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Jefferson County, MO: 636-797-5577 need Mo AG to pull cats & dogs; please hurry

in Jefferson County (St. Louis-area), MOContact 636-797-5577 asap to rescue, foster, adopt one or more wonderful cats &/or dogs before their death date 
full of cats, need to move them ASAP.  New, weekend hours:  1-4p, Sat. & Sun. for adoptions, returns to owners or rescue.  If you haven’t pulled from JCAC since last year, you need to get a new copy of your MO DEPT. OF AG License to them before you pull!   Dear Rescue Partners and Friends of Rescue, list of animals needing rescue.  We receive a Potential kill List twice a week.  This means the animals’ stray hold time is up & if it becomes necessary to euthanize for any reason, they are eligible.  You must have a Missouri Dept. of Ag Rescue License to pull from JCAC. No PULL FEES! To tag an animal for rescue, please call JCAC:  636-797-5577  All reservations for rescue must be communicated DIRECTLY to JCAC by 4p the day before a scheduled kill date!  Local transportation can sometimes be provided.
FACEBOOK: Many of the Shelter Buddies volunteers and other local rescue volunteers monitor our Facebook album. This is the fastest way to get an answer about an animal or see its status and see if there is SPONSORSHIP or if the sponsorship has increased. Click on the animal’s picture to comment or see comments. You can also get to additional Flickr photos and videos from Facebook.
Animals included in this email are NOT professionally temperament tested.   Any comments about behavior are just our observations.  Animals that have firm rescue commitments or bite cases usually are not included in this email.  This means there are usually more dogs in the facility than pictured.  DOGS  All dogs get Bordatella. Depending on age, JCAC has been worming and giving DHPP and if the vet has been there, a rabies vaccination.  Animals available on or before that day are at risk even if not on kill list if they fill up   Shelter Buddies Of Missouri &

Summerville, GA: Save all-breeds dogs: hurry!

In Summerville (Chattooga County), GAContact to rescue, foster, adopt &/or $pon$or one or more of the 42 wonderful dogs; SOME LOCAL / Atlanta-Metro area TRANSPORTATION CAN BE ARRANGED.  Some Dogs Are Fully Vetted!

upcoming “No-Kill Seminars” near you: Ask &

LOCAL SHELTER DIRECTORS, VETS, EMPLOYEES & FUNDRAISERS. LET’S ALL WORK TOWARD A REALISTIC NO-KILL GOAL. THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS!  Come meet & be inspired by these & other nationally known speakers. The early-bird registration rate is only $275 = a $50 savings off the regular registration fee.  Learn about NO MORE HOMELESS PETS OR KILL SHELTERS SEMINAR JACKSONVILLE, FL &/or contact Best Friends about sponsoring this seminar in your geographical area):

We look forward to seeing you at Best Friends’ 15th No More Homeless Pets National Conference, where we believe by working together, we can Save Them All™!   P.S. Forward to a friend and when three or more people sign up at the same time, you get a 10% discount. (Discounts cannot be combined)   For questions, please email

Contact BEST FRIENDS ( & about holding a No-Kill seminar in your geographical area &/or attend upcoming SEMINAR in your geographical area.  COVERING MANY TOPICS INCLUDING HOW TO DEVELOP A LARGE, APPROVED, GOOD FOSTER NETWORK! See video below……If the Foster Network can be expanded, More Rescues would be able to pull from shelters and more lives would be saved. Also many more GOOD topics including marketing the NO Kill Idea, Ramping up Fundraising efforts, etc.  This should be attended by as many Rescue Groups, Fosters, Shelter Employees & Directors, Pet Advocates, as is humanly possible. Video of attendees’ thoughts about the seminar:

Learn from experts at saving lives

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Meet some of the amazing speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise at the No More Homeless Pets National Conference:

