Sharing is Caring

To all my wonderful readers,

Every now and then a post comes through that simply touches your heart.  You are left with no option but to help in whatever way you can.  Living in South Africa, means that I can be of no assistance to these dogs in urgent need and I, therefore, appeal to you all, if you live anywhere in the USA, to hop over to Temporary Home Permanent Love and read the latest post “Sharing is Caring”.

This is Freckles – referred to as a goofball of love!

I tried to do a re-blog, pressed the button and……nothing!  I like to think I’m not completely techno challenged but WordPress seems to think I am (must be their fault – certainly can’t be mine!)

Anyway, back to the point.  These dogs are in a shelter in Crawfordville, FL (no idea where that is but hoping some of you out there do).

Temporary Home Permanent Love have said that they are more than happy to help with transport, no matter how far.

We thank all of you, in advance, for any help that can be mustered.



Filed under Adoptions, Begging, Rescue

62 responses to “Sharing is Caring

  1. Oh I hope Freckles find a forever home, he’s so gorgeous. Thats great that they will transport him 🙂 WordPress is a pain in the arse. I have tried re-blogging posts..Nope, it don’t xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Oh I wish someone would give this wonderful doggy a furever home, look in this wonderful blue eyes and wow, his coat is such an eyecatcher… who wouldn’t love such a dog?

  3. Poor Freckles, I hope he finds a wonderful family right away… how can that sweet face not have anyone to love him?

  4. What a handsome guy, I feel so bad for him and all the others.

  5. cocoaupnorth

    Such a beautiful dog. Hope he finds a loving home soon.

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  7. Oh, what a cutie pie!! I’ll be keepin’ my paws crossed that some amazin’, amazin’ peep can give this beautiful guy a home! Thanks for rebloggin’ it, it just might do the trick!


    • Thanks Ruby. People are certainly coming to the party in terms of reblogging this reblog and someone has already asked if a monetary donation might help. This blogging community is simply amazing! The word is spreading and hopefully something can happen before these poor dogs are “put down”. Everyone is being just phenomenal.

  8. What a cuties! Shame they don’t have loving forever homes yet. I hope they will, soon!

  9. Thank you so much for this site! Morgan’s post lit that pesky light bulb in my head…that using social media to help our wonderful animals will start a chain of events that could eventually lead to adoptions! I actually know a family (former students of mine) that live in Florida, so I will make sure to share this with them.

    • Thank you so much Jessica. I cannot tell you how much it means that you are going to share this with someone in the area. You simply never know who might know someone that can help. The blogging community have been just amazing with this. You are wonderful and I thank you.

  10. Looks like they have a lot of wonderful perfect companions for people out there. Freckles looks absolutely precious. You never know when passing on information like this will make the difference in making a match. Thank you so much for this post!

    • I was feeling quite helpless, being all the way down here in South Africa but I cannot tell you how wonderful this blogging community is being. My reblog is being reblogged by others and the news is spreading. Someone has already asked if a donation could help save them (have to wait for info back on that one) and, as you say, you just never know when the right person is going to read something and save one of these lovelies. I am quite overwhelmed with everyone’s care and love. All your positive thoughts count as well. Thank you.

  11. It’s all about matching the animal to it’s person. Karma. They are out there, they just have to find each other. 🙂

    • Indeed. Maybe it was Karma that had me read the post and reblog it. It’s now being reblogged from my reblog and who knows, somewhere out there, the right person is going to find out about them. Just shows that, even this far away, there is always something that can be done to help. I am overwhelmed with the love and caring of this community of ours. Thank you so much.

  12. I’m rebloging this on mine for you.

    • Doggy, you are an absolute star. I was feeling quite helpless, being so very far away and yet this blogging community of ours is just the most wonderful, amazing place. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You simply never know who is going to read it and where. If it is meant to be, the right people will find out and rescue these dogs in time. I have let Morgan know that you reblogged as well.

  13. Thank you so much for posting this about a dog in the USA. I will Tweet this post and hope someone in FL sees it and re-tweets it

    • Savannah, I don’t know how to thank you enough. I was feeling so helpless, being all the way down here in South Africa but this blogging community of ours is quite phenomenal. I have let Morgan know that you are tweeting this as well. You never know when the right person, in the right place, might read it and help save these dogs before it’s too late. I don’t know how to thank you enough. May nothing but good come your way!

  14. Good on you for sharing this [despite wordpress doing its best to stop you!]. Breaks my heart, the thought of all those animals who need a home & some love 😦

    • Thank you so much. The blogging community is being simply amazing. One of the dogs is to be “put down” today and others on Wednesday but, with so much positive thought, reblogging, tweeting, etc. I am hoping that the right people, in the right place, find out in time to save them. Thank you. Your positive thoughts help.

  15. Those eyes and freckles! Bewitching. Good luck Freckles in finding a new family.

    • Doesn’t Freckles look lovely?! And isn’t this blogging community of ours just quite incredible. I reblogged as I had no other means of helping and the positive thoughts, reblogs of the reblog, tweeting, etc are flowing in (and out into the world). Here’s hoping that the right people read about it in time to save them. Thank you for sending out the positive thoughts and energy.

  16. If you’re unable to adopt can a monetary donation be made to help ? Please let me know! Thank you

    • Thank you so very much. I am going to find out for you and I’ll let you know as soon as I have the information. You really are fantastic. Thank you again.

    • Hi, I’ve finally received the relevant information (sorry, but all these time differences mean that things take a while). Thank you so very much for considering this. The information I have been given is:
      They can donate to Bonnie, she has a 501(c) and is also the person that basically runs the show. Her number is (850) 528-7535
      May you be truly blessed.

