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Meet Chester

September 14, 2012

Chester is ready for his furever home!

Chester is a 2 year old Basset Hound/Golden Retriever mix who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in AL.

Sweet Chester is a funny guy, and loves to play and romp! He kept everyone at the shelter laughing.

Chester if 43 lbs, but only 16″ tall!

If you are interested in fostering or adopting this sweet guy, please email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for more info!

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168 (& welcome 2012!)

January 11, 2012

With the help of our shelter-rescue partners, short-term fosters, long-term fosters, transporters, crossposters, supporters and friends ….

2011 was an absolutely awesome year for Bonnie Blue Rescue!

But before I share our AWESOME NEWS with you …. let’s take a look back!

In 2009, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 5 foster homes and rescued 52 dogs.

In 2010, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 14 foster homes and rescued 93 dogs.

And 2011? 2011 was an even more amazing year than that!

In 2011, Bonnie Blue Rescue utilized 32 foster homes and rescued 168 dogs!

Even cooler than that? Of those 168, 36 were special needs pups –

5 came from a cruelty case in Mobile, AL

6 required major surgery while in the care of Bonnie Blue Rescue

22 were heartworm positive & went through heartworm treatment

15 were super seniors.

GO TEAM!

I am so very proud to be a part of the Bonnie Blue Rescue crew. I am proud to be a part of an organization who helps all pups regardless of breed, age, disability or special needs status. Who goes above and beyond to save the pups that other rescues walk away from, or ignore. And I am so, so proud of the incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to continue to support our small organization with your volunteer hours, crossposting help, networking assistance, donations, love and support.

From the bottom of my heart — THANK YOU — rescue would not be possible without you.

We cannot wait to see what is in store for 2012!

 

Considering fostering? Join us in 2012. The more fosters we have, the more pups we can save!

Email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for more info!

{bo & luke – our new favorite word is GUILTY}

December 12, 2011

UPDATED: Fox 10’s news story from today. Our favorite quote from this news clip, “Bo & Luke are in their forever homes where they have all of the food, water and love they deserve. And Loper? He’s in jail.” — Thank you @Paige Malone for your awesome coverage today! http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/dog-owner-prosecuted-for-neglect

Today could not have gone better.

Thanks to the prosecuting attorney, Mr. Perloff; our expert witness, Thomi; BBR foster mom, Natalie; & MCAS volunteer, Wendy – and their incredible testimony on Bo & Luke’s journey — WE WON!

It has been one year, seven months and one day since Bo & Luke were rescued.

And today, Mr. Loper was found GUILTY of animal cruelty.

He was sentenced to jail time (365 days reduced to 30 days), probation for 2 years after jail, $2,500 fine, & community service.

Thank you to each of you who shared Bo & Luke’s story, to each of you who crossposted, told a friend, shared on facebook, liked our page, emailed your coworkers, donated for their care, came out to support us at court, drove on one of their transports, aided in their rescue, chipped in for vetting costs, and to each of you who loved them from afar.

Thanks to each and every one of you, we are victorious today.

But, to be fair, we won with Bo & Luke long before today’s verdict was ever reached.

We won the day they were rescued: http://wp.me/pJ26a-UN

{bo & luke – we’ve already won}

December 12, 2011

Regardless of the outcome of today’s court case, we’ve already won.

We won the day that these two sweet boys were rescued; they would have died within hours without rescue.

We won the day they were strong enough and healthy enough to move out of round-the-clock veterinary care and into a foster home.

We won the day they were healthy enough to be transported to Virginia to their long-term foster homes.

We won the day they started playing with toys, learning basic commands and loving on their foster-humans.

But we really, really, really won the day these boys met their forever families.

So for those of you who are joining us in Saraland, AL today for court – I hope that you’ll give a tiny smile when you see their former owner.

Smile for two reasons: 1) because it will confuse the hell out of him and 2) because we’ve already won.

No justice system has to tell us that.

{bo & luke – today’s the day!}

December 12, 2011

PLEASE JOIN US TODAY

(MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th)

IN SARALAND, ALABAMA!

We are rallying together before the trial of Rodney Loper, Bo & Luke’s former owner. This man is accused of leaving these dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks. He is currently being charged with second degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor in the state of Alabama.

During his arraignment in May of 2011, Mr. Loper pled “not guilty”.

Since the passing of Gucci’s Law (Pet Protection Act) in 2000, charges of animal cruelty can warrant a felony charge if the person “intentionally tortures any dog or cat”.

Mr. Loper has been charged with a misdemeanor.

JOIN US in asking for the maximum punishment allowed by law.

*     *     *     *     *

Take a look at the photos of Bo & Luke.

Consider their circumstances.

Would you consider leaving two dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks “intentional torture”?

WE SURE DO!

*     *     *     *     *

JOIN US as we take a stand and demand harsher punishment for animal abusers!

JOIN US in pushing for the maximum punishment allowed by law!

JOIN US in a show of support for these sweet boys (we’ll be handing out fliers and posters before the trial)!

JOIN US TODAY – Monday, December 12th in Saraland, AL and help us take a stand for these sweet boys who cannot speak for themselves!