Lisa Waggoner

  • Why we believe no-kill is achievable: Learn from Brent Toellner of  KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri; Bonney Brown, who helped Washoe County,   Nevada achieve no-kill; Denise   Deisler, Rick DuCharme and Scott Trebatoski, who are working together to save lives in Jacksonville, Florida; and other leaders who will inspire you to break through barriers to create no-kill in your   community.
  • Jumpstart your volunteer foster programs: Find out how Ann Lindholm of   Austin Pets Alive! grew the organization’s dog foster program from a one-person operation to a team of more than 35 volunteers. In less than three years, this team was supporting a network of more than 1,200 approved foster parents, 3,300+ dogs. Learn how you can build a lifesaving foster care   network, too!
  • Keep cats calm, cool and collected: Certified cat behavior consultant Jacqueline Munera of Positive Cattitudes will focus on reducing stress to increase adoptions, while certified cat behavior consultant and best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett will teach you how to manage multi-cat households and litter box issues.
  • Make dogs more   adoptable: Learn from professional trainers and behavior   consultants like Mike Kaviani of Austin Pets Alive!, Aimee Sadler of the Southampton Animal Shelter, Lisa Lyle Waggoner of Cold Nose College, and Best   Friends’ Michelle Besmehn, Cherie Mascis and Sherry Woodard, among others.
  • Focus on   spay/neuter services: Jonathan Chavez and Aimee Gilbreath of   Found Animals will address why one style does not fit all when it comes to spay/neuter programs. While Ruth Steinberger, founder of Spay FIRST! will present on bringing   spay/neuter services to underserved communities.
  • Bring your marketing and fundraising programs to the next level: Brand   strategist Kim Pucci, who spearheaded the “Believe in Zero” campaign for UNICEF, will help you develop a marketing plan for your organization. And, fundraising coach and author Sandy Rees will teach you how to craft the most persuasive   messages that produce results through direct mail and email.
  • Help keep animals healthy: Dr. Julie Levy,   Director of Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst of the Jacksonville Humane Society, and Dr. Sandra   Newbury of the Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis, and other veterinarians will present on the latest updates in veterinary medicine.

Come meet and be inspired by these and other nationally-known speakers. The early bird registration rate is   only $275 = a $50 savings off the regular registration fee. Learn more and register today!

We look forward to seeing you at Best Friends’ 15th No More Homeless Pets National Conference, where we believe by   working together, we can Save Them All™!

P.S. Forward to a friend and when three or more people sign up at the same time, you get a 10% discount. (Discounts cannot be combined)

For questions, please email

Palm Desert, CA: save dogs from hoarder’s dangerous dog pack

Palm Desert, CAContact 760-485-9657 & asap to rescue, foster, adopt almost 1 yr. Cattle Dog “Big Red”  from hoarder’s kill-or-be-killed dog pack (Big Red in immediate danger of being the next dog killed within the pack because he is a male who is getting bigger & poses a threat to the hierarchy of the other alpha males); &/or donate supplies to volunteer &/or money to veterinarian:*  pallets of dog food, fog bowls, helpful contact with Riverside County Animal Control; live traps, donations for food & vet; places for the dogs to go when trapped; all Cattle-dog rescues,  mass-media contacts to get this story out.   …about the pack:  alpha males are not bad, mean dogs … a situation where struggling with the outside world & how to survive inside the “kill-or-be-killed,” extreme-survival pack itself; for the ones who make it back:  lying around like ranch dogs in a yard with the puppies playing with each other.  Underneath that idyllic picture, the pack rules.  “I have to be very careful when putting food down that small bites are dispersed everywhere at the same time, so the hungry pups do not rush up to the available dishes, because they are just as likely to get attacked & mauled there also.  These dogs in this camp are there because of a hoarder allows them to be born in to this prison of a suffering, miserable existence.”  Each born with the capacity for love, loyalty & joy.  … if left at dog camp, they will die slowly after lots of suffering.

*Donate to vet:  Animal Clinic of  Desert Hot Springs, 13120 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA  92240; Dr. Kip Madsen, 760-329-8765 & Fax: 760-329-6219; Office manager Cindy; Earmark your donations for “Kitty’s Rescues”    Many, many starvation & exposure deaths.  … I am continuing to go up there with food & water every day:  try to keep them alive while we sort the rest of this out.  Other neighbors have similar stories, and these are just the ones who made it out alive).

Lubbock (northwest TX-area): low-cost spay-neuter for pets; & safe sites needed for TTU feral cats

In Lubbock:  Two spay-neuter opportunities for your dog or cat:

