If you've already read Roxie's rescue story,
scroll down to read her happy ending story
|She was only two months old
when an Animal Advocates of BC
colleague saw her teetering on the edge of a second-floor roof.
She would peer over the edge, trying to judge if she could jump,
then go back on the deck and scratch and cry at the door, unheard,
or unheeded. She cried piercing puppy cries the whole time. If
she'd been silent she may not have been heard and seen by our
colleague and there may have been no puppy to rescue, just a corpse
dangling on the end of the leash.
|Our colleague quickly went to
the door and asked to adopt her or buy her, knowing that AAS would
approve and would pay all expenses. They were tired of her and
were happy to give her away... to a complete stranger.
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to the vet for vaccines and an exam.
And then home to
empty the toy and bone box...
Roxie has turned out to be a
very smart dog, cheerful and very willing to learn, with a nice,
normal personality: not too forward and not too timid. As she
meets other dogs while exploring in the woods she shows a lot of
We’ll let her new
family carry on the story...
Roxie is doing
very well. She seems to have decided that she would like to stay
here. She is LOVING all her sister dogs, she always has someone to
play with. She likes her many cats as well. One of our cats, Evie,
will go looking for Roxie so that they can play.
Roxie is doing
well; her behaviour is improving. We are working hard with her and
she just seems to want to please. Roxie has a ton of energy and she
the snow. This is her first winter, at least being old enough to
enjoy playing in the snow. We cannot wait to go snowshoeing with
her…it might be the only thing that can tire her out.
Roxie is now very
obedient and has really settled in and I think she has really
decided that she will stay. She is doing awesome. We are really
working hard with her and she is becoming our little RoxStar!
are having tons of fun and she has learned lots. We are enjoying her
very much. Training was great. Thanks so much for paying for it -
she was a wild-child pup and really needed it. Tasha gave us
homework and we are practicing with Roxie.
She is a smartie
and is learning what is expected of her. Roxie has added a dash of
energy and silliness to all our lives.
There has been
such a flood of appeals for help this year that
we may not be able to
reply very quickly or at all
to more appeals. AAS is now so
well-known for its experience in all animal
welfare and rescue matters that we are asked for
advice and help from all over BC, Canada, the
U.S. and the world. For years I have answered
each and every appeal with detailed advice that
I have learned from 20 years of rescue, advocacy
and animal law. Our high standards are
well-known to the public, that is why we are so
often asked for help and advice.
We are currently
working on so many projects that I am sorry to
have to say that we may not be able to
respond to all the cries for help we hear as
quickly as we want to.
AAS ethical standards are
simple and straightforward, but a lot of work:
Every rescued dog is given the exact same love
and care that I give my own dogs. Anything less
can't be morally justified. To weigh the costs,
to kill, or to rehome without paying to make the
dog well in body and spirit is not true animal
welfare: it's moving as much product as fast as
possible and to demand money for unwell product
is a business, not a calling.
if you want to help us help more needy animals.
Restore your faith in
humanity. Heart warming stories of brave people and
how they have rescued abused and neglected dogs.
Many happy ending stories and video too,
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