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Movie Review Written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out 4 paws

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Lionsgate, Millennium Media, Summit Entertainment, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security and Campbell Grobman Films present an R rated, 99-minute, Action, Crime, Comedy, directed by Patrick Hughes, with screenplay by Tom O’Connor and Brandon Murphy with a theater release date of June 16, 2021.

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The Benefits of Pets for Kids During COVID-19 

Many children are experiencing a lot of fear because of the pandemic which turns into various forms of anxiety and sadness.  Parents need to tune in to each child and create a loving and nurturing environment in these uncertain times. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and continuously tell them you are there for them is key to supporting well-being and social development.

As humans we all need to feel socially connected.  Creating special family and friend times over the computer, distance activities in the park, and engaging in art projects to express love and support to others supports human connections.  Long term we are uncertain have children will feel and each one is unique.  Emphasizing resiliency is key to our mental health.

In caring and loving a pet, all family members thrive and feel better through this personal connection: unconditional love.  Even teaching children how to care for an animal, creates an emotional connection and enhances our purpose to give to others.

Children and Youth of all ages are impacted by fear and loss of human interaction.  Older children have increased cognitive abilities to understand feelings but may feel more isolated and hesitant to share with their parents or an older sibling because they are worried about being judged. Supporting all children to express their feelings is the key with love and support in return creates the security we all need in these trying times.

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.

Pets make all people feel wanted and loved and needed.

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!

Emergency Donations Needed
 To My Amazing Animal Loving Friends,
 The Southern California fires are out of control! We are in need of Emergency Donations to help rescue and save precious lives. The shelters are overfilled and need room to make space for the strays and victims of the high winds and fires. We have already pulled 11 shelter dogs so far and need your help! To make a much needed donation, please click the Donate button below. Nothing is too small or too large. Please help!
This year has gone by so quickly. There was so much hope and promise and then suddenly so many shocking events happened that changed thousands of people's lives without warning. We all stand together as loving people that want the world to be a better, kinder place and yet it has been a rocky road and challenged all of us in so many different ways. 
 The one thing we all hold in common is love for animals and trying to make a difference. The challenge becomes more difficult every year. I haven't given up faith. I can't. I need your support to help me to help the animals through these troubled times. 
 Our financial situation has been challenging all year long no matter how hard I work and reach out. I do this job 24/7. I take nothing for myself but I shepherd the animals every step of the way from morning till night. 
 In lieu of holiday cards this year we are doing emails and using electronic media to reach out to those we love and set a path for the future. 
 We all know spay and neuter is a necessity, due to the crisis of pet overpopulation in our country. Maybe now with all the storms that have changed the course of these animals' and humans' lives, the government will start to understand and we can make headway in 2018. 
 My heart has not stopped thinking about Houston. We have actually saved several animals through friends of ours that live down in Houston. These were pets that once had a home and found themselves as strays out on the street, lost and asking for compassion, food and would love a new home. 
 The environmental impact the storm had caused many skin conditions down there and we've tried to reach out and help those to help the animals that are fighting new issues due to toxins in their bodies from the storms. Florida, Puerto Rico, I don't even know how they could've been left in such a tragic way when they are our brothers and sisters.  I think of them every day. 
 Being in the middle of the fires and California burning is both devastating and shocking, and knowing the thousands of humans and animals that are now homeless is heartbreaking. Caring, loving, compassionate people are losing everything they've ever known in their lives. The animals depend on humans to find them safety and that is our job to help the homeless pets that have lost their families and need rescues to help them find a new loving, forever, home.
 We rescue from shelters every week. We are not sure people realize the hard work we do. We give veterinarian care, training and mend they're broken hearts. We put them back together and find loving people to adopt them and give them everything they deserve! 
 We currently have 11 already rescued and at the veterinarian for spay, neuter and medical care! We are working with the shelters during these tragedies to figure out how to relieve their stress so they can help the strays coming in from the fires. Then the rescuers must step in again. It's time consuming, expensive and exhausting!
Please help me to help them! That's all I can ask from the bottom of my heart! The tragedies are all over the news and for those that don't look at the pets in the shelters it is simply heartbreaking every single day. Their lives are on the line for no reason other than bad humans and the loss of their homes. 
  We've uncovered a lot truths with the backyard breeders being allowed to take their pets back from shelters, to continue to breed them again, without even being slapped on the wrist. We have confirmation of breeders abandoning their dogs to the streets, to fend for themselves, after they've bred them over and over. All of this will be brought to light in 2018. 
 Please, please, please donate today and help me to help them. I must ask for financial aid during this crisis in California. I'm asking from the bottom my heart! Also, don't forget all the hard work we do for cancer prevention - it is working!  Help support me in this hard and expensive work that is proving to give people more time when their pets may be diagnosed with this tragic life-threatening illness. 
 Many thanks!
 With Love and Prayers of safety for your family and your pets!
 Linda Blair 

