Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Tazz came into rescue after having survived an F5 tornado event. He is a 2-1/2 year old male, a wonderful goofy boy. As chance would have it, we had to cancel transport to his long-term foster home in the north when we could not fill the run. However, on that very day, a wonderful application was filed for Tazz, a family in Florida, and it turned out to be the perfect home for Tazz.

tazz last picture with foster family

Transport quickly filled for the following weekend and armed with his “stress” ball and a happy send-off, Tazz headed to Pensacola FL where he would meet John and Cody LaBonte, who were driving all the way up from St. Petersburg FL to meet him.

tazz and barbara

A huge thank you to all the “angels” who touched Tazz on his journey to his forever home – to ABMR Coordinator Debra Reid who brought Tazz into rescue and fostered him until long-term foster could be found. To transport monitor Carol Aulick. To drivers Karen O’Brien, Barbara Pretzsch and Suzanne Rivers, and to driver John LaBonte and the LaBonte family for giving him the perfect home.

tazz with family in milton

Tazz fit right into the LaBonte home and as you can see from the pictures, is truly enjoying his own back yard and playmate. Where he would have ended up without all those wonderful people who helped him on his journey – nobody knows – but because they cared enough to help Tazz, because they took the time out of their busy lives, because they made room for one more… Tazz is home!


If you can foster, drive, identify, evaluate, do home visits, donate funds or help in any way – please seize the opportunity and help save a life!

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator