Australian Dog Rescues Owner with Alzheimer’s from Drowning

Australian Dog Rescues Owner with Alzheimer’s from Drowning

Swimming pools can be a lot of fun on a hot day, but they can also be dangerous. The Kennedy family on the Gold Coast of Australia had reason to be grateful for their smart dog when they were reminded of those dangers!

According to 7 News, The West Australian, Marilyn Kennedy suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The Mayo Clinic notes that this progressive disease “is the most common cause of dementia.” It affects 1/10 of Americans age 65 and older, notes The Alzheimer’s Association. However, like many couples of all ages, Marilyn and Barry enjoy having a pet as part of their family. They have a beloved dog, Bob, whom they adopted from a shelter.

On a recent day, Marilyn was outside while Barry was doing laundry indoors. Suddenly Bob interrupted Barry. Barry told reporters, “Bob the dog came in barking and staring at me, and he was whimpering and I knew there was something wrong.”

Bob had been outside with Marilyn when she fell into the pool fully clothed and was unable to get herself out. Thankfully, he ran inside to find Barry and lead the concerned husband outside to Marilyn. Barry was able to help his struggling wife safely out of the pool. Despite the ordeal, Marilyn ultimately ended up being unhurt by her fall.

It was Bob’s quick thinking that saved her life. Barry told reporters that, but for Bob’s intervention, he “would have probably have been two or three more minutes in the laundry which would probably have been fatal.” Barry continued, to praise Bob, saying, “He saved my wife’s life, it’s fantastic. It really bonds us as a family.” We’re happy that Barry and Marilyn once saved Bob’s life by adopting him, and that then he was able to repay the favor by saving Marilyn’s life when she needed help. What a good dog!

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WHOLE Lot of Difference: Milo’s Sanctuary & Special Needs Cat Rescue

Milo’s Sanctuary & Special Needs Cat Rescue, Inc.
 located in Burbank, CA, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded on the belief that all cats deserve a second chance at life, especially those that have physical disabilities, are seniors, have a terminal illness, or have been abused and need someone to care for, love, and understand them.

White Coffee CatHalo is proud to partner with and to make a WHOLE lot of difference for shelter pets together.

Milo’s Sanctuary received the donation thanks to a Halo partnership with White Coffee Cat, a British Shorthair who is a recent cancer survivor. With over 1.5 million Instagram followers and almost 500,000 Facebook fans, Coffee is one popular cat!

Here’s what Milo’s Sanctuary had to say about their Halo Pets donation:

“The donation of this food has helped us in a great way. Because of the donation we have been able to use funds that were previously ear-marked for our food allowance have been put toward new rescues. We are so excited to not only be providing our cats with the amazing food they love but because of the generosity of everyone involved more special needs cats and kittens have been and will continue to be rescued. 

Rayth is a blind boy we rescued from the high desert he has always been very picky about any food. When we gave him a bowl of Halo he got so excited and didn’t stop eating it until the bowl was clean. His fur is softer and his health is much improved!

Daisy is a cat that came to us from a horrendous hoarding situation with 200 cats and 150 dogs in a 1500sf house. She has always had dietary problems with vomiting and diarrhea. We put her on the Halo food and within 48 hours saw a huge improvement in her dietary issues. She seems to be a much happier cat now!

Daisy - Milo's Sanctuary

We are so grateful to everyone involved for this opportunity to not only feed our cats the wonderful HALO food but to be able to in turn use funds towards rescuing more cats and kittens with special needs.” 

Thank you Milo’s Sanctuary for making a WHOLE lot of difference for pets in your community.

Halo has now added even more WHOLE meat, poultry or fish and use OrigiNative™ (humanely sourced) Proteins, saying “NO” to factory farming, growth hormones, antibiotics, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. And all our fruits and vegetables are now Non-GMO – sourced from farmland that prohibits the use of Genetically Modified Seeds.

Halo feeds it forward, donating over 1.5 million bowls annually. As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy. Thank you for helping #HaloFeeditForward.


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Thank you for this honest assessment. I am a wolf…

Thank you for this honest assessment. I am a wolfdog rescuer/sanctuary owner and sadly, we are in no position to help with 60 in our sanctuary now.

Education is what will save the true wolfdogs AND keep bad backyard breeders from making money.

I helped in Katrina with Pitties, and I share your pain. Prayers up for the innocents that will loose their lives. – We rescued Karma –

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You are so awesome and wonderful for what you are …

You are so awesome and wonderful for what you are doing.. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH

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Dog Flu in NE Ohio

From Fox 8 News: A new strain of dog flu, known as H3N2, is rearing its ugly head in Northeastern Ohio. It’s highly contagious and potentially fatal. The strain was first identified in 2015 in Chicago and has been slowly spreading across the country. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, lack of appetite and vomiting. Check with […] Dog Blog

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Motivation + Inspiration for Your Tuesday

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Mondays are rough, but they also feel like a fresh start to the work week, and sometimes that motivates me. Tuesdays, on the other hand, can seriously drag. You’re already a day in but the weekend still feels so far away. Sometimes I need a boost to get inspired, especially when I have a creative project for work. I’ve discovered that taking a few minutes to hop on Pinterest or my favorite clothing and/or home websites just to look around can work wonders. Today I thought I’d share with you a few of the images and things (I’m looking at you, rad Badlands pullover) that are helping me pick up the pace for me today in terms of getting work projects done. I hope they do the same for you!


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Cattle Drive, Florida Style

Escaping Hurricane Harvey. These dogs are dedicated to their jobs! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Dog Blog

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Renee Zellweger, Lucy Pet Foundation + More Fly Harvey Dogs to Safety

Over the course of her career on the silver screen, Renee Zellweger has won three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA and the top dog of acting accolades, an Academy Award….

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Lil BUB Has a Special Announcement

You’ve probably heard of Lil BUB, “the most amazing cat on the planet.” Well, her owner, Mike has a special announcement to make in the video below. Lil BUB has partnered with her first ever pet food company – and you might recognize the brand!

Mike states in the video that they “are thrilled to be partnered with Halo who share the same passion for pets and the same mission that we do.” Well, Mike and Lil BUB, we’re thrilled right back!

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With a Whole Lot of Difference™ – the New Halo Food Has Arrived!

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I’ve been waiting for weeks since I learned about the amazing new food Halo was creating for it to finally be available. Now I can crow about it from the rooftops! What’s worth celebrating is that Halo, as “America’s best loved holistic pet food,” is now even more committed to uphold their underlying philosophy.

Nothing has been changed about Halo’s commitment to make their foods always with WHOLE meat and never any of the meat meal products like chicken meal or fish meal. Halo will still have fruits and vegetables, added vitamins and minerals, no corn, wheat, or wheat gluten, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

The difference now is that Halo is recognizing the welfare of all animals in their decisions about what to put into their pet foods. With an overall mission to change the way companion animals are fed and farm animals are raised, they want to consider our pets as well as those animals who go into the food.

With all new formulations, Halo has extended their holistic approach to pet food by being vigilant about where and how they source all their ingredients. They want to use only humanely raised farm animals. They want to use only non-GMO fruits and vegetables. They want to know where all the ingredients come from so that they are sourcing with principles. It is a lofty aspiration and one I hope we can all embrace and try to put into practice in how we feed ourselves and our human family members, too!

Tracie HotchnerTracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK®  (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.

Dog Film Festival - Tracie HotchnerTracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.

Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.

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