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The Team at The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation would love to wish our Founder and President, Linda Blair, a very happy, wonderful birthday! Linda's lifelong commitment to animal advocacy and friendship, dating back to her early childhood, has been an inspiring journey. She chose a path to give a voice to the voiceless, support those facing challenges, and ensure every creature experiences love, full bellies, and full hearts. Over the last 17 years, Linda has been the heartbeat of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation, marching forward with a vision for a better tomorrow for our companion animals.

 

Currently, California is in a crisis state, with record numbers of animals being abandoned and turned into overcrowded shelters. Linda, receiving triple the daily pleas for help, tirelessly works to provide assistance, fueled by a promise she made to these animals- a promise she will never break. Despite the challenges and the stress visible in Linda's eyes, she fights through it, continuing her dedicated work in rescuing animals.

 

This year, we're embarking on an extraordinary mission to make Linda's 65th birthday extra special with a crucial fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $10,000 and we need your help to turn this vision into reality! Linda's journey hasn't been easy, but her unwavering commitment to creating a brighter tomorrow for our companion animals has remained steadfast.

 

Linda's birthday wish remains unchanged- to continue doing the work she loves most. You can play a vital role in this mission by volunteering, adopting, donating, spreading awareness among your friends and family, and actively participating in your community's efforts to end pet homelessness.

 

Let's come together to make Linda's birthday wish come true and create a lasting impact on the lives of countless animals in crisis. Your support is the key to unlocking a better future for them. Join us on this incredible journey.

 

 

Together we CAN make a difference!

 

We wish Linda a very happy, wonderful birthday!

Sincerely,

The Dedicated LBWF Team

 

We Love You Linda!

Fifty years ago, in a world that was vastly different from the one we know today, a movie emerged that would leave an everlasting imprint on the hearts of millions. It was "The Exorcist," a film that not only challenged the norms of its time but also altered the course of one remarkable woman's life-Linda Blair.

 

As we celebrate Linda's 65th birthday and the 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist," we invite you to join us in honoring a woman whose journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

 

Flashback 50 years, and picture a young Linda, whose dream was to heal and care for animals as a veterinarian. Little did she know, her path was about to take an unexpected turn, guided by the mesmerizing tale of a theological thriller.

 

The world was captivated by Linda's performance, but many failed to understand the journey that awaited her beyond the silver screen.

 

Behind the scenes, Linda's true passion for animals yearned to shine. Despite the controversies and misunderstandings surrounding her and "The Exorcist," she transformed her celebrity into a force for good. She was still determined to help animals. She worked with a variety of organizations from animal welfare to environmental preservation and in 2003, she founded the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation- a haven for the voiceless and a testament to Linda's unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

 

The 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist is not just a milestone; it's a story of resilience, transformation, and the birth of a legacy.

 

Linda has dedicated her life not only to captivating audiences but also to making a profound difference in the lives of both people and animals. As we mark her 65th birthday and the 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist," we ask for your support in honoring a woman whose journey is a testament to compassion and selflessness.

 

Your contribution is an opportunity to be part of the heartwarming story that Linda continues to write- one of resilience, transformation, and unwavering commitment to creating positive change. Every donation, no matter the amount, contributes to the greater narrative of saving lives and giving hope to the voiceless. It's a story of compassion, of a woman who turned a movie milestone into a lifelong mission.

 

Together, let's make Linda's 65th birthday truly special by writing the next chapter of Linda Blair's legacy —a story where every donation is a plot twist, and the ending is a world transformed by compassion and change. 

 

 

 

"Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles that nobody knows about."
A Lifetime of Love
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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 4400 W. Riverside Dr., #110-1003, Burbank, CA 91505

Your Support is Greatly Needed!

 

Dear Friends,

As you may be aware, donations and support are critically needed as a result of a variety of economic issues affecting us all today. From inflation impacting rescues with the rapidly climbing cost of goods to monetary support decreasing as a result of these concerns, it appears to be a vicious spiral affecting us all. Nonprofits are straining to keep their heads up and bridge the gap.

 

 At this time, our main needs are support towards our skyrocketing food and mounting vet bills.  We are so very grateful for your assistance, and any amount you can provide is greatly appreciated; the simple cost of a cup of coffee can provide food and care for an animal in need. We are deeply grateful for your support and doing your part to contribute to the ending of this unprecedented tragedy of homeless and abandoned companion animals.

