The world is certainly different than any of us recognize or understand. We all try to go about our day to day life as best we can. We stand united with people who are similar minded,  have proper morals and respect for each other, the animals and nature, for me this is the only way to keep moving forward.
This past year was so difficult with many losing their homes and animals through floods, hurricanes and now in the last month in California we are faced with several devastating fires. It has taken a toll on all of us but we must stay strong and continue to help those in need! 
Our job is to rescue, educate & provide for the abandoned & abused. I work all year long caring for homeless animals-rescuing, finding loving forever homes, paying medical bills, working to heal their wounded hearts and minds. I continue educating myself on a daily basis, working and learning from experts on ways to keep our faithful friends healthy and happy.
Our Cancer prevention program is WORKING and giving animals more time! We educate every day to remind people to cut out grains, potatoes, and feed clean food, to use cancer prevention herbs and more!
 There is still so much abuse and ignorance happening to the innocent animals.  It is hard for me to get through each day.  I just make myself keep fighting and moving forward. We save so many innocent lives through your donations!
The laws must change and 2017 has shown that the pet overpopulation must be stopped. Spay and neuter must become mandatory against backyard breeders and innocent dogs that are being used in puppy mills by people trying to make a fast buck. It is imperative these laws regarding animals must be changed and every judge I have come across tells me the same thing. It has to be black and white, but we all know how difficult that is.
 Human and animal rights and laws... It's all politics. Such a shame.  2018 must finally bring changes that are so desperately needed. 
 With that I will leave you with loving thoughts this Holiday Season. If you are traveling be safe, warmth if you are cold, and please look out for both people and animals in need of a helping hand.  Don't be afraid to save an innocent animal in their time of need. Never turn a blind eye when you can make a difference! 
Peace to you through this holiday weekend.
 We are in desperate need of donations. With all the rescuing and tragic emergencies that happened these last few months we simply didn't have the finances for our normal holiday mailing. Please be generous and donate today for our Christmas wish for the animals in need! Below you will find our wish list and whether you can provide something on the small side or large side we anxiously wait to hear from you!
 With Love & Peace,
Linda Blair 
President and Founder of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
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Spread a little Holiday Cheer to an LBWF Rescued Dog this year!
 Running a rescue is very expensive. We rely on your donations to help the animals that have been abandoned and so desperately need medical attention, love, warmth and endless playtime. If you can find it in your heart to make any type of donation to make our Christmas special for the dogs we would be so grateful.  Your donations will make a dog smile and squeak from ear to ear and forget that they don't have a home just yet. 
 
Our Emergency Christmas Wish list:
  • 4 new tires for the dog's transportation van.
  • To replace the 12 year old Honda Odyssey dog mini van with an updated donated vehicle.
  • Enough grain free dog food to last through years end at least. We purchase at Costco and the local feed store.
  • More blankets towels for our now 20 to 30 degree temperatures at night.
The Dogs Daily Needs are the Following:
  • Grain free, potato free dry dog food & Grain free canned dog food
  • Clean warm bedding
  • Toys, balls, dog treats, dog cookies & non-rawhide chewies
  • Laundry soap & softener
  • Paper towels & Cleaning products for cleaning.
  • Angry Orange Kennel Cleaner (Available at Amazon.com)
  • Lumber & Tarps to keep on hand for wicked rain and believe it or not, sleet and snow are sure to come any moment.
  • Monetary Donations- We purchase a truck load of water every week as we live in the high desert and have well water. We have been in a drought. The high heat from the summer months left our electrical bills high and as we move into winter they will jump again as we have been using heaters for the winter.
  • We would love solar panels to reduce our huge electrical bills!
  • Volunteers
We also have an Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase an item and it will be shipped directly to LBWF. You can view our wishlist by clicking on the picture below. Please remember to use Amazon Smile and a percentage will be donated to LBWF.
 
