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Bill Foundation is a Los Angeles-based 501c3 non-profit Animal Rescue.
Here and now, we rescue as many dogs as possible to alleviate the suffering of those abandoned in shelters or on the street. We strive to provide the highest standard of vet care and training until our dogs are adopted into stable safe loving homes. Since receiving our non-profit status and beginning operation in May 2000, Bill Foundation has rescued and placed over 2200 dogs and counting.
In the beginning there was Bill, a 10-month-old Golden Retriever and Lab mix Jo and Peter Forman found starving and filthy, foraging in a trash can in August 1988. For ten years, Bill was a part of the Forman's family. He brought laughter, joy and the kind of wonderful companionship that only a dog can provide. When Bill lost his battle to cancer in 1998, the Forman's resolved to honor his memory by working to save other dogs like Bill who deserve a second chance at life. It was shortly after that the Bill Foundation was born.
BIll Foundation does not have an endowment, nor do we receive any funding from any city, county, state or federal sources. We rely solely on donations to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place at risk dogs. Every dollar contributed brings us closer to the day when no dog is left behind. Your contributions directly support the rescue, care and placement of our dogs. With your tax deductible donation, we can continue this life-saving work.
Seeing unlikely pairs of animals becoming the best of friends is a great sight to see. Animals have no prejudice, and they seem to have close friendships with anyone they interact with, from humans to...
Heat stroke can happen easier than you think! Please be mindful that some dogs are even more sensitive to the heat than other dogs.
Los Angeles, August 15, 2016 - When it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your furry friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means animals must work extra hard to stay cool.
Too much heat can be extremely dangerous or even fatal for them. If your best friend has a shorter nose, like Persian cats and Bulldogs, they are more susceptible to heatstroke than breeds with longer noses.
If your dog or cat begins very rapid, noisy breathing, has trouble swallowing, and looks very distressed, they could be having a heatstroke. Heatstroke is an emergency. Get the animal out of the heat. Apply cold, wet towels to the back of the head. Place cold packs wrapped in towels or plain wet towels between the back legs and on the belly. Cool off your pet and then take them to the veterinarian immediately.
The best plan is to keep your dog and cat protected from the hot weather. Here are some pet safety reminders: Give your pet extra water Always make sure that your dog or cat has plenty of fresh water to drink. A bucket that holds a gallon or more of water will stay cool longer than water in a shallow pan. Some dogs consider ice cubes a treat, and you can add a few to the water bowl. Offer your dog a wading pool Dogs who love the water, enjoy walking through or even lying in a child's pool with cool water. Never leave your pet alone inside a car If your pet cannot go inside at every stop with you, they are safer at home on hot days. Car interiors heat very quickly, even with the windows open. If it is 90 degrees out, temperatures can top 160 degrees faster than you can walk around the block. In fact, it's against the law to leave an animal in a vehicle if doing so endangers the health or well-being of the animal. Walk your dog in the morning or evening The intense heat of the afternoon can overwhelm you and your dog. Early morning and evening walks when it's typically cooler outside will be more comfortable for you both. Avoid hot ground surfaces While walking your dog outdoors, play particular attention to the pavement, sidewalks or sand. Check the temperature with your hand, if it's too hot to touch then it's too hot for your dog's paws. Don't leave your pet outdoors for a long time If your dog has to be left outdoors for awhile, make sure they have plenty of access to shade such as trees, a covered patio or cool spot under the porch. Dark coated pets absorb heat. Lighter coated pets, especially white ones, are at higher risk for skin cancer and they are more susceptible to sunburn. Care for your pet's coat Longer coated dogs and cats who are brushed regularly have natural insulation from the heat. However, if the coat has gotten matted, a summer clip will make your buddy much more comfortable. Remember, newly clipped animals can be sunburned. Companion animals want to be with you. They will be safer and cooler inside with you, where they can spend their time doing what they do best: being your best friend. ... See MoreSee Less