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From Baghdad to America

By Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman, United States Marines Corps (Retired) A review by Debra J. White important lessons he’d taught me. That I still had the ability to love. That love would find me. That life matters,” Kopelman says.

A feral puppy in the killing fields of Iraq is spared the harsh, grueling life that most dogs and cats eke out in the Middle East, where few live as pets. Some herd sheep or other animals. Others serve as guard dogs. Hardly any know kindness or compassion. The Lava Dogs, a Marine unit from Hawaii, save the frightened puppy, as they search an abandoned house looking for insurgents. That’s how the pup gets his name, Lava, after the Marines who rescue him from an empty 55 gallon barrel. Why save Lava when so many strays scratch out a living in Iraq? Why not, says Kopelman. Lava’s rescue stretches halfway around the world involving reporters in Iraq, friends in the U.S. and Jordanian and Iraqi contacts. But Lava finally makes it to the U.S. and lives with Kopelman who chronicles the dog’s amazing story and the Marines who save his life in a best seller called “From Baghdad with Love.” From Baghdad to America is Lava’s life in America. The former combat Marine witnesses death, destruction and mayhem serving in Iraq. Friends lose their lives. IED (improvised explosive devices) leave fellow Marines with severe injuries including loss of limbs, blindness and brain trauma. War is ugly. Lava’s life could have ended any number of ways but it didn’t. He could have starved to death, been run over by a tank, been blown up by rockets, shot by the Defense Department extermination team to rid the area of strays, or flattened by a supply truck. The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Southern California is instrumental in Lava’s return. So naturally they give him a complete medical examination when he arrives stateside. As a stray from a war torn country, Lava has never had vaccinations or regular food. His lineage is feral. But he is amazingly healthy for a dog that survived on garbage scraps. The packaged food (MREs) the Marines feed him is the best he’d ever eaten. Lava started life as a worthless dog in a country hammered by violence. But his life matters to a small group of Marines and to Kopelman. “Lava embodied the most 14 The Pet Planet Magazine SOUTH FL FALL 2010

Life was not a bag of bones for the pair once they return to the U.S. One day Kopelman walks Lava off leash. Lava ignores Kopelman’s commands and dashes out into traffic. A car hits him, causing serious injuries. He recovers after emergency surgery and a lot of TLC. Kopelman meets his wife Pam thanks to Lava. At a dog park, Lava grabs hold of a boy’s hand, probably intending to play. His mom—Kopelman’s future wife—accuses Lava of biting her son. Kopelman freaks, fearing Lava will be euthanized. Instead of finding blood, a little boy’s hand is covered with dog spit. A romance ensues. They marry and have another son. Lava struggles to fit in despite regular exercise and family socialization, something he never experienced in Iraq. Sometimes he behaves badly, although never around the Kopelman children. Doorbells and other loud noises set him off. He barks at even the tiniest disturbance. He has a few altercations with people although none that cause serious harm. A behaviorist works with Lava. Perhaps he experiences Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Somehow the small fluffy puppy survived amidst the killing and carnage in major battles. The experience must have affected him. Finally, a veterinarian places Lava on medication and his behavior improves. From Baghdad to America is a compelling story about a Marine’s life after the war and the stray dog he and his unit work so hard to save. I had the pleasure to meet Kopelman and Lava at a fundraiser in Phoenix. Lava is a lucky dog thanks to caring dedicated Marines who risked their lives while violating military rules. Feeding animals or keeping pets on bases is strictly prohibited by the military. Animal lovers, veterans or anyone who enjoys inspirational stories will enjoy From Baghdad to America. The story is a raw, honest, and emotional account of war and how one stray dog brings joy and happiness to a Marine unit far from home. And he still brings meaning to a former Marine. Kopelman is a public speaker, television guest, and active with veteran’s causes. He founded the Freedom is Not Free Foundation that raises money for wounded veterans and their families.


