• Thank you for being a friend ❤
    Jan 17, 2022

    Thank you for being a friend ❤

    "Our Lady of Grateful Camaraderie, Betty White"

    Honoring our Lady of Grateful Camaraderie for her 100 birthday, this tribute painting of Betty White has been created to bring you warmth and joy in her memory. lindsayvanek.myshopify.com/

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  • Our hearts are just broken for Lily and her mom 💔 Her mommy reached out to us asking if we could help her rescue Lily from
    Jan 14, 2022

    Our hearts are just broken for Lily and her mom 💔 Her mommy reached out to us asking if we could help her rescue Lily from the shelter where she had been for over a month. Lily was very sick and as you all saw, emergency surgery was done to remove a huge polyp from her throat that was blocking her airway and eustachian tube. Lily was very frail, she was skin and bones weighing in at only 5# 😥

    We had just seen Lily on Wed and she was doing good and even gained 1/2 pound however yesterday she stopped eating and today, as you can see in this photo, she could not even stand and was letting her mommy know she was ready 💔 Our thoughts and prayers are with her heart broken mommy today as she held Lily in her arms to say a loving good bye 💔 We are so grateful we could help her bring Lily home, even if for a short time, where she would know only love, kindness and how much her life mattered ❤

    Tonight the skies will light up with a brand new shining star as the heavens welcome home another brand new angel. RIP sweet Lily, gone but never forgotten ❤

  • Happy Thursday from Bentley ❤️ His mommy just adores him and we can understand why ❤️
    Jan 13, 2022

    Happy Thursday from Bentley ❤️ His mommy just adores him and we can understand why ❤️

  • And the most unusual guest at the clinic for 2022 has to go to this little guy/gal 🤣🤣🤣
    Jan 13, 2022

    And the most unusual guest at the clinic for 2022 has to go to this little guy/gal 🤣🤣🤣

  • Look who was in today for a recheck and gained 1/2 pound!
    Jan 12, 2022

    Look who was in today for a recheck and gained 1/2 pound! Lily is doing good and will be back in a week for another recheck ❤

  • Happy Wednesday from our Bitsy ❤️ One day at a time she is still enjoying her gift of life and love and some of this
    Jan 12, 2022

    Happy Wednesday from our Bitsy ❤️ One day at a time she is still enjoying her gift of life and love and some of this beautiful So Ca sunshine today ❤️

  • For 10 years Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.
    Jan 12, 2022

    For 10 years Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. has been rescuing senior, special medical needs and end of life animals. For 10 years we have been transparent in how we treat our animals, donors, and supporters, always posting updates, medical conditions, medical estimates, invoices, adoptions and sadly, when our animals have crossed over the bridge. For 10 years we have never placed an animal in harm’s way and when we have faced a situation that was not a good fit for the animal, we relocated immediately. In written correspondence with LNPB and in our critic’s own words of letting us know how disappointed she was with us, “After 10 years of Stellar rescue and service to the community”, I, Toby, am disappointed at her behavior and her supporters, who have ignored LNPB’s many years of service and support. I would now like to address, according to our critic, the “lies that have come out” and other issues our critic has asserted.

    On 10/24/2021, LNPB received a phone call that one of our most loyal, kind, and caring fosters had suffered a medical emergency. This foster has been with LNPB for over 9 years and has helped us help so many animals, most of whom, thanks to her, went on to live so much longer than their initial life expectancy. I had been in contact with the foster just days before and not one day passed, in the whole time she was a foster, that she did not post photos and updates of our animals. Over the last 9 years, she was always diligent about getting all animals to their medical appointments, up to and including days before her accident. Outside of their on-going medical care, there were never any issues, except on occasion I would get on her about whether or not she was giving medications as directed. In 9 years, not one veterinarian advised me that this foster was not caring for our animals, harming them in any way, or not following medical orders, not one!

    When the question arose about medications and once we sorted it all out, we would learn that some could be discontinued and others, such as eye and ear meds, which are difficult for most of us to administer, were being administered to the best of our foster’s ability. Some pain medication, once all sorted out, we would learn was on an “as need basis” for most and that was a judgement call on the foster as it is on any foster caring for an animal. Those that were on pain medication for long periods of time, were always brought in for rechecks and blood work before any refills, this foster always complied with all visits.

    Was I angry at the recent situation, did I go off on a rant, did I say things in anger, did I jump to conclusions on 10/24, did I react and add fuel the fire in confidence to whom I thought was a friend? You bet I did, you have all seen the screen shots of those by now. Though not an excuse, I had just been blindsided by what had happened, I was concerned for our dogs and I was concerned for our foster, who is also a friend. Due to our foster’s accident, the foster’s family, concerned for her and her medical condition, tried to immediately deal with the foster’s health and the dogs. They were upset and frantic as anyone would be. The situation was trying.

    Our foster had been incapacitated for days, the dogs, as expected, were roaming freely throughout the house. This situation continued for three days. However, the dogs had been fed, but not let out or walked during that time, and the house was a mess. Once we were made aware of the situation, we acted immediately, called on our critic, someone we thought could assist with the issues, and quickly and safely removed the animals and, at the same time, ensure that our foster had the medical care and support she needed. Once I was able to speak to our foster, I had a better understanding of what exactly happened. Her family also apologized for their initial behavior, but I understood their issues.

    Yes our prior foster was caring for 12 dogs, our critic at one point had 12 dogs, not all of them ours. We had no concerns about the care and condition of the animals, and, as I do with all our fosters caring for LNPB animals, I continued to remind the foster about the importance of administering medications as prescribed, our foster assured me she was doing so.

