Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Great Rescue Story via Rolling Dog Ranch (in beautiful Montana)

via Rolling Dog Ranch, again - cause it's worth saying, in beautiful Montana.
This is a wonderful update on blind Creighton, who came to us in the spring of 2008 from Mississippi and was adopted a few months later by Peggy and Matt M. of Olympia, Washington. Peggy and Matt renamed him Emmitt Creighton III, and have sent us periodic updates on him and their other blind Labs. (Emmitt became their third blind Lab!) They just emailed us these photos, as well as a link to a video clip of Emmitt doing an amazing job of playing fetch.
Read the rest of the piece at their blog,

And CONGRATS to Alayne and Steve, for winning the Henry Bergh Award from the ASPCA!  A well deserved honor, to be sure.  See link below for story.

Here's a snippet:
ASPCA Henry Bergh Award

Steve Smith and Alayne Marker founded the Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Ovando, Montana, in December 2000. The couple left their corporate jobs in Seattle and relocated to Montana fulltime to devote themselves to animal rescue. Their mission was to turn 160 acres of open grassland and cottonwoods into a sanctuary for animals with special needs -- those pets who are least likely to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized in traditional shelters. The animal sanctuary is now home to approximately 70 animals, nearly two-thirds of whom are blind.