one of Florida’s newest animal rescue organizations took in sixteen abused dogs
from out-of-state, they found themselves in dire and immediate need of supplies.
Fortunately, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation was ready and willing to
lend a helping hand.
Subjected to physical and mental abuse in a North Carolina product-testing
laboratory, the dogs came to Palm Beach County after an undercover investigation
publicized their plight. The laboratory closed, turning over all of the nearly
200 animals used in experiments to various East Coast humane agencies, including
Wellington’s In Dog We Trust (IDWT). Founded by Nicole Brown, IDWT is a
non-profit, no-kill animal shelter that opened just this summer on the 20-acre
property of what used to be the Folke Peterson Wildlife Center, a wildlife
sanctuary shuttered in 2009.
Once known only by the codes tattooed on their bodies, sixteen Beagles now
call IDWT their temporary home and are now christened with proper names. It may
be weeks before the dogs are made available for adoption, as they begin to
recover from their traumas, learn basic skills and become accustomed to human
companionship. Their caretakers estimate that most of the Beagles are only two
We won’t delve into the most disturbing of the details of their existence in
the lab. Suffice it to say, they have been subjected to sickening brutality and
utter neglect. According to IDWT, the first time these dogs saw sunlight was
upon their release from their institutionalized mistreatment.
To assist IDWT in their efforts to provide the loving care these beleaguered
Beagles deserve, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation literally stepped up to
the plate with a substantial contribution. On September 28th, Dr. Jane Bicks
arrived at IDWT’s office to present 800 pounds of Life’s Abundance Premium
Health Food for Puppies and Adult Dogs. This gift of charity will significantly
help to offset the shelter’s increased financial obligation to provide
much-needed care to all of the rescued Beagles.
“We’re all pet people here,” said Lester Thornhill, CEO of Life’s Abundance,
Inc. “When we learned about the conditions these animals had endured, we felt we
had to act immediately, to help this shelter provide for their care.
Fortunately, our foundation had the resources to fund a sizeable donation of
food. We’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
By choosing to purchase Life’s Abundance products, you are directly
supporting the work of our foundation. Your patronage makes this and other
generous awards to rescue organizations possible.
If you have interest in welcoming one of these poor souls into your home, or
know someone who might, we encourage you to visit IDWT online at
www.floridadogadoption.com or call 561-400-7732 to schedule an appointment.
If you’d like to contribute additional funds to support our mission, you may
do so when placing an order online or by sending a personal check to the Dr.
Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc., at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991.
Even if you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll still be providing much
needed funding to organizations just like In Dog We Trust who work so hard to
reverse the trend of abandonment in America.