“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela ♥

Welcome to Bailing Out Benji!

EVERYONE wants to know… What is Bailing Out Benji?

 Bailing Out Benji is a humane education organization based out of Ames, Iowa. As a small non-profit, we are all about education- enlightening citizens and giving the individual person the power to change the lives of the animals around them.

At Bailing Out Benji, we provide free lectures and presentations about various humane education topics in schools, libraries, and other public venues, as well as, utilizing social media channels and the organization’s website to provide facts, statistics, and solutions to helping animals in harmful or less than ideal situations.

Our programs include sending out ambassadors to raise social consciousness about these animal welfare issues on a local and national level and holding fundraising events in order to raise awareness about said issues or to provide immediate relief to animals in need.

For more information, please feel free to contact us 

Education is the key to getting our problems solved– so please share this with all of your friends AND always leave feedback.

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Look to the right of the page for my most popular posts (I suggest starting with the puppy mill auction post)! 


14 Responses to About

  1. DoriDotS says:

    We’ve always adopted from shelters or rescue groups. You can find puppy mill retirees that devoted breed rescue groups have saved! There are rescues like Mae & Bette, our two shy seven-year old puppy mill mommy retirees (retired 1 year and 3 years). They needed a home and are getting lots of loving and learning with us. It takes a lot of patience and deliberate socialization, but these lucky Wheaten girls are quite the wiggle-butts now! It is easier to teach them when you have a “normal” dog to help show the way life should be. Unfortunately we lost 10-year old Bailey last month to spleen cancer, but it’s great how Bette Boo! has stepped up to show Mae Mobley the house rules! :D!H

  2. I have rescued for many many yrs… until my health went down hill… I had one rescue that was to travel with me but she was killed 2 yrs ago by a wild dog …. so the last 2 yrs have been a torched life not having a rescue or rescueing.. I told myself I would still keep reposting for rescues so I would still be in that world… Well whole posting for one of my may rescues.. I saw 2 very sweet faces.. one little floppy ear girl who was a mill rescue and one mill rescue that had the hugest smile!!!!.. well I wanted a little girl but by the time i flew home she was adopted.. but as soon as i saw that smile in person, Paco stole my heart for good.. The mill had told the rescuen that he was 4 yrs old.. loast his teeth from wet food and nawing on his bars.. well after getting him to the vet. he has joint problems, and a partial collaps trakia… and cateracs so they suspect he was more of 8- 11 yrs… doesnt matter… I love him with all my heart.. and everyone that meets him falls for him too.. from yrs of being in a kennel just big enough to turn around in… to flying the world… he has come along way!!!

  3. Thank you both for your stories and kind words! You are amazing people and the animals in our world are so lucky to have you! Please keep reading and commenting on the posts you like! Feel free to share me with your world!

  4. I like what you are about! Keep up the good work. I subscribed so I can keep up to date!

  5. redshakti says:

    thank you

  6. Your blog has been nominated for the Iowa Dog Trust’s 2012 Pawlitzer Prize Award for Dog Blog Journalism.

    We have created this award to encourage bloggers like yourselves to keep helping dog owners around the corner and around the world by offering them quality instruction, information and guidance. This award will hopefully bring some much needed attention to some great but, lesser-known blogs too.

    Please visit the page linked below to find out how you can win the Iowa Dog Trust’s 2012 Pawlitzer Prize.


  7. Hello! We found your blog from Iowa Dog Trust– congrats on your recent award! We like your message and look forward to reading more of your posts and learning more about you!

    Have a great day!

    -Deanna and the Crew: Harley, Scarlett, Chelsea and Roory

  8. I also found your blog on Iowa Dog Trust. Interesting advocacy you are doing here. And I am glad you have left out scary pictures of hurt animals.

  9. DeAnn says:

    I was reading your “My Auction Adventures” and was wondering how to go about finding out what the inspection reports are saying about a place? All I can find is the license number was but I need the customer or certificate number of a place to see what kind of violations were made against a place. How can I go about finding that information?

  10. Ust stumbled on your site while researching a quote I found on Facebook. I’m impressed and will link your blog to ours. Good work!

  11. bethweyer says:

    I writing to let you know that in Berlin Ohio heart of Amish country that is a pet store run by Amish that have dogs possible from a puppy mill. They avertise in alot of local papers the dogs they have for sale. I had a friend that had gotten a min pin from there never got sick but the shop was pretty bad. Maybe it is nothing but the dogs are coming from some where i hope that some one could check it out . The ads in the paper have been in for at least 4 years . Thank for your time

  12. I rarely leave responses, but i did a few searching and
    wound up here Bailing out Benji | Educating the individual about Animal Welfare.
    And I do have some questions for you if it’s allright. Is it just me or does it give the impression like a few of these responses appear like they are left by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting on additional sites, I’d like
    to keep up with everything new you have to post. Could
    you make a list of every one of all your social pages
    like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  13. Kathy George says:

    Thanks for all you do.

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