Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rescued from Eden #BtC4A


On February 25th, well over 60 dogs and a few cats were rescued from a home in Eden, Vermont. An unprecedented coordination of area non-profit rescues - North Country Animal League, Spring Hill Rescue, Central Vermont Humane Society and Humane Society of Chittenden County - plus dozens of individuals and veterinarians, under the leadership of the Vermont State Police and Humane Society of the US - freed these animals from deplorable conditions. Nearly all were living in their own excrement and severely malnourished and dehydrated.

I watched the entire situation unfold on my Facebook news feed that morning and over the subsequent days. Words can't express how proud I was to watch my community come together to help these abused animals. They were initially taken to a confidential space to be assessed and as soon as they expressed a need for something on social media, animal lovers and local businesses stepped up and supplied it immediately. A Go Fund Me page was set up and nearly $20,000 days was raised in the first 48 hours.

I'm happy to say that as of today, arrests have been made and charges filed for animal cruelty, and many of the animals, which were sent to various rescues in Vermont and New Hampshire, have already been adopted. So many lives were saved thanks to the tireless efforts of some pretty incredible people.


I know that many of my cat blogging friends are huge fans of the made in Vermont Tipsy Nip Tickle Pickle. To help raise money for the various spay/neuter, vaccinations, dental work and surgeries that these animals needed, Tipsy Nip created the limited edition Second Chance Tickle Pickle, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Humane Society of Chittenden County for the animals in their care from the Eden rescue. In one weekend alone nearly 200 were purchased!


I was able to get my hands on a few of these little hot commodities. Truffles got one (of course) and I have two more to give away today. Just leave a comment with your email address and I will use Random.org to pick two winners on Monday, April 20th. Since they fit in small envelopes I will ship anywhere in the world, too :)




27 comments:

Piranha Banana said...

Amazing and impressive - what a great community!

Malka E said...

that is pretty wonderful! the girls say they would be thrilled to try a tickle pickle!
woofmew@aol.com

Pawesome Cats said...

We're glad that the tireless work of volunteers has paid off for these animals. Those tickle pickles look awesome too!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

I'ts great to see a community come together to save animals like that.

The Island Cats said...

How awesome that your community came together to save these dogs! We love the Tickle Pickles!

Robin Coxon said...

Romeo and Ralphie were glad to hear of this great rescue mission. When a community comes together for the benefit of our four legged friends, it is a great day. Thanks for the chance to get a Tickle Pickle for my boys. robeader53@yahoo.com

Laura Collins said...

It is great how the community has pulled together to help these poor animals. It makes so SICK for people to abuse animals. I don't understand how people can hurt animals, they give us nothing but love. We have 3 dogs and 3 cats and if I could afford to I would take more. All of our fur babies are spoiled rotten and all play together like one big happy family. weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

Jessica Claudio said...

Wow, I am glad that these pets were rescued and that all of that money was raised. Kudos to everyone who took a part in making a difference in so many lives.

katsrus said...

That is amazing they all came together to help those cats and dogs.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Daisy The French Bulldog said...

It is so beautiful to see a community come together to help animals in need. Wonderful article! So grateful for those who step up when help is needed. DaisyTheFrenchBulldog (at) outlook (dot) com

Fur Everywhere said...

Wow, those poor babies! So glad that they were rescued.

I know a couple of cats who would love one of those pickles!! I think you have my email, but if not - fureverywhere @ gmail . com

Random Felines said...

While the horrors can be undone, how wonderful to have so many groups step up to help.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Wow! What an amazing effort by so many people, and a wonderful outcome as well! So glad these animals were rescued and are now getting the care and love the deserve. Glad to know the offending people have been arrested and charged as well. Thank you for sharing.
Also, we'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Our email is kittycatchronicles@gmail.com

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Wow that is amazing and so good that those animals could be saved.
We'd love to enter and have always wanted a tickle pickle! Email : manxmnewsATgmailDOTcom

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

oooh, second chance pickles.. who doesn't want one of those :)

angelhwk68 said...

It is a wonderful ting to see people come together! Glad arrests were made! Thanks for the chance to win!
angelhwk68@yahoo.com

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee for so many coming together to help and that the bad people were arrested. We're yet unsure what a tickle pickle is but we will have our mom look it up and tell us. And of course, then we'll surely want one. Pick us please!

The Swiss Cats said...

Amazing ! What a great community ! Purrs

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for the incredible people who made this happen! It's so good to see good in this world, especially to animals! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

meowmeowmans said...

What a wonderful thing it is that your community came together to save those animals! Our email is kthattori (AT) gmail DOT com

Mama Cat said...

What a joy to hear of the rescues and the forever homes to be open to take so many of them! And that those bad guys will be prosecuted. So sad, what people do to these precious family members... jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Wow! Loved this...

Cathy Keisha said...

It’s about time arrests were made in an animal abuse case. Rarely does that actually happen. Usually it’s a slap on the wrist. I’d love to win one of those cool Tickle Pickles. stunningkeisha (at) hotmail (dot) com. thanks.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad the animals were rescued and arrests made. Please enter us in the giveaway- pilch92@aol.com Thank you :)

Paws for Reflection said...

Great story!

FiveSibesMom said...

Such a great post! Seeing the bounce and the happiness in the pets rescued is such a wonderful sight to see! Tickles Pickles...my rehabilitated feral kitty, now vetted and a full family member, Binx, would love one of these! FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

what a wonderful thing they did, making that tickle pickle for them! We are so sorry our mom couldn't participate in this round of Blog the Change - we think it's the first one we've missed! *sniffle*