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It all began in 1971 on one of Los Angeles' busy freeways. It was on such a freeway that the late actor Richard Basehart and his wife, Diana, watched in horror as someone in a car ahead of them nonchalantly tossed a dog out of the car window to a grisly death.  Both Richard and Diana were animal lovers and very aware of the daily cruelties that so many animals endured. Their shock and outrage that day motivated them to gather fellow actors and members of the community together to work to stop such inhumane treatment.

When we opened our doors in 1971, our objectives were to provide proper care for and prevent the inhumane treatment and destruction of animals.  The common belief of the day was to simply rescue and adopt.  Right from the beginning, our founding members recognized that there were too many animals being destroyed in animal shelters because no one was paying attention to how many were being born.  They recognized that pet overpopulation was rooted in a lack of education and availability of services.  That was the key, and it was straightforward.  Stop the flow of animals being bred and you stop the unregulated killing.

The founding members knew that these goals were not going to be easily attainable. They would require stamina, resourcefulness and a long-standing commitment. The story of Actors and Others for Animals is also the story of compassionate people - donors, celebrities, supporters, volunteers, staff and board members - who helped take a fledgling organization and through hard work, dedication and loving kindness made it a leader in the elimination of pet overpopulation through spay and neuter, long before those words were part of the American jargon.

And while our history is rich with many accomplishments on behalf of animals, we are especially proud to have been the prevailing force behind the elimination of the decompression chamber in California. Working closely with the County of Los Angeles in the 1970's, it was agreed that if the County did not use the decompression chamber at the new Agoura shelter but instead used a euthanasia injection, Actors and Others would fund such a pilot project. It was so successful that it soon was adopted by all the other county shelters - then by the City - then in 1979 by all of California.

Dear Friends:

It was my friend, Jackie Joseph, one of the founding members of Actors and Others, who first introduced me to this wonderful organization. That first meeting was held, as I remember, in someone’s home where many of us sat on the floor, neophytes to the cause. I was immediately hooked. Improving the lives of animals, what better gig was there!

I’ve worked in many different capacities since that first meeting. As an entertainer, a volunteer, PSA spot maker, errand runner and all around worker bee. I joined the Board of Directors in 1982 served as Vice President for approximately eight years. I am very proud, honored and humbled to now serve as president.

Whenever I do a show, either in or out of town, I always ask people about their pets and if they are spayed or neutered. I am lucky to have had a great teacher in Earl Holliman, who taught me that getting the message out sometimes means doing so every day, one day at a time, one person at a time and one animal at a time.

We have all been privileged to have the “Earl Example” to learn from, and it is because of his great leadership that Actors and Others has grown to be the well-respected organization that it is today. It shall be my job to make sure that we continue on that same path.

My little rescue dog, Harmony, is a constant reminder to me of how important it is to take care of our animal companions and friends. My goal in life is "to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."

JoAnne Worley’s instinctive comedic timing and irrepressible laugh makes her a favorite of audiences everywhere. Her work runs the gamut from television, movie and stage productions to game shows, talk shows, commercials, cartoons and opera. Most currently, JoAnne starred with a celebrated cast in the New York City Center’s Encores! Production of Steven Sondheim legendary "Follies," had a successful Broadway run in “The Drowsy Chaperone” and the Los Angeles production of "Wicked". She also has guest starred on "Bones," "Curb Your Euthusiasm," "Jessie" and “The Middle".

Jo Anne Worley (born September 6, 1937) is an American actress, comedian, and singer. Her work covers television, films, theatre, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. Worley is widely known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Early life and education

Worley was born on September 6, 1937, in Lowell, Indiana,[1] the third child of Rose Irene (née Gardner) and Joseph Lauraine Worley. In 1962, her parents divorced and her father remarried, having four children with his second wife, Nancy.[1]

Always known for her loud voice, Worley once said that when she attended church as a little girl, she never sang the hymns but would only lip sync them for fear that she would drown out everyone else. Before graduating from high school, she was named school comedienne.[1]

After graduating from high school in 1955, Worley moved to Blauvelt, New York, where she began her professional career as a member of the Pickwick Players.[2] This led to a drama scholarship to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.[3]

