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  • Rescue Stories: Meet Champ Waring

    Meet Champ


    Champ is an adorable rescue bullie who was rescued in Florida. He now spends his days with his mom and talking with his friends on facebook. He is an adorable bulldog who makes us smile everyday with his blurbs. He also founded the group "Bullies Against Bullying", a campaign to fight off bullying in schools and over the internet. Champ would very much like to tell you his story!


    Hi I'm Champ! My mom calls me Champsky. I wuz pulled frum a local high-kill shelter. I wuz found wanderin' da streets wif severe puncture wounds through my neck, lacerations covering my thin lil body, and all four of my canine teeth had been filed down. Dey later found i had BB pellets in my tummy. Everybudy finks dat i had been used as bait for dog fighting. My foster mommie flushed my wounds out twice a day and fed me lots of good quality food. i had several ups and downs throughout my recovery including surgery to repair my spleen and a battle wif da tick disease ehrlichia, but i am finally happy and healthy now! During my recovery my foster mommie asked me if i wunted to stay wif her furever. She'z da Vice President of Adopt-A-Bull Rescue so i get to have lots of foster brudders and sissers now and i go to lots of rescue events to promote responsible pet ownership. i have achieved my AKC Canine Good Citizenship, i'z a registered therapy dog, and a member of Dog Scouts of America! i am so grateful for a second chance in life! i'z makin up for missed time now! i hope everybully finds a local shelter or rescue to help out; whether it be wif a donation, volunteering, or fostering. not all bullies are as fortunate as da ones we call our own.
    Peace, lub, and rescue.
    -Champ


    To read more about Champ's amazing story of rescue and check out his anti-bullying campaign, visit his website at http://www.bulliesagainstbullying.com/Champ_s_story.php

    ~Meet Champ THEN~
    The following photographs are very graphic, do not view if you are sensitive to seeing animals in peril.














    ~Meet Champ Now~








    If you have a rescue story to tell, please send it to the webmaster. Write a short biography and send as many before and after pictures as you can. Submit to webmaster@englishbulldognews.com
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. TessaAndSamson's Avatar
      TessaAndSamson -
      I've read Champ's story and seen these pictures mulitple times but I still cry every time
    1. NikkiSchoolcraft's Avatar
      NikkiSchoolcraft -
      I have always been an advocate for animals. I have volunteered time and donated money, but Champ and Neely were my inspiration to really get involved in bulldog rescue. Champ's story makes me sad, happy, and hopefull all at the same time.
    1. kazzy220's Avatar
      kazzy220 -
      @TessaAndSamson I'm the same .. I've read Champs story SO many times ... but those photos get me every time. Those eyes just tell a thousand stories and they are all such bad ones.


      Most humans, if they had been put through the same kind of emotional and physical torture that Champ and a lot of bullies have been through would either be in counselling for the rest of their life or be "damaged goods". The fact that these bullies recover and learn to love, live and forgive can only show that we have something to learn from them.
    1. sheila's Avatar
      sheila -

      well said @kazzy220
    1. cali~jenn's Avatar
      cali~jenn -
      Me too, it is just beyond me to think there are people who really can do this to animals. SICK!
    1. cali~jenn's Avatar
      cali~jenn -
      It sickens me to think there are actually people out there who do this to these poor animals. LOVE and HATE this story at the same time. Cant help but cry.
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      RissaT -
    1. airwick1's Avatar
      airwick1 -
      I am so mad at people sometimes! I hate that this goes on. I am seeing much more now days for some reason. My Gunner was neglected to the point of heat stroke which almost killed him, but no abuse like Champ. All these bulldogs are miracles in my opinion!
    1. PeterPanAndWendy's Avatar
      PeterPanAndWendy -
      His story is so sad and heart warming at the same time.
      I'm glad he found his way to such a wonderful life.
    1. kazzy220's Avatar
      kazzy220 -
      Got a foot in the door when Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs first came about, and because of that my husband, Tom and I are on the board. Our main job is to co-ordinate all the fosters in the Ohio area.

      You would not BELIEVE the excuses as to why some people give their bulldogs up to rescue. But for the 4-5 calls we get asking for a bulldog to be taken in to rescue .... probably 1 or less actually make it to us. It's often owner surrenders who find something or somewhere else to put their dog, and I shudder to think where but there is nothing we can do.

      Neglect comes in many forms ... and it saddens me that I can look into those big brown trusting eyes even after they have spent a life time of being covered in fleas, faeces and being ridden by worms. Yet still they will sit and apart from cowering if you lift a hand too suddenly, they are as trusting as a human child.
    1. Dubbiedog's Avatar
      Dubbiedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
      Got a foot in the door when Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs first came about, and because of that my husband, Tom and I are on the board. Our main job is to co-ordinate all the fosters in the Ohio area.

      You would not BELIEVE the excuses as to why some people give their bulldogs up to rescue. But for the 4-5 calls we get asking for a bulldog to be taken in to rescue .... probably 1 or less actually make it to us. It's often owner surrenders who find something or somewhere else to put their dog, and I shudder to think where but there is nothing we can do.

      Neglect comes in many forms ... and it saddens me that I can look into those big brown trusting eyes even after they have spent a life time of being covered in fleas, faeces and being ridden by worms. Yet still they will sit and apart from cowering if you lift a hand too suddenly, they are as trusting as a human child.
      When I read post like these it just reinforces my desire to rescue a bully and give he/she the same wonderful life that Dublin has. I have applied to two rescues here in Florida (they should have my paperwork by now) and I wrote a long essay with the application and of course included a pic of Dublin. I wish i could rescue ten but then my family would definitley have me committed I am excited as to what may lie ahead and just to know that we can bring so much love and nurturing to one more of these amazing creatures fills my heart
    1. Dubbiedog's Avatar
      Dubbiedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
      Got a foot in the door when Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs first came about, and because of that my husband, Tom and I are on the board. Our main job is to co-ordinate all the fosters in the Ohio area.

      You would not BELIEVE the excuses as to why some people give their bulldogs up to rescue. But for the 4-5 calls we get asking for a bulldog to be taken in to rescue .... probably 1 or less actually make it to us. It's often owner surrenders who find something or somewhere else to put their dog, and I shudder to think where but there is nothing we can do.

      Neglect comes in many forms ... and it saddens me that I can look into those big brown trusting eyes even after they have spent a life time of being covered in fleas, faeces and being ridden by worms. Yet still they will sit and apart from cowering if you lift a hand too suddenly, they are as trusting as a human child.
      Wish you were here in Florida....
    1. airwick1's Avatar
      airwick1 -
      I just saw Champs web site. What you have done with him is truly inspiring to us. I am shocked because it appears animal abuse is going on ALL over America, and abroad. Bulldogs seem to be able to get peoples attention and if Gunner can help open some eyes here down south..well Champ is his inspiration! Praying he stays healthy.
  • I Rescued A Human Today



    I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY
    by Janine Allen

    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

    I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

    As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

    She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

    A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

    I would promise to keep her safe.
    I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

    I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

    I rescued a human today.