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I AM FAIRLY NEW TO RESCUE BUT ALREADY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE AND DRAMA AND IT MAKES ME WANT TO QUIT. IS THIS GOING TO GET BETTER?
With rescue work, you not only confront the hardships of sick, injured, abused and homeless animals but sometimes there are issues with people. Don’t let it get to you or stop you from rescuing. It can be something as simple as a light-hearted Facebook post that turns into a huge problem. It happened to me and it was vicious and cruel. The rumors spread rapidly and just like the old “Telephone Game” the claims changed to include more and more horrific slander and outright lies from complete strangers. Then someone took it upon themselves to circulate a petition full of vicious lies trying to destroy this rescue. None of what they said was true, therefore, after providing proof against every claim, this rescue was exonerated of any wrongdoing. It finally stopped but no apology was ever forthcoming and I was later told they moved on to wreaking havoc with other rescuers. Because others believed these things or perhaps because they didn’t want to get involved with ‘drama’, the cost to this rescue was great. It included one local organization who provides large donations of much needed pet food, a couple of potential volunteers, and a local kill shelter that refuses to allow ACM to pull animals who are on death row. I’ll never understand how to them, killing these precious animals is somehow preferable to releasing them to this loving rescue simply because they “heard rumors”. I was devastated when I read the online allegations and death threats made to me because of outright lies. I didn’t understand why they would do it or why people would believe it when proof to the contrary was provided. It was very difficult and took a great deal of time away from the animals to clear it up. I backed off rescue for a while and wondered if the price was just too high for my own personal well-being. But the animals ARE worth it. Their lives and well-being are at stake and it’s incumbent upon rescuers like me AND YOU to help them regardless of what strangers do or say online. There will be people in this field who will be hard to deal with and some people may be out to hurt others just because of their own personal issues but don’t let that stop you from saving lives. All that matters is that you do right by the animals and make sure they’re safe. Hold your head high, remain transparent, keep good records and rescue on!

WHY A HOME BASED RESCUE?

Local shelters serve a very important function by taking in and housing unwanted animals. But there is another way to deal with them. Many shelters KILL animals based upon space, illness, and undesirable behaviors. We serve the function of pulling animals from these shelters who would otherwise euthanize them and provide them with a home and stable environment. We are able to give the dog personal attention and get to know him/her. We provide them with much needed medical attention which includes shots, heartworm tests, spay/neuters and anything else they may require. While waiting to be adopted, the dog is living in a home where he/she can work on social skills and receive the love and affection they desperately want.

WHY DO I HAVE TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION?
We become very emotionally invested in these animals and want the best for them. We are careful about where our dogs go. The application affords us the opportunity to carefully screen applicants to ensure that it is a good match between the dog and the pet parent.

WHY ARE HOME VISITS NEEDED?
In addition to the application, we like to do home visits of the prospective families. It helps us determine if this is a suitable arrangement for the dog and the family. We check for safety and interactions.

WHY ARE THERE ADOPTION FEES?

Adoption fees help cover the costs of pulling the dogs from shelters, providing their medical care and daily food, toys and bedding. But adoption fees don’t come close to covering bills for sick or injured dogs so fundraising and donations are necessary.

DO RESCUE DOGS HAVE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS?
The typical rescue dog may come from a bad background. They may have been in a puppy mill where they had little or no care, no freedom and no socializing. Some dogs have been neglected and/or abused and may not trust people or a certain gender. Whatever the case, these dogs have been saved and it's been determined that there is a high probability that they will be well adjusted pets. Some of them may require more patience, understanding and work but it will be worth it. We cannot guarantee temperament or health once they are placed in your home but we will give you all the information we have on them before they leave. We do whatever is necessary to make them as healthy as possible before they are adopted. Rescue dogs know they've been saved and are usually very grateful. They are happy and loyal and will show much gratitude during their lives. I've had many people say that rescues are the best dogs they've ever had. I know from experience that this is true.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
First, please keep this rescue and the dogs in your prayers. Beyond that we need foster homes. We also need volunteers to handle the dogs at adoption events. Volunteers can also help with bathing, vetting, running errands, doing home visits of potential pet parents, walking and playing with the dogs. We are in desperate need of funds as well. We want to do fundraising events and are always open to ideas. We welcome and appreciate donations of not only money but items needed for the dogs. We have a list under the "Wish List" tab.

WHY DO YOU CAPITALIZE THE WORD "ALL" IN THE NAME OF YOUR RESCUE?
I just want to put emphasis on the word so that it encompasses all of God's creatures; because ALL of His creatures really do matter.


DID YOU KNOW....?

  - When a dog 'humps' another dog, it is usually not a sexual action.  It's actually a dominance action.  Even females dogs do this in an attempt to show dominance over the other dog.  The only time it's sexual is when you have unaltered dogs and a female who is in heat. 

  - That ONE mosquito can cause heart worm disease in your precious dog?  Then you are looking at a vet bill of up to $1,500 or your dog may die.  Now that monthly pill doesn't seem so expensive, does it? 

  - That wiping a dog's nose in it's own waste will NOT teach the dog to go outside?  Effective potty training is achieved by taking the dog out every couple of hours at first; also take him out when he wakes up, after eating and when you come home.  When the dog 'goes' outside, make a big, happy deal over it and maybe even give a treat.  Eventually the dog will make the connection to potty out.  After you've done this for awhile, upon reaching  the door, try to get him to 'speak' or at least get excited before you open the door to let him out.  That way he will begin to learn to actually go to the door and hopefully made a sound, alerting you that he needs to go out.  Of course when you reach that point, be sure to take him right out or you may be starting all over again.  If your dog starts to potty in the house, firmly tell him 'NO' and say "potty out" or "out" and quickly get him out the door.  Again, make a big, happy fuss over his pottying outside.  Eventually you will have a well trained dog who will enjoy going outside to potty.  And everyone will be happy.

  - That when your dog is aggressive with someone or another dog and you hold him, coddly him to calm him down, that you are actually REINFORCING that bad behavior?  Most people think they can calm their dogs down and stop the unwanted action but you are actually rewarding the dog for what he just did.  He doesn't understand that you are simply calming him, he thinks you are rewarding him and his behavior WILL be repeated.  This holds true for other unwanted actions as well.  When you dog is jumping on you, do not give him attention.  Simply turn away from the dog, stand still, don't look at him and don't give him any attention.  When he calms down, then turn and give him affection.  If he gets ignored enough, he will make the connection that he cannot do that behavior.  Now when he stops the unwanted behavior, be sure to give him praise and love immediately, thus reinforcing the positive behavior you want.

 - That you need to brush your dog's teeth?  Keeping your pet's teeth clean is important to it's long term health and well-being.  Dogs can get gum disease just the same as humans and it can affect their kidneys, heart and liver and shorten their lifespan.  Even if a dog is in pain from a bad tooth or infection, you may not know it because the dog will continue to eat food and act normal.  It's important to get their teeth professionally cleaned under general anesthesia once a year in addition to regular brushing.



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