Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sponsor Me! Jasmine, The Million Dollar Dog

Sponsor Me! 
Jasmine - The Million Dollar Dog

Very few things in Jasmine's life have been easy; she came to us when her owner "passed away" - she was underweight, had an obvious skin condition, and greasy-runny stool (we thought she might have giardia and heartworm). She had not been taken care of very well; there were fly bites on her ears, and she may have spent a lot of time outdoors. When her owner passed, she was going to be given away to whoever would take her ... nobody in the family wanted her; but we did. We fought to bring her into GM HART, and while her life has dramatically improved, it still hasn't been easy. 

It seems like everything that can go wrong, does go wrong for poor Jazzy. She has demodex mange and a sensitive tummy, she reacted badly to vaccinations, and her body rejected her sutures from her spay. Today, she had to have a cyst treated at her spay site (where her body was rejecting the dissolvable sutures); she also had a lump on her hind quarter that was growing larger. She was put under and the cyst was treated and the vet removed the growth and sent it out for testing (please send prayers and good vibes that it is not cancerous). 

Jasmine could really use some sponsorship to help cover her medical costs so far, and what she may need coming up! The vet bills have become quite expensive to help this little firecrackers. If you would like to sponsor Jazzy, please go to and click the green DONATE button at the top of the page - ANY little bit helps! 

Once her health is cleared, she would LOVE a FOREVER home of her own! She would do best in a high energy home, and would not mind one bit if she has human or fur siblings! 

Friday, March 21, 2014


It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that we must let everyone know that Little Girl crossed the bridge in her sleep.  She was receiving the best care possible, from a wonderful veterinary staff that went above and beyond to try and help her.  It seems that no matter how strong the will to fight is, sometimes the body simply cannot recover from such neglect.  We do not know what she endured in her lifetime, only the physical signs we were able to see, however she was greatly loved in her final time on this earth.  The tremendous support that was shown for Little Girl was truly amazing.  The mission of GM HART has always been to help the lost, neglected and abused animals of Garfield and Maple Heights, OH.  The loss of Little Girl makes us that much more motivated to do everything we can.  

If you would like a refund of your donation, please let us know. 

We would like to use the remaining donations towards fighting harder in the mission of GM HART; to do as much for these animals as possible, in honor of Little Girl, and all the others fighting the same battle.   When we are able, we would also like to put together a Memorial for Little Girl. 

Thank you again for all of the compassion, well-wishes, thoughts, prayers and support for Little Girl. <3

Thursday, March 20, 2014

03/20/2014 - Little Girl Update

Please take a moment to say a prayer and send some healing thoughts Little Girl's way tonight. She is not feeling well and is really struggling.

Dear Lord, 
Please touch Little Girl with your healing light and give her the strength to keep fighting. Bless her, and those that care for her, and let her be encompassed by your compassion and the neverending love that will now surround her. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

03/18/2014 - Little Girl Update

Little girl is doing well.  She is more alert and curious every day. We have been working to figure out which foods she really likes, so that we can provide her with as much nutrition as possible.  She really like boiled chicken, and REALLY like's Nature's Variety Instinct Raw foods!  She is a very sweet girl and is receiving excellent care.  As updates are available, we will post them here, so keep your eyes peeled for your "fix" of Little girl and her progress! 

Updated Contributions for Little Girl

“Little girl” the emaciated, frostbitten and one-eyed boxer that was found wandering in freezing temperatures during a snowstorm  in Garfield Heights, OH is currently being cared for by The Garfield & Maple Heights Animal Rescue Team (GM HART), while in custody of Garfield Heights Animal Control, pending an active court case.  “Little girl” is receiving the medical and nutritional care that she needs to recover and become healthy. 