 

In other news, we are sad to report that the Senate Appropriations Committee held the AB 332 bill, the Animal Shelter Data Collection Act, because the Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not want it to proceed ahead. In other words, the bill was destroyed by CDPH. This means that crucial data that was used by the municipal shelters for adoptions and euthanasia numbers to enact better policies to serve the animals doesn’t have to be compiled. Many philanthropy nonprofits who support rescues use this information to locate the most need to direct their much needed grants to. This is just one more factor contributing to the massive euthanasia that is happening. As you may remember, Linda has been pushing on government on this issue as well as trying to get the animals added to any state of emergency declaration to open up funding possibilities for rescue partners who are asked to save animals from the municipal shelters. The rescue community is very upset by these developments and we will keep fighting on behalf of the animals.

 

As you see, we need your support now more than ever! These are truly unprecedented and crucial times for the companion pets in need.

 

Yours for the Animals,

 

Your LBWF Team

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

DONATE TO HELP FIGHT THIS CRISIS!

Many shelters such as Riverside are claiming no resources for extra medical and spay neuter. Such proves its case when they released Miss Hope, assuming without medical, she had previously had a litter. LBWF immediately scheduled a spay and neuter appointment and Miss Hope surprised us all when she showed signs she was coming to full-term! We did not expect or have her resources in place for her unknown pregnancy. She gave birth to seven healthy puppies on Palm Sunday. We are keeping her safe and comfortable and asking for a loving foster!

Linda’s hard work in canine nutrition has paid off with our seniors living long lives! It’s all in the food we feed them! They’d love volunteers, sponsors and even foster homes! Help the seniors today!

Visit LBWF!

We have such an assortment of beautiful, amazing, adoptable dogs from small to large from pitties to shepherds, huskies, and lab mixes… All waiting for their forever loving homes and not to be thrown away twice!

Available Dogs!

Volunteers and workers positions available at all rescues and shelters including LBWF! We are asking for folks to help us during this time of crisis! Email us and let us know you can help!

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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 4400 W RIVERSIDE DR, STE 110-1003, BURBANK, CA 91505

Faith ~Hope ~ Love

But the greatest of these is love

Send your love to a rescued dog this Valentine’s Day!

 

Your gift today will help us to continue saving lives. We rely on donations from friends like you to rescue, shelter, and find homes for amazing dogs, that through no fault of their own, ended up in an over-crowded shelter with their life in jeopardy. Your donations truly are a gift of love, and it helps us save many animals who would otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Your donations bring them a second chance and a new life filled with love and happiness. 

 

We are truly grateful to all of you for your continued support and all of our rescued dogs, and everyone on the LBWF team wishes you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

 

We hope you enjoy our rescued dogs' Valentine's Day photos!

 

With Love,

Linda Blair

President & Founder

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation

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Senior Dogs

Maven

Princess

 

Smokey

You Can't Buy Love

But

You Can Adopt It!

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Robin Williams

Nick

Beauty

Puppy Love

Chantel

Natalie

We at LBWF are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear, Roxy. Since it is Valentine's Day and a day centered around love, we wanted to do a very special tribute to our dear Roxy because Roxy was all about love. She loved everyone and everyone loved her.

 

Roxy was also the inspiration behind our Rescued Dogs Rock T-shirt. She was well known for taking silly pictures and one of those pictures developed into the Rescued Dogs Rock Design.

 

Rescued Dogs Rock ShirtAvailable Here

Roxy And Rocky

We all know there are angels that touch our lives forever. This is the story of Roxy & Rocky. There were always those who wanted Roxy leaving Rocky behind. Their little girlfriend Chihuahua Sabrina got a forever home right away. But Rocky and Roxy were bonded and I kept them together for life. Sadly at 15 years old, it was Roxy’s time and she crossed over the rainbow bridge yesterday. Please watch the video it was one of my deepest, heartfelt endeavors making a video.

Rocky is safe, a senior, and we are taking good care of him. In his time of loss after losing his mate of at least 15 years, I am one of the few that believes in keeping dogs together if they are pairs. They truly feel the loss love and friendship just as we do in our relationships and I wish more people would keep dogs together, but times are so tough and I know rescues and people are doing the best we can. Your donations truly help us save lives and do the right thing for these special human companions. Linda

 

Rocky & Roxy's Story

We Love You Roxy!

