The property is located in Surry County, VA and if bought, the 15 acre grounds would become the aptly named “Good Newz Rehab Center”. The center would include large penned area for dogs to run, many individual pens and a facility to help distressed dogs recuperate. The five bedroom luxury home would be turned into official offices for the group.
$600,000 will need to be raised by 3/20 in order to secure the property and an estimated 3 million in total will be needed for the full renovation. The group from Central Pennsylvania’s founder and CEO, Tamira Thayne stated, ‘our efforts at this time matter, because we recognize that this horrible thing happened, but now let’s turn it into something positive.’ Thayne went on to say that certain parts of the facility would not be built on and would be fenced off as a memorial to the dogs that were lost as a result of Vick’s fighting operation.
Dogs Deserve Better have a Facebook page named ‘999,999 Friends for the DDB Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained Dogs‘ in order to raise funds and awareness for the cause. The theory is that if 999,999 people join and donate just $1.00, then they will be able to afford the property and start work on it soon after. Donations are also being accepted on the Dogs Deserve Better website.
Congratulations to Cathy Goolsby who won our $100 prize question of the month in December.
“Is there a safe product to give dogs to calm them when it is storming? Lady is terrified – she walks every step with me, jumps on the bed if it is night, and shivers. Thank you for your help.”
Our In-House Vet answered
“Your dog suffers from noise phobia which means she expresses an intense response to loud noises like the ones from storms. To treat this kind of problems you have to be very patient. There are several groups of medicines which can help…”
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In Berlin, a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Etana has recently given birth to seventeen puppies. This extraordinary feat. has made life very hectic for Etana’s owner, Ramona Wegemann, who has been looking after the puppies non-stop since their birth.
Etana is physically unable to feed so many pups so Ramona has been bottle feeding them several times a day for weeks now, claiming she only gets a few minutes sleep at a time. When she’s not bottle feeding them, she is keeping them entertained. If one puppy is a handful, imagine seventeen!
More on this story can be found on the Huffington Post website