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Vote for “Hero Dog” to educate public about Pet preparedness in disasters

Posted in Animal Lovers, Animal Rescue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by saynsumthn

Buster Brown is a seven year-old Fox Red Labrador retriever, who is in the running for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Four years ago, Buster was rescued out of the local animal shelter and now he is the official canine for Denton County CERT.

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Buster CERT canine and hero dog

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Teams, a volunteer organization that helps train members of the public how to respond during an emergency or disaster. In Denton County, Texas, CERT members also respond in disasters, they help in shelters and they do a lot of public education.

 

Buster the CERT canine

According to their website:

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply providing the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day. Dogs compete in seven different categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement/Arson DogsService DogsTherapy DogsMilitary DogsSearch and Rescue DogsGuide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs who do extraordinary things). The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful, age-old bond between dogs and people – and give recognition to courageous acts of heroism performed by our four-legged best friends.

After voting by the American public, winners in each category are flown to Hollywood with their human friends to attend the American Humane Hero Dog Awards® gala in Los Angeles. There they walk the red carpet, are recognized in video tributes, receive their Hero Dog category award statue and mingle with celebrities, both two-legged and four-legged! The 2018 American Hero Dog will then be announced to the world.

 

Buster CERT Canine and Hero Dog

When Buster was rescued, his owner had just lost her 12 year-old Golden Retriever, which was the CERT organization’s first canine. Three hours later, while walking around the local animal shelter, Buster’s owner fell in love with his chill style and adorable eyes. Immediately, Buster was doing the work of educating the community. He was on stage at a local emergency event within days, and within weeks he was moulaged in a disaster drill for first reponders.

Buster would like to help the public remember to have a Pet Preparedness Plan and to remind volunteers and responders about animal behavior in a disaster. But, Buster needs as many VOTES as he can get – you can VOTE every day until April 25th here: http://herodogawards.org/dog/buster/  .

Buster is a HERO DOG

All you need to do is look at the many disasters the nation has seen and just how emotional it is when a human has to leave their animal family member behind.

Buster says – NO MORE!

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If Buster can get to Los Angeles and be on the Hallmark Channel special, he can remind the public to develop a pet preparedness plan. But, that is not all.

It is also important to understand how animals may react when under stress. Buster, through the CERT program, helps to train the community how to identify animal behavior during these events. This enables those assisting their neighbors to avoid potential injuries from pets or wildlife located in the disaster area.

Buster at an Emergency Fair

Prior to a disaster create a family emergency plan that includes your pet(s).

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It is very important to:

  • Make sure each pet’s tags are up-to-date and fastened to its collar.
  • Have a current photo of you and your pet(s) for identification purposes.
  • Make a pet emergency kit.
  • Identify shelters in advance that will allow your pets.
  • Have a secure pet carrier, leash, or harness for your pet.

Buster is also a therapy dog.

Buster visits nursing homes, behavior hospitals, military service members struggling with PTSD, trauma victims and youth.

He has also participated in the Special Olympics to bring therapy comfort to participants.

Buster LOVES people – and he LOVES CERT.

(Vote for Buster here)

Everywhere Buster goes he makes people smile. He takes time with them and brings joy into their lives.

Buster is a terrific dog who works diligently week after week with both voluntary organizations to serve the community.

We think Buster would be a great ambassador for the CERT message and a wonderful HERO DOG.

The great news is that if Buster wins, he will help get donations for a terrific organization, called Dogs on Deployment, which helps provide foster care for the pets of Military service people when they are deployed.

Please consider voting for Buster (daily) until April 25, 2018. After this, a new round of winners will be selected for the final run off-so stay tuned.

Buster Hero Dog Awards

VOTE HERE: http://herodogawards.org/dog/buster/

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Vid: black rhino gives birth to baby

Posted in Animal Lovers, Animal Rescue with tags , , , , on February 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

Chester Zoo has uploaded video of the tender first moments of an Eastern black rhino giving birth to her baby calf.

