Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Dog's Hero

On the heels of my last post, after we all rightly voiced our disgust for puppy mills, came a post I quickly noticed as I scrolled through my personal Facebook page yesterday.  One of our local weathermen, who also does work with homeless animals, had been asked to take part in a puppy mill rescue in Ohio.  I hadn't noticed his post back on January 11 when he first mentioned this mission he would soon be on, but I did back track and read up on the whole dramatic story.  Steve Caporizzo, along with The Healthy Pet Center in Troy, New York, all made a 24 hour round trip to Ohio to rescue as many dogs in need as they could.  These poor babies were in terrible condition and likely would not have lived without the love and caring help of these animal angels on earth.  The rescuers had no idea the last time these dogs had ever even been outside, never mind ever feeling a loving pat on the head or a cheerful voice.  They were in absolute desperate need of grooming, socialization and above all else, love.  Today I have been thrilled to be reading about their progress and how some have even found their forever families.  I cannot begin to express the feelings I have toward anyone that can harm an animal.  These dogs are such innocent, helpless creatures.  It repulses me to think anyone could let these dogs get to this condition.  Enough about "them"...the focus and point of this post was to praise and recognize the true heroes.  On behalf of every animal lover...THANK YOU.

*Please click the links above to visit the Facebook pages that tell the whole story with more pics.

Before and After...Both beauties I would be proud to call my own
      

17 comments:

  1. We live in Ohio and freely admit that this state has the WORST reputation for such things.... We are trying to make some changes but it is SLOW Going.
    Right here in OUR County... we had such a case and that guy is in Prison now.... however, it was NOT because of his Puppy Mill... it was for RAPE!!! Either way... he is a Creep and is right where he belongs... FINALLY.

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  2. far too many puppy mills and 'collectors' all over the states. my niece adopted a puppy mill rescue who had to have her eyes removed because of the terrible toxic conditions she was found in. she loves that blind dog...

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  3. O dear lord, those poor, helpless puppies. It breaks my heart every time I hears these kinds of stories and see da images. Luckily, there are still good peoples in da world trying to help.

    Puddles

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  4. Our hearts broke a little for those pups. We wish them all the best. Lee and Phod

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  5. How can people be so cruel?

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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  6. Murray!!!

    We has been following dis story cuz Steve Caporizzo is OUR local meteorologist too! We LUVS him and Pet Connection and all him does fur us puppies and kittehs! Email me us at maggiemaesaysATgmailDOTcom, maybe we can meet in da furs one day!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  7. There are wonderful people in this world. Thanks for the heads up.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  8. Mom gets very upset when she sees and reads about things like this but we tell her that it is a reality and we need to help out where and when we can.

    Thank dogness for kind hoomans is all we can say.

    Wally & Sammy

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  9. Honestly...we just don't know what is wrong with these people. They should all be in jail. We don't understand how on earth they can be so mean to innocent little pups. It just makes us sick. Please let your mom know that we have looked for her message and cannot find it?? We can be reached at jeanne dot pursell at gmail dot com

    Thank you so very much!! Happy Thursday!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  10. So glad they were rescued and we hope they all find forever homes soon. Nice one and we say bravo to those who rescued them. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. I'm glad they were rescued and I hope that they'll all have happy homes.

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  12. It's nice to read good news. I'm glad they were rescued and I'll bet they will find a furever home soon.

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  13. Tears and more tears. Some humans are so so so great and we try to focus on those instead of the evil terrible ones.

    So glad those pups are healing.

    Nora

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  14. It is unbarable to read about puppy mills, thank goodness there are decent people willing to come to the rescue of those poor unfortunate little dogs.
    Lynne x

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  15. Those poor babies thank goodness they had someone to help them

    urban hounds

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  16. Everytime I hear or read about this I have to hug Fiona and Peanut, poor animals

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