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Youcaring Fundraiser
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! 
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Our Recent Adoptions
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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!
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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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Chewy.com supports LBWF!

LBWF is now a proud affiliate of Chewy.com! Place your first order with Chewy.com and they will donate $20.00 to LBWF! Just click on the picture to get started. Make sure to tell your family & friends to shop at Chewy.com for all your pets' needs & help support the rescued dogs!
 
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It's my birthday week and I'm sending out my birthday wish:
To rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome the wonderful companion dogs that are being abandoned at alarming rates. However, I need your help to make this happen. 

I'm asking you to participate in my birthday donation challenge. 
We have 6200 followers who receive this newsletter. If each of you donated $2 THIS week, we'd raise $12,400 THIS week. $2 makes a difference. Please?!

Together we CAN make a difference.

With much love and respect,
Linda
 
 
Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506
 
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DECEMBER 2016

Each month we deliver content that helps you be the best human you can be for your pet. This month we're spotlighting our support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, our latest blog articles, and more.

 
 
 
 
 

December's Featured Organization: The Grey Muzzle Organization

As you already know, we love our furry senior friends. A LOT.

But there may be one thing that we love even more: the organizations around our country who take in, care for and find homes for our furry senior friends.

That reason is why each month, every purchase of Neutricks benefits a selected organization's efforts to care for senior pets.

For November and December, we are featuring The Grey Muzzle Organization, whose mission is to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.

What's the Best Senior Dog Food? Key Ingredients to Look For

As your dog gets older, you want to make sure that you are making choices that will make their life as enjoyable as possible, including choosing the right food.

Continue Reading Our Senior Dog Key Ingredients Article

Senior Cat Food 101: How to Know What’s Good for Kitty

One way that you can help your older cat stay healthy is to choose the right food for them, including making adjustments as they age or are diagnosed with certain common conditions. Here is our overview on how to choose a senior cat food that will benefit your pet.

Continue Reading Our Senior Cat Food Article

Give a Senior Pet a Home this Holiday Season: Consider Senior Adoption

Senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at increased risk of euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a life. Plus they will be forever thankful to have a warm home and a loving family this holiday season!

Read More About Adopting a Senior Pet

 

 
Tell your friends to help us support The Grey Muzzle Organization this month!
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The AKC Reunite team visited Cumberland County, NC yesterday (Fayetteville, Hope Mills) to see where they can be of assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. There is currently an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer deployed in Hope Mills, NC.

During their visit they learned that Edgecombe County Animal Control is in need for crates to safely secure animals. The AKC Reunite team is currently on the move renting a truck, purchasing crates and driving to Tarboro (Edgecombe County) to deliver the crates and microchips to their shelter in need. 

More on their efforts below:

AKC Reunite earmarks $200,000 more for AKC Pet Disaster Relief

Three years after launching AKC Pet Disaster Relief with starting funds of $250,000, AKC Reunite announces another infusion of $200,000 more in funds to complement money raised by AKC clubs throughout the country.  AKC Reunite and AKC clubs have pooled over$1,000,000 dollars and donated 52 pet disaster relief equipment trailers to first responders around the country.  Each trailer has crates, a generator, and other supplies to safely house pets in a shelter during an emergency.

These AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers have been deployed for Hurricane Matthew in Polk County, FL; Greenville, SC; Pamlico County, NC; and Cumberland County, NC which is currently in the news for the massive flooding affecting the area. 

AKC Reunite President Tom Sharp and staff Dallas Harsa and Morgan Jones visited the emergency pet shelter in Hope Mills, NC and Cumberland County Animal Control where the trailer was deployed, offering additional assistance to replenish supplies that were used during the emergency.  

The disaster is not over in North Carolina. Rivers continue to crest as the flood waters move downstream.  AKC Reunite has assisted with a $5,000 donation to Lenoir County SPCA and is delivering pet crates and microchips and a microchip scanner to newly afflicted Edgecombe County today.

