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Happy Veterans Day – The Amazing Bald Eagle

This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control..

Not many people get a picture of this proud bird
snuggled up next to them

Freedom and Jeff

Freedom
and I have been together 10 years this summer.
She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken
wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way
even after surgery, it was broken in 4
places. She’s my baby.

When
Freedom came in she could not stand
and both wings were broken. She was
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the
decision to give her a chance at life, so I took
her to the vets office. From then
on, I was always around her. We had her in a
huge dog carrier with the top off, and it
was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to
lay in. I used to sit and talk to her,
urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay
there looking at me with those big brown eyes.
We also had to tube feed her for
weeks.

This
went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still
couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the
decision was made to euthanize her if she
couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t
want to cross that line between torture and
rehab, and it looked like death was
winning. She was going to be put
down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in
on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go
to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t
bear the thought of her being euthanized;
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone
was grinning from ear to ear. I went
immediately back to her cage; and there she was,
standing on her own, a big beautiful
eagle. She was ready to live. I was
just about in tears by then. That
was a very good day.

We
knew she could never fly, so the director
asked me to glove train her. I got her used to
the glove, and then to jesses, and we
started doing education programs for schools in
western Washington
. We wound up in the newspapers,
radio (believe it or not) and some
TV. Miracle Pets even did a show
about us.

In
the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3,
which is not good (one major organ plus
everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of
chemo. Lost the hair – the whole
bit. I missed a lot of work. When I
felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
also come to me in my dreams and help me fight
the cancer. This happened time and time
again.

Fast
forward to November 2000, the day after
Thanksgiving. I went in for my last
checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not
all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last
option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they
did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for
the results. I went in Monday, and I was
told that all the cancer was
gone.

So
the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and
take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty
and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her
up, and we went out front to the top of the
hill. I hadn’t said a word to
Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me
and wrapped both her wings around me to where I
could feel them pressing in on my back
(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she
touched my nose with her beak and stared into my
eyes, and we just stood there like
that for I don’t know how long. That was a
magic moment.. We have been soul mates ever
since she came in. This is a very special
bird.

On
a side note: I have had people who
were sick come up to us when we are out, and
Freedom has some kind of hold on
them. I once had a guy who was
terminal come up to us and I let him hold
her. His knees just about buckled and he
swore he could feel her power coarse through his
body. I have so many stories like
that.

I  never forget the honor I have of being so close
to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

Hope you enjoy this.
Jeff

Is there any wonder that this magnificent creature is the symbol for our Country?? The Eagle… a magnificent spirit of Freedom that reminds us of what America is all about!!

Lee Greenwood – God Bless the USA

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Source:  Kate from As A Mom… Sisterhood of the Mommy Patriots

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Nicholas Ulsch Buys Puppies From Craigslist & Abuses Them

Informati – 19 days ago – news-journalonline.com

A witness told police the puppy is Ulsch’s fourth dog in two months and that two of the dogs mysteriously disappeared while a third ran away because Ulsch beat the dogs, the report states.

An Ormond Beach man bought a puppy over the Internet and then beat and slammed it against a wall because the animal soiled his living room floor, police said.

It’s not the first dog Nicholas Ulsch has abused, Ormond Beach police said.
Ulsch, 41, of Oak Brook Drive was arrested Saturday and charged with intentional animal cruelty for abusing the mixed brown Labrador puppy he bought on the Web site Craigslist, a police report states.
According to the report, Ulsch said he spanked the dog hard on Friday because the dog angered him by defecating in the living room. Ulsch picked up the dog by the collar and repeatedly slammed it against the wall, police said. The dog suffered eye and leg injuries.
A witness told police the puppy is Ulsch’s fourth dog in two months and that two of the dogs mysteriously disappeared while a third ran away because Ulsch beat the dogs, the report states.
The puppy was taken to Halifax Humane Society for medical attention by an animal control officer, police said.

Ulsch said he did not mean to hurt the dog that bit him and scratched his carpet and couch.

“I feel guilty for what I did,” Ulsch said.
Ulsch was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail on Saturday after posting $1,000 bail.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST01102009.htm
October 20, 2009
Ormond man charged in puppy’s abuse
By PATRICIO G. BALONA – Staff writer

Comments:

1. This idiot need to b beaten like he did to those poor puppies!!! there should b some type of list that should prevent them from ever adopting or buy an animal ever again!!!!!

2. The list is called do to them what they do to these poor defenseless animals and then treat the crimes like they were against a person and sentence accordingly. There is a direct correlation between animal and domestic violence. It is also one of signs of sociopaths… who are not curable. We, as a country, need to stop being bleeding hearts for all the crazies: pedophiles, rapists, animal abusers, child abusers, wife beaters, murderers… they all come from the same pathetic pot and we need to close the lid on them!

3. I can’t beleive they just let him go. His picture should be plastered all over the area he lives. By the way he is from ORMOND BEACH FLORIDA JUST NORTH OF DAYTONA BEACH NICE TO KNOW SUCH A NUTJOB IS OUT THERE …WHATS NEXT ON HIS LIST, LITTLE OLD LADIES,SMALL CHILDREN. WHAT WILL THE AUTHORITIES DO NEXT IF THE NEXT VICTIM IS A YOUNG CHILD. WE ARE LIVING IN A CRAZY,INSANE WORLD AND THE VALUE OF LIFE SEEMS TO BE DISSAPEARING. ….this is a very dangerous person ,keep your eyes open. BY THE WAY I NOTICE HE IS WEARING WHAT THE KIDS CALL A WIFE BEATER T-SHIRT.

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GA: URGENT 3 Desperate Black Labs -SLATED TO DIE THIS WEEK!!! And Foster Needed for Mom and Pups

Mon at 10:58am

Do Not Post on Craig’s list

This is not a good week to be an abandoned dog in the Chattooga County Animal Control Shelter. This is a very small, rural and isolated shelter. The staff do the best they can to keep animals as long as possible but when they get too many animals unfortunately they have no choice but to euthanize. They are extremely full now and this week some of the dogs that have been there the longest will have to be put to sleep unless a rescue group or adopter steps in to help.


This is Frady – She was turned into the shelter by her owner who “just didn’t want her anymore” but commented that she was a nice dog. The owner who turned her in brought her in with a bag of biscuits and asked the staff to give one to her each day. Poor Frady is a great dog that had a BAD owner. Please show her all humans aren’t bad.

This is Markie -he was a stray boy running around town just trying to find a kind face and a place to put his ad. Markie is a beautiful boy that gets along with everyone!

This super girl is Daisy and she is a Happy Lab girl! She is true to her breed and loves everyone and wants everyone to be her friend.

If you can help save these great dogs, please contact Kimberly Murphy at kamurphy39@..hotmail.com

FortheSake Ofanimals

URGENT DOGS

Source: spaldingdogs.com

THE FAX MACHINE AND ANSWERING MACHINE WILL BE CHECKED PRIOR TO EUTHPLEASE FAX YOUR PAPERWORK 24 HOURS A DAYFAX: 770 – 467- 4771

PLEASE SAVE THESE DOGS!!!!

TEMP FOSTER NEEDED IN GA IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

Video of mom & puppies, someone PLEASE open your home to the mom & 5 babies. Not much time left! FFLI will pull them if we have a foster home for all SIX together!

ShelterRescue – I-5family.flv

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