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New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are open now through July 31st and winners will be announced in the fall of 2020.
Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. Since its creation in 2000, 100 ACE awards have been presented. Former ACE recipients have included a Poodle who helps his young autistic owner gain confidence each day and a Doberman Pinscher, who dedicates his life to Search & Rescue despite his own battle with Wobbler’s disease, among dozens of other extraordinary dogs.
“There are so many remarkable dogs to recognize with these awards,” said Doug Ljungren, President of the AKC Humane Fund. “Canines touch the lives and hearts of their owners and the world around them each day. We are proud to honor five of them each year with an ACE Award in recognition of their contributions.”
One award is given in each of the following five categories:
Uniformed Service K-9
Eligibility: Full-time working K-9s in the realms of city, county, state, or federal law enforcement; the military; firefighting; customs and border patrol; emergency services.
Eligibility: Dogs without formal training or certification that have nonetheless distinguished themselves in some way and have made a meaningful contribution to their owners or communities.
Search and Rescue
Eligibility: Dogs certified to assist in wilderness and urban tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events and locating missing people.
Eligibility: Certified therapy dogs working in hospitals, schools, disaster sites, war zones, and wherever else the affection of a good dog can provide comfort.
Eligibility: Service dogs who enrich the lives of physically or mentally disabled owners, including, but not limited to, guide dogs for the blind, seizure-alert dogs, hearing dogs, balance dogs.
**(Note: Nominees doing therapy work without certification are considered in the Exemplary Companion category.)
Honorees will receive an engraved sterling-silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip for dog and owner to Orlando, Florida, to be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in December. A donation of $1,000 will also be made in each recipient’s name to the pet-related charity of their choice.
Anyone, including the dog’s owner or handler, may submit a nomination form.
Submissions for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence for 2020 must include:
- A digital photograph of the dog. Files must be larger than1MB in size and a minimum of 300 dpi. The photo should feature solely the nominated dog.
- A 500-word-or-less description of how the dog has demonstrated excellence.
- Dog’s call name, breed, age and sex.
- Owner’s/Nominator's name(s), address and phone number. E-mail address if available.
For more information about the ACE awards or to nominate a dog, visit the AKC Humane Fund Awards For Canine Excellence (ACE) page.
The AKC Humane FundSM promotes responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Through its programs, the AKC Humane Fund supports Parent Club Rescue activities; assists shelters for domestic abuse victims that permit pets and provides resources for responsible dog ownership education. Contributions to the AKC Humane Fund are fully tax deductible as allowed by law under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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Help LBWF help the CA rescue dogs in the hot summer heat
Thank you to everyone that has donated but we still need to finish the project for the rescue dogs. The horrific searing heat and humidity has hit California and the K-9 cottage is almost finished. We need to install the windows, air conditioner, insulation and shingles. We are so close; please won't you send your much needed donation to help us save so many California dogs in need. They were peoples' pets that never found their way home after the 4th of July and now they find themselves in our shelters on death row. We have saved three more dogs this past week and have six more waiting
for the cottage to be finished. Please help us help these deserving pets that are dying in our shelters for no reason except lack of space.
Your love and support helped us plant shade trees nine years ago, buy baby pools each year for the dogs to cool off from the over 100 degree heat and they get love and playtime every day! We have the ability to save more lives but we need your help! Any amount helps us to help them!
We have started a YouCaring fundraiser in order to raise funds. Please make a donation today. To make a donation to our fundraiser just click on the picture of the shed.
LBWF's Newest Rescues
These dogs were in danger of losing their lives because of the 4th of July Holiday. LBWF stepped in and saved them!
Our Recent Adoptions
Talkin' Pets News
June 24, 2017
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services
Producer - Daisy Charlotte
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - Lindsay Hamrick, New Hampshire State Director, HSUS, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 5pm EST to dicuss the Mansion of Cruelty
Dave Merrick from Neutricks will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away Neutricks
“Sharon Ward Keeble has, in this great collection of stories, managed to capture the unconditional devotion that dogs continue to give to us all despite an often harsh beginning in life.”
