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Does Your Local Fire Department Have Pet Oxygen Masks?

Bakersfield rescue
Photo: BFD

Bakersfield Now is reporting that PETA will be presenting an award to the Bakersfield Fire Department for their role in the rescue of a dog from a residential fire last week.

The rescue was made possible because the Department carries pet oxygen masks on their fire vehicles. The masks were provided by a local Girl Scout troop who raised money for the donation.

Does your local fire department carry these life-saving masks? Find out, and if not, maybe you could start a GoFundMe account or some other type of fundraiser to provide them.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Miracle Dog Survived Gas Chamber and Found a Forever Home!

Daniel, a Beagle mix dog that cheated death by surviving the gas chamber in an Alabama dog pound, now has a forever home in N.J. with Joe Dwyer.

Also known as the “Miracle Dog”, Daniel was put in a gas chamber to be euthanized with several other animals last month.  Much to the shelter employees’ surprise, he survived the gassing and emerged relatively unscathed.  Photos and more here.



Urgent Plea for Home for Retired Military Dog / UPDATED!

Photo: Pets for Patriots

UPDATE:  Rocky was saved today!  Trying to get details.  Please read below for more info.  Pets for Patriots can still use your support!


This is such a sad story – makes me wish I didn’t already have a houseful.  Rocky served three tours in Iraq between 2004 and 2007.  His last handler was killed in action, so Rocky was brought back to the States and has been cared for by other members of the unit.  However, now that his back legs are failing, the military will have to put him down unless someone adopts him by August 24th. Continue reading Urgent Plea for Home for Retired Military Dog / UPDATED!

An Angel Dog Named Jasmine

 In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused. 

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need.   

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims:  to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved.  They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.

But Jasmine had other ideas. No one remembers now how it began, but she started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It wouldn’t matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or any other lost or hurting animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.

Geoff relates one of the early incidents. “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.” 

“But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits.  She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.”

“She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.”  Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born.  The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits. 

And roe deer fawn.  Tiny Bramble, 11 weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field.  Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster mum role.  Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted.

“They are inseparable,” says Geoff “Bramble walks between her legs and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary.  It’s a real treat to see them.”

 Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse.

Such is the order of God’s Creation.

Thanks to friend of the blogger Wendy for sending this to me.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!