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Join LBWF As We Celebrate Our Founder & President
Linda Blair's Birthday!
Happy Birthday Linda
Linda
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 In Linda's Honor
Linda has made a huge difference in the lives of many and the LBWF team has started this fundraiser in honor of her birthday to celebrate a remarkable woman who has touched the lives of so many. Linda's birthday wish has been the same, to continue rescuing abandoned animals from the desert, home foreclosures, shelters and sadly emergency victims from natural disasters. Please help us give back to her and make her birthday wish come true.
Many have heard the stories of what inspired Linda to start rescuing and we know many may still wonder what is Linda Blair really like and what a day in the life of Linda Blair is like. As one of her volunteers I have been both privileged and honored to work with her side by side.  I will never forget the day I first stepped foot on the property of the LBWF Wellness Center. My mouth dropped open as I looked around. Linda calls it "design on a dime" but in reality it was designed with love. It is absolutely beautiful. You can't help but smile as you look around and see all these dogs celebrating their newfound freedom knowing they are safe in the hands of an angel.  There are a variety of dogs large and small, young to old at LBWF and they all have one thing in common; they are all really great dogs who receive an abundance of love. They are all very happy and quite entertaining. There are a lot of "zoomies" going on at LBWF. I was fortunate to also have met a few of the Katrina dogs that Linda personally rescued from Louisiana.
 When Linda says she works 24/7, 365 days a year she is not lying. I am a witness to this. Linda has no holidays, sick days, vacation days, or weekends. Even on her birthday I can guarantee she will put in a full day's work and then some. So for those that would like to know what Linda Blair is really like, the first thought that comes to mind is she is like the Energizer Bunny, she keeps going and going. She is compassionate, and determined. She has a heart of gold and she truly does want to make the world a better place for both people and animals. She is funny and highly intelligent. But what is truly amazing is to see the bond Linda has with the dogs. The love she has for them shines through her and that is when you know you are in the presence of an Angel on Earth. On her computer you will see thousands of pictures of all the dogs Linda has rescued throughout the years. She remembers every single dog's story and nothing warms her heart more than receiving updates on her dogs that were adopted. So if any of our adopters are reading this, please remember to keep in touch and update us with stories and pictures!  Linda has a special gift when it comes to animals and there is no doubt rescuing is Linda's calling.
Linda does not live an easy life. Within 10 minutes of her waking up her work day begins. Linda is actively involved in the day to day routine of caring for the dogs. That is usually enough work for one, but not for Linda. Along with caring for the dogs she also looks over each application that comes in for one of the dogs. She personally makes the phone calls and spends a great deal of time getting to know a potential adopter. She is an incredible matchmaker and her main priority is finding the perfect dog for the adopter and the perfect home for the dog. On the days when potential adopters come to meet the dogs, Linda meets with them, showing them a variety of dogs. When the perfect match is found, Linda then does the paper work and puts together the adoption packet. There are home checks that are done, dogs being delivered to their forever homes, shopping for supplies, dog food, and anything else needed for the dogs, phone calls to be made or returned, veterinarian appointments, freedom pictures and videos to be taken, dog postings to be done. This is a daily routine for Linda. Late at night, when she finally gets to sit down it isn't to watch TV or rest. This is the time she finally gets on the computer. Her email inbox is overwhelming to see. This is the sad part of rescue. The hundreds of emails from shelter networkers begging for help. These emails include videos and pictures of innocent animals whose lives are on the line through no fault of their own. It is heartbreaking to see. When Linda is not reading emails she is writing her posts for social media, and researching. Linda is very passionate about education, especially when it comes to cancer. Her passion is to teach others the information she has learned by working with the best nutrionalists. Linda's "Stamp Out Cancer" program works. I have seen the results. Linda has spoken many times about one of her founding dogs, Riley and through her research and program she was given the gift of more time with him. Riley was my buddy and I never would have known he had cancer if Linda didn't tell me. He would happily trot around in his yard, roll in the sunshine and he LOVED his pool. He enjoyed going for walks and he could out run me which I think he got a kick out of taking off running when we would go for walks together. He was very smart and curious. Many times I would be working on my laptop and Riley would watch, always sticking his head close to the computer to see what I was doing. I know without Linda's program I never would have met him.