--War Paws Charity
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
Amazing True Stories of Adopted Canine Heroes
By Sharon Ward Keeble
A dog’s breeding and background matter so much less than many people believe. All too often, shelter dogs are dismissed as adoption options because they are “damaged” or “risky.” But inside every dog, no matter where it comes from, is the potential for a loyal, loving, and brave companion. No collection of stories demonstrates that more than those in My Rescue Dog Rescued Me (Skyhorse Publishing, April 2017).
In this inspiring little book, author Sharon Ward Keeble will introduce readers to the incredible dogs who went from being shelter rescues to becoming rescuers in these incredible true stories:
• Toby, the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich maneuver to save his owner’s life
• Liam, the Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder
• Hercules, the St. Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in
• Alfie, the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease on life
• And many more!
These canine heroes came to their owner’s aid in their times of greatest need—whether it was saving them from physical
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threats or helping them to recover from mental illness, PTSD, and bereavement. Let these uplifting
stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted dogs truly are man’s best friend.
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me is a book that will be difficult to put down without first making a trip
to the closest animal shelter.
About the Author
Sharon Ward Keeble is a journalist with more than twenty years’ experience of national reporting for
major women’s magazines and newspapers in the United Kingdom and United States, including Closer,
Bella, and the Sunday Mirror. She is the author of China: Passport to Adventure and coauthor of The Horse
Girl. She is based in Florida.
More Praise for My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
“An absolute must-read for anyone who’s known the incomparable love of a rescue dog, or
would like to.”
“[We] commend this book for sharing some wonderful stories of how rescuing a dog from a
shelter can transform not only the life of the dog but also the lives of those who adopt
—Soi Dog Foundation
“This book has character and heart . . . a must-read for dog lovers, but also for anyone
whose life has been touched by an animal, and knows the comfort and joy they can bring.”
—Take a Break magazine
My Rescue Dog Rescued Me
Amazing True Stories of Adopted Canine Heroes
By Sharon Ward Keeble
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an
On Sale: April 11, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5107-1737-4 ǀ $17.99
SMITHTOWN, NY – (October 6, 2015) –According to the Korean Animal Rights Advocates, approximately 2.5 million dogs are killed each year and around 100,000 tons consumed annually. Every day, thousands of dogs are transported from horrific dog meat farms to slaughter at the local markets for dinner in South Korea. The South Koreans’ culture believes that dog meat makes men more virile and strong. The more the dog is beaten prior to death, the more tender the meat. Guardians of Rescue, a nation-wide animal rescue organization, is teaming up with Save the Korean Dogs to step in and rescue as many innocent dogs as possible from a horrific death.
“No dog deserves to live or die like this,” says Robert Misseri, Guardians of Rescue founder and president. “We plan to do whatever it takes to save as many as we can. The cultural beliefs in South Korea consider dog meat a delicacy. It is beyond our comprehension that this exists. We are campaigning against this cruel, barbaric slaughter of mans best friend.”
Guardians of Rescue has teamed up with Nami Kim of Save the Korean Dogs, to save innocent dogs from being abused, tortured and boiled for soup. In the past, Guardians of Rescue have been a powerful force of opposition against the dog meat trade in South Korea.
Now, they are planning to save a mother dog and her pups from the sad fate thousands of dogs face. Tera and her three puppies are just four in a sea of doomed dogs, farmed for meat.
Guardians of Rescue is seeking donations to continue their campaign, “Real Men Don’t Eat Dog!”
“We are trying to raise funds to get these four dogs to our shelter partner, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue on Long Island,” says Misseri. “The flight to JFK airport is $2,000… money well spent to save this momma and babies from being boiled alive. We are asking everyone to please donate to the cause. Tera and her puppies deserve a happy life and this is a step forward in helping thousands of South Korean dogs.”
Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care, food and shelter, and find foster-home placements. They are also instrumental in helping military members with their pets, and to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, or to donate to save Tera, her pups and others like them that face slaughter, please go to www.guardiansofrescue.org.
