Monthly Archives: January 2014

Poem: “Man’s Best Friend”


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What started as a rescue, a sniff and a shake of a paw. The question who rescued who, in the friendship of it all. For man’s best friend, that is what she became to be. As I am that man, bittersweet memories come back to me. It’s so hard and difficult to express this, without shedding a few tears. As God and Dog spelled backwards, giving me peace to face my fears. Her trust, loyalty and love, was so unconditional […]

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Friends of Campbell County Animal Control Invites Families to Volunteer Together


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Our Friends of Campbell County Animal Control group, located in Virginia, has increased volunteers by opening up dog walking opportunities at the local county animal control facility to families who want to show their children the many joys that result from helping others. We are one of the few family-friendly volunteer opportunities in the area. We do require that families supervise their youngsters at all times, sign a hold harmless agreement, and participate in a one hour orientation. Many families […]

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Rescued Dog from Afghanistan Saves Owner’s Life


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A friend of a friend was serving in the Army in Afghanistan when he found a small puppy. The puppy had somehow been injured and it was believed that the Afghan people had thrown acid on his face and burned his nose. The soldier befriended the abandoned puppy and they quickly became inseparable. The soldier would soon be returning to the United States and wanted to bring this puppy home with him. He contacted my friend and she began researching […]

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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion Success Story: Chandler


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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion is a nonprofit organization consisting of about forty volunteers dedicated to saving lives one dog at a time. This is the story of one such dog. In September of 2013, Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (aka BROOD) received a call from a shelter  about a basset hound, estimated to be 5 to 7 years old.   He was picked up as a stray, as thousands are each and every year.  His stay at the shelter was […]

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