We need your help.

Help us pack the courtroom and make a stand!

*     *     *     *     *

The trial is scheduled for TODAY – Monday, December 12th.

3:30pm

Saraland Municipal Court

937 Highway 43 South

Saraland, AL

We are meeting from 2:30-2:45 to the right of the door to the main entrance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL: bonniebluerescue@gmail.com

{bo & luke – one week from today}

December 5, 2011

Remember Bo & Luke?

Our sweet, sweet rescue pups from Mobile, AL?

When they first came joined us in rescue they looked like this:

These boys had been left behind when their old owner moved out of his rental home.

Bo was left in a crate too small for him, Luke left tied to a tree.

Both left without food and water.

For 4+ weeks.

 They were left to die.

*     *     *     *     *

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY:

On Monday, December 12th the gentlemen whose name is engraved on the collars these pups are wearing {see above photos} will be in court in Saraland, AL.

He is being charged with second degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor charge in the state of Alabama.

At his last court appearance in May he pled “not guilty”.

Somehow, we seem to think otherwise.

*     *     *     *     *

We are pushing to get his charged upped to a felony charged based on Gucci’s Law (The Alabama Pet Protection Act) which passed in Alabama in 2000. This law allows for animal cruelty in the first degree to be  a Class C felony “if he or she intentionally tortures any dog or cat” (Code of Alabama 13A-11-241(a)). Currently, his charges consist of a Class A misdemeanor for cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree.

*     *     *     *     *

If you’re in the MOBILE/SARALAND, AL area on MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th – will you join us?

We will have signs to support sweet Bo & Luke and would love to fill the courtroom in a show of support for these sweet pups. But we need help holding signs and handing out fliers!

If you can’t join us in Alabama on Monday, can you join us in sending positive thoughts and prayers our way?

Please email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for more information on the upcoming court date and how you can help or email to let us know that you will be there! We will be holding a rallying point before the trial!

Want more information on Alabama’s anti-cruelty statutes? Read here: http://wp.me/pJ26a-U3

{bo & luke’s trial is on – monday, december 12, 3:30pm – saraland, al}

December 3, 2011

PLEASE JOIN US!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th IN SARALAND, ALABAMA!

We are rallying together before the trial of Rodney Loper, Bo & Luke’s former owner. This man is accused of leaving these dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks. He is currently being charged with second degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor in the state of Alabama. During his arraignment in May of 2011, Mr. Loper pleaded “not guilty”.

Since the passing of Gucci’s Law (Pet Protection Act) in 2000, charges of animal cruelty can warrant a felony charge if the person “intentionally tortures any dog or cat”. More details at the bottom of this post.

*     *     *     *     *

Take a look at the photos of Bo & Luke.

Consider their circumstances.

Would you consider leaving two dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks “intentional torture”?

WE SURE DO!

*     *     *     *     *

JOIN US as we take a stand and demand harsher punishment for animal abusers.

JOIN US in asking that Mr. Loper’s charge be upped to a felony charge.

JOIN US in a show of support for these sweet boys (we’ll be handing out fliers and posters before the trial).

JOIN US on Monday, December 12th in Saraland, AL and help us take a stand for these sweet boys who cannot speak for themselves!

We need your help.

Help us pack the courtroom and make a stand!

*     *     *     *     *

The trial is scheduled for 3:30pm on Monday, December 12th.

3:30pm

Saraland Municipal Court

937 Highway 43 South

Saraland, AL

We are calling daily to reconfirm the date/time and will keep you abreast of any changes that may occur.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL: bonniebluerescue@gmail.com

*     *    *     *     *

CAN’T PHYSICALLY JOIN US? YOU CAN STILL HELP!

Would you JOIN US in calling The Honorable C. Mark Erwin – the judge for this case (251.675.5393) & the prosecutor, Jeffrey Perloff (251.478.6899) between now and Monday, December 12th and *politely* requesting that they try Mr. Loper under a FELONY CHARGE for INTENTIONAL TORTURE/ANIMAL CRUELTY. Encourage them to administer the most severe sentence allowed by law and send a clear message to their constituents that Saraland takes animal cruelty very seriously.

*      *      *      *      *      *

More information on Alabama’s Animal Cruelty Statutes:
Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency.

§ 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals.
(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly:
(1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or
(2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or
(3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another.
(b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, § 5565.)

§ 13A-11-240. Definitions.
(a) The word “torture” as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.
(b) The word “cruel” as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue.
(c) The words “dog or cat” as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family.
(Act 2000-615, p. 1252, § 1.)

§ 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees.
(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree if he or she intentionally tortures any dog or cat or skins a domestic dog or cat or offers for sale or exchange or offers to buy or exchange the fur, hide, or pelt of a domestic dog or cat. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree is a Class C felony. A conviction for a felony pursuant to this section shall not be considered a felony for purposes of the Habitual Felony Offender Act, Section 13A-5-9 to 13A-5-10.1, inclusive.
(b) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree if he or she, in a cruel manner, overloads, overdrives, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, unnecessarily or cruelly beats, injuries, mutilates, or causes the same to be done. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

1 1/2 weeks to go…

September 22, 2011

and Bo is done with heartworm treatment.

