3/02/03 (Sun) - No new sightings. A dear Friend of Rumble's has
reported that her beloved German Shepherd has just crossed the
Bridge. Our hearts ache for her. Her "Rusty" was a joy
and inspiration to her, and their bond of love was very, very strong.
Our friend has spent many hours physically looking for Rumble and we
treasure our friendship with her. When our beloved pets cross
the Rainbow Bridge, many of us would like some lasting tribute in
their honor. There are many ways to honor our beloved pets,
including just holding the love we shared in our hearts and cherishing
their memories. In our
update of 2/27/03,
we talked about about another good Friend of Rumble's who will be
adopting a homeless dog - - a wonderfully meaningful tribute.
Other friends have purchased bricks engraved with their pet's name
which help fund the cost of new no-kill shelters. Many rescues
and shelters invite you to make a donation in honor of your pet.
One excellent example is
"Angels Rest Memorial" sponsored by
Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Best Friends is one of the largest
groups in the country
working toward making all shelters no-kill shelters. Another
way is an
on-line memorial site which donates a portion of the proceeds to
animal rescues and shelters. There is no best way. Grief
and love are such individual feelings. If you've lost a beloved
pet, our hearts go out to you too. Know that your beloved friend
will live forever in your heart. "'Tis better to have loved
and lost, than never to have loved at all."
3/03/03 (Mon) - No new sightings. Today
we'd like to tell you about two special dogs, each special for a
different reason. One is a lost dog that was found the morning
of 2/28/03 in Richmond, Virginia. He seems young, weighs 50-60
lbs, and might be a Retriever/Lab mix. He's very friendly.
If you know this boy, please call (804) 928-6554.
For a complete description with photo, please visit Rumble's
"Found Friends" page.
The other dog is a Rumble look-alike that a wonderful Friend of
Rumble's alerted us to today.
"Solo" isn't Rumble, but there certainly is a strong similarity.
Solo is in the Franklin County Animal Shelter in
Columbus, OH. If you know of anyone who could give this fellow a
home, that would be so wonderful! To see all the information on
Solo, please visit Rumble's "Just in Case"
page. And while you're there, please take a look a
"Thor" in Richmond, VA. We
understand he's a true treasure. Maybe you know someone who
would love to have such a loving dog and could give him his forever
home. Thank you.
3/04/03 (Tue) - No new sightings. Today we have a request.
One of our own best friends is extremely concerned because her beloved
older dog has just been diagnosed with Degenerative
Neuropathy. He can still walk but must take little breaks.
Thankfully he's not in pain. If any of you have experienced this
condition in your dog and can offer insights on what has worked well
for you, we would be deeply grateful. Does anyone know a way to
stop or slow this condition? We'll gladly share whatever we
learn. If you have helpful information you can share, please
email it to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
3/05/03 (Wed) - No new sightings. Good news! Remember the
young, friendly lost dog that a Friend of Rumble's
found in Richmond, VA
(our report of 3/03/03)? His owners have
been located have been happily reunited with their dog. Turns
out his name is "Heart." The Friend of Rumble's who found and
cared lovingly for Heart, became quite attached to him in the few
short days she had him but was determined to try to find his rightful
owners since she knew that's where he belonged. We sincerely
hope someone like her finds Rumble! This generous-spirited woman
concluded her email to us by saying, "Thanks
for your help. I wish you the best of luck in your search for
Rumble. Just remember my story if you ever run out of hope. There
just might be someone out there who will take Rumble into their home
as I took Heart into mine. I'm sure that person would stop at nothing
to find out where Rumble truly belongs, with his family."
That would be so wonderful....
3/06/03 (Thu) - No new sightings. Today we would like to
introduce "Hans," a new German
Shepherd from Vermont on Rumble's "Just in
Case" page. He was referred to us by a long-time Friend of
Rumble's and seems to be a true treasure. His case is somewhat
urgent because he must be adopted by March 18th.
His situation is that unfortunately his family broke up, necessitating
his placement. The referral information provided to us says, "He
was evaluated and found to be a wonderful and loving dog, alert, and
loving to be petted, taking treats from him was no problem, he is not
at all food aggressive."
If you know of anyone who might give this boy his forever home,
please contact GSD-Rescue.com. Thank you.
