PHINEAS (Aussie Mix)

PHINEAS (Aussie Mix)

COLUMBIA, SC......We may have lost Lily Beth, but we are not going to lose PHINEAS who is in the same horrible shape as she was.  These poor desperate Souls have lived their entire Life being tortured.   Puppies are not born with these horrific skin conditions.  It comes from a Lifetime of living in horrible conditions and being malnourished.   Why does this keep happening?  Does no one open up their eyes to see what is right in front of them?   Families that live next to where this is going on have to know this is happening.  Courage comes in many forms, and it starts when we stand up for these innocent Creatures that did not ask to be born. 

August 03, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
REECE (Black Hound mix)

REECE (Black Hound mix)

HAW RIVER, NC......Poor REECE was getting the short end of a stick.  Volunteers and his Rescue Coordinator were begging for me to take this beautiful one-year-old Hound.  I said NO for weeks because this is surgery someone else could do, and he was a sweet Hound that should go to a Hound Rescue.  I said No, No, No over and over again.   On week three, I got a final plea for this sweet pup before he was put to sleep.  He needed help.  If he didn't get the surgery, he needed there was no point in keeping him alive since he was suffering.

August 01, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
RALFIE (Mini Aussie)

RALFIE (Mini Aussie)

STANFIELD, NC......I am so beyond Backyard Breeders and Puppy Mills that I feel confident there is going to be Prison Time in my future if this does not stop. The abuse, stench, and neglect these innocent puppies endure at the hands of inhumane people have gotten out of control.   Every week is another horror story of innocent Souls begging to be saved.   The saddest fact of all is these pups will wag their tail even in the midst of this horror.

July 30, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
LILY BETH

LILY BETH

GREENVILLE, SC....There are no words to describe the pain and suffering this five-month-old puppy has endured.    Puppies get Demodex all the time, and they get over it with proper care.  The problem comes when they are severely neglected, and the puppies DO NOT get any medical care.  Their skin becomes infected, and eventually, the animal becomes septic.

July 18, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
MULLET (Blk. Pitty Puppy)

MULLET (Blk. Pitty Puppy)

ANDERSON, SC.....We get lots of requests to help abused neglected dogs.   The ones we take on are usually never going to live unless we step up. The Rescue Coordinator at Anderson County PAWS reached out to us in the early morning hours with a desperate plea for help or a definite NO, and they would not allow this puppy to suffer any longer.

July 18, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
DAISY MAE (Boston Terier Mix)

DAISY MAE (Boston Terier Mix)

BENNETTSVILLE, SC......Adorable Daisy Mae is an eight-month-old Boston Terrier Mix that was hit by a car and Abandoned.   She was picked up as a Stray and brought to Marlboro County Animal Shelter.   This poor pup was hit hard, and her pelvis was shattered on one side along with a broken front leg.   She was in terrible pain when we were contacted and could not say no.

July 12, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
MANNING Parvo Pups

MANNING Parvo Pups

MANNING, SC.....The last time we took on Parvo Pups, it almost broke us.  Well, here we are again on a Holiday, and we are contacted to help more pups that are already dying.  I was sick when I saw the pictures and heard the tears and anguish come through the phone of the person begging for help.   

July 06, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
ROSE (Blue Pitty)

ROSE (Blue Pitty)

BEAUFORT, SC.....Beautiful Rose is a one-year-old precious Blue Pocket Pitty that was hit by a car and left for dead in Beaufort County.  This poor pups rear leg was broken near the knee.   There was a free-floating piece of bone that had been shattered.  When Tallulah Trice called from Beaufort County, I knew we were it for this adorable girl.  She had already seen several Vets, and no one could put her back together.  

July 06, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
ROSE (Blue Pitty)

ROSE (Blue Pitty)

BEAUFORT, SC.....Beautiful Rose is a one-year-old precious Blue Pocket Pitty that was hit by a car and left for dead in Beaufort County.  This poor pups rear leg was broken near the knee.   There was a free-floating piece of bone that had been shattered.  When Tallulah Trice called from Beaufort County, I knew we were it for this adorable girl.  She had already seen several Vets, and no one could put her back together.  

