MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Finding Foster Homes for Dogs: A New Mission for Local Business

Bishop Plumbing in Chicago has taken on finding foster homes for dogs as a “company mission,” one that has a strong place in the hearts and minds of the owner and employees at Bishop Plumbing.  Bishop Plumbing "informs its clients about opportunities to foster dogs, and some of the company’s employees have provided foster homes for the dogs.

After several months with Oakum, his chocolate lab, Bob, the owner of Bishop Plumbing, decided to adopt another dog.  In his search to find a dog to adopt, Bob was very affected by the number of dogs up for adoption due to being abandoned.  He eventually adopted Buster, but he never forgot all those dogs that needed homes. Kristina Curran, one of the company managers, was contacted recently regarding a couple of dogs were in danger of being euthanized at a pound in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Kristina discussed this with Bob and they decided to rescue them! AND find good homes for them.  They developed a list of foster homes from Bishop employees and sent a Bishop truck to Jacksonville to pick up the dogs.  By the time the dogs arrived that afternoon, the two black labs and the white shepherd had all been found homes, thanks to Kristina.

"Bishop Plumbing is now starting an initiative to inform their community of clients about the need for safe homes for dogs who are currently roaming the streets or housed in pounds until the time comes for them to be put down.  If you are interested in either adopting or fostering one of these dogs and rescuing them from these fatal possibilities, please contact Kristina Curran at Bishop Plumbing by calling her at 847-824-1800."

Looking for a new company mission for your business? Why not follow the example of Bishop Plumbing and  network with your employees and clients to find homes for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Colorado Takes Step to Improve Lives of Abused Animals

I just received this email from Lisa Pederson, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and am glad to share this wonderful animal news with you.

"Yesterday was a very good day for abused animals in Colorado! I am happy to tell you Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that makes Colorado much safer for abused and neglected animals.

Bill 1125, Cost of Impound and Care is a historic milestone for Colorado's abused animals. The bill streamlines and clarifies the hearing process in seizures of animals who are impounded under state cruelty charges, providing for a speedier and fair process, and ensuring these animals are not in limbo as the case progresses. This means abused and neglected animals can get the care they need and get into a new loving home more quickly! Guardian rights, animal shelters (such as ours), and of course animals needing assistance were all protected in this legislation.