LAWRENCEVILLE, GA......One Man's Trash is another Man's Treasure. That should be our Motto next to so many others I use often. Holidays are the time we see the most abuses, and most animals discarded. Sweet Daisy was picked up as a stray in Gwinnett County, barely able to walk. Starved with a massive Mammary Tumor that had erupted. We had agreed to take another pup that was already spoken for, and Daisy had no one. One look and I knew she had to come to us.
YORK, SC.......Life Happens whether we are prepared for it or not when it comes to dogs. One minute they are running and playing, and the next, they are on their back in pain or come in limping from their daily activities. No one is immune to a dog injury that happens during an outing of running and playing or chasing a frisbee. You don't have to be wealthy to own a dog, but you do need to be able to take care of basic medical needs and put something aside for the inevitable accident.
GREENVILLE, SC.....We get requests to help abused dogs all day long from over the USA. There is never a day our e-mail is not full. The request came in to help two older pups that had lots of medical issues but nothing like what we usually see. The neglect came from the Owner not supplying essential Medical Care that would prevent the medical problems these two pups have now.
ANDERSON, SC......Life in Rescue is difficult on a good day when it comes to saving these beautiful animals. I believe everyone's heart is in the right place, but sometimes, Rescuers lose sight of what the ultimate goal is. Our Focus is always on getting the best possible care for the animals. We do not get involved in any DRAMA. We do not bad mouth other Rescues. I believe everyone means well, but their passion gets side-tracked.
NEW BERN, NC......I got a desperate call from the Director of Craven County Animal Services. She was so upset about the puppy that had just been brought to them that it was all she could do not to cry. We see more than most when it comes to abused animals, so there is not much that surprises us. I waited to hear about the pup she had and then said I would help before she even finished.
BENNETTSVILLE, SC.....Beautiful 5-year-old Pitbull abused and neglected so severely he can no longer walk but wags his tail with HOPE in his eyes. How could anyone with a heart not see the pain and suffering this sweet dog has endured. Could the person that did this not once have a change of heart and turn his Life around. Everyone has a bad day, but a Life of suffering and cruelty is inexcusable.
BEAUFORT, SC.......As most of you already know, I rarely post for a dog the day the dog arrives. If I suspect this is an abuse or neglect case that has individuals that can be charged, I slow down to make sure I have all the facts. Charlie is one of those cases. She is an adorable six-year-old chihuahua that was brought into one of our Vets in Beaufort, SC. She had been attacked by a Rottweiler a week prior. Her upper jaw and the nasal area was crushed, and one of her legs was broken.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.....We got a plea from Gwinnett County for a desperate-looking Cocker that needed help immediately. The Shelter texted me back saying the Cocker had a rescue, but they had two pups that were even worse that had to get out ASAP. The Shelter sent me all of the info, and I agreed to take the two new ones. One was Walter, and the other was dear Eleanor. They both had to go to a rescue that could get them immediate medical attention, or they would have to be put down.
Hurricane Dorian has left the Lowcountry of South Carolina. We made a collective decision and decided not to evacuate this time for Dorian. We have 35 dogs that each have significant medical issues, and over half are Pitbulls. So many places have Pitbull bans that we were not going to risk anything happening to our pups. All but one of our Staff decided the safest place for our pups was to hunker down at our Rehab Facility in Okatie, SC.