Career

Worley signing autographs at a Wicked performance

After studying at Midwestern for two years, Worley moved to Los Angeles to study at Los Angeles City College and the Pasadena Playhouse.[4][5][6][7] She was soon given her first musical role in a production of Wonderful Town. In 1961, Worley received her first major break when she appeared in the musical revue Billy Barnes People in Los Angeles; this production moved to Broadway, where it ran for only six performances. However, the New York Times reviewer wrote: "Jo Anne Worley has an earthy style that suggests she could be a rowdy comedienne."[4][5][6][8] In 1964, she was selected to appear as a stand-in on the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! One year later, Worley created her own nightclub act in Greenwich Village, where she was discovered by Merv Griffin in 1966.[4][5][6]

Impressed by Worley's talents, Griffin engaged her to be one of his primary guest stars on his show, where she made approximately 40 appearances on The Merv Griffin Show.[4][5][6] In 1966, she appeared Off-Broadway in The Mad Show, a musical revue based on Mad Magazine.[9] In 1967, Worley's stint on Griffin's show led to her discovery by George Schlatter, who soon cast her in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.[4][5][6]

In 1970, Worley left Laugh-In to pursue other projects and has made guest appearances on several television series, including Love, American Style, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Andy Williams Show, Adam-12, Emergency!, Murder, She Wrote, The Middle, and different game shows such as Super Password, Hollywood Squares, and the many versions of Pyramid. She continued working in various movies, television series, and theatrical performances (original productions and revivals alike) over the years. Worley also became known for her work as a voice provider for several cartoons, animated movies, and video games. Her voice work includes Nutcracker Fantasy (1979), the Disney movies Beauty and the Beast (1991), A Goofy Movie (1995), Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World (1998), and the voice of the Wardrobe in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (2005). She remains involved with Disney, making cameos in several Disney Channel sitcoms such as Kim Possible playing the role of Bonnie Rockwaller's mother, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Jessie.

Worley performed in regional theater, such as the Melody Top Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she appeared in Gypsy: A Musical Fable as Rose (1984), Annie Get Your Gun (1982), Hello Dolly! (1980), Anything Goes (1978) and Once Upon a Mattress (1974),[10] She also appeared at the Welk Dinner Theater in San Diego, California in Same Time, Next Year in 1985,[11] Call Me Madam at the California Music Theatre, Pasadena, California, in 1987,[12] and Nunsense at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, California, in 1991.[13]

In 1989, Worley returned to Broadway to appear in Prince of Central Park, but the show was canceled after four performances.[14] She was cast as the Wicked Witch of the West in a 1999 musical production of The Wizard of Oz, directed and adapted by Robert Johanson, with Mickey Rooney playing the eponymous role. The production had a limited run at the Pantages Theater, Hollywood, California and at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and she also joined the limited US tour.[15][16] Worley played Mrs. Tottendale in the Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre from July through December 2007. She then reprised the role of Mrs. Tottendale at The Cape Playhouse from June to July 2015.

From January 8 until August 24, 2008, Worley played the role of Madame Morrible in the Los Angeles production of Wicked.[17]

Personal life

Worley married actor Roger Perry on May 11, 1975. They divorced in 2000.[18]

Worley is an animal lover. For more than 40 years she has been involved with the organisation Actors and Others for Animals, founded in 1971, which funds spay-and-neuter programmes, and provides veterinary financial assistance to pet guardians in Southern California.[19][20][21] She served on a voluntary basis on the board of directors for several years before becoming vice president, and since 2007, has served as president of the organisation.[20][22]

