Help save dogs like Truman

Our goal is to save abandoned, stray or lost dogs and find them forever homes. Truman342We make sure they are fed, safe and warm and get medical treatment, but we need your help.

It takes a village.

We’re grateful to you for making it possible to save these dogs (and sometimes cats).

Thank you,

Karen & Jane
(and Artie, Daisy, Truman as of January 1)

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a project of Kind Hearts In Action, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.




Give Champ a home

This  is Champ .  He is a 13 year old champion good boy!   His 83 year old human was taken to the nursing home forever, his little adorable companion shih tzu was immediately taken in.  He was left behind with the drug addict adult daughter who removed his collar and set him out in the yard with the gate open as if to say “go on get out of here”.  He stayed until a neighbor came to his aid.  The daughter said she hadn’t fed him in “a couple days”.  For all that he is sweet, calm and playful .  Even though he is very confused about where his friend and his momma went, he is willing to make new friends.

Champ needs a safe foster or a forever home.  He deserves some comfy pillows and regular meals.  He has spent most of his 13 years outside but is a well mannered guy and likes to go for walks.  He is friendly with other dogs but is a cat chaser.  If you can foster him or give him a forever home please call 323 702 4667.   Donations to Kind Hearts in Action /Under the Porch will be appreciated – but the foster home is the most important thing.

Help make room for Project Hope

Project Hope in Houston is returning to active status following a hiatus this summer. Many dogs had been saved from distemper this spring through the use of Dr. Al SearsNDV serum. The goal of the project has been to treat and document the recovery of distemper dogs. However, before they can return to treating dogs, Project Hope needs to find homes for these two special pups. Brindy is a distemper dog saved with the serum, and Millie was found on the streets and seriously injured. They need homes immediately. So, if you can help, please contact Jane Ward with Project Hope at or Ed Bond at Photos and brief descriptions follow.

Brindy, left, a distemper survivor, with Millie.

Millie needs a home.

Here are photos of Millie, a boxer mix puppy, and Brindy, a we-are-not-sure mix puppy.  They are like twins–and great playmates.  If someone can only take one or the other, I understand, although it will be kind of sad since the two puppies are bonded.

Millie was found wandering with a bottom jaw broken in two places.  The hinges were intact.  After surgery, she is good as new.  She has a little tiny tooth in the wrong place and lost just one bottom canine/has all of the rest of her teeth top and bottom.  Her mouth looks normal and functions fine.

Brindy had Demodex and distemper.  That was back nearly four months ago.  She has the cutest underbite and enamel hyperplasia from being a distemper survivor but you can’t tell unless you pry open her mouth. I was working on the distemper project with Dr. Alson Sears, and Brindy was a recipient of the serum. Using Interceptor daily, per Doc Sears as well, she was cleared of mange and has a beautiful brindle coat with a red sheen.  We have her on a maintenance dose twice a week.  This will need to continue until she is a year or so old. I can go and buy it and send enough along if that helps.

Both puppies are about six-seven months old. They are all people and all dog friendly.  Upbeat, happy, love life puppies.  Ideally, they would stay together in an active home.  Millie especially needs to go out and play, run, etc.  They both loved to keep me company in the kitchen/be taste-testers when I cook and play tug, keep away, etc. very well together especially.  The just gravitated toward each other.

For three or four hours, they are in a playpen (4 foot high) or Millie is crated and Brindy playpen’d but they aren’t able to go a full day without going out/attention.  They are not yet leash-trained.  I have been sick for awhile and now is recovering from a life-threatening case of anemia.

Brindy was spayed at 8 wks (unfortunately the shelter did it before we got involved) and Millie has not been yet.  She just had her first heat.

Thank you!

Beautiful puppy Brindi at Pasadena is in need of a rescue commitment now!


If you can help us with this gorgeous girl please contact us at the Pasadena Humane Society and quote her ID number, A275442. If you can help her by rescuing, adopting or networking her, you can contact us for more information at 626-792-7151 ex. 116 for Lorna, ex. 121 for Kevin, ex. 117 for Ute, ex. 128 for Stephanie and you can email us at, or

Thank you!!

Subject: Beautiful puppy Brindi at Pasadena is in need of a rescue commitment now!
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:54:04 -0700
From: PHS Rescue <>

Meet one of our beautiful baby residents at the Pasadena Humane Society. This is Brindi (A275442) and she is just four months old. She is super cute and take a look at those hilarious ears!

Sadly, she has been at the shelter for a month now and we really need to find her a home as the shelter is very full. We need a commitment for Brindi by Wednesday 15 September at the latest. Please call us now if you can help her!

This little angel is full of adorable puppy mischief and cuddles. She adores getting to play and snuggle and is just a baby in need of a home and some love.

