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Postby saveanangel » September 26th, 2010, 10:18 am

Hi my name is Kristie and I'm writing from New Orleans, LA. My husband and I have 3 dogs that we love like children. We are the founders of an organization called Save-An-Angel; our mission is to help dogs with cancer receive life-saving treatments. We aren't technically a rescue, but we are trying to help out wherever we can.

The shelters in our area have been overflowing since the oil spill - the majority of the tenants are owner surrenders. Louisiana doesn't allow pit-bull adoptions, so most are euthanized unless a rescue pulls them out. We recently started fostering pit-bulls to try and save these amazing dogs.

We are interested in learning more about the breed and how to make their transitions easier. We'd like to know more about the basics too like training, pack behavior, aggression and anything else that will help us communicate better with our dogs. We were referred to PBT by a dear Facebook friend. This forum has brought us into contact with so many wonderful people, and we are grateful finally be a part of it :)

I look forward to meeting you!

Most Sincerely,

Kristie
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Postby hugapitbull » September 26th, 2010, 11:20 am

Welcome Kristie! I've been following Angel Sullen's treatment and recovery - a beautiful success story!

It is a shame NO is facing another pit bull (and general pet) crisis so soon after Katrina. We spent a weekend after Katrina doing volunteer work at Lamar Dixon/Ascenion Parrish Shelter, it was so heartbreaking.

You have come to a great place to learn the characteristics of the breed. I've learned so much in the time I've been here, and this group is the reason our adoptee, Duke, is alive and thriving. They gave us the tips and support we needed to get past a crisis that well could have been his end. A year later, he still needs some work, but he has come such a long, long way. A little love, and patience with these wonderful animals goes a long way.
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
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Postby iluvk9 » September 26th, 2010, 12:40 pm

Welcome, Kristie! :wave2: What a WONDERFUL rescue you have started!
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Postby HappyChick » September 26th, 2010, 1:08 pm

Welcome Kristie and gang!!

Glad to see you made it over here! For those who aren't familiar with you all, can you tell about your dogs and post some pictures?

Many of us who have travelled the cancer road with our beloved dogs know of Angel's amazing story! She is an inspiration and gives people what they need most in a sad cancer situation - HOPE.

As I told you on FB, there is a WEALTH of information on the forum! After you are given access, you can post about the issues you are having with Nola and your gang.
Angie & crew

http://www.epitome-dog-rescue.org

My beloved Vincenzo 07/22/05 - 11/16/09 forever in my heart. Cancer sucks.
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Postby madremissy » September 26th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Hello and Welcome Kristie.

I to have been following Angel's story and she is an inspiration to us all.
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Postby amazincc » September 26th, 2010, 2:46 pm

Hi, Kristie!!!! Welcome to PBT!!! :wave2: :D
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 26th, 2010, 5:59 pm

Hi and welcome!
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo

"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw
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Postby Pit♥bull » September 26th, 2010, 7:03 pm

Welcome to PBT :)
We'll look forward to meeting you our next trip to the 'big easy'.
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Postby airwalk » September 26th, 2010, 9:09 pm

Welcome Kristie.
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Postby BullyLady » September 28th, 2010, 10:40 pm

Welcome! :wave2:
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Postby PetieMarie22 » September 29th, 2010, 9:32 am

Hello!
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Postby Jenn » September 29th, 2010, 10:31 am

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Postby AllAmericanPUP » October 2nd, 2010, 12:39 pm

Hello and Welcome!! :D
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