Rescue Needs Your Help

Volunteers are needed to help place hundreds of dogs who need rescue.

Applications  Coordinator
Review applications for rescue dogs, respond to applicants, conduct phone interviews, recommend appropriate dogs.
  Transport Coordinator
Organize volunteer transports. Determine best route between locations.  Calculate volunteers needed and time traveled.

Shelter Coordinator
Call and e-mail shelters, alert closest rescue volunteers, fax or e-mail forms, arrange for fostering, boarding, transport or dogs' medical care.  

Listings Coordinator
Gather digital photographs and information about dogs so web coordinator can post them online. 

More information about volunteering and these positions can be found on the NationalPyr website

Don't Leave Me

With the weather gone wacky and floods, tornadoes and possibly earthquakes looming in the future, more attention is being focused on how to care for man's best friends during disasters. 

San Francisco emergency planners are working on strategies for the care of pets during what will probably be their next disaster, a big earthquake. The city's planners hope that enough pet-disaster responders will be trained to safely transport household dogs, cats, rodents and reptiles to 125 temporary animal shelters. Funding is being requested for a $300,000 mobile animal disaster medical command unit to treat injured animals. And when people are rescued from collapsed or burning sections of town, thanks to a no-pets-left-behind policy promoted by the city’s department of Animal Care and Control, Fido, Fluffy, reptiles, birds and other animals will be rescued, too. To view FEMA's guidelines on responsible pet management during disasters, visit their website.
Separation AnxietySome pets can go into a tailspin when left alone for only a few hours. Crates, Kongs and Thunder Shirts are all recommended ways to stem your pet's separation anxiety but now there is something new.  DogTV is canine-friendly programing aimed at stay-at-home pooches whose owners are concerned about the separation anxiety their pets suffer, and the trouble they get into, when left alone for long stretches of time. The content is geared to man's best friend, with the sound, colors and camera angles adjusted for canine appeal. The dogs' favorite TV stars, not surprisingly, turn out to be other dogs.

Programming is based on comprehensive research into what TV-watching dogs like to see and hear and how content for pooches should appear. Researchers found that dogs favored such things as harp music and SpongeBob SquarePants cartoons. Surveys show that  as many as 60 percent of U.S. dog owners already heed the recommendation to keep a radio or television on in the house when their pets are left alone, so the animals hear comforting voices rather than just silence.  DogTV is working on a national distribution deal for about $5/month.

Love Letters to Rescue

Hello all. I, with my family, are the very fortunate adopters of "Jesse", our 4-month old Great Pyr/ Lab mix from Kentucky, saved by National Great Pyrenees Rescue.  He was moved to NY and into the care of foster Mom Michelle, then finally to us.  I understand all of you had a hand in saving Jesse and getting him to us and I want to thank you so very much He has a very busy life--puppy and obedience classes, endless walks and play time with our three children, meeting family and  friends, neighborhood dogs and plenty of snuggle time fill his days.  I wanted you all to know what an amazing gift you've given us, the work you all did with Jesse is apparent, he is happy, smart, loving, healthy, empathic and embraced as a beloved family member. Thank you for your work, your commitment, your energy, and mostly, thank you for saving Jesse.  Sincerely, Galyn

Montana Mess

Early in March, Gallatin, MT Animal Control called upon Great Pyrenees Rescue of Montana (GPROM) to help rescue 30+ unaltered Great Pyrenees/ Akbash mix dogs and 11 unaltered pups from a ranch. The dogs had overrun the ranch's borders and spilled out onto adjacent properties where neighbors have shot at them.  Eighteen adults were captured, spayed and neutered, and placed on other ranches as livestock guardian dogs. The owner kept 5-7 dogs who were spayed and neutered under a mandate from the sheriff's office. Some dogs couldn't be caught and are still loose. Three of the 11 pups have been adopted, the others are being treated for coccidia. We have been helping GPROM raise funds and are extremely grateful to a generous donor from Arizona and everyone else who made a contribution. If you would like to help, the ChipIn to support  the ongoing expenses of this effort runs until April 30. 

On the Mend

Spiro is the Georgia dog who the shelter called  "Time's Up"  when no one wanted him.  We found that the metatarsal bones in his foot were so damaged they required a $3,500 bone graft and plate.  This was a steep sum for rescue to raise but 52 caring contributors came forward to donate over $2,000 to his cause in checks and his ChipIn. When Spiro's cast was removed this month, his leg looked pretty rough after being immobilized for 12 weeks. He was not happy wearing an e-collar but after a few days of being exposed  to the air his leg looks much better. Spiro is getting around great. He is still being leash walked as he adjusts to fully using his leg but he has no problems walking or playing with other dogs. Spiro is ready for his furever home, so if you would like to learn more about him, please fill out our online application which will be sent to his foster Mom, Beth Ann.
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