Filmography

Film

Television

YearFilmRoleNotes
1962 Moon Pilot Extra
1968 Head Woman in Playtex Bra Ad Adventure musical satirical film featuring The Monkees and directed by Bob Rafelson.[24]
1976 The Shaggy D.A. Katrinka Muggelberg Comedy film and sequel to The Shaggy Dog and directed by Robert Stevenson.[25]
1979 Nutcracker Fantasy Queen Morphia くるみ割り人形 (Kurumiwari Ningyō, lit. The Nutcracker) Japanese-American stop motion animated film. directed by Takeo Nakamura.[26]
1991 Beauty and the Beast Armoire the Wardrobe Animated musical and fantasy film directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.[27]
1995 A Goofy Movie Miss Maples Animated musical road comedy film directed by Kevin Lima.[28]
1998 Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World Armoire the Wardrobe
  • Direct-to-video
  • Musical romantic fantasy film directed by Cullen Blaine, Daniel de la Vega, Barbara Dourmashkin, Dale Kase, Bob Kline, Burt Medall, and Mitch Rochon.
  • Credited as Joanne Worley
1999 Belle's Tales of Friendship Armoire the Wardrobe
  • Direct-to-video
  • Live action/animated directed by Jimbo Mitchell.
2004 Goodnight, We Love You Herself Documentary written and directed by Gregg Barson.
2008 Forever Plaid: The Movie The Usher
2012 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Documentary Herself Documentary directed and co-written by Dori Berinstein.
2019 Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate Herself
YearTitleRoleNotes
1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Myrtle Tarantino Episode: "Baby Talk" (S 2:Ep 3)
1961 Adventures in Paradise Guest Episode: "Act of Piracy" {S 2:Ep 18}
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Myrtle Tarantino Episode: "Goodbye, Mr. Pomfritt, Hello, Mr. Chips" (S 2:Ep 34)
1967 Captain Nice Rusty Episode: "One Rotten Apple" (S 1:Ep 14)
1968–1970 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Performer Contract role
1970 Hot Dog Host
  • Contract role
  • Saturday morning documentary series for children
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour Underwater Wife Episode: "Episode #1.4" (S 1:Ep 4)
Love, American Style Maggie Episode:"Love and the Coed Dorm/Love and the Optimist/Love and the Teacher" (S 1:Ep 19)
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz Dr. Debby Inglefinger TV movie directed by Jerry Paris.[29]
Love, American Style Guest Episode: "Love and the Boss/Love and the Jury/Love and the Logical Explanation/Love and the Pregnancy" (s 2:Ep 21)
Night Gallery Iris Travers Episode: " House — With Ghost/A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank/Dr. Stringfellow's" (S 2:Ep 9)
What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Cynthia TV movie directed by Jerry Paris.[30]
Love, American Style Housewife Episode: "Love and the Detective/Love and the Guilty Conscience/Love and the Mixed Marriage/Love and the Wake-Up Girl" (S 3:Ep 5)
Susie Episode: "Love and the Baby/Love and the Big Mother/Love and the Free Weekend/Love and the Jealous Husband/Love and the Old Cowboy" (S 3:Ep 9)
1972 Mrs. Stevens Episode: "Love and the Big Surprise/Love and the Security Building/Love and the Ski Lodge/Love and the Happy Unhappy Couple/Love and the Topless Policy" (S 3:Ep 16)
Adam-12 Juju Perrin Episode: "Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen" (S 4:Ep 19)
The Paul Lynde Show Fay Episode: "An Affair to Forget" (S 1:Ep 12)
1973–1974 It Pays to Be Ignorant Herself Panelist
1973–1991 Pyramid Recurring celebrity guest Its subsequent versions
1973 Love, American Style Beverly Arnold Rhode Episode: "Love and the Games People Play/Love and High Spirits/Love and the Memento/Love and the Single Husband/Love and the Stutter" (S 5:Ep 4)
Emergency! Screaming Woman Episode: "Zero" (S 3:Ep 10)
1974–1976 Match Game Herself Panelist
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man Mona Episode: "Survival of the Fittest" (S1 :Ep 2)
1975 Get Christie Love! Miss Holmes Episode: "Murder on High C" (S 1:Ep 16)
New Zoo Revue Vanessa Gramcracker Episode: "September 2, 1975"
1977 The Riddlers   unsold game show pilot
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Miss Osborne Episode: "The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World" (S 24:Ep 6)
Hawaii Five-O Anna Jovanko Episode: "Blood Money Is Hard to Wash"
1978 The Love Boat Sandy Beal Episode: "A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka" (S 2:Ep 8)
The Gift of the Magi Star Adapted made-for-TV-Movie directed by Marc Daniels.
1979 The Love Boat Dottie Anderson Episode: "The Stimulation of Stephanie/The Next Step/Life Begins at 40" (S 3:Ep 14)
CHiPs Herself
  • Episode: "Roller Disco: Part 2" (S 3:Ep 2)
  • Uncredited
The Arthur Godfrey Special Herself Sketch comedy musical directed by Sterling Johnson.
1981 Through the Magic Pyramid Mutnedjmet TV movie directed by Ron Howard.[31]
1981–82 The All New Popeye Hour Sgt. Bertha Blast Contract role
1983 The Love Boat Mrs. Honeycutt Episode: "The Dog Show: Going to the Dogs/Putting on the Dog/Women's Best Friend/Whose Dog Is It Anyway" (S 6:Ep 25)
1985 Murder, She Wrote Carla Raymond Episode" "My Johnny Lies over the Ocean" (S 1:Ep 13)
Super Password Herself Game Show Contestant / Celebrity Guest Star
Pound Puppies Nose
The Wuzzles Hopopotamus Contract role
1989 DuckTales Guest
  • Episode: "The Good Muddahs" (S 2:Ep 14)
  • Credited as JoAnne Worley
1990 Match Game Herself Panelist
1992 The Elf Who Saved Christmas Mrs. Buzzard Short film directed by Bob Sykes.[32]
1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Guest
  • Episode:"Penthouse Mouse/Twelve Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack" (S 3:Ep 21)
  • Credited as JoAnne Worley
The Elf and the Magic Key Mrs. Buzzard TV movie directed by Bob Sykes.[33]
The Pink Panther Mrs. Chubalingo
  • Episode: "Pilgrim Panther/That Old Pink Magic" (S 1:Ep 10)
  • Credited as Joanne Worley
1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Aunt Kate TV movie directed by Neal Israel.[34]
1996 Mad About You Herself Episode: "Dream Weaver" (S 4:Ep 12)
1998 Caroline in the City Herself Episode: "Caroline and the Sandwich" (S 3:Ep 22)
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Aunt Beulah Episode: "Good Will Haunting" (S 3:Ep 6)
1999 Boy Meets World Mrs. Stevens Episode: "Pickett Fences" (S 7:Ep 10)
2001 Kim Possible Mrs. Rockwaller Episode: "Downhill" (S 1:Ep 5)
2004 Hollywood Squares Herself Recurring
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Herself Episode: "Out & About" (S 1:Ep 1–Pilot)
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Maggie Episode: "Alex Does Good" (S 2:Ep 17)
2011 Unscripted Herself
  • Episode: "Jo Anne Worley" (S 1:Ep 6)
  • Biography
Bones Diane Michaels Episode "The Truth in the Myth" (S 6:Ep 18)
Curb Your Enthusiasm Rosemary Episode: "The Smiley Face" (S 8:Ep 4)
Jessie Nana Banana
  • Episode: "Zuri's New Old Friend" (S 1:Ep 6)
  • Credited as JoAnne Worley
2012 The Middle Miss Lambert Episode: "The Guidance Counselor" (S 3:Ep 21)
Philanthropist Michael Puck with K9 Photo? National Dog Day is 8/26, and this unique brand gives back to people and pets. 
K9Photo is a non-profit 501c(3)organization supported by years of research on the advantages of the human-canine relationship. His photography business features an array of professional dog wall art that enhances relationship-focused businesses. 
100% of the profits are used to support and fund projects that focus on protecting and saving animals while raising awareness of the benefits people receive from dogs.

