Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Great Pyrenees Cruelty Cases

One of the biggest angels in Great Pyrenees (and other breeds) rescue is Wy Neeley.  We have worked with her many times to save dogs.  She has gotten very involved in helping the big bunch of GPs caught up in the big Texas cruelty case that you may have heard of.

Here is an email we received:  "The shelter is telling me there are 2 females and 8 males, looks like she was breeding them some. The two girls are HW- but all the males are HW+ all under weight but not badly all are scared to death. 

These dogs are all part of a cruelty seizure by Killeen Animal Control. They were rescued from a hoarding environment with very bad living conditions. These dogs are available to rescue only. Many of them are shy but not aggressive. They are considered URGENT. They need out ASAP or they will be euthanized. We are overloaded at KAC. If Great Pry rescue is interested in any of these, let me know and...
I will be able to provide you with more information. I believe all of them have been de-wormed and given a first round of shots. They have also been heartworm tested. I believe some are neg and some are positive. But like I said, if the rescue is interested in any of them, let me know and I can get more info. For now, here are the pictures. I believe there are 7 pictured that need placement asap.

If anyone can foster or rescue one of these poor babies before they are killed, you can contact ...and she can pull for you. These Pyrs have NO TIME. If anyone can pledge a donation to help with vetting for those who can be saved, that would be great. Thank you. This is truly an emergency. They have to euthanize for space."

After a lot of work by Wy and many others, homes have been found for all 10 of these big GPs - but they need money to transport them this weekend..

Wy set up this chip in - please help save these dogs by making a small donation - thanks!

Message from Wy:

"Per Duste, a transport that will run 4 of the cruelty case Pyrs from TX to CO will cost $650.00. Vetting will run $100.00 for each of the 10 Pyrs (includes Health Certificate for travel). There will not be any Pyrs going to MN as they all found rescues in TX and CO (thank you lord) 

Eileen has worked very hard in getting the transport set up but we are relying on chip in to help us get these dogs up to Co. We have been very lucky in getting rescue groups to take all ten plus one other dog. The dogs leave Saturday (September 1st). These dogs have now a chance for a family and home something they have never had before. Three rescue groups here in TX stepped up and each took two dogs two Co. group stepped up and took two each plus a white shepherd from the same cruelty case. So far we have been very lucky these do not seem to have any health issue. All are scared but working it out in there own time. From what we can see besides being smelly and dirty nothing much is wrong that love and time can not cure we need help in getting them up to the Co. groups. Can you help us?"

Monday, August 20, 2012


Bear is in a kill shelter in Oklahoma and due to be put to sleep this week.

Connie at SOS discovered Bear along with 30 others at the shelter that she is transporting to Chicago this week.  Unfortunately, the the Chicago rescue can't take Bear because of his age and size.

We have reached out to Doreen at  GP Rescue of Oklahoma.  Doreen needs our help to be able to take him - otherwise she cannot afford it.

With our financial support, Doreen can take Bear and find a good home for him.

Please help us if you can – we are trying to raise $500 for him.

All donations go directly from Paypal to National Great Pyrenees Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible.

Please chip in - together we can help save her and many more!

Interested in adopting Hope?  Please contact GPRO rescue at!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Could you chip in $5 to help save this doomed boy?

Gisela emailed and said that Garland is in a high kill gas shelter.  St. Cloud's would like to take him, but they just don't have the money to do so.  Gisela asked for our help.  How could we refuse?

Rosie and Gisela at St. Cloud’s need our help to save this big boy.

Please chip in and help raise $250 for him using the ChipIn.

Our donations will pay to pull him, vet him and get him ready to go a good family.  Your help can save his life!

All donations go directly from Paypal to St. Cloud's Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible. Please chip in - together we can save this one and many more!

If you are interested in adopting, please contact St. Cloud's at

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oklahoma Disaster

Hi Michael and Friends:

I know all of you have been watching the weather reports. And one thing stands out: HOT. The temperatures in Oklahoma are extreme. Dangerous for our 4 legged friends. We here at Save Our Strays, Inc. have been getting phone calls and emails begging us to help take animals. An elderly couple north of Tahlequah have 35 rescue dogs. They cannot take care of them any longer because of the heat. All the dogs are older around 4 years of age. Then the Muskogee Pound called. They have 32 including puppies that have to be out by this Tuesday or they will be killed. We have 16 approved for transport for them. The others will come to our place until we can transport them next week.  The Sallisaw Pound has 14 that have to be moved by Friday. In the last 2 weeks we have received 4 moms and babies. A total of 32 babies. One of the moms, Becki was found by the Illinois River with her tiny puppies. Some of the puppies had a burn on their back. (Picture enclosed). I am transporting them to Chicago this week. Another mom, Maggie and her 9 puppies was from the Muskogee pound. They are going to New York on the 11th. Another mom has demodex mange and so does her 9 babies. It will take us a few weeks to get them better. Already they have their hair growing back in. We have transport this Tuesday to PAWS Chicago, West Surburban Humane Society and Naperville Humane Society in Chicago. Transport will include 34 puppies, which includes Hannah one of the moms and her 4 babies and adult dogs. One thing is certain now in Oklahoma, we have to transport these precious lives out of this dangerous heat. Please help us with this mission. In the next 2 weeks Save Our Strays, Inc. intends are transporting 90 with 3 transports.

Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and concern for these precious lives here in Oklahoma. Dave and Connie

Connie Sue Guthrie President
Save Our Strays, Inc.

Connie and Dave regularly drive around and pick up doomed dogs from shelters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri and take them to rescues in Minnesota, Illinois and New York. These dogs would likely be put to sleep if not for them. Your donations literally make the difference as to whether there is enough gas money for these trips to happen or not and whether these dogs live or die- thanks for your support!