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General tips: Set reasonable goals when you bring a new dog into your pack. Knowing the dogs’ backgrounds as to how well they were socialized will help you manage what might happen. Remember and respect that your resident dog and/or cat may perceive the new dog to be encroaching on his or her established territory, which can be very stressful. Proceed slowly and calmly. Slow-paced introductions may help prevent any fear-based or aggressive reactions from developing. If bad behaviors are not reined in from the start, they can become habit and be very hard to change in the future. Never leave new pets unattended, even if a pet is caged. When two pets meet, it is imperative you watch them at all times. The situation can change suddenly. If you have more than one resident dog, introduce each dog one at a time to the new dog to prevent them from overwhelming the newcomer. Stay in control of the introduction. If you are not sure how your pet will react, take the necessary precautions to keep him (and you) safe. Be patient and adaptable. You will need to teach your new dog to trust you while communicating to your resident pets that you will continue to keep them safe. Building good relationships takes time. Dog to Dog Before you bring the new dog (or puppy) home, bring home his scent so your resident pets can be

LQWURGXFHGWRKLVVPHOO¿UVW5XEWKHQHZGRJZLWK a cloth or use a blanket he has slept on and bring it into your home and place it where he will be sleeping. In addition, be sure both your resident dog and the new dog are up to date on their vaccinations to avoid any risk of infection. Introduce in a Neutral Location Introduce the dogs in a neutral location that is unfamiliar to both dogs, such as a park. This prevents your resident dog from feeling his territory is being threatened. Each dog should be on a loosely held six-foot leash and handled by a separate person. Try to stay relaxed so the dogs don’t pick up on any tension you might be feeling. Don’t force an interaction between the dogs. Just walk near each other for a few minutes. One or both of the dogs may ignore each other, which is ¿QH-XVWVWD\XSEHDWDQGJLYHWKHGRJVWLPHWRJHW comfortable with the situation. Now, allow the dogs to sniff each other for just a few seconds, with the handlers offering highpitched, happy praise if there are positive signs from the dogs. Then lead the dogs away from each other. Do several more sets of brief introductions, which prevent the dogs from focusing too hard and escalating to an aggressive response. Refocus each dog’s attention with obedience commands or short walks.


There are two goals with this exercise: To allow the dogs to meet and be tolerant of one another without exhibiting any bad behavior To keep the meetings pleasant and friendly so the dogs learn to associate good, relaxed things with being together Watch the dogs’ body language. Things are going well and you can proceed to the next step if you see: Loose body movements and muscles Relaxed open mouths Play bows or other playful posturing However, take caution if you see: Stiff, slow body movements Hair standing up on the back Tensed mouth or teeth-baring Growls Prolonged staring If you see any of these types of reactions, quickly lead the dogs away from each other and try to get them to focus on you. Then you can try a very brief introduction again, at a further distance. Only proceed to the next step when you see the dogs are tolerating each other. Managing the New Dog in Your Home Pick up all pet toys, food bowls, beds and the like before you bring the new dog into the house to prevent any tiffs over prized possessions. You can return the resident dog’s toys to him in a few weeks, and give the new dog some new toys of his own. In the meantime, give the dogs toys only when they are in separate areas or their crates. When you bring the new dog home, put your current pets in a separate area of your home; then, walk the new dog around your home on a leash to show him where he will sleep and eat, where the other pets sleep and eat, etc. Establish boundaries in your home by using baby gates and closing off rooms and areas while all the pets acclimate to the new situation. This way they can see and get used to one another. Allow the UHVLGHQWGRJWRURDPWKHKRXVHZKLOHFRQ¿QLQJWKH QHZGRJEHKLQGDEDUULHUDW¿UVW Keep the resident dog’s areas for sleeping and eating separate so he doesn’t feel his territory is being threatened. Feed the dogs in separate areas, and pick up their food bowls after feeding time is done. .HHS WKH GRJV FRQ¿QHG LQ VHSDUDWH DUHDV RI \RXU home any time you are away or can’t watch them. 20

