Author Archive: Lisa J

Saved By Grac(ie)-Allow Her To Grace You With Her Love

Working in rescue is an amazing experience that can touch your life in positive, uplifting ways you never thought possible.  However, there are two sides to rescue and at times so many animals and so many stories of incredible courage, strength and happiness are blurred and pushed to the side due to the overwhelming reasons …

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November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month

Originally posted on Tails From The Fur:
This is a subject extremely close to my heart and one that I believe is full of misconceptions.  Statistically, most people when they come to a shelter to adopt are looking for puppies or “younger” dogs.  I truly understand this and I would never begrudge anyone for adopting.  However, what some…

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When One Door Closes 2×2 Opens!

If you haven’t read the story about Lake County Animal Control and the questionable firing of their Community Liaison, Victoria Beasley, you may want to check out the original story a few posts down, titled Lake County Animal Control & Adoption. If you do know the story, as an animal lover, you know it’s sad, …

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Heartbreaking Punishment

I was saddened even more today when I learned that by order of the Director of Lake County Animal Shelter anyone attending a peaceful gathering/protest on Saturday, June 16th in support of reinstating a valued employee will be BANNED from the shelter.  This includes regular volunteers.  Wow, how truly sad.  My heart is breaking just thinking about the four-footed, …

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Lack of Common Sense, Who Pays the Price?

Being a right-brainer, business strategy is not exactly my forte, it requires a lot of planning and organization.  Creative thinking and  out of the box ideas, that’s my thing, however common sense even when it comes to business I can even claim to possess. As stated in my previous posts the unfortunate position was taken …

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Lake County Animal Control II — Things That Make You Go Hmmm….

As detailed in my last post, Lake County  Animal Control relieved a valued and respected employee from her duties recently and many questions surrounding this termination remain.  Protocol, precedent and power highlight the confusion and the facts just make you want to scratch your head.   The confusing and hard to swallow facts are that even …

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Lake County Animal Control & Adoption

a/k/a Lake County Animal Control & Adoption Eh hem!  Excuse me Lake County as I interrupt today’s politics…. Let me begin by saying how discouraged and sad I am for our county today. Growing up I was always taught and I always strived to do the right thing.  I will be the first to admit …

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(The) Circus is in Town…and Available for Adoption!!

Circus is her name and a circus is exactly where she was rescued from.  Circus a/k/a Flora (which is enormously fitting) is one of 104 dogs taken from a home in Chesterton, Indiana.  The story is rather unreal, just as Schneider; however, even though these dogs were in a terrible situation, they seem to be …

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HELP BRING HATTIE HOME!

Happy Monday!! I know in my last post, I indicated that I would be writing about Circus (Flora) and still have every intention to put her in the spotlight as she deserves.  What I can say is that she is making tremendous progress in her foster home and I can’t wait to tell you all …

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From Schneider to Home – Max’s Story

This is the first entry of follow-up tails I am attempting to put together about the furry victims of the hoarding situations that have plagued the Region over the last few years.  These entries are about the dogs who faced starvation, usocialization, neglect and confusion, and their unbelievable transformations as a result of being saved, loved and part of a family.  Stayed tuned …

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