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Produced by Good Shepherd Dog Animal Rescue, Inc., A Nonprofit Organization

For the benefit and enjoyment of all dogs and their canine fanciers!

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In memorium to the most illustrious guidedog in cyberspace
Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus

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Dog Treats

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Dog Treats: Favorite Canine Recipes. It comes with over 50 succulent dog treat recipes you can make at home! Keep your dog/s healthy and happy!

GSDAR is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals. Get this great collection of favorite canine recipes today! All proceeds will be used to advocate for and save the lives of homeless animals. We have collected over fifty (50+) of our favorite canine treat recipes and assembled them for your easy reference. If you have a large dog or several dogs, you can save hundreds of dollars every year by making your own dog treats at home using these mouth watering recipes. Your dog/s will love you! Don't delay. Get Dog Treats: Favorite Canine Recipes now! This is an eBook which opens automatically and can be read with any browser or word processor; you can also print it out. We will deliver it to your email box with download instructions as soon as receipt of payment is confirmed; hence, there are no high shipping or handling charges.

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Cover photo by Terry Lynch features Brava, a rescued dog.

Good Shephered Dog Animal Rescue (GSDCA), Inc.

Project K9 is a production of Good Shepherd Dog Animal Rescue, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, and provides educational information and resources for the benefit of all dogs and their canine fanciers.

You are invited to join GSDAR! Please complete your membership application today. Thank you for your donation and support!

Buy A Paw

Buy A Paw and help save the life of homeless animals. Click on the paw below to Buy A Paw now. There are three paw sizes: Small Paw $25.00, Medium Paw $50.00, and Large Paw $100.00. When you Buy A Paw it will be added to the Buy A Paw Matrix with your name and/or your email or site link. If you do not want your email or site link listed you may Buy A Paw anonymously. Thank you for Buying A Paw and helping to save the life of homeless animals. Our goal is to get 1,000 initial contributors to fill the Paw Matrix and form a commemorative Wall of Paws in recognition of everyone who helps establish Good Shepherd Dog Animal Rescue, Inc. (GSDAR), through their generous help.

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PAWS 911 Emergency Medical Fund

The PAWS 911 Emergency Medical Fund is a special fund reserved for use in providing veterinarian medicine and care to sick, injured, hurt or harmed animals or other medical expenses for dogs, cats or other animals under the care of GSDAR. Donations to the PAWS 911 Emergency Medical Fund can be made securely thorugh PayPal simply by clicking on the link below:

Please help by making a donation to PAWS 911 Emergency Medical Fund. Donations of all amounts are needed to help immediately to provide medicine and/or veterinarian care for animals. Your support in this regard is much needed and appreciated!

Spay, Neuter & Adopt A Paw Animal Rescue

The Spay, Neuter & Adopt A Paw Animal Rescue campaign is designed as a national program which may be embraced by animal rescue groups and organizations as well as animal lovers everywhere.


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Please help! Buy Spay, Neuter & Adopt Animal Rescue products to help end the cruelty to animals which results from over-population, abandonment and neglect.


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Jade, 84 in people years, died of natural causes 12 Feb., 2009


Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus. This is the last photo every taken of Jade. He was resting in his yard, always on constant guard, extremely alert and aware of everything around him. Jade was a great dog and a very loyal companion! He will be sorely missed. Jade died at 3:20 AM on 12 Feb. 2009 from natural causes. He would have been 12 years old on March 6th. He lived a good life and was a loyal companion to the very end. I loved Jade very much. He did not suffer and has gone to that great dog house in the sky. I petted and kissed him goodbye and buried him in the backyard close to where this last photo of Jade was taken.

Jade served as "The most illustrious guide dog in cyberspace" for 12 years, helping to guide canine lovers around the Internet and provide help and informations to many people. With the loss of Jade, Project K-9 needs a new mascot. If you would like to donate a GSD puppy to serve as the next Project K-9 mascot please contact Terry. Your puppy will have a very good home with a large fenced yard and master who if very familiar with German Shephards, who knows how to train dogs and treat them with humanely with love and affection. You and your kennel is guranteed to get much good publicity, recognition and traffic if you donate an AKC German Shepherd to Project K-9.

Donate a GSD to Project K-9. Contact Terry. You will receive a tax credit equal to the declared value of the dog you donate. To qualify, a puppy must have full AKC registration, be over 8 weeks old, have a good temperament, have all vacinations and be vet checked to be free of worms or other diseases, and show potential to accelerate in obedience training to serve as a working dog around children, the elderly or incapacitated.