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While your dogs may enjoy each other as playmates, supervise their play to prevent them from getting over-excited, which can lead to injury of one or both dogs. Interrupt their play if one dog begins to bully or growl at the other, and separate them for a few minutes. Praise them when they are playing well together. Remember to devote plenty of time to each dog individually for both training and play. If one dog is much older or less energetic than the other, be sure you give him time and space to himself so he can rest and feel secure. Dog to Cat The prey drive in some dogs is exceptionally strong. In order to ensure your cat or other small pets stay safe, you must get your dog to look to you as his leader so that his desire to please you overcomes his desire to chase another pet. As with a dog-to-dog introduction, take things slowly, calmly and cautiously. If you can, bring home an item with the new dog’s scent on it so the FDWFDQOHDUQDERXWWKHGRJWKURXJKKLVVPHOO¿UVW Plan to place the cat’s things somewhere the dog can’t reach (such as up high) and be sure there is always an escape route so the cat can get away from the dog and feel safe. :KLOHKROGLQJWKHGRJRQDORRVHOHDVKDW¿UVWDOlow the dog and cat to see each other. If you fear the dog may get away from you quickly and hurt the cat, use a muzzle if necessary. With the dog in a down-stay, let the cat wander and come to the dog, if she chooses, for a sniff. Then call the dog away to get him to redirect his attention from the cat, and then allow them to greet again. Remember, you also need to keep the cat from getting afraid and then running away, which will only trigger the dog’s desire to chase. If the dog begins WR ¿[DWH RQ WKH FDW RU OXQJHV WR JHW DW LW TXLFNO\ give him a command or just lead him away from the area for a few minutes.

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Your goal is to help the animals learn to trust each other, as you yourself work on building a relationship of trust and leadership with the new dog. In the meantime, don’t allow your dog to chase any type of small animal, but do let him chase a ball or other appropriate toys. If your dog begins to chase the cat, do not run after the dog. Instead, try to get his attention with a loud hand clap or command (“Leave it!”), or even a shake of his dog food bin. Redirect his behavior so you can leash him and allow the cat to get to a safe place. Dog to Other Small Pets If you are not sure of your dog’s background with regard to being around small pets, plan the introductions carefully to avoid risk of the pet being harmed. Introduce the animals as you would dog to cat. If you must hold the animal in your arms, take care not to let the dog to get too close. Just let them sniff each other’s scent and learn to tolerate one another’s presence. Some dogs get jealous if they see a small pet such as a hamster or bird perched on your shoulder. The dog may see this as an unfair advantage and therefore feel challenged and want to harm the pet. Other dogs, however, may be totally accepting of the pet and its perceived higher status. Always keep small pets in a secure, sturdy cage out of the dog’s reach, and always supervise your dog even when the pet is caged. When you’re away from home, do not allow your dog to be loose in the same area as the caged pet. Puppies to Adult Dogs Not all resident dogs will welcome a new puppy into the home. Puppies are notorious for looking for attention from adult dogs (and everyone else), and so must be supervised when they are with 22

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other animals. Very young pups may not pick up on an adult dog’s body language that says he’s had enough playing. A well-socialized adult dog may growl to tell the pup to back off, which is appropriate behavior that helps the puppy learn boundaries. However, an adult dog with poor social skills may present a danger to the puppy, as he may only know to bite rather than growl. Thus, do not leave the dog and puppy alone together. Respect the adult dog’s need for puppy-free quiet time, and be sure to spend one-on-one time with him as well. Handle the puppy-to-dog introduction as you would between dogs. Keep both animals leashed, carefully watch their body language, allow brief sniffs, and offer praise when they behave well. Know When to Get Help People keep household pets because they enjoy their antics and companionship. However, if your dog doesn’t get along with other pets, this only creates tension and disharmony in your home. $TXDOL¿HGGRJWUDLQHUVXFKDVD%DUN%XVWHUV'RJ %HKDYLRUDO 7KHUDSLVW FDQ KHOS UHVROYH FRQÀLFWV your dog may be having with other pets, and can provide ways to help you live in a peaceful, happy household of pets and people. Sue Gray is a dog behavioral therapist and trainer with Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company. Bark Busters trainers, who have trained more than 500,000 dogs worldwide, are renowned authorities in correcting dog behavior with all-natural, dog-friendly methods. Bark Busters training is the only service of its kind that offers guaranteed lifetime support. For more information, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit www. BarkBusters.com. © Copyright 2010 Bark Busters USA All Rights Reserved


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Oh Behave! Confounded by your canine? Frustrated by your feline? Relax. Pet expert Arden Moore, America’s Pet Edu-tainer™, is here to deliver the real truth about cats, dogs…and you, with her column appropriately called, “Oh Behave!”

Okay to Growl in Play?

