Friday, November 27, 2015

Millionaire Gives Up Entire Fortune To Save Dogs Destined For Meat Farms

Three years ago, someone stole millionaire Wang Yan’s beloved dog. Wang believes the thief stole the pup with the intention of selling his four-legged best friend to a meat farm.

He was devastated and even searched a slaughterhouse hoping to find his dog alive. What he saw there scarred him. He knew that he would do whatever it took to prevent dogs from becoming food.
Wang bought an abandoned steel factory and converted it into a shelter. To date, he has rescued thousands of dogs. Currently, there are roughly 200 dogs in the shelter, at times, there have been over 1000. Saving all of these lives has cost him dearly.

The former millionaire made his fortune in the steel industry and at just 29 years of age, Wang has lost all of it. But, he’d happily lose it again if it meant saving dogs from meat farms.

This incredibly compassionate human does not accept any monetary donations. He does not even charge adoption fees. He only takes donations of food and other supplies that he needs for the dogs.
His dedication to rescuing thousands of dogs from unimaginable cruelty is remarkable. We hope that he is able to continue to save lives and help more pups find forever homes.

Thank you for everything you do Wang. You are truly a hero.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Ending For Senior Dog Who Walked 30 Miles Home Only To Be Turned Away

Ma Kettle, a precious Black Lab
Back in 2012, a sweet Black Labrador named Ma Kettle was left with no one to care for her after her elderly owner passed away. Like many dogs in her unfortunate position, she was forced to trade a life of love and affection for the cold kennels of an animal shelter in Sedan, Kansas.

Then one day, hope arrived. A family looking to adopt a dog met Ma Kettle and offered to take her home. For a while at least, the aging dog had the chance to experience what it felt like to be cherished. But the love she received from her new companions evidently wasn’t as unconditional as hers was for them.

A few weeks back, Ma Kettle’s life was uprooted yet again. Her adopted family, who had recently introduced puppies into the home, decided that the older dog was just too unaccustomed and played too rough with the new arrival. One of the dogs had to go, they thought, and they chose to keep the puppies.

There’s no way Ma Kettle could have understood what was happening as she was loaded into a car and driven to live with a lady she’d never met, far from the people she’d grown used to. And there was no way for her to know that they no longer wanted her.

So, Ma Kettle did something remarkable -- she escaped to reunite with the family that had just given her away.

“The senior Lab walked nearly 30 miles to come home,” writes the Sedona shelter where she had first been adopted out. But despite all her effort she was rejected again. “Her ‘family’ can not take her back,” they write, “because of the little dogs.” Over the last few weeks Ma Kettle has been languishing once more in the shelter’s kennel, older now and by most accounts less likely to be ever adopted again. Meanwhile, however, her sad story began to spread, share by share, across social media, and soon offers came pouring in from folks who wanted very much to give her a truly forever home.

Today, she found one, with a family in Florida who the shelter are certain will provide her with the love she deserves -- a happy ending to a story that’s been so full of heartbreak. And it’s almost as if she knows what’s coming.

“She's a happy, happy girl!,” writes the shelter. “Love you, Ma!”


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner for your dog

Dogs love turkey and sweet potatoes, too. Cook this meal from scratch or use up the leftovers—either way, your chow hounds will chow down with gusto!

Nutritional Information
Per 1-cup serving (approximate, depending on ingredient substitutions)
Calories 321
Protein 44 g 

Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary fiber 1.9 g
Fat 7.7 g (with gravy; less if omitted)

Facts (Vet’s View)
This is a moderate-carb recipe suitable for healthy adult dogs.

Portion Size
For small dogs, 3/4 cup; medium dogs, 1 1/2 cups; larger or more active dogs, 3 cups.

Add 400 mg calcium per 1-cup serving (600 mg if using bone meal).

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 9 1-cup servings
3 lb/1.3 kg skinless turkey pieces (light and dark meat)
1 cup (about 6 oz/175 g) oatmeal (cooked)
1 lb/450 g sweet potatoes, cubed
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
4 tbsp turkey gravy (optional; to reduce the fat content, omit the gravy or substitute olive oil)

Use turkey leftovers or roast the turkey: 
1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Lightly oil a roasting pan.
2. For boneless breast or thigh, cook 30–45 minutes; boned breast or thigh, 45–60 minutes; whole turkey, 1 1/2–2 hours or until the meat juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Let cool.
3. Remove all the bones and dice the meat into large pieces.
4. If using fresh sweet potatoes, roast with the turkey for about 25–30 minutes or until tender. Let cool, then peel and dice.
5. Meanwhile, cook the oatmeal according to package instructions.
6. Mix together the turkey meat, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. If using gravy or oil, add it now and mix thoroughly. (If your dog is at all prone to pancreatitis or other fat-related upsets, omit the gravy.)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Puppy Born With Only 2 Legs Captures Everyone’s Hearts With His Adorable Spirit

Little Tumbles is one lucky pup, although you may not think so when you first see him. The adorable blond Terrier/Beagle mix was born missing his two front limbs in October.

His original owners were worried that he wouldn’t be able to compete with his litter mates for their mother’s milk. They surrendered him to Friends of the Shelter Dogs in Athens, Ohio.

Tumbles was placed in an experienced foster home and has been thriving over the past few weeks. He has even developed his own method of “walking,” pushing off with his rear legs and using his nose to move himself forward.

When photos of Tumbles appeared on social media, a kind supporter reached out to the shelter with a design for a custom 3-D printed wheelchair.