 
Amazon Wishlist
Meet Some Of Our Recent Emergency Rescues!
With the recent fires devastating California LBWF started by rescuing 14 dogs. Within the last day or so we have pulled another 5 dogs from the shelters. The shelters are in desperate need for space with all the fire victims. Many of the dogs are coming out of the shelters with kennel cough and colds and have been going to the veterinarian to get medication. We thank you all for your support and we know it is the Holiday Season but please don't forget the abandoned pets this Holiday Season. Your tax deductible donations help provide a meal, a toy and a warm bed!
New Rescues
A Shelter Dog's Holiday Poem
Dillinger
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
Every shelter is full- we are lost, but not found.
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
We hope every minute that someone will care.
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Max and Sparkie-come fetch your new ball!"
But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly- we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew.
Now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
They reacted so quickly- why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children," "don't come when they call,"
We "bark when they leave us," "climb over the wall."
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
Now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew,
We'd have done what they asked us and worshipped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse, let to roam.
Now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us goodbye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone
In a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
With so many to care for, they can't stay to chat.
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...
We know they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads,
Of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears-
Our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the inn-
Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year-
Can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
And help us get something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
And more of us will, if more people will give.
-Author Unknown
Happy Holidays From The LBWF Rescued Dogs!
Below you will see a few of the smiling faces who are excited about the Holidays while they patiently await their forever loving home.
Ava
Cami _ Champ
Casey
Sienna
Happy Pawlidays_
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Help LBWF help the CA rescue dogs in the hot summer heat 

Thank you to everyone that has donated but we still need to finish the project for the rescue dogs. The horrific searing heat and humidity has hit California and the K-9 cottage is almost finished. We need to install the windows, air conditioner, insulation and shingles. We are so close; please won't you send your much needed donation to help us save so many California dogs in need. They were peoples' pets that never found their way home after the 4th of July and now they find themselves in our shelters on death row.  We have saved three more dogs this past week and have six more waiting
for the cottage to be finished. Please help us help these deserving pets that are dying in our shelters for no reason except lack of space.
Your love and support helped us plant shade trees nine years ago, buy baby pools each year for the dogs to cool off from the over 100 degree heat and they get love and playtime every day! We have the ability to save more lives but we need your help! Any amount  helps us to help them!
We have started a  YouCaring  fundraiser in order to raise funds. Please make a donation today. To make a donation to our fundraiser just click on the picture of the shed.
Many Thanks,
Linda Blair 
 
LBWF's Newest Rescues
These dogs were in danger of losing their lives because of the 4th of July Holiday. LBWF stepped in and saved them! 
new rescues
Happy Tails! 
Our Recent Adoptions
Joe Perry Adopted_
Joe Perry

Joe Perry waited a whole year to find his forever loving home. He had an eye operation when he was still at the shelter and LBWF was the only one that would take him last year. We are so excited that he finally found his forever home. He was such a sweetheart and we are overjoyed on this lucky day! Your donations count and help us to save lives while they wait for their forever homes!
Pops Adopted_
Pops

Everyone knows my love for the senior dogs. They are the best dogs, have great characters, and a great friendship. Our old timer, Pops found his forever loving home today with two of my best volunteers! We are so grateful to John and Carol for adopting Pops, the senior, into their forever loving home! Everyone should come volunteer and foster or adopt a dog. Our dogs are awesome. Thank you to everyone that has been stepping up in adopting and fostering for LBWF!
April Adopted_
April

April at her new forever home! 
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June 24, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Lindsay Hamrick, New Hampshire State Director, HSUS, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 5pm EST to dicuss the Mansion of Cruelty

Dave Merrick from Neutricks will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away Neutricks

“Sharon Ward Keeble has, in this great collection of stories, managed to capture the unconditional devotion that dogs continue to give to us all despite an often harsh beginning in life.”
--War Paws Charity
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
Amazing True Stories of Adopted Canine Heroes
By Sharon Ward Keeble
A dog’s breeding and background matter so much less than many people believe. All too often, shelter dogs are dismissed as adoption options because they are “damaged” or “risky.” But inside every dog, no matter where it comes from, is the potential for a loyal, loving, and brave companion. No collection of stories demonstrates that more than those in My Rescue Dog Rescued Me (Skyhorse Publishing, April 2017).
In this inspiring little book, author Sharon Ward Keeble will introduce readers to the incredible dogs who went from being shelter rescues to becoming rescuers in these incredible true stories:
• Toby, the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich maneuver to save his owner’s life
• Liam, the Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder
• Hercules, the St. Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in
• Alfie, the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease on life
• And many more!
These canine heroes came to their owner’s aid in their times of greatest need—whether it was saving them from physical
 
