The look on his face! That’s the cutest photo ever!
Love you gorgeous boy xxx
Beautiful boy. You have endured so much. Now you are so so good
Mac is looking beautiful
I have read the profile of Mac, such a beautiful dog, I would love him but I live in Qld and have a standard poodle, sad
Just love that face
You're a gorgeous boy Mac! XX 💖
My little hero 💙
I scroll through posts nowadays, unenthused, as you dont get to see the posts from friends, you want to see, since facebook changed there format. But low and behold, when I see Mac pop up, it puts a smile on my face everytime☺Hi Mac, ask Irene for a big cuddle from me 💙🐾
Mmmmmmwah 🤗love you beautiful boy ! You look more handsome every day 💙💙
Aw! Mac I hope you find the perfect people
Precious boy Cx
Oh! Maccy did it stop and did you get your walk darling boy.
He is lovely, but I think he should stay where he is known & he is familiar Please do not unsettle him by moving him to another home He has such a lovely face❤️
This afternoon, with all the horrific and tough news going on around us, a little something positive. Emily's results from all the lumps removed so far are good. With the first mammary chain removed, all the lumps are benign. That really is the very best we could have ever hoped for! Stitches out next week, a couple of weeks rest and then we can remove the second chain. A big sigh of relief so far! ...
***** WARNING VERY DISTRESSING CONTENT***** There are victims galore in the Storybook seizure in Qld.
The animals – as we can see in the video are violated in every possible humane form. None of us can understand or condone it. We are horrified to the point we can’t look (or can’t look away for some) and the sorrow for these souls is intense. Most of us in Rescue yesterday thought of little else.
I don’t know if all the animals have been taken from the property, or if any other have had to be put to sleep. Information like that is for the legal process – so please be patient as the RSPCA Qld do their job. They are however treating and assessing – as you can see in the video, and the kindness and compassion is palpable.
There are good and bad Rescues and for a number of reasons. You get the open hearted souls who take on too many, drown in vet bills and costs, and the animals can sometimes suffer. In cases like these it can be retrievable if helped. Some reach blindly to people who want to help and place trust in people ill equipped. Things can go pear shaped very quickly. What is acceptable as ‘life saving’ to some is unacceptable to others. And animal welfare brings demons of all kinds into it’s fold.
There are the sensitive, vulnerable people who find caring for another being a way of validating themselves. We all have this at a certain level. Rescue is in the home, and there is no respite for many, and it does take over your life and becomes your life. There are those who burn out, become so heartbroken and unable to cope with the continuous conga line of despair they mentally hurt. It happens to all of us at some stage. Again, it can matter who you have around you – and supporting you as to how you handle your next rescue balancing it in your life.
The majority of people I see and know in Rescue are passionate. Deserving. They learn on the job, grassroots and it is brutal. They face bureaucratic nonsense when all they want to do is save a life. They face a pandora’s box of veterinary conditions and behaviours that lead to enormous costs. And it is not as simple as it seems saying you will find a pet a home. This is a complicated business folks. And then you have to be a businesswoman or man, a banker, a financial adviser, have solid treatment expertise and become a behaviourist, PR, HR guru, IT savy and so on. Did I say saving a life in all of that? No – its only a small part of the equation as you can see.
People use social media – we do, to get the message out. We do it for a number of reasons, to educate, promote, show transparency, advocate, and any number of things. It can be a great tool to use – but it is a double edged sword in so far as never let the truth get in the way of a good story……..
The other victims of the Storybook seizure are it’s supporters. They have been had. Many did not and probably wouldn’t have known. To have supported this rescue and read yesterdays news would have almost beaten most.
A message here. YOU are not to blame.
I do not know the woman who ran Storybook. But lets have a look at her actions. It would take a certain kind of personality to pull this kind of crime off. And it is a crime – both under POCTA and fraud. The outrageous brazen behaviour suggests a deeper problem in the psyche of a person (IMHO) who presents on TV, the media in many forms, asks for money, fame, kudos and ‘look at me’, and leave animals suffering. A narcissistic personality – with no empathy towards donor or animal.
Again I do not know this woman – but I have twice in my life met people who are exactly like this. They believe what they say to you. They act and do and say what we do – and we know no different until the warning signs come. They are cunning, devious and very very manipulative. They are frighteningly normal. Until it is too late.