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All Good Dogs Go To Heaven!

You may send your condolences to Terry and read a few of those others have sent on Jade's homepage.

New Canine Fancier Gifts and Apparel

You will find a great variety of new canine fancier gifts and apparel in our gallery including calendars, t-shirts, jerseys, posters, prints and many other items.

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New GSD Posters and Prints

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GSD Spiritual Embrace Poster/Print

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Dog Is God Spelled Backwards Campaign. Please help raise awareness. Adopt a dog today and help stop the senseless killing of millions of dogs! Help end the suffering, neglect and abuse of dogs today by adopting a dog from your local animal shelter.

Attention! Earn Money. Become an Affiliate

You can earn money for your canine related group or organization simply by becoming an affiliate of CafePress. Recently (Spring 2007) Cafepress teamed up with Commission Junction. That means that when you join as an affilate and market gifts and apparel created by other affiliates you can earn a 15% commission. All the products you see on this site created by graphic designer, Terry Lynch, and marketed via Cafepress/Commission Junction will earn you a 15% commission if you also market them in your canine related store. This is a great way to earn money to help fund your canine related site, group or organization. You may also use any of Project K9 designs as a button/banner ad to link back to your own canine related site or to canine products that you market. This is a great way to add content to your site and increase traffic. Everyone who love dogs is invited to join in this fun and sucessful marketing of great canine related gifts and apparel today!

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Please shop at our affiliate stores and help sponsor and promote this site. We earn a small commission on every purchase you make during a visit, so please make all your links via this protal! Thank you for your patronage!

Antique Canine Prints

Buy these beautiful digitally remastered antique canine prints! These beautiful works of art have been digitally remastered to restore their color and charm. They make a great way to decorate your home or office, adding a touch of antiquity and class to your living and working area.

Antique dog prints and art digitally remastered
Antique dog prints and art digitally remastered

These antique dog prints and old paintings of various breeds of dogs from the early 1900s, 1800s and beyond, make great gift items! Each canine print has been digitally remastered to restore or enhance its original color and spectacular glory thus creating a new graphic design that is made available upon a variety of popular items. Please buy these old, digitally remastered canine prints to decorate your home, office, school or body! Also if you discover an old photograph, print, lithograph or painting of a dog that needs rescued, please make a photograph or scan of it and send it to Terry Lynch that I may restore it and add it to the gallery for everyone's appreciation. Thank you!

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Stop BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)

Please help stop BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). Watch these BSL music videos and then take action to help. Voice you opinion to those legislators who are considering BSL and if BSL has been proposed in your area or community, please organize and conduct a protest. It is NOT dogs which are the problem; it is foolish and ignorant people! Unfortuantely there is no ISL (idiot specific legislation) to ban corrupt legislators, judges and politicians who will latch on to any emotional, fear fed cause and run with it just so they can remain in power and control and reap the profits of their public office. Sadly this ethic, is now happening to our elderly as well as specific breeds of dogs! What is needed is enforcement of laws which ban cruelty to animals and to not allow people who abuse or exploit animals, who use animals in a cruel and exploitative manner, such as in dog fighting, for profit. It is the people who are cruel and inhumane that are the problem, not the dogs!

I'm Sorry: A BSL music slide video presentation by www.sorryagain.com

Don't Cry Tonight: A BSL music slide video presentation by nikraye

Forget the World: A BSL music slide video presentation by CallieLudacrisBandit

Pit Bulls - Dog Problem or Human Problem: I Won't Be Ignored lilrider

Breed Specific Laws updated full Version by halospirit

Red Alert! Boycott Made In China

Alert! Rat poison has been found in pet food which have ingredients made in China. Please watch this video and check your dog and cat food and remove any of the recalled brand named products.

The usage of insecticides, herbicides and other poisonous chemical substances is not regulated in communist China. Nor is the ingredience of pet food regulated by the FDA. Hence there is great danger that our cats and dogs are being poisoned by food that contains not only rat poison but other toxins and carcenogines. This may explain why lymphoa cases in dog and cats have been on the rise.

Please, join the boycott of all products made in China, especially products made with animal fur and canine byproducts! Urge that legislation be adopted which will safe guard our dogs and cats from tainted products made in China. Unless this is done now, more dogs and cats will probably die in the future because of this problem.