3/07/03 (Fri) - No new sightings. The other day we received a
truly heartwarming email from a Friend of Rumble's in Nebraska.
Her words humbled us and touched our hearts deeply. She said:
"I've been following your website for many months now and I simply had
to write to you. I, like many others check in every day to see what
news you have of Rumble, laugh with joy when another "just in case"
dog is adopted, and cry when one is lost. I've gone to just about
every website and rescue shelter you've had a link for and they've
taken me to others. You may not even realize how many lives your
family and Rumble have touched or how many dogs you have saved. I pray
for Rumble every day and I know that there is a reason for everything.
I know you'll never stop looking for Rumble and I want you to know
there are many people praying for you and your family and Rumble."
We are so honored by her words. They have caused us to think a
lot about the "domino effect" of goodness that can happen.
Then yesterday a Friend of Rumble's in Virginia told us about an event
that reinforced the wisdom of what our Nebraska friend had written.
Our Virginia friend was talking with a co-worker who wants to get a
Golden Retriever for his family. Because of what our friend has
read on Rumble's site about various rescue groups, he suggested that
his co-worker adopt a rescued Golden. The co-worker has decided
to do that and will go to the adoption day sponsored by
weekend to find a new family companion. How wonderful! We
are wise enough to know that our role is no more than being one
"domino" in a row of goodness that is happening. Together, we
keep the goodness flowing! Thank you.
3/08/03 (Sat) - No new sightings. We received several wonderful
and inspirational responses to our "domino effect" posting of
yesterday telling us of good things others are doing that started with
something they saw on Rumble's site. There's one particularly
heartwarming story from a Friend of Rumble's in Canada that we'd like
to share with you:
"I too have been following your efforts in trying to locate Rumble. I
am just waiting for the day when you have finally found him. Your
posting of today mentioned the domino effect that your web site is
having. I just wanted to share another arm of this effect. A few
months back, your site linked into the
page maintained by Sylvia Cox for the dogs at the Memphis shelter.
I couldn't believe the amount of beautiful dogs that were being put to
sleep on a daily basis. My sister and I began checking the site
several times a day and sending out pleas to rescues to save some to
the dogs. And we have been very successful as quite a few rescues have
taken action and pulled some of the dogs. Since we are in Canada and
do not have a clear picture of the distances in Tennessee, we have
contacted rescues that maybe were a little farther afield, but most of
them have come through and were not aware of these dogs until we
Also my sister is quite involved with pugs and the proud pugmom of
three. One to the small dog rescues that we had contacted, emailed my
sister back looking for a pug rescue in Chattanooga as there was a
very sick little pug in a high-kill shelter with only a day left.
Since my sister belongs to a North American pug list serv, she was
able to direct them to the correct rescue and the little pug was
saved. This is only a few instances of the spin-offs that the Rumble
website has created. There are probably hundreds or even thousands of
dogs whose lives have been saved or bettered because of it. Rumble
will be returned to you when God decides enough other dogs have been
saved and Rumble's deed is done." [Our note:
here for list of Pug rescue groups in Canada, Australia, and the
Thank you, friends, on behalf of all the dogs you have helped to save.
And thank you for your encouraging words about our Rumble and for
letting us know that he is making a difference.
3/09/03 (Sun) - No new sightings. We've decided that before we
forget the many good things Friends of Rumble have done that started
with something they saw on Rumble's site, we should create a page
where they can be listed. Not surprisingly, we've decided to
call that page "Domino Effects." The
good things it lists are in no particular order. We're writing
them down as we remember them, so if we've missed any, we'd be most
appreciative if you could send us a quick email at
and remind us. (Click here to
visit Rumble's new page.) It is so deeply meaningful to us to
know that because of Rumble, the world is a better place! Our
hearts break daily with missing our boy, but knowing he has inspired
some goodness in this world is some consolation. And as we said
before, we're wise enough to know that we are only one domino in a row
3/10/03 (Mon) - No new sightings. Great news!
"Hans," a "Just in Case" Shepherd
who had to be adopted by March 18th has been adopted. Yay!
He is the 44th "Just in Case" dog to find a forever home. On
another happy note, yesterday we had a delightful visit from some
wonderful Friends of Rumble whom we had not previously met. We
were especially glad to meet these great friends since they've
voluntarily spent many hours trying to help locate Rumble.