Please I beg of you – if you ever feel something is not quite right – it probably isn’t. Trust your instincts. There are dodgy Rescues out there with good intentions but are not helping, and there are great Rescues who do an amazing job and will continue to do so. Back the good rescues and help them in every way you can. For those who are not so good – do what you can for the animals, and don’t give up until you have a safe resolution for you and the animal involved.
If I can ask you – what is it you look for in a Rescue when you decide to support? What is important to you? What makes you uncomfortable? What makes you feel you can trust a Charity?
Speak to us – we are listening.
NB: RWL and other Rescues have put their hand up to help in the animals seized. It will take a while, so please be patient. Please know a lot of these animals are special needs. Paralysed. They will not be easy rehomes. Some rescues will not be able to take these animals on. Be kind. We can do this together.
RSPCA Queensland are seeking information from members of the public who may have surrendered their animals to Storybook Farm or recognise any of the animals seized.
Dozens of animals are currently being cared for by RSPCA Qld after being rescued from unimaginable horror at Storybook Farm’s so-called ‘sacred animal garden rescue’ in North Brisbane yesterday.
The raid left experienced staff horrified, as they dealt with the discovery of almost 40 animals, the majority disabled, some with exposed wounds, urine scalding, raw ulcerated flesh and all reeking from the stench of stale faeces and urine.
It’s believed that many of the animals were sent there by owners who were led to believe that this horror show was a ‘haven’ for pets living with disabilities.
One of the ‘poster pets’ for the centre, a Dalmatian called Barry, who appeared on social media looking cute and happy the day before the seizure, had to be euthanased due to the severity of his injuries.
RSPCA Queensland CFO Nick Crethar urged the public to contact Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) or police with any concerns about the business operations or finances of Storybook Farm.
After 2pm 4BC Drive with Mark Braybrook will talk to Daniel Young, RSPCA QLD Chief Inspector. ...
I won't look ..... I can't look ...... makes me ill just reading this. Who the hell audits this "sanctuary" ..... this place from hell ??? Sounds like a concentration camp for innocent souls 👿👿
"...there is something so very dreadful, so satanic in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power, who have weapons neither of offence nor defence, that none but very hardened persons can endure the thought of it" ~ Cardinal Newman
Jail time for lying greedy ferrals!!
Omg, so heartbreaking
cannot believe that anybody could do this, they seriously should be taken out and shot or made to live like these poor animals have lived 😢😢😢
How did they get this going for so long
They need to go to jail. If s person that lives their pet can fined $470 for letting their dog go for a quick swim then these people should be banned from ever owing a animal again
This is absolutely heartbreaking, I cannot fathom how someone could be so cruel! I wonder if that was a rental property?
OMG what is wrong with people!?
No words.... 😡😡😡😡😡
I was one of the many, many people who donated to this disgusting act of animal abuse. I believed what I saw, which is so unlike me as I usually do extensive research. The pictures and stories of disabled animals tugged at my heart strings and I fell for the lie. I feel thoroughly had by the individuals involved. I feel ashamed for being had and feeding the abuse, albeit unknowingly. I won't let this stop me from supporting rescue organisations as I believe in the work you all do. I now know that there are good and bad ones out there. I will, however, take a little more time in future and will do my usual research. This story breaks my heart and I've shed a few tears over the life Barry and all the other animals lived. I just don't understand the people who do this and I never will!
I am so distressed for everyone who has had to deal with this and witness such depravity! Love and hugs to you all.
Just can’t make myself watch it! 💧💧💧💧💧💧
Should put them in prison no toilets very little food
This makes me cry with grief and anger. I have supported Storybook farm for a few years . I have Dachshunds and the little ones on their Fb page in their chairs melted my heart. I’m so angry with LJ right now for the abuse that these animals have suffered at her hands. The Facebook page only ever showed happy animals running around. I hope that all these animals find lovely homes to spend the rest of their lives. Thank you for putting your hand up to assist with these innocent animals xx
WTF. How can anyone treat any animal like these.
Break their legs and let them drag themselves around in pain and their own crap.... 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
It’s ppl like this who give rescues a bad name....
My first rational response is to say THANK YOU to all those compassionate individuals involved with this rescue effort. My second more guttural response is that I hope every single person responsible for causing these precious dogs pain is made to PAY AND SUFFER for their actions!!!!!
Hang the ass hole up upside down so the blood rushes to there heads and blows up ...
