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Helping Helen – A Bumper Success Story

It is our 2 week mark of rehabilitating Helen who came to us with a large 1 inch deep & in diameter puncture wound severe flea dermatitis and a large lump near one of her ribs.

helen1She was hiding in the bushes in Los Feliz too frightened to let anyone near her.

How It All Began

My dear friend and fellow dog lover, Reno called me. She just happened to be in town performing and spotted the wee one. I was rushing out the door to pick up my nephews from school so I called Eldad.

He as usual, dropped everything to help. They trapped her, Reno named her Helen and I took her on as Bumper’s rescue.

It’s been quite a journey with her since. Helen was immediately placed on antibiotics for her wound that had a perfectly triangular point of entry and reeked of abuse. Leading to what was most disturbing about Helen, her intense fear aggression.

img_0271She was so terrified the first day at Dr. Palmquist’s office,  Centinela Animal Hospital, she charged the cage, biting it and breaking off a tooth and breaking a blood vessel in her nose. He and I have worked together rehabilitating many animals and we had never seen anyone as fear aggressive as Helen. You’ll see the scared little Helen in the first picture not letting anyone near her.

We both felt so sad for her and were even more determined to give her our best. Dr Palmquist began to work his medical magic with homeopathic remedies very specific to Helen’s type of aggression.

img_0274I began to work with her long distance, explaining to her that myself and everyone at the hospital were her friends and there to help her. She didn’t know she landed in the best place possible for her to heal on all levels. I explained to her that this entire place was filled with people that were her friends & that we were all sorry that someone hurt her so badly.

I told her what a good girl she was after a particularly fierce growl at me. She stopped, her little head tilted and she stared at me. She had wanted to hear that for a long time.

I lured her to the front of the cage with delicious treats. She waited until I stepped away, crept up ever so cautiously, grabbed it & retreated back to her corner. She kept her eyes glued to me as I praised her, telling her how brave and powerful she is. Again, her little head with those amazing radar ears, tilted and she stared at me.

Tuesday of this week was Helen’s first day “back”. It was though she awakened from an evil spell. She came out of her cage, and with some coaxing, she let me put a leash on her and off we went! Since then, daily she makes the rounds to visit all of her friends at CAH and gives kisses to us and shows her trust by giving us her belly to rub.

Helen is still in need of medical treatment, Dr Palmquist aspirated the lump today and we will get the results back on that soon. She also needs to still be spayed.

Helen urgently needs your help!

Please Donate!  Please hit the PAY PAL Button at the Right or send a check to:

The Bumper Foundation
920 West 37th street
San Pedro, CA

All donations are tax deductible.

Helen thanks you. And so do we.

Janet M. Hicks
Animal Communicator


Reno,  Eldad & Everyone at Centinela Animal Hospital!dog-13

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Jun 20, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Spike- Terrier- for Adoption

Spike Image Spike is an adorable little Terrier whose owner surrendered him to a local shelter. He is very sweet and gets along with other dogs and cats. He does best with older children or with seniors. Spike is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. If interested in meeting him, please contact Mary at 323 758 8992 or email    

Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Peanut~ Chihuahua~ For Adoption

Peanut Image  Peanut is an adorable little Chihuahua who weighs just 4.5 pounds. He about 8 years of age is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Peanut is fine with other dogs and with kids. If interested in adopting a little lump of sugar that you can carry around in your purse while running errands or take to work with you, Peanut is your guy. Please contact Mary Chatman at 323 758 8992 or to arrange a meet and greet or receive an adoption application.

Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

K.C.~ for adoption

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K. C.’s story…¬†
K. C. was rescued from the Kern County shelter where he had been picked up as a stray. He had also been attacked by a dog and his hind leg and one of his ears had to be stitched up. All stitches have been removed and he has healed up fine. K. C. is such an adorable little guy, he must have been terrified when this ordeal took place. He is safe now in our loving foster home, where he gets nothing but belly rubs, hugs and treats as well as nice warm blankets to sleep upon. He is microchipped and vaccinated and his neuter surgery is pending. K..C,. is great with other dogs and kids. If interested in meeting or adopting K.C. please contact Mary at 323 758 8992 or email


Jan 31, 2009 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Daisy and Taffy~ for Adoption

 tn-1.jpeg tn.jpeg  Daisy and Taffy are very sweet little girls whose owner has to give them up due to her serious illness. She has had them both together for a very long time and would like them placed together. Daisy is about 3 years old, weighs about 10 pounds, is spayed and vaccinated. Taffy is about 4 years old and weighs about 12 pounds, is spayed and vaccinated. Both dogs are housebroken. They are very gentle and well behaved. Would be great for a Senior. They are good with older kids and other dogs but not cats. If interested in meeting or adopting his pair, please contact Mary Chatman at 323 758 8992 or email

Nov 19, 2008 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

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Jun 17, 2008 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Black Lab/Great Dane- Male- Socrates- for Adoption



I call him Socrates because of the character named “Socrates” in Dan Millman’s book “The Peaceful Warrier”.¬† Socrates has the strength of Hercules but choses to be peaceful.¬† He has a gentle loving soul. I found him on the streets. He is a black lab/great dane mix. He is neutered and microchipped. He has had all his shots. He is good with children and other dogs. He is a bundle of joy and very playful. If anyone is interested, please have them call me at (310) 733-6322. Linda

Jan 19, 2008 | 0 | Dog Adoptions

Belgian Malinois – SAM- for Adoption



Precious  Sammy is an alert, beautiful fawn Shephard mix who is fun of fun and affection. He adores people yet is a great watchdog.  He also loves to play roughhouse with other dogs and even our cat.  Sammy is approximately a year old, healthy, neutered and microchipped. The very fortunate new owner will have a loving and active companion willing to accompany him anywhere. He enjoys cuddling as a favorite pastime, as well.   This handsome fellow is housebroken and is an inside/outside dog.  He needs a nice yard or someone to run with, or better yet, both. Being the Alpha boy that he is, his intelligence, communication and leadership skills are apparent. Sammy is a wonderful companion and will love you forever! 

Please contact:  Anita Anderson (310) 325-7714

Oct 27, 2007 | 0 | Dog Adoptions