This is a vital issue for all pet owners. We should be making pet food using products that are EQUALLY SAFE FOR BOTH PETS AND HUMANS! What if a baby accidently eats some pet food contaminated with rat poison or other harmful chemical agents? It is simply not acceptable to be permitting pet food to be made using unsafe products made in China. This is a classic example of how big corporations have moved their production to China to avoid regulated industries and exploit people and their pets in the process. It needs to stop!

This requires that all pet owners join the general boycott of products made in China! Contaminated pet foods have already killed many cats and dogs in America. How many more innocent pets must die before Americans will stand up to big corporations and say STOP THE KILLING! Please consider this issue seriously and boycott China!

Join the Boycott of China

Red alert! Everyone is being asked to boycott made in China products to protest the killing of over 50,000 dogs in Red China by order of communist government officials! Please join the international movement to boycott everything made in China!

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Boycott Made In China Products to protest killing of over 50,000 dogs in Red China in July, 2006

Sources say that Red China may have plans to kill over 500,000 dogs in the near future as they have done such culling in the past (in 2003 over 170,000 dogs were killed). The World Health Organization and ASPCA have both issued position papers against usage of such culling methods as ineffective in control of rabies which can only be effectively controlled through a vaccination program. But unless everyone takes action to boycott made in China products this may never stop! Take a stand today! Join the movement to boycott products made in China! All dog lovers please read Dog Is God Spelled Backwards and take a stand against the senseless and cruel killing of dogs in China!

Say Merry Christmas with K9PAWS

K9 Paw print Christmas tree mosaic is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

God Bless All Creatures Great & Small. K9 Paw print mosaic creates a red and green Christmas tree designs and is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

K9 Paw print Christmas tree mosaic is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

K9 Paw print Christmas tree mosaic is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

Say “Merry Christmas” with K9PAW prints modeled by Jade (pronounced “Ya-dah”), a jet black German Shepherd, who’s paw prints are spreading holiday cheer and season’s greetings over the Internet.

Jade’s master, Terry Lynch, is a graphic artist and designer. He made paw prints of Jade and started putting them on Christmas cards, ornament, T-shirts and other items available on line through the Petporium at

K9 Paw print mosaic creates a red and green Christmas season boarder for heart designs featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

K9 Paw print mosaic creates a red and green Christmas season boarder for heart designs and is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

Jade’s paw prints are featured upon K-9 rescue and service dog designs, “The Canine Blessing” and even a Christmas tree made out of a mosaic of red and green paws! These attractive Yule Tide and other paw designs may be used as fund raisers by humane societies, dog clubs, churches or others interested in helping homeless animals.

K9 Paw print mosaic creates a red and green Christmas season mosaic for designs featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

K9 Paw print mosaic creates a red and green Christmas season mosaic designs and is featured upon greeting cards, T-shirts and other apparel

Jade has also been serving as a guide dog in cyberspace since he was a puppy. As the mascot for Project K9, an all breed on line dog club, Jade has helped guide thousands of people through the Internet to find pet care, training, educational and other canine services information.

The Canine Blessing

The Canine Blessing is the perfect accent for every dog lover's home

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Contact: Terry Lynch

New K9Paw Designs

A new series of K-9 designs entitled "K9Paws" has been released by Project K9 featuring the Project K9 paw logo which was made from a fine ink drawing of a canine paw by master artist/illustrator Terry Lynch to symbolize all breeds of dogs. Over 124 new K9Paws designs have been created in order to promote all breeds and aspects of canine work, duty and service. Also many humorous and amusing designs and slogans have been created to promote all breeds of dogs and their good relationships with guardian human companions. Plus a series of colorful paw designs have been made to use to raise awareness or funds for your favorite charity or good cause. Please help support Project K9 by buying merchandise which features K9Paw designs. Thank you for your patronage!

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Great dogs aren't born, they're bred!

Champion A Cause

K9 PAW designs are a great way to champion a cause, raise awareness and raise funds for your favorite charity, group or organization. The idea is to empower everyone to change the world and make it a better place. Dogs and humans have always enjoyed a special bond of service and duty; this bond involves a special mutual relationship characterized by trust, devotion, courage and love. Those people who love animals may work together to champion good causes and make the world a better place. Toward this end K9 PAW designs have been created to enable everyone who love animals to have a way to raise awareness and funds to champion their favorite good cause.

Champion a cause! Stomp out disease, prejudice, ignorance, etc.!
Click on pic to see more great K9 PAW promotional designs!