 Linda is also very passionate about mandatory spaying/neutering, stopping puppy mills and shutting down backyard breeders. She attends meetings and speaks out publicly informing and educating along the way. She has fought against Breed Specific legislation, and her goal is to help change the laws regarding animal welfare.  Many weekends are spent traveling to different conventions around the world giving fans the opportunity to meet her, and she also uses it as an opportunity to educate nationwide. She truly cares about all animals in America and around the world. That is why she is always pushing "Emergency Preparedness" to inform people how to care and save animals from the high temperatures in the summer, storms, hurricanes and freezing temperatures in the winter. She wants to make sure this information is available to everyone.
2017 was not an easy year for anyone including Linda. Several emergency rescues were taken on by LBWF because of the fires. We also had several medical cases. Our emergency funds were depleted. Many of you have seen our Facebook posts showing the rescues. That is why we are holding this fundraiser. We want to give back to Linda. She works so hard and times have been rough. We have seen the stress, the worry and the discouragement in Linda's eyes but she fights through it and continues working and rescuing. She does this because she made a promise and she will never break a promise.  She is a force to reckon with.
Linda is truly an amazing woman. She is a mentor, and an inspiration. She is one of the strongest people I have ever met. She truly cares about people and animals. She is a true hero and I am honored to call her my friend. Linda has spent her entire life giving back to others. She has entertained the world for many years through her movies, traveled around the world meeting fans, she has given to numerous charities, and she has rescued dogs from so many shelters. Let us join together and give back to Linda for her birthday. No amount is too small, whether it is giving up one day's worth of coffee, or donating the price of a movie ticket. Any amount will help. Let's make this one of Linda's happiest birthdays ever by helping her to help the voiceless! She deserves it. To make a donation to Linda's birthday fundraiser please click the Donate button below.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. 
Warm Regards,
The LBWF Team
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A Peak Into The Life Of Linda
Hard At Work
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Speaking For The Voiceless
Speaking For The Voiceless
Traveling & Educating
Traveling
A Match Made In Heaven
Match Made in Heaven
Happy LBWF Rescued Dogs Get The Zoomies!
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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, IL 91602
The world is in such flux and change, but we at LBWF, want to wish you, our rescue family, peace, love and comfort this Thanksgiving!  Your love and support
to the important work we do with rescuing pets in need, education and supporting our companion animal cancer prevention work, would not happen without your love and donations! Your compassion saves so many lives and continues to do so every day!
 We hope you've been following our companion animal, Cancer prevention program consisting of grain free food, herbs and the lives we have extended, proving proper grain free food, with no potatoes. Nutrition and support is truly extending our LBWF companion animals lives!
 Recently, a Scandinavian report came out proving that animals extend humans' lives and  they help to slow down heart disease.  Most all of us, that love animals, as family members, truly know this ourselves, and did not need a 10 year study to learn these facts. 
 The companion animals, face such difficult obstacles nowadays, finding themselves abandoned and in shelters, all too often and their very lives at risk.  Did you know that LBWF and so many other rescue groups, across the country, need foster homes, especially this time of year, helping to save more lives and in return they just might save yours! 
 Sign up with LBWF for our foster program through the holidays and/or any of your rescue groups around the country and help a companion animal in need! 
 This is the time to give thanks, giving, and volunteer, helping LBWF and animals and friends around the country who need a helping hand.
 We hope you'll consider a vegetarian - vegan Thanksgiving to know and feel the health benefits that will come your way!  Having saved turkeys in the past and knowing how sweet their temperament is, I wish everyone could have the same experience I did to know and understand why a healthy, meat free lifestyle is a blessing and the health benefits will prove themselves,  reducing heart disease, high cholesterol,  amazing weight-loss and so many other benefits! 
 Your Thanksgiving donations will provide our continued work with cancer prevention, holiday meals, love and support of our important work during this holiday season! 
 May you find safe travels, loving friends and family, peace, warmth and comfort this holiday season!
 Much Love,
 Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation 

