The JABCECC believes that every animal has a right to live, not just as a species, but as an individual. 

Currently, the JABCECC is focusing on the rescue of primitive dogs, mainly New Guinea Singing dogs.  The founders of the JABCECC started their passion for these dogs with the rescue of Luxx and Archie.  They made a commitment to ensure a large portion of the center is dedicated to identifying singers in need of rescue, obtaining singers from the hands of exotic breeders, identifying new potential foster and forever families for these unique dogs, and educating the public about them and the requirements for pet ownership.  In the year we have been up and running, we managed to participate and help secure the rescue of 5 NGSDs both within the US and internationally. We did not accomplish this alone but with the help of the New Guinea Singing Conservation Society and other NGSD conservationists these dogs are currently being loved!

LUCI and VONN (Luxxy's parents)

Luxx and Vonn, together and happy at the farm before they were sold to the exotic breeder. Mans' first BFF?: The Living FOSSIL TheNew Guinea Singing Dogs The New Guinea Singing dog (NGSDs) is truly a living fossil.  It is though by many that these dogs are very similar the first canids to leave their home in the wild to live beside man and go on to become our best friend and companion.  In the 1950's two of these dogs were brought to the United States.  They became the founders of a captive population of these dogs created in order to ensure this valuable link in the evolution of dogs was never lost.  Due to development in New Guinea as well as the introduction on modern dogs this was, and remains a real possibility.  Unfortunately, due to the unique status of these dogs they often need our help.  People exploit their rarity as a way to make a quick buck with zero regard for their well being.  It is at these times kind souls need to step forward and rescue these animals from the wretched existence provided and give them the love and dignity they deserve.  Two NGSDs that currently need help are Luci and Von.  The Canadian Singers: The ones left behind - THEY NEED OUR HELP TO Re-SPARK THEIR LIGHT!! Vonn: The Stoic       Vonn is a Senior NGSD from Canada, approx. 11 years old, and was born in a small roadside zoo in Canada to a small group of NGSD’s that called the zoo home for over 25 years. All of them were members of a NGSD legacy that stretches back for almost 30 years. They are descended from very important NGSD Founders imported to Canada from Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia.  Vonn did not have frequent interactions with people as a puppy and therefore is not socialized. It is possible Vonn could have been abused and was living in a very stressful situation.  In time we hope with trust, love, and respect he will allow us to be his friend and receive the love we wish for him. He is very handsome and special.  Vonn is the LAST full blood, remaining New Guinea Singing Dog from this very important original Canadian Line. Luci: The Love Luci is 5 years old, also born at  the zoo and descended from 5 Singers purchased and brought to the zoo in 2007.  Luci had puppies while at the zoo, some of which, were a rare Black and Tan coloration.  This coloration is seen in wild NGSDs but has only been seen 10-12 times in the captive population.  Luci is very gentle, social and loves to be held and snuggled.   She wants nothing more than a soft bed and unconditional love. CANADIAN SINGER STORY: The FORGOTTEN Life in a roadside zoo: Harsh weather and not enough love. Life was very, very hard for the Singers in Canada, extreme winters, interactions and high mortality rates kept their population very small.  They were isolated and ‘forgotten’ for many years until a small group of Singer Enthusiasts stepped in to try to save the Canadian Singers.  Seven Singers/pups were imported into the U.S. from Canada and placed in private homes from 2013-2015, including 3 of Luci’s own babies.  The zoo was having many issues in Canada, and was forced to close its doors and sell all of their animals, including the Singers. Vonn and Luci were sold to an exotic animal  breeder by the zoo whose intent was in making $$ from the sale of their pups. He thought they would ‘make’ rare black and tan puppies that could be sold for a lot of $$$!  Luci and Vonn did have a litter with this breeder; howeverhe had a very hard selling/placing their puppies.  This left Vonn and Luci of little to no worth to the exotic breeder.  Little care was provided to them and both were kept in very small areas with many other dogs, becoming increasingly stressed, fighting each other and trying to fight other dogs kept by the breeder. There was no love given and the light in their eyes diminished quickly!!!  Luci was severely hurt by Vonn in early 2017 after 3 years together as a bonded pair, she has numerous permanent injuries and scarring.  Their diet consisted of the lowest quality of dog food available.  They were not under any veterinary care and it is evident Luci self-healed in pain and suffering from her injuries. It is suspected Vonn has been hit/beaten, although he retreats and cowers rather than showing aggression.   Both have been damaged mentally and physically and have a long road ahead of them.   The nasty conditions they lived in at the exotic breeders and the light disappearing from their eyes! Luci was living in a small box with poop everywhere. Her scars are visible on her face and the loving girl is scared and without hope! It only took a very short time with this exotics breeder and the stress of their conditions severed the love they had for each other.  Vonn would turn on Luci and they would have very nasty fights.  Vonn living in filth. SAVING LUCI AND VONN!! Restoring their light One of the NGSD enthusiast, Gayle Person,  never gave up looking for Luci and Vonn - she never gave up hope that she would find them and bring them into love and light.  She has been their biggest advocate and has spent a better part of 6 years devoted to saving the Canadian Singers (with the help of others).  Her tenacity and love for these babies was tireless and SHE FOUND THEM!!!! Luci Safe in Gayle's loving arms!! Two months ago it was discovered the exotic breeder was selling ‘his breeding pair’, Vonn & Luci.  Inquiries were made, photos exchanged and it was apparent both were in immediate need of rescue!!  The photos were heartbreaking and neither one looked like the same singers he purchased 2 years ago!  They had lost their light, their hope and the hard life they were enduring showed in their eyes!! Through the joint efforts of the JAB Canid Education and Conservation Center (a non-profit organization), the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society (NGSDCS), Don Ehrlich; long time Singer Conservationist & Historian, and a small group of private Singer Conservationists, Vonn and Luci were purchased from the Exotic Breeder,  thanks to a generous donation from the NGSDCS and a generous donation from White Label Juice Co. After what seemed like a very long 30 day wait for rabies quarantine they were quietly shipped to the U.S. Three amazing and heautiful souls, Gayle Person (the Candian Singer Mama Bear), Heidi Ann (we call her the Auntie Heidi), and Matt Person (the fearless animal advocate) stopped their lives and drove to get these babies and bring them into the loving care of Don Ehrlich, Singer expert. After 20 hours road trip,  that included a hotel stay and for Luci, the first time ever sleeping in a bed, or indoors, they made it to a private facility to start their healing process.  They are housed in separate spacious pens with enrichments next to each other and a diet of supplemented meat to help them heal. Vonn in his new sanctuary for healing Vonn learning how to love and trust again PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY Singing again!!! BE LOVE, LIFE, and LIGHT for those needing a voice!