There are many ways that K9PAW designs may be used. Just wearing or displaying the design items helps raise awareness for that good cause you wish to promote. Individuals, groups and organizations may also buy K9PAW merchandise in bulk, sell it to raise funds or even auction off items to raise funds for their favorite charity or cause. This is a way everyone who is a canine lover can be empowered to change the world and make it a better place. The idea is to use that bond between canines and humanity, embodied by those values of trust, devotion, courage and love, to bring about change. What better way to enable this than by usage of the symbology reflected in colorful and graphic paw designs! If those values which bring humanity and canines to enjoy such a great relationship can be extended and targeted toward other good causes, then the good work that can be done is enormous! We can stomp out diseases, ignornace, prejudice, etc., and bring the world to be a better place for everyone!

Toward this end I would like to encourage everyone to embrace K9 PAW designs and membership in Project K9, such that all members may use these designs to promote good work and good causes. Project K9 is thus not just a all breed club concerned with canines, but an organization which is concerned with all aspects of humanity, such that symbolically the bond between humans and canines can work to make the world a better place in every way possible!

New K9PAW designs and slogans will be added to the K9Paws design series regularly. If you have a slogan you would like to see featured please contact the artist, Terry Lynch.

Noah's Ark Legislation

Noah's Ark Legislation would prevent discrimination against pet owners and adopt a policy that no pet nor human be left behind!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Gandhi (1869-1948)

In the aftermath of hurrican Katrina there have been thousands of lost, abandoned and neglected pets, many of which are dogs.

In at least one case a young boy had his dog, Snowball, forceably taken away from him by police officers. The dog had already been rescued by family members, survived hurricane Katrina and the terrible conditions of the Superdome, only to be left for dead by police and authorities who had adopted a No Pets Allowed police with respect to evacuating pets.

What is needed is Noah's Ark Legislation that no pet nor person be left behind during an evacuation. There needs to be a federal law that states no pet nor person shall be left behind during an evacuation, that pet owners will not be discriminated against and/or made to part with their pets; that pet owners must be given the same access to public and private accomadations as non-pet owners.

I urge everyone to contact their congressional representatives and urge that Noah's Ark Legislation be passed, that this be made the law of the land! It is high time that the civil rights of pet owers receive the same protection as those of other minority groups.

The reason pets, especially dogs, were not included in the evacuation of New Orleans had nothing to do with having to make a choice between people or animals. It was just some brilliant idiot's idea to adopt a No Pets Allowed policy. Perhaps someone did not want the clean, bright and shiney buses to be soiled. Perhaps the operators of the Astrodome or other shelters were worried dogs and cats would make a mess. Whatever the reason it represents ignorance, prejudice and discrimination toward and against pet owners, especially dog owners.

Leaving pets, especially most loved dogs and cats, behind in an evacuation to starve, drwond or die a cruel death, is a form of cruelty to animals imposed upon people by FEMA, the police and other agency personnel who have adopted a No Pets Allowed policy. There needs to be Noah's Ark Legislation that makes it a crime to neglect and abandone animals, to separate owners from their animals. The policy in force should be to leave no animal or human behind; to rescue pets and pet owners; to never separate a responsible pet owner from its most loved pet and to provide equal access, treatment and care for all pet owners and their pets.

The origin of "No Pets Allowed" policies stems from such Islamic fundamentalist beliefs that pets, especially dogs, are filthy animals. Also many Christian religions teach that man is superior to animals, that man was made in God's image, that therefore man has a soul and is somehow superior to animals. This idea ultimately results in carnage upon animals and is one of the primary reasons in the United States, Europe and other largely Christian countries animals are viewed as property that can be treated inhumainly, abandoned and disposed of without a second thought or what would amount to a fair trial and reasonable consideration.

The horrible state of affair in New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina is a prime example of why Noah's Ark Legislation is needed to insure that never again will pets be left behind in an evacuation or pet owners be denied equal access to public and private facilities. All government contractors who provide food, shelter or other services for people should be required to provide equal services to pet owners without discrimination. Noah's Ark Legislation would prohibit the discrimination agaist people who own pets and require that service providers provide accommadations for pet owners.

Now is the time when pet owners everywhere should ban together, should unite and insist that our representatives in both Washington and at state and local government adopt Noah's Ark Legislation. Such legislation to protect the rights of pet owners, to outlaw "No Pets Allowed" policies as a form of discrimination, is long over due.

Of course it may take time to get Noah's Ark Legislation on the books. In the mean time New Orleans has been flooded and has become a virtual ghost town with many abandoned dogs, cats and other animals which will starve, drown or die without immediate emergency assistence. This does not mean rounding up the animals and killing them; it means rescuing the animals, finding their owners, reuniting pets with their owners and/or finding new owners or foster homes for the animals while their former owners reestablish their lives.

