You may remember that Faith and I are from Oklahoma. We found a great horse rescue in Jones, Oklahoma just down the road from where my parents live. The Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue has been operating in Jones for many years and has been very successful in helping abused and neglected animals. Here's a bit about the rescue: (www.blazesequinerescue.com)
" Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc., located in Jones, Oklahoma, is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that strives to improve the lives of neglected, starved and abused horses. We provide equine rescue regardless of age or disability. We provide Rehabilitation, Education and Adoption Services. We promote and teach horse care and humane, natural methods for training horses. Our primary focus is Animal Cruelty Cases. We work closely with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office with their Equine related Animal Cruelty Cases. We also assist any other local/rural County Sheriff's Office who request our assistance."
You can help in a few ways! You can donate your time, your money, or both if you like. These animals need cared for and they need homes as well as simple sponsorship. Some people can't afford to own a horse so they donate to the care and medical attention these horses need. This way they feel connected to an animal. However, that being said, the rescue is dedicated to finding GREAT forever homes for their animals; many of which would be lost without you. Please consider helping. Thank you.
Ohio Rottweiler and Boston Terrier Rescue
Faith loves her new kitten! We adopted little Buble (named after the great jazz singer Michael Buble) just last week when it was discovered that he was going to be put down for being - - can you believe it -- unadoptable! Buble is 6 weeks old, and was found as a stray in our city; which has a great shelter. The shelter however has overcrowding and they deem animals unfit for adoption when they have birth defects to make room for the more, shall we say, standard animal. Buble is blind in his right eye. It probably happened as he was coming down the birth canal. His mother was a ferrel cat, so there's no telling what the situation may or may not be. He falls under the category of being unadoptable and therefore he was on death row.
Because we foster a lot of animals and have a great rapport with the shelter, the manager was willing to overlook a rule or two and allow us to foster Buble for a little while and then adopt him properly after our family was found to be a home wherein he could expect to thrive. Being unadoptable never stopped Buble!
From the second he came home he decided he was going to be the new ruler of the house - - well, cats do that. He began with Faith of course, as she is the Queen, and believe me, she is 100% smitten. They are best of friends. The bed is no longer lonely for Faith, who has been sleeping under it by herself lately since the other dogs have decided to be on top of the bed. Now she has a buddy to play with and playing all day is on both of their agendas. Buble thinks the world of Faith, and she's excited he's a part of her life too. When I explained to Buble that Faith was famous he didn't seem to care one bit -- not one to be star struck I suppose. She looks and smells like a good friend to him, and that's all that matters. Buble even shares his food with Faith from time to time. We gave him June 1 for a birthday; he's already making plans to celebrate. (Cats do that too)
Faith and her family grieve and mourn the loss at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday. The lives of men and women in uniform hit harder to our family and our hearts than any other. We will try to make a trip to the base as soon as we can, as soon as we are allowed to go. Faith of course doesn't know or understand the reasons for my tears, but she has been a great help in comforting me through the news stories and the internet stories I have tried to research. My love and heart, my prayers and soul go out to the families of those killed, hurt, and affected forever by this act. Please join us in supporting our troops through this time.