1 Love 4 Animals' founder Bill Smith would like to thank Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Institute for including our puppy mill show in Oprah's exhibit at the African American Museum in Washington DC. In February of 2008, Smith placed a billboard four blocks from Harpo Studios asking Oprah to do a show on puppy mills. The television icon saw the billboard on her way to work which prompted our undercover investigation with Lisa Ling. Our appearances on Oprah were eventually seen by 49 million people around the world. After the program aired, adoptions spiked in shelters across the country, hundreds of puppy mills closed, and new laws protecting dogs in commercial kennels passed in over two dozen states. The Smithsonian's Oprah Exhibit is worth the trip!
Supermodel and Super Pet Mom Christie Brinkley shown here with Chester. Christie and her daughter, Sailor, adopted Chester from Bill Smith (Founder of 1 Love) seven years ago. Jill Rappaport (formerly of Today and presently of Dog Bowl) made the introductions and the supermodel and the super cute pup have been inseparable ever since. Proving beauty is what beauty does and real beauty adopts!
Julie was rescued from a puppy mill in Lancaster County, PA by 1 Love’s volunteers. Working with Angels Helping Animals in Martha’s Vineyard, Julie found a great home and now has four Rottie brothers and sisters. She swims in the ocean every day and just won a blue ribbon at a dog show!! We are so proud of our sweet Julia. There are millions of dogs just like Julia who just need a chance. Adopt a shelter dog (or cat) today.
Blindness and Stillborn Puppies.
We need help covering Will & Grace's medical care! Will was pulled from a high-kill shelter by our rescue, 1 Love 4 Animals. Our volunteers rescued Grace from a puppy mill in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
"She's throwing dead puppies!" said Farmer Stoltzfus, the day our volunteer picked up Grace the Bulldog. Three days later and hours before her spay appointment, this sweet dog gave birth to another stillborn puppy. Fearing Pyometra, Mastitis and other complications, 1 Love rushed Grace to Penn Vet where she underwent an ultrasound, antibiotics to lower her fever and fight infection, and surgery the following day. Two weeks later she was back in the operating room with a twisted intestine and a bellyful of fluid. As Grace recovers from her surgeries, far from the puppy mill and the bad men who exploited her tired, worn-out body for profit, 1 Love is trying to raise the money to cover the cost of her medical care.
Will was on the "Urgent List" at a Big-City Animal Control Facility. He was passed-over by adopters and other rescues because he appeared to be blind. A thick green crust covered his eyes making it impossible for him to close his eyes or blink. So impressed by this little dog's bravery and sweetness, considering how much pain/discomfort he was experiencing, we agreed to take him into our rescue. Soon our vets were examining Will's damaged eyes and providing the necessary medications. Will has a long road ahead (costly treatments and pain management) but we're hoping to bring his sight back. We want him to see how much his new family loves him (once he finds a home).
Amount we hope to raise on GoFundMe for both Will & Grace's medical care: $12,500.
"We're gonna need a bigger boat!" Seven 1 Love dogs sailed off to new homes on Martha's Vineyard yesterday. The empty crates return to PA to be used again next week. This little ferry carried our precious cargo.
Empty crates heading back to PA from Martha's Vineyard.
Students at St. Thomas of Villanova Church's summer camp have assembled care packages for 1 Love 4 Animals. The leashes, collars, and flashlights were donated by Subaru! The packages will be shipped to The Sato Project in Puerto Rico to help dogs affected by the next hurricane.
Students at St. Thomas of Villanova have also collected dog and cat food for 1 Love's AniMeals program. AniMeals provides free dog and cat food to seniors with pets in your community.
3rd and 4th graders packed pet food into bags for seniors. These kids collected the dog and cat food for 1 Love's AniMeals program so that seniors in their community who are on fixed income can have free pet food for their dogs and cats.
And there were puppies at St. Thomas of Villanova summer camp to thank the hardworking students for collecting and packaging free pet food for seniors.
1 Love's outreach programs bring kids and grown-ups together to help at risk animals. We'd like to thank the children and counselors at St. Thomas for helping so many animals.
BREAKING NEWS - Former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell and his family have adopted Jaycee, the Golden Mix, from 1 Love 4 Animals. Governor Rendell adopted Maggie from Bill Smith ten years ago. Sadly, Maggie passed away in 2017. She was a Golden Child among Golden Retrievers. Jaycee has big paws to fill but, by all reports, she is up for the challenge.
1 Love 4 Animals' dogs arriving at the dock in Falmouth, MA, soon to be loaded on a boat to Martha's Vineyard. Loving homes await our intrepid sailors.
The video below shows our dogs being loaded onto the boat for Martha's Vineyard. Two puppy mill survivors and three dogs pulled from the euthanasia lists of high kill shelters will now find homes in one of this country's tonier resort communities.
1 Love 4 Animals was part of Broadway Barks in NYC July 14th. Shown here leaving the stage with the fabulous cast of Jersey Boys. Everyone loved our dogs and we loved being part of Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peter's Broadway Barks on its 20th Anniversary!
1 Love 4 Animals at Broadway Barks. Massive adoption event in Shubert Alley. Thank you, Bernadette Peters, for organizing such an incredible event helping so many rescue pets.
Seizures. Delirium. Vomiting. Shallow Breathing. Coma. Heatstroke. Good Samaritan. Ice Water. Frantic Call. Penn Vet. IV Fluids. Full Recovery.
On Sunday as the temperatures reached 97 degrees with a heat index of 110 degrees, a dog named "Joe" collapsed on the street in the Torresdale Section of Philadelphia. A passerby stopped to help and called 1 Love 4 Animals in a desperate move to save the young dog's life. Within 15 minutes, our volunteers made arrangements to have the dog transported to Penn Vet. Doctors worked throughout the night monitoring Joe's brain activity, restoring fluids, and bringing the little street dog back to life.
Joe (pictured here receiving further care at Sugartown Vet Hospital).
And remember - If the temperature outside is 86 degrees, the asphalt is 143 degrees (you can fry an egg at 131 degrees). Please don't run with your dog midday or force him/her to stand on hot asphalt. And NEVER leave your dog in a car during the summer with just the windows cracked!