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Rescue and Animal Welfare

Stray's Prayer

Dear God, please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain,
and dear God I pray, as I run in the rain.
That someone will love me and give me a home,
a warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone.

My last owner tied me all day in the yard
Sometimes with no water, and god that was hard.
So I chewed my leash, and God I ran away.
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God, I'm tired and hungry and cold,
and I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.

They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones,
while I run the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad, God, please help if you can,
or I have become just a "Victim of Man!"
I'm wormy dear God and I'm ridden with fleas,
and all that I want is an Owner to please!

If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good,
and I won't chew their shoes, and I'll do as I should.
I'll love them, protect them and try to obey....
when they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay!
I don't think I'll make it too long on my own,
cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.

Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die.
And I've got so much love and devotion to give,
that I should be given a new chance to Live!
So dear God, please answer my prayer,
and send me someone who will REALLY care..

That is, Dear God, if YOU'RE REALLY there!

~ Unknown ~

Why On Earth Would Anyone Want to Adopt a Rescue Dog


To locate specific breed Rescue Groups, go to


How YOU Can Help

..Call local veterinarians and Humane Societies to learn the names of local rescue and animal welfare groups. Volunteers are always needed to help with a variety of duties. And do not be offended if you are put through a screening process. This is only to help insure the safety of animals who have already suffered.

..Offer to foster a local rescued animal until it can be placed in a loving home.

..Consider adopting a senior dog.

..Many rescue groups need transport drivers for various legs of the journey as rescued animals are driven, often through several states, to meet their new family. One group that helps coordinate this volunteer service is

..Send a donation to the Welfare group of your choice, or to one of the below worthy organizations.


Consider contacting www.netpets.org/netp/foster.php to foster the pet of someone in the Military so their beloved pet is waiting when they return from duty.


A “non-profit” rescue and animal shelter in Wyoming County, New York (near Letchworth State Park), dedicated to finding homes for unwanted dogs, puppies, pot belly pigs, bunnies, goats, poultry, cats and other animals. Stephanie’s love of animals has led her to open her Gainesville home to a wide assortment of needy creatures. She works with both the Wyoming County SPCA and Wyoming dog control. In spite of limited volunteer and financial resources, Stephanie provides a sanctuary for these homeless creatures. For information, including animals available for adoption, please visit her website or call (585) 493-2309

The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County, NY, provides many services for the community, including a Spay and Neuter Incentive Program for low-income families, a Senior Citizen Pet Assistance program to help seniors on fixed incomes keep their pets, a Seniors for Seniors program that eliminates spay/neuter and adoption fees for people over 60 adopting pets 6 years or older, and Pet Assisted Therapy, a program that enables patients in hospitals, nursing homes, etc to enjoy a visit from a loving pet.

A Rochester/Monroe County, NY extensive resource for animal info. links, including those to the ASPCA poison control center, spay/neuter programs, rabies clinics, veterinarian locations, renter’s guide to pet friendly housing, pet travel and vacation resources

Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets, a non-profit organization, in the Town of Greece, Monroe County, NY, that is funded totally by donations from the public. Along with information on pets available for adoption, they provide several helpful animal-related links.

A “non-profit” animal sanctuary for 250+ animals in Clinton, NY (10 miles southwest of Utica, NY). They are the World’s First Center for the teaching of Interspecies Communication. Bird and nature lovers can arrange a lecture tour of the 180-acre Nature Sanctuary, home to over 150 species of birds, as well as many mammal and plant species. To arrange for a tour of the animals or the Nature Sanctuary, call (315) 737-8035, M – F, 8;30 – 4:30.
Visit their website for more information, including adoption procedures.

http://www.co.livingston.state.ny.us/dog.php I have personally worked with the wonderful people at this Mount Morris, NY shelter. They are working on a "less than shoestring budget", and yet do all they can to lavish kindness and dignity on each animal, going to great lengths to find them a "forever" home.

Jefferson County Dog Control. This shelter is staffed with hardworking people who are able to place, or return to their owners, 92% of the dogs that are turned in to them or picked up as strays.

National Links

A nonprofit national shelter outreach program at the forefront of a grassroots movement trying to help shelters save the lives of millions of innocent dogs. At their site you can enter your dog breed preference, your zip code or state, and learn of dogs in immediate danger of euthanasia in your general area.

Hearts United for Animals is a no-kill shelter. There are no cages. The dogs share large fenced fields where they romp and play with friends. We know and love every one of our dogs. Every dog that is adopted from Hearts United for Animals has been altered, is current on all vaccinations, is heartworm negative and is on heartworm and flea preventative. We can tell you in detail about their personalities and likes and dislikes. We have over 250 dogs at any time. We rescued approximately 1500 dogs last year. Hearts United for Animals Auburn, Nebraska, is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs. Our primary concern is what will make them happy. We take all dogs - dogs who are sick or injured, dogs who have been abused, and we heal their bodies and their hearts. There has almost never been a dog we have not been able to help. Hearts United is a place to celebrate the joy of life. We operate many innovative programs that have a track record of success. HUA has even been honored by the Smithsonian Institute for our innovative programs.

The nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned cats and dogs and other animals. They come here from all over the country and there are never fewer than 1,800 here on any given day

Features over 100,000 adoptable pets, posts ads for lost or found pets, pets wanted and needed homes, has a resource library, and info about shelter and rescue groups.

Nationwide all breed/mixed breed rescue

A comprehensive site with info about pet abuse: reporting it, how to recognize it etc. There is also a database of over
5,000 reported cases, as well as misc. court dates.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans.

Noah's Wish is a not-for-profit, animal welfare organization that exists solely to keep animals alive during disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina. This is one of the most worthy national rescue organizations...please take the time to investigate their site...and, maybe become a volunteer. 


A forum dedicated to education and awareness of this horrible mistreatment of animals.
Please investigate the entire site. Awareness and action is needed to stop this cruel inhumanity.

Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. They are prisoners of greed. The dogs are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. They never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die. The only way to free them from their misery is to eliminate the demand for puppies by refusing to buy a puppy in a pet store and boycotting those stores that sell puppies. When the demand ends, the misery will end. The state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. Please join this fight to free the prisoners of greed. The only person who is going to make a difference for these dogs is you. You, the people, can free them.






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Prisoners of Greed

Additional rescue information can be see on the following pages:
Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, Large Dog

If you have any questions, please contact me, Suzanne Phillips,
at 585-621-5734 or


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