Chennai, India: Rescuing a dog that took a tumble

rescued dog blue cross

At around 6am on October 6, Mr. Dawn Williams, General Manager of Blue Cross, took a call from Mrs. Radha Rajan, a good friend of Blue Cross and a courageous animal advocate, about a dog trapped in a crevice. The dog had fallen from a roof and was stuck in between the asbestos walls of two huts.  Not well off, the people who lived there couldn’t afford to take down the walls of their house in order to free the dog.

The Blue Cross team arrived on the scene to find a really frightened dog, in a lot of pain and all set to bite anyone who came near. Undeterred, Dawn Williams wrapped his face in a cloth and was lowered down into the crevice head first, by two area residents holding on to his feet. It was a really tight squeeze, and the scared dog did bite just as hard as she could, while she was being rescued.

Once the dog was freed from the crevice, she suddenly realized that she’d been saved, and covered Dawn Williams with kisses in a very affectionate way – maybe partly as an apology for biting him. Both dog and human are safe and sound, and neither was seriously hurt.

This is one of Blue Cross’s many heroic rescues of animals in distress.

If you’d like to read more about Blue Cross’s work or help with a donation, visit their website here.

Photo:  Courtesy of Blue Cross

Lebanon: Hazel and Aiden’s new journey



By Animals Lebanon


It took four days to catch them and four months to bring them back to health.


Hazel and Aiden lived miserably on the street – covered with mange, emaciated, abused by people – and lived underground in an abandoned basement for shelter.


After several attempts over four days we succeeded in safely catching them. They needed to be taken to the vet immediately.


After four months of mange treatment, we started the rehabilitation training. Their social skills were zero and their fears were just too many.


Working with Debbie Jacobs, a certified dog trainer from the US we were able to bring these two precious dog back to trusting people.



“Hazel came around much faster then Aiden,” said Maggie Shaarawi, vice president of Animals Lebanon.


“Over nine months Hazel and Aiden received positive reinforcement training and it certainly worked. Finally seeing Aiden stand proudly with a wagging tail was so rewarding to me.”


August 22nd was Hazel and Aiden’s big day. They were ready to leave Animals Lebanon and start a new journey in the states. Thanks to two great groups in the U.S., As good As Gold Dog Rescue and Hightails Hideway, Hazel and Aiden have a new beginning were they await their forever homes.


We need your help – Donate now for their care and trip to a new life, and help make sure more animals just like Hazel and Aiden get the care they need.


To visit Animals Lebanon’s website, click here.


Photos: Courtesy of Animals Lebanon


from France: MaKus

MaKus, with Cisco, and his dog friend, Antonio

“Ten months after having been rescued from a terrible situation near Seville, Spain, MaKus is being adopted!” writes Barbara LeFranc of “Le Bulletin des Levriers”*

*A “levrier” is a Spanish greyhound.

To visit the website of “Le Bulletin des Levriers”, in French, click here.