Where to adopt or rescue or get a free St Bernard in michigan?
Saints can certainly be affectionate. I've had them sit in my lap!
While the dogs aren't free, you save a ton of money as everything is included in the adoption price that you would need to pay for with a "free" dog, but at a much lower cost. So, essentially a shelter pet is cheaper than a "free to good home" dog. Also, by supporting rescue, you aren't supporting a backyard breeder or puppy mill by taking away their giveaways.
If you're interested in adopting a dog but live too far away from it, there is often the option of having a dog transported to you/closer to you. Google "dog rescue transportation."
People with animal rescue leagues don't usually have a specific major, and many don't have college, at all. Best Friends is a very large group and I would suggest contacting them, or better yet, going and working with them to learn what they do, and how they do it. Perhaps if you are involved in a program about animals, within your schooling, you could work at a place such as this as part of your program after you are farther along. People in rescue leagues don't make any money - it is, of course, a charitable organizaion. They do, however, often have fundraisers and such. One way to get volunteers to help is to post ads in the pet section of www.craigslist.com. But, remember, most rescue leagues run penny to penny. One league I know of, in Michigan is called All About Animals. They have received donations from someone in one of the large computer corporations, because one of the ladies used to work there. With that, they run very low spay/neuter clinics in order to reduce the pet population.
If you really want to help: Try getting a program together to educate the children - maybe right within the schools as a program/guest speaker. Help them to learn what it is to be a good pet owner, how many animals are not kept and what happens to them, engage them to help raise money for spay/neuter or to release an animal from the shelter, etc. The children of today are the pet owners of tomorrow. Maybe we can get a new generation who will not get a pet, at all, unless they will keep it for its lifespan and neuter it. Children need to know what pet ownership REALLY means! OR. . . find a way to get the word out about neutering. Please look up how many animals one pair of cats, for example, can end up creating by means of all their offspring.
And, yes, you can start this yourself - but you need to remember that animals in need, are often animals with vet bills, or in need of neutering. You will need fosters and people willing to go to adoption events at places like Petco or Petsmart with you. It takes a lot of time and devotion. If you are to get a 501 c 3, you are not to make any money for yourself.
What episode of rescue me involves the men running from a bear/wolf in the firehouse?
I think what you saw was a promo to promote Season 3. It was only 15 minutes long and aired in 2006. It was called "Phobias" It is on the Season 3 DVD set as an "extra".
Many people refer to it as Rescue Me 2.5
How could i become a rescue swimmer in the navy and then become an officer?
two WAY different worlds. pay is better but you cant be an officer as a rescue swimmer its an enlisted job. if you are joining the military for pay dont... if your joining for the experience good luck and have fun/.
if you only want to be an officer then i would look into ROTC in your area. if you want to go the hard route you go enlisted for 5 years or reach the rank of E5 WITH a minimum of 30 college credits and you can apply for OCS but it is very competitive not only do you have other enlisted trying to get in but you are competing with college kids with 4 years of college behind them.
How do you become a recognized rescue orginization?
In order to be considered a legitimate rescue, you will want to apply to the IRS for your 501(c)3 non-profit status. For that you will need a mailing address (a PO Box works) and decide if it will be a public or private organization, among other things. You'll also want to put together a board with voting members, have policies and procedures, etc. I'm pretty sure there's a Charities for Dummies book out there, that would be a good place to start.
"Mini-sodes" start June 24th. Not sure what that means exactly, but I watched a commercial for it a little while ago.
"The show was renewed for a fifth season of 22 episodes. In an interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on Thursday, May 15th, 2008, Leary revealed season 5 had been delayed until March 2009 thanks to the writer's strike, but that all 22 episodes would air on consecutive weeks. Leary also said there would be a number of "mini-sodes" airing in June and July to bridge the fourth and fifth seasons."