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. 

Updates; a short story ;)

In order to try an be as efficient as possible and address everything at once, it is easiest to update here. 

We have been overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of support regarding the emaciated female boxer. Updates on her condition and status will be posted to the Garfield Heights Animal Control Page and GM HART page as they are available.  We have been flooded by calls, emails, and messages regarding her, and unfortunately we are not able to answer each individually.  We will try to address all questions and concerns on the FB pages, so that the responses can be seen by all.  As there is an active court case going on, she is not available for adoption.  When and if she is available for adoption through GM HART, we will start screening and contacting potential adopters - all applications will be reviewed in order to find the best possible fit for her.  

There have been dozens of offers to foster or adopt baby girl; the reality is, only one family will be able to do so.  We encourage, and would appreciate if, everyone that has shown interest in opening their home to her, would also take a look at our other adoptable animals that are in-need of foster and forever homes.  Even if we do not have the right animal for you, there are many fantastic rescues and shelters that are trying to save lives as well; there are many adoptable animals waiting to be fostered/adopted of all shapes and sizes. 

Our Rescue-T Fundraiser ends in just 23 hours (03-15, 11:59PM EDT). We are only TEN shirts away from reaching our goal! After the fundraiser ends today, shirts will be printed and they should arrive to supports on March 31! 

Lady Bug is in desperate need of someone to give her a chance and open their home to foster or adopt her.  She is a young (9-12 months) white and chocolate petite pittie.  She suffered some sort of trauma, which caused her eyes to bug out of her head, but with medication she is looking pretty as ever.  She is great with other dogs, and loves all people. 

Falcor is a handsome white and grey long haired kitty who has been in foster for months.  He is looking for a home to call his own and a lap to curl up on. 

Paxton, our hearthrob AmBull mix is 9-12 months, fully vetted and looking for an active family with lots of time to spend devoting to him :)  He is cat, dog and kid approved and has an amazing temperament and goofy personality. 

Oliver is a shih-tzu mix also looking for his forever home.  He is an expert cuddler, good with other dogs, and house-trained.  He would be a great addition to any home, and is small enough to do fine in apartments or condos. 

Garth, the brindle Bullmastiff that was recently (last week) at animal control was transferred to One Dog at a Time Rescue, and is in the care of Karin Shulin.  He is up for adoption and a huge hunk of goofy love. 

Depending on the circumstances, if donations are needed for baby girl boxer, we will set up a youcaring account specifically for her care.

If you would like to donate in other ways, we could always use:
Blankets, towels
Canned dog and cat food
Dog beds
Durable toys, antlers, kongs
Replacement coolaroo bed covers
Gas gift cards (for volunteer transport)
Store gift cards (such as walmart, giant eagle - for chicken/rice, pet stores)

Fosters, adopters, and volunteers are also needed.