Luxx and Vonn, together and happy at the farm before they were sold to the exotic breeder.


Mans' first BFF?: The Living FOSSIL TheNew Guinea Singing Dogs

The New Guinea Singing dog (NGSDs) is truly a living fossil.  It is though by many that these dogs are very similar the first canids to leave their home in the wild to live beside man and go on to become our best friend and companion.  In the 1950's two of these dogs were brought to the United States.  They became the founders of a captive population of these dogs created in order to ensure this valuable link in the evolution of dogs was never lost.  Due to development in New Guinea as well as the introduction on modern dogs this was, and remains a real possibility.  Unfortunately, due to the unique status of these dogs they often need our help.  People exploit their rarity as a way to make a quick buck with zero regard for their well being.  It is at these times kind souls need to step forward and rescue these animals from the wretched existence provided and give them the love and dignity they deserve.  Two NGSDs that currently need help are Luci and Von.

 The Canadian Singers: The ones left behind - THEY NEED OUR HELP TO Re-SPARK THEIR LIGHT!!

Vonn: The Stoic      
Vonn is a Senior NGSD from Canada, approx. 11 years old, and was born in a small roadside zoo in Canada to a small group of NGSD’s that called the zoo home for over 25 years. All of them were members of a NGSD legacy that stretches back for almost 30 years. They are descended from very important NGSD Founders imported to Canada from Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia.  Vonn did not have frequent interactions with people as a puppy and therefore is not socialized. It is possible Vonn could have been abused and was living in a very stressful situation.  In time we hope with trust, love, and respect he will allow us to be his friend and receive the love we wish for him. He is very handsome and special.  Vonn is the LAST full blood, remaining New Guinea Singing Dog from this very important original Canadian Line.

Luci: The Love
Luci is 5 years old, also born at  the zoo and descended from 5 Singers purchased and brought to the zoo in 2007.  Luci had puppies while at the zoo, some of which, were a rare Black and Tan coloration.  This coloration is seen in wild NGSDs but has only been seen 10-12 times in the captive population.  Luci is very gentle, social and loves to be held and snuggled.   She wants nothing more than a soft bed and unconditional love.

CANADIAN SINGER STORY: The FORGOTTEN
Life in a roadside zoo: Harsh weather and not enough love.

Life was very, very hard for the Singers in Canada, extreme winters, interactions and high mortality rates kept their population very small.  They were isolated and ‘forgotten’ for many years until a small group of Singer Enthusiasts stepped in to try to save the Canadian Singers.  Seven Singers/pups were imported into the U.S. from Canada and placed in private homes from 2013-2015, including 3 of Luci’s own babies.  The zoo was having many issues in Canada, and was forced to close its doors and sell all of their animals, including the Singers. Vonn and Luci were sold to an exotic animal  breeder by the zoo whose intent was in making $$ from the sale of their pups. He thought they would ‘make’ rare black and tan puppies that could be sold for a lot of $$$!  Luci and Vonn did have a litter with this breeder; howeverhe had a very hard selling/placing their puppies.  This left Vonn and Luci of little to no worth to the exotic breeder.  Little care was provided to them and both were kept in very small areas with many other dogs, becoming increasingly stressed, fighting each other and trying to fight other dogs kept by the breeder. There was no love given and the light in their eyes diminished quickly!!!  Luci was severely hurt by Vonn in early 2017 after 3 years together as a bonded pair, she has numerous permanent injuries and scarring.  Their diet consisted of the lowest quality of dog food available.  They were not under any veterinary care and it is evident Luci self-healed in pain and suffering from her injuries. It is suspected Vonn has been hit/beaten, although he retreats and cowers rather than showing aggression.   Both have been damaged mentally and physically and have a long road ahead of them.  