A Few Of Our Newest Rescues
New Rescues
Ways To Help LBWF
Odie _ Board Ornament
Order an Ornament from Odie & Board

Get a unique, personalized ornament gift for the dog/cat/bunny lover in your life while giving back at the same time! Through this Saturday, December 9th, Odie and Board will be donating $6.00 for every ornament sold. Make sure to select CA-Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation-Toluca Lake at checkout!
Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Choose The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, when doing your holiday shopping (or routine shopping),as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile! 
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Use GoodShop and GoodSearch for all your holiday and daily searching and shopping needs! Each search generates proceeds for LBWF! 
Use iGive.com to shop at over 1700 retailers. Choose LBWF as your cause and hit the iGive button at participating retailers - up to 3% of your purchase is donated to us! 
Need A Gift For Your Furry Friend?
These companies offer great products & give back to LBWF!

Nzymes isstaple company in our cancer prevention work and highly recommended pet care for you and all your companion animals. I use it on all our rescue dogs and have seen the most miraculous results. As a Holiday gift,
Nzymes will be donating $3.00 to the LBWF rescued dogs for every Christmas Kit and Peanuts-Pak sold. 

If you are looking for a perfect Holiday gift for your furry loved one, check out Chewy.com! They have a great assortment of toys, treats, collars, beds, and much more! Place your first order today and Chewy will donate $20 to the LBWF rescued dogs. Click the picture to get started!
Sally Snacks
Sally Snacks

Sally Snacks is a great healthy treat for your dog. Sally Snacks are available for purchase through Amazon. Don't forget to use Amazon Smile and choose Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation as your charity of choice!
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Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm Premieres on Saturday, September 9at 8PM ET/PT

Hurricane Harvey is one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in US history. Floodwaters from the storm have engulfed entire Texas cities leaving thousands of people and animals displaced and homeless. Animal Planet’s Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm will chronicle the heroic efforts of rescuers and volunteers who lend a helping hand to the animals displaced by the recent storm. Witness the daring rescues, dramatic reunions and inspiring adoptions that leave hope after Harvey, Saturday, September 9th at 8PM ET/PT.

“We are pleased to bring the stories from Hurricane Harvey that profile the incredible efforts being made on behalf of the animals in harms way,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet. “We hope our special helps to also promote continued contributions to the organizations working tirelessly to rescue and shelter the animals.”

By presenting moving stories of animals who have been impacted by the hurricane, the hope is that viewers will be inspired to support the efforts of the non-profit organization, Austin Pets Alive, which has dedicated itself to the cause and already evacuated over hundreds of animals to safety. To help with animal rescue efforts in Houston, please text ANIMALS to 707070 to make a donation.

Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm is produced for Animal Planet by Peacock Productions. For Peacock, Knute Walker is SVP and Executive Producer and Elizabeth Fischer is Executive Producer. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is Executive Producer and Candice Allgood is Production Coordinator.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series and special programming dedicated to animals and the natural world that includes RIVER MONSTERS, DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, TANKED, TREEHOUSE MASTERS, THE VET LIFE, THE ZOO and PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV event on Super Bowl Sunday. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for all things animal, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality content across all Animal Planet platforms including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 90 million homes in the U.S., that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for animal lovers and pet owners; the Animal Planet Go app that allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime anywhere; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access via live cameras around the globe in a variety of animal habitats; Animal Planet Social including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @AnimalPlanet.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

Summer Emergency Funds Needed!
Youcaring Fundraiser
Help LBWF help the CA rescue dogs in the hot summer heat and days leading up to July 4th weekend!

