Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Making A Difference

As I was doing some online research I came across this website, https://www.booster.com/  On this website you can raise money and awareness for your cause by designing t-shirts.  I love this idea!  I'm one of those people that can't turn my back to what is going on in this world regarding animals.  I have so much respect for people that run animal rescues and shelters.  If I saw the abuse that these people see so often I wouldn't be able to sleep or eat.  So, I do what I can to make a difference.  I'm better at donating items, money and getting the word out regarding wonderful organizations.  Now, don't get me wrong because if I'm faced with an injured or lost animal I don't ignore it.  I've done a lot of wildlife rescue and have helped return several dogs to their owners.  If I can't physically help, then I will call someone who can.  In Orlando I saw dogs left in cars with no windows cracked and I called 911.  I saw large watch dogs abandoned at old commercial businesses left with no water or food and I called for help.  In Orlando you could call 311 for SPCA and they would take your info regarding the situation and then send out an investigator.  My son is just like me and he has shared his passion for animals with his friends.  I'll never forget the day that one of his friend's called me, she saw Beagle Puppies crammed into a tiny cage in a back yard and there was no water.  She called SPCA to report what she saw.  She felt so good about herself and she should because she made a difference. :)  Kind hearts are contagious!  My eyes and heart always seem to be drawn to animals and the elderly.

I chose this story to share with you.  Please take the time to read this girl's story, she's a survivor. 

  
They could chain her, starve her. They could breed her, fight her. They could beat her, neglect her. They could not break her. Tillie - #367 Survivor More about this campaign


About Tillie

Please join Handsome Dan's Rescue in celebrating Tillie's one year anniversary of living in a home as part of a family. 

Tillie now wears a pink collar and a necklace of big faux pearls. Her legs are bowed and she has trouble walking because her legs broke under the weight of a heavy collar and chain that choked her for years to the buried car axle.  She has a broken sternum, a broken tail, and is battling heart worms. But her spirit could not be broken. In August 2013, law enforcement and dog advocacy agents rescued Tillie and 366 other dogs in the second largest dog-fighting raid in U.S. history which spanned across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Federal and local agents also seized firearms and drugs and $500,000 in cash from dogfighting gambling that took place over the course of a three-year investigation. And now Tillie is living her new, chain-free life in Rhode Island. Please help support Tillie, her fellow #367 survivors, and Handsome Dan's Rescue. 




dan    This is Dog Handsome Dan
                Visit handsomedanrescue.org


18 comments:

Ginny said...

So very sad. You are a blessing to these animals.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So terrible. Bless you for what you do to help, Marie. xo Laura

Sandra said...

she is so sweet, glad she found a home and God bless Dan's rescue.

betty said...

Such a sad story that eventually had a happy ending.

Betty

JoJo said...

I don't know how anyone can hurt an animal, esp. a dog. You have to be a soulless person. Both my babies are rescues too and it breaks my heart to think of them ignored and abused. They are both such loving doofuses.

TexWisGirl said...

such horrors animals (and people) go through. off to visit his website...

Ann Thompson said...

I will never understand how people can treat animals with such cruelty. It's always good to hear about the survivors who go to happy homes

Ms. A said...

Gooooooo, Tillie and Handsome Dan!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing this very important post. Sweet dogs! I am glad they found good homes.

Lady Jane said...

These are Gods creatures. God bless you for what you do.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Poor Tillie. This is important to me as well.

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful passion to have, Marie... I hope that you have found a shelter where you can volunteer. My son is the Financial Controller at the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, TN. He says that they are always looking for volunteers to come and give their sweet animals some much needed attention... You ought to consider doing that if you aren't doing it already.


Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

How in the world can some people be so mean - our dog was abused too. You are doing a good deed.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Thank you for all you do! Poor Tillie, she looks just like our Abby, who is also a rescue.
Going to check out the website...

Sandra said...

Dan is beautiful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'll never ever understand how people can be so cruel to each other and to animals. My heart breaks for these precious little animals. You are doing a wonderful service, Marie, by reporting on neglected and abused animals. Thank you on their behalf!

Madi and Mom said...

MARIE THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS STORY IT IS FULL OF LOVE AND HOPE...IN SPITE OF HOW IT STARTED
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh look at her beautiful face. What a heartbreaking tale / glad she's in a home now but for those poor dogs to suffer so :(