YORK, SC......We got an emergency text stating a sweet Blue Pitbull was picked up as a stray and was Critical. She was emaciated and throwing up and was taken to the ER. X-rays confirmed a Bowel Obstruction that was not passing. The plea stated this sweet pup had two hours, or they were going to euthanize since they could not afford surgery to save her.
I am happy to report that all of my Staff is finally well and can go out to see the Public. Everyone in the South seemed to have the same thing, so hopefully, we will not get anything new. During our illness, we were still taking in pups and running dogs in and out of the hospital. Sweet Gretchen was rescued during this time.
We hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready to embrace a New Year filled with much Joy and less hardship. We have been so busy rescuing and taking care of abused animals that we have not had as much time as I would have liked to do updates or posts for the new pups. It seems like the minute we fix one, two take their place. This year we have had a lot more dogs than usual that are in our Hospice Program. Their injuries or Medical Conditions are too Life-Threatening for us to allow them to go anywhere. With us, they get unconditional Love and are nurtured through their Medical Crisis.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.......Sweet Buck is a 12-year-old Rat Terrier that was picked up by Animal Control as a stray and taken to the shelter. He was blind, had pneumonia, heart, and skin issues. Someone had abandoned this poor pup in horrible shape. Besides the fact, it is winter and cold outside.
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.