Old Marine rescues Rottweiler and German Shepherd

Written by DAN LUBNIEWSKI (CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.)
Published on: January 7th, 2014

By the photo you would never know that I am 66 years old and that I have been listed 100 % disabled for 10 years. And yet I did not start my rescue work officially until 2005 the year I was diagnosed 100 percent disabled due to a spine disease, pinched nerves, multiple compressions and wedging in my back. I am not bringing this up to complain or brag. I just want to make it clear that just because you are a senior citizen and disabled it does not mean you have to give up and that you can still do something wonderful with your life and make such a difference. Every animals life that we save is worth more than all the money in the world. I have rescued over 4,000 injured pigeons off the street and doctored them with even being homeless my first  1 1/2 years of rescue work.  I have rescued countless Cats and Dogs and had many of them fixed, a few Roosters, a Rabbit, a Possum and a few others animals since being listed disabled in 2005. My 10 years living in Temecula Ca. next to the Pechanga Casino before moving to Long Beach Ca. I also rescued about 80 dogs. I probably rescued everyone's dog within blocks while living there at least once. That is actually when I really got to experience the beauty and rewards of rescue work. I guess it's all about priorities and saving a beautiful animals life should be at top of everyones priority list. I will mention this because it was a funny embarrassing rescue. I rescued a German Shepherd from its own front door in Temecula. I had thought it just ran into someones yard. It was not until I found the owner and returned it that I realized what I had done. And of course it remained my secret until now. But I did graciously turn down a reward out of guilt ( ha ha ha )  I am very heartbroken today because I had to call animal control to pick up a beautiful Rottweiler. It has been coming to my yard and decided he wanted to stay with me and literally has taken over my yard. I feed all the other homeless and neglected dogs in the area which is now over 150 lbs. of food a month but it does my heart good and I have no regrets. The Rottweiler got on top of this very small dog in my yard a couple days ago and I chased him off  of her because she was crying and he could of easily killed her. Well today my worst fears materialized and he attacked the German Shepherd next door in front of me. I went crazy screaming at them and broke it up although about 6 times they tried to get past me to fight. I was so exhausted from breaking up there fight I felt like I just ran 5 miles. I finally got the woman to take the German Shepherd in and was able to get the Rottweiler to go into my shed coaxing him with food. I really like the Rottweiler but now that he is a threat I had no choice but to call animal control. If he will attack one dog he will attack another or maybe even kill a child playing in the street. It was one of the situations where you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. I know I made the right decision but I am heartbroken for the Rottweiler that adores me. If anyone has a injured pigeon or needs advice please contact me - animalrescuer131@yahoo.com - 214 - 2721545 - Dan Lubniewski - Known as the   '' Birdman of long beach ''   if anyone cares to make a donation to help with my rescue work. You can use my  e-mail  address with Paypal.

Will You Help Rescue Others? You'll LOVE Our Work! Before: scheduled for euthanasia at the pound. After: His new family has a huge backyard!