K9 is currently launching the Global Dog Art Gallery, an online hub where companies can purchase dog wall art to support projects and initiatives that prevent suffering and save lives. This includes initiatives that eliminate puppy mills and dog fighting and initiatives that convert 100% of the over 3,000 animal shelters in the country to no-kill shelters. 
Companies can give back to their own workplace community and contribute to the betterment of dogs around the world on this National Dog Day by supporting K9. Mr. Puck was inspired by his experience with a childhood dog, and continues to incorporate dogs in people-centric frameworks.

 K9Photo and Global Dog Art Are on a Mission to Save 1 Million Dogs by 2030
Photographer Michael Puck has launched two businesses with the singular goal of saving shelter dogs from the death chamber with dog photography.
Kingsport, TN (August, 20 2021) – K9Photo is a nonprofit 501c(3)organization on a mission to showcase the benefits of the human-animal bond to prevent animal suffering. Photographer and founder, Michael Puck engaged the best pet photographers from around the world to contribute their photos for sale to individuals and businesses.
Puck, a “people scientist,” has discovered that dogs and, by extension, photographs of dogs offer a wide range of benefits that address some of the biggest challenges businesses are facing. He says that having photos of dogs in a business establishment increases sales intent by 56%. Science proves that dog wall art facilitates human-to-human interaction, creates warm and trusting relationships, and reduces stress. Intrigued by this concept, he launched K9Photo, which provides relationship-focused companies with custom-designed dog wall art options.
K9Photo’s long-term objective is to eradicate the commercial misuse of animals, including industrial farming, to achieve animal equality and effective laws and ordinances that protect all animals. 100% of K9Photo's profits are used to support and fund projects that focus on protecting and saving animals while raising awareness of the benefits people receive from dogs.
Puck is now launching the Global Dog Art Gallery, an online hub where companies can purchase dog wall art to create warm and welcoming environments that foster trust, social connections and promote increased mental health for employees and patients

Bio: Michael Puck, an HR innovator and change agent, has anestablished track record of discovering and implementing sustainable solutions to challenges in the workplace. He refines complex issues into a comprehensive diagnosis thus empowering his audience to develop and accelerate action-oriented strategies

that maximize HR's business impact.His international and multi-cultural background, 25 years of HR experience, and a passion for people-centric frameworks fuel his goals as a senior partner at a Boston-based consulting group/software company.  


