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Today the High Desert Daily Press ran this http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/healing-33206-lucerne-valentine.html story about Valentine. PLease click through to the paper, read and leave a comment. Let;s keep the pressure on the local press to find the “person” responsible.
FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TORTURE AND ABUSE OF VALENTINE, A TEN-MONTH OLD PIT BULL FOUND ON FEBRUARY 9, 2012 IN THE LUCERNE VALLEY AREA. ADDITIONAL REWARD MAY BE ADDED.
VALENTINE DRAGGED HERSELF INTO THE OMYA CALIFORNIA PLANT AFTER BEING LEFT FOR DEAD. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN TO ANY OTHER ANIMAL.
TIP LINE – (310) 403.5089 or Call Sheriff Dept. 760) 248-7655
Please share her story. The love and support of the community has saved this life.
Valentine is doing well this evening. Her Bandages were changed today and she is still on antibiotics and pain medication but her appetite is good and she likes her treats. All the love you are sending is working, please keep it coming. ~Sounds of Silent Spirits
Good Morning All. Valentine is trudging along in her long recover. We have had some amazing Organizations and private parties show interest in adopting Valentine. Until we know our Valentine is ready for her new forever we fell that it’s jumping the gun. We have earmarked all the interested parties but please continue to ask. It will be weeks if not months before this can be addressed. All this outpouring of love for her helps all of us that care for her. ~ Sounds of Silent Spirits Rescue and Sanctuary Volunteers
As of today (Feb. 18, 2012), just a week after Valentine came to us, thousands of messages of support and over 600 donations have poured in, thank you very much. Your kindness is humbling.
There is such an outpouring of support; it’s hard to know how much money will be raised, or what it will cost for Valentine’s vet bills and longer term care. If we raise more money than Valentine needs, we will use donations to help the community of animals we have rescued who are currently living with us and any new abuse cases. The Majority of our sanctuary animals came to us severely injured by abuse, by farm equipment, or vehicle. These Sanctuary animals are in a different Class than our rescue as they will live their precious lives with in our protected haven.
Of course, if you’ve specifically requested that we use your donation only for Valentine, it has been ear-marked as such. You can find the most recent updates on how Valentine is doing at our website: SoundsofSilentSpirits.org. we are also posting updates on our Facebook page, find us there under Sounds of Silent Spirits, like our page and stay up to date as this dog continues her journey of healing. Again, thanks to all of you for your love and support. As you can imagine this has been very emotional for all our Volunteers at Sounds of Silent Spirits.
Valentine’s story is one that gives us all hope because a community has stood up and said that this dog will not be lost to human cruelty. We are the guardians, they are the angels. Please share valentine’s story.
Our precious Valentine is doing ok. She is exhibiting the equivalent of Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder now. She is resting comfortably but sedated. The professionals at Bear Valley Vet Hospital are appropriately addressing her trauma and so are we. Valentine will needs much rehabilitation and all your LOVE in the next months to years. All of us at Sounds of Silent Spirits are so heartened by your outpouring of support. Unfortunately this is not our first Pit Bull abuse case so we are adept at this, but emotionally it tears at us.
This is the first time we have had so much moral and financial support and we are so very grateful. ~sounds of silent spirits volunteers.
Valentine came through her surgery to amputate her right paw yesterday afternoon. She is still heavily sedated but recovering quite well. She was fitted for her prosthetic this morning!!!! But it will be awhile before she can wear it; healing is essential. She will be fitted by OrthoPets. WE will keep all of you updated on “Valentine’s” progress. Sincerely, Sounds of Silent Spirits.