With high spiking temperatures and 4th of July upon us we need to put up another K9 cottage for the rescue dogs. It will include air conditioning, will provide room comfortably for 8 rescued dogs and is similar to the one pictured here before it was completed.
The influx due to the pet overpopulation and the high killing in the shelters is out of control in California. Please won't you pull from your heart & donate.
We must raise funds ASAP. The ground construction started this weekend and we need your help to get the K9 cottage here. It's ordered and waiting on you for delivery.  We need donations to help us complete this for them in the 110 degree desert heat and it includes their cottage Air conditioners. This is an urgent emergency due to California's huge pet overpopulation and the shelters are begging us to help. We are trying. Will you help 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. 
The week leading up to the 4th of July is the highest kill week in the shelters.
LBWF's Newest Rescues
These dogs were in danger of losing their lives to make room for the upcoming Holiday intake.
new rescues

We have been saving so many dogs already because the killing atthe shelters has already begun to make room for people's pets that run away from the fireworks! This is the most horrible time of year for animals and people and us rescuers, watching all these incredible pets dying in shelters to make room for people's pets is really hard on us. Please donate and help us to help them
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Chewy.com supports LBWF!

LBWF is now a proud affiliate of Chewy.com! Place your first order with Chewy.com and they will donate $20.00 to LBWF! Just click on the picture to get started. Make sure to tell your family & friends to shop at Chewy.com for all your pets' needs & help support the rescued dogs!
Sally Snacks
Sally Snacks
A great healthy treat for your dog.

Sally Snacks are available to purchase on Amazon. Don't forget to use Amazon Smile and pick LBWF as your charity of choice!
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- Two Non-Profit Animal Shelters Receive Much-Needed Head to Tail Makeovers -

(Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2016) – Every year, shelters and rescues across the country spend countless hours finding homes for millions of abandoned animals. In Animal Planet’s new two-part special, PET NATION RENOVATION, two deserving shelters receive much needed top-to-bottom makeovers providing animals with a more comfortable stay while awaiting their new family. After the renovations are complete, each shelter holds a local adoption event resulting in many happy “tails.” Part one of PET NATION RENOVATION premieres on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.

Hosted by animal expert and home renovation enthusiast Dave Salmoni, and featuring the animal shelter renovation experts from Project Pawsitive, the PET NATION RENOVATIONteam completely transforms two shelters - Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK) in Ashland, Virginia and Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) in Pontiac, Michigan.  

In the premiere episode, the all-volunteer staff at BARK learn they are the winners of a nationwide contest to find the most deserving shelter. As a result of rescuing more than 4,500 dogs in 10 years, the BARK shelter shows extreme wear and tear. These run-down conditions cause unnecessary stress to the dogs and scare off potential adopters forcing BARK to holds their adoption events offsite.

After four weeks of renovation by the PET NATION team, BARK is outfitted with state-of-the-art kennels, an agility dog park and cost-saving improvements which culminates in an on-site adoption event to find the dogs forever homes. Celebrity dog groomer Jorge Benderskyand animal adoption expert Jill Rappaport are on hand to make sure the dogs look their best and when matched with the perfect family.

The makeover was made possible by Ace Hardware and Delta Faucet, sponsors of the special who provided more than $100,000 for the renovation through fiscal, product and labor donations. 

The second episode of PET NATION RENOVATION, which features a makeover the MARL shelter, will air Fall 2016.

PET NATION RENOVATION is produced by All3Media America for Animal Planet. Melinda Toporoff and Dawn Sinsel are executive producers for Animal Planet and Pat Dempsey is the Associate Producer. Gregory J. Lipstone, Leah Hariton and Liz Kerrigan are the executive producers for All3Media America.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERSPIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet's programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. 

About All3Media America

All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK. Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted, non-scripted and digital content specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats.   All3Media America companies include Bentley, Bogner Content, Commonwealth Unscripted, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, Seven Stories, South Pacific Pictures and Studio Lambert Associates.  The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks as well as digital platforms, including the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS.  All3Media America's formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.


–‘Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month’ Encourages People to Look to Shelters, Rescues for Canine Companions–

Silver Spring, Md. – As fall approaches, thoughts turn to family and cozy holidays at home. Meanwhile, there are nearly 200,000 dogs of all types awaiting their fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues across North America, and that is why Petfinder.com is shining a brighter light on these adoptable canines during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.

Petfinder, which has helped more than 20 million pets find their families, invites dog lovers to help find homes for thousands of deserving friends by:

Additionally, residents of the Washington, D.C. and New York City areas are invited to two special Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month events this October:

Animal Planet R.O.A.R. & Petfinder Community Adoption Event

Thursday, October 11 | 4-6pm

Discovery Communications World Headquarters | One Discovery Place | Silver Spring, MD

Meet more than 30 adoptable dogs from local Petfinder groups, enter for pet prizes & more!

