Big Dog Ranch Rescue reaches out for three last chance dogs scheduled to die at shelter

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Three last chance dogs were lucky enough to have been rescued from the open admission Miami-Dade Animal Services on Monday. Barely one day after a holiday weekend, the kennels were crowded, the barking of frightened dogs deafening, and innocent lives were scheduled to die. Big Dog Ranch Rescue was there; the rescue angels who provide love and devotion to the most vulnerable.

Rescuing is not a job for the faint of heart – meet volunteer Jennifer Paige DiCaprio, who frequently shares the freedom walks of the last chance dogs. Her soft, reassuring voice puts them quietly at ease, and with each and every team member at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the ultimate purpose continues – saving the dogs. And on Monday morning, first came two German shepherd blends – Tim and Tanya. Both dogs were so scared, Tim kept his face tightly tucked into the corner of his kennel cage; Tanya barely moved.

“There are days we are grateful that some of these dogs are unable to speak because we probably couldn’t bear to listen to their past, ” the organization posted on their Facebook. “If Tim and Tanya were not rescued by 4:00 p.m. today, they would have been euthanized. We would not let that happen, and in a few  weeks we will be sharing photos of the adjusting to their new life and trusting the world, but they have a long way to go before we get there. Right now they need a trusting foster and a lot of medical care which we are assessing right now. They are very traumatized and will need a lot of love and support. But even in a short time they have come along way with the staff loving support.”

And in addition to the traumatized German shepherds came the addition of Arnold. This adorable four month old puppy had been hit by a bicycle and had been agonizing in pain. He was left, so young to suffer a disabling injury alone. Arnold is on his way to the organization’s veterinary partner where he will receive the emergency help he needs. And then – this adorable little dog, with the happily wagging tail despite his injuries, will be available for adoption and find a life of love, play and companionship.

But now he is on his way to receive amazing veterinary care by our doctors. Arnold will not suffer anymore and hopefully he will make a quick recovery. Then he has his whole life ahead of him, injury-free, where a new family can cherish his resilience and protect him from harm. Thanks to the Rescue, soon this puppy will be able to love, play and run around again!

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Photos and video of three last chance dogs, courtesy of Jennifer Paige DiCaprio and Big Dog Rescue Ranch.

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Check out Tim’s video here. Soon he will feel better:

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  1. HUGE THANK YOU TO BIG DOG RANCH for saving these three beautiful dogs – you just made life better for them – your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated. Please keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you to all involved in saving these poor helpless innocent dogs. My heart and soul aches for each and every dogs all across this country who suffer and are euthanized by the millions every year! It’s TRUELY heartbreaking and so,so unfair! Why can’t we as a society get togeather and come up with different solutions for this out of control overwhelming problem with dogs,the problem is huge and the solution we have to kill them is,in my opinion unacceptable. It has to start at the top with the law makers and the judicial system.Jail those that abuse and neglect animals and those that let them roam,unaltered. How I wish that all puppy mills were outlawed and shut down and that breeders would willing cease and desist for a few years for a start,and vets would go into communities and volunteer their services for spay and neutering,while it’s not a complete solution it’s better than we have now and it’s a start towards trying to put a dent in the over population of dogs. It’s so sad,so heartbreaking and very frustrating! Thank God for all the angels out there that work so hard at rescuing. Happy life to these three fur babies


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