Q

When I play fetch with my 2-year-old Golden Retriever, she sometimes lets out a little growl when I reach for the ball. She looks at me sideways, seems to have an open-mouth grin, puts her butt high in the air, and stretches her front paws out. Even though she is growling, is she being playful? Or challenging?

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From the body postures you describe, your dog is thoroughly happy to be playing with you. She is showing you the “play bow” position (front legs splayed out, head lowered, rear end elevated). Her alert expression and throaty noise are friendly invites for you to continue trying to grab the ball from her and tossing it. She regards you as a valued playmate. Playtime with your dog provides a golden opportunity to improve your communication and practice good manners. When your dog is in a playful mood, use the chance to reinforce some basic behaviors, such as sit, wait and leave it. Have her heed these cues before getting a reward, in this case, the tennis ball. Finally, you decide when the game is over, not your dog. This reinforces your position as leader.

Savoring Sleepy Times

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My cat, Chuckles, is quite the jokester. He loves to play and dash around the house. He also insists on trying to perch his big body on the narrow window ledge in the living room. He is always jumping up and falling off. Why does he insist on trying to sit on a ledge that is clearly too narrow for him?

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what’s happening in your yard and at the next-door neighbor’s yard. Chuckles is clearly telling you that he wants to check out what’s going on outside your living room window. He probably wants to see birds, squirrels and other critters. The easy solution – and one that can still blend into your home decor – is to install a window ledge that can handle his wide girth. Don’t worry. You won’t have to do any drilling or poke any holes in your drywall. Many sturdy, stylish window ledges fasten securely with suction cups and sticky strips. They also feature plush or fleece-lined covers that come in a variety of colors and can be easily machine washed. If you don’t want to add a cat perch to your windowsill, consider placing a cat post with a platform next to this favored spot so that Chuckles can sit in comfort. Treating Chuckles to a comfortable perch or post in the living room benefits both of you. He gets to occupy a lot of his home-along time scouting the neighborhood and he will be less apt to perform any unwanted behaviors out of boredom. While you are at home, he may even meow you over to catch a glimpse of a rare bird or to check out the funny socks that your neighbor is sporting. Arden Moore, an animal behavior consultant, editor, author and professional speaker, happily shares her Oceanside, Calif. home with two cats, two dogs and one overworked vacuum cleaner. She travels all over America to help millions of people better understand why cats and dogs do what they do. She is the founder of Four Legged Life.com, an online pet community, author of 19 pet books, Catnip editor, Fido Friendly editor-at-large and host of the weekly “Oh Behave!” show on Pet Life Radio (www.petliferadio. com). Visit her website: www.fourleggedlife.com.


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deerfield BeAcH Backos Bird Clinic, 447 South Federal Highway www.backosbirdclinic.net ................. 954 - 427 - 0777 See our Ad on page 15 24 Hour Emergency Service

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tAmArAc Arfington Pet Resort......................... 954 - 777 - 3647 www.arfington.com

dog trAining BrowArd / soutH pAlm BeAcH / nortH dAde Bark Busters..................................... 877 - 500 - 2275 www.barkbusterssouthflorida.com See our Ad on page 13

environmentAlly friendly cleAner cHeck our weBsite for A retAiler neAr you

Fizzion Concentrated Cleaner.......... 863 - 734 - 0200 www.fizzionclean.com (Pet Friendly) See our Ad on page 12

grooming & pet supplies corAl springs

5 Paw Pets..........................................954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com .................... . 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 9

Yuppy Puppy & Company, 10416 West Atlantic Blvd ........................................................... 954 - 753 - 7647

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Camp Canine..................................... 561 - 392 - 9099 www.campcanineflorida.com See our Ad on page 7 & 13

Pet’s Playground Grooming & Schools www.petsplayground.com ............. 954 - 968 - 7876 See our Ad on page 23

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tamarac Pat’s Pedigree & Pet Grooming.......... 954 - 572 - 6505 See our Ad on page 21

Pet Sitters and More...................... 954 - 894 - 1234 www.petsittersandmore.com See our Ad on page 21

GroominG SchoolS

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PomPano Beach

Best Friends (Sanctuary) Store........... 435 - 644 - 3001 www.bestfriendsstore.com See our Ad on the back-cover.

