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TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Couple Rescues Sheba Who Helps To Cope With Loss

TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Couple Rescues Sheba Who Helps To Cope With Loss

My fiance was in the middle of our street talking with neighbors when a tiny kitten of about 8 weeks walked up to them and started crying. They all bent down and petted her, but when it came time for the group to break up, she followed him home. When he let her in to show her to me we noticed she was blind in one eye and had worms very badly. The next day we took her to the vet. They were able to give us medication for her worms but nothing they could do for her eye. As we already had two cats in our small house we decided to take her to the office we ran in the mall to try to find her a good home. Many children wanted her but the parents shied away due to her blind eye. By the end of the day my fiancee had fallen so much in love with her we decided to keep her. Shortly afterwards our cats of 16 & 17 yrs old passed away. Sheba as we named her is the biggest love bug I have ever met and constantly wants to be held. She gives hugs and kisses like a human and everything loves her..human and animals alike…dogs, other cats. She even brought us home another stray whose owners abandoned her when they moved. Earlier this year our two daughters passed away. Without Shebas love and constant kisses, I am not sure we would have made it through that time of our lives. God definitely sent her to us for a reason.

– Jennifer

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sigourney Gives Meaning Of Pet Parent

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sigourney Gives Meaning Of Pet Parent

This year marks the 6th year we have had our furbaby Jasmine. I thank God for her everyday. In 2009, my husband and I were going through a rough time and weren’t really communicating much. It was our anniversary,and a friend who knew we wanted an animal found out through a mutual friend that someone had a dog they didn’t want anymore. Jasmine has helped us not only communicate better with each other, but she saved my life and my marriage. I was also very very depressed, and because of her I am here to tell this story today. After we moved into our house, we found out another fur baby who needed a good home. How could we say no?! So now, we have two fur babies, one of which saved us, the other who we saved from being euthanized. 🙂 I feel that without them in our lives, we wouldn’t be where we are today. My dogs are my children. I wont ever be able to handle having and giving birth to a child, so this is my little bit of happiness. As a “parent”, I feel it is important to be the voice of these animals. They are so fragile, and yet, bounce back like a bouncy ball. I know our second baby was abused before we got him, as he still kind of flinches when we go to pet him. All in all, I feel like my two dogs have really helped me, and I hope they feel I have helped them. 🙂

Sigourney Davis

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Our Rescue Story…The Pinky Lee Nine. By Janna and Christine

Our Rescue Story…The Pinky Lee Nine. By Janna and Christine

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Jade, puppy number one of the Pinky Lee Nine, with the Bret Michaels Signature Ugly Sweater Chance Plush.

We’ve shared the posts and photos of Bret’s many rescue stories, but we have a few of our own.

Over the years we’ve rescued some cats and dogs, too. Stray dogs, and a few cats, are an issue in many parts of the country, but especially in the semi-rural area that we live in. We live on one of those roads that makes it easy to leave a dog and hope that someone takes it in.

It seems that we rescued a new animal every year that we’ve lived here, some we’ve taken in and added to our family, some we’ve taken to rescues. All kinds of dogs, from mixed breeds to bully breeds, we’ve made sure that no dog starves or gets left out in the cold. We’ve taken in abandoned kittens and even a cat with feline leukemia that got to enjoy his short time with a loving family.

This year we took in a beautiful girl named we named Pinky Lee. She had been hanging around for a while before we decided to give her a safe, warm place for the cold nights. Pinky didn’t come alone, a couple weeks later we had nine more little mouths to feed. Pinky had nine adorably cute puppies that are now almost seven weeks old.

Our rescue story happened because we care about the animals, not only in our own home, but in our neighborhood as well. It just so happened that this particular rescue story came with a big commitment to making sure that those nine little puppies and their mama not only survived, but found loving forever homes.

In just a few short weeks, our rescue story starts its next chapter as we carefully place each of the puppies and their mama with their new families. In the meantime, the Pinky Lee Nine are growing up in a loving environment and that is the best part of this rescue story.  You can follow their story on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/PinkyLeeNine) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/pinkylee9).