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threats or helping them to recover from mental illness, PTSD, and bereavement. Let these uplifting
stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted dogs truly are man’s best friend.
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me is a book that will be difficult to put down without first making a trip
to the closest animal shelter.
About the Author
Sharon Ward Keeble is a journalist with more than twenty years’ experience of national reporting for
major women’s magazines and newspapers in the United Kingdom and United States, including Closer,
Bella, and the Sunday Mirror. She is the author of China: Passport to Adventure and coauthor of The Horse
Girl. She is based in Florida.
More Praise for My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
“An absolute must-read for anyone who’s known the incomparable love of a rescue dog, or
would like to.”
—YOURS magazine
“[We] commend this book for sharing some wonderful stories of how rescuing a dog from a
shelter can transform not only the life of the dog but also the lives of those who adopt
them.”
—Soi Dog Foundation
“This book has character and heart . . . a must-read for dog lovers, but also for anyone
whose life has been touched by an animal, and knows the comfort and joy they can bring.”
—Take a Break magazine
 
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
Amazing True Stories of Adopted Canine Heroes
By Sharon Ward Keeble
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an
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Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.
We value our relationships and thank you for being a supporter of the very difficult work we do. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the coming year, but the work for 2015 isn't done yet! We can still use your help and support to finish out the year. Please consider making a much needed and valued tax deductible donation this holiday season!Did you know that if everyone of our followers donated $4 (the average price of a cup of coffee), it would total nearly $20,000? Can you help us make this year end AMAZING goal?!
All the best to you, your family,
Linda Blair and the LBWF Rescued Dogs
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SMITHTOWN, NY – (October 6, 2015) –According to the Korean Animal Rights Advocates, approximately 2.5 million dogs are killed each year and around 100,000 tons consumed annually. Every day, thousands of dogs are transported from horrific dog meat farms to slaughter at the local markets for dinner in South Korea. The South Koreans’ culture believes that dog meat makes men more virile and strong. The more the dog is beaten prior to death, the more tender the meat. Guardians of Rescue, a nation-wide animal rescue organization, is teaming up with Save the Korean Dogs to step in and rescue as many innocent dogs as possible from a horrific death.

“No dog deserves to live or die like this,” says Robert Misseri, Guardians of Rescue founder and president. “We plan to do whatever it takes to save as many as we can. The cultural beliefs in South Korea consider dog meat a delicacy. It is beyond our comprehension that this exists. We are campaigning against this cruel, barbaric slaughter of mans best friend.”

Guardians of Rescue has teamed up with Nami Kim of Save the Korean Dogs, to save innocent dogs from being abused, tortured and boiled for soup. In the past, Guardians of Rescue have been a powerful force of opposition against the dog meat trade in South Korea.

Now, they are planning to save a mother dog and her pups from the sad fate thousands of dogs face. Tera and her three puppies are just four in a sea of doomed dogs, farmed for meat.

Guardians of Rescue is seeking donations to continue their campaign, “Real Men Don’t Eat Dog!”

“We are trying to raise funds to get these four dogs to our shelter partner, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue on Long Island,” says Misseri. “The flight to JFK airport is $2,000… money well spent to save this momma and babies from being boiled alive. We are asking everyone to please donate to the cause. Tera and her puppies deserve a happy life and this is a step forward in helping thousands of South Korean dogs.”

Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care, food and shelter, and find foster-home placements. They are also instrumental in helping military members with their pets, and to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, or to donate to save Tera, her pups and others like them that face slaughter, please go to www.guardiansofrescue.org.

About Guardians of Rescue
Based in New York, Guardians of Rescue is an organization whose mission is to protect the well being of all animals. They provide aid to animals in distress, including facilitating foster programs, rehabilitation, assisting other rescue groups, and providing support to families, both military and not, who need assistance due to economic factors. To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, visit the site at www.guardiansofrescue.org.

