Memories of REGINA
2.14.2003 to 5.29.2008
02.14.2011... HAPPY BRIDGE BIRTHDAY... xoxo
02.14.2011... HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY... xoxo
01.01.2011... HAPPY NEW YEAR... xoxo
12.25.2010... MERRY CHRISTMAS... xoxo
I told Cole to go find you & bring you to the rottie group. And Jan has told her Nikki to play with you & be by your side when you feel down & lonely. One day, pretty girl, you will have many humans who will come & love on you. Your story broke my heart.
11.24.2010... HAPPY THANKSGIVING... xoxo
05.29.2010... HAPPY BIRTHDAY pretty girl... xoxo
02.14.2010... HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet girl... xoxo
01.01.2010... HAPPY NEW YEAR... xoxo
12.24.2009... MERRY CHRISTMAS pretty girl. I know that you are being taken care of by the special ANGELS at the bridge. And I know that your stocking will be full of your favorite treats. Santa will come to see you too. I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK!!! xoxo
11.24.2009... HAPPY THANKSGIVING... xoxo
Your music is: JUSTICE FOR REGINA..written & sung by Maria Daines & Paul Killington
REGINA, HOW WE GONNA COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT THEY DID TO YOU? REGINA, WHAT KINDA WORLD IS THIS, LOOK WHAT THEY DID TO YOU...WE'RE BROKEN UP, WE'RE LIVING THROUGH THIS HOLOCAUST... THERE'S NOWHERE SAFE NOT EVEN FOR A SHELTER DOG...THEY DON'T SEE THE BEAUTY IN YOUR TRUSTING EYES... THEY NEVER KNEW YOUR STORY WHEN THEY MADE YOU CRY... THEY BROKE YOU DOWN TO NOTHING FOR A MOMENTS THRILL, THOSE BA*TARDS ALL THEY WANTED WAS A THING TO KILL... AND I WOULD HURT THEM BACK IF ONLY I COULD SPARE YOUR LIFE... I'D GO AGAINST MY PRINCIPLES TO PUT THIS RIGHT... I'D BREAK MY HEART IN TWO IF ONLY LIFE WAS FAIR... JUSTICE FOR REGINA, WE GOT TO MAKE THEM CARE. REGINA, HOMELESS IN A WORLD THAT HAS SO LITTLE LOVE... REGINA, STOLEN FROM GOOD PEOPLE WHO PICKED YOU UP... THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO OR SAY...WHAT'S DONE IS DONE... BUT IN YOUR NAME WE FIGHT TO SAVE THE INNOCENT REGINA...REGINA
The words in her song say so much. And when I finally get her song on her page, we will be able to share the beauty of this wonderful girl.
The story of the Mastiff...this dog was used by the Romans as both a war-dog & a fighting dog. The British liked the Mastiff because of its size. In our time, the mastiff is basically a FAMILY dog. This breed is also a fantastic watchdog. The home is its fortress & he knows how to convince strangers that they DON'T belong there. The mastiff will normally not attack an intruder UNLESS it's self-defense... but then again, very few people have been brave or stupid enough to find out whether the dog is serious when he stands tall in front of you with a low bass sound coming from his throat.
The mastiff is a natural born talent when it comes to tasks that require great strength & muscle power.
The personality is very relaxed & normally harmless...one who LOVES his family. He's very dependent on being close to his owners & appreciates & DEMANDS being cuddled. The average mastiff is friendly & patient with children.
The mastiff doesn't have any particular interest in hunting... this means he won't run away when you let him loose in a forest. He does love the water even though he isn't a typical swimmer. He likes to wade but can also swim to fetch whatever the owner throws in the water.
Many people think of mastiffs as slow & clumsy...NOT SO. Some are quite fast & can outrun any human being. And then there are some who are slow & lazy. Not wanting to do anything more than they really have to do.
I am guessing that that is what Regina was like. However, she didn't trust people very much.
Regina's story is so heartbreaking. I just can't understand what goes through the minds of people.
Regina was at the PROTECTORS DE ANIMALES DE LA RIBERA "RIBERCAN"..this is located in Spain.
HERE IS REGINA'S STORY:
Regina was a mastiff/mix. She was 5 yrs. old. People have said she was a CHARMER... easily frightened. She would allow them to touch her & she even gave little kisses to the rescue people. The volunteers at the shelter had just begun to gain Regina's trust.
What happens next is so very hard for me to understand. The rescue was broken into one night. Three dogs were frightened away from the facility when their quarters were badly damaged. Two of the dogs did reappear at the rescue & the third dog did come back a few days later. BUT poor Regina...she never had a chance. She was PETRIFIED & too timid to fight back. What they did to her...all I can say is THEY should have the same thing done to them. And I am NOT that kind of person. Regina's legs were tied with wire...they abused her sexually & then, as if that weren't enough, she was hit in the head until she did not have the strength to fight back. She left for the bridge, lying in a pool of blood. HOW COULD ANYONE DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS??? And why??
