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10/31/2020 12:31 AM


 
Animal Success Stories
                            " Jonsey"

  Let me tell you about Jonsey. He is a very special Chihuahua. What makes him so special,? well he survived a puppy mill for 4 years. That is never an easy feat for ANY dog.

    Puppy mills are not a good place for ANY animal. The dogs tend to live in very small wire cages, in dark, swanky barns, the cages are barely big enough for one dog, but they normally have two dogs in one cage. A male and a female, then if they have pups, the pups get to live with their parents for a few weeks, till they are pulled.
 And then the male does his job and the female is pregnant again, the female NEVER gets any breaks, they are bred from the time they are old enough until the time, they no longer produce.

 Jonsey was subjected to this treatment as well. These dogs live amoungst themsleves. They live day to day, not knowing what will happen in the next moment. They are treated worse than livestock, they are NEVER handled, they are never spoke kindly to, they are never touched, except to grab at them to give shots, sometimes, or to check for abnormalities. They do not get petted, they do not get treats, they do not getout of those wire cages, they never feel the ground, grass, carpet, nothing but wire.
    No one speaks kindly to them, they do not get very good food.
But yet they are expected to produce.

    Jonsey came to us over 6 months ago.
 I had to feed him can food sitting on the floor, and putting the can food in front of him, and avert my eyes, I was not allowed to look at him while he ate.
  I was not allowed to touch, at all, he would shiver and shake so much, I thought he would have a heart attack, literally.

 I was not allowed to put my hands on him for the first two months.
If I wanted to pet him, I had to climb in his crate, and force myself to pet him, while he would shiver and shake, and look totally terrified. I had to show him, that I would never ever hurt him, that he could trust me. I did this everyday for two months.
Until he finally allowed me to pet him, outside of the crate.

   We put a harness on him, so that we could introduce him to the outside, he would again, shiver and shake, he eyes would get so wide, I got to hate that look, it was a look of PURE fear. A fear that only a human could give him. It was at those times, that I am very glad that I do not live near a mill operation farm, for I know what I would have done to the people who had done this to this little dog.
      After awhile Jonsey got to use to grass, between his toes, and he got to like it, he learned to do his business outside, he learned that grass is sometimes good to eat.
 He also learned that carpet is very soft and it does not cut his feet like the wire did. He learned that carpet is great for when you have an itch, the carpet will help you itch it.

 He learned to trust me a bit more everyday.
 He learned what a treat was, that took a bit for him to figure out
 but once he did, he now loves treats. 
  

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Bo
Bo

Bo is a purebred Cocker spaniel. that showed up in a volunteer's backyard and we believe he had an angel that led him to us. Bo was severely abused, so much that he would shiver and shake and hide if you even looked at him, our hearts bled for him. He was placed in a couple of homes to try and get him used to strange people coming in and out, it took months of rehab to get him to allow folks to look at him, without him shaking, he was not totally healed but he was ready to allow someone to help him, and w e found a special couple that wanted to make his life easier, he is doing much better and he loves his new home, thank you for giving Bo his chance!!!!!

Black Jack
Black Jack

Black Jack, came up from New Orleans. he is a Hurricane Gustav survivor. But his story made us cry, he was released to a shelter when he was just a young pup and because he had a deformed foot, no one wanted him, no one would adopt him, so this guy had to grow up in a shelter, he lived for almost a year in a kennel, a cage, can you imagine what he missed out on,, what he needed so much of and had none, they told us that he was in need, and that was all it took, we brought him here to Michigan. we knew that we HAD to find him a special home, for he truly deserved one. And we found it, he is now the love of someone special, and he is truly happy at last, and never to live in a kennel again.

Buster
Buster

Buster was found in a home in detroit after his owner had passed away and the family discarded him like a article no longer wanted, he survived and we took him in, and now he has a greta home where he is th eking of his castle, and the guarantee never to be discarded again!!!

Bismark
Bismark

Bismark was dumped in a shelter in Kentucky. He was overlooked by many folks, including Rescues, because he was the unfortunate result of a breeder that did not do their homework. Bismark, was slowing going Blind due to a genetic defect. He was doomed until Kentucky Lab Rescue took pity on him. They tried to get other Lab rescues willing to take him on. But no one wanted Bismark. Then they contacted us, and because we have bighearts, we just could not turn him away. He was transported to Michigan, and into our loving arms. He was a rescue favorite, he had a heart of Gold, he loved everyone and everyone loved him. It took us a few months, but eventually his new family found him and came to us to claim him. Now Bismark, our Blind Lab, has a home with two other dogs, and out inthe country. He is one of our greatest accomplishments.

Brownie
Brownie

This guy came up on a transport from a Kill Shelter in Georgia. We agreed to take him in and find a new and loving home for him. Brownie is a Sheltie and Papillion Mix. While getting Brownie a check up at our Vet's office we were informed that this young man tested positive for heartworms. At the time, we will still a new rescue, with NO resources, but one of our volunteers paid for the treatment, in which to treat him. Brownie went thru the treatment like a champion, he was adopted out to a family that lives in Richmond, and his new name is now Butters. He has a a grand fenced in yard to romp in, he has children to grow old with, and best of all he found love and Happiness in Michigan.


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