If you want to help you may contact any of the organizations listed below.

Noah's Wish  

Petfinder  

Puppy Mill Rescue

Katrina Found Pets

The following articles have been reprinted for informational and educatonal purposes:  

Evacuees Distraught Over Lost Pets

By MIKE STOBBE, AP

ATLANTA (Sept. 5) - As Valerie Bennett was evacuated from a New Orleans hospital, rescuers told her there was no room in the boat for her dogs. She pleaded. "I offered him my wedding ring and my mom's wedding ring," the 34-year-old nurse recalled Saturday. They wouldn't budge. She and her husband could bring only one item, and they already had a plastic tub containing the medicines her husband, a liver transplant recipient, needed to survive.

Such emotional scenes were repeated perhaps thousands of times along the Gulf Coast last week as pet owners were forced to abandon their animals in the midst of evacuation.

In one example reported last week by The Associated Press, a police officer took a dog from one little boy waiting to get on a bus in New Orleans. "Snowball! Snowball!" the boy cried until he vomited. The policeman told a reporter he didn't know what would happen to the dog.

At the hospital, a doctor euthanized some animals at the request of their owners, who feared they would be abandoned and starve to death. He set up a small gas chamber out of a plastic-wrapped dog kennel.

"The bigger dogs were fighting it. Fighting the gas. It took them longer. When I saw that, I said 'I can't do it,'" said Bennett's husband, Lorne.

Valerie Bennett left her dogs with the anesthesiologist, who promised to care for about 30 staff members' pets on the roof of the hospital, Lindy Boggs Medical Center.

"He said he'd stay there as long as he possibly could," Valerie Bennett recalled, speaking from her husband's bedside at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.

On Saturday afternoon, she said she saw a posting on a Web site called petfinder.com that said the anesthesiologist was still caring for the animals.

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy, who was helping with relief efforts Saturday, said some evacuees refused to leave without their pets.

"One woman told me 'I've lost my house, my job, my car and I am not turning my dog loose to starve,'" Kennedy said.

Kennedy said he persuaded refugees to get on the bus by telling them he would have the animals taken to an exhibition center.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals picked up two cats and 15 dogs, including one Kennedy found tied up beneath the overpass next to an unopened can of dog food with a sign that read "Please take care of my dog, his name is Chucky."

The fate of pets is a huge but underappreciated cause of anguish for storm survivors, said Richard Garfield, professor of international clinical nursing at New York's Columbia University.

"People in shelters are worried about 'Did Fluffy get out?'" he said. "It's very distressing for people, wondering if their pets are isolated or starving."

The Bennetts had four animals, including two beloved dogs.

They moved to Slidell, La., in July when Valerie took a job at an organ transplant institute connected to Lindy Boggs. Lorne, a former paramedic, is disabled since undergoing a liver transplant in 2001.

On Saturday, as Hurricane Katrina approached, both went to the hospital to help and took all four animals with them.

They fed their guinea pig and left it in its cage in a patient room. They couldn't refill its empty water bottle because the hospital's plumbing failed Sunday, they said. They poured food on the floor for the cat, but again no water.

"I just hope that they forgive me," Valerie Bennett cried.

*** END ***

Sad Story of Little Boy and His Dog Grips Country

By MATT SEDENSKY, AP

NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 6) - Among the thousands of crushing moments from last week's deadly hurricane, one image brought the anguish home to many: a tearful little boy torn from his dog while being shuttled to safety.

It tugged at the heartstrings, prompting an outpouring from around the country of people on the hunt for both the boy and his dog Snowball in hopes of a reunion.

They've been scouring shelters, posting notes on the Internet and making phone calls to track them down. One woman set up a Web site to help people pair up pets with their owners. Another set up a reward to encourage someone to come forward with information on Snowball's or the boy's whereabouts.

"Everyone wants to know about Snowball," said Laura Maloney, executive director of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The boy was among the thousands who ended up sheltered at the Superdome after the hurricane. But when he went to board a bus to be evacuated to Houston, a police officer took the dog away. The boy cried out - "Snowball! Snowball!" - then vomited in distress. Authorities say they don't know where the boy or his family ended up.

It was almost too much for Jean Jones to bear.

