Dozer IV, BULLIE PICNIC: Winston IV, Champ, Brutis, Paige, Bruno, TV WINNER!
Posted October 18, 2009 11:35 am
Well, Dozer went the vet yesterday and the bad news is that he has severe pneumonia. As you may be able to see below, the x-ray of his chest is horrible! Where all the cloudly white is, it should really be black :( Poor baby. Perhaps this may be one of the main contributing factors to why he can't keep food down. He is very conjested, not only is it hard for him to eat, it's hard for him to breathe :( It is very apparent that this illness did not just recently happen, but that Dozer has been suffering with this for a long amount of time.
Today was a bull-ti-full day! The temps went down to what felt like 70 degrees and we spent much time outside in the yard today. We spent basically the whole day playing outside in the yard, even Mommie Neely came over to visit with Champ! We had so much fun.... well, except when a few squabbles broke out and it was time to cut nails, but overall we had a great day! It was too cold for Dozer to come out, plus, he's on quarantine anyway because he's sick, but he stayed inside sleeping the entire day in his dog bed like he usually does.
Posted October 17, 2009 5:37 pm
If you are as outraged as we are over the "stunts" by DJ Laz please voice your outrage to 96.5. Contact information is listed below followed by the letter that we have sent to management discussing the multiple cases of animal abuse by DJ Laz.
Thomas Manning (GM): Thomas.Manning@power96.com
Tom Calococi (Program Director): Tom@power96.com
Eddie Mix (Program and Music Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past few months I have been outraged by the comments and “stunts” by DJ Laz.
Approximately 3 weeks ago DJ Laz asked listeners “How long would you let a friend stay in jail to teach them a lesson?” Ivi responded a week and asked why. DJ Laz proceeded to explain that it was not a friend, but his 2 dogs who had “ran away” last week and were picked up by animal control. DJ Laz stated that he wanted to leave his dogs at the Miami shelter to “Teach them a lesson.” I was instantly outraged by the complete ignorance and disrespect he has for shelters in general. Shelters are overrun because of the serious issue of pet overpopulation. Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS) receives between 100-150 animals a day. Because of the simple lack of space, many wonderful, healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. FOR SPACE to make room for another dog. The likihood that 2 dogs had to be euthanized to make room for DJ Laz’s dogs in order for them to “learn their lesson” is fairly high. Furthermore, the money that has to be spent in employee salaries, food, water, electricity to maintain the shelters has been abused by DJ Laz and his irresponsibility as a pet owner.
As if this isn’t bad enough, it gets worse…Ivi commented that maybe DJ Laz shouldn’t keep his dogs locked up in the garage all day and they wouldn’t want to run away. DJ Laz continues to influence listeners in the irresponsibility of being a pet owner. Keeping a living creature in hot garage all day is inhumane. Many dogs are heat sensitive and die in such situation. As a volunteer for Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc I have seen my fair share of what living in a garage can do to a dog. This is, in fact, considered abuse and should not be discussed so lightly on air.
Just this past week I was flipping through the stations (keep in mind I had refused to listen to 96.5 since this incident), and the words “balloons to lift a cat off the ground” caught my attention. Of course- it was on 96.5 during DJ Laz and Ivi’s time block. AGAIN, I was outraged that the abuse of a cat was carried out and described on air by your radio personalities. How many people do you think then tried this at home, possibly leading to the injury or death of another cat?? Your radio station has shown complete disregard to the lives of other living creatures on multiple occasions; this one going so far as to broadcast the abuse LIVE.
I demand the DJ “Laz” be removed from the radio station immediately and Ivi be reprimanded as well. Her sarcastic remarks following this incident show complete ignorance and a lack of remorse. The complete lack of regard for a living creature is sickening. The fact that these incidences were broadcast to the general population for individuals to follow in the footsteps of their favorite DJ is appalling and unacceptable. You have lost one listener here, and from what I have heard, many others. His continuing to broadcast such appalling “stunts” and discuss his own pet irresponsibility and abuse will only continue to lose you listeners.
Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc.