 

Holiday Season Limited Edition T-shirt & Hoodie
Available Now until December 3rd, 2017!
Rescued Dogs Rock
Available in short sleeve, long sleeve & a hoodie!
 This will surely bring a smile to people's faces, when you wear this fabulous "Rockin" designed t- shirt!  Support in the LBWF rescue dogs, or in our cancer prevention program, and saving lives through this holiday season! This is amazing and fun design is a limited edition.
 There is nothing like the large smile on a rescue dog's face, after they've been rescued, and they know they are safe and loved and wait for their new forever loving home! 
This fundraiser helps us to provide spays, neuters, medical care, food and keep them warm, safe and happy through the winter season!
Go ahead and grab a T-shirt, or a hoodie for you, a family member or friend! You won't be sorry you'll enjoy wearing this fun design, for a long, long time!
T-shirts and Hoodies are available through Custom Ink. Click the picture below to order!
LBWF Rescued Dogs Rock T-shirt
Pet Safety Tips
Chocolate
 
 
With the holiday seasons upon us it's important to keep your four legged loved ones safe! Here are a few tips to keep you and yours happy and safe this holiday season!
  1. Be mindful of cold weather products such as de-icing products, salt, and anti-freeze! When walking your pet outside during the snow and ice be sure to wipe their paws and undersides thoroughly when returning inside. This will ensure your pet is safe from any skin irritations or more serious conditions. 
  2. Keep all holiday decorations out of reach such as tinsel and ribbon. Ingestion of these materials could cause serious health complications for your pet.
  3. There are lots of beautiful holiday plants out there but many of them are dangerous to your pets if ingested. Keep lilies, mistletoe, ivy, holly, and poinsettias out of reach!  
  4. We all love our fur friends very much and want them to enjoy some of the same yummy treats we do but keep in mind that turkey bones can be very dangerous to our pets and could cause obstructions. Holiday sweets such as chocolate are dangerous too! Keep the yummies out of reach of your furry friends.  
With the holidays come lots of visitors and/or out of town trips. It's important to ensure your pet is properly tagged and micro-chipped in the event they become spooked during this holiday season.
Healthy Thanksgiving Day Meal Alternative.
Linda with Turkey friend
 

Everyone looks forward to the Thanksgiving Feast all year round. This year we hope you'll try one of our wonderful Thanksgiving Day Meal Alternatives. 
 
Linda's Tofurkey and Gravy
First available in 1995, the Tofurkey roast is a remarkably tasty and nutritious turkey alternative for those who choose a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.  Tofurkey is renowned for its ease of preparation and turkey-like texture and flavor.  One bite and you'll understand why Tofurkey is the number one choice of vegetarians during the holidays and year-round!
 
Ingredient List:
  • 1 Tofurkey roast (in the grocer's vegetarian frozen section)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and quartered
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
Preheat oven to 350 F Make the baste:
  • Whisk together soy sauce and sage, then set aside
Prepare the roast:
  • Remove roast from packaging & set gravy aside to thaw
  • Place the roast in a casserole dish (dish must have a tight fitting cover)
  • Place carrots and onions around the roast (celery may also be used, if you wish)
  • Whisk baste again and them pour half over the roast
  • Cover tightly to keep steam in
Cooking Instructions:
  • Cook at 350 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, uncover the casserole and baste with remaining half of baste mixture
  • Return to the oven and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes
Gravy preparation:
  • Pour thawed gravy into a small saucepan
  • Whisk over low/medium heat until simmering
Water may be added to create a thinner, smoother gravy.
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Ways to Help LBWF
Did you know there are a number of ways you can help LWBF this holiday season just by doing things you already do? Many of you will be hitting the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals to complete your holiday shopping. You can help LWBF and our rescued dogs in need with little effort by doing your regular holiday shopping!
 