    The dogs in our prior foster’s care were always clean, well fed, happy, cage-free, loved and cared for, and neatly groomed as needed by the foster herself. Indeed, one week before her accident, her insurance company conducted a home inspection, and found the home in great shape and insurable. We reviewed the home through a live feed as well as photographs, all of which we have. While the prior foster was remodeling a part of the home, it did not interfere with the care of the dogs.

    As for the dogs themselves, Bentley was getting ready to move on to a wonderful home; Betsy, who was clearly hospice, had just arrived 2 days prior to the accident; Bitsy was also getting ready to be moved to another hospice home; Hansel, who when we rescued him, was immediately taken to the amazing neurologist, the same one who treated Pho. He told us there was nothing that could be done for Hansel. We asked about hydrotherapy and the like, and he told us we could try, which we did, however it probably would not help. Nonetheless, the prior foster went that extra mile, had Hansel measured for wheels, which she purchased herself and expressed his bladder daily. Koi and Milo were getting ready to go up for adoption, sadly Rusty had inoperable cancer and we were taking one day at a time; Red had been suffering with end stage dementia and our foster was going to let me know she believed it was nearing their time, until she was injured. Frank and Bowie, our two old gents, had been with our foster a long time, Noel and Pho, who our doctor and our neurologist credit their amazing recovery to the work and care our foster had put in, were going to stay with the foster.

    Once the situation with the foster stabilized, and all the dogs were placed for continued care, we evaluated the prior foster and her long-term commitment and service to LNPB. Our foster had asked to adopt Frank and Bowie, and, after much consideration and discussion with the LNPB Board of Directors and Officers, we agreed she should adopt the two oldest dogs who had been with her for years as she was the only mom they ever knew. While this decision did not sit well with our critic and former transporter, I tried to explain the decision process and why this was a good situation for the dogs and the foster however she refused to speak with me. Our critic also had 4 long-term foster dogs and decided to adopt them. This was her decision, not one forced by LNPB and, as always, we want the best situation and care for each animal and thought this was a good one for her 4 dogs.

    I am attaching photos of the dogs in question, who were with our prior foster when she had her accident. On our critic’s recommendation, several dogs were placed with her friend, on 10/25/2021. On Nov 21, 2021, almost 4 weeks after we placed the dogs with her friend, we picked up Koi for a placement with a forever home. I received a photo of Koi from our critic, showing fecal stains and dried feces on his rear end. Her message questioned “how could our prior foster allow him to get that way.” Remember, shortly after the dogs were taken from our foster, they were brought to the veterinarian for checkups and to sort out and confirm their medication. None were in an unclean or soiled state.
    When we retrieved the other dogs placed with our critic’s friend, we found some in a similar state with dried feces on their rears.

    I could go on and on however that is not what this post is about, it is about telling our side with facts, sharing our photos and screen shots and allowing you to come to your own conclusion. No animal was ever in danger, all animals were well taken care of and all photos and screen shots related to our prior foster are being posted with the full knowledge of our prior foster and with her full consent oh and she also gave me to permission to post her age, she is a very proud 65 years old. LNPB is continuing its mission to save lives and care for animals. This has never stopped and will not be deterred by these past few days. LNPB will continue to save lives, it is just going to look differently moving forward as we have been announcing and posting.

    LNPB will never, ever abandon our prior rescues and we will always help with medical care at the Clinic for those that have been adopted. Thank you for listening and thank you for helping us continue to help so many over these last 10 years.
    LNPB is not, nor has it ever been, about 1 person claiming the glory, it takes a village to save a life and we operate as a "team”. All major decisions are made with the approval and consent of our Officers and Board of Directors, no one acts alone. We care about our animals and we care about those that care for them. Any rescue, many I have spoken with, share their thoughts about how difficult fosters can be, however at the end of the day, for me at least, it is about principles and not personality, and as long as they took excellent care of our rescues, they were appreciated. Thank you for listening and again, thank you for all you do for the animals. As always, stay safe and stay well ❤ tw, LNPB

  • Happy Tuesday from Lily ❤️ Her loving mommy tells us she is doing so much better!
    Jan 11, 2022

    Happy Tuesday from Lily ❤️ Her loving mommy tells us she is doing so much better! Lily will be coming in tomorrow for a recheck ❤️ Thank you to everyone who helped us help Lily find her loving home ❤️

  • Happy Tuesday from Tee Tee, who is enjoying those punk elephants ❤️ Tee Tee was a foster fail over the Holidays and LNPB
    Jan 11, 2022

    Happy Tuesday from Tee Tee, who is enjoying those punk elephants ❤️ Tee Tee was a foster fail over the Holidays and LNPB continues to cover her medical care ❤️ She has suffered with bladder stones over the last year recently had another attack 😩 We got those nasty things removed and she did great ❤️ We are hoping that with her recent change of diet this will be the last time they occur ❤️

  • How your donations helped us continue to help them here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.
    Jan 11, 2022

    How your donations helped us continue to help them here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. in December, 2021 ❤️ Total costs were $7,091.72. Medical $6,825.72, Mileage transport Reimbursement $160.00 and Pay Pal Fees $106.01. Total medical costs for 2021 were $108,464.81! This accounts for 550 VISITS for medical care for our fosters, rescues AND the families and their pets that were faced with emergencies and were low income.

    A huge and heart felt thank you to everyone who donated in December and all year long to help us continue to help them ❤️ tw,LNPB

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