He celebrated this week by spending a little time ‘walking’ around the yard.

Or trotting, if you will. 🙂

Can’t wait for this handsome guy to be heartworm free and get back to zooming around!

To his friends and supporters who helped sponsor his heartworm treatment – thank you, thank you, thank you. You have been an integral part of helping us save his life.

And doesn’t this look like a pup who is happy to be alive?

{bo & luke} – you can help!

July 20, 2011

PLEASE JOIN US!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th IN SARALAND, ALABAMA!

We are rallying together before the trial of Rodney Loper, Bo & Luke’s former owner. This man is accused of leaving these dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks. He is currently being charged with second degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor in the state of Alabama. During his arraignment in May of 2011, Mr. Loper pleaded “not guilty”.

Since the passing of Gucci’s Law (Pet Protection Act) in 2000, charges of animal cruelty can warrant a felony charge if the person “intentionally tortures any dog or cat”. More details at the bottom of this post.

*     *     *     *     *

Take a look at the photos of Bo & Luke.

Consider their circumstances.

Would you consider leaving two dogs without food or water for 4+ weeks “intentional torture”?

WE SURE DO!

*     *     *     *     *

JOIN US as we take a stand and demand harsher punishment for animal abusers.

JOIN US in asking that Mr. Loper’s charge be upped to a felony charge.

JOIN US in a show of support for these sweet boys (we’ll be handing out fliers and posters before the trial).

JOIN US on Monday, December 12th in Saraland, AL and help us take a stand for these sweet boys who cannot speak for themselves!

We need your help.

Help us pack the courtroom and make a stand!

*     *     *     *     *

The trial is scheduled for 3:30pm on Monday, December 12th.

3:30pm

Saraland Municipal Court

937 Highway 43 South

Saraland, AL

We are calling daily to reconfirm the date/time and will keep you abreast of any changes that may occur.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL: bonniebluerescue@gmail.com

*     *    *     *     *

CAN’T PHYSICALLY JOIN US? YOU CAN STILL HELP!

Would you JOIN US in calling The Honorable C. Mark Erwin – the judge for this case (251.675.5393) & the prosecutor, Jeffrey Perloff (251.478.6899) between now and Monday, December 12th and *politely* requesting that they try Mr. Loper under a FELONY CHARGE for INTENTIONAL TORTURE/ANIMAL CRUELTY. Encourage them to administer the most severe sentence allowed by law and send a clear message to their constituents that Saraland takes animal cruelty very seriously.

* * * * * *

More information on Alabama’s Animal Cruelty Statutes:
Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency.

§ 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals.
(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly:
(1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or
(2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or
(3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another.
(b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, § 5565.)

§ 13A-11-240. Definitions.
(a) The word “torture” as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.
(b) The word “cruel” as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue.
(c) The words “dog or cat” as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family.
(Act 2000-615, p. 1252, § 1.)

§ 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees.
(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree if he or she intentionally tortures any dog or cat or skins a domestic dog or cat or offers for sale or exchange or offers to buy or exchange the fur, hide, or pelt of a domestic dog or cat. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree is a Class C felony. A conviction for a felony pursuant to this section shall not be considered a felony for purposes of the Habitual Felony Offender Act, Section 13A-5-9 to 13A-5-10.1, inclusive.
(b) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree if he or she, in a cruel manner, overloads, overdrives, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, unnecessarily or cruelly beats, injuries, mutilates, or causes the same to be done. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

{bo & luke} – the trial is here!

July 19, 2011

Remember Bo & Luke?

Our sweet, sweet rescue pups from Mobile, AL?

When they first came joined us in rescue they looked like this:

These boys had been left behind when their old owner moved out of his rental home.

Bo was left in a crate too small for him, Luke left tied to a tree.

Both left without food and water.

For 4+ weeks.

 They were left to die.

*     *     *     *     *

On Monday, December 12th the gentlemen whose name is engraved on the collars these pups are wearing {see above photos} will be in court.

He is being charged with second degree animal cruelty, a misdemeanor charge in the state of Alabama.

At his last court appearance in May he pled “not guilty”.

Somehow, we seem to think otherwise.

*     *     *     *     *

We are pushing to get his charged upped to a felony charged based on Gucci’s Law (The Alabama Pet Protection Act) which passed in Alabama in 2000. This law allows for animal cruelty in the first degree to be  a Class C felony “if he or she intentionally tortures any dog or cat” (Code of Alabama 13A-11-241(a)). Currently, his charges consist of a Class A misdemeanor for cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree.

*     *     *     *     *

If you’re in the Mobile/Saraland, AL area on MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th – will you join us?

We will have signs to support sweet Bo & Luke and would love to fill the courtroom in a show of support for these sweet pups. But we need help holding signs and handing out fliers!

If you can’t join us in Alabama on Monday, can you join us in sending positive thoughts and prayers our way?

Please email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for more information on the upcoming court date and how you can help!