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Power Out at All Dogs Heaven, Dogs Need Help

Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park is hosting a fundraiser, Santa Paws photo event, to benefit the non-profit dog rescue organization on Sunday at Pet’s General Store.

In addition to a few thousand Lakewood residents, about 20 rescued dogs at All Dogs Heaven are waiting for the power outage to end. 

But right now, the dogs’ keeper Missy Limkemann said she’s just hoping to keep them all alive.

The non-profit animal rescue on Waterbury Avenue has been without power since early Tuesday morning.

All 20 dogs at the rescue have special needs. Two of them have three legs. One is undergoing heart-worm treatment and two came to the shelter starving to death.

But, they are in danger again.

The power is out, which means the heat is out. If Limkemann can’t find a generator — or if the power doesn’t return soon — she’ll need to move the dogs into other homes.

To make matters worse, a 70-foot oak tree fell on the house during the storm.

“We are OK except for freezing and no power,” said Limkemann. “We got some of the trees off the house but the land is a mess.”

But, Limkemann said she’s more concerned with a bulldog named Jade.

The dog — called by the Parma dog warden “one of the worst cases of neglect” she’d ever seen — has its ears swollen shut due to an infection.

“Right now, my biggest concern is my special needs bulldog and finding her a foster for a few days,” said Limkemann. “She requires a ton of work though.”

In an example of the community coming together, the Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park is hosting a fundraiser, Santa Paws photo event, to benefit All Dog’s Heaven. The event is slated to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pet’s General Store on Madison Avenue.

Colin McEwen November 03, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Missy, thanks for the fantastic work you're doing. Well done!
Chris November 03, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I can foster 1 or 2 as long as they get along with others.. or if they can be crated.
Missy Limkemann November 04, 2012 at 12:00 AM
We have power!!!! The lights are on and the heat is cranking. I was so shocked to see the power guys. The one told me "those dogs need to be warm and safe".....Thank you everyone. This amazes me. However we are not out of the woods, the kennel here will have to be rebuilt so we will still be moving dogs. We don't know the full extent because the tree is still in the way, but at least the dogs are warm and happy. Thank you a million times over!!!!
Colin McEwen November 04, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Great news! Thanks for the update, Missy.
Alanna Faith November 05, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Nice donations came in today for ADH at Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park's Santa Paws. Thanks to Missy & her son for spending time with us. We have some plans in the works so more people can chip in to help All Dogs Heaven as they repair and rebuild from recent storm damage. We ask people to LIKE Lakewood Dog Park Facebook page to watch for updates and news on more wasys to help ADH. Colin - Thanks for spreading the word.

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