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Badly Injured at the Shelter

This gorgeous 1-year old boy is Zeus. He is currently in a Southern California shelter.

As you can see, he has been attacked by another dog—we believe it happened at the shelter—and has gaping lacerations on his face, neck, and ear. And has more than 10 staples in his head.

Acting on faith that our always generous supporters will help, we have agreed to immediately rescue Zeus, so he can have the proper home environment to heal, and the wound care he needs. We are hoping to raise $1000 toward his medical transport and veterinary expenses.

Read his story and help us at: http://bit.ly/VVCXZ3

We Need Your Help - Disaster Evacuation Plan

Greetings from a very hot Redding, CA. We are in the midst of fire season, and right now, have fires burning in several locations around us.

Back in 1999, we were evacuated due to fire. Fortunately, we only had 11 dogs at the time, and were able to get them all out safely. We were very lucky. Last week, with flames just a few miles away, the rescue was put on evacuation alert. We stayed safe, but were acutely reminded that—with 25 dogs to save—we must be prepared if an actual evacuation were to happen again.

The photos you see are of a trailer that is filled with enough crates to get every dog out of danger safely. The trailer was made possible by a generous previous adopter who understands the seriousness of a possible evacuation. In order to make the trailer roadworthy, however, we need to invest in six new tires and replace the air conditioning unit. The total estimated repairs are $2,000. And, of course, we must keep the trailer insured and registered.

We are asking for your donations toward these repairs, to make sure we can put an evacuation plan in place. This is a small price to pay to guarantee no dog gets left behind.

We hope the trailer never needs to leave our property, but if it does, a friend and fellow animal rescuer here in Redding has very generously offered to let us “shelter” at her property, if ours is in danger. This means we would have food, water and a large, safe yard for all of our "kids".

We want the best for every dog in our care, and your donations will help us ensure we can ALWAYS provide them with the best—even if they have to leave "home".

Support our “evacuation plan” through our online fundraising campaign at: http://bit.ly/1t2L2bc

Farewell to Hercules

Farewell to Hercules.

Sadly, we had to say good bye to Hercules yesterday. He was one of the most special, loving dogs that I have ever had the privilege and pleasure of sharing my life with. This is his story.

We were made aware of Hercules and his terrible living conditions in late 2011. Bonnie, a neighbor to Hercules owner let us know that Hercules was being slowly starved in the backyard. Besides no food, there was no water or shelter for him either. The other dog in the yard had already starved to death, and the owners did not even know. They had to be told that their dog was dead in the backyard. Hercules guardian angel, Bonnie, continued to feed Hercules over the fence and give him water even though she was told not to by the owner. Finally, two months later Bonnie convinced the neighbor to surrender Hercules to her.

We decided to take Herc into our rescue because he was already 10 years old, and he was not likely to make it out of the shelter alive if he had been taken there. Herc was a Shar Pei/Lab mix and his story tugged at our heartstrings along with the fact that Bonnie had given so much of herself in helping him. We wanted to help this poor boy who had been through so much. Bonnie also deserved to see Hercules have a happy ending.

As soon as Hercules arrived in Redding there was a bond that formed between the two of us. He and I became best friends and walked the perimeter of this fenced six acres as often as time and weather permitted. He listened to my problems and somehow seemed to understand when I was having a bad day, although Herc never seemed to have a bad day. He chased those rabbits that tormented him, but he was woefully ill equipped to catch them. He never needed a leash as he never strayed far from my side. No matter where he was, he always checked to make sure I was never too far away.

For two years we were content just walking and spending time together. As summer turned to fall in 2013 I noticed Herc seemed to be panting a little too much at the end of our walks even though the weather was cooling down. In November Hercules was diagnosed with heart disease. We were devastated. There is no cure. There are only meds to help control the inevitable progression of the disease. Our daily walks became shorter and shorter until he could only walk outside to relieve himself and walk right back in. He would eat less and less until he did not want to eat anything at all.

Yesterday, Rich and I decided that Herc's life was no longer a life, but simply an existence. We called Dr. Larry to come out and help Hercules leave this world peacefully and painlessly. Herc and I said good bye, and he kissed the tears from my face as if to say "I'm ok".