 

Rose was in shock and was declining rapidly, so we agreed to have her taken to CVETS in Columbia, SC to be stabilized and then come up with a plan on how to fix her leg.  Amputation is always a possibility but one we do not consider until after we have exhausted every other option that would give her the use of her leg.

 

Rose was an Owner surrender according to the paperwork which was somewhat confusing.  The person said she showed up in her yard in March.  She feeds her but does not keep her locked up and has not done any vaccinations.  The person said Rose was following a car when another car came from behind and hit her.   She could not afford to get her medical care, so she signed her over to Beaufort County.  The person said Rose was between 3-4 years old, but that is not possible.  If anything, we think she is closer to a year old.

  

Rose was transported to Dr. Mike Schlicksup at CVETS in Columbia.   It took almost five days to stabilize her in ICU before Dr. Mike could begin her surgical procedures.    No matter how much you think, you know from an x-ray or cat scan, opening a dog up and seeing the damage is the only real way to determine if a shattered bone if fixable.   Once Dr. Mike got in, he soon realized this was not going to be a regular bone repair.   There was a large chunk of bone that was missing.  Rose would need a plate and a fixture to give her the best possible outcome.  

 

It is never a good phone call when the surgeon has to do so much repair work that they need almost $500. worth of bone grafting material in addition to everything else.   Rose's surgery was long and complicated.   She is going to need months of rehab to make sure she maintains the range of motion in her damaged leg.   Only time will tell if the surgery is a success.   Rose is out of surgery and in recovery.  She has to have a week of Rehab before she can even come to our Rehab facility.   

 

Rose is a sweet young pup that is lucky to be alive.  We need all the funds we can get to cover all of her procedures and months of Rehab.  Please, Donate whatever you can for this beautiful blue pitbull so we can help more dogs like Rose.  We have done all we can to give her the best possible outcome.  It is now a matter of time and lots of prayers for this dear pup.   Thanks for caring and giving her this chance at a new Life.

June 28, 2018 by Jennifer Smith
POPPY  (Dachshund)

POPPY (Dachshund)

ROCK HILL, SC.....Adorable Poppy is a four-year-old Dachshund that was brought to the vet after becoming lame on her rear legs.  She was put on cage-rest and given meds and sent home.  She improved and then became worse and was down on her rear legs.  Poppy was brought back to the vet to be Euthanized because they could not afford any of the x-rays much less surgery or primary care.   The hospital was prepared to put Poppy down when they decided to give her one last chance and contacted us.

 

We had sweet Poppy taken to Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews, NC where Dr. Russel Quigley, our Neurosurgeon, was waiting for her.  Everything about this little Angel was perfect except she was becoming paralyzed.  Dr. Quigley did a Cat Scan and decided several discs were compressing her spinal cord.  She would be permanently paralyzed if surgery was not done immediately.

   

When we were first contacted concerning Poppy, the first thing I asked was if she was incontinent and the second was if she had deep-pain sensation in her legs.   People say dogs have deep-pain all the time when in reality the dog is responding to you pinching their leg not becuase they feel it but becuase they see you doing it.  There is a big difference when you see what it looks like when a dog is pinched and reacts appropriately.   I have enclosed a video of Poppy responding appropriately.  It was this video that told me she would probably do well with surgery.   An animal that has deep pain will try to bite and react like an animal in distress because pinching with forceps HURTS.

 

Sweet Poppy could not have been more of a delight. She tried her best to walk but was distinctly uncomfortable and could not control her rear legs. Surgery was her only option ever to walk again.  I was elated once I saw she had deep-pain to give her this chance.   Poppy's surgery was unremarkable which is a good thing.   She is now healing and has already begun to get up and move around without any issues.   Poppy is one of the lucky ones.  It had been almost a month since she became lame and usually, the spinal cord deteriorates rapidly.  In Poppy's case the compression was slow coming on and therefore gave her more time.

 

Please, help us with this beautiful pups bills.  Neurosurgeon, Cat Scans, Surgery, and ICU all spell one thing to me, massive hospital bills.  Dr. Quigley thinks Poppy will have a full recovery.   She is a young pup that will soon be able to sniff and play to her heart's content.   Thanks for caring about her and all of our critical care pups.

June 22, 2018 by Jennifer Smith