Amazon has a great program called Smile! Click on the image below and select the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation as your charity of choice. Smiles gives .5% of the proceeds directly to helping dogs in need!
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Holiday Shopping for your Furry Friends
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If you are looking for a perfect Holiday gift for your furry loved one, check out Chewy.com! They have a great assortment of toys and treats. Place your first order today and Chewy will donate $20 to the LBWF Rescued Dogs. Click the picture to get started!
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Linda
 Many of you may not realize that animal rescuers are inundated with emails and people begging us to help animals in shelters or people that have fallen on hard times, losing their homes, pets found out in the desert, abandoned. It's a very difficult world to live in.  We have a different skin because we live trying every minute of every day to save the innocent animals that were neglected, abandoned, or thrown away and it happens each and every day all over our country and the world. 
 We try so hard to keep going, to be able to put a smile on our face for the public and people that ask how we are doing. But does anyone really care how we are doing? Our world is a very difficult one to live in.
 After perusing hundreds of animals on the euthanasia list in the shelters, sending emails, trying to save lives I started to turn my computer off to go get a few hours of rest.  Something caught my eye. An email from a very brave lady that rescues dogs that are abandoned way back deep in the California desert.
 Once again it was another cruelty case, a starving beautiful, gentle, sweet pitbull abandoned to die, near starvation and fed something that poisoned its mouth so it could no longer eat or drink. My eyes, my heart, it's hard not to cry. I just had to reach out to you all, the loving animal community and beg you to donate to those of us that save these poor animals from their abandonment, neglect, starvation and witness so many horrible crimes that man does to these innocent animals.  I beg you to make a donation because that's the only thing that helps us to keep going is the financial aid. I don't take a salary; I give all your donations to the animals we are able to rescue through LBWF. 
 Make my day, no matter how small your donation or large, it helps us with the food, treats, water to fill their pools so they can play in the high of the summer.  We have to spay & neuter so many animals that sometimes come out of the shelters too sick to be medically treated at that time and we have to provide for them. Please won't you make a donation right now? Their lives depend on you and you depend on us to save them. Your donations count more than you can imagine! Please help me to keep fighting this war against the pet overpopulation and the abandoned animals. United we can make a difference I just keep believing that in my heart and my life! I
 XOXO
 Linda Blair
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Rescue is a Lifestyle
What is an Animal Rescuer?
By: Linda Blair
     I think it's important to understand that when you hear the word "rescuer", it means "volunteer". It's you, me and anyone with an open heart or home to help one in need. Human or animal. In the case of an animal rescuer, we open our homes or find appropriate foster homes that can offer shelter to an animal in need.  This is similar to the process of finding foster homes for children in need.
What does an Animal Rescuer do?
 