The 56-year-old woman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., runs puppymillrescue.com and launched another site, katrinafoundpets.com, to help pair Snowball and other lost pets with their owners. She also started a reward fund - which hit $1,775 as of Monday - hoping money might persuade people to help out.

Billie Sue Bruce, a 65-year-old retired teacher in Jonesville, Va., was the first to donate, giving $500. "The child has been through so much already," she said. "Then to just add to this emotional state is unforgivable."

Late Monday, there was a ray of hope. The United Animal Nations said Snowball was safe, citing news from the state veterinarian's office. However, the information could not be immediately verified. To complicate matters further, the group called Snowball a terrier mix, while others consider the dog a bichon frise.

If the boy and his dog are indeed safe, they have beaten long odds.

Many of the animals - dogs, cats, ferrets and birds - that police collected at the Superdome were herded into a stairwell until the human evacuation was complete. Of the 50 animals rescued from the Superdome on Sunday, not all of them survived.

In Texas, refugees unable to care for their dogs and cats are handing them over to animal shelters already crowded with animals evacuated before the hurricane.

At the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth on Monday, Antoinette Simmons and Wilson Clark dropped off their 7-year-old shi tzu. Staying in a Fort Worth hotel, the couple is unsure when they will be able to take Princess back home.

More than 600 displaced pets remain in Houston. Hundreds more fill kennels and cages in Dallas and around the state. Shelters try to arrange foster homes for pets, and many families have volunteered.

"I've been doing this type of work for 26 years and I've never seen this type of outpouring," said SPCA of Texas president James Bias, who shuttled 30 cats in his van from Houston to Dallas last week.

In Mississippi, many pets were either left to fend for themselves in the powerful winds or trapped in flooding cages as owners fled. Others survived, only to die after days without food and water.

Seventeen dogs and six cats died at the Humane Society of South Mississippi shelter in Gulfport. About 125 survived, many of them dog-paddling for hours until the mix of mud and sewage receded.

The national Humane Society chapter came in Friday and retrieved the survivors, trucking them to shelters further north, said Julie Parks, the assistant director of the Gulfport facility.

"We had dogs that swam the entire time in 4 feet of water and survived," said Parks. "Even cats were in about 8 to 9 inches of water in the upper cages and they swam and survived, too.

Just like everybody else, they're survivors.

"Reuniting Snowball and his owner will require work, patience and luck.

Volunteers planned to make visits to shelters in the Houston area looking for the dog's owners. They were considering walking around carrying signs with Snowball's photo.

"I don't know how hopeful I am," Jones said. "They probably don't know anything about this - that there's a reward out there and we're trying to look for them.

"Associated Press writers Paul J. Weber in Dallas and Brian Skoloff in Waveland, Miss., contributed to this report.09-06-05 03:15 EDTCopyright 2005 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. The above article was reprinted via AOL for distribution to its members of which Project K9 is an affiliate.

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Your Guide Dog is Jade

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-- Let our friendly, illustrious guide dog, Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus be your guide to the internet's many canine sites. Click here to learn more about Jade, his breeder, owner and excellent pedigree. For the latest updates on Jade visit Jade Updates. If you operate a canine related site or publication you may want to link to Project K9. Project K9 is now operating a link exchange. See: Fetch It.

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Save Homeless Animals!

There are millions of homeless animals. People just are not doing enough to rescue homeless animals. As a consequence humane societies kill many dogs, cats and other animals. These homeless animals could be contributing to the health, happiness and joy of many people, but they go unwanted and unloved. You can make a difference. If you have the means to care for a dog or cat, please adopt a homeless animal today. Or make a contribution to help homelss animals!

B. Jade von Talhaus (c) 2005 by EArts
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Please help save a homeless animal. Visit Animal Rescue & K9 Paws to find designs to use in the promotion of you local animal shelter or favorite worthy cause. Also a new line of Animal Hearts has been created for all animal lovers. Here you will find original heart designs to express your love of every animal from Aardvarks to Zebras. Enjoy!

Alert! Polypropylene rope can be hazardous to canines!

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Figure 1. Polypropylene rope may be hazardous to canines.
Note long monofilaments "A" in frayed end of rope. This section of rope came with an aluminum ladder and was replaced with a better quality 100% nylon rope. Inset "B" is a photomicrograph showing the thick, hard monofilaments which can cause blockage and tissue abrasion when ingested.