1.  Lubbock offers assistance certificates for spaying or neutering pets      Lubbock Animal Services is offering a program to encourage city residents to spay & neuter their pets. The promotional program will waive the income requirements of the current assistance program & allow residents to get assistance certificates to spay & neuter their pets.     The city will issue 100 certificates for dogs & 100 for cats on a first-come first-serve basis at the Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 3323 S.E. Loop 289.*       Residents must meet the following criteria:  Have proof of residency with a current LP&L bill (less than three months old); Driver’s license or government-issued ID must be presented; 18 years or older; Only one certificate per household; No application for assistance program within the last year; Certificates will be valid for 60 days from the issue date and will not be issued for prior services rendered & Stray, feral, rescue or foster animals do not qualify.    Certificates will continue to be issued beginning at 9 a.m. every day until all 200 certificates have been issued. Residents must be present to obtain a certificate.   Any additional services will be the sole responsibility of the pet owner, according to the press release, and will not be paid or reimbursed by the City of Lubbock Animal Services Department.     *  Directions for southeast Lubbock location of Lubbock Animal Services ( go east/far east on central Lubbock’s 50th St. (stay on 50th St. across IH-27, across Ave. A. & across Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to  Loop 331 / Southeast Blvd.). Proceed right / south on Southeast Drive for .1 mile & then before you drive beneath the Loop 289 overpass, exit / right onto the West Loop 289 frontage road. Get onto the paved (not the gravel) frontage road & drive past 2 or 3 right-hand drive ways. Immediately after you pass a brown-&-white Animal Shelter sign, move into the right-hand, paved lane of the frontage road & follow Animal Service signs into the one-entrance parking lot on your right-hand side.

2.  $ave money when you get your beloved pet spayed / neutered:  contact 806-763-0092 & to request a referral form for $50 spay / neuter voucher program through veterinarians, other animal service organizations & from pet owners. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Dr. Brenda Wilbanks & Haven staff.

In Lubbock:  Contact if you have safe sites to offer for TX Tech Univ. feral cats, who will be getting spay-neutered, rabies shot & ear tip.  Safe site = a barn where feral cat(s) may stay enclosed, fed & watered for 4 weeks & a donkey (to keep predators away).

Tavares, FL: 352-343-9688 & 352-636-3740 & AnimalRescueOfficer@LakeCountyFL.Gov & 352-343-9688

TAVARES, FL 32778;  LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES; 28123 CR 561:  Contact 352-343-9688 & 352-636-3740 asap to adopt &/or   AnimalRescueOfficer@LakeCountyFL.Gov & 352-343-9688 to rescueDONATE / $PON$OR  loving DOG(s) &/or CAT(s).  Transport available.   VISIT IN PERSON:  M-F, 10-6 & SAT., 10-4    (SHELTER CLOSED 3rd SAT.).  Larger-sized photos of ALL DOGS TO SHARE OR to SEE: &

Shelby, NC: Contact & & 704-476-6765

In Shelby, NC:  Contact & & 704-476-6765 asap to rescue, foster, adopt &/or $pon$or wonderful dogs & cats from an agonizingly painful gassing death in a high-kill site.  To adopt:  call 704-481-9884, x. 4; go to Cleveland County Animal Control at 1609 Airport Road in Shelby, NC & pay cash-only fee with Option 1 (note or fax from your vet stating you will have dog/cat spayed or neutered @$60) or Option 2 (sign up through our local humane society for low-cost spay/neuter @$100); 501c3 Rescues interested in pulling from CCAC need to provide copy of 501c3, veterinarian references, director’s name & contact number, website.  Rescues may call 704-476-6765.

In GAINESVILLE, GA: 770-531-6831 & 770-531-6832 & 678-450-1587

In GAINESVILLE, GA (HALL COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER):  Contact 770-531-6831 & 770-531-6832 & 678-450-1587 (& mention ANIMAL ID#) to rescue, foster, adopt loving dogs &/or cats from death-row.  Unless otherwise noted, ALL get ALONG WELL WITH others & PEOPLE!  This Shelter has Full-Time Vet on Staff, & Pets are thoroughly Vet- & Temperament-Checked before being placed into Adoption AreasAdoption Fee $85 covers all vetting for the animal (spay-neuter, all shots, microchip, deworming). SHELTER HOURS TUES.-SAT., 9a-5P.  PET RESCUE ADVOCATE  WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LUCKYPITTIE  “LIKE OUR PAGE & SAVE PETS LIVES.

Donate to get pup in Afghani$tan to US

Donate to help a pup in Afghanistan ($4,000 to bring dog to US):  Meet Bailey. A tiny pup who could barely walk, was kicked, stoned, tossed like garbage. This little Anatolian Shepherd was victim to blatant neglect, starvation and cruelty: part of the Afghani Army. Soldiers of the US National Guard began feeding her scraps & luring her to their camp. Bailey quickly befriended Kevin, a serviceman with a true love of animals. This little pup has served as companion, comrade & confidant. Kevin will soon be coming home, & the thought of leaving Bailey behind is unbearable.   Please help us get Bailey home to Kevin’s family, so when he comes home in June, his loyal companion will be waiting. Guardians of Rescue is working with Nowzad Dogs to get Bailey home. But Bailey’s life depends on you! Please donate. It costs $4,000 to get one dog back from the war. But if everyone just gave a little we can get her onto US soil as soon as we raise the money!

