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Homeless Frightened German Shepherd Gets Rescued From Los Angeles River
GodVine.com ^ | 12/28/2012 | None

Posted on 12/28/2012 7:16:56 PM PST by chrisinoc

On Christmas, this big and beautiful shepherd dog was found, frightened and alone, living on the Los Angeles river. Thanks to one amazing man, he was rescued from his life of solitude and starvation.

(Excerpt) Read more at godvine.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; gsd
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1 posted on 12/28/2012 7:17:00 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Eldad seems to do decent work. If I lived in the Los Angeles area, I’d probably support him.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 7:20:37 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: chrisinoc

God’s blessings on this wonderful man. How anyone can abuse an animal or neglect them is beyond me.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 7:35:27 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: chrisinoc
Very nice!

You could tell this dog knew this man was there to help him. I love Sheppard's!

4 posted on 12/28/2012 7:37:51 PM PST by Artcore
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To: chrisinoc
Very nice!

You could tell this dog knew this man was there to help him. I love Sheppard's!

5 posted on 12/28/2012 7:38:15 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Dawgreg
How anyone can abuse an animal or neglect them is beyond me.

Many people are trash. Look at the number of abused and neglected children and elderly.

6 posted on 12/28/2012 7:39:27 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: chrisinoc

Cool video. It’s nice to see something positive posted.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 7:39:52 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Artcore
Doh!

“Sheppard” = Shepherd

8 posted on 12/28/2012 7:40:47 PM PST by Artcore
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To: chrisinoc
I hope that this site, this guy, are real 'cause about all I've ever done is crawl into the bushes with a hot dog and a leash or just sit down with the hot dog and repeat "come on buddy" until the dog relaxes enough to be touched and leashed; about then they are usually happy to go for a walk and then to the vet.

Gotta give the guy credit; I'd have been pretty much frozen stiff half way up that ladder (and and I collected legitimate jump pay for a couple of years).

9 posted on 12/28/2012 7:41:13 PM PST by norton
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To: Alaska Wolf

Another great German shepherd rescue story from Fairbanks, Alaska. Hopefully this one will have a good ending as well.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/A-Christmas-Miracle-for-Thor-/37677

A big thumbs up to Alaska Airlines who put Thor in cabin instead of cargo on his way to treatment in Sacramento CA.

You can follow his recovery here:

https://www.facebook.com/ArcticGermanShepherdRescue


10 posted on 12/28/2012 7:46:57 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Great post, thanks!


11 posted on 12/28/2012 7:48:30 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; joesnuffy; ...
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

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This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

12 posted on 12/28/2012 7:50:03 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dawgreg

From the video only: I am guessing the German shepherd was abandoned because of bad hips. When you see him standing with his rear legs close together it is an indication of hip dysplasia.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 7:56:38 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

I’m glad to see there are people like this in the world. Thank goodness for the saving of Biggie.

Does anyone know if he got adopted?


14 posted on 12/28/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: chrisinoc

We have a GS and she is such a love.

Thanks for this post, it is a wonderful story.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 8:09:40 PM PST by Jvette
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To: chrisinoc

What kind of lowlife dumps their dog when it develops a health problem?


16 posted on 12/28/2012 8:10:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: chrisinoc

I love most dogs; people not so much.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 8:13:15 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Beowulf9

According to the video, Biggie is with Coastal GSR but not on its list of available dogs. Usually a situation like this requires a couple of weeks to evaluate how adoptable a dog is.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 8:14:10 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

This was heartwarming.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 8:15:36 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: chrisinoc

There have been lots of shepherds begging for adoption in the Los Angeles area lately.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 8:18:49 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: chrisinoc

That’s a beautiful story. Thanks for posting it.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 8:26:49 PM PST by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Have you ever been to Compton, CA?


22 posted on 12/28/2012 8:34:00 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

No.I hear it’s a cluster of trash people.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 8:37:44 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Abby4116

Abby416,

There are at least five German shepherd rescues in the southern CA area and between the rescues less than half the German shepherds in county animal shelters are saved. The rest are killed.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County as almost 80 up for adoption.

http://gsroc.org/adoption.asp?sort=PostDateTime&str_search=&Page=1


24 posted on 12/28/2012 8:40:59 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Jonty30
Eldad is awesome...I have another video of his - or you can google for it. He works with a maltese I think named Edie.

That said, in LA, there are dogs on the streets everywhere. No biggie.

25 posted on 12/28/2012 8:48:25 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Ha. About 1/2 of California for the last 3 years. And it doesn't have to be a health problem, just Christmas coming is enough reason. They were recently lined up around the block at Lancaster to drop off their dogs.

California is the worst place ever for a dog. I have a handful of rescued ones at my place from shelters down there.

26 posted on 12/28/2012 8:51:10 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: Jonty30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LqSHfkLvHk


27 posted on 12/28/2012 8:52:00 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: Farmer Dean

People are of little value, let alone some dog. It’s the home of the Crips and the Bloods. There are also numerous Latin gangs too.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 8:52:48 PM PST by EEGator
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To: chrisinoc

Many blessings to all how help the cali dogs. My husband and I spent a small fortune over the last 4 years rescuing them as fast as we could...we’re taking a long break right now - it’s a nightmare down there.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 8:55:52 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: chrisinoc

“Homeless Frightened German Shepherd...”