Photos are in Rumble's
Scrapbook. Starting at the top and going clockwise, the
photos are of (1) Tim, Sam, Liz, Cutter (Rumble's cousin), and Gypsy
(Rumble's maternal grandmother, i.e. Bita's mom); (2) Sam, Liz, Chili
(Rumble's sister), Bita (facing camera, Rumble's mom), and Gypsy; (3)
Tim, Sam, Liz, Cutter, and Gypsy; (4) Sam, Liz, Chili, Bita, Sharona
(facing camera, Rumble's great aunt), Ever (Rumble's aunt), and
3/11/03 (Tue) - No new sightings. More great news! We
received a very nice email from
Franklin County Ohio Animal Shelter telling
us that "Solo" has been adopted by a wonderful family. Yay!
[We had to smile. :-) We post adopted dogs' names in order of adoption,
so Rumble's "Just in Case" page shows:
"Hans" "Solo" Sounds like something straight from Star
Wars!] On another topic, today we'd like to ask your
assistance in identifying a found dog. Do you know the sweet
girl below? The report on her follows, and is also posted on
Rumble's "Found Friends" page:
"She was found in the Three Chopt/Parham
[of Richmond, VA] on 2/21 wearing a
purple mesh collar.
She obviously belonged to someone not too long ago. She's between
12 and 18 months. She can climb a 4 ft. privacy fence and does
not come when she is called. She has a spotted tongue and is
totally intrigued by other dogs. She is either Belgian Tervuren
Shepherd mixed with Chow, or German Shepherd mixed with Chow. She is
crate trained, house broken, LOVES other dogs and is affectionate.
She is not aggressive with dogs, people or food. We have given her
all of her shots, had a fecal analysis done for parasites/negative,
and she has been spayed. She is a reddish color, tipped in
brown with a black muzzle. She is about a year old and has nice
house manners. The SPCA has approved her for a "surrender" dog,
but they don't have a space yet. If I am unable to locate her owners,
I would love to find her a home with another dog(s) and with folks who
like active and happy dogs. I won't get my hopes up, but it's hard
not to. This will be the third week end with her...."
If you recognize
this sweet girl with the purple mesh collar and the spotted tongue,
please call Kathi at
804-662-7133 (work) or
804-346-8315 (home), or
email her at email@example.com.
Thank you! Maybe together we can reunite this girl with her
family, just like we helped with
3/12/03 (Wed) - No new sightings. Today we'd like to tell you
about a new German Shepherd,
"Granger," posted on Rumble's "Just in
Case" page. At 120 lbs, this huge fellow is just about as
big as Rumble and is quite handsome. A Friend of Rumble's
referred him to us, "just in case." Even though this isn't our
boy, we are so grateful that this wonderful person took the time to
ask. (And we certainly can see a resemblance!) Thank you
so much to those of you who are keeping a watch out for our boy.
We also received word of a missing black sable German Shepherd in
"Kira" is a Wilderness Area Search Dog with the Georgia Rescue Dog
Association (GARDA). She has been missing since Friday, March
7th. A reward is being offered for her return. She is 18
months old. Please contact GARDA at 770-843-9841 or
with any information. Please
for the announcement about Kira on GARDA's website. [P.S. Please
also note the correction to yesterday's post.
The Shepherd/Chow Mix girl with the purple collar was found in the Three Chopt/Parham
Richmond, VA, not Buckingham County. Do you recognize
her? To see her photo, please
click here. Thank
3/13/03 (Thu) - No new sightings. Today we have great news.
"Thor" has been adopted!
Since we've posted Thor, we've had several Friends of Rumble
email us about him offering to help. (One is the human Mom of a
cousin of Rumble's who lives in Richmond.) The warm response Thor has
generated has been truly inspiring. We'd like to share with
you what a wonderful shelter volunteer emailed us yesterday:
"Great news! Thor has left the building! He was sent for his neuter
today and one of the volunteers spotted him on a walk with his new
owner on their way home from work this afternoon. She said he was all
over his new owner and just thrilled be out and about!
Thanks so much for your help in getting this great guy's info out
there! Your site has been such an inspiration for so many! Keep up
the great work!"