Carthage, IL: to save dog(s) &/or cat(s)

in Carthage, ILContact asap to rescue, foster, adopt one or more of the very urgent situations, & ALL need rescued!  Transport north available!

in Rome, GA: Contact all: Hope@Hope4Dogs.Net & 904-797-9402 & & & 706-236-4545 to save precious cat(s) &/or dog(s)

In Rome, GAContact allHope@Hope4Dogs.Net & 904-797-9402 & & & 706-236-4545 asap to rescue, foster, adopt one or more of the lovable dogs &/or cats on  death row;  You DO NOT have to live in GA to rescue them.  There ARE transporters that run & can bring these darlings to you.  There ARE volunteers who will run them out of the building for you, & off to safety at a local vet’s for boardingYOU MUST WRITE “RESCUE OFFER” in the subject line of the email, OR WE WILL MISS THE OFFER OF RESCUE /ADOPTION AND THEY WILL BE KILLED!PLEASE DO THIS CORRECTLY, AS THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!!

Tornado-ravaged TX & OK: help cats, dogs, horses & click the “Donate” button. Be sure to put “Tornado” in the “special instructions to seller” so that we may make sure every penny goes to helping rescues in the areas affected by tornadoes.  Donate to help rescue animals that were displaced or injured by the recent tornados in Dallas / Fort Worth & Moore / Oklahoma City.  A horse farm in Moore, OK lost 75-100 horses to today’s tornado, & more are injured & in need of help. Go to The Barbi Twins facebook page for more info & to help.

ATTENTION RESCUERS: If you have rescue contacts in the Oklahoma City area, or the Dallas/Fort Worth area, or you are with a local animal rescue either in Oklahoma City or Dallas/Fort Worth, or you will be providing animal rescue services to the area, please send their contact info to as soon as possible. Commonwealth Humane Society will begin fundraising to help these rescues in saving as many companion animals affected by these tornadoes as possible, & we need to know whom to get the money & supplies to. Animals are affected by natural disasters. Denise Painter, Dot’s Place Animal Haven, Seneca, SC; Member Of The Commonwealth Humane Society Family of Rescuers, Fairfax, VA; Like & friend us on Facebook!

Louisiana’s rescue & lost-&-found pet resources

ARF-LA; Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana = & Judy Guilbeau ( & Nancy Tabb Marcantel (


New Orleans-area, LAContact MOlsen@JeffParish.Net & 504-736-6111 asap to rescue, foster, adopt one or more of the healthy, well-socialized dogs seized from hoarder, now on death row — very eager for human interaction & come right up to the front of the kennel. Shelter open weekdays until 6p; Thurs. evenings until 7:30p & Sat. until 4p.


In LA:  Pet-related resources:  Louisiana Lost Found Pets Facebook Pages and Helpful Info for Missing Pets   ·       A list of resources and Facebook pages for Lost/Missing and Found Pets    ·       Please post pic and info on some of the Lost/found Facebook pages for Louisiana. [see list at bottom]   And post on this new Facebook page for Metairie/Kenner Lost & Found and Adoptable Animals for adoption by owners:

Lost Pet Tips and Sites

1. Pet Parent Helpers [ ] – South Baton Rouge Louisiana pets petsitting lost pet help & pet adoption help

2. great tips here on getting a lost dog back – I thought I’d heard them all but they have ideas here I’d never thought of:

3. “Pet Recovery Tips – Posters”

4. Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender, Baton Rouge Louisiana – helping people rehome pets dogs cats lost & found

5. Lost-pet poster: Six tips for a more effective sign

6. News article with list of Facebook pages for lost/found pets: “Missing a pet? Found a pet?” List of Lost/Found Pet Pages on Facebook for South Louisiana Parishes

7. Lost My Doggie [for cats too!] – Our Lost Dog Locating Service will Help Find Your Lost Dog, Lost Cat or Missing Pet –
Lost My Doggie – Lost Pet Tips –

8. Maddie’s Fund – What You Don’t Know About Lost Pets Can Hurt Them –

9. Helping Lost Pets, Find cats dogs found pets missing –
Christine Schultz Grenat And now we have a NEW program coming together, Lost Pets of Baton Rouge that will help owners find their missing pets faster. I just set up an account HERE:
Have you seen a possibly lost pet? You can post pet sightings, lost and found pets here:
Helping Lost Pets, Find cats dogs found pets missing
Join the National Lost/Found Pet Registry and help pets get back home. It’s free

10. Pet Amber Alert – Lost Pet Recovery Guide – FREE!

11. Missing Pet Partnership Some of the best information for locating lost/missing pets is at – Has some good advice for missing pet behavior, when and how to look, and other ways to help locate pets.
Tagging your car to help find your lost pet. Seattle Pet Detectives – Tagger Instructions | Missing Pet Partnership –

12. Helping reunite pets and owners in Louisiana. The NUMBER ONE tool for reuniting lost pets and their owners are fliers. Please use and share this free flier-maker tool far and wide. It works!

