appears to have just had puppies and was loaded with ticks when found. She has bite marks on her face and ears and probably had quite a struggle on the streets. She recently received her first round of vaccines, including Rabies, was spayed, treated for ticks and microchipped. She needs a loving and patient person to bring her life around full-circle. She doesn’t appear to have been socialized with children and would do best in a calm environment without children She cannot stay in her current home very much longer, but has already grown attached to the older man in the home and the family’s golden retriever. She is great with other dogs! She needs either a forever home or a foster soon or might have to be relinquished to the shelter. Please help Cassie.

Contact is Susan Hufeld — can anyone help?! Foster? Rescue? Adopt? Know someone? They cannot keep her much longer and will take her to the pound! She was found on the streets, having struggled for her life – will she ever know a family of her own?


October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!

16 10 2010

If you’ve been considering adding a new companion to your household, there’s no time like the present. Especially since the present resides smack in the middle of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! has several fantastic articles to help you find and prepare for your newest best friend, including this handy Dog Adoption Checklist. Check it out, and then check out their listings of dogs just waiting for their “furever” homes. I have a feeling you’ll have a tough time choosing just one.

And then, once you’ve brought your pup home, be sure to enter him or her in the ASPCA’s Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month Video Contest! Is your new buddy a country “pup”kin or a city pooch? Send in your video by October 31, 2010 for a great prize pack and neighborhood bragging rights.

Parole Denied for Animal Abuser

26 08 2010

On January 30 2009, Juan Daniels was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the horrific cruelty he inflicted on his family’s dog, now known as Louis Vuitton.  He was convicted of felony animal cruelty.  It was the longest sentence ever given for animal cruelty in the history of Alabama.  Juan Daniels chained, beat, and set his dog on fire because he wasn’t allowed to drive the family car.  He was up for parole on August 24 2010. Thankfully, parole was denied.

Read more about the case (warning: the article contains an upsetting photo) in the Washington Post.

Help the ASPCA, Support Legislation Regulating Puppy Mills

22 06 2010

Dear Animal Advocates,

As you may already know, there is a large loophole in the federal law concerning USDA oversight of large-scale commercial dog breeders (known as “puppy mills”). Currently, breeders who sell to brokers and pet stores have to be licensed by the USDA, while those who sell puppies directly to the public do not.

Introduced in Congress in late May, a bill called the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act will bring all commercial dog breeders in the United States under federal oversight by requiring any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs annually to the public—including over the Internet—to be licensed and inspected. The bill will also require all licensed breeders to exercise every dog daily.

The PUPS Act is extremely important humane legislation that will improve the lives of thousands of dogs across the country. We hope we can count on your support to help us get it passed.

What You Can Do
Now more than ever, it is vital that members of Congress hear that puppy mill reform is important to their constituents. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to email your senators and representative to urge them to support and cosponsor the PUPS Act.

Thank you for your continued support of the ASPCA and our nation’s animals!

Stamps to the Rescue!

19 03 2010

Have you seen these? USPS first class stamps to raise awareness for adopting shelter pets. Show your support starting April 30!

From the USPS site:

“On April 30, 2010, in North Hollywood, California, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44–cent, Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet special stamp in ten designs, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC.

With these 10 stamp designs, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to raise awareness of the need to adopt shelter pets.

The pets depicted on the stamps were photographed by Sally Andersen-Bruce near her home in New Milford, Connecticut. All had been homeless at one time; all but one had been adopted when they were photographed.”

I’m back!

18 03 2010

It’s been several months, due to a series of events recently ending with a long-term illness and surgery. But I’m on the mend, feeling better than ever, and ready to help these pups out again! Send me info on any dogs in the L.A. area that have been redlisted, need medical help, etc. and I’ll get to posting!

For fun, here’s a pic of one of my babies, a shepherd mix named Sheila:

[photo ©Andrea LaBarge Mills]

RESCUED! – DROOPY – adorable beagle/basset hound mix

7 07 2009

Unknown-1DROOPY: A1016959
South L.A. Shelter
(213) 485-0117 or -0119

Droopy is an adorable and friendly 5 y.o. male. He has a bad leg from an old fracture that needs to be treated by an orthopedist. But it hasn’t slowed him down at all! He was adopted, then returned a month later because his owner became too ill to care for him. He is ready for a new home and needs to be rescued before he is red-listed.