Although Herc was 10 years old when we took him in, and we only had two and a half years together, I would not change a thing. I would not give up one minute that we had together even though today the pain seems unbearable. Herc was my friend, my companion, and my teacher. I learned so much from him-about forgiveness, not holding grudges, and taking time to be grateful for the little things in life. He made me a better person. Herc was brave and strong to the end. He did not give up, but his heart did. He was a kind and gentle soul, and I am so grateful to have had him in my life.

RIP Hercules. You are forever in my heart.


Nationals, Wall of Rescues

Dear Shar-Pei Rescuers and friends,

It is that time of year again to ask for stories and pictures from your adopters about the Shar-Pei they have adopted from you. Nationals will be in Lawrence, KS in October this year. I will again for the fourth time be doing the Wall of Rescues. It is very important to rescue that the visitors to Nationals and participants see the much needed work that the rescues are doing to save abandoned and abused Shar-Pei. I don't need to tell you how overwhelmed we all are and have been for some time. You are living it. Hopefully the "Wall "will nudge those that are attending to get information on Shar-Pei, to adopt a dog from rescue. I am usually near the "Wall" to talk to people and to tell them about how great our rescue dogs are, when the visitors are looking at the wall.

I would appreciate it if you would please forward this e-mail to your adopters, or anyone else you know that has adopted a Shar-Pei, so they may participate if they would like to do so. I am also attaching a picture of two of the many panels I have made for the "Wall". I did balloons and sunflowers for 2010, in Kansas {"Wizard of Oz" connection for Kansas}. I did locomotive theme and other transportation for 2013 in Chattanooga, TN.

Guidelines for adopter's stories.

Tell about your purebred Shar-Pei you adopted from a Shar-Pei Rescue, an all breed rescue or an animal control. {In memory of Shar-Pei and/or those you have now.} Please include your name, you may do first name only if you wish, name of your dog/dogs that you adopted and the name of the rescue or animal control.

Please limit your words to 250 or less per dog. I know, we could all write a book about those wonderful family members!

I would appreciate 3x5 pictures to 5x7, the largest. To get them to fit the "frames" I make, those sizes are best, so I don't need to resize all the pictures. I also retype many of the stories to get them to fit also. As you will see on the panels below, I sometimes cut the dogs out and use them that way. Making the "Wall" is very time intensive, { at least for me, Lol } so please send as soon as possible. The cut-off date for receiving stories and pictures is July 15, 2014.

Jane Wake

GA Shar-Pei Rescue

4283 Parish Trace

Marietta, GA 30066

If mailing, please include your e-mail address or phone number in case I need to get in touch with you. I will use the following e-mail address to keep them out of my daily e-mails, so I don't miss any of them.


Attention All Rescued & Adopted Shar-Pei

The Chinese Shar-Pei Club of Northern California invites you to participate (free of charge) in our annual Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Parade. This year there will be two parades, which will be held in conjunction with our Designated Specialties on Sat. and Sun., May 17 & 18, 2014. The shows are held at the Solano County Fairgrounds (900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA, in the Expo Hall.) For times and more information contact the club at cspcnc@yahoo.com.

Here is the link to the Premium List for the shows: http://www.infodog.com/prm/642/prm642.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

Please Help Bryant!

Good Morning All-and it is a good morning!

Just wanted to let you all know that Bryant went to his new home in Malibu yesterday with a previous adopter.

We thank you all for your continued support.

Anna and Rich

Bryant was placed about 10 years ago as a Pei mix puppy-looks like a bit of Lab in him-with a family that now is moving and cannot take him along. He has no known health concerns and gets along with kids, cats, and dogs. He is a good boy who now weighs 90 pounds and is looking for a family to take him and love and care for him for the rest of his life. At this time he is located in Southern CA, but we will help with transportation to the right family. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Bryant is a great companion who deserves a great home. If you are not in a position to bring Bryant into your home, please let your friends and family know that this wonderful boy is available for adoption.

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