About Guardians of Rescue
Based in New York, Guardians of Rescue is an organization whose mission is to protect the well being of all animals. They provide aid to animals in distress, including facilitating foster programs, rehabilitation, assisting other rescue groups, and providing support to families, both military and not, who need assistance due to economic factors. To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, visit the site at www.guardiansofrescue.org.
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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of the upcoming film The Lucky Ones. The film, by Creative Liquid Productions in cooperation with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, will premiere January 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Tickets are $10.00 and all box office proceeds will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
The Lucky Ones follows the long journey many homeless animals must take to find their forever homes. The film is a documentary about the animals and the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers who find these dogs homes. The premiere will be hosted by Dr. Katy Nelson, host of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” on Washington DC’s news channel 8.
"This film is a must see for any animal lover," said Mirah Horowitz, founder and executive director of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. "To see the journey that each dog takes to find his or her forever home is truly amazing."
Creative Liquid’s team traveled to a shelter in Florence, SC to document rescue efforts by local volunteers. The production team also traveled to Puerto Rico to document the Island’s homeless dog problem and the unique efforts of rescuers to save these animals. One of the central characters in the film is a dog named Rico, who was plucked from the streets by rescuers. The film follows his journey back to health and his long trip to Washington, DC. Rico is one of the 6000 dogs that Lucky Dog has rescued since it was founded in 2009.
About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in high-kill shelters and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue relies on a network of volunteers and fosters to facilitate adoptions and provide temporary homes for the dogs and cats available for adoption. Most Lucky Dogs are rescued from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Once rescued, the Lucky Dogs live in home through the Washington, DC metro area, including Maryland and Virginia. To learn more about Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and to view the animals awaiting their forever-homes, please visit http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org.
About Creative Liquid Productions
Creative Liquid is a boutique production company based in Alexandria, VA specializing in high impact storytelling. Creative Liquid offers a full range of creative services from concept development to digital media distribution. At the core, Creative Liquid is a team of media professionals looking to tell a good story. Creative Liquid is a supporter and long term partner of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. For more information on Creative Liquid visit www.CreativeLiquid.com.
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action late last week and traveled through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, picking up 86 surrendered breeding dogs from multiple locations.
In the commercial dog breeding industry, dogs are discarded when they are no longer of use for breeding, often these dogs are killed. National Mill Dog Rescue saves as many of these dogs as possible. Their rescue team transported the 86 newly rescued dogs to Lily's Haven, their facility near Colorado Springs, arriving late Saturday. 28 of the dogs were then transferred to Denver Dumb Friends League in Denver, where they will be cared for and seek out permanent homes. Under a special arrangement with NMDR, DDFL will work to find these dogs forever homes, but if unsuccessful will return the dogs to NMDR.
Theresa Strader, founder, had this to say about this rescue operation, "This has been a particularly grueling rescue run given the number of breeders we received dogs from and the multiple location stops, but with the support of our community, other rescue groups and our volunteers, we were able to save many lives and give these dogs a chance for a life outside of the cage. These dogs will now receive the veterinary care and socialization they desperately need as they prepare to become family pets."
About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes discarded commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR relies on volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond. They depend on the generosity of the public to provide the high level of care they do for the dogs and to continue to be able to save them.
National Mill Dog Rescue started with a single sentence in an e-mail that Theresa Strader received: "50 Italian Greyhounds in need." A large-scale breeding operation, or 'puppy mill' was going out of business and all 561 dogs were going to auction. One of those dogs was a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound named Lily. The moment their eyes met through the wire of Lily's tiny cage, Theresa knew her life had changed forever and that this new life would include Lily and a mission to bring about lasting change.
We have not forgotten.
We will never forget.
Honoring the Canine Disaster Search Teams
and all First Responders
who risk their lives to keep us safe...
Search Dog Foundation teams deployed to the World Trade Center Disaster:
Rob Cima & Harley - El Dorado County Fire
Kelly Gordon & Buddy - Montebello Police Dept.