“Our hearts go out to those affected by this disaster,” said President Sharp.  “Providing AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers fully stocked with necessary pet sheltering supplies to emergency responders before disasters strike allows them have a plan in place to help people and their pets. With the equipment we supply, emergency responders can open pet shelters for people and their pets during an evacuation, getting both the people and the pets out of harm’s way.  The American Kennel Club, AKC Reunite, and AKC dog clubs throughout the country donate time, money and energy to help pets.”

To find out more about the program, and donate to help, go to https://www.akcreunite.org/pdr/

 

 

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, July 1, 2016 —American Humane Association’s renowned animal rescue team, first responders for animals in crisis for 100 years, has arrived in Charleston with two of the organization’s giant 50-foot rescue vehicles to help animal victims of the historic flooding affecting the area.  

The deployment of the emergency vehicles, a team of 10 trained emergency responders and a veterinarian comes at the request of the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, which is being hard-pressed to find a solution for a growing problem: The shelter has a capacity for 240 animals and is completely full – with more coming in each day.

Among the critical tasks being prepared and performed as needed by the American Humane Association team are: Conducting a critical assessment of the need; setting up a mobile vet clinic to provide first aid, conduct wellness checks, and administer vaccines; distributing 1,200 pounds of food donated by American Humane Association; providing critically needed supplies, vaccines and medicines donated by leading animal health company Zoetis; and preparing to relieve overworked staff at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association shelter. Every attempt will be made to reunify lost animals with their owners.

“Our hearts go out to the people and animals of West Virginia,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “Fortunately, our animal rescue team is well-trained and well-qualified to handle this kind of emergency. Help has arrived.”

             

About American Humane Association and its animal rescue program  

American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. Its animal rescue program was created in 1916 at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War to rescue war horses on the battlefields of World War I Europe.  Since then, it has been rescuing animals of every kind and have been involved in virtually every major disaster relief effort from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes, the Japanese and Haitian earthquakes, and Superstorm Sandy.  Over just the past ten years American Humane Association’s rescue teams have saved, helped and sheltered more than 80,000 animals. For more information or to support rescuing animals in need, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.

Leo's Story

In 2014, LBWF stepped in to help a fellow rescue, as it closed its doors.  Leo was one of the 9 lucky dogs LBWF took on as our own. He had developed allergies from his past life - his beautiful fawn colored fur was in rough shape and it took months to soothe and heal. He benefited from a grain free diet, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and the product, Nzymes. After a year of struggling with his skin issues, we found this to be the magic cure for him, and so many rescued dogs we have here at LBWF that suffer from skin issues due to our dry weather.

Leo was adopted as a cute, fat puppy. He was well loved until his owner left for college! Story sound all too familiar nowadays? Unfortunately the student's parents didn't want the responsibility of this now, very large dog, so they gave Leo away. He mysteriously was found in a field and taken in by a loving family who had taken to caring for all dogs dumped in that particular field. The economy crashed, leaving this kindhearted family with no money to feed the family and pets. Leo, now severely underweight, found a safe haven with a loving rescue. 

Two years ago, they too fell on hard times and had to close their doors. This is becoming all too common in rescue, as the weight of the expenses of caring for all these left behind pets become unbearable.

LBWF stepped in to help Leo and 9 of his canine friends and 10 cats!  We discovered Leo loved to pass the time playing with his ropes and toys, hoping you might notice his joy, and watch him as he shook it side to side and bounced his hippo body around! He was a great walking companion, but still he scared everyone, with his large hippo body! 

We are so excited to announce that this gentle giant has FINALLY found his own forever, loving home! He deserves it. They all do.