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of the upcoming film The Lucky Ones.  The film, by Creative Liquid Productions in cooperation with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, will premiere January 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse.   Tickets are $10.00 and all box office proceeds will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.



The Lucky Ones follows the long journey many homeless animals must take to find their forever homes.  The film is a documentary about the animals and the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers who find these dogs homes.  The premiere will be hosted by Dr. Katy Nelson, host of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” on Washington DC’s news channel 8.

"This film is a must see for any animal lover," said Mirah Horowitz, founder and executive director of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  "To see the journey that each dog takes to find his or her forever home is truly amazing."

Creative Liquid’s team traveled to a shelter in Florence, SC to document rescue efforts by local volunteers. The production team also traveled to Puerto Rico to document the Island’s homeless dog problem and the unique efforts of rescuers to save these animals. One of the central characters in the film is a dog named Rico, who was plucked from the streets by rescuers. The film follows his journey back to health and his long trip to Washington, DC. Rico is one of the 6000 dogs that Lucky Dog has rescued since it was founded in 2009.



About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in high-kill shelters and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue relies on a network of volunteers and fosters to facilitate adoptions and provide temporary homes for the dogs and cats available for adoption. Most Lucky Dogs are rescued from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Once rescued, the Lucky Dogs live in home through the Washington, DC metro area, including Maryland and Virginia. To learn more about Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and to view the animals awaiting their forever-homes, please visit http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org.



About Creative Liquid Productions

Creative Liquid is a boutique production company based in Alexandria, VA specializing in high impact storytelling. Creative Liquid offers a full range of creative services from concept development to digital media distribution.  At the core, Creative Liquid is a team of media professionals looking to tell a good story.  Creative Liquid is a supporter and long term partner of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  For more information on Creative Liquid visit www.CreativeLiquid.com.     

A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action late last week and traveled through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, picking up 86 surrendered breeding dogs from multiple locations.

 

In the commercial dog breeding industry, dogs are discarded when they are no longer of use for breeding, often these dogs are killed.  National Mill Dog Rescue saves as many of these dogs as possible. Their rescue team transported the 86 newly rescued dogs to Lily's Haven, their facility near Colorado Springs, arriving late Saturday.  28 of the dogs were then transferred to Denver Dumb Friends League in Denver, where they will be cared for and seek out permanent homes.  Under a special arrangement with NMDR, DDFL will work to find these dogs forever homes, but if unsuccessful will return the dogs to NMDR.

Theresa Strader, founder, had this to say about this rescue operation, "This has been a particularly grueling rescue run given the number of breeders we received dogs from and the multiple location stops, but with the support of our community, other rescue groups and our volunteers, we were able to save many lives and give these dogs a chance for a life outside of the cage.  These dogs will now receive the veterinary care and socialization they desperately need as they prepare to become family pets."

About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes discarded commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills.  NMDR relies on volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond.  They depend on the generosity of the public to provide the high level of care they do for the dogs and to continue to be able to save them.

National Mill Dog Rescue started with a single sentence in an e-mail that Theresa Strader received: "50 Italian Greyhounds in need."  A large-scale breeding operation, or 'puppy mill' was going out of business and all 561 dogs were going to auction.  One of those dogs was a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound named Lily.  The moment their eyes met through the wire of Lily's tiny cage, Theresa knew her life had changed forever and that this new life would include Lily and a mission to bring about lasting change.

 

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Debra Tosch & Abby search for survivors in the wreckage of the Twin Towers

September 11th

We have not forgotten.

We will never forget.


Honoring the Canine Disaster Search Teams

and all First Responders

who risk their lives to keep us safe...

Search Dog Foundation teams deployed to the World Trade Center Disaster:

Rob Cima & Harley - El Dorado County Fire

Kelly Gordon & Buddy - Montebello Police Dept.