The people at the rescue were devastated. They said this act was SO cruel & such a terrible act of violence. They don't understand why this happened. They did say that this is NOT the first time that people have broken into shelters/rescues & it WON'T be the last.
The rescue people FEAR for the lives of not only the animals in their rescue but for their OWN lives. "We need all the aid possible to be evacuating our shelter since the cruel act of savagery to Regina, lest these people may return to repeat another offense against our rescue animals & perhaps it COULD be much worse." The workers have decided that they WON'T leave the sanctuary. They WILL stay to protect their rescues. They are just hoping that they will get the protection that they have asked for.
Here is a statement from MARIA DAINES. "Today, my heart has been broken. I read the story of a poor rescue dog in Valencia, Spain, who was sexually abused & brutally murdered when her shelter was attacked by vandals. The minute I read Regina's story & looked at the photographs of her body, I KNEW I had to start a campaign to gain justice for her death & encourage Spanish authorities to implement animal welfare law & punish animal abusers."
"NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD; INDEED IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS." -- Margaret Mead
This is just ANOTHER example of WHY we MUST STOP all abuse. To think of what this poor girl went through is just heartbreaking.
REGINA...you are at the most beautiful place there is to be. NEVER to be harmed again. You have the warmth of the sun... the beauty of the rainbows... the friendship of many fur babies... the gentle touch of the ANGELS. You are free to run, play & have a good time with all of your new friends. You will never go hungry... never go thirsty.
So pretty girl...run fast, play hard & sleep well.
WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK.!!! xoxo
Again, I want to thank everyone who has come to visit this special, little girl. I know that ALL she EVER wanted was a loving, caring home. People who would give her loving belly rubs, take her on nice, long walks & give her ALL the smooches she wanted.
"Regina's story will NEVER be forgotten, for some of us, she was alive & hopeful. She was more alive in her heart than were the beasts who destroyed her! God rest the soul of Regina."
HYMN FOR REGINA...We are an army & we fight against the destiny of your tragic demise. We come to find justice for you sweet Regina. We stand UNITED, we feel the hurt in your beautiful eyes. We are as one, joined by the compassion in our embracing souls. We will NOT forget you, precious, gentle friend. Your story has broken a thousand rules. We cannot allow your cries to fall silent in vain. You have kindred spirits on this good earth. No sentient being should endure such pain. We shall not bow down to the cruel hands on inhumanity. We must rise as the Phoenix, bearing weapons of love. To denounce this cruelty. Now we go on to speak up for your friends... In prayer & peace, we shall move mountains. For Regina & all who have suffered at fate's sad end... We WILL right this evil wrong... We will make amends.
Regina, sweet angel..."If tears could build a stairway, & memories a lane... I'd walk right up to heaven & bring you home again." "No farewell words were spoken, no time to say GOOD-BYE... A monster took your life away, & ONLY God knows why." "Our hearts now ache in sadness & secret tears still flow... But what it meant to lose you, no one will EVER know... You'll never be forgotten & we pledge in you today... A hallowed place within our hearts, is where you'll always stay."
04.03.2009...hello pretty girl...how are you today? We miss you pretty girl. We will hold you in our hearts forever. xoxo
04.12.2009...Happy Easter pretty girl. You are going to have so much fun with all of your friends today. I hope you find lots of eggs. You deserve to. WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK!!!...xoxo
05.29.2009...hello pretty girl. You have been at the bridge for 1 year. You are missed by so many. You are loved by people who never knew you. And you are in the hearts of people ALL over the world. You will always be in my heart sweet girl. You stay with Karley, Cole & the gang & when it's my time to join everyone at the bridge, I will take you with me & you will then know what it's like to have the LOVE OF A HUMAN. WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK!!!...xoxo
One of the photos below has the following saying: In memory of the abused, abandoned, the victim of man... in life, they ONLY seeked to love AND be loved... in death, they found unconditional love.
07.09.2009...I saw this saying on the screen at Michael Jackson's Memorial & it said... "there's nothing that can't be done IF we raise our voice as one." That is so true.
08.18.2009...Hello pretty girl. How are you today? So many people still can't get over what happened to you. We are just waiting for the thugs that did this to you to get caught. And then we will make them pay for what they did. xoxo
10.14.2009...Happy Fall precious girl. I am sorry that I haven't been to visit lately. I won't let that happen again. I still can't read your story & I wrote it. It just breaks my heart. I wish you had been our doggie. You would have known NOTHING but love & gentle hands. You are LOVED TO THE MOON & BACK!!!...xoxo
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