The nasty conditions they lived in at the exotic breeders and the light disappearing from their eyes!
Luci was living in a small box with poop everywhere. Her scars are visible on her face and the loving girl is scared and without hope!

It only took a very short time with this exotics breeder and the stress of their conditions severed the love they had for each other.  Vonn would turn on Luci and they would have very nasty fights. 
Vonn living in filth.

SAVING LUCI AND VONN!!
Restoring their light
One of the NGSD enthusiast, Gayle Person,  never gave up looking for Luci and Vonn - she never gave up hope that she would find them and bring them into love and light.  She has been their biggest advocate and has spent a better part of 6 years devoted to saving the Canadian Singers (with the help of others).  Her tenacity and love for these babies was tireless and SHE FOUND THEM!!!!
Luci Safe in Gayle's loving arms!!

Two months ago it was discovered the exotic breeder was selling ‘his breeding pair’, Vonn & Luci.  Inquiries were made, photos exchanged and it was apparent both were in immediate need of rescue!!  The photos were heartbreaking and neither one looked like the same singers he purchased 2 years ago!  They had lost their light, their hope and the hard life they were enduring showed in their eyes!! Through the joint efforts of the JAB Canid Education and Conservation Center (a non-profit organization), the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society (NGSDCS), Don Ehrlich; long time Singer Conservationist & Historian, and a small group of private Singer Conservationists, Vonn and Luci were purchased from the Exotic Breeder,  thanks to a generous donation from the NGSDCS and a generous donation from White Label Juice Co. After what seemed like a very long 30 day wait for rabies quarantine they were quietly shipped to the U.S.


Three amazing and heautiful souls, Gayle Person (the Candian Singer Mama Bear), Heidi Ann (we call her the Auntie Heidi), and Matt Person (the fearless animal advocate) stopped their lives and drove to get these babies and bring them into the loving care of Don Ehrlich, Singer expert. After 20 hours road trip,  that included a hotel stay and for Luci, the first time ever sleeping in a bed, or indoors, they made it to a private facility to start their healing process. 

They are housed in separate spacious pens with enrichments next to each other and a diet of supplemented meat to help them heal.
Vonn in his new sanctuary for healing
Vonn learning how to love and trust again

PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY
Singing again!!!


BE LOVE, LIFE, and LIGHT for those needing a voice!

MINGO: 

We were alerted that an older singer was up for auction at an exotic breeder auction.  The auction was occurring across the country from us. Our friend, Victoria, who informed us of this special guy, offered to bid on him for us and help transport him to foster care. We quickly got on social media and the phone and started contacting our primitive dog friends to see who could foster him.  Of course, there was a hurricane on the way and it was about the hit the route Mingo needed to be transported!!  Through the primitive dog community, we managed to rescue this sweet singer and place him in the home of a long time New Guinea Singing dog conservationist and lover.  This is a photo of Mingo the evening he was welcomed into his new home!! A very happy singer and a very loved singer.  It is why we do what we do!!!

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Mingo in a crate at the exotic animal auction. When we saw these photos, we knew this boy needed to be saved!!  We owe them more!!

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Mingo in his new forever home, loving and being loved!!  Success stories like this take a village to make happen and require the sacrifice, commitment, and passion of so many beautiful humans. The reward is never financial, it is in this picture that motivates us to do what we do! If you want to help us, help them - join our canid family!!

The two singers with no names:

Once again, our friend, Victoria, informed us of two singers up for auction on a secret exotic auction page on Facebook.  They were being posted as a breeding pair and we knew we needed to get these two singers out of the hands of exotic breeders and into the safe hands of NGSD conservationists. Once again, we got on the phone and social media and connected with our singer friends and primitive dog friends. We received the support of the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society and funding to bid on these two singers.  We went quickly to work, bidding on them and when we felt all hope was lost, Victoria saved the day and found out that one of the rules were violated and we WON the bidding. The excitement was felt across the country!!! Now, we needed foster care for them until we could identify a permanent placement.... and of course, they were across the country. Our friend, Victoria, stepped in once again and agreed to secure their transport and place them in foster care with a mutual friend. From there, the angels in the NGSD world, Deneen, Sue, and Gayle jumped in and secured a placement for them.  We found out that these two singers had NEVER been given names... NEVER BEEN GIVEN NAMES!!!  This broke our hearts!!! The female also had two litters of puppies (she is only 3) and neither litter survived!  Rescuing singers from the hands of exotic breeders is critical for their genetic integrity and to ensure these pups don't find themselves in shelters because of irresponsible people.  The commitment and sacrifices each and every person who participates in rescue makes is only reinforced by the few success stories we have in the rescue world. While we focus on rescuing primitive dogs, the number of homes that can accept these dogs are limited. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a NGSD into your home, please contact us. We are always looking for responsible and capable people to join our community - as it takes a village!!!

Singer boy never given a name...finally has been given a name, Melbourne!!!

Singer boy never given a name...finally has been given a name, Melbourne!!!

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