The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.

Curry Faces Surgery to correct Legg-Perthes-Disease

Curry Faces Surgery to correct Legg-Perthes-Disease



7/1/15 Update: Congratulations to Ember (formerly Curry) who brought home some amazing scores this weekend in Agility.
Ember’s mom Joanne writes:
“I wanted to let you know that these are from this past weekend, we were competing at Dacof. The Dog Agility Competition of Florida. We Got 2 firsts and 1 third and we were placed second in our height group. Not bad for a rescued disabled dog! Thank you again for rescuing her.”


Curry, now Ember

11/19/12 Update: This is from Embers first USDAA trial, not too bad eh? So pleased with how she is coming along but we still have a long way to go to strengthen her leg. She is the best dog EVER! Thank you for saving her, i couldn’t imagine life without her.

Curry, has been in pain her entire life

12/1/11 Update:  I am sad to report that Curry has a non-reversible and degenerative disease that is common in toy breeds, but rare in the herding breed.  It’s called Legg-Perthes Disease and the only option is surgery.   I fostered Curry for over a week, and her energy and focus amazed me.  I never suspected that she has been in tremendous pain, and I suspect she’s been in pain most of her young life.

We hear from Border Collie enthusiasts that Border Collies will work for hours even when they’re in pain, and Curry is a testament to that.  Her foster, Joanne, adores her and Joanne has offered to see her through this surgery including rehabilitation.

We are also very blessed to have a tremendous amount of support in the veterinary and rescue community.  This surgery could easily cost thousands of dollars, but we have great people who are going to help us keep the cost down to a minimum.  I have created a Chip In fund, and I’m asking for your help to help pay for her surgery.  The Veterinarian is confident that Curry can live a normal and very active life after her surgery.  If you can donate, click on her Chip-In Page.

Updates on Curry will be made here on her page, and on her Photo album on Facebook.

02/08/12 Update:   She is doing well her surgery was almost a month ago. She needs alot of physical therapy as she doesn’t want to use her leg due to the lack of muscle. The vet said she hadn’t used it for so long that muscle atrophy had set in and it was going to be very difficult to get her to use it properly as she finds it easier to use 3 legs. So that’s were I am at the moment, I am doing strengthening exercises with her every day but as soon as I stop she goes back to three legs again. She really needs to swim in deep water but not really possible at the moment due to the weather. The only place I know of is in Lakeland which is quite a distance and the place in Orlando only has an underwater tredmill which is no use. We will keep at it at the moment.




Julie Garlington a wonderful animal artist has graciously offered to donate a painting to the highest bidder. She will paint from a photo of your pet. All proceeds go to help Curry through her surgery and rehab. The bidding begins tomorrow Jan.3, 2012 and will end Jan. 24th. Let’s Git er done for Curry! This link will show you her work! Go to Curry’s chip in to bid and designate for Silent Auction!

Click here to bid!






Curry, always ready to play

History:  Curry is approximately 12-18  months old, and is full of energy!  She was rescued by Erika Fontana.  We had the chance to meet Curry at the reunion, and she went straight for the lake!  Curry is very intelligent, and has a lot of ball drive, which would make her a great candidate for frisbee or agility.  She will be transported to me this week, where she will be spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped!  Stay tuned for updates!

You can watch her video on Facebook, and review her photo album on Facebook as well.

11/18/11 Update:  WOAH!  What a girl!  She has more focus and ball drive than I’ve ever seen in a Border Collie.  She’s small, and full of energy.  This is a performance dog for sure.  She makes my dogs look like fat lazy cats!


Woo Hoo!

10/4/12 Update:

Just to let you know, Ember has her first agility trial on October 14th in Orlando. She is fab, she has taken to agility like a duck to water, (she loves water too). I have a short video of her I will send also. I will let you know how we get on. Fingers crossed for us.

Jo Tunbridge

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