      • My humblest apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Thank you for the information & number. You have a wonderful site and do great work. Sincerely Nancy

      • I so know the feeling with late replies, etc. Work keeps on getting in the way of a good blogging time.
        Thanks for asking for the details – it’s you that are great.

      • Please forgive my ignorance in asking this question? What is like to live in South Africa? As an American the information we receive is deeply reflective of that particular news channel and also Hollywood. I would enjoy hearing your view of your country. Thank You and I hope I have not offended you? Sincerely Nancy

      • Hi Nancy, I am not the slightest bit offended. In fact, I think it is a brilliant question. The trick now is to give you an idea (without writing an entire book) that is fair and real.

        I couldn’t agree with you more, with regards to impressions being generated by a specific news channels views and, of course, what is news worthy. The problem with this is the fact that good news is very rarely “news worthy”.

        I adore this country. There is so much good, so much diversity which brings with it a life, colour and sound all its own. Whenever I travel, the one thing I feel as I fly back over our country, is how much I had missed the colour, vibrancy and music of the country.

        This is not to say that we don’t have our problems, which, of course, we do. There is a large degree of poverty, with which comes crime. There is corruption and, as it starts at the highest level of government, it tends to filter down through everything. Control over illegal immigrants is poor, to say the least and this leads to a large portion of the poverty and crime. As with any country or city, there are areas which are worse than others and, as a whole, I suppose we tend to be more vigilant and aware of safety. I dearly wish that our police force was better trained, less corrupt, paid better and more likely to look after the good of its’ people. As it stands, private security companies, providing household alarms and armed response have taken over that role to a large degree. I am trying my hardest here to be rational in terms of this answer and not candy coat the whole thing.

        However, the country is beautiful, we have stunning scenery, fantastic weather and unbelievably friendly and open people. The diversity in landscape is as varied as the cultures living in it. In fact, many of the hollywood films have had vast portions shot here, due to this diversity and ease of moving from one type of scenery to another, all within a short space of time. To give you an example, the longest internal flight is only 2hrs (from Johannesburg to Cape Town). The scenery in both places is vastly different. We have deserts, lush green tropical environments, mountains, rivers and everything in between.

        I, myself, live in Johannesburg which would probably equate to the New York type pace of life (maybe not quite as much but certainly pretty close). It is a strange city, in that it is one of the only very large cities built around no natural water source. It has, however, become known as the largest man made forest in the world. When I take Litchi for walks in the park a few minutes from me and get a clear view across the rolling hills, it is green and lush and covered in trees. Quite remarkable for a very large city. It sprung up due to gold mining. It is a hot pot of cultures and people tend to be very open to this. We love meeting people from other countries and learning about their lives. In general, I think you would find the average South African to be very warm, inviting and friendly. We love outdoor life and a lot of socialising happens at peoples homes, with a braai (or BBQ to you) being one of the favourite ways to entertain. Our weather certainly lends itself to this. We are a social people and would not think twice about asking an international visitor to pop in for a braai. We’d probably invite all our friends as well, just to show the visitor a good time and because we love meeting new people.

        We also, of course, have the most spectacular bush and wild life that is so unique to our continent. That is where my heart sings. I adore the bush. We also have some of the most spectacular beaches, so there’s pretty much something for everyone here. I, personally, love this country and would dearly like to live the rest of my life here.

        I hope I have been able to give you some brief insight into this country. Please feel free to ask whatever questions you would care to. I love that you are interested.

        Lots of love from sunny South Africa

      • Thank you so much! I hope that I have an opportunity to visit your beautiful country someday and that we meet. If you should ever come to Texas you are most welcomed in our home! Take Care! Cordially Yours Nancy

  17. We are in the UK so cannot help but we know anyone who can will. We wish forever homes for the dear ones. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  18. Here’s hoping Freckles finds a forever home…..these stories break our hearts and make us wish that everyone could be as lucky as I was to find my home. My Mom knows a couple of people who live in Florida and will let them know about Freckles just in case they can help…….thanks for speaking on Freckles behalf!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  19. Thanks Sammy, that’s exactly what is needed – sharing the word in the hope that someone, somewhere, can help these poor animals before it’s too late. It really is heartbreaking and I usually only deal with the No-Kill shelters but these animals are in urgent need. I simply couldn’t ignore it.
    As always, I am so pleased that you found such a fabulous forever home.

  20. thanks for passing the information along.

  21. He looks so loveable but unfortunately living in Portugal I can’t help, although we do have our very own rescued dog.

  22. Aww…I do hope Freckles finds the loving home she deserves. I love her markings, very attractive 🙂

    • This blogging community of ours has been fantastic. People have been reblogging and tweeting this and generally doing everything they can think of. Here I am, all the way down south, unable (so I thought) to help but we truly have a wonderful bunch here. Makes me want to sit here an howl like a wolf, although the kitties would then know I’d gone nuts 😀

  23. Thanks for the link to such a wonderful post and just like everyone else I hope that Freckles finds her forever home very soon!

  24. Best of luck to Freckles! I hope there is a family out there for him.

  25. Love your blog, love what you are doing to help the animals. GOD bless you and all the animals. Melody

    • Thanks so much Melody. I love what you are doing as well. Oh, by the way, I met up with a wonderful organisation here in South Africa yesterday (there premises are in a city very close to mine so I will be going to visit them soon), who, together with all other types of animals, have donkeys they have rescued. I immediately thought of you. The place sounds fantastic, no animal is caged and they take in animals that were on death row elsewhere. I am looking forward to visiting them and especially their donkeys. I will be thinking of you whilst I’m there.
      God Bless.

  26. We love the goofball of love… you can see he is about to do something goofy

    • Certainly does have that look about him, doesn’t he 🙂 I so hope the post helped him to find a home. It’s heartbreaking when you hear of an animal in need in a different country but, with blogs being such an international thing, hopefully the post helped somewhat.

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