We are overjoyed for Thor and his new forever family!
Now we need to ask your help with an urgent, heart-wrenching situation.
"Mom & Little Girl" are
in the Memphis Shelter with a "due out" date of March 14th (tomorrow).
They seem so loving and sweet. The pup sleeps on the Mom, which
is so touching.
Sylvia Cox says the Mom won't face the camera. We think she
senses that a terrible thing may happen to her baby. Can anyone
please help? If any rescue group can save these two and give
them a chance, we'll gladly feature them on Rumble's site until they
can find their forever homes. Full details are on Rumble's
"Just in Case" page. Thank you.
3/14/03 (Fri) - No new sightings. Today we'd like to share some
joyous photos with you. Chili's pups received a box of toys from
one of Chili's brothers (who had been saving his allowance). He
sent a colorful assortment of 11 stuffed toys for the pups, and 11
more green ones on behalf of his missing brother Rumble. (Photos
are below and in Rumble's Scrapbook.)
However, even in the midst of our own joy, we can't forget the dogs in
need. We want to add one last plea on behalf of the
Mom and Little Girl in the
Memphis Shelter (click
here for photo and details). Rumble's family has pledged to
pay their adoption fee if anyone will adopt them. They must
be pulled today. Thank you.
3/15/03 (Sat) - No new sightings. We've got wonderful news!
Mom and Little Girl in the
Memphis Shelter were adopted yesterday. How fantastic!
We were touched by the level of the response. We heard from
wonderful Friends of Rumble from all over the country volunteering to
foster or adopt them if someone would pull them. Rumble's
Friends are a truly caring group. Unfortunately, the Memphis
Shelter won't put "holds" on dogs, it requires that all adoptions be
done in person, and it won't accept credit cards. In addition,
we don't have any personal contacts in the Memphis area. The
only way to save a Memphis Shelter dog is to drive there in person or
have someone in the area pull the dog for you. Many of the
rescuers in the area belong to an open Yahoo discussion group called
"Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee," (RAOT) so posting there
can sometimes help.
Sylvia Cox's site recommends calling RAOT at
901-353-1805 for assistance with local adoptions. If you know of
rescue groups in the area, some of them may be able to pull a dog,
although they might not necessarily be able to foster it if they're
already over-extended. Temporary boarding in a vet's office or
kennel is another possible option. Saving a dog from the Memphis
Shelter when you're at a distance can be very difficult, which is why
we're especially overjoyed that the
Mom and Little Girl were
adopted. Double yay!
3/16/03 (Sun) - No new sightings. More great news! We
contacted the fine rescuers at
Creatures Great And Small
in Hendersonville, NC regarding
"Granger," the large, handsome fellow on Rumble's
"Just in Case" page. They told
us he's been adopted into a wonderful family. Yay! After
visiting Rumble's "Just in Case" page, the folks at
Creatures Great And Small
then proceeded to try to rescue
Mom and Little Girl.
What absolute angels! They were of course told the good news
that Mom and Little Girl had already been adopted, but how wonderful
of them for offering! Today we'd like to ask anyone looking for
a family companion to consider "Kobe"
if you're in Northern Virginia. He's described as "a marvelous
bi-color German Shepherd from champion lines." He's living
outdoors right now and needs a forever home and someone to love. Thank
3/17/03 (Mon) - No new sightings. We recently read such a
touching and heartwarming story about a little, blind, homeless dog
that finds love and a forever family, that we would like to share it
with you. The best part is that it's true. We don't know
the people who adopted "Nancy," but their hearts must be pure gold!
The story isn't long and is well worth reading. To read it,
click here. To see lovely photos of the little dog, "Nancy,"
happily exploring the garden of her new home,
Note: Late-breaking update. A Friend of Rumble's in
Shallotte, NC has just lost her 3-year-old red rough-coated female
Chow. "Chow-Chow" is 22" tall and around 45-55 lbs. She was lost from
Shellpoint Rd in Shallotte, NC, and may be headed toward HWY 17 East
in Supply, toward her old home on Supply St. For additional
details and contact information, please visit Rumble's
"Lost Friends" page.
(We hope to have a photo tomorrow.)
