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Amazing Alice & the bottle babies

  Amazing Alice was found as a stray momma with two freshly weaned pups.  They were brought to an overcrowded rural shelter.  By kismet, fate or chance, four tiny babies were found left outside on their own to die.  They were brought to the same shelter.  This is when magic happened.     These four…

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Harvey & Zya

Harvey and Zya both came to Safe Hands Rescue in dire need of help.   Harvey chose the right porch to curl up on as a stray in desperate need in SE Kentucky.  The family that lived there gave him blankets food and water and looked for help.  Safe Hands Rescue saw the plea and…

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Dobby McDobson

Dobby arrived at the shelter, a tiny baby, nearly blind. Dobby was in rough shape so Pilot Stuart with Pilots N Paws brought him and his littermates to Safe Hands Rescue. He arrived tired and weak,   unable to stand on his own.  He loved his giant bear   and snuggling with his sister.  …

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Photos, Dogs, Puppies and …Health Benefits? Oh my!

Your Furry Valentine…  Who loves you best?  You’d better bet your pet!  Commemorate your love in photos on Saturday, February 10th at My Furry Valentine!  Metro Dogs Daycare and Boarding is hosting a photo fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands!. This event takes place from 12 – 4 P.M. and will be held at Metro Dogs Daycare and…

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A Light in the Darkness (Video)

Our work focuses on rescuing and rehoming dogs from overcrowded, high intake, low adoption shelters where there is otherwise little hope. We also work to solve the homeless pet population problem where it starts. We partner with the shelters our rescue dogs come from and work to help them and the surrounding community. If you…

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Seven Days

Seven days ago Lilo woke and emerged from her hiding spot on the side of the road. The air was thick and sticky promising another scorcher. The heat index was nearly 100 degrees yesterday and she felt every one of them. Her stomach churned with emptiness and angst. It was a Friday but not that…

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Mercy & Miracles

Boys will be boys or so it’s said. Nineteen year old Kaegen and his friends were stirring up some excitement on a Friday night. They were up on the mountain in a remote area well known for bonfires, four wheeling and fun. His mom had given him the standard instructions as he walked out the…

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Hurricane Katrina – “the storm that changed us”

Ten years ago today in the early morning hours Hurricane Katrina, made landfall in New Orleans. The levees breeched shortly thereafter. It was “the storm that changed us”. Indeed it did. In the preceding days evacuation orders had been given, people had scrambled to heed the warnings or to fortify and defy. Cars had streamed…

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Saving Animals With Mobile Tech: Safe Hands Animal Rescue

June is National Pet Adoption Month, and according to the ASPCA, approximately 2.7 million animals are adopted each year. We interviewed Lynne Bengston, co-founder and director of Safe Hands Animal Rescue, a Twin Cities-based non-profit that connects rescue dogs with forever homes. Lynne told us about what it takes to rescue pets for adoption and…

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