Randy Gross & Dusty - Sacramento Metro Fire
Rick Lee & Ana - Sacramento City Fire
Sergio Morariu & Tammy - Fremont Fire
Howard Orr & Duke - Santa Barbara County Fire
Seth Peacock & Pupdog - Civilian
Jeff Place & Zack - Fremont Fire
Mike Scott & Billy - El Cajon Fire
Steve Swaney & Sherman - El Cajon Fire
Deresa Teller & Bella - Los Angeles City Fire
Debra Tosch & Abby - Civilian
Ron Weckbacher & Manny - Civilian
Missing Person Search - Fillmore, CA
Missing Person Search - Simi Valley, CA
Missing Person Search - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hurricane Irene - Green County, NY
Missing Person Search - Ojai, CA
Vehicle Accident - Hacienda Heights, CA
House Explosion - Salem, NY
Building Collapse - Tijuana
Tornado - Oklahoma City, OK
Tornado - Joplin, Missouri
Earthquake & Tsunami - Japan
Landslide & House Collapse - Tijuana
Gas Pipeline Explosion - San Bruno, CA
Truck Crash into house - Santa Barbara, CA
Missing Hiker - Carmel Valley, CA
House Explosion - Sacramento, CA
Tornadoes - Oklahoma City, OK
Earthquake - Mexicali & Calexico
Earthquake - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Truck Crash - Monterey Park, CA
Missing Person Search - South San Francisco, CA
Missing Person Search - Neff's Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT
Missing Person Search - Laguna Beach, CA
Building Collapse - La Puente, CA
Building Collapse - San Diego, CA
Vehicle Accident - Lakewood, CA
Missing Person Search - Tustin, CA
Missing Child Search - East Glenville, NY
Highway 58 Vehicle Rollover - Bakersfield, CA
Truck Crash - La Cañada-Flintridge, CA
Missing Person Search - Tijuana
Metrolink Crash - Chatsworth, CA
Hurricane Ike - Galveston, TX
Hurricane Gustav - Louisiana
Roof Collapse - Rosedale, CA
Construction Explosion Missing Person Search - Tijuana
Earthquake Pre-staging - Tijuana
Landslide - Santa Fe - Tijuana
Parking Structure Collapse - Jacksonville, FL
Mudslide Pre-Staging - Orange County, CA
Large Area Search - Albany County, NY
Soledad Mountain Road Landslide - La Jolla, CA
Hurricane Dean - Fort Worth, TX
Structural Fire - Alhambra, CA
Catskills Flood - Roscoe, NY
Landslide - Tijuana
Tornado - Lake County, FL
Trench Collapse - Tijuana
Mesa de Otay Search - Tijuana
Hurricane Ernesto - Florida & North Carolina
Missing Person Search - Palm Bay, FL
Building Collapse - Daly City, CA
Broome County Floods - Town of Conklin, NY
Building Explosion - Albany, NY
Floods - Sullivan County, NY
Mudslide - Mill Valley, CA
Missing Person Search - Mt. Pinos, CA
Partial Building Collapse - Bal Harbour, Miami, FL
Missing Person Search - Ventura, CA
Hurricane Wilma - Florida
Hurricane Rita - Texas & Louisiana
Hurricane Ophelia - U.S. East Coast
Hurricane Katrina - Missouri & Louisiana
Missing Person Search - Topanga, CA
Mudslide - Laguna Beach, CA
Mudslide - Fraccionamiento los Lobos - Tijuana
Train Derailment - Glendale, CA
La Obredja Mudslide - Tijuana
Mudslide - La Conchita, CA
School Wall Collapse - Tijuana
Mechanic Shop Wall Collapse - Tijuana
Torrey Pines Bluff Collapse - San Diego, CA
Hurricane Ivan - Florida
Hurricane Charley - Florida
Mudslide - Waterman Canyon, CA
Earthquake - Paso Robles, CA
Disneyland Train Derailment - Anaheim, CA
Train Derailment - City of Commerce, CA
Building Collapse - Sacramento, CA
Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City, UT
Commercial Building Collapse - Sacramento, CA
World Trade Center Attack - New York, NY
Building Collapse - Echo Park, CA
Landslide and Retaining Wall Collapse - San Diego, CA
Thank you for being Part of the Search.
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
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