     Well, in the "underground world" of animal rights advocates, we read thousands of emails about animals facing death sentences every day. At first you cry a lot, then you go into action and get involved.
     A rescuer will take in a stray animal on its way to the pound. A rescuer will walk the cold or hot cement shelter floors, listening to the cries of sadness and barking from scared animals, begging to be noticed and rescued. We see animals curled up in the corners, afraid or depressed.  Mother's begging to find shelter from the noise for their newborn pups or kittens.  Others, so hungry they'll eat anything deposited on the barren floors. Then there are the secret isolation rooms, closed to the public. Here you will find, the accident victims, those suffering from horrible mange and sometimes those that suffer from a cold, known as kennel cough, which can be fixed, but they'll never be seen by the public. Here, also, you will find where the horror cases are kept, victims
from unthinkable abuse. They suffer alone, behind closed doors. For unless a rescuer or good volunteer tells you, no one will ever see them. They are simply doomed to die. We ache, but we keep walking. We ask questions, and we think of anyone who might be looking for a dog or cat.  We get teary-eyed for those animals we know we just can't help.
     We carefully pick the animals we think we can help, both financially & emotionally, until we can find them a new loving, permanent home.  If an animal has been "fixed", you fill out the paperwork, which takes
awhile, and drive off with a scared new friend you've never met before. Neither of you knows the other. If an animal is unaltered (not spayed or neutered) they are sent to a clinic the next day and you pick them up, usually half asleep, and take them to another vet for a check up. If they have contracted a cold, known as "Kennel Cough", they must be quarantined at a veterinarian with a quarantine area, or a boarding facility with a quarantine. A foster home, who has no animals to protect from the upper respiratory cold is always best, but nearly impossible to find.  If the animal has mange, which is very contagious, it needs to be treated as well while in quarantine. Then we have boarding costs, feeding costs and sometimes large medical expenses. If they have broken limbs they must be operated on and kept in a quiet place to recover.
     We then have to get to know the animal. Are they friendly? Do they like people, other animals? Cats, dogs? What can we tell someone about them? Do they need minimal training, or extensive training?  Are they
housetrained? How old are they really? What breed or mix are they? We visit them during quarantine as much as possible. We take them for walks, play or just sit with them to get to know them.  And they need the opportunity to know us, too.
     We make flyers with a photograph, and the animal's story.  Then we drive around and distribute the flyers, and make phone calls and send emails.
     We schedule adoption days. We find a suitable place like a storefront, a small shopping mall, or pet store that allows us to set up a small adoption area with a playpen and food and water station, to show our "Adoptee".  In the summer months we hope to have "misters" to relieve them from the summer days heat. When someone is interested in one of our friends, we ask questions about their home and fenced yards, their work hours, and what kind of a companion they're looking for, and how much time they have to spend with them. We ask them to fill out questionnaires about themselves, so we can best decide who's correct for the animal and who the animal will best get along with.
For example, older dogs are happy to have a warm place, and love. Younger dogs need to be exercised more, and sometimes need more training. Puppies need it all; housetraining, obedience training, and a lifetime commitment.
     Our job, is healing & match making. When we finally make a choice, we've made the drive to someone's home, done our house check, paperwork, and taken a departing picture of our rescued animal, we say our goodbye's and drive away. Most of us cry a little, not always because we are sad, but because we saved a life.  Our job is complete. They will be missed, but we move on to the next one, for there are thousands just waiting for someone to rescue them. Waiting for someone to save them from the cold, frightening shelters, death row and the inevitable & foreboding death needle or far worse, in some states in America, the gas chamber.
 
Linda _ Butler
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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!
Sally Snacks
Sally Snacks
 
 Sally Snacks is a great healthy treat for your dog. Sally Snacks are available to purchase on Amazon. Don't forget to use Amazon Smile
and select LBWF as your charity of choice!   
Nzymes
Nzyme products
Nzymes is a staple company in our cancer prevention work and highly recommended pet care for you and all your companion animals. I use it on all our rescue dogs and have seen the most miraculous results. I encourage you to use the 10% gift discount right now by ordering through their phone line (877-816-6500) and requesting a "Linda Blair Special" discount on their nzymes products. Please visit https://www.nzymes.com/ to read more about these amazing products.
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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
Sasha and Hermes Need Your Help!
We need your help!
These two angels, only 6 months old, were going to be put to sleep on March 25, 2016. LBWF jumped in last minute and rescued the siblings from death row!  
They were given all their puppy shots at the shelter and were in great health! The shelter is six hours away from LBWF, so the puppies had to go to boarding for three days and wait for transport to us.  

We received an alarming phone call, Thursday morning (March 31) stating the male puppy, Hermes, was vomiting and drooling. LBWF feared the worst and we had him rushed to the animal hospital and sadly, he was diagnosed with Parvo. 

Parvo is highly contagious and, as such, his sister Sasha has now tested positive as well. These two sweethearts are fighting for their lives. Please make a much needed donation so we can continue round the clock medical care.

Follow their progress on YouCaring or on our Facebook page!

With deep gratitude,
Linda Blair
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See below for a video of the pups at rescue. They are super sweet, adorable, and full of life. We  must do what we can to save them. Thank you so much for your continued support!
 
 
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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506