Hero Mom Dog Saves Puppies From Fire

Hello There VivBounty here with a heartwarming story from the Daily Mail UK courtesy of Soy, Chile

Touching pictures of a dog rescuing her ten-day-old puppies from a house fire and carrying them to safety have emerged on the internet.

The blaze broke out at a home in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile, on Thursday after a car bomb went off.

The mother dog – a German Shepherd mix called Amanda – risked her life to pick up the puppies in her mouth and carried them from the burning house to the safety of the fire truck.

 Love: A heroic mother dog saved her ten-day-old puppies from a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile on ThursdayLove: A heroic mother dog saved her ten-day-old puppies from a house fire in Santa Rosa de Temuco, Chile on Thursday

 Instinct: Sensing the danger to her babies, Amanda picked the pups up in her mouth and moved them from the burning house to the safety of the nearby fire truckInstinct: Sensing the danger to her babies, Amanda picked the pups up in her mouth and moved them from the burning house to the safety of the nearby fire truck

She ran between the house and truck over and over again until all puppies were safe.

After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body as the firefighters fought the blaze.

Amanda and her puppies were then taken to a vet where one puppy called Amparo, who had suffered severe burns, died.

 The other four puppies were doing well.

The vet, Felipe Lara, told Soy Chilethat Amanda had defended her puppies when they tried to take them away from her to care for them.

Tireless: She ran between the house and truck over and over again until all puppies were safeTireless: She ran between the house and truck over and over again until all puppies were safe
Safe: She gently placed the pups on the steps of the fire-truck as firefighters fought the blaze and protected them with her body Safe: She gently placed the pups on the steps of the fire-truck as firefighters fought the blaze and protected them with her body

 

Eventually she let them check over her pups but she wanted to stay with ailing Amparo and did not want to let her from her sight.

The pictures first appeared on online social board reddit and quickly became the main story of the day.

Giving Thanks For Leihla The Ex-Racer Greyhound

Hello there, VivBounty here to say a quick but VERY BIG “Thank You” to God for the blessing of our beautiful Leihla.

This past weekend was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and as it happens was also Leihla’s 8th birthday. As you’ll see in the post in the next paragraph, there is a magic synergy to that number 8 for us this past year or so.

As I wrote in previous posts and on my other blog here, we lost our previous dog, Pedro last December. It was very sad indeed but we are convinced he conspired with our tribe in heaven and the universe swirled to bring Leihla the ex-racer greyhound to us.

Leihla is a playful 8-year-old greyhound who loves to play ball and fetch with her tug-a-rope getting way down on her chest with her butt up in the air rotating her tail like a propeller in the air. She even tolerates Scampy the cat who thinks she can boss everyone around in our house. Because Leihla is a greyhound, and an ex-racer, she can never be off leash while outside. This has worked perfectly in her daddy’s favour as he’s her primary walker. She takes him on walks down to the river bank and all through the trails around our home and has managed to single-handedly bring his sugar level down 2 whole points.

Leihla has also managed to get me up between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. each morning as I feed her and I do the first morning walk. Prior to her arrival, being an afternoon person working from home, I rarely saw 8 a.m., nevermind 6 or 7 a.m. but here we are springing up and getting our exercise every single day, thanks to Leihla.

Happy Birthday Leihla and thank you so much for coming to rescue us.

Leihla the greyhound, scampy the cat, happy 8th birthday Leihla

Happy 8th Birthday Leihla! We give thanks for you this Thanksgiving Day

Until next time, adopt a greyhound, foster one, or just give to the great organization that does such wonderful work rescuing them after they have worked so hard and really deserve the best.

VivBounty

5 Ways to Help Your Local Animal Shelter

Hello There,

VivBounty here to bring you an article from my favourite Master Herbalist, Gary LeMon!

Perhaps you would like to help your local animal shelter but don’t have a lot of time or money. Consider these five ways. These ideas take little time or money, yet they can make a huge difference in the lives of shelter animals and volunteer.

Every Little Bit Helps
You can donate money in ways that you will hardly even miss. Follow these ideas for collecting money to give to an animal shelter.

Once a week, empty the loose change in your pockets or handbag. After a month, send a check to an animal shelter in the amount of the money you collected.

If you get weekly discounts at the grocery store or use coupons, put the money aside that you saved by claiming the discounts or applying the coupons. Add that amount to your donation for the shelter animals.

If appropriate for your place of employment, place a donation jar for the shelter at the front desk. Small amounts of change add up. For example, if thirty people visit your office daily and half of them put just a quarter in the jar, you will collect $3.75 in a day. In a five-day business week, that’s $18.75 a week, or $75.00 a month. If you can get one friend to do the same thing at his or her office, the donations will add up to $150.00 a month.
Have a yard sale to get rid of the things in your attic and basement that are no longer wanted. Pledge a percentage of what you earn from the sale to help your local animal shelter.

Collect Coupons You Don’t Need

When you find coupons you won’t use yourself, but they can be applied to items an animal shelter uses, save them for the shelter. Just be aware of expiration dates, though, so you are not giving expired coupons.
Give What You Already Have or Look Out for Great Deals

Many shelters publicize a list of things they need such as cat or dog food, toys, kitty litter, cleaning supplies, paper towels, or blankets. Look around your house for any of the items needed. You may also find some of those items being sold very cheaply at a garage sale. Snatch up the great deals and then donate the things to the animal shelter.

You could also send the shelter’s list of needs to your email contacts. You may find people who have items they would happily get rid of, but have never gotten around to it. You may be able to give them the gentle push they need.
Foster Care

Foster one or more of the animals waiting for their forever home. Be forewarned, however, that you may fall in love with them and happily keep them permanently. That’s a good thing, though, isn’t it!
Offer Your Skills

You may be really good at doing something that a shelter critically needs.

For instance, if you enjoy writing, offer to write newsletters for the shelter. News from a shelter always increases donations from people on their mailing list. The more frequently newsletters are sent out, the greater the donations. You will have helped your local animal shelter by doing something you love that has not cost you a cent.

If you are good at photography, take photos of the shelter animals and send them to your friends and relatives, or post the pictures at a public place or event. It is fairly easy for people to resist needy animals when they only hear about them. When people see the actual faces, however, those animals become real and harder to pass by.

Usually, animal shelters have a long list of repairs that need to be done. If you have carpenter or handyman skills, seriously consider giving your time to help get those repairs done. Not only will you improve conditions for the volunteers and animals, you may even be saving the shelter hundreds of dollars.

Even though you may not have much extra time or money, you can still help your local animal shelter during difficult economic times. Even small donations of time and money can add up to make big differences for shelter animals and volunteers.

Warm Regards,
Gary  Le Mon
Master Herbalist
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P.S. Our herbal calming formula K9 Calm for dogs and cats is now available in Liquid and Capsules. Helps with separation anxiety and jittery nerves due to fireworks, thunder, airplane rides, trips to the vet, or a new arrival in the home.

Thank you so much, Gary for your kind contribution.

Until next time, help your local animal shelter.

VivBounty
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