Polypropylene rope, the type advertised as "floating" rope, often used in swimming pools, marine environments or on outdoor equipment such as in pulley systems used to raise ladders, may be hazardous to canines. This type of rope contains hard, inflexible monofilaments that if chewed and injested by canines may be abrasive and cause blockage and tissue damage to canines. Such rope or rope which contains polypropylene is NOT recommended for usage in homes which contain canines. It is strongly recommended that all such polypropylene rope be disposed of and replace with 100% nylon rope. Although any type of plastic can not be digested if accidently eaten by dogs, popypropylene rope is extremely hazardous due to its hard, inflexible, abrasive nature. Dogs have been killed by accidently chewing upon this type of rope and all canine owners would be wise to purge their homes of this type of rope. For more information see Fighting the plastic monster: how to protect your canine companion from biohazardous plastic and dangerous indigestible synthetic products.

ADDENDUM: Actually injestion of any type or rope, even rope made from hemp or rags, or any type of fabric, synthetic or natural, can cause blockage of the digestive track. Therefore toys which have fabric or rope should NOT EVER BE LEFT DOWN where your canine companion can get access to them when unsupervised! Toys with rope may be dangerous to your canine and should be picked up and stored away, out of reach of dogs and only used to play with your dog when supervised. If you notice you dog chewing upon its rope tug or toy, that is a good sign fabric is being injested and these toys should be removed and not given to your dog. Subsitute safe chew toys, like Kong toys, with treats inside them, instead of rope toys.

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Design features Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus
The most illustrious guide dog in cyberspace!

Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus
Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus
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This design features Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus, the most illustrious guide dog in cyber space. The design says "Ich Liebe Dich (I love you) German Shepherds," and may be worn or displayed by anyone who loves German Shepherds. The design may have particular appeal to anyone who owns a "Bahnbrecher" German Shepherd. A black boarder with golden letters was chosen for its aesthetic appeal; coincidentally, black and gold (with red) are dominant colors on Germany's national flag. However, the only red color in this particular photograph is on Jade's collar. On such items as T-shirts and sweatshirts this design feature "I Love (heart) German Shepherds" on the reverse side so is appropriate for anyone who owns a German Shepherd.

Since Jade became the mascot for Project K-9 at http://www.byteland.com/projectk9/index.html, he has helped thousands of canine fanciers find information and resources related to the health, care, training and responsible ownership of all breeds of dogs. You are invited to display "I Love German Shepherd, Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus" products with pride. If you have dog photographs that you would like to contribute for making into a design, please contact Terry. Photographs are needed for all breeds of dogs to make into designs and market on gifts and apparel. Proceeds will be used to support Project K9 and this site. Thank you!

I Love German Shepherds, Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus
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I Love German Shepherds, Bahnbrecher Jade von Talhaus
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I Love German Shepherds Original red felt heart design
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These designs are available through CafePress.com on T-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, mugs, mouse pads, hats and other quality items. Enjoy!

GSD Stamp Design
I Love German Shepherds
Man's & Woman's Best Friend

This exclusive design features a collage of German Shepherd stamps inset in a heart with the slogan "I Love German Shepherds - Man's & Woman's Best Friend." A boarder design of basic obedience commands in golden type style on black accents the design for printing on all items. This makes an excellent gift item for all breeders, owners and lovers of German Shepherds.


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I Love German Shepherds
Man's & Woman's Best Friend
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Lab Stamp Design
I Love Labrador Retrievers
Man's & Woman's Best Friend

This exclusive design features a collage of Labrador Retriever stamps inset in a heart with the slogan "I Love Labrador Retrievers - Man's & Woman's Best Friend." A boarder design of basic obedience commands in golden type style on black accents the design for printing on all items. This makes an excellent gift item for all breeders, owners and lovers of Labrador Retrievers.


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I Love Labrador Retrievers
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Special Feature
World Trade Center attack act of war
America and freedom shall prevail!


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K-9 Heroes - Remember 9/11/2001 - Support America
Our canine companion working dogs serve in search and rescue, bomb sniffing, patrol and sentry duty and many other dangerous tasks. They are our heros and with us will help win the war on terrorism. Many members of the Islamic fundamentalist faith regard canines as "filthy animals" or "untouchable beasts." This superstition along with the idea that America is the "great Satan" are ideologies we must combat in our endeavor to win the war on terrorism. By honoring our K-9 heroes, remembering 9-11-2001 and displaying the American flag to Support America, we all can help dispel myths about our great nation and win the ideological war on terrorism.

We will never forget!

In this time of national tragedy all patriotic Americans must unite in spirit and duty, that our great nation shall be preserved in all its glory and majesty, not to be terrorized by the cowards and ungodly agents of death and destruction which have struck at the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon and the very heart of America.