3/18/03 (Tue) - No new sightings. A friend of ours shared a very
interesting article on the amazing ability dogs have to communicate
with humans, and how that ability has existed for about 15,000 years.
The article states that in sharing food, shelter, survival, and play,
modern dogs have somehow genetically acquired an insight about humans
that has earned them the title of man's best friend. (We could have
told them that!) "It
looks like dogs really do understand what we are trying to tell them,
they are thinking about what we want, and they understand that we are
trying to communicate," said Brian Hare of Harvard University, who
authored one of the studies. According to
the article, not only did the dogs Hare tested pick up on what human
researchers were trying to convey, they surprised scientists by doing
it much better than other species, even wolves and chimpanzees.
To read the full article (which isn't long),
click here. To read more about Brian Hare's study in the
3/19/03 (Wed) - No new sightings. Today we'd like to ask your
help in trying to save a very special fellow. We don't know his
name, so we're calling him "Adam."
Adam is a 2-year-old German Shepherd or GSD mix and is in New Iberia,
LA. The volunteer who sent us the information on Adam sees
hundreds of dogs weekly and thinks this fellow is truly special.
He's described as, "calm, well-mannered, sweet, and friendly and
would make a wonderful family pet." He's quite large and
beautiful too. (We're told the photo doesn't do him justice.)
Despite his wonderful characteristics, this boy was scheduled to be
PTS yesterday. It's only because our friend begged the
shelter to give him a few more days that we even have a hope of saving
him. This Friend of Rumble's is a true angel! Can
anyone possibly help get this boy to safety? He sounds like such
a treasure! To read more about Adam, please visit Rumble's
"Just in Case" page. Thank you.
3/20/03 (Thu) - No new sightings. Some dear friends of ours who
live in Powhatan County sent us a newspaper article entitled,
"Buckingham Pet Dogs are Missing." (Copy below and in
"Rumble's Scrapbook.") As you
may recall, the last sighting of Rumble was in Buckingham County.
Since concern for missing dogs is something we all share, we wanted to
let you see a copy of the article too. To steal someone's
beloved family companion is a terrible and heartless crime. If
we could plead with thieves who steal pets, we'd say that if they must
steal, please take some material possession and not a creature that we
love as part of our family. Whether or not Buckingham dogs are
actually being stolen, it always pays to take precautions, regardless
of where you live. Yesterday we heard from a Friend of Rumble's
in Louisiana who is heartbroken because her dog was stolen from her
front yard. It can happen anywhere. (P.S. One more
reason to microchip [see update of 3/01/03].
That can serve as proof of your ownership when your dog is located.)
3/21/03 (Fri) - No new sightings. The
human mom of "Kelsey" the Border Collie (see Kelsey's photo on
"Green Ribbon Photos for Rumble")
has sent us some wonderful information she read about. We'd like
to share it with you because it's so valuable. It's a listing of
various pet registration and recovery services. Click on the
names to visit their websites. (Note: This isn't an
endorsement of any particular company since we're not familiar with
some of these.)
Registration and Animal Recovery Services:
3/22/03 (Sat) - No new sightings. Sometimes we get asked what type of
information is best to put on a "Lost Dog" flyer. When your dog
is first lost, time is of the essence. A dog normally won't
travel more than a few miles a day at most, so the sooner you alert
the area by covering it with flyers, the smaller the radius you need
to cover. (Don't forget to check with local vets and to go in
person to visit local shelters on a daily basis too!)
Photos. The #1 item to include on your flyer is a photo.
Text-only descriptions have a very poor chance of resulting in
recovery of your dog. (If you don't have an electronic version
of a photo, office supply stores and office centers such as Kinko's
usually will scan your photo for a small fee.) Even with photos,
it's amazing how many look-alikes there can be. (We've learned
that!) The photos should be one standing view and one close-up
face view. (One great photo of the whole dog is also fine.) Also, ideally they should not be when the dog was
beautifully groomed. Your goal is to have people recognize your
dog, and he or she will likely be a little dirty and unkempt.
(Hint: If you haven't lost your dog, make sure you have these
photos now in case your dog ever does get lost.)