Your support & donations to the LBWF rescued dogs allowed Leo, and all the 100 rescued dogs of LBWF, to live and thrive! Now it is his adoption day, April 2016! He has a 3 month old, TINY little Chihuahua sister named Miss Kitty, whom he loves to give kisses too!! We love you Leo! Thank you Grace, Sam and Miss Kitty for bringing Leo into your loving home and giving him the love he as begged for all these years.

Leo is a dog that proves what makes this work so incredible - never give up on them and their loyalty and ability to believe in humans, no matter how many times humans let them down!

Welcome to the world of rescue, we do it for the magical, magnificent friends, called animals. It is us humans, which are lucky to have them in our lives! I call them angels on earth, and feel privileged to serve them in their time of need! We must change laws to better protect them! We must continue to work towards mandatory spay/neuter, harsher penalties for animal cruelty, the end of backyard chaining, breed ban discrimination, and better quality of life for our fur friends.

Your donations go directly to the care of our rescued animals in need. We don't have the overheard the big groups have. We are 100% volunteer run which ensures your funds provide direct medical care, shelter, bedding, toys, grooming, cookies, etc to the 100 rescued dogs at the LBWF Wellness Center.


Your donations also assist us in educating the public on the aforementioned animal welfare topics and ensure we can continue fighting for Leo and all his fur friends we love so dearly.

Thank you for joining the LBWF Family and helping on this journey!

With great love and gratitude,

Linda  






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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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Group releases first in a series of investigations into China's dog meat industry, calls for national animal cruelty law

Los Angeles, CA December 9, 2015 – Undercover footage released today by national nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (LCA) exposed horrific cruelty at large commercial slaughterhouses in Northern China. The video and accompanying PSA, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger, is the first in a series of LCA investigations showing dogs in Jilin Province in China sold, transported, and killed in ways that cause incredible suffering.

Last Chance for Animals travelled to China and worked with a local team to expose dog slaughter and generate a groundswell of opposition to the cruel industry. In many cities across the country, the industry relies on criminal gangs to steal pets from families, while others are of unknown origin – a potential human health hazard. Dogs are not an approved species under China’s food safety slaughter regulations, so facilities like these never operate legally.

The recent investigation focused on two slaughterhouses outside the city of Changchun that were under scrutiny from authorities. Local Chinese citizens learned of the massive number of dogs being killed daily and brought evidence of illegal slaughter to their attention. 

Officials from the Animal Health Bureau, acting with local police, ordered the largest slaughterhouse to cease operations after visiting the facility and discovering workers processing hundreds of dogs for meat. The owners faced fines as well as an order to cease operations. Another slaughterhouse in the same area stopped operating after learning of the crackdown. These two operations were responsible for hundreds of thousands of dogs killed each year in the region, which is home to many dog meat restaurants.

Last Chance for Animals investigative footage documents:

  • transport trucks full of dogs arriving for slaughter wearing collars signifying their status as family pets
  • dogs being dragged from transport cages by their necks with metal tongs
  • dogs repeatedly clubbed over the head and having their throats slit while fully conscious
  • a mother dog beaten to death as she cowered over top of her puppies in an attempt to save them

To view the undercover video footage visit: www.stopdogmeat.com.

“LCA appreciates the Chinese provincial authorities, police, and regulatory agencies that took swift action when presented with the evidence, and we look forward to continuing this work to expose animal cruelty and hold abusers accountable,” said Adam Wilson, Director of Investigations for Last Chance for Animals. “This summer, the Yulin dog meat festival attracted international news coverage, and condemnation from abroad as well as China’s growing middle class, which is largely opposed to dog slaughter. It’s shocking to witness dogs beaten to death at a slaughterhouse, and see livestock trucks full of pets, but we must also see it as an opportunity to urge for greater animal protection standards in China.”

“When I heard about the brutal dog meat industry in China I was shocked to learn that there are no animal cruelty laws to protect them or any other animal,” Basinger said after watching the footage, “Every second of every minute of every day the cruelty is ongoing, with over 10 million dogs killed each year.”

