Saturday, October 04, 2008

Carrol's Best Friends

Carrol & friends.
Photo by Heather Ballance of Furry Paws Photo
Used with permission.

The story of Carrol Crocker in Rainsville, Alabama needs to continue to circulate. You can help. Post a link to JFF or email it to your non-blogging friends. We will be giving updates as we receive them. You don't know who might find Carrol in this manner and be just that particular person who can drive a backhoe or who can supply experienced transport for some of the dogs, or who might know someone within driving distance who can volunteer, or who can donate a few dollars to the cause, or ........... or who might see one or more dogs and adopt.

Oh, and these dogs are not being sold or handed out to anyone who shows up. Potential adopters must fill out an application and be approved, the usual procedure with a rescue. Carrol wants them to go to homes where they are wanted and will be cared for. But the need must be kept before the public. If the time runs out and the city seizes whatever number are left on the property, the dogs will be shot. So, please, keep spreading the word.

Read Carrol's story on the Best Friend's link. This version is the most detailed one we've read. There is a "how you can help" section. And several more links, including a must read, Hope4Dogs.

Best Friends

Forgotten Paws

Hope 4 Dogs

Also, we want to thank all of you who responded to our request for input on our blog this week. You were a great help! And a special thanks to Missouri Bill and Texas Mark, who hung in with us all week to let us know which changes worked -- and the myriad of ones that didn't work! -- on smaller resolution screens. And then they did the same for Upson Pets. We don't think viewers should have any trouble seeing the pet photos there now!

And a very special thanks to Zoolatry, who created the beautiful header banner, and to Criz Lai, who created the fun banner at the bottom of this page. Criz's cat Janice has been very sick for days and if you haven't already visited him this week, stop by and leave him an encouraging message.


  1. We will link to your post. Our paws are crossed that all the dogs will be adopted. ~S,S & C

  2. My mom signed the petition. Here is what she wrote:

    I don't understand the rush--the lack of compassion in this. If there is NO LAW about the number of animals, if the animals are obviously well-cared for why is there this vendetta against this woman? I think it's terrible that you threaten her rather than HELP her. I am part of a network of rescuers. We can get all these animals in time, IF GIVEN TIME. Please, for God's sake, for the sake of the animals who deserve to live a full and wonderful life, give us the time we need to adopt out and transport them all!!

    River & his mom

  3. You are so wonderful to spread the word about this amazing woman and her sweet, innocent woofies that need homes. We'll link to your post.

  4. It's looking good you guys.

    We are very glad you are keeping word out there about her.

  5. Thanks for the updates - we're so glad that about third of the dogs have been placed so far, but we'll keep purring for the others and for Carrol.


    Gypsy & Tasha

  6. we jus LUF da new header! Iz bootiful!

  7. deer funny farmerz,
    i luv da look uv yer blog. grate job.
    wid regard to carol ... i will go now an take a look.
    also ... i wuz back-reedin an felt sick wen i red abowt trunkin.
    dis iz so disturbin to me. why ar some peepul so crool.
    i dunno.

  8. We wishes we cuds take a doggee.

    Weze be purrin and figurin outs how we kins helps.

    Katie Too

  9. Since we signed at #424 we fink, there is now over 1500 signatures!! We hope this helps her, she has been wrongfully done by greedy beans it seems!!

  10. Thank you for sharing Carrols story, she is the most amazing lady I have ever met! It saddens me as most people who are coming fourth to help all seem to be a part of the rescue community, I guess because we all know the statistics on homeless animals, I wish other people not involved would get involved. Its such a amazing experience and such great rewards! Thanks Jan!

  11. I'm thinking of making changes to my blog, too. I'm just scared of losing everything.

    Thanks for the update. It's an amazing story.

  12. You guys are so pawesome to do help with all of these issues. And the new blog looks wonerful (we're sorry that we've been gone so long).

    Thanks for your kind thoughts about our Granddaddy, it meant a lot to our Mommy.

  13. Looking good at your place! Nice and fresh!!!!!!!! I sure hope all the doggies get forever homes with those that love them to bunches.
    I will head over and see what is going on at Criz's place.
    You do such good work at your place, keep it up. We need to know what is going on in this big world and how to help.

  14. I just wanted to thank you for the nice words you left about the loss of our Jackie last week. It has been a difficult few days as you can imagine, but it helps to have people who care like you. She was a very special girl, and I only wish I had had more time with her - I couldn't have asked for a sweeter, more loving girl than her. Thanks again and give all your fur babies a special hug for me - it's times like this that make you appreciate it all the more when they are all healthy.

  15. hello Jan & the whole nice to hear from you & thanks for dropping by to check us out;
    yeah..our life have been so much unexpected things, but we'll try to post again soon, miss ya all!

    (((((big hugs))))
    ~meaouwy troops

  16. You are doing so much to help. Hope the doggies all get good homes. I have just been to visit Criz. Poor Janice and Criz, it's so hard when you don't know what the problem is.

  17. I tellz my hoomin bean boutz diz and we tellz kiity katz and hoomin beanz, Ok?

  18. Mom said, that is a beautiful and amazing header banner. I like it too.

    Love Milo xx

  19. Hey guys, Shadow here. Just wanted to let Buddy Samaratin and Merci know that I gave you three an award. Check out Chances blog today!

  20. You are doin wunnerful things to help Carrol! It's such a great thing when beans come together to help woofies and kitties.

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

  21. I is hoping that all the doggies will find their Furever Homes soon.


  22. we read about this a short while ago and signed the petition - such a sad tale, officials can be so wrong sometimes!

    your blog looks great by the way!

    we got an award for you too xxx

  23. Stopped over to let you all know that you are dear, dear friends to me. Love all of you bunches.

  24. We can't believe they would shoot the dogs. That MUST be illegal. It is so true: a society is just as good as the way it treats it's most vulnerable members and animals.
    Looks like the United States isn't even civilized.....
    Thank you for your always so compassionate help!

  25. I hope all the dogs get good forever homes. I feel lucky to have another good home.

    Thank you so much for welcoming me to the Blogosphere! I am happy in my new home.

    contented purrs,


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