Category Archives: Animal Rescue Organizations

Susie's Hope The Movie

Susie’s Hope The Movie

Susie's Hope The Movie

Susie’s Hope is an inspirational and charming movie that all animal lovers will love and appreciate. Based on the true story of Donna and her rescued Pit Bull named Susie, this movie does a beautiful job at reenacting both their traumatizing and happy experiences throughout their life. I had many emotions while watching the film. At some parts I felt feelings of fear, sadness, and disappointment, while other moments I felt happiness, humor, love and satisfaction. The characters made the movie interesting and enjoyable with their unique personalities. It’s safe to say I fell in love with each one!

As a dog lover, Susie’s Hope touched my heart in a special way. The message in the movie is extremely powerful: No matter what negative experiences or fearful events occur in your life, you can forgive, heal and overcome these obstacles. It also proves that if you put your heart and hard work into a goal, anything is possible; just like Donna and Susie’s effort in preventing animal cruelty by passing Susie’s Law.

Whether you are an animal activist or not, the overall message behind this movie is magical and life-changing. I enjoyed watching this film and I can’t wait to share it with friends and family. I admire Donna and Susie for their strength, courage and their ability to be inspiring role models to others, especially those who are facing difficult times. I highly recommend this movie to all – it’s a beautiful, heart-warming story that’s worth watching and embracing!

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter in May


This month we are happy to announce that our online proceeds raised in May will be going to the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS).

Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter was founded in 2010. They became a non-profit, 501(c)3 in February 2012. The all-volunteer group is devoted to the animals of the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

Volunteers provide much-needed emotional and physical exercise to the many dogs at BCAS. They walk, bathe, groom, provide playtime and affection to the dogs until they find a new home. They also socialize cats, allow them to play outside their cages, cuddle and love the cats until they find a home.

The volunteers do all the marketing of the animals by taking pictures, doing videos and writing bios about their personalities for potential adopters to view online. They attend community events and provide tours at the shelter in an effort to increase community awareness about adopting pets from the shelter.

Friends of BCAS is a separate organization from the BCAS itself.

From May 1-31, 2014, Don’t Be Cruel will donate the following to the FOBCAS to help shelter animals:

  • $5 for each t-shirt sold
  • $5 for each collar/leash combo sold
  • $1 for each bracelet sold
  • $1 for each magnet sold
  • $1 for each dog tag sold

To shop, visit the Don’t Be Cruel store.

Don't Be Cruel Rescue of the Month - Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network for the Month of April


Don't Be Cruel Rescue of the Month - Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

This month we are happy to announce that all proceeds raised in April will be going to the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.

The Corporation, COL. POTTER CAIRN RESCUE NETWORK (CPCRN), was formed for the charitable purposes of rescuing purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless, including, without limitation, those found in animal shelters or similar facilities and those released by their owners due to change in family circumstances or otherwise, as well as purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are being used as breeding stock by so-called puppy mills and backyard breeders, including those disposed of in puppy mill auctions; facilitating the pick-up and transport of such dogs; arranging for their spay/neuter as well as for the provision of other appropriate veterinary care for them; rehabilitating and fostering such dogs; seeking applications for and screening permanent homes for such dogs; facilitating their adoption; and educating the public about responsible Cairn Terrier care and ownership.

Check out their “We Promise This…” video!

Bernese Mountain Dog

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue During the Month of March

Bernese Mountain Dog

BFW Rescue is a Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue with fosters and adopters all over the USA and Canada. We rescue Berners from shelters or puppy mills and also help families when they have to re-home their Berners. Sometimes life throws you a curve and you have no choice to give your Berner up and this is where we can help. We will find the best new home so the Berner does not end up in a shelter.

Don’t Be Cruel offered to do this fundraiser for us and we so appreciate this. The fundraiser will run from March 1st until March 31st. Please check out the store, every penny will be going to our rescue. Thank you so much. Without your help we couldn’t be doing what we are doing and thank you Jason Long for doing this for us!