Disgusting and disgraceful. They should be locked up for life and shown the same treatment that was done to those poor innocent dogs.
I think what has happened and why so many people fell for it was she was all over the media and also I’m pretty sure she was on tripadvisor and channel 7. I think what has rocked everyone to the core is that most of those poor souls were disabled😭. The fact that many people sent their dogs to her for rehabilition and I’ve read that some haven’t come home, the horrible guilr that they must feel😢. That thing would be called a sociopath😡. I’m not a great fan of the RSPCA but in this case I thank them so much and their poor staff😢.
I don't want to watch it so I'm not
I looked at a few pictures yesterday and it’s so distressing i closed the page! I had nightmares last night about these poor animals.
I can’t bare to look. 😢Thank you for all the good work you do RWL.
I can’t actually look but trust your judgement fully. Let us know how we can help when the time comes.
I seriously cannot open this video. I’ve had enough I want to believe, I want to support rescue groups, because if I stop believing then I’m done with humanity😢
Bat Cat, adopted by foster mum Linda (wohooo) is doing amazingly. Both deformed eyes now removed and healed. She manages beautifully, nothing phases her. She now has a new rescued little brother Domino (the little devil), so she has a playmate and isn't lonely or bored and to get into trouble with. Yep the pair of thugs like to, just casusally trash the place..... wrestle and then cuddle up together. xx ...
An update on our special little foundation girl Essie (AKA Smuglet/Smugs).
She spent a night at the vet, she'd had issues on and off during the day, ate her dinner but couldn't lie down or get comfortable, then later just before bed, let out a cry, that's not normal for Smugs, so mumma bundled her off to the vet.
She is home now and has pain relief on board after being on an IV and antibiotics overnight. She had a CT scan and it shows she has severe spondylosis and arthritis and now will be taking Pregabalin for life and Pred for a short period of time. Her heart is enlarged but seems fluid free at this stage.
She was great at the vet until they tried to remove the IV and she brought out her inner cactus. :)
She has also just been to see Dr Dylan to get her eyes checked and she had an infected left eye and has dry eye in both eyes so now she will be on Amacin for the infection and Optimune for life.
We have no words. We do not understand how this can happen – but it has. We don’t know the Rescue Group involved.
Rescued With Love was contacted this morning by another Rescue Group whom we work with closely – the two of us together have been in contact with RSPCA Qld on a number of levels and have offered support. The RSPCA Vets have worked through the night assessing and treating the victims. I do not know any more than that, if I get any more information on the animals, what they need, etc I will let you know.
At this stage they will need to be in the care of the RSPCA – so please be patient before you offer a home.
It is a lesson learned. Not all Rescuers do the right thing. It is a very black day for those of us in the Rescue world, and we cannot express our horror and our sorrow.
A candle is lit for Barry the Dalmation who suffered endlessly until he passed.
It’s dreadful. The dogs were so badly treated. It’s criminal what these people did
It’s terrible. I was horrified by the pictures of those poor defenceless animals.
No words 😢💔 those poor babies.
I hope those responsible rot in hell!! 🤬🤬🤬
Totally disgusting😡. This horrible person is well known in QLD she and her family have been on media and TV asking for money. She had 14,00O followers. I can’t believe she got away with it😡😡.
0MG I follow this farm and I have donated.
What is wrong with the human race seriously.
I feel sick to my stomach evil evil people sent their dogs to her😡😡. Hope she rots😡😡😡
Incredible that this was kept secret from the donating public for so long. So cruel in so many ways. Backing the RSPCA Qld in this rescue. Hopefully they can help the majority of the pets held at this so called ‘sanctuary’ ...😡
I hope this won’t effect the good rescues❤️🌸xx
Thanks for the warning. I saw the article on my FB page yesterday or this morning and could not finish it.
I saw an advertisement on Pet Rescue that had no name, rescue group, protocol, personal name - just a mobile. I didn't contact but wondered if they were legitimate.
It's a cruel world out there despite wonderful rescue groups like yours doing the right thing.
It even worries me with "rescue pets" being able to be sold through pet shops. I wonder how legitimate some may be. It's such a huge job.
Bless you for all you do.
Please don’t think that all rescue organisations are like this. I’m with Friends of the Hound and the lengths we go to in order to rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds is amazing.
Most of the dogs were disabled😭😭. A beautiful group in melbourne has offered the RSPCA QLD some equipment for the disabled❤️😢
Absolutely breaks my heart Kae Cx
Rest easy and pain free Barry 😞💔❤.