Information to Include. There are certain elements of
information that should be included as a minimum: Breed or
predominant breeds, color or predominant colors, sex, whether neutered
or spayed, age, size (especially approximate weight), name, whether
shy or friendly, any major distinctive features (e.g. "was wearing a
Include phone numbers where you can be reached (normally home and
work). If you have a web page for your dog, include that.
E-mail addresses are optional. No need to include your name or
your home address. If you plan to offer a reward, mention that. (You don't need to
say the amount. If you're offering a lot, it's best to mention
the amount though.) We recommend against phrases such as "Family is
heartbroken," since that might attract unscrupulous people who try to
play on your emotions. Everyone already will know you care about
your dog or you wouldn't be making an effort to find him or her.
Be sure to include a phrase cautioning not to chase your dog since
that may confuse them and cause them to run into traffic.
Cautionary Note. Don't include every distinguishing
feature. Unfortunately there are unscrupulous people who may
call you with a story such as "I'm a truck driver several states away
from you, and I have found your dog. Send me $300 to cover costs
and I'll ship your dog back to you." Ask the person to identify
some distinguishing characteristic about your dog that you haven't
publicized but that they could tell you if they really have him or
her. (Don't make this a yes/no question, since that gives them a
50/50 chance of getting it right.)
Unfortunately, we've learned some of these lessons the hard way, but
we want to share them with you so you'll benefit if you should loose
your beloved pet too. The sooner you act, the better your chance
of getting him or her back unharmed!
3/23/03 (Sun) - No new sightings. Today we would like to ask your help
with a special situation. There is a stunning Shepherd in need
of help. We don't know his name so we're calling him "Mountain"
because of his size and apparent inner strength. We've been told
he's a sweet boy and has not shown any signs of dog or cat aggression
in the shelter. Becky, the volunteer who's trying to find him a home,
says he might be a GSD or a Shiloh Shepherd. He's in a shelter
in Parkersburg, WV because his former owner is now homeless and living
in her car. Perhaps someone might even be interested in
fostering him until his owner gets back on her feet again. The
important thing is that he be saved, one way or another! If you
can help Mountain or know someone who can, please contact Becky at
information on Mountain, please visit Rumble's
"Just in Case" page.
3/24/03 (Mon) - No new sightings. Debbie Hall, the lost dog
expert who has been helping us, is writing a very detailed guide on
what to do if your dog is lost. Because the information that's
already on-line is so valuable, we want to share it with you.
There isn't anyone we know who knows more about what to do if your dog
is lost than Debbie! Please understand that the guide is still
"under construction," but we think it's too valuable to delay sharing
it. The information that's already posted just may make the
difference for someone. Click to view Debbie Hall's
3/25/03 (Tue) - No new sightings. Great news!
"Adam," on Rumble's
"Just in Case" page has been adopted
into his forever home! A wonderful Friend of Rumble's in
Virginia offered to foster him until he could find a forever home.
We were so touched by her generosity! Fortunately Adam found his
forever home right there in Louisiana and didn't need to be fostered.
"Adam" marks a milestone of sorts for all of us. He is the 50th
"Just in Case" dog to be adopted into a forever home! To review
who the first 49 were, please visit Rumble's
"Just in Case Success Stories" and
scroll through the photos. Eight additional "Just in Case" dogs
have been rescued out of life-threatening situations, but still need
to find their own forever homes. (To see their photos and
stories, please click here.)
Every one of the "Just in Case" dogs was helped by all of us working
together. Thank you! The dogs and their new families
especially thank you.
3/26/03 (Wed) - No new sightings. Several Friends of Rumble
forwarded us an inspirational story about "Taffy," a Labrador mix in
Le Mars, Iowa who returned home on March 19th after being gone for
seven months! Taffy had been adopted from the
Siouxland Humane Society five years ago. (Click
here for story.) How very encouraging for us to hear stories
like this! This story reminds us of our favorite quotes on
Rumble's "Your Inspirational
"One should never stop searching for a lost pet, because it will never stop
searching for you."
"The biggest obstacle to recovering a lost pet is that the owners give up
of Boston, Massachusetts
We will never give up looking for Rumble.