Posted October 16, 2009 10:52 am
Night 1 in rescue went relatively well. Dozer was terrific - he slept thru the night like a baby... well besides the constant chewing of his feet and throwing up from time to time. It is quite apparent that Dozer has some major underlying issues and not just "severe allergies". We finally received a return phone call from Dozer's surrendering owner and when pressed for more information we discovered that Dozer has been throwing up/regurgitating food ever since he was a puppy. His health issues were attributed to him "just being a bulldog" by the vets he had previously seen. Medicated shampoos, meds, and diet changes were in frequent rotation, but never a trip or recommendation to a specialist after years and years of no significant improvement. Dozer had been living outside at night because she just couldn't deal with him constantly scratching himself all over the furniture. Dozer has an appointment today with our vet, he hasn't been able to keep any food or water down. We have a full exam in order including blood work, x-rays, skin scraping, and further testing.
For a positive little update, take a look at Champ getting ready for Bull-O-Ween:
Owner dumps bulldog at Shelter, can't wait for return email.
Posted October 15, 2009 2:37 pm
Early Saturday morning, (10-10-09) a shelter in Central Florida called us with a Bulldog in need of rescue. He was dumped at their shelter that morning in very rough shape - the owners requested he be euthanized. Clearly older in age with a few "issues" we made arrangements and immediately put a rescue plan in place.
WHAT WE DIDN'T KNOW, but recently discovered, was that eariler that same Saturday morning, an English Bulldog owner in Central, FL sent an email to a rescue organization close to them wishing to surrender their bulldog. That rescue group was full so they forwarded the email from the owner to us, it read: "I have a 7 year old English Bulldog that I can no longer afford to keep...... our dog has severe allergies, we have tried multiple medications over many years, nothing has ever worked. We want to put him into a rescue home, our only other option is putting him to sleep." (Name and phone number of owner withheld for privacy)
Could it be.... we wondered!?!?!?! The same dog??? I called the shelter and asked them if the surrendering owner was (Name withheld for privacy) and they were shocked of how we knew this information! It was the same friggin' owner!!! They could not wait even 1 day, not even half a day, for the rescue group to respond to their surrender request. They dumped their bullie at their county kill shelter requesting he be put to sleep! If it weren't for this other rescue group sending us the orignial email, we would have never put 2 and 2 together. How sad! How awful and horrific that one could simply dispose of their pet in such a way..... and not even give rescue a chance to respond to them! Not even give their poor bulldog a chance of getting the help that they, as his owners, were unable/unwilling to provide.
We were in contact with the owners on Sunday, we called them out of courtesy, to let them know their dog was not dead per their request, but rather in our care. We wanted them to realize that if they only waited a few hours for a response we could have formulated a more effective plan for Dozer instead of them doing what they did! Since Monday we have been waiting for Dozer's medical records that they agreed to furnish to us.....but we are still waiting for them.
Thanks to Kathleen, one of our newest volunteers, who made the 4 hour trip to rescue this boy, Dozer is now safe with us.
On a much brighter note, can you tell what Mommie Neely's favorite holiday is????
Amazing Similarities between my Bulldog and a bullie in the Shelter:
Posted October 14, 2009 2:06 pm
- Congrats to Petunia Lou's Parents, Christine and John! They were the winners of the 57" TV drawing!
- New features have been added to our Avail-A-Bull Bulldog page! Each rescue dog will have a youtube video promoting their adoption! Special Thanks to http://animalrescueradio.com for this amazing free service!
Champ, Lemon & Habi were adopted today!
Posted October 11, 2009 4:29 pm
Champ has been with Mommie Neely since the day we rescued him. She has been fostering him thru all his ups and downs, thru his extreme makeover, recovery, and all the drama that went along with it. We are happy to announce that Mommie Neely has decided to keep Champ. He has been officially adopted! (See Champ's Blog for more on his story.) Lemon's adoption was finalized this morning, his new family drove 23 hours all the way down from MA. Habinero, our little Shih Tzu mix was adopted locally to a couple in Palm Beach County.
At the Macy's event today, we raised $305 for the bullies. We ended the event a little bit early, still exhausted from yesterday.
Abby & Stimpy were adopted today!