Puck graduated from the German Air Force Academy. His eight-year term as Officer bolstered his understanding that putting people first is vital to the success of the team and organization. During his time in the military, he earned a degree in business and a postgraduate degree in economics from VWA in Essen, Germany. Additionally, Puck is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), a published author, frequent presenter and the President of an animal-focused non-profit in the state of Tennessee.



Info about K9Photo 501c(3) & vision

K9Photo offers dog wall art and wall art design to relationship-oriented businesses to enable human-to-human interaction and relationship building. Our work is displayed in airports, car dealerships, wealth management offices and money others. 

Vision:  K9Photo offers dog wall art and wall art design to relationship-oriented businesses to enable human-to-human interaction and relationship building. Our work is displayed in airports, car dealerships, wealth management offices and money others.

Serving Working Dogs Around The World

Mission K9 Rescue is a non profit organization dedicated to the service of retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs and PD-K9’s

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We are based in Houston, Texas. 

We provide assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. Our organization’s purpose for existence is to serve retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other Dogs who Serve as they may fit into our mission and scope.

Mission K9 Rescue operates under the laws of the State of Texas.

OUR MISSION

To Rescue, Reunite, Re-Home, Rehabilitate and Repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity.

Rescue – Any and all CWDs and MWDs as well as any other working dog that may need our help. Mission K9 Rescue is committed to saving them and giving them the retirement they deserve; whether it be bringing them back from overseas or rescuing them out of a poor environment stateside.

Reunite – Any retired working dog that has a handler that wants him, and has proven that they are the right home (handlers always get first preference) Mission K9 Rescue will see to it that the dog is transported to the handler.

Re-Home –  Any retired working dog that does not have a designated handler, Mission K9 Rescue will work to find the perfect loving home for the dog.

Rehabilitate – Often retired working dogs have been in situations that can cause them severe anxiety and stress.  Many retire with issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  These dogs need time with us to decompress and reintegrate into society.  Mission K9 Rescue works with these dogs in order to get make the suitable for adoption.

Repair – Working dogs train like professional athletes their entire career.  When they retire,  some have extensive medical issues that can become quite costly.  Since they don’t receive retirement benefits, Mission K9 Rescue provides all veterinary needs while in our care.

Our Board of Directors Include:

Kristen Maurer – President
Louisa Kastner – Vice President
Bob Bryant – CTO
Brian Hogan
Antony Kilty – Harris Health
Richard Burt – CGG Geoscience

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas. We operate World Wide.

Please take the time to donate to MissionK9 Rescue. Your donations help us with all the expenses related to our mission.

https://donate.missionk9rescue.org" data-uw-rm-brl="false">Donate to Mission K9 Rescue

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506

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 Wishing Everyone A Magical Day And Week
Of
St. Patrick’s Day!
As the country starts to reopen, we want to update you on all our hard work during the pandemic on behalf of the abandoned dogs and our adoptions!
 
Sadly, when the shelters started to close because of Covid-19, more dogs needed help and we have tried to be there assisting the best we can by providing a safe haven in their times of need.­ We have rescued dogs from the shelters, the streets, and from people who sadly lost everything during the California fires, and those who lost their jobs and were no longer able to care for their dogs.
 
From the start of the pandemic, LBWF saved over 70+ dogs, and found over 100 amazing homes for our rescued LBWF dogs! They went into homes that catered to them and treated them as family members, going camping, to the beach, assisting in online zoom classes and we are all so incredibly grateful to these wonderful homes. The dogs bring so much healing, love and laughter to our lives and through the pandemic!
 
 We have continued our amazing feeding program, including the studies and application of intense herbal nutrition which Linda has been studying and applying for years. The dogs are living longer without pain pills and toxic drugs which decreases their lives by affecting a variety of their organs. We are getting closer to releasing our hard research for dogs to live longer and healthier lives!
 
Everyone has now heard how toxic some pet food can be, with some food lacking most or all nutrients through the processing of the food to give it a longer shelf life. Allergies and Cancer are just two of the main issues plaguing our pets!
 