We want you to share your rescue stories, to share the joy of making a difference in an animal’s life during this season of giving. There is no greater reward that giving a loving home to a pet in need.

Visit the campaign page here: http://www.bretmichaels.com/RescueStory/bretsrescuestory.html

Submit your rescue story here: http://teambretmichaels.com/submityourstory.html

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Heidi Pet Rescues Skyla

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Heidi Pet Rescues Skyla

Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet knows how difficult it is to let go. Last August I lost my Siamese kitty Versace. It broke my heart when she suddenly passed away. It took a few months, but I decided it was time to get a new kitty this year. I was open to adopting an adult cat, or kitten. I kept my search open for a few weeks, checking the various websites daily.

Then in March, I came across a certain cat that caught my eye. She was a Siamese, approximately 3 years old. So I left work, and took an extended lunch break to go meet her. She was at the AZ Humane Society. When they brought her into the little room I knew she would be going home with me. She seemed super sweet, but I could tell something was wrong with her. She’d take a few steps, and tip over! It was like she was tipsy. I discussed this with the H.S. and they said it could be something neurological, or an ear infection, or something. I took my chances, and adopted her. The AZ Humane Society gives a $500.00 voucher of credit to use at a Vet.

When I took her in, she had 2 ear infections. Then in a few days, she came down with a respiratory infection. She was barely eating, or drinking on her own. I burned through the $500.00 credit in no time. I was syringe feeding her food and water. She was so sick; I truly believe she wouldn’t have made it without me. But today she is good, she is a super sweet cat, named Skyla.

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Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Jodi Pet Rescues Special Cats

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Jodi Pet Rescues Special Cats

Our story starts off with 2 cats left for dead on side of road. We rescued them and got them back to health. Years past and we decided we had more to offer. I went back and saved her, took her home to get her all fixed up, her shots, but when we went to get her fixed we found out she was expecting babies. We kept them all and as I was going work I found a box that had a kitten in it on the road. I took him home and loved him. 2 months later we saved a stray cat someone was abusing. I saved his old body from anymore abuse. He lived with us for 4 years and died of old age. We spent happy years with him. I am a proud pet rescue mom and I encourage everyone to be too.

Jodi

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Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Family Pet Rescues Brownie, Becomes Hero & Friend

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Family Pet Rescues Brownie, Becomes Hero & Friend

In April 2012 it was decided we would get a dog, my husband let me be in charge of this and we knew we wanted to adopt from an animal shelter. It had been a rough two years, our oldest daughter had been very sick and in and out of specialty hospitals. I knew it was time for our whole family to have a pet to help them heal from everything we had been through. The search began, and the first dog we wanted from our local humane society fell through, we were next in line on the waiting list. I read a news article a few days later about a huge puppy mill raid on the other side of our state, and the horrific things these poor dogs had been through. It felt right, so we hopped in the car and drove quite a ways to see the dogs from the raid. My daughter kept telling me we needed to see this dog, the poor thing was so scared and shaking. I was hesitant to say the least, my youngest two children are rambunctious to say the least. When we met him and spent time with him in the little room that was it, let’s just say he picked us. Our Brownie had lived in a small kennel with 40 other dogs for the first three years of his life. We took him home and loved him and reassured him, he was scared of everything, he didn’t know what grass was, he was afraid of the wind, for the first two weeks I had to sit a few feet away from him to get him to eat and he would look to me for reassurance. He has blossomed, he loves the snow and car rides, and snuggling on a lap. I often say he deserves to be spoiled because he had such a rough life. But most of all his bond with my daughter can never be overlooked, when she is not feeling well from her medical issues, he won’t leave her side, they are bonded for life. Truly he saved us, and has been a tremendous blessing for our whole family.