Rhino Chester Baby

Fara was born Jan 31 at 08:15.

Every birth is cause for great celebration but given that Eastern black rhino face a real threat of extinction our new arrival is even more significant. The calf is super important to the breeding programme in Europe and her arrival is another step towards sustaining a black rhino population which, in the wild, is being ravaged by poachers on an almost daily basis,” said Tim Rowlands the Curator of mammals at Chester Zoo.

Rhino and mom

In the wild there are thought to be less than 650 Eastern black rhinos remaining, pushing the species perilously close to extinction.

We put great effort into protecting black rhinos in the wild, supporting a number of sanctuaries across Africa. However, as the demand for rhino horn intensifies, poaching continues to become a bigger and bigger problem.

“We hope that, one day, we can put an end to this crisis once and for all,” Rowlands added.

As someone who loves animals but also loves humans, I am glad that efforts have been made to save this species.

But, I also wish society could work as hard to protect unborn babies targeted by “abortion poachers” who want to slaughter them in the womb.

Pro-life dog rescues newborn baby boy !

Posted in Animal Rescue, Animals Pro-life with tags , , , , on November 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

A story about a dog which heard a newborn’s cry and brought the child alongside her own puppies was shared online in years ago.

It is so heartwarming, that I wanted to reintroduce it.

Dog saves newborn

Police in Argentina think the dog, named China, may have heard the cries of a newborn baby abounded by the child’s teen mother.

China was nursing her own puppies at the time and her motherly instincts kicked in.

Authorities say that had China not carried or dragged the child over to her pups when she did the little boy may have died.

Chief of Police Daniel Salcedo said the baby was found nestled down, keeping warm with the pups with only a few bruises after a neighbor heard the baby’s cries and called for help.

Family dog kept watch over missing 2-year-old overnight

Posted in Animal Lovers, Animal Rescue on April 4, 2011 by saynsumthn

ELGIN, SC (WIS) – A missing 2-year-old boy in Elgin was found Saturday morning after Kershaw County deputies say the family dog kept him warm and safe all night.

Sheriff Jim Matthews said 22-month-old Tyler Jacobson was reunited with his family after he was found across the street behind a neighbor’s home when someone reported hearing crying in the area.

Tyler was reported missing around 8:00pm Friday from a residence on Ashley Creek Drive. Matthews said the boy’s mother, 25-year-old Jacklyn Marie Jacobson, and her boyfriend Jose Gloria told investigators Tyler went to get some juice and didn’t come back.

Kershaw County deputies used a bloodhound tracking team and a SLED helicopter with infrared capabilities, but called the search off around 12:30am Saturday. The search resumed around 7:45am, and the boy was found shortly thereafter. “Just thinking that a dog would watch a baby over the night, it’s kind of like a movie instead of real life,” said Emily DuBose, who lives in the house outside which the baby was found.

DuBose had no idea a story of devotion and survival was playing out right outside her door. “When we saw the choppers last night, we just assumed a criminal was loose, so I locked the door,” said Linda Harr, who also lives at the house. “The last thing I was gonna do is go outside.”

“I heard some barking early in the morning, but I didn’t really think about it, I just heard dogs barking,” said DuBose.

But during the night, Jacobson’s dog was keeping watch over his 22-month-old master in temperatures that got down to the 40s. “I just wish I’d have known, I could have warmed him up, called the cops,” said Harr.

Now, words of praise for the dog who likely helped save little Tyler’s life. “Since he belonged to them, he must have followed them the whole way, so that’s very special,” said Harr.

And so this story has a happy ending, thanks to the special bond of a child’s best friend.

Sheriff Matthews said the family was interviewed Friday night, and again on Saturday. He said the boy’s biological father is in the Army and stationed in Hawaii, and is currently on his way back to Kershaw County.

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Rescue: Dog’s head stuck in pipe

Posted in Animal Lovers, Animal Rescue with tags , , on December 22, 2010 by saynsumthn

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