Brindi (A275442) was turned in to us by her owner a month ago with some of her siblings. They have all been adopted now and Brindi is left behind.

Brindi is at a vital point in her development at sixteen weeks old and needs an owner to take her in and teach her all the things other puppies get to learn. Please don’t let her grow up in the shelter.

We think Brindi (A275442) is a German Shepherd mix, she has a terrific brindle coat with white markings and her wonderful ears are just fantastic! Watch a video of her showing off her playful personality by clicking here!

If you can help us with this gorgeous girl please contact us at the Pasadena Humane Society and quote her ID number, A275442. If you can help her by rescuing, adopting or networking her, you can contact us for more information at 626-792-7151 ex. 116 for Lorna, ex. 121 for Kevin, ex. 117 for Ute, ex. 128 for Stephanie and you can email us at, or

Thank you!!

Petie needs a home

Hey Gang

May I introduce you a special boy named Petie, who lives in Taiwan.  Petie had been abandoned by his owner THREE times but ever loyal, he miraculously found his way home even though it was a long distance.

A local Taiwanese rescue group heard Petie’s story from a journalist, who covered his story and had it published in the newspaper. Their mission is to rescue dogs off the streets and get them to safe homes in the U.S. and Canada.  According to witnesses, Petie’s owner is an alcoholic, who used to take out his discontentment and complaint on Petie by kicking and cursing him.  Whenever he was upset, he drove Petie on his motorcycle to a deserted land and dumped him there.  But Petie wasn’t going to be left to die and managed every time to survive and find his way home.

The local rescue reports Petie is a very sweet, happy and friendly boy who can get along with ALL very well.  He is approximately 1 years old, weighs only 24 lbs, neutered and healthy.

Mutt Match L.A. would be honored to take little Petie under our wings but we MUST find a foster first.   The Taiwanese rescue is willing to pay for transport we need to raise some funds to get him checked out by our vet and find him a foster.

This little guy is a special guy indeed, very adoptable who deserves a loving home where he won’t be kicked and dumped to die  PLEASE help us help Petie!

Mutt Match L.A.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit All Breed Rescue
Assisting Humans In Finding Their Paw’erfect Companion

Lucky needs some more luck

From Charlese Uribe of Fort Lauderdale, July 24, 2010:

HEY Ed! Can you please cross post & share this with everyone? Know of anyplace that will do a story on this??? You never know who’s willing to help Lucky walk again! Lucky is a 6 mth pup hit by a car (Pics & Video BELOW) that I (Charlese) personally rescued from MDAS & am fostering & nursing back to health! I’m raising… $ for an Orthopedic Doctor – it may cost a few THOUSAND – for surgery! To make a donation the link is: PLEASE DONATE NOW! No amount is too small! ALL $ raised goes DIRECT to Lucky!!! Lucky’s Picture Album: http://www.facebo… Lucky’s Video on YouTube:

Magoo needs YOU!!

This is Magoo. He was on the list for euthanasia at East Valley Shelter after his owner dropped him off a week prior. HIS OWNER DROPPED HIM OFF TO SHELTER- knowing he would be euth listed  – blind in one eye, with  tumors but still spunky enough to demand walks and treats.

He barely was given a week! I was going there to pull a few other dogs that were approved for a transport to Seattle. Magoo was gonna go to, even though he is 9 yers old, but then the shelter told me about all his health issues. The rescue could only take healthy dogs but I did not have the heart to leave him there. I went ahead and pulled him, acting solely on emotions.  He went to the vet who confirmed what the shelter had told me. His teeth were horrible and his gums were infected.  He is blind in one eye because of a lack of tear production. Had he been given eye drops, his eye would be fine. The vet said it must have been very painful for him. A cataract is starting to form in his “good” eye. He had a few masses on his body, the biggest one was a tennis ball sized mass hanging off his chest. The dental issues was the most pressing due to the infection so I went ahead and scheduled a dental cleaning and mass removal off his chest since he’d already be under anesthesia. The estimate was between $600-800 (with a discount) if there was no need for dental extractions. Well, he had to get 7 teeth removed and the vet wound up removing two masses. My total bill (including blood work) is $1584. The great news is his masses were totally benign cysts! The bad news is I need money to pay his bills! I also really need to find him a home. He is so spunky and has a great and entertaining personality.

I know some of you are not in a position to help out either financially or by giving him a home, but if you can please, please send this e-mail to a few friends, I know together we can raise the funds needed and find him a wonderful home.

My wonderful neighbor has been helping me take care of Magoo and she has a non-profit animal charity that can accept donations for Magoo. This way you can also get a tax write off.  Donations can be made on her site Or you can donate directly to the vet, Redondo Veterinary, 541 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite D, Redondo Beach, CA 90277,  310.376.6056
If you donate directly to the vet, please let me know so I can keep track of my balance.