3/27/03 (Thu) - No new sightings. A Friend of Rumble's wrote and
said, "Just so you know how important Rumble
is....since becoming a Rumble fan, my 11 year old daughter and I have
begun volunteering at the local "no kill" shelter and I have become an
official member of the
Rottweiler Rescue here in my city. Both our "new" dogs came to us
After following Rumble's site, I finally realized that people who do
rescue work have their hearts broken everyday when they can't save a
dog...but at least they're trying." What wise words!
Our friend's full message has been added to Rumble's
page because she is a heartwarming example to us of how Rumble is
making a difference. Her comments remind us of one of our
One morning a beach was covered with thousands of starfish. A young woman
throwing them back into the ocean as quickly as she could. A man
came along and said, "You're wasting your time. The sun will be
up soon and the starfish will die. There are so many that you
can't possibly make a difference." The young woman, who was in
the midst of tossing a starfish back into the ocean, replied, "It made
a difference for that one."
We pay tribute to
our friend and her daughter, and to all rescue workers who make a very
real difference in the lives of innocent animals every single day.
3/28/03 (Fri) - No new sightings. A Friend of Rumble's has
contacted us about an urgent situation. She is aware of a
lost/abandoned dog that has been fending for itself for quite some
time. He was recently captured by animal control and classified
as "feral." For this reason, he may be euthanized within the
next few days. If anyone is aware of organizations or trainers
that have had success in the past working with feral dogs, we ask you
to let us know who they are and how they can be reached. Please
email us as soon as possible at
if you have information that may help. Thank you.
3/29/03 (Sat) - No new sightings. Today we're featuring a
"Green Ribbon" photo of a wonderful Friend of Rumble's in Virginia, "BJ."
The photo is below and on the "Green
Ribbon Photos for Rumble" page. On a more serious note, we'd
also like to renew our plea for the "Just
in Case" dog, "Mountain," in Parkersburg, WV. He is urgently
in need of a home. It is our sincere hope that someone can open
up their heart and take him in. He's a gorgeous Shepherd, and he
sounds like he would make a wonderful addition to any family.
Please click here to see
Mountain's photo and for contact information on him. Thank you.
3/30/03 (Sun) - No new sightings. We are asking for your help
today regarding two other missing Friends of Rumble:
Kira is a
Wilderness Area Search Dog with the Georgia Rescue Dog Association (GARDA)
and has has been missing since March 7th. She disappeared from a
fenced yard, so it is possible she was
stolen. A $1,000 reward is being offered for her return. She is 18
months old. Please contact GARDA at 770-843-9841 or
with any information. Kira's photos are on Rumble's
"Lost Friends" page.
"Bailey" is a white, 24-lb,
3-1/2 year old unneutered West Highland Terrier. A $500
reward is being offered for Bailey or any information leading to finding him.
He was stolen from a car in Pennsylvania on March 21st,
so he could be anywhere by now. Please call (203) 232-2353 or
Bailey's photos are on Rumble's
"Lost Friends" page.
We have created flyers for both dogs which are linked to their "Lost
Dog" announcements on Rumble's "Lost
Friends" page. Their families and we would very much
appreciate if you could print and post their flyers, particularly if
you're in Georgia (Kira's flyer) or
Pennsylvania (Bailey's flyer).
Thank you. It is simply beyond our comprehension how anyone
could be so heartless as to steal a beloved family member!
3/31/03 (Mon) - No new sightings. Great news!
"Tasha" and "Samantha,"
the 9-year-old "Just in Case" girls from Indiana, have been been
adopted by a wonderful family! These two girls have been
together since they were pups, but when their owner moved at the end
of last year, he abandoned them. (Tasha is a Shepherd mix and
Samantha is a Golden Retriever.) They will finally have the
forever home they deserve!
We would now like to ask for your help with
"Scout," a "Just in Case" German
Shepherd in Portland, OR who sounds like every adopter's dream!
He's extremely handsome, and according to the Humane Society folks in
Portland, he's "very smart, knows lots of commands, appears to be
housebroken, and is affectionate." What more could one want?
Scout is eight years old and weighs 69 lbs. If you know anyone
who could give this wonderful fellow the forever home he so richly
deserves, that would be so good. Scout's picture is on
Rumble's "Just in Case" page.
Contact information to adopt him is also on Rumble's
"Just in Case" page.
Thank you very much.
LATEST SIGHTING: October 16th
(report of 10/19/02)