Animal lovers, Bipolar Disorder, Hope, Service Dogs, uplifting

Service dog helps treat mental illness

Article & image via International Bipolar Foundation

by Emily McConville

“Junior Ellen Chaleff’s dog, a Dachshund/rat terrier mix named Fred, is there when she wakes up in the morning. He’s there, wearing an NYPD coat, when she walks between classes. He’s there when she sits in class, when she eats at the dining hall, when she’s at Ultimate Frisbee practice and when she goes to bed at night.

And if Chaleff has a panic attack, he’s also there, curled up on her lap until it passes.

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The first service dog for mental illness on campus, Fred has been at Notre Dame with Chaleff since last Halloween. Chaleff, who began showing symptoms of bipolar disorder in high school, said she found out about him after he was rescued from an abusive home. He already had training as an emotional support dog, making him easier to train further as a service animal. Professionals trained him to help with bipolar disorder, and Chaleff said she did the rest…”

To read the rest, CLICK HERE

Check out Ellen Chaleff’s blog HERE


 

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Have You Clicked Today?

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home?1

Have you clicked today? Every click counts! 1 second of your time makes a difference!

🙂 Please do click and spread the word because together we can do great things ❤

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Photo Doggies for Anthony: making a difference in the life of a young man battling Cancer with your pet photos!

This is a very easy thing to do! A good deed in a couple clicks of the mouse!

Dog-lovers, cat-lovers, if you have any kinda pets, you can make a difference in the life of a young man battling cancer in Phoenix, Arizona. Simply, share a photo of them and a kind get well wish on the Facebook page that has now went viral: (This is not an actual event, its ongoing)
Please share a photo for Anthony at the Official Facebook Page/event Photo Doggies for Anthony

He made the news recently. See him here.

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/video?clipId=11002994&autoStart=true

The top statement from the Facebook page by Anthony’s mom:

Hello animal lovers, its me Kristen Lyons I first of all would like to thank Roberta Lucero-Koron Ro Joe for starting this awesome event. I also want to thank each and every one of you for sending your doggie and occasional kitty pictures. We have laughed ohhhed and ahhed at every single photo and video so far it has really been a Joy and I appreciate everyone sharing their pets with us and the personal messages to Anthony are truly awesome. He is undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia hes inpatient right now but we will hopefully be out in a few days. I am amazed at how quickly this event has blown up and it makes me so happy to know how many people enjoy their pets as much as Anthony and I do. Your pets have brightened our days so much and it just shows you the power of pet thearapy and animal healing. This just shows what great people animal lovers are and we are really feeling the love from you and your pets in this difficult time. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts. Love Kris10 and Anthony
P.s anthony turned 16 on the 26th and was home. We do go back on the 2nd though for more inpatient chemo. Thank you to everyone.

If you would like to make a financial contribution for Anthony’s journey to wellness, just click his photo below.

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Urgent! Attention Animal Rights Advocates and Dog Lovers!!!

Urgent! Attention Animal Rights Advocates and Dog Lovers!!!

If you haven’t heard already, Moreauville, LA just passed an ordinance aimed at separating families from their dogs, ONLY IF the dog is a pit or a rottie.

Saving Zeus before December 1st!

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A family in this city is trying to hold out hope by creating a petition for their dog Zeus.. one that will save his life. Owner of Zeus, Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull Zeus from an uncertain fate. The petition, which asks the village of Moreauville to reverse a “vicious dog” ban against pit bulls and rottweilers, has drawn nearly 102,000 signatures.

MOST IMPORTANTLY –> Zeus provides love and support for her children, especially daughter O’Hara, who is confined to a wheelchair. This ordinance that takes effect DECEMBER 1st!

As pittie lovers and supports we ask your voice be heard in any of the following ways

(from wherever you are, you can sign the petition online, I signed today in Kentucky)

SIGN PETITION!
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-zeus.fb47

CALL in your support to:
POS and Mayor Timmy A. Lemoine
The mayor’s phone # (318) 964-2469 (<–Call tomorrow morning)
Town clerk phone # (318) 985-2338 (<–Call tomorrow morning)
Shut them phones DOWN ya’ll!

EMAIL your support villageofmoreauville@yahoo.com
SEND THEM PICS OF YOUR SWEET PITTIES, loving, snuggling and behaving lovingly!

BSL just doesn’t work! And, I think as mostly owners of dogs that have been targeted by a stereotype (german shepards, doberman, pits or rotties) ..this could be any one of us! I know we can somehow help make a difference for this family!
HERE IS THE STORY:::
http://www.cnn.com/…/liv…/louisiana-pit-bull-rottweiler-ban/

I just signed a petition to Town Of Moreauville, Mayor Timmy Lemoine, Town Of Moreauville, Alderman Penn Lemoine, Town Of Moreauville, Alderman Oscar P. Goody Jr., Town Of Moreauville, Alderman Felix Benjamin, and Moreauville Police…
petitions.moveon.org