Monthly Archives: April 2012

Omya and Valentine

We had a very successful day at Omya Limestone Quarry’s Open House yesterday. Dale and Jim are the to employees who found Valentine on Feb. 9th of this year. Her broken puppy body hobbled along the rail road track at the plant. Dale and Jim immediately knew she was in distress and phone Sounds of Silent Spirits and we rushed her to Dr. Velasco at Bear Valley Pet Hospital. All the employees, their family members, and a host of other community folks, had the joy of seeing Valentine as she looks today. Her progress is profound, gaining nearly 15 pounds, all her wounds healed, yet she still has healing to go on her amputated right leg and her left broken paw. But her disposition was of a happy, well-adjusted, and very loved dog.


We only recommend this Avoidance Trainer and no one else, Erick Brigg, is an amazing animal trainer and has the most effective rattlesnake avoidance training. Our Adoption Coordinator has been using him for five years and has had 100% success. She lives in an area with Mojave Rattlesnakes and in the past three years she has had four in her dog area. NOT one dog has been bitten and retreats immediately when they are discovered. If you are interested, the clinic will be on May 6th at the hosted by Morongo Basin Humane Society in Joshua Tree. Well worth the drive. Here is the link to RVSP

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Valentine 4-11-12

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

We couldn’t have said it better. Valentine is a champion overcoming her near fatal injuries, 7 weeks hospital stay, and now, frequent visits back to Dr. Velasco’s office for follow-up treatment. She is “true-Dog”, always being in the moment. Valentine, as seen here, believes that this has always been her life, and that, our friends, is why all of us at Sounds of Silent Spirits continue to “suit up, and show-up” even when some days can be beyond overwhelming.


We are so pleased that Valentine is adjusting to her home-life with ease. She is such a special girl and it’s hard to believe that she endured such cruelty only a couple of months ago and SURVIVED it. As you can see she is playing with her toy with contentment. Thanks to all the folks you have supported her emotionally and financially.