And think of her as living

In the hearts of those she touched

For nothing loved is ever lost –

And she was loved so much

 

Donate In Memory of Roxy

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

Wishing you and yours peace and love this Easter holiday and Passover We have all been through a trying year and as the country opens, we pray everybody will remember to stay safe through their travels and gatherings with friends and family. We continue to rescue unfortunate angels that once again are being abandoned and found their way to the shelters. Your love and support help us to continue saving innocent lives. Your Easter tithings mean the world to the dogs! We have included pictures of a few of our recently rescue dogs and the bewildering story of sweet “Bruno” who we recently rescued. Easter treats for your four-legged best friends! While many of you continue to share food from your table, we encourage you NOT to feed them human food from your dinner table. For their health, feed grain free, limited ingredient dry food and canned foods, such as Evengers and Against the Grain 100% straight meat with no stews. You can also steam their meat and add to their dry food. I feed a mix with apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, salmon oil, and hemp seeds. (available through our Amazon smile link) We encourage you to add immune support, probiotics that are foil wrapped or out of the refrigerator section at your health food store, for proper processing, and www.nzymes.com granules and bac- pak. You all know about healthy gut digestion by now and these are so important for your best friends as well! For treats we suggest dried duck or chicken treats. Sweet potato strips wrapped with duck are readily available as well and the dogs love them. Smart Bones and Dream Bones have vegetable-based chew sticks and bones. We no longer feed rawhide! There is formaldehyde in rawhide, a major no-no for your best friend! Keep all kids Easter candy away from your pets! You do not need a visit to the veterinarian! For the vegans out there, I can suggest visiting our store www.LBWFstore.org And picking up a copy of my book “Going Vegan” Of course, that will come after Easter, but it makes a great gift! As a special vegan Easter dinner and a real treat for yourselves, try vegan ham, vegan egg salad, a beautiful red leaf lettuce salad with broccoli, mushrooms, carrot strips, add pine-nuts, cranberries and my favorite dressing is Annie’s Goddess dressing! For dessert have a vegan carrot cake or vegan cupcakes available for you and your family and there’s many wonderful vegan ice cream alternatives! Wishing you love and peace to your family this Easter and Passover time. Your Easter donations to LBWF make a world of difference to the rescued dogs in need! With Love as always, Linda Blair for the rescued dogs of Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation DONATE Bruno's Story ‌ Bruno was recently rescued by LBWF. While taking his freedom pictures, we noticed a strange lump in his left side of his chest and took him to the vet for some answers. Nothing was defined except may be a simple large cyst. We scheduled him for his surgery to remove the cyst. Upon my return to the veterinarian to pick Bruno up, the doctor placed a 9 mm hollow point shotgun shell in my hand! I gasped! This was the unknown cyst in Bruno‘s body! Somebody had shot this magnificent and truly kind, sweet dog with absolute intent to kill! I have seen and been through everything with the dogs, but I have never rescued a dog that had been shot. It took my breath away as I am sure it does yours. I was and continue to be so angry! I work so hard rescuing dogs, and this just took my breath away! The world has many people who do not share our love of the animals and for this, we must pray harder for peace and for these criminals to pay the price for what they do to innocent lives! Animal cruelty has never stopped. Your donations support LBWF to make a difference and to continue fighting on for the animals that need our help! April is Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Month There's No Excuse For Animal Abuse! Meet Hank & Holly! Two of our recent rescues LBWF Rescue Support Store Please visit our store www.LBWFstore.org and help support the LBWF Rescued dogs with all kinds of fun new merchandise! Autographs Now Available! Merchandise Available! Several different designs! www.LBWFStore.org Facebook ‌ Twitter ‌ Instagram ‌ 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!
 
 
LBWF Rescue Support Store
 
 
 
 
Various designs & styles available!
GOING VEGAN! Also Available!
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Autographs Now Available!
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More Autographs &
Autographed Merchandise Coming Soon!
 
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Hello to all my Halloween Lovers!
 
It has been quite a scary year already but for some they’re looking for a few more Halloween fun activities! We wish you peace through this difficult year with Covid-19, the fires, the hurricanes and so many other scary times.
 
For those of you that follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, you know your donations have helped to save so many lives this year. We are so thrilled that 100+ adoptable, rescued dogs found their forever loving homes this year!
 
We cannot do this hard work without our LBWF family and friends! Team Effort! It takes a village!
 
Your support, love & compassionate hearts, make all the difference to those in need! I was raised to be who I am. I never turn a blind eye to those in need. Volunteer and help and together we can make a difference.
 
Vote to save our planet! Vote for a more compassionate and humane world!
 
Have a safe and peaceful Halloween!
 
Love,
Linda Blair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Halloween Safety Tips
The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation wishes you and your pets a happy and safe Halloween. Below please find some safety tips to make sure your pet has a safe and you an enjoyable Halloween!
 
