The Disney Litter will be at the South Tampa Petsmart TOMORROW! Visit www.DogmaRescue.org for more information or to apply to adopt or email Info@DogmaRescue.org! PLEASE SHARE THE CUTENESS! Our Disney pups are looking for Forever Homes!
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Berenstain, The DCC Puppy, wishes everyone a peaceful night.
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Dogma relies solely on donations made by the public to continue its mission of saving good dogs and putting them in the best homes. We have had a couple of close calls and some sleepless nights (and an ulcer that literally defies science!), but we have survived thanks to the generosity of people who believe in us, and we are so grateful. And we've saved almost 900 dogs - not bad for 2 "part-time" dog rescuers with full time jobs, husbands, and families (plus one new baby!), especially since a lot of the dogs have medical needs. Recently, we were "called" to save a dog who possibly needed surgery that would have been far and beyond what we could have afforded. FOHCAS WAS THERE FOR US SO WE COULD HELP THIS DOG! We were able to save the dog from Hillsborough County Animal Services without any fear of the dog's medical bills bankrupting us and putting us out of business permanently. Now, we hustled (Dogma-style, cuz that's how we roll!) and came up with a way to cover the dog's surgery so FOHCAS could apply their funds elsewhere, but we would not have pulled this dog without FOHCAS being there for us at Dogma. FOHCAS was the brain child of Dennis McCullough, who remains a FOHCAS board member, and we are naming the dog Dennis in his honor. FOHCAS will always remain our charity's favorite charity.
At tonight's Animal Advisory Committee, FOHCAS' President made a statement. This is the content of it: "Good evening. I'm Jackie Osborne, President of Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services, FOHCAS. I am here tonight to let the AAC know that FOHCAS has made the decision to no longer support the shelter's current top management and cancel discussions with regards to an agreement to be a partner in fundraising for Animal Services. For about 2 years, FOHCAS has been attempting to negotiate an agreement with the County - very much like other Friends organizations for other County Departments. For those 2 years, we have acted in good faith, supporting the activities of HCAS, funding medical and other services needed by and for the animals in order to help them get adopted and increase the live release rates. After 2 years we finally were able to schedule our first meeting with a County Attorney and Shelter Management to start negotiations. Unfortunately, due to some recent incidents at HCAS, FOHCAS made the decision to terminate discussions. It was a difficult decision, and sadly, the incidents required FOHCAS to enlist the services of an attorney to defend ourselves. One of FOHCAS' Board members, Laura Page, was called to attend a meeting with Scott Trebatoski Director of Animal Services and Ron Spiller, Director of Code Enforcement & Pet Resources Department. She was not informed why she was asked to attend the meeting. When Ms. Page's went to the meeting there was an additional person there, a representative of Assistant County Administrator Dexter Barge, Mariana Llanso, who also happens to have a law degree. In short, Ms. Page was told directly that her posts on her personal FaceBook page that were critical of the County Animal Shelter were counter to a productive working relationship with the County. I received a follow up email from Mr. Trebatoski informing me of the meeting and adding that if FOHCAS wanted to continue a professional working relationship with Animal Services, this criticism needed to stop. What a person says or posts as an individual is none of my business and none of the business of FOHCAS. FOHCAS as an entity has always been publicly supportive of the shelter and it's employees, until today. Let me be clear, in this instance, county officials in a county office, in their official capacity brought a private citizen into a meeting for the specific purpose of silencing public criticism. Our Government, even at this lowest local level, has no right to suppress speech just because they don’t like what is being said. FOHAS and I are speaking out about this now because we need to stand up for our Constitutionally protected First Amendment Rights. Rather than concerning itself with the individual posts by private citizens, we feel these senior county officials need to address the issues brought up to better serve the public and the animals. All FOHCAS has ever attempted to do is benefit the animals at Hillsborough County Animal Services. Our track record will show in spite of all the problems the shelter has had over the last 2+ years, we remained steadfast in that mission and out of the politics. We hope The County will take the appropriate action to make sure this kind of bullying & intimidation never happen again." We want to assure our Village that we will continue our mission as always - helping the animals of Hillsborough County Animal Services/Pet Resource Center. Nothing can change our passion or vision. We thank each of you for your continued support.
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Suarez family portrait!
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Mozart gets to know Sarah Lajevardi before his shoot!
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Sorry Christine! I cut off your head! (This is why we have a PROFESSIONAL photographer take the calendar pics!!)
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So... freakin... handsome!!
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Effie is a beautiful 2 year old 30-35 lb beagle mix who is loving, sweet, and did we mention BEAUTIFUL? Effie is housebroken, crate trained and does well with older male dogs where she can be the QUEEN BEE! Effie has excellent house manners and is doing very well learning to walk on a leash. For more information or to apply to adopt Effie, visit www.DogmaRescue.org
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Dogma Pet Rescue, Inc. was founded on January 6, 2010 and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization as well as a registered charitable organization in the State of Florida (CH34850).
Dogma is an all-volunteer, all-pet rescue with an emphasis on rescuing mixed breed dogs (mutts!) in need. Dogma’s mission is to rescue good dogs, adopt them to the best possible homes and have fun doing it!
Dogma rescues abandoned, abused and displaced dogs who would otherwise have nowhere to go and/or would be euthanized. Dogma is often a rescue of last resort. Dogma pays for all of the necessary vetting of each dog prior to adoption. Every Dogma dog is spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, heartworm tested and vaccinated (age appropriate).More