Petfinder Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month Adoption Event at Animal Haven

Saturday, October 13 | 12-3pm

Animal Haven | 251 Centre Street (at Broome) | New York, NY

Meet dozens of dogs ready for adoption, check out Animal Planet’s new line of grooming products, enter to win gift baskets & more!

To learn about the joys of giving an adoptable pet a fur-ever home, check out Petfinder's Happy Tails – including this week’s featuring The All-American Reject's Mike Kennerty and his delicious dog, Donut. For additional pet adoption tools and resources, please visit Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month playlist and Petfinder.com

About Petfinder.com

Petfinder.com is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 320,000 adoptable pets from more than 13,700 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Petfinder.com has facilitated more than 20 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996. In addition to being an adoption database, Petfinder.com also is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship. Thanks to its sponsors, Petfinder.com is free to both visitors and to its animal placement organization members. Sponsors include BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, The Animal Rescue Site, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder.com, and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.

More from Petfinder.com

Facebook: facebook.com/petfinder

Twitter: @Petfinder

Pinterest: pinterest.com/petfinder

iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/petfinder.com-adopt-pets/id354876999?mt=8


June 6, 2012

Dear Friend of Jungle Friends
Annabelle before rescue
Annabelle as first found by Animal Control, frightened, lonely, and thirsty. Please sponsor Annabelle!

Yesterday was one of the most dramatic monkey rescues we have ever performed. We got a call from Debi at Second Chance Animal Rescue, who was working with Animal Control on the Florida coast, to rescue Annabelle, a young weeper capuchin.

Annabelle was abandoned in a filthy, mold-infested trailer that had been occupied by hoarders. Annabelle's presence there was illegal. She was confined to an old, rusted, small cage, with nothing but dirty rags to sleep on.
It was over 100 degrees in the house and there was no evidence of water or food available for her. Poor Annabelle's suffering seems unimaginable now, 24 hours later, when you see her playing and exploring her new home at Jungle Friends.
Kari and Annabelle's cage
Annabelle's living conditions were unbearable to Kari for even a few minutes. This precious creature had to sleep every night in these filthy blankets, imprisoned in a rusty cage for 7 years.

Although the humans in the house lived in the same horrific conditions, they had a choice. Annabelle didn't. The emotional effects of her ordeal will take a long time to heal, but with lots of fresh air, good food, monkey friends, and room to play, Annabelle will have a happy life.

Now this sweet girl needs your help! Please take a few minutes to sponsor Annabelle, or make a donation toward her care.

Lots of monkey love from Kari

Annabelle's new life begins!
Annabelle and Claude
Annabelle and her hero, rescuer Claude Leasure

Who needs a superhero when you have Claude, the champion monkey catcher? He came to Annabelle's rescue when Animal Control was unable to catch her.

When Claude arrived, he was told that Annabelle had escaped her cage and was hiding in the garbage that filled the master bedroom.

A cookie, calm words, and a clean blanket were all our Claude needed to coax a little monkey out of her filthy hiding place. Annabelle grabbed the blanket and wrapped herself in it, making it easy for Claude to gather her up and put her in a carrier for traveling to Jungle Friends. She snacked on apple slices and then slept for the two-hour journey.
Annabelles first morning at Jungle Friends
Annabelle exploring her indoor enclosure on her first morning in her new Jungle Friends home

Things were a little different when Annabelle got to her new home. She was very nervous, pacing around, bouncing and rocking to comfort herself.

But after worrying us all night, in the morning Annabelle seemed to realize that a whole new world had opened up for her!

Annabelle spent today climbing and playing, learning to use her automatic waterer, and eating just about everything we put in front of her. She picked all the veggies out of her bowl and ate them first -- she knows what is best for her!

It is amazing how good she looks, with no sores or injuries, although her growth seems a bit stunted. The neighbor, who told us Annabelle's name, said that the 'owners' used to take her outside up until she was about a year old, then Annabelle started biting and was confined to a cage for the next six years. Now she gets to live in a safe, clean and natural habitat.
Annabelle in bamboo
Annabelle peers out from the bamboo in her new home, looking for her first sponsor!

All the boys in neighboring habitats are eyeing the new girl, and who will she choose? To see how Annabelle's story unfolds, "like" our Facebook page! And watch the next Jungle News for video.

As we know, hoarders usually don't limit their sad collections to just one animal. This case wasn't any different. A cat named Cherokee is now safe with the Humane Society, but two macaws and a boa constrictor are still unaccounted for. Florida Fish and Wildlife is investigating the case.

Yes, there is something you can do to help!

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