Basinger and LCA are calling for China to adopt a nationwide animal cruelty law that would create penalties for cruel treatment of any animal. Currently animals in China have no protection from the brutal acts documented in the investigation, and food safety and disease prevention regulations prohibiting the slaughter of animals without veterinary inspection are only applied due to pressure from activists. LCA is working for the passage of an animal cruelty law before the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy organizations. Working internationally, LCA’s Sam Simon Special Investigations Unit documents abuse in research labs, puppy mills, factory farms, and the entertainment industry, and works with prosecutors to enforce animal cruelty laws. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for the animals in their own communities. For more information please visit www.lcanimal.org/.

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More than 100 fur coats and hats previously collected went to comfort injured young wildlife around the country  

Washington, D.C.  September 8, 2015, – Today, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced the return of its successful 2014 “Fur for the Animals” campaign, a donation drive to collect hats, coats, and other items made from animal fur. Donations will once again be sent to wildlife rehabilitation centers around the country and used to comfort orphaned and injured wildlife. This year’s drive will run September 8 to December 31.

According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, “Animal trapping and fur farming are not only barbaric to animals, but also serious public safety and environmental issues. One of our goals is to reduce the supply, demand, and social acceptance of fur and end the cruelest forms of trapping in America.  With this campaign, people are actually able to repurpose and recycle old furs and give them back to the animals – we can’t undo the damage done to the many animals who suffered for those garments, but at least we can achieve some good in the end.”

The donated fur not only provides comfort and warmth to orphaned and injured wildlife, but also serves as a symbol to show that fur belongs to the animals, not to fashion.  Born Free USA collected over 100 furs since the first campaign in 2014.

To donate, fur can be dropped off or shipped to Born Free USA, 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 100B, Washington, DC 20007; or Born Free USA, 1220 H Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA 95814 before December 31, 2015.

Once collected, Born Free USA will send the fur to wildlife rehabilitation centers across the country, including the following campaign partners:

1. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Kendalia, Texas

2. The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, Ramona, California

3. The Fund for Animals Cape Wildlife Center, Barnstable, Massachusetts

4. Gila Wildlife Rescue, Silver City, New Mexico

5. Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation, New York, New York

6. Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, McCall, Idaho

Born Free USA welcomes new wildlife rehabilitation partners, who can contact the organization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information. 

Born Free USA commends the growing number of fashion retailers vowing to go fur-free.  In July 2015 the luxury brand Hugo Boss announced it will be completely removing real animal fur from its collections beginning with their Fall/Winter 2016 line.  Hugo Boss is joining such brands as American Apparel, Esprit, H&M, Steve Madden, Marks & Spencer and Topshop. For a full list of fur-free fashion retailers click here.     

Born Free USA is a member of The Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of animal protection organizations working to bring an end to the exploitation and killing of animals for their fur. The Fur Free Alliance represents more than 40 animal protection organizations in 28 countries and millions of supporters worldwide. 

Born Free USA is a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to North America the message of “compassionate conservation” — the vision of the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free USA’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at www.bornfreeusa.org  www.twitter.com/bornfreeusa, and www.facebook.com/bornfreeusa.

 

                    Goal: $ 9,900            
 

      

                                    About Maria        
Please Help Make a Difference!
My name is Maria Ryan and I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in 2001. Relapsing-remitting means that symptoms, such as a vision problem in my case, can come and go making it difficult to detect. Prior to 2001, I was living the life I had worked hard to achieve.  I was extremely active, I ran 5k’s, I boxed and I owned and operated a successful dog training business where I lived my passion every day.
I started experiencing symptoms that prompted me to visit my eye doctor and after hours of testing, he made an appointment for me to see a neurologist. The next day, I had my first brain MRI only to be unexpectedly diagnosed with this life changing disease.
 
HELP MARIA RECEIVE THE TREATMENT THAT SHE NEEDS BY MAKING A DONATION TODAY
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