January 5th 2010 3:20 pm
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we are doing ok, mom has had chemo, then late November she had surgery to remove the upper right lobe of her lung, she has had many scans and now there is a small spot on the bottom of her spine, she is going for radiation daily and chemo once a week, all this for 5 more weeks and hopefully she will be better.we just want lots of prayers. hopefully we can get back in a few months, we know it's been a long time but mom has been weak most times and has returned to work recently and that is tireing her out also. she sleeps alot and we just want our mom back as she was. so say a prayer for her, thank you all our friends.we do miss you
September 30th 2009 8:41 pm
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my mom wanted me to thank everyone for the well wishes, she saw all the candles lit for her and all the zealies and she cryed again, but these were happy tears, she is so touched and realizes just how many care and she will be fine, she will start the chemo October 1 and will go for 6 weeks and then have surgery to remove the tumor, it is in the top right lobe and can remove the lobe, then after healing for 6 weeks she will undergo 6 more weeks of chemo and hopefully by then she will be C free. we are praying very hard that mom will beat this and spend the reat of her life spoiling us as we have come acustom to. Mom is a strong person and she can do this, she has all us furs on her side and the way we look at it this will give her a chance not to work so much and spend her time healing with all of us, this we so look forward to.mom does alot of crying when she thinks we dont see but we pups know everything and we love to lick the tears from her face, we know we make her so happy and we will continue to do so.we love our mom and she loves us.Mom say's when she is well again she will return full force to dogster, we let work and illness come in our way. we are sorry.we miss the trips and hanging with the gang but mom is tired alot and has to lay down alot, and trying to keep her weight up so she dont look like a halloween decoration, BOL, thanks to our friend Chelsea's mom for being my very good friend through this, I love you Becky please know this.
June 30th 2009 6:04 am
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we are rejoicing, the place that Jolie, Roxy and I came from has been shut down forever, we are so happy, words cant even express what we are feeling, here is just one article about the place.
June 29 2009
Fifty dogs were transported to HSUS headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., where they were met by local rescue groups to take them in and find them homes.© The HSUS 2009/Grzybowski
Teams from The Humane Society of the United States and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture moved the more than 200 dogs rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill earlier this week to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
Some have been transported to area animal shelters and rescue groups, while others will be moved in the days ahead.
"The future looked pretty bleak just 24 hours ago for these dogs, but now thanks to The Humane Society of the United States and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, they have been given a chance to live out safe, healthy lives," said Stephanie Shain, senior director of the Puppy Mill Campaign at The HSUS.
"We hope this rescue opens the eyes of consumers about the importance of checking out the facility of any breeder before you buy a puppy."
"We are grateful for the outpouring of compassion and the level of charity that we have seen in this rescue mission," said Jessie Smith, Pennsylvania's special deputy secretary for Dog Law Enforcement.
Where to Adopt One of the Rescued Dogs
Washington Animal Rescue League
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter
Humane Society of Berks County
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Fairfax County Animal Services
Gordon Setter of America Rescue (PA)
Main Line Animal Rescue
Humane League of Lancaster County
"Without the unwavering efforts of The HSUS, the Pennsylvania State Police and volunteers from across the state, the dogs we are sending off now for adoption might still be living in conditions no dog lover would consider acceptable.
Because of all the groups involved, these dogs and the families that adopt them will now have happier lives."
This rescue mission ran smoothly due in part to the outpouring of support from the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team and several central Pennsylvania County Animal Response Teams.
These response groups are an integral part of the commonwealth's capacity to respond to both human-made and natural disasters that affect animals.
The dogs are being checked thoroughly by a team of veterinarians before being transported to shelters and rescue groups in the region.
Nearly 300 dogs were rescued from abysmal conditions in Pennsylvania.© The HSUS/Turner
June 24, 2009
More than 200 dogs have a new "leash" on life thanks to the diligent efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and The Humane Society of the United States, who came together to rescue the animals from horrific conditions at a Lehigh County puppy mill.
"These animals were subjected to years of constant confinement and denied loving human care and socialization. The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for enforcing the commonwealth's Dog Law and coming to the aid of man's best friend," said Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director for The HSUS.
The HSUS was called in by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement to assist with this case.
HSUS staffer Beau Archer removes two of hundreds of dogs from the puppy mill.© The HSUS/Turner
The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement investigated the Almost Heaven kennels, and took permanent custody of all of the dogs due to the owner's failure to appeal his recent license delisting.
Custody of the animals will be transferred to The HSUS once the dogs leave the property. The HSUS is providing animal handling assistance and overseeing sheltering and transport of the rescued animals. Much-needed sheltering supplies were provided by PetSmart Charities®.
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When rescuers arrived at Almost Heaven they found a disturbing scene. The dogs, mainly small breeds and designer mixes, were being housed in a variety of small pens, wire crates and kennels throughout the property.
Responders found typical puppy mill conditions; many of the dogs were suffering from skin and eye infections as well as other medical ailments. It is likely that many of these animals had never known life outside their cramped enclosures.
Rescuers are working to remove all of the animals and transport them to a nearby emergency shelter set up by The HSUS. Once at the shelter the dogs will be checked by a team of veterinarians and given any necessary immediate medical care. The HSUS and local volunteers will care for the animals while they recover at their temporary home.
The dogs will soon be transported to rescue groups and humane societies throughout the region, where they will be made available for adoption.
This operation is made possible in part from funding provided to The HSUS by the Kenneth and Lillian Wilde Estate, who created the Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force to rescue animals from abusive puppy mills.
The emergency shelter is located at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Representatives from The HSUS and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be available for interview at the emergency shelter after all of the dogs have been transported