On April 5, 1 Love 4 Animals and BARC in Brooklyn sponsored a transport of almost 70 dogs from a rural shelter in Dalhart, Texas. Zoe (4 month old Anatolian Shepherd puppy) is just one of the fabulous dogs now looking for a home. ADOPT Zoe
"Fuji" is a 4 year old purebred Akita and she needs a home. 1 Love 4 Animals rescued her from a puppy mill in Lancaster County.
The BEST way to help dogs in PA's puppy mills is to buy a license for own dog. The fees from dog licenses goes toward paying the salaries of state kennel inspectors and the state veterinarian who accompanies the inspectors into breeding kennels and testifies against suspected abusers in court. The Bureau/Office of Dog Law is running out of money. A surprising percentage of dog owners fail to license their dogs. The inspectors are the ONLY people who can legally enter these kennels and see these animals. The ONLY people who can cite substandard breeding kennels and close these places down!
License your dog(s) online today (or contact your local county treasurer's office). It's easy, costs almost nothing (a few dollars), and you'll be helping puppy mill dogs in PA. People ask us all the time - "How do we close these places down?" First step: Buy a dog license for your dog!
It's a Happy New Year for the over 300 animals we rescued from the recent hurricanes!
In four short months, 1 Love 4 Animals has helped over 350 dogs and cats. Breeding dogs rescued from puppy mills. Cats surrendered by families no longer able to care for them. Hundreds of pets left devastated by the recent hurricanes. True. We have no physical shelter (yet) and our financial reserves are somewhat limited, but we are resourceful and determined and together we will make a lasting difference in the lives of at-risk animals everywhere. Our Baby New Year has a leash in his hand and a bag of dog treats in his diaper pocket. And he's not crawling, he's up and running with a clear path and a strong sense of commitment.
1 Love 4 Animals wants to thank everyone who has contacted us and supported our efforts thus far. We wish you the Happiest of New Years!
1 Love 4 Animals is in Puerto Rico helping with a massive 125 plus dogs transport to North Jersey this Saturday. 1 Love donors provided funding for this transport and another on the 28th of this month. The number of animals we help with our rescue partners The Sato Project and Wings of Rescue depends solely on the amount of money we raise. Please make a donation today and support this important work.
Until a suitable space can be found to house 1 Love 4 Animals' dogs and cats, our animals will temporarily reside at Cathy Capone's Square Dog Ranch in Townsend, Delaware. Here, Volunteer Jen Fox spends time with one of the dogs rescued in the wake of the recent hurricanes.
Kudos to Robert Redford the star and producer of the new film Our Souls at Night. Redford and Jane Fonda's characters decide to adopt a dog from a local animal shelter. Fonda's character is worried she doesn't have the energy for a puppy. Redford explains there are adult dogs in shelters that are already housebroken. They later adopt a dog that was tied-up outside and is missing toes from frostbite. Thank you director Ritesh Batra, writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, and producer/actor Robert Redford for promoting the adoption of shelter pets with disabilities. Watch the film on Netflix this month.
1 Love 4 Animals' volunteers were in Antigua and Barbuda this week to deliver supplies, meet with the local shelter director and veterinarians to discuss what we can do to help the animals on these islands. Barbuda received the brunt of Hurricane Irma and is virtually uninhabitable - all that remains are the animals. The local Humane Society is trying to reunite families forced to leave Barbuda with the pets they were forced to leave behind but circumstances have made that difficult. There is one ferry and several smaller boats making the daily 2 hour trip from Antigua to Barbuda and seats on these vessels are hard to come by; reserved for construction workers and families desperate to salvage what is left of their homes and businesses. A pilot told our volunteers it was difficult to land on the island because of the number of dogs on the runway. Dogs wait by the docks for boats arriving with food. Unaltered male and female dogs run loose on the island. 1 Love 4 Animals volunteer Cathy Capone brought a small pregnant dog back with her on Thursday.
Through the contacts we made this week we will do whatever we need to do to help the animals on both Antigua and Barbuda. Whether it's transporting dogs not reclaimed by their families off the islands, or setting up a long term spay/neuter initiative with local vets. What they need immediately are worming tablets and flea/tick repellent. After the hurricane hit many of the dogs and cats on Barbuda were forced to eat the dead animals left in the wake of Irma which caused these animals to have substantial parasite infestations. Cathy also described dogs with heads and faces covered with green ticks and eyes infected by contaminated flood waters.
1 Love 4 Animals understands help is needed not only in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster by in the hard months that follow when families must decide if it is possible to keep their pets without homes or jobs. 1 Love 4 Animals will be there to help these animals. If you would like to help cover the cost of badly needed supplies, please make a donation today. 1 Love 4 Animals has no salaried employees at this time so all money collected will directly impact the lives of animals on these islands. We are also creating a program called "Pair-adise" whereby a donation of $200 will spay/neuter a pair of animals - one dog or cat on Barbuda and Antigua and one dog or cat right here in the Delaware Valley.