If you would like to contribute to the care or expenses of “Little girls” recovery, GM HART is in need of the following items:

Nature’s Variety Instinct RAW Patties, Medallions, or Bites (

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Kibble for Dogs

Fresh or Frozen Chicken and Ground Beef

Gift cards for Pet Stores (Pet Supplies Plus, Petco, Petsmart, Pet People) and Grocery Stores (Giant Eagle, Costco)

Sweaters (M), Blankets

There is a fund set up for monetary donations to “Little girls” care, which can be found

Checks or Item Donations can be sent to:
Ed Jamison c/o GM HART
13600 McCracken Rd.
Garfield Heights, OH 44125

If you would like to receive updates regarding “Little girl’s” progress, please follow the Garfield and Maple Heights Animal Rescue Team on Facebook, or

Announcement 03/18/2014 - Little girl the Boxer

We are very gracious and appreciative for all of the support and inquiries we are receiving for “Little girl”.  We have been overwhelmed by phone calls and emails about her; with dozens of people requesting to adopt her.  While there is an active court case going on, she is only under temporary guardianship of GHAC; WHEN and IF the judge grants custody to GHAC, things will move forward with finding her a loving forever home.  We will save all adoption applications submitted to GM HART, however we will not start reviewing them until 1.) Custody is awarded to GHAC and 2.) She has had time to recover and is healthy and adoptable.

While we would love to have the time and resources to reply to each and every phone call and email we receive regarding Little girl; unfortunately it is very difficult.  Currently, there are two people who are active in running the day-to-day operations of GM HART; please keep in mind that we both have full-time jobs and families, as well as other adoptable animals in our program and operational needs to be tended to.  All of our animals are top-priority, and receive excellent care.  We ask that you be patient and respectful with us, as there is only so much we are able to do in a 24-hour day.

We will post updates and pictures as they are available to our Facebook page and our website,  We kindly ask that before calling or emailing in regards to Little girl, you check these two pages first.  If there are any other questions, comments, or concerns that we have not addressed, please email us at and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you email us an adoption application, and do not hear back from us right away, please know that we HAVE saved it, and will review everything once she will be ready for adoption.

If you would like to become an active volunteer and help us with the daily running of GM HART, please contact to discuss volunteer opportunities!

Again, we sincerely appreciate your support and concern for the animals!  It is awesome people like you that allow us to do what we do!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Contributions for "baby girl" the emaciated boxer's care

Ed Jamison, the animal control officer of Garfield Heights, saw a need within the city, to more efficiently help it's animals once their city hold time was up; this need prompted the founding of The Garfield & Maple Heights Animal Rescue Team.  GM HART is dedicated to providing the lost, neglected, and abused animal of Garfield and Maple Heights with the love and care that they desperately deserve, and the chance to find their "happily ever after" in a forever home of their own.

While the court case regarding "baby girl" the emaciated one-eyed boxer is on going, she will be in the care of the Garfield Heights Animal Control; GM HART will take on the role of liaison and will be providing her with the care and medical attention that she needs.

"Baby girl" will be moved into a medical foster in order to provide her with the continual care that she needs to regain her health and strength.  If you would like to contribute to her care, below is a list of items that we will need in order to provide her with the medical and nutritional care that she needs:

Hill's A/D Critical Care Canned Dog Food (A prescription is needed for this food - it can be paid for at the Family Pet Clinic in Garfield Heights, under GM HART/Boxer)
Chicken Breasts - Fresh or Frozen 

Ground Meat 

Rice - White or Brown Rice'

Gift Cards - Gift cards for Gas (for volunteer transport, vet appointments), Giant Eagle (or other grocery stores, to purchase chicken, ground beef, rice, pumpkin), Pet Stores (including Petsmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus)



Dog Beds 

Donations for care and vet bills can be mailed to:
Ed Jamison/GM HART
13600 McCracken Rd. 
Garfield Heights, OH 44125

PayPal is also available for donations. 

* * * As "baby girl's" needs change, we will update the list of items needed for her care. 

We will keep everyone up-to-date with her progress as she is nursed back to health.