Humans at the Ohio University Innovation Center offered to help create the tiny two-wheeled contraption. They’ve also volunteered to provide their services to Tumbles as he grows and changes.
As you can see from the videos, Tumbles’ first trial with his new wheels was a little rough. With physical therapy to ensure that the muscles in his rear legs develop properly and lots of practice, Tumbles will become a pro soon enough!

Representatives for Friends of the Shelter Dogs want the public to know that Tumbles is not yet ready for adoption. He still has a good deal of work ahead of him, but in the meantime, he is in great hands.


Friday, November 20, 2015

The Girl's Smarter: Homemade Dog Treat Machine

What a creative way to treat your dog(s) and keep them busy! 
The body follows what the mind thinks. Sometimes, with an intelligent and exuberant breed, it can be more effective to exercise the mind than the body for the purpose of helping the dog feel content and become more docile and well-behaved. There are many different puzzle-type devices that are readily available for purchase these days, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the powers of your mind to create your own! That is just what this person did for his two Greyhounds. He created a puzzle for dogs, and I love the results!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Be proud of your fails... here's why.

1.) The dog whose indecisiveness made it impossible for her to achieve any sort of happiness.

2.) The dog who got taken by the snow.

3.) The dog who may never escape.

 4.) The dog who thought he could outsmart the gate.

5.)  The dog who just wanted to slide like the rest of the kids.

6.)  The dog who was shamed by both cat and cone.

7.) The dog whose redecorating plans backfired horribly.

8.) And finally, the most adorable fail/puppy/everything of the year.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

An Ohio Animal Shelter Was Emptied After Every Dog & Cat Was Adopted

On November the 7th, the Summit County Animal Control shelter held an adoptathon to coincide with a national “Clear the Shelter” event, and dear sweet lord, did it work. Over 100 animals were adopted over the course of the day, and potential adopters started lining up – some with lawn chairs! – as early as 6:30 in the morning. While there were technically still a few dogs on stray hold after the event, the adoption floor itself was completely emptied.

How’d they do it? According to a representative at the shelter:
"It was really a collaborative effort between amazing staff and volunteers. To ensure [the event’s] success, many deeply involved volunteers – there’s a hospital nearby and we have several nurses who are, in my words, true rescue warriors – worked with potential adopters & animals the week prior to help ensure good matches were made. We also had nine adoptions the week before which happened because those adopters didn’t want to miss out on “their” dog and several were transferred to local rescues."
Adoption fees were drastically reduced on the day of. All dogs and cats were fully vetted prior to the event, including spays and neuters. To avoid attracting potentially dangerous adopters, the Friends of Summit County Animal Control Facebook page decided not to promote the adoptathon too much, but posters for the event were distributed throughout the community. And on top of all that, an anonymous elderly couple made a donation to the shelter to sponsor the first 50 adopted pets.

Though some dogs may eventually end up back at the shelter – around 10% of dogs nationwide usually do – it’s still a fantastic feel-good story for a world where wonderful animals can languish in shelters for months, years, and sometimes until the end of their days.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Dogs who have done wrong, but couldn't more cute... A collage from Jack Rome to you!

Could destruction ever look so cute? You be the judge of that!

All he wanted was to spend more time with you... without a ticket I would say he his wish was granted.

Okay, this is crazy! But, I mean, can you blame him? What wouldn't a dog do for a hamburger?
What comes up must go down, right?
Now that's just gross...

Sounds like quarter past play time to me...

When you sit by the table and cross your paws for a human to drop some scraps and it doesn't happen and you wasted a whole hour patiently waiting, one gets desperate.

But, but, it smells like you...

Hope you enjoyed! Now don't forget to give your pups the leftovers this Thanksgiving or else you might have something bigger on your hands.
A special post from Jack Rome.

Friday, November 06, 2015

These Photoshop Photos Of A Leaping Dog Is Why The Internet Wins At Life

Ask the internet to Photoshop a picture of a leaping dog and the internet will always deliver.
Yesterday, user MerkyMerkinsmith posted an interesting challenge to the subreddit Photoshop Battles. The challenge? To Photoshop a picture of a Havanese dog jumping off a bale of hay. It was a simple challenge, but the response he got went above and beyond.
From dolphins to Star Wars to even wedding gowns, these pictures prove that with enough imagination you can insert a dog just about anywhere.

Featured image via Reddit/henriksolgaard

From inspiration I decided to Photoshop a little myself...Check out my new Hyundai Santa Fe!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Bomb-detection dog added to Minnesota Capitol security team, Hungarian vizsla named Matka

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Minnesota's Capitol security team is getting a new four-legged member named Matka.
State Patrol Capt. Eric Roeske says the bomb-detection dog will be added to the complex security detail starting in January. He informed members of a Capitol security task force of the addition on Friday.
Roeske says the Hungarian vizsla will have a state trooper as a handler.
The Capitol and surrounding buildings are watched over by a mix of security officers and State Patrol members.
The task force also heard about plans to implement a smartphone-enabled notification system that would automatically alert people to emergencies on the Capitol grounds. A vendor has yet to be hired for that.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Lets just say my first costume didn't work out too well this weekend!

My idea for the most clever Halloween costume was to transform myself into a Jack-in-the-box... I liked the idea, I just didn't know how to stay inside of it. Here's my best shot inside my costume. To watch the video, visit FollowJackRome of Facebook.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Bear falls asleep in backyard after eating 20 lbs of dog food!

In Seminole County, Florida, a bear broke into a garage and managed to eat twenty pounds of dog food! After the bear’s feast, he passed out cold on the lawn.
I can only imagine the shocked face of the house’s occupants discovering this guy fast asleep on their property! But, what I have to know: is dog food tastier than honey?
Check out the news coverage below, with neighbor Bob Cross, discussing the shocking site of the sleeping bear!