Pet’s Playground Grooming & Schools www.petsplayground.com ............. 954 - 782 - 4994 See our Ad on page 23

holiStic & natural Pet FoodS Fiesta Pet Deli www.realfood4pets.com ............... . 954 - 971 - 2500 See our Ad on page 3 Natural Balance, Inc.......................................... www.naturalbalanceinc.com See our Ad on the inside front-cover. Pets Unlimited.................................. 954 - 255 - 7387 www.cspetsunlimited.com Wellness Pet Food........................ 800 - 225 - 0904 www.wellnesspetfood.com/jointheclub See our Ad on page 5

Friendly Dog Leash................................888 - 701 - 4083 www.friendlydogleash.com See our Ad on page 23 Furry Travelers, Inc......................... 866 - 553 - 8779 www.furrytravelers.com Jazzy Tags.................................. www.JazzyTags.com See our Ad on page 23 Pet Tree Houses.....................................877 - 971 - 8733 www.pettreehouses.com See our Ad on page 1

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Wet Kisses Pet Company......................561 - 439 - 0114 www.wetkissespetcompany.com See our Ad on page 21

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5 Paw Pets............................................. 954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com ........................... 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 9

Carlowcats....................................... 561 - 667 - 7779 Cats Exclusive................................. 954 - 975 - 8349 Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue...... 954 - 943 - 5455 Stray Aid and Rescue.............................................. www.strayaid.org ......................... 954 - 816 - 0799

Pet Waste remomal 5 Paw Pets............................................. 954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com ........................... 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 9

Veterinarians & animal CliniCs Coral sPrings Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center www.coralsprings.vetsuite.com ....... 954 - 341 - 4123

DeerfielD BeaCh Backos Bird Clinic, 447 South Federal Highway www.backosbirdclinic.net .................... 954 - 427 - 0777 See our Ad on page 15 24 Hour Emergency Service

PomPano BeaCh All Aboard Animal Hospital, 1413 S. Dixie Hwy. www.allaboardanimal.com ...............954 - 785 - 7780

The following numbers are meant to give direction to people wanting to adopt a pet or needing to relocate a pet. In no way is The Pet Planet Magazine offering these numbers as a referral to any of these organizations. Please do your homework, as we are not responsible for the outcome of your contact with the following organizations. For Spay/Neuter, be sure pain meds are included in the procedure!

BeaChes for you & your Dog Canine Beach, Ft. Lauderdale......... 954 - 761 - 5346 Hobe Sound Beach......................... 772 - 546 - 6141 Jupiter Beach........................A1A & Xanadu Road Dog Beach of Hollywood ~ Fee....... www.dboh.org

BirD resCue Avian Protection Society........................................... www.avianprotectors.homestead.com/Rescue Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue....... 954 - 943 - 5455 Lucky Parrot Sanctuary, Inc...................................... www.luckyparrot.org

Cat resCue organizations www.BeyondNineCat Rescue.org ...954 - 348 - 3858 30

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Cat & Dog resCue A Second Chance Rescue................. 561 - 333 - 1100 Allen Babcock Rescue Inc............... 954 - 474 - 8198 www.Animal-Aid.com ... animalaidinc@aol.com Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Inc........ www.animalrescueforce.org Chesed Rescue................................. 561 - 213 - 5773 Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue... 954 - 462 - 8840 Raining Cats and Dogs.................. 561 - 929 - 0759 Rescue Rehab Home...................... 561 - 241 - 3676 Stray Aid & Rescue Inc.................... 954 - 816 - 0799 Tri-County Humane Society........... 561 - 482 - 8110

Dog Parks of south floriDa (leash requireD)

Birch State Park, Ft. Lauderdale...... 954 - 564 - 4521 Easterlin Park, Oakland Park.......... 954 - 816 - 0799 John Prince Park, Lake Worth, 2700 6th Ave South Markham Park, Sunrise................... 954 - 389 - 2000 Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield........... 954 - 360 - 1315 So. County Reg. Park, Boca Raton...561 - 966 - 6600 Tree Tops Park, Davie....................... 954 - 370 - 3750

off leash ~ Dog Parks Bark Park/Snyder Park, Ft. Laud.... 954 - 828 - 3647 Boca Raton Dog Park........................ 561 - 393 - 7821 Colohatchee Park, Wilton Manors..... 561 - 393 - 7821 Lake Ida Dog Park, DelRay Beach...... 561 - 966 - 6664

