Meet Ringo Star
unclaimed red Golden Retriever swam through Katrina and
was picked up by Louisiana State University's
Veterinarian Center. After being unclaimed for a long
period of time, the dog was sent to Plantation, Florida
and was adopted by Deborah R. Dolen in Sarasota, FL, owner
The head sets were because the plane was too loud for
his ears, and so he could talk to air traffic control
Flying Ringo from Wilma
Before Deborah could
retrieve Ringo, Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida
leaving most of the Animal Rescues without electricity.
Gas pumps could not work because they needed electric. A
frantic cell phone call was made from the a Veterinarian
Aviation pitched in and a pilot named Dan Fleming
volunteered to make a one hour flight to Ft. Lauderdale
and pick up Ringo. Since the plane would be empty
heading to the devastated area, Deborah quickly got a
few hundred pounds of dog treats, coffee and creamer
(the Veterinarians and staff mentioned they sure could
use,) as well as tons of soap and candles for the
Salvation Army. Deborah also donated children's
activities to the Salvation Army such as coloring books
and crayons. The companies who gave huge product to
Deborah in minutes include Albertson's, Public, Winn
Dixie, Petland (NOT PETSMART at all!,) and Starbucks.
These companies who gave were very generous--not giving
slack items. They boxed up GOOD STUFF!
The flight went well and Deborah noticed the whole area
of Ft. Lauderdale looked like corn fields that a tornado
hit. They were not corn fields, they were huge forests
of trees. Not to mention trailer parks and homes totally
obliterated. What was not obliterated was tarped in blue,
as they flew low most of the trip.
A Grateful Mom with New
Dan Fleming Pilot for
Ringo is home safe in
Sarasota, Fl, and continued efforts to still send
supplies down to the Wilma area will not be forgotten.
Deborah had lost her former Golden Retriever, Jasmine,
because she heroically protected Deborah from a violent
crime at 3:00 AM when she was sleeping.
Bayshore Animal Hospital in Bradenton, FL is one of the
best facilities for any kind of animals. Big birds too!
Dr. Beamer and Dr. Mike Mossler that run the clinic are
two of the best vets in the state. Although I will admit
Dr. Mossler loves animals more than people. Pam, Rose
and Carol do an awesome job negotiating the very busy,
but kept well clean practice. They can be reached at
know what Ringo is up to these days? Well, we'll let him
tell you in his own words . . .
Ringo Star is my name and getting the most out
of my Mom is my game. I am a hurricane dog
twice over! Yeah
Now, a man of
leisure I am the Editor in Chief of
this division. Things are definitely going
to change around here.
For example, those
green things? We are going to learn how to
make them. My owner says they are, and I
quote: "frigin expensive." (But I get them
anyway.) And if she EVER puts that robe on
me again I will chew it into a hundred
billion pieces and show her what I am really
Great Interpersonal Communication Skills
Clean Plate Clubber
Ladies Man (If you happen to have a
Swam through Katrina
Dealt with Wilma
Hobbies: Watching "Dog Whisperer" on the
National Geographic Channel
Presently: Working on finding Mabel's cat since I landed, while my Mom
writes totally el boro boro books all