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!
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.
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
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.
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".
Worley was born on September 6, 1937, in Lowell, Indiana, 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.
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.
After studying at Midwestern for two years, Worley moved to Los Angeles to study at Los Angeles City College and the Pasadena Playhouse. 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." 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.
Worley married actor Roger Perry on May 11, 1975. They divorced in 2000.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Wishing Everyone A Magical Day And Week
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!