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Well, it's been a month since my last update but here's what's been going on.

Sent out a few emails to various people in power. Got one reply so far which was encouraging. I still need to mail out the rest. My new betta, Cole is now almost 8 months old. I've done some research and decided to try breeding him with my female betta, Myra. I went and got the supplies I need but I've been batting a thousand when it comes to heaters. Seriously, I followed the instructions but the water temperature hasn't changed a bit.

Had to put one person in her place regarding animal shelters and rescues the other day. Apparently she thought what I wrote regarding my experience portrayed animal shelters and rescue groups negatively. Well, after giving an explanation, I was able to set it straight but there is no way I will by any means sugar coat what I've been through. I've noticed other people are finding out that animal rescue organizations and rescues aren't what they used to be. The ones with good track records are getting harder and harder to find. Why? it's mostly because criminals have found a way to turn it into an enterprise. Many work off the grid and usually don't get caught unless someone comes forward. In Texas last October, one family was told their dog had a back problem that would eventually cripple him, so they decided to have him put to sleep. Fast forward, six month later, they got a phone call from the vet's office from a nurse telling them that their dog was alive. Turns out the vet lied and had been using their dog along with five others to extract blood for transfusions! Animal control came and took the other five dogs who were kept in a filthy room in the back of the vet's office. The owners did get their dog back and took him to a different vet found out there was nothing wrong with his back at all! Long story short, the vet who basically stole their dog, had his license revoked and the dog's owners plan to file charges against him. The nurse who came forward was afraid to say anything because she had been an ex-felon.

Here's another case of one person who ran a fake rescue and was found guilty after a two year investigation

Peanut Kilby found guilty on 60 counts in 'Lucky Dog' trial…

In addition to selling T-shirts, I've also started another page to raise funds. Any royalties and other funds collected will go towards helping Rudy get back home.

Homeward Hound

I seriously plan on getting a routine going and getting organized. It's the halfway mark of 2014 and I plan to make the most of the next few months. But I know I can't endure a third year without Rudy which is why I hope before the end of 2014 to have her back home where she belongs.

I did some more digging and found out something that could be very useful. The same so called 'shelter' who wrongfully adopted out my dog not only started a new group but it turns out there's third, yes... a third being ran by the very person responsible for selling my dog and taking away two years of my life.

I checked with the IRS and there's no record of them at all. I plan to contact other people about this. Also, turns out people involved in dog fighting have disguised themselves as animal rescue groups.

Found out there's a woman who is in a situation that is quite similar to what happened to me. Anyway, she and her son are temporary housing until she can get a place but the only dog she can keep with her right now is a service dog which I assume is his because he has a disability. She has two other dogs who are considered pets so they sadly can't stay with her. Long story short, she's trying to find someone who can take care of her dogs until she gets a new place. The same punks who sold my dog asked her if she would be interested in leaving her dogs with them and finding another place for them to live. She said unless she had to, she'd find someone else to take them but from what I got, she made it extremely clear that she wants to keep her dogs.

I got a phone number and plan to call and warn her. She needs to know if she lets this con-artist take her dogs, she'll be in the exact same boat as me. Her son is in 5th grade and I believe if something happened to those dogs, he'd be crushed. Honestly, I used to be a cheerful person but now I've become so bitter these last two years to a point if someone tells me to 'just get over it' one more time, I'm going to put them in their place and if they don't like what I say, so be it, their dog wasn't stolen by deception and sold and they didn't suffer the way I have while trying to scrape up the means to get law enforcement involved so I can get back what is rightfully mine.

There's a woman back east right now who is trying to raise funds to get her Shetland sheepdog back via federal lawsuit because an 'animal rescue' refuses to return her dog. Look up Bring Piper Home on Go Fund Me.

Aside from that, I'll be trying to get myself together but won't be giving up on Rudy.

Will be taking the weekend off and plan to go to a movie next week. I need a break.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Check back for an update later on.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Watching: The Steve Harvey show


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm a female African American writer and artist.

Been using polymer clay since 1997 and writing since 2000.

I also love animals and am a fan of traditional and stop motion animation.

I eventually would like my Hooked on Mutts project to become an animated series. At some point, I hope to have my other stories published, made into a mini series or movies, whether it's a feature film in theaters or something shown on TV.

Current Residence: Henderson,NV
Favourite genre of music: Smooth Jazz
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams and Rachael Hale
Favourite style of art: Traditional animation art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Ipods are nice.
Shell of choice: Turtle shell
Wallpaper of choice: Dogs
Skin of choice: Animal print
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy the beagle
Personal Quote: "I try hard"

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