Our goal as Americans should and shall be to bring to justice those responsible for the tragedy brought on this day of infamy by those who serve the sick and perverted cause of terrorism which have no moral basis or grounds for their horrific crimes against humanity.

Our great nation has been attacked by terrorists and our first response should be to give aid, assistance and moral support to those who have suffered loss of life and injury both to themselves and their loved ones.

Next we must restore what has been lost in such a manner that never again will terrorists be able to attack our people and our homeland through vulnerabilities presented by infrastructure, free trade, travel or commerce.

Not only must we hunt down and punish those who have attacked America, we must destroy them, their networks, their advocates and those who would harbor them, that no corner of the world shall be safe to terrorists. Yet in our endeavor to bring justice we must act with honor and resolve, to not hurt or harm innocent people or serve the cause of terrorists to disrupt the world order.

Our nation shall remain free and our freedom shall reach out and touch the world, that in consequence not only shall America be made more free and secure, but the world shall be made safe for democracy, now and for all time.

Prepared by
Terry Lynch, President and Founder
American Patriots Association, Inc.
11 Sept. 2001

Patriotic Letters and Links

What Is Project K9?

Project K-9 is your key to the canine universe. Here you will find information and educational resources for the canine lover. Let your paws do the walking through PK9's Golden Paw Index to find great canine sites, services and information.

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Golden Paw Index

Purposes -- Purposes of this canine web site
Support This Site
The Project K9 Forum-- Introduct yourself to other canine fanciers and discuss canine related issues, ask and answer questions, interact with other users, market your canine related products or services, etc.
The Canine Bill or Rights
Major Academic Resources
Great Dog Sites--Some primary dog related links
Dog Breeders--PK9's first dog breeder list. For more breeders try Dog breeders via Yahoo
Dog Clubs--PK9's first dog club list. For more canine clubs try Dog clubs via Yahoo and Kennel Clubs via Yahoo
Project K9 Books & Gifts-- Find great books and other gifts at the Project K9 Books & Gift Shop which is affiliated with Amazon.com, the largest on-line provider of books, supplies and equipment in the USA!
Dog Products-- Also visit the AKC Store for books, posters, pedigree forms, etc.
German Shepherds-- Alabama GSD Club
Working Dog Links-- Directory of Web Sites for Working Dog Enthusiasts
Search & Rescue-- Tracking and finding lost, injured or dead people using canines in earthquakes, avalanches, floods or other disasters.
Search & Rescue Emergency Sites-- A few good avalanch dog sites
Search & Rescue Information and Articles-- Read 'em today for tomorrow you may die!
Search & Rescue Supplies and Equipment-- Must have before the mountain comes down
Jade's Famous Dog Club-- From Balto to Buddy, Jade's Famous Dog Club is your doorway to the world's most famous dogs.
Real Live Dogs!
Rescue (Adopt Dogs from Shelters and Agencies)
Major Kennel Clubs--or try Kennel Clubs via Yahoo
Other Major Breeds
Browse Miscellaneous Dog Sites
Special Features!
The Canine Library
Hot Books - Dog Training-- Try and buy these "Hot Training" Books!
Mailing Address
How You Can Help
Articles Wanted
About the Author & Founder of Project K-9
Credits

Clubs & Organizations-- USA and world wide canine organizations may list their URL's here. If you want to include your club or organization let us know. Listings are FREE

Guide dog Jade

Special Features & New Links

Fetch It Play Fetch It, PK9's free banner exchange game. If you post a PK9 button, banner or PK9 logo on your canine only web site, we will list your site on Fetch It, the new PK9 link page.
Articles, News, Links and More!-- Here you will find special feature articles and new links to sites jam packed full of information and insight. Essays, poems, canine stories and other doggie news may be featured in our Canine Library. Please help by submitting canine related articles and e-mail to: Project K9.

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Ruby's Story

Ruby's Story-- Ruby von Bremerhaven's story and struggle against canine cancer. In August of 1996 Ruby, a female German Shepherd died suddenly of lymphoma. As a result Project K9 was established. Read Ruby's sad, but inspiring, tale here.


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The purpose of the AGSDC is to promote and improve the high quality and breed standard of the German Shepherd and to provide activities, events, information and resources for German Shepherd owners and breeders. Toward this end the AGSDC will maintain an internet presence and network with other German Shepherd owners.

If you are interested in helping in this effort please contact: Terry Lynch, Founder of AGSDC.



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