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Rescue organizations

In Henry Bergh’s lifetime,it was not unusual fordogs to be used to turn treadmills or pull small carts . . . For sporting men to put down their money on a $1,000 championship dogfight . . . for strays to be rounded up from the streets of Manhattan, thrown into a cage and then swung into the East River to drown.

What was unusual was for a wealthy, socially prominent man to notice and say, “Enough!”

That man was Henry Bergh, the son and heir of a successful shipyard owner. His leadership and commitment to the protection of animals led to the incorporation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on April 10, 1866, by the New York State Legislature. Nine days later, an anticruelty law was passed and the ASPCA was given the right to enforce it. Badge:

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Brittany-Foundation-bake-sale

Help rescue homeless dogs and grab some delicious baked goods at the Brittany Foundation’s monthly bake sale at the pet-friendly Santa Monica Antique Mart from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 31.

The antique market is located at 3050 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month, the bake sale sometimes includes dogs available for adoption. The Brittany Foundation is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, caring for and placement homeless dogs of any breed and operates a sanctuary in Agua Dulce.

Kuranda bed for shelter dogs

If you still have space in your heart and charitable dollars to give, you can give dogs in Los Angeles Animal Services Shelters the gift of comfort: a Kuranda bed for sleeping off chilly concrete shelter floors.

According to a Los Angeles Times article, Tracy James, a four-year volunteer at the North Central Shelter, is spearheading a campaign to build up donations to  get the beds into Los Angeles shelters. You can also go to the manufacturer’s site and make bed donations to other charities in Los Angeles. We’re even providing directions for making these beds to give to shelters, rescue organization or animal foster families.

Walk-for-a-dog-app-by-WoofTrax

WoofTrax’s free smart phone application, Take Your Walk for a Dog, gives you a real two-fer — first, you and your dog get a healthy walk and, secondly, the miles you walk add up to donations for the animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice.

That sends 11- to 25-cents a mile to a particular rescue organization or shelter, depending on the number of people who sign up to support it. According to the WoofTrax’s website, 800,000 miles have been walked so far.  In their first six months, WoofTrax distributed $10,000 in donations to nearly 4,000 shelters.

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Break out the Little Black Dress and prepare to help Karma Rescue celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lightspace Studios in Culver City.

You can kick up your paws from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. with other animal lovers while enjoying an open bar, vegetarian and vegan food, a puppy kissing booth and the Bow-WOW-ser boutique.

Tickets are on sale online now, but take note: the price goes up Oct. 1. And while you’re reaching for that mouse, be sure to register for the online auction and raffle tickets.

JJ the American Street Dog

Diane Rose-Solomon’s book, JJ the American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House, is the delightful story of a found dog and the family who welcomed him into their home.

The book has received applause from readers and reviewers as well as a Mom’s Choice Award.

The original JJ the street dog

When her own family decided to get their first dog, Rose-Solomon recalled, she imagined getting a golden retriever from a well-researched breeder.

Hand knit dog bed

One of the best gifts Fido and I gave this season was to a friend whose dog, Denny Covina, was rescued from a Denny’s restaurant in Covina, where he apparently was abandoned.

Denny’s feisty bark and impertinent wiry Mohawk suggest that he is part Terrier.  He’s small enough that he might have a pinch of Chihuahua in him. Then again, he has a longish body that whispers “wired-haired dachshund.” Who knows? And more to the point, who cares? Denny and Joey hold up the terrier side of the morning walking pack proudly.

For Denny’s Mom’s birthday, I made a Snug Harbor Knit Snuggle.

This is one of several knitting projects in the pattern library of the Snuggles Project.

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Remembering Sam Simon

Uncounted dogs in Los Angeles owe their lives to the Sam Simon and the rescue foundation he created — including my Joey.

Mr. Simon, who earned “tens of millions” of dollars every year from his association with the longest running series in television history, “The Simpsons,” died Sunday of colon cancer.

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