Dog resCue organizations Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc...................954 - 802 - 1442 www.adoptabullrescue.com Alaskan Malamute..............................561 - 241 - 2347 Australian Shepherd Rescue....................................... www.aussierescue.org ..................... 561 - 945 - 6363 Boston Terrier..................................... 561 - 495 - 4920 Boxer Friends Inc......................................................... www.boxerfriends.org Buddies thru Bullies........................... 305 - 666 - 8870


DIRECTORY

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Dog Rescue oRganizations, cont.

Low cost spay & neuteR

Chihuahua Rescue...................................................... www.chihuahua-rescue.com .......... 954 - 989 - 9766 Cocker Spaniel................................... 954 - 566 - 6634 Dalmation Rescue....................................................... www.dalmationrescue.com ............ 305 - 940 - 3320 Florida Doberman Rescue.................. 954 - 581 - 9198 www.fldobermanrescue.bizland.com English Bulldog Rescue...................... 561 - 964 - 6070 Florida Keeshond Rescue................... 904 - 223 - 6591 French Bull Dog..................................305 - 935 - 6106 www.frenchbulldogrescue.org Friends of Greyhounds Inc............... 954 - 578 - 0072 Golden Retriever.................................561 - 715 - 0477 www.goldenrescuesouthflorida.com Great Dane.........................................954 - 389 - 5389 Greyhound..........................................954 - 925 - 7758 Greyhound Adoption League..............561 - 615 - 0818 Greyhound Pets of America................ 561 - 737 -1941 K94U Rescue......................................954 - 349 - 5859 www.k94urescue.com Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Inc............... www.labradorrescue.net Magnolia Setter Rescue.......................352 - 821 - 2155 Old English Sheep Dog........................954 - 434 - 4970 PapHaven Rscue.......................... www.paphaven.org Planet Pugs Rescue............................. .561 - 963 - 4554 Pug Club..............................................954 - 785 - 2515 Pug Rescue (CPR - east coast).............305 - 653 - 6531 Rottweiler Rescue........................................................ www.ggarr.org ..................................954 - 815 - 6363 Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue...........305-634-1212 Shih Tzu Rescue................................954-680-6456 Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc.................954-540-7373 www.sibrescue.com Saint Bernard.................................... 561 - 689 - 1911 Sunshine Airedalers Club..................561 - 707 - 8028 Sunshine All Breed Rescue Inc..........954 - 612 - 0794 Yorkie Rescue....................................954 - 476 - 5918 Yorkie Friends Rescue........................239 - 574 -9253

A.R.F.F...........................................954 - 615 - 2733 Broward County SPOT Program..954 - 359 - 2231 Discount Spay and Neuter.............954 - 989 - 9879 Humane Society of Broward......... 954 - 463 - Spay Spay Shuttle................................... 561 - 233 - 1200 Stray Aid and Rescue.................... 954 - 816 - 0799

FeRRet Rescue

Broward County Health Dept....... 954 - 467 - 4804 Pelican Harbor (all native wildlife) 305 - 751 - 9840 Rascals Wildlife Care.....................954 - 779 - 0364 Wildlife Care Center......................954 - 524 - 4302 Wildlife Research Team................................................ www.wildlife-research-team.org

Broward Ferret Rescue..................... 954 - 977 - 4583 www.browardferretrescue.org Ferrets in the Sun Club and Rescue.......................... Rescue@ferretsinthesun.com