13. News article with list of Facebook pages for lost/found pets: “Missing a pet? Found a pet?” List of Lost/Found Pet Pages on Facebook for South Louisiana Parishes

14. “Tabby Tracker is a public database of lost cats. Lost cat owners and lost cat finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching cats are added to the website. Start by searching our lost or found cat listings then proceed to register your lost or found cat to add the cat to our database and begin receiving email updates.”

15. “Fido Finder is the largest public database of lost dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are registered on the website. Start by searching our lost or found dog listings, then proceed to register your lost or found dog to add the dog to our database and begin receiving email updates.” 
Lost Dogs – How to Find Your Lost Dog – Fido Finder –
Lost and Found Facebook Pages for Louisiana   Current list (know of any other Louisiana Facebook page for Lost/Missing/Found Pets?) Please post pic and info on some of the Lost/found Facebook pages for Louisiana.   new Facebook page for Metairie/Kenner Lost & Found and Adoptable Animals for adoption by owners: ]

Lost and Found Pets of Southeast Louisiana –
Lost Pet Networkers of South Louisiana –
Lost Pets of Ascension Parish –
NOLA Pets Lost and Found –
Lost and Found Pets of New Orleans –
Lost Pets of Baton Rouge –
Lost Pets of West Baton Rouge –
Lost Pets Of Livingston Parish –
Lost Pets of Tangipahoa Parish –
Lost Pets of St. Tammany Parish –
Acadia –
Lost and Found Pets Acadiana –
Acadia Parish Lost/Found Pets –
St. Martin Parish Lost/Found Pets –
St. Mary –
Vermilion –
St. Landry –
Lafayette –
Jeff Davis –
Iberia –
Evangeline –
Shreveport Bossier Lost & Found Pets –

Another way to help is to make sure your dog knows your area well by taking her or him for regular long walks around the neighborhood. This helps in two ways, first, more people will get to know you and your dog and will be more likely to try to get the dog if they see him or her out by themselves. Second, your dog will know his or her way around and will be less likely to get lost and travel for miles, more likely to head for home and find it when hungry, hot, or finished with exploring alone.     Always keep a good clear current photo of your pet or pets on your computer ready to make lost pet fliers. Try to photograph them every few months.

Expert advice for multi-dog transports:

Transport coordinator Joan Nickum, & 913-909-6496 to help with her multi-dog transports:

PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST TO TRUSTED CONTACTS – NO CRAIGSLIST OR FACEBOOK, PLEASE!!  As always, the legs are somewhat flexible – let me know what you can do, & I’ll see if I can adjust.  I’ve assumed that I’ll need 2 drivers per leg for most of the run, but if you can take the entire gang, AWESOME!   The start times are flexible too.     Crossposting is going to be important on this one.  If anyone posts to a Best Friends list, please emphasize that I would like offers to be in the form of emails rather than phone calls.  The last time I was inundated with phone calls & was unable to even respond to most of them.  Thanks so much for your help.  Joan Nickum  Kansas City.

Transports will be monitored.  Fifteen minutes has been added to each leg for water & bathroom breaks.

Fund$ for animals via personalized dog-&-cat collars, wine & more!

In Midway, KYContact & to order personalized dog & cat collars, leashes, martingales & harnesses; select your product, personalize it by choosing from a variety of colors, patterns (e.g., embroidery).   April & May orders get donations for The Way Home Rescue Alliance: … via Local volunteer recent TWHRA adopter who runs Create-A-Collar & has generously offered to donate $1 for each non-embroidered item sold & $2 for each embroidered item sold every April & May to TWHRA!


In Hamilton, NJ:  Contact if you can do a prospective-adopter home visit.  Shop iGive to help PMAR:   Order Pibbles Wine with our rescued pups photos on the wine  Online application:   Our adoptable pups:   Help us out by donating your used things here:   Visit our fan page on Fb for doggie updates:   Visit us on Twitter:   Get AWESOME savings of prescription medicine FOR YOU & YOUR ANIMALS:


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