Saturday, August 14, 2010


This is a Genealogy Blog in progress; researching and discovering the lives of my Ancestors. Researching surnames BERRY, BEARY, ROGERS, RODGERS, JACKSON, BANKSTON, ADAIR, HOSKINS, ELLIS, ROPER, McCOLLUM, and more...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Woman Cares for 45 Abandoned and Abused Dogs; she lost her job and her house is now almost empty!

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Woman Cares for 45 Abandoned and Abused Dogs; she lost her job and now her house is almost empty!
Call Leah Van Marion cell: (501) 215-1564.
August 1, 2010

Perry County, Arkansas does not have an animal shelter. But for 12-years Leah Van Marion, has made it her mission to take in abandoned and abused animals. The economy has since caught up with her. She lost her job but refuses to turn animals away.
She loves all 45 of her dogs; they all have names and personalities, and need homes.
Taking care of them is a labor of love because going through 50-pounds of food a day without a job to support them; Van Marion has been selling aluminum cans, scrap metal and furniture. She explains, "The house is just about empty except for the refrigerator and TV."
She is at her limit, but with it being dog breeding season, puppies are being dropped off, while donations have stopped. "After a while donors forget and I understand you know. It's difficult times for everybody," Van Marion says.
Each dog came from a life of neglect and abuse, Van Marion has let them take over 40-fenced in acres. She still keeps up with their vaccinations, gets them spayed and neutered, plays with them daily, but she has spent her life savings in order to keep them healthy and to give them a chance at life.
She says, "You do what you can, even when you don't have, so you do the best you can. I'm not in a business. I'm just a person who loves animals.
She loves them enough to let them go to a loving family. "Of course I cry afterwards because I always miss them, but to know they got a good home is great. Animals are here for us to take care of, they are here for us to enjoy, not abuse, abandon or throw away like trash. God put them here for companionship and you know I love them."
Van Marion asks, if you can't adopt, at least sterilize your own pets. "I happen to be one of hundreds probably who does this, and if you know of anyone who does this, help them out. Everyone who tries to find homes for these babies because it's a tough job right now it's not easy, it is not easy."
Van Marion is looking for a part time job.

She will not adopt a dog out without being spayed or neutered. It cost her $60-$80 dollars per animal.


Leah Van Marion cell: (501) 215-1564

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BERRY Family Tree Takes Root

I have officially started my BERRY Genealogy blog. BERRY Family Tree
I will be discussing my other related surnames also. I am sure we can make a connection! I seem to be finding and adding new Ancestor Surnames daily! Genealogy is so addicting. Except when you smack into that brick wall and can't seem to break through. I had hit a brick wall for literally years with my BERRY and ROGERS Family Tree until this last May 2010. I made a discovery on which tore down that wall! I am so thankful for that site. It has so much information and it is FREE! I am a disabled Veteran and live on a very limited income. Free is for me.

Check my new blog out daily. Follow me and pass the word on to your friends who have the Genealogy fever! Feel free to leave comments and suggestions as I am just starting out with my new blog and will gladly accept any advice on constructing it.
Happy Hunting! BERRY Family Tree

BERRY Genealogy

Hi Everyone! No I did not fall off the face of the earth! lol I still care about animals and animal welfare very much. I finally hit pay dirt on my Genealogy research! Yeah!!! I am sure many of you know how addicting Genealogy can be!! I have not been on Facebook, Blogger, eHow and etc. for over a month... I have been too busy with all my Genealogy leads I have discovered! I will be starting my new blog about Genealogy and my Ancestry lines I am researching very soon. I am not sure if I will be using Blogger or a different blog service. Does anyone have any suggestions for me about a different blog site to use that they prefer to Blogger? I will still be active on this blog. I will always be concerned about animals. Does anyone have these surnames in your Genealogy? If you do, please contact me!! These are the surnames I am researching: BERRY, ROGERS, RODGERS, JACKSON, BANKSTON, ADAIR, PEARSON, PIERSON, ELLIS, McCAY, MIDDLETON, WILLIS, MAYES, HOSKINS, HASKINS, ROPER and more...