otheR impoRtant numbeRs A Rescued Pet is Wonderful............954 - 566 - 5069 Abandoned Pet Rescue....................954 - 728 - 9010 Adopt A Pet.....................................305 - 257 - 2275 Adopt A Stray..................................954 - 258 - 5123 Animal Aid Inc................................954 - 730 - 8398 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary....... 435 - 644 - 2001 www.bestfriends.org (Kanub, Utah) Broward County Animal Care.... . 954 - 359 - 1313 Broward County Humane Society.. 954 - 989 - 3977 Broward County Lost and Found.... 954 - 359 - 1318 Brow. Sheriff ’s Animal Abuse Unit 954 - 321 - 4830 Born Free Pet Shelter..................... 305 - 361 - 5507 Companion Animal Rescue........... 305 - 895 - 8514 Find Lost Pets & Investigate Cruelty 800 - 877 - 8729 Friends Forever Rescue.................. 786 - 229 - 9002 Hobo’s Wish....................................954 - 983 - 4769 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 561 - 686 - 3663 Pet Rescue Inc................................ 305 - 621 - 8354 Pets and Animals in Distress.......... 954 - 202 - 9991 Pets at Risk Rescue......................... 305 - 940 - 3320 Pets In Distress of Broward............954 - 472 - 8667 Pets in Distress of Miami / Dade 305 - 234 - 4536 Report Animal Cruelty................... 954 - 493 - TIPS SAD SAC Inc................................. 561 - 736 - 1313 Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary................................. (Ext. 2) 561 - 747 - 1598 South Florida Partners for Pets... 786 - 263 - 1709 The Florida Humane Society.......954 - 570 - 7678 The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation www.searchdogfoundation.org 888 - 459 - 4376

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Operation

Planet Rescue “Adoptables”

Tequila

Spud

Dancer and Prancer are 5-month-old brothers. They are healthy, neutered, vaccinated, and blood-tested. They are a bonded pair that play endlessly with one another, they love all people as well. Dancer has long grey hair and white points and Prancer is the shorter haired & smokey grey. Please consider adding these two adorable and friendly kittens to your home. The adoption fee for both Dancer and Prancer is $125. Please call 561-213-5773 or fill out application online. www.chesed-rescue.org

Prancer

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He looks and acts like a SPUD! Spud is about 80lbs of goofy Pointer mix. He loves having attention and he is so gentle and fair about accepting it…his eyes guilt you into not leaving him so going off to work may be an issue! His favorite treat and toys are made of “Pig Snouts.” We’re sure he will be happy to have a real family of his very own! He’s housetrained and loves kids, cats and many dogs! Read Spud’s Story: Woman who cared for over 60 animals dies suddenly and leaves the daunting task of caring for all of these dogs to her 70 year old mother... www.rescuerehabhome.org/Wendy.html Rescue Rehab Home, info@rescuereehabhome.org Application: www.rescuerehabhome.org/App.html Roxy is a 3-month-old Ridgeback/Vizsla mix. She weighs 18 lbs., is vaccinated, housetrained, and well socialized with dogs, cats, and people. Roxy’s foster family says she is perfect. A wonderful puppy, loving to all, and will make a great family addition. Her new best friend is J.R., a five-year-old Golden Retriever. Roxy will probably be medium to large in size; it’s sometimes hard to tell with a pup. Adoption fee will cover all vaccines, de-worm, spay, and microchip. If you are interested in Roxy, please fill out an on-line application. Roxy is waiting to meet you! www.chesed-rescue.org

Roxy

Dancer

Hi, This is Tequila; he was born in April of 2010. He is a neutered male, up-to-date with routine shots, and house trained. He is a wonderful little kitten that would rather be with his pet-parent than anywhere else. He will sit on your lap, your foot, your stomach, and your back. He’ll sit just about anywhere on you. He’s very playful and has a terrific disposition. Tequila is also a fetcher and goes after his favorite toy and carries it around in his mouth. PLEASE COME VISIT TEQUILA AND MAKE HIM A PART OF YOUR FAMILY! Beyond Nine Cat Rescue # 954-348-3858 www.beyondninecatrescue.org

What do you get when you take a rowdy pup and keep him in a pen while he awaits his happily-ever-after? ME, with TONS of ENERGY! As you can see, I’m a super-cute Australian Shepherd mix, 10-month-old neutered male weighing in at 50 lbs. I’m lovable and friendly, but shelter life REVS ME UP! When I go outside on a walk I calm down and I’m a nice boy. I need an experienced owner to teach me some manners as I grow out of my puppy-hood. I’m very smart and already housebroken. Since a tired dog is a GOOD dog, I’d probably do well with lots of activity and maybe another dog to romp with. I love to play and I can live with older children. Check me out if you fit my criteria... I’m very cool! www.tricountyhumane.org / 561-482-8110

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