After Linda lost her personal and founding member dogs to cancer, she has spent every day seeking change and applying it to our rescued dogs. Its working! We are the longest and largest overall, actual study on living, happy dogs, anywhere in the world. We are not a dog food company or research lab called a "Testing Sight" who do deplorable experiments to the dogs or other animals and when finished, euthanize the pets! Linda’s original animal welfare work was to fight against the companies who were performing animal experimentation! She has never stopped caring or trying to make the future lives of animals better, healthier and happier!
 
We can tell you that we feed the LBWF rescued dogs, grain free, (veterinarians are NOT trained in nutrition) as no dog runs into a grain feed to consume grains, corn or potatoes! These additives in food lead to allergies, itchy skin, and CANCER in pets!
 
We feed as clean as possible, a meat with little processing, no gravies and mix it all together. We use the company www.Nzymes.com products for digestive aid to help keep proper gut health for a healthier pet!
We add immune support, such as Turkey Tail Mushroom to their daily feeding as well!
 
No table scraps! No fancy store bought treats! They have chemicals and processing that lead to sickness! Buy dried meats, Pork Chomps and the new vegetable-based chew treats available through our online account on Amazon Smile or at a variety of stores.
We will continue to give you guidance through our work and will happily answer any questions you have. You can email us through the foundation by visiting www.LindaBlairWorldheart.org
 
Here are a few of our rescued dogs available for adoption or recently adopted wishing you a Magical St. Patrick's Day and do not forget you can show your support through fun clothing, coffee mugs, caps, masks and more, by visiting our NEW ONLINE STORE for the rescued dogs! www.LBWFstore.org 
We even have Linda's autographed items available now as well! Pick up her autographed, GOING VEGAN! book for your own health journey!
 
Your donations and support helps us to continue rescuing and rehoming the dogs in need!
 
Wishing you peace, safety, & good health for you and your pets!
That is our mission!
Love,
Linda, the LBWF Team & all the rescued LBWF dogs!
 
 
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Stay Safe & Support Rescue Pets this 4th of July!
I am thinking of you, your family and your pets during this Fourth of July holiday! 
Since the world is a bit crazier than years past, I just want to give a brief reminder to keep your eyes open, stay safe, and never put you, your family or your pets in compromising situations during this holiday season.. 
In California and many places around the country, there is an enormous amount of illegal fireworks being set of, as you already know. Your pets’ simply cannot stand this horrible time and they become stressed to the point they can break out of anywhere!
There are many herbal remedies available for animals in many pet stores, which we highly recommend! From now through the Fourth of July, at any time, day or night, reckless people will be shooting off fireworks and trying to scare and hurt animals.
Keep your pets inside and monitor them when they are outside! Please, keep your cat safe as well! I don’t want to go into details about bad teenagers and people that can hurt your pets! If you see an animal being hurt, please call 911!
 I realize people want to go to parties and have fun but your pets have to be number one! Play gentle music loud enough to drown out as many noises as possible. TV programming that won’t upset your pets like a good movie or old-fashioned television shows that air constantly on different channels will also work to drown out the noise of fire crackers and M80s that unruly neighbors might be shooting off. Animals are able to hear the vibration way before you can! Put them away in a room… Just keep them safe! Don’t leave them in hot cars! 
We have been saving people’s pets that have been abandoned at shelters for the last three weeks, and now we are down to the wire as the holiday approaches! The shelters are clearing out as many abandoned pets, as they can to make room for people’s pets that run away from the fireworks!
 They are literally euthanizing really nice dogs and cats that just don’t deserve to be born to die because it’s the Fourth of July week! 
 Make sure your pets’ microchips are up-to-date! If you don’t have your dog or cat microchipped, maybe it is the time to make a veterinarian appointment and get one done! It’s a matter of finding your pet if they run away! Otherwise you’ll never see them again, that’s just the truth nowadays… I don’t want that for you. Below you will see some pictures of a few of the many dogs both small and large that we’ve been rescuing over the last few weeks. We still have many more coming in from a variety of shelters as we are trying to help out as much as we can all over Southern California. 
 Please donate! All donations will help save lives! It is an emergency fund raiser to help as many as we can. We still need food to feed them, portable water that has to be trucked in since we are in the high desert, baby pools for them to cool off in, in the high heat and we keep our window unit air conditioners working to cool down from the high heat so our electrical bills are pretty high!
No donation is too small or large! Right now the shelters are just begging for us to get the pets out to make room! We service our community. I volunteer all of my time in hours, crisscrossing the country, trying to educate on animal welfare, spay and neuter and stamp out animal abuse!
I am forever grateful for your love and support, and as usual we need it now more than ever during the summer! I’m counting on you.
 From the bottom my heart,
 Thank You & Stay Safe,
Linda Blair
 
Meet Our Newest Rescues!
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Congratulations to Rory, Zora, Lydia, Missy & Golden Boy on finding your
Forever Loving Homes!
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Order Your 2019 Grey Muzzle Calendar Today!