Randy Gross & Dusty - Sacramento Metro Fire

Rick Lee & Ana - Sacramento City Fire

Sergio Morariu & Tammy - Fremont Fire

Howard Orr & Duke - Santa Barbara County Fire

Seth Peacock & Pupdog - Civilian

Jeff Place & Zack - Fremont Fire

Mike Scott & Billy - El Cajon Fire

Steve Swaney & Sherman - El Cajon Fire

Deresa Teller & Bella - Los Angeles City Fire

Debra Tosch & Abby - Civilian

Ron Weckbacher & Manny - Civilian

SDF Deployments:

2012

Missing Person Search - Fillmore, CA

Missing Person Search - Simi Valley, CA

2011

Missing Person Search - San Luis Obispo, CA

Hurricane Irene - Green County, NY

Missing Person Search - Ojai, CA

Vehicle Accident - Hacienda Heights, CA

House Explosion - Salem, NY

Building Collapse - Tijuana

Tornado - Oklahoma City, OK

Tornado - Joplin, Missouri

Earthquake & Tsunami - Japan

Landslide & House Collapse - Tijuana

2010

Gas Pipeline Explosion - San Bruno, CA

Truck Crash into house - Santa Barbara, CA

Missing Hiker - Carmel Valley, CA

House Explosion - Sacramento, CA

Tornadoes - Oklahoma City, OK

Earthquake - Mexicali & Calexico

Earthquake - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2009

Truck Crash - Monterey Park, CA

Missing Person Search - South San Francisco, CA

Missing Person Search - Neff's Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT

Missing Person Search - Laguna Beach, CA

Building Collapse - La Puente, CA

Building Collapse - San Diego, CA

Vehicle Accident - Lakewood, CA

Missing Person Search - Tustin, CA

Missing Child Search - East Glenville, NY

Highway 58 Vehicle Rollover - Bakersfield, CA

Truck Crash - La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

Missing Person Search - Tijuana

2008

Metrolink Crash - Chatsworth, CA

Hurricane Ike - Galveston, TX

Hurricane Gustav - Louisiana

Roof Collapse - Rosedale, CA

Construction Explosion Missing Person Search - Tijuana

Earthquake Pre-staging - Tijuana

Landslide - Santa Fe - Tijuana

2007

Parking Structure Collapse - Jacksonville, FL

Mudslide Pre-Staging - Orange County, CA

Large Area Search - Albany County, NY

Soledad Mountain Road Landslide - La Jolla, CA

Hurricane Dean - Fort Worth, TX

Structural Fire - Alhambra, CA

Catskills Flood - Roscoe, NY

Landslide - Tijuana

Tornado - Lake County, FL

2006

Trench Collapse - Tijuana

Mesa de Otay Search - Tijuana

Hurricane Ernesto - Florida & North Carolina

Missing Person Search - Palm Bay, FL

Building Collapse - Daly City, CA

Broome County Floods - Town of Conklin, NY

Building Explosion - Albany, NY

Floods - Sullivan County, NY

Mudslide - Mill Valley, CA

Missing Person Search - Mt. Pinos, CA

Partial Building Collapse - Bal Harbour, Miami, FL

Missing Person Search - Ventura, CA

2005

Hurricane Wilma - Florida

Hurricane Rita - Texas & Louisiana

Hurricane Ophelia - U.S. East Coast

Hurricane Katrina - Missouri & Louisiana

Missing Person Search - Topanga, CA

Mudslide - Laguna Beach, CA

Mudslide - Fraccionamiento los Lobos - Tijuana

Train Derailment - Glendale, CA

La Obredja Mudslide - Tijuana

Mudslide - La Conchita, CA

2004

School Wall Collapse - Tijuana

Mechanic Shop Wall Collapse - Tijuana

Torrey Pines Bluff Collapse - San Diego, CA

Hurricane Ivan - Florida

Hurricane Charley - Florida

2003

Mudslide - Waterman Canyon, CA

Earthquake - Paso Robles, CA

Disneyland Train Derailment - Anaheim, CA

Train Derailment - City of Commerce, CA

Building Collapse - Sacramento, CA

2002

Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City, UT

Commercial Building Collapse - Sacramento, CA

2001

World Trade Center Attack - New York, NY

2000

Building Collapse - Echo Park, CA

1999

Landslide and Retaining Wall Collapse - San Diego, CA

 

Thank you for being Part of the Search.

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