Cloud from Shiloh's Horse Rescue in Las Vegas with Daria and Robin - Don't Be Cruel Animal Cruelty Awareness

Cloud is a Healthy Horse Thanks to Don’t Be Cruel Sponsorship

Thanks to everyone who purchased from the Don’t Be Cruel store last month, we were able to sponsor a horse in need from the Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cloud, the beautiful white horse, put on some weight and now is much stronger than he was a month ago. He’s so healthy he can now be used to give riding lessons to kids and adults! That’s right! As a Guardian Angel “graduate,” Cloud prepares to come out of retirement and become a lesson horse.

Check out pictures from Cloud’s session with Daria, Shiloh’s resident basic horsemanship trainer.

We are happy that Cloud is doing well. To sponsor a horse, please visit Shiloh’s website.

Remember, 100% of proceeds from Don’t Be Cruel sales go to animals in need like Cloud here.

Henry the Goat from for the Animals Sanctuary - Don't Be Cruel

Don’t Be Cruel Sponsors Henry the Goat from for the Animals Sanctuary

Thanks to everyone who purchased from our web store, we are proud to announce that Don’t Be Cruel sponsored Henry the Goat from for the Animals Sanctuary in the month of April and will continue to do so in May.

Henry the Goat 2 Henry was a neglected pet. An elderly couple had gotten Henry to keep as a pet in their backyard. After feeling that he was a bit lonely by himself, they got him a companion named Pippin (who was also living at for the Animals sanctuary but unfortunately passed away earlier this year) and they were immediately inseparable. Unfortunately, the husband and primary caregiver passed away and his wife was no longer able to keep them healthy. Goats in captivity need their hooves trimmed every 4-6 weeks. Henry’s hooves were overgrown and becoming painful to walk on. He began limping and eventually crawled on his knees, as he was no longer able to bear weight on his hooves. The elderly woman contacted for the Animals sanctuary and they took Henry and his brother Pippin into the family. Henry is an extremely outgoing goat, and is often the very first farm animal to greet you when you come for a visit. He loves munching on evergreen sprigs trimmed from the trees on the sanctuary property.

The for the Animals Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to food, bedding, and medical care for farm animals and is located in Blairstown, NJ.

Debbie Kowalski, the sanctuary’s founder, has devoted most of her life to helping people and animals. She is a full-time critical care nurse, in addition to being the only live-in caregiver to the animals. She works day and night to sustain the sanctuary and provide medical care to our injured animals.

You can sponsor an animal by visiting their Meet the Animals page. Just click on one of the categories to meet their cows, pigs, goats and chickens.

N.J. Wildlife Refuge Gives Injured Animals a Second Chance |

Set back from the road away from neighbors and passers-by is an 11-acre wildlife refuge. On a recent morning, several raccoons playfully jumped over one another in a cage next to opossums. In a room next door, a black bear cub recovering from surgery sat in a cage to herself. She rattled the bars, growling, as the executive director tried to open the door to the cage. If you an animal lover you need to check this website you will see a lot of cute animals.

Tracy Leaver, along with two staffers and an army of more than 40 volunteers, operates the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit animal rehabilitation center that is dedicated to the care and release of orphaned and injured wildlife.

The refuge takes in about 800 animals each year and has as many as 120 in its care at one time, providing a temporary home to bears, squirrels, foxes, raccoons, opossums, otters, woodchucks, minks, turtles, porcupines, bats, coyotes, rabbits and bobcats until they grow up or return to full health.

“Our job here is to simply give the animals a second chance,” Leaver said.

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, which receives no state or federal funding, relies on donations to operate. It started 26 years ago when Leaver found two orphaned raccoons, and it grew from there.

The refuge, which works closely with the state Division of Fish and Wildlife’s black bear project team, is the only one in the state that is permitted to take in bears, in part because the demand is low.

Over the years, the refuge has cared for 72 bears, mostly abandoned or injured cubs.

Read more at N.J. wildlife refuge gives injured, orphaned animals a second chance |

Photo courtesy of Cristina Rojas/Hunterdon County Democrat