Order your 2019 Grey Muzzle calendar and have lots of sweet sugar faces to stare at next year. Trust us, it's good for the soul. All proceeds benefit senior dog programs nationwide.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Here are a few adorable and adoptable seniors looking for love.  

Gramma Tala

8 years old, Frederick County Animal Control in MD

Serena & Venus

7 years old, Little Shelter Animal Rescue in NY

Duck

8 years old, Humane Society of Western Montana

Dear Friends,

All of us at Grey Muzzle continue to be touched byyour amazing love of old dogs. As October draws to a close, I am looking forward to the last two months of 2018 and to celebrating the happy endings you have made possible this year.

And I'm thrilled that we have so many ways to celebrate--from our 2019 calendar to our #WhyWeLoveOldDogs contest to a brand new TV show featuring our grantees' adoptable dogs. Thank you for being part of the Grey Muzzle family and having a heart for senior dogs!

Warmly,

Lisa Lunghofer, PhD

Executive Director

Enter Our #WhyWeLoveOldDogs Contest

If you share your life with an amazing, aging dog, then tell the world about your best friend! In anticipation of Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November, we’re asking everyone who adores an old dog to help spread the word by sharing #WhyWeLoveOldDogs on social media.

You and your dog could be selected as one of ten winners to be posted on our website and receive prizes. Read more...

Meet Dexter!

Dexter, a blind 12-year-old Shih Tzu, found himself at Madison County Illinois Animal Control after being surrendered by his owner. Thanks to Grey Muzzle's grant, Partners for Pets was able to rescue him. Read more about Dexter...

New Partnership with DOGTV & The Adoption Show

We’ve embarked on a new partnership with DOGTV and The Adoption Show! The Adoption Show will feature adoptable senior dogs from our grantees on Facebook. You can catch the first Grey Muzzle episode here. If you adopt one of the dogs featured, you receive an adoption gift basket filled with $500 worth of goodies for your pup. And for each new subscription to DOGTV, Grey Muzzle will receive $10. Learn more...

Seeking a Treasurer

Do you have a financial, accounting or bookkeeping background? Do you get excited about budgets, audits and numbers? Do you love old dogs? If this is you, come volunteer with The Grey Muzzle Organization!

We're looking for a highly qualified Treasurer to serve on our Board of Directors. The Treasurer provides leadership, governance and oversight and has overall responsibility for the integrity of all financial information. Learn more...

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We Need Your Help!
 
We have rescued so many dogs between Memorial Day and Fourth of July. We have placed some of them into wonderful homes and they have already gone to the beach and camping. Sadly, many of the shelters did not spay or neuter some of the dogs and/or didn’t provide certain medical care that was necessary so that now becomes our responsibility. We only feed grain free dog food that we purchase from Costco and there are a few other brands of food besides the Costco brand that we use to give the dogs a chance to live a cancer free life, long and happy with their new families. It’s very affordable but we need funds to feed and provide medical care, water, and electricity. The high heat of the desert is very difficult and we have been dealing with very high temperatures. The dogs all have baby pools and shade trees as the property is 11 1/2 years into its founding after Hurricane Katrina. Please help us to help them. There is no donation too small or too large. We count on you lovers of animals and our support team to help us through our hard times.
Below you will see a few of the dogs that have been rescued recently, along with our recent adoptions. The dogs are so grateful and you will see it in the photos below. We are so thankful for your support and joining the LBWF family in saving lives every day. Emergency funds are needed now more than ever. Please help us save and heal them from their sad abandonment. 
 