Kathy Burgess

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Photo: Britt & Brownie

Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Pet Adopt Helps Family Cope After Bout With Breast Cancer

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Pet Adopt Helps Family Cope After Bout With Breast Cancer

My sweet angel mom passed away from breast cancer on May 10, 2013. She was 80 years young. We were devastated, sadness lingered our home. I thought maybe getting a dog would help with the healing process not only for us but my children as well. So I went to a local animal shelter and there she was, sitting as close as possible to the front gate as if to say pick me! She was so cute and sad at the same time. Snoopy we call her is a Beagle-Hound mix she was 6 months old and in a cage all by herself. I knew that she was meant for us. Since then she is a big part of our family and we love her very much.

Donna Jeffers

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Bonnie Adopts Ralphie!

TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Bonnie Adopts Ralphie!

My son is doing an internship at a place called Animal House, which is where dogs and cats are sent from the pound so that they are not put to sleep. Anyways, my son was telling me stories about the dogs and I decided I wanted to go take a look. My other dog Tiberius seemed depressed after Dargo left, which was my son’s ex-girlfriends’ dog. My mom and I went down to Animal House to look at the dogs and as we walked through looking at the dogs which were all so precious we came upon a pen where there were several puppies and before I knew it there was this pup named Ralphie who started waving his paws, “like take me please”. I immediately said, “this is the one” and my son smiled. We got to take the dog to the family pen where we got to spend time with him. I wondered about Tiberius and was worried if he would be ok with this pup so I went back home picked Tiberius up and went back to the Animal House and they brought Ralphie out to the pen where we spent time together. Next thing I knew I was putting the $25 down to adopt the pet and they told me to return on Sunday with the rest of the money after Ralphie got fixed and got a chip put in. Needless to say we are now the proud owners of this cute little Chorgy named Ralphie. He is my Christmas to all my family but really my dog.. LOL! He loves sleeping right next to me. By the way he is sporting a Bret Michaels collar from the Pets Rock collection at Petsmart.

Bonnie Lynn Katzell Muench

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Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Do It For The Dogs

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Do It For The Dogs

Dear Bret,

We are a Non-Profit animal rescue in Grove, OK. We Need Your Help! We are starting our first expansion and renovation in 30 years of existence! One of our goals is to build 18 more Indoor dog kennels with outdoor access so that all our dogs will be protected from the Oklahoma winters/frozen water buckets and sweltering heat in the summer. We saved over 700 dogs and cats last year, all through donations, our Thrift Shop and the hard work of our volunteers/workers. We work with our community and schools to present humane animal education and to promote volunteering so they can appreciate the intensive effort required in caring for the animals awaiting adoption. Through education, we are creating guardians who may help the animals or who may even run our shelter in the future. We believe volunteering builds a strong sense of selflessness and compassion in adults and children alike. We need help raising funds for our modest renovation – our goal is to raise $350,000. As a Non-Profit, we are really stepping out in faith that we can raise this money but it will take generous donors. We are a no-kill, Life Saving organization. I’ve attached a picture of Cassie, one of our wonderful Shelter workers with Jethro the Bassett and Bandana Man! We have just recently partnered with Rescue Waggin so we are very excited to save even more lives through PetSmart’s great program and we know you are very involved with them too! Our fund raising brochure is on our website (top in yellow “Capital Campaign brochure”. We don’t have a hometown hero to champion our cause,maybe you could help or get the word out on your facebook or website www.doitforthedogs.com to help us generate funds – save more lives just like Jethro?! We believe our fund raising slogan says it all: We are their Shelter, but You are their Future! We have a facebook site: Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. Our mailing address: P.O. Box 451205; Grove, OK 74345-1205. My name is Laura Roberts, I am a volunteer and help take the pictures that we post to help save lives….Thank You for all you do and for bringing the importance of Rescue to your fans, you really do Rock!

– Laura

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Bret Michaels’ “Chance” Plush Toy is available now at PetSmart stores and online.

Bret Michaels’ “Chance” Plush Toy is available now at PetSmart stores and online.

The Bret Michaels’ “Chance” Plush Toy is back and available now at PetSmart stores and online? Can’t get to a store near you to pick one up? Click HERE or go online and order at PetSmart.com today before these plush toys are gone!

Chance is one of the many offerings of the Luv-A-Pet collection, from which 10% of each purchase goes to PetSmart Charities.

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