  • Never leave your 4-legged loved ones outside during Halloween. Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who play pranks that could seriously harm your pet.
  • Remember to keep candy out of reach of your pets. Chocolate is extremely dangerous, as are many of the wrappers.
  • If your pet is typically skittish give them a nice quiet, safe place in the house so they don't become frightened.
  • If your pet is social and you would like them to be part of the Halloween festivities, it's best to keep them leashed in the event they become spooked and try to dart out the door.
  • Make sure your animals are properly tagged and micro-chipped in the event of escape.
  •  Don't dress up pets unless they love it. If you do dress them up make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. Avoid restriction of movement, vision, hearing or the ability to breathe or vocalize. Costumes should not contain small dangling accessories that could be consumed or cause choking.
  •  Restrict your pet's access to decorations. Jack o' lanterns with candles are obvious fire hazards, but cats can also get tangled in streamers. Pets can also become ill from eating holiday decor.
 
 
LBWF Now Has A Feral Cat Colony!
 
A group of feral cats found their way to LBWF this year. Having been raised with cats, I welcomed them with open arms. Here is a picture of one of our kitties. We are working on having them spayed & neutered to do our part to help control the feral cat population. Your donations help us to help them! Please make a donations today.
November is National Adopt A Senior Pet month!
 
We have several wonderful senior dogs all waiting for their forever loving homes! Senior dogs are still so full of life and they have years of experience in the fine art of friendship! If you are unable to adopt you could always sponsor an LBWF senior dog! To view the LBWF senior dogs, please visit www.LindaBlairWorldheart.org
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The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is built of a group of inspired, motivated humanitarians who work tirelessly to fight animal cruelty by educating the public, animal rescue, and finding loving families to give the helpless a second chance at a happy life. Founded by Oscar nominated and renown animal activist Linda Blair to bring the much needed attention to the growing problems related to animal welfare and the work required to stop animal abuse and neglect.

 

What We Do…

Linda Using the Pet Walker-Plus

LBWF is a unique safe haven for animals providing top-quality, lifelong care to the animals it rescues.

We emphasize proper nutrition, provide first-class veterinary care, comfortable facilities, training, socializing, and of course, an abundance of love.

Using the media as an outlet for education, we hope to raise the level of awareness on important issues such as pet overpopulation and dog fighting, as well as debunking the unfounded, illogical and fear-based arguments that all too often lead to breed-specific bans and the heartbreaking extermination of beautiful animals whose only crime is having been born.

The recent economic recession and financial crisis have resulted in a record number of foreclosures and people aren’t the only ones to suffer in times like these. Homelessness is a harsh reality facing more and more animals, as people heartlessly abandon them or are reluctantly forced to leave them behind at already overcrowded shelters because they can no longer afford to care for them.

Please help us give these loving, loyal and wonderful animals a safe place to live a happy life. There are a variety of ways you can help, from making a tax-deductible cash donation, purchasing something from our CafePress store or bidding on one of Linda’s eBay auction items to volunteering at our facility or becoming a desperately needed foster family for our rescues.

Increasing Our Impact

After 3 long years of searching, the foundation’s journey came full circle with the acquisition of an A2 zoned property in Acton, CA. The property is beautiful and provides a wonderful temporary home to animals that have been through so much.

We’re very proud of how far we’ve come and incredibly thankful for the donations of both money and time from our dedicated supporters, friends and volunteers. Much has been accomplished, but we still have a long way to go!

We are constantly working to construct additional buildings to shelter our rescued animals from high desert winds and cold. We’re also busy installing additional fencing and plumbing, as well as creating new play yards – just to list a few of the ongoing projects that help us meet our animals’ most basic needs.

Always on our shopping list…

  • Wire Crates 42″-48″
  • Chain Link
  • Recycled Plywood
  • Trees for shade and wind protection
  • Dog food
  • Dog Treats
  • Dog Toys
  • Dog Beds
  • Blankets
  • Collars and Leashes
  • Stainless Steel Water and Food Bowls
  • Heavy Duty garbage bags
  • Paper towels

These gift cards can always be put to good use…

  • Home Depot or Lowe’s Gift Cards
  • PetSmart or Petco Gift Cards

Our “wouldn’t it be wonderful” wish list…

  • Cargo Van for transporting animals
  • Energy and Water Efficient Washer (top loading) and Dryer
Looking Into The Future

Ultimately our goal is to build a reliable and smooth-running facility that will allow Linda to focus much of her attention on educating the public about critical issues such as overpopulation, the importance of having pets spayed or neutered, animal abuse, neglect and the plight of woefully misunderstood breeds like American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier – often collectively referred to as “Pit Bulls”.

While our first priority is to provide a loving and safe environment for our rescued animals, fundamentally we hope to have an impact on a much larger and far-reaching scale. Ours is a mission of education that will help people develop the same respect, love and admiration for animals that we have.

Together We CAN Make A Difference!

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