This is disgusting! I hope this POS rots in hell!
I’ve seen dogs who’ve been burned, ex-bait dogs, dogs with all kinds of terrible injuries. Never have I see a case as bad as Barry’s. I couldn’t even look at the rest of the picture—I saw about a fifth of it, then just whizzed past it.
This is just so awful. Those poor innocent souls. 😢
So sad. 😓
This is heartbreaking.
I’m sorry but I struggle with the law and it’s penalties. You inspect a property and see animals emaciated and offer education and advice. And if charged the offender gets off with a penalty of not being able to own an animal for 5 or 10 years. There is never any jail time for these low life people. Give these inspectors more power. The power to seize on the first visit. Makes my blood boil.
How could this have gone unnoticed. Those injuries didn’t happen overnight. Surely some one must have been aware. 😡🤬
Two of the most adorable ex RWL bubs Timmy and Martha, having a romp at Altona beach recently. Little Timmy has just come through surgery for an Anal sac adenocarcinoma - the lump was removed and the lymph nodes did not appear to be obviously enlarged - so the vet was cautiously optimistic. We're all hoping for the very best for the most special little man xx ...
It is I. Whimsy. Whimmy Woo. Baby Girl. Or as dad calls me BG. BeeGEE. I am in love with my worm. It¹s actually a caterpillar, and it was Zozo¹s but it came to me when she passed away. I love 'Worm' and no one else plays with Worm except me. Not even Lunez who tears all our toys to bits in seconds! I run around with the worm in my mouth like a dummy. It is in my mouth when I do baby growls - and I show off with it and run away from everyone when they are chasing me. When Mum and Dad come home I race and pick it up and great excitement and run around with it. Mum finds worm all over the place. In the dog beds, out in the rain, in the garden, sometimes its so dirty Mum puts in in the washing machine. It smells queer when she does that - I like it full of spit and stuff! I sleep with my worm, and Tix. And I race around with it in my mouth when Mum is making dinner and drop it like a bag of spuds when she puts my bowl down for me to eat. Worm is the best worm a girl can have. So what¹s your 'worm'? ...
Sounds like a fun, thing to have, Soffie has a dog almost as big as her
I don't have a doggy but I love your worm.
You are a sweetheart 💖
Oh we have that in our house too. Favourite toys that need a wash because they are full of spit And the dirty looks when they get them back all clean and smelling of eucalyptus
So glad you have a worm Whimmy my girl Misty has Blankie but she only uses it at bedtime and manages to keep herself covered even when she rolls over.
Love you little puopt
So cute and is so happy
My Lil has a Gator with a squeeky in it. Loves it
I love you Whimmy Woo and worm. I am sending you a great big hug and kiss from Canada.
My brother-dog Sammy, he has a hedgehog named Spiny Norman. You don’t mess with Spiny Norman.
Such a lovely coral worm you have there Whimmy Woo ... it is obviously a very treasured and rare worm. I'm glad Mum gets to wash it time to time. Unfortunately, my Charlie is a little less kind to his favourite toys so at the moment, he has a Spider Man that he likes. And my Suzie has a little chewing ring she favours or if Spidey is left unattended ... she "borrows" that instead. Love you Baby Girl ... 💖💖💖
You are so beautiful baby and so is your little worm!
Little Benson had a check up with Dr Dylan. His eyes are lowish with tear productions still, and he’s started on meds to get them up to scratch. The good news is that Benson’s fur is growing back, we weren’t sure it would. The bad news is that Foster mum Linda came home the other day, to find Benson with a sore neck or shoulder and a little bit of a head tilt. Dr Dylan tested his neck and it is very sore on one side so we’re hoping it gets better with some pain meds and cartrophen. We’ll wait to see if the head tilt subsides, it may be because of his sore neck or it may have been a mild vestibular stroke. He gave Benson an injection and poor Benson screamed. He’s so traumatised from his previous life that he’s always scared of being hurt and so overreacts. It’s heartbreaking. He’s a sensitive, complicated little guy, but an utter sweetheart 💜 We love him xx ...
Emily's ok, she's eating, following foster mum Sarah around, but she's quiet. It's been a very big operation for a little girl. Today she's taking a moment to quietly soak up a few healing rays, in some gentle sun, which will be followed by cuddles and a little bit of shadowing mum. Feel better soon beautiful xx ...
