April 13, 2008 - December 11, 2022
September 27, 2016 you were pulled from the filth and deplorable conditions of a basement in a home of no love or kindness just to be used as a puppy mill dog to create and create with no care in return. You along with several hundred others were rescued from the puppy mill horror because someone spoke up. That day our eyes met our hearts were immediately connected. I held you and hummed to you until you fell asleep. I named you "Noah Moses" meaning new beginning. You got good food and care. The day came that my time working the cruelty case had ended but I looked at you and told you "I will come back for you." November 6, 2016 you arrived at my home all cleaned up and wearing the most adorable sweater. From that point on you got whatever you needed and wanted and lived the best life with me for 6 years. On December 11, 2022 you told me it was time to go. You laid in my arms while I hummed to you with my tears soaking your sweet head we said our goodbyes, you ran to the Rainbow Bridge. All those meals for 6 years I told you "time to eat and build your muscles for Mommy" and you built those muscles so you could run to the Rainbow Bridge. You left this world on your own terms free of disease, free of abuse free of suffering and illness. You left this world healthy, 14 years. I'm so blessed to have had you as my Angel on earth, you taught me to be determined and strong and to figure things out through education for special needs. You were teaching me to build my muscles for the day you would leave me. I have grown so much in caring for you, I am strong and determined because of you Noah. You gave me the best 6 years of my life. I miss you every day but run free at the Rainbow Bridge you have so many friends there. You now have a mouth and teeth, vision, hearing and no aches and pains and most of all my heart. Fly high my Angel! Love, Mom (Karen)
April 13, 2008 - December 11, 2022
IN JUNE AND NOVEMBER 2018 I WENT TO PUERTO RICO WITH HELPING PAWS ACROSS BORDERS AND H.S.U.S. TO HELP PROVIDE SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES TO THE PETS AND HELP EDUCATE THE PET OWNERS ON PET HEALTH CARE. IT WAS AND IS A VERY REWARDING HUMBLING EXPERIENCE TO HELP SO MANY ANIMALS AND THEIR OWNERS. FOREVER GRATEFUL TO ALL INVOLVED IN THIS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OF THESE TOURS IN HELPING OWNERS AND THEIR PETS INCLUDING STRAYS AROUND THE WORLD. THE TERM "IT TAKES A VILLAGE" IS VERY TRUE TO THESE CLINICS! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US, HELPING PAWS ACROSS BORDERS AND HSUS AND YOUR LOCAL RESCUES AND SHELTERS TO MAKE THESE TOURS POSSIBLE!
I am still on deployment with the HSUS with the Great Danes. The case continues therefore I cannot post any pictures or details however, you can check out more information regarding this case at the Humane Society of the United States website and FB pages. I want to thank everyone who is supporting the HSUS and the good work they do. I couldn't be more proud and honored to work with a great group of people.
I have been on a rotation deployment for this case and it's been amazing to see the Great Danes evolve and make positive progress. The HSUS has been amazing to work with. I had a great time through the holidays November and December. My rescue made a treat bag for each dog and being able to give them to the dogs was a real treat :) The case continues and the details of the Judge's ruling can be found on the HSUS website. While the case is active we are not permitted to take pictures or videos or post details. Please send your donations to HSUS to help with the Great Danes and other cases currently going on. We always need your help and support! I look forward to my next deployment this week in returning to New Hampshire!
From October 15 to the 22nd I deployed back to New Hampshire to work with HSUS on rotation #3 of assisting with the Great Danes. It was a long exhausting week but so worth it, the leaves have started to turn colors and the weather is getting colder. I can't talk about the details as it is still an open case but you can visit the Humane Society of the United States website or FB page for updates of the case including pictures, videos and news articles from the current court hearings.
Recently I assisted with 84 Great Danes that were rescued by HSUS, The Humane Society of the United States. I traveled up to New Hampshire and worked at the HSUS shelter for 8 days. It was a lot of work taking care of the daily needs of these 84 Great Danes but I got to work with the great people of the HSUS and made some new friends with the volunteers as well as see old friends. Pictures and videos can be seen on the HSUS webite www.humanesociety.org or on Facebook. Read more about this case at: https://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2017/06/great-danes-got-minimal-care-new-hampshire-mansion-horrors.html
German Shepherd rescue. I was asked by Char Wills German Shepherd Rescue in PA if I could help with a deployment they were heading up in Augusta, WV. I agreed with no hesitation. Got all the specifics and headed out at 5:30AM Wednesday to meet them on the property. This was a case where an elderly couple could no longer care for the dogs and unfortunately the conditions were bad. The smell of mud mixed with urine and feces and bacteria was horrific. These dogs needed immediate care and that's exactly what we did. The dogs had never been on leashes or even a collar. We were able to remove all dogs from the property safely and professionally and show them proper care and kindness as they enjoyed a ride in a nice air conditioned trailer on their way to Char Wills GSD rescue facility where they will continue their vetting, grooming and assessment. We are so grateful to work with Char Wills GSD Rescue and help them save these dogs. Please visit their page if you would like to donate towards the care for these dogs or to adopt.
Many times we see pictures and videos on TV and other social media about deplorable cases such as puppy mills, hoarding, dog fighting and even pet stores and rescues not living up to the code of ethics for properly providing for animals. Here we will share deployment stories from our owner Karen. She has been on several cases (puppy mill and hoarding) with HSUS and other independent deployment cases with other rescues. In some cases pictures and videos are provided to the pubic through HSUS and other rescues we will do our best to share those links and pictures as permitted. RTWC is certified, licensed and insured for these deployments on a volunteer level and certified through FEMA for first aid and disaster relief. Karen has graduated with a certification in Canine Specialist. Through our experiences we want to share with the public to help educate the public and increase the knowledge on reality of many animals around the world. Together through proper education we can raise the bar around the world for improved animal welfare. Pictured is Noah, a puppy mill survivor, Karen adopted Noah from her first puppy mill deployment. To date his health has improved greatly and enjoys his new brothers and sister and a big fenced in yard with green grass. A life of no hope to heaven on earth.