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One year ago, the Humane Society of the United States was in the midst of removing nearly 4,000 beagles from Envigo, a mass breeding facility that received multiple Animal Welfare Act violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food. If not for this historic transfer agreement, many of these dogs were bound for animal testing laboratories across the country. Instead, we placed them with over 100 of our shelter and rescue partners around the country (in 29 states!) to find loving homes.
Dogs like Franny, who had spent her life at Envigo being forced to breed puppies to be sold to laboratories, and Enzo, a young puppy likely destined for a laboratory, are among the beagles who have underscored the significance of this historic operation.
VIDEO of Franny’s transformation and life in new home
VIDEO of Enzo’s first year in new home
“These dogs have spent the last year learning how to walk on leashes, finding the most comfortable spot on the couch, and becoming treasured family members in their loving homes,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. “Dogs used in laboratories typically live short, painful lives. It’s heartbreaking to think about what would have happened to these beagles if Envigo had been able to sell them to laboratories. Animal experimentation is undeniably cruel while non-animal models, such as organs-on-chips, computer modelling and human cell-based tests, are better for the animals and for humans. We were able to save these lucky few beagles, but more are being bred and sold to laboratories every day--it’s on all of us to make this change.”
As the Humane Society of the United States celebrates the happy stories from the loving adopters of these dogs, we are doing all we can to ensure no other company steps in to simply replace those dogs. On average, nearly 60,000 dogs are used in experiments each year in the U.S. and tens of thousands more are held in laboratory breeding facilities. Join us in calling on state and federal officials to end experiments on dogs and invest in science that doesn’t cause animal suffering.
We are leading a worldwide campaign to ensure that animal tests and experiments are systematically replaced with non-animal alternatives that are better at predicting how the human body will respond to drugs, chemicals and medical devices and more effective for researching how human diseases develop and respond to treatment.
In pursuit of that goal, in the U.S., we have secured funding commitments from Congress to ensure that Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration accelerate the development of non-animal methods and reduce or eliminate animal testing. We are also pushing the FDA to ensure that non-animal methods for drugs, medical devices and vaccines are being developed, approved and used instead of animal tests. Read more about our efforts to prevent dogs like Enzo from suffering in the name of science.
Feeling in control with so much uncertainty about what will happen next about school, work or family life a pet can be a constant for everyone and make people happy, have purpose and an opportunity to give back.
Many dogs and cats may need homes since shelters and rescues had to close or have limited staff. First, sit down and make this a family decision and recognize that kids of all ages may say they will do the work to care for a per but in reality Parent(s) have to ultimately take responsibility for the care of any animal: Do you have the time? What benefits do you see for all your children? Can your family afford the costs of caring for a pet: food, medical and other items. Make sure you explore the responsibilities of taking on a puppy or kitten, an untrained or trained pet, and what is involved? Also realize everyone gets attached to a pet and they may get sick or die at one point which will impact your family. That is life but given the age of your children and the age of the pet exploring this issue as adults is important.
Focus on positive life experiences and recognize each child’s unique temperament which will enhance the mental and social wellbeing of everyone in your family. Continue to connect safely with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors: always social distance, wash your and each child’s hands several times a day for at least 20 seconds, and Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength® call for emotional help at 1-855-427=2736 got Parents, Children and Youth!
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
STX Entertainment presents a PG-13, 103 minute, Comedy, Romance film directed by Peter Segal, written by Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas with a theatre release date of December 21, 2018.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Paramount Pictures presents a PG-13, Comedy directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris with a theatre release date of November 16, 2018.
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…
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
- 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.