I am really glad to say the little dog who need help and those of you who purchased some of my art, is now safe. A very long time kind friend who is interstate stepped up and pulled on the RWL flak jacket and helmet and within an hour of me asking – had the little one in his car. Not only that – he won’t send me his bank account details despite many requests. Okay okay I get the message! I just want you to know the little dog has landed on all four fluffy feet – and the money that we raised via the art sales will go into the RWL coffers – it won’t be forwarded on to me. :)
A huge thank you to everyone for your support but mostly to our lovely friend (he knows who he is) who showed us – yes good people are there when you need them.
Thank you to everyone who purchased art – I hope you enjoy your pieces.
So pleased the little dog is safe and that superman stepped in. I love my art piece, its in my favourite place to read. I must admit, I also have one of your earlier pieces too that both go together beautifully!
With us all feeling so sad following the disaster in NZ to read this heartening story is good for our soul👏
This painting is stunning! Can we order your paintings Kae?
Lovely to hear!! And Kae your art is absolutely amazing!!!
That is beautiful.
Have mine up on the dining room wall, and admire it every time I pass it, and think of you and RWL.
God bless him.
Wonderful news ... thank you for sharing and updating. xoxoxoxox
Thank you for all your love for our little friends kae and co
Very glad to hear the little one is safe. Is this beautiful piece for sale?
sorry Post above from Tracey Dunlop
No end to your talents I see. Compassionate, artistic, hero for little dogs and sometimes bigger dogs, can write a good letter etc. Thankfully you are RWL. 💜🐾♥️🐾
That is a beautiful drawing.
Love your paintings Kae , what medium is this “ water color”? ❤️🇨🇦
After Kizzy’s recent X-rays we can confirm she does have spondylosis. Our vets have started her on medication to which she has already shown signs of improvement. At 18 years young we hope there’s still some good quality of life in our gorgeous old girl 💕 ...
<3 Kizzy <3 I hope the meds help you gorgeous girl <3
18!!! You are so special Kizzy. Big pats and hugs. 🐾💕🐾💕
Wishing Kizzy long life!
I hope this new medication gives her a new lease on life 💕💕
Sweet pie you look really good x
Oh best wishes & best of luck to you gorgeous Kizzy!! 💞💕
Looking good for 18💞💞
Beautiful girl ❤️
I’ve got the same thing myself. Painful but treatable. They told me to keep moving 🤗
Kizzy you are very special praying that you do well baby girl.
Kizzys wow 18 years young beautiful girl gorgeous eyes ❤️❤️
She still has bright eyes. Looking good
Beautiful girl. ❤️❤️❤️
Very glad to hear you're doing well, Kizzy ... you keep up that good work. Sending love and kisses ... 💖💖💖
Gorgeous eyes xxx
Kizzy, You are gorgeous and special.
Love the earnest eyes.
18 wow ❤️❤️❤️
💕 bless you.
Beautiful old lady
You gorgeous girl Thank you to all at rescued with love for all the wonderful work you do it's beautiful to see all these oldies being given the love and respect they so deserve. I would love to get another dog after losing my oldies all within a year of each other 18, 17, and 14 fist two were wire haired fox terriers the last was a little Boston gone too soon. There is nothing in this world that equals a wise caring old dog. I am too worried that something will happen to me and who knows where they could end up that's why i still haven't got another one.
Emily is home and resting after her huge surgery yesterday. She has been spayed, this we hope has sorted out any prolapse and polyp issues. She's had her right mammary chain removed along with all the lumps. Her upper canines were removed and looked painful. There are other teeth that may need to be removed, but it was a long surgery, that was enough for her in one go. We'll worry about the rest later, when she's healed enough to have the other mammary chain removed. Lumps have been sent of to pathology and now, we wait, and hope. Heal well our darling girl xx ...
A Macintosh update 😍 He really is a little/big miracle! Amanda at AVC is so happy with him, yesterday in a stressful situation, he showed no signs of circling (Mac until now has still been circling when he was stressed), and feels his eye sight has improved even more. Amanda feels the shunt is working really well and has decided to take him off his fluid tablet and decrease his steroids - with the plan to stop altogether in a month. I know foster mum Irene is happy, but also nervous and will be watching him like a hawk for any subtle changes, but really this is just the best news. Things do just keep getting better and better for our miracle boy xx ...