Probably a single Mom too, recovering from drug abuse and a poodle which used to beat her.


30 posted on 12/28/2012 8:56:50 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Dawgreg

He is going to get so much love back from that dog. I am lucky to have had animals that have never known a day being homeless or unwanted, and I have many that were until I adopted them. I wish none of them knew abandonment, but I can tell you the ones that have been abanadoned, you can tell they are grateful to be in a loving home, in a different way than the ones that have always been.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 9:19:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chrisinoc

That’s what I thought, as well.

Looks like the old guy still has plenty of love to give in the life he has left. Hope he gets adapted.

Sweet story.


32 posted on 12/28/2012 9:19:30 PM PST by Girlene
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To: chrisinoc
Excellent.
33 posted on 12/28/2012 9:35:13 PM PST by blam
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To: Secret Agent Man
"I can tell you the ones that have been abanadoned, you can tell they are grateful to be in a loving home, in a different way than the ones that have always been."

I agree 100%.

Click on my name to see some.

34 posted on 12/28/2012 9:38:02 PM PST by blam
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To: Girlene

Biggie’s probably not an old dog, judging by the gray on his muzzle. He is perhaps five years old at the most.


35 posted on 12/28/2012 9:50:59 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Farmer Dean

We’re on our 3rd GSD rescue. Our latest guy had health issues, his owners said they were moving and couldn’t take him. Yeah, right. He was 8 when we got him, he’s 14 now. Sure, he has some issues, what 14 year old dog doesn’t? I love GSD’s. We’re going to take a break after this one, since we rescue elder dogs. Everyone want’s puppies or young dogs, we take in the ones no one wants. It is fabulous!


36 posted on 12/28/2012 9:53:56 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
Indy,

Thanks for caring for the older dogs.

I am on my seventh and eighth GS rescue adoptee, five from the GSR of Orange County (CA), plus six foster dogs. All of my adoptees were hard to adopt dogs because of their age or temperment.

37 posted on 12/28/2012 10:25:53 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Thanks, they make great pets, don’t they? and are so loyal and thankful they have a home. One rescue, I stumbled upon a purebred GSD at our local humane society, she came home with us that day. It was pure luck I was there, and she was there. I was looking for a puppy for my parents, I came home with an 8 year old GSD. I couldn’t leave her there.

I really enjoy adopting the dogs no one wants. Isn’t that the point? To rescue a puppy is one thing, to rescue an elder or health issue dog is commitment.


38 posted on 12/28/2012 10:40:58 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Farmer Dean
Take a look at the story at the link, this happened earlier this year:

http://gsroc.org/available_dogs_detail.asp?ID=2427

The volunteer who went out to the shelter thought she was giving LiLi a last day out, turned out she was in better health than thought.

She was adopted by a billionaire's family two weeks after being dumped in a high kill shelter and is now living comfortably in a multimillion dollar home overlooking Newport Beach.

39 posted on 12/28/2012 10:43:21 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

One of my favorite websites, godvine.com.


40 posted on 12/28/2012 10:46:35 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Alaska Wolf

It goes without saying about children. I have to hope there’s a special place in hell for those who abuse or kill the children and elderly.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 10:49:54 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

We have 5 dogs from shelters. We never intended for that to happen but it did. We’re grateful that the Lord has enabled us to give them the best of care and a whole lotta love and they enrich our lives in so many ways. They’re a pleasure. :)


42 posted on 12/28/2012 10:53:22 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: chrisinoc

Been there, done that. It’s so sad to see them in that shape.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 10:54:47 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: chrisinoc

The poor dog is in L.A., a fate worse than death.


44 posted on 12/28/2012 11:01:04 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: Indy Pendance

I adopted my female last year from GSROC because at 11 years old her chances of being adopted were slim. Turns out she has no health issues and has worn out her much younger foster mates. I have to constantly remind her to stop pulling so hard after a three mile walk.


45 posted on 12/28/2012 11:03:10 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc
Here's our guy on the right, 2007: Deja on the left, RIP.

Our granddaughter meeting her new 'granddog'

46 posted on 12/28/2012 11:11:30 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

we just put down our beloved female rescued basset. She was our 3rd rescue, having been given up because she didn’t get along with other dogs... Until she met the boys. Lost two of those 3 to cancer. They don’t live long enough.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 11:19:35 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

God bless you. We all have a breed we are drawn to. I’m inclined to German Shephards, I have no desire for bassets, but you must love the breed. Aren’t we a bunch of saps for loving them? It’s great!


48 posted on 12/28/2012 11:24:09 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

We seem to have been drawn in by chihuahuas, too. Have two rescues.


49 posted on 12/28/2012 11:30:23 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

This is what we do, rescue a dog, isn’t that great! It doesn’t matter the breed, we just do it. These dogs need a home, I’d rescue a mutt, as it happens, I fall into the GSD breed, and they find us.

German Shepherds find us, we don’t find them. This is what we do.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 11:38:12 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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