Rescued Dogs Have Hope for a Better Life

I am supportive of the practice of dog breeding as long as the breeder knows what they are doing and keep the dogs in healthy conditions. Unfortunately, the industry has to be heavily regulated because not all breeders care for their animals with the proper compassion and attention to detail. These regulations paid off when 150 dogs seized from a breeder in Ordway, Colorado were taken in by the Denver Dumb Friends League on Friday, August 21st.

The Dumb Friends League may be the closest shelter with enough capacity to handle an influx of new animals, but I still applaud their decision to help. Even as a non-profit with a considerable number of volunteers working for them, I imagine the board and continued care for so many new animals is a considerable financial commitment. I hope these dogs all find forever homes soon!

Originally, the Denver shelter agreed to take in 142 but two of the females were pregnant and subsequently gave birth to 4 puppies each. The dogs are all small to mid-sized and purebred.

Twenty will be cared for in foster homes until they are old enough to be adopted. Megan Rees, a spokesperson for the DFL stated that, “”We’re also working with Denver Animal Shelter and a couple other partners to transfer some of the dogs out to them for adoption.” Some of them have been adopted already while others are receiving much needed dental and medical care to reverse the damage done by their inhumane conditions.

I am heartened by the swift action taken by the governing authorities in this instance. As a taxpayer, and generally jaded individual, seeing our government act with pure intentions and execute those intentions without negative consequences or bureaucratic backlog makes me smile.

Human interest stories frankly fail to interest me, but the fact that these sweet, innocent animals which were bred and raised into circumstances beyond their control are finally getting a chance at a good life goes beyond human interest. Perhaps the news people should consider an “animal interest” category for their articles and news segments.

The puppies available to the public for adoption can be viewed through DFL’s website,and the site for the Denver Animal Shelter. The original article is from Denver’s Channel 7 News website.


Finding the Good Whenever We Can

When I go about my daily life, it can be hard to pay attention to the good that is around me. It can be hard to turn my attention away from the bad that is going on and all of the negative that is in the news and instead focus on the good. I know that life is full of both good and bad things, but it can be hard to truly focus on the good. It can be difficult to pay attention to the good instead of the bad, and that is why I am happy that I took the time to read a special article on

When there is so much wrong in the world, it can be hard to focus on the right. When there is so much bad in the world, it can be hard to pay attention to the good. The article that I ready shared about how we need to be focusing on the good, not just the bad. This article referenced a police officer who went out expecting to find bad, but instead found good. There is a lot of good out there, when we are willing to open our eyes and look for it, and we need to be paying attention to that good. We need to take the time to focus on the positive in a world that includes a lot of negative. It is important that we look for the good, rather than just focus on the bad.

Why should we focus on the good? What happens when we turn our attention to the good instead of the bad? Things start to improve. When we change the way that we are looking at things, things aren’t so bad anymore. When we focus on the good instead of the bad, the world becomes a brighter place. When we try to pay attention to all of the good things that surround us, rather than focus on the bad things that take place in the world, we live happier, brighter lives. The article that I read encouraged me to take the time to focus on the good, rather than just paying attention to the bad.

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