 Many of the original LBWF rescues were rescued during the height of the pitbull scare that started years ago and they never found their forever homes because people don’t want a 7 to 10-year-old dog. These dogs make up our senior club and they have been given a sanctuary for life 
Again, pictured below are some of our seniors, Benji & Ellie are a bonded pair who were returned after giving years of love and companionship, because of a divorce. Ben, Beckett, Johnny, the list goes on and on and people still call surrendering dogs. It breaks our heart.
 We try to educate and talk about the importance of spaying and neutering, stopping the pet overpopulation. The breeders are turning in dogs when they’re done with them. It’s all so sad. It’s a horrible marketing business but it’s what America has become for the pets. 
 So many of us have dedicated our lives to help them and we count on you to help support us with so many animals being mistreated and abandoned in the shelters, buildings and sad situations. 
 
 We talk about grain free food, so your pet may live a long and healthy life with you. They bring us the most joy as they are angels on earth and a gift to all of us in our daily lives to keep us going through these difficult times. We can’t give up on them. They need us more than ever!
Love,
Linda & the rescued dogs
 
Saving one dog will not change the world,
but for that one dog,
the world will change forever....
 
A few members of the LBWF Senior Club
 
Happy Tails
These lucky pups have found their
Forever Loving Homes!
 
Please make a much needed donation today!
 
Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
 
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AKC® HUMANE FUND CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY

 

New York, NY – The AKC® Humane Fund, a non-profit organization committed to supporting responsible pet ownership, is proud to announce that 2018 marks its ten-year anniversary.

 

The idea to create the AKC Humane Fund was presented to the Board of Directors by Dennis B. Sprung and it achieved 501c3 status in 2008. It was created with the mission to unite animal lovers in promoting responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. The Fund set out to provide financial support to organizations that educate adults and children about responsible pet ownership, provide for the health and wellbeing of all dogs, and preserve and celebrate the human-animal bond. Charitable and educational activities include: Breed Rescue Grants, Grants to Domestic Violence Shelters that accept pets, Scholarships, Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE Awards) and funding the AKC Library.


“Over the past decade, the AKC Humane Fund has been making great strides to unite animal lovers in promoting responsible ownership,” said AKC Humane Fund President Doug Ljungren. “Countless contributions have been made through the Fund to establish educational programs, provide grants to organizations and assist breed rescue, and we see no signs of stopping. We are excited to see what’s in store for the future of this charitable organization that has made such a difference in the animal-loving community.”


Each year, through its John D. Spurling Scholarship, the AKC Humane Fund awards five scholarships totaling $10,000 to full-time students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the wellbeing of dogs and responsible pet ownership. The Fund gives back to the sport of dogs through its George Ward Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to apprentice handlers pursuing academic and professional enrichment. In 2017, two grants of $5,000 each were awarded through this program.

 

The AKC Humane Fund is proud to be the leading organization that provides financial assistance to domestic abuse shelters that accept pets. These grants make it possible for women’s shelters to welcome pets and help break the cycle of domestic abuse. The Fund has contributed to more than 120 Domestic Violence Shelters since its inception in 2008.

 

Additionally, The AKC Humane Fund is dedicated to assisting groups that protect pets, including those involved in pet welfare, rescue and health. Its rescue grant program provides financial assistance to not-for-profit canine clubs and rescue groups that take on significant, rescue-related expenses. Through its Sandy Fund Grant, which was founded after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, The AKC Humane Fund supports organizations that are performing disaster relief services in their communities. The Fund has donated $40,000 to hurricane relief efforts through this program in 2017.

 

To learn more about the AKC Humane Fund and its other programs and awards, visit http://www.akchumanefund.org/.

 

Support the AKC Humane Fund by taking surveys: sign up for the Survey Monkey Contributes survey panel, choose AKC Humane Fund as your charity, and for every survey you complete, the AKC Humane Fund will receive $0.50. Get started here: https://contribute.surveymonkey.com/sign-in.

 
 

 

 

The Florida Aquarium, a nonprofit organization, was recently awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The coveted 4-star rating, the highest possible rating, is only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations.The Florida Aquarium is among the top ten highest rated aquariums in the U.S.
 
Charity Navigator, which rates about 8,000 charities on a zero-to four-star scale, considers various financial statistics as well as transparency and accountability metrics as a way to give donors a better picture of how a particular charity performs over time and how accountable and transparent each organization is about how its funds are spent.
 
“We are honored to receive this prestigious rating from Charity Navigator,” said Roger Germann, President & CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “As a leading nonprofit aquarium in the country, we are committed to being excellent stewards of our resources in support of conservation and education while remaining accountable to those who support us.”
 
For more detailed information, please see charitynavigator.org. Donations may be made to The Florida Aquarium at flaquarium.org/donate.

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