Posted October 10, 2009 7:04 pm
All today and tomorrow we will be at the Coral Square Mall promoting Macy's Shop for a Cause Event from 12pm - 4pm. See our September Newsletter for the flyer and more info. We did great today, raising $362 for the bullies! Stimpy and Abby's adoptions were finalized at our event today. Stimpy's family drove all the way down from Alabama, Abby's new mommie is local :) Congrats guys!
Muffin, Fergie & Dexter
Posted October 8, 2009 4:20 pm
We only have 7 TV raffle tickets to sell before the winner is announced! Get in on it & help the bullies at the same time!
Please allow us to share some information about:
Rock Solid Bullies
Jason & Laura Sipes
(Phone numbers and email removed)
Soooooooo, I got in touch with these breeders. Recently we got one of their pups, not even 2 years old yet, who is completely out of hand. I called them merely out of courtesy to see how they would like me to handle the situation, them being the breeder of the dog. Now, please understand that rarely is there a dog that I refuse to put up with, having dealt with over 200 English Bulldogs in the past 2 years I have officially concluded that this dog is completely nutso! After day 1 at my house, he has since been boarding at my vet. He's been there for the past 9 days. I can NOT have this one dog disturb the harmony in my house because his owners choose to keep him outside in the Florida heat and not socialize him or train him in any way, shape, or form. We have been paying (with $$ we do not have) for him to stay at our vet. Well, our vet neutered him yesterday but I don't think that's going to do much to calm him down. Needless to say, when I told his breeder I just neutered him, he didn't want him back because he now "had no use for him." I offered them their dog back. They gave a few excuses of why they couldn't take him back. (Whatever!) So I asked them for monetary compensation for the amount of $$$ our rescue has spent on his dog..... dead end there too. More excuses. Then I told him what I viewed on his website: "We are proud to announce the anticipation of a new litter of puppies from Bo and Gidget. This upcoming litter should be available in the next few weeks!" He admitted that the pups arrived yesterday, but that he was selling them on his website for his mom. ?!?!?!?!? You know me... I'm willing to ask whatever, no matter how uncomfy it makes me feel for the benefit of my rescue dogs. I am their voice, I speak for them and have no shame! I asked him how willing his mom would be to give him some $$ from the proceeds of one of the pups to help pay for the care and rehab of his dog that we now had in our rescue - he laughed!!!! He laughed!! He said his mom was on a fixed income and breeding bullies was what she did to make money! Yes, I promise he said it just like that!! Soooooo... I take that as a "no."
I am fed up!!! Irresponsible breeders and puppy mills suck!!!!!!!!!!!! My volunteers and I devote our lives to saving bulldogs in need while breeders continue to breed them without a care just to make $$$$. It's their bulldogs we are saving, yet irresponsible, uneducated, unknowledgeable "buyers" are only feeding into the cycle! Do your research people!!!! Don't breed and buy while shelter pets DIE! Dogs are suffering, that's the bottom line. People have to stop buying from BYBs and pet shops or they will continue to thrive. Why are we, as rescuers wasting our time, our resources, our lives to clean up the messes that breeders and irresponsible pet owners make? This makes us sick!!! SICK!!!! ~Erica
Yoshi, Anabelle, Wilbur, Stimpy, Harley Rose.
Posted October 7, 2009 5:29 pm
This is how we started the day... cleaning poop off the floor!
Wilbur is doing okay! He was transferred to a foster home last week and is doing well with the 2 other dogs in the house. He is still on all his meds around the clock and we continue to monitor the size of his belly daily. Thank yew Mommie Jenn for fostering this special boy.
A new take on Stimpy's neuter:
Harley Rose is doing well in foster care and is looking for a forever home now!
Dixie, Paige, Mack, Kira
Posted October 6, 2009 5:56 pm
Since the dog room renovations are complete a few dogs are returning from evacuation :) See before and afters of the dog room floor!
Before: Fake Hardwood After: Nice cool tile for the bullies!
Dixie, pictured above, found her furever familee! Her adoption has been in the works for several weeks. Her foster family decided to keep her and the adoption was finalized today! Paige and Mack were welcomed to Adopt-A-Bull this past weekend!
Kira enjoys bath time and is looking for a foster home. She is available for adoption currently :)