It has been a difficult month in rescue. After taking in 11 dogs from the 66 surrendered to Doc Williams SPCA in Monks Corner South Carolina last month, we have taken in another 15 from horrid living conditions in Columbia SC. The dogs were living on partially fenced land with very little human contact and no one living on the property. Several were in kept in kennels that when they were first seen, there were no food or water dishes in sight. Several others were running loose on the property with no fencing on one side allowing them to wander on to a very busy highway. We were told that there were several more dogs on the property that had "disappeared". Many of the dogs are heartworm postive, were blinded from untreated entropion, and were suffering from flea & tick infestation, wounds and infection. In spite of it all, they are thriving in such a short time with love and care. Your donations are needed to give them the care they need so they can start a new life in a loving home. Click here to donate and watch for updates on these beautiful dogs as they start their journey with your help. (click on blog title for full view and photos if not visable)
15 More Shar-Pei Rescued From Neglect in South Carolina
8/6/13 UPDATE: Truffles is once again not fully weight bearing on her leg and is in need of additional diagnostics and care. Because she is unable to be in a home with other dogs, Truffles has been in boarding while we continue to search for a foster or forever home but is not the ideal situation. Specialized boarding is available where she will be kept in a home like environment but we are unable to do that without your help. She will be going for additional diagnostics to see what our medical options are for her and we will update as soon as a treatment plan is in place. We have been so touched by your outpouring of kindness and generosity but ongoing support is needed to give her the care she needs and deserves. Click here to donate for Truffles.
7/14/13 UPDATE: Truffles is looking for her forever home! Because of the trauma she endured, Truffles needs to be the only dog. She is extremely loving and gentle to humans but becomes very defensive with other animals. She is playful and a busy, busy girl! She will make you smile, laugh out loud and is a constant reminder of the unconditional love and forgiveness of man's best friend.
3/20/13 - Truffles wounds are healing well and it will soon be time to make some decisions on surgery for her shattered elbow. She still has several hurdles but we are thrilled with the progress she is making. Thank you all for your donations towards her medical needs. We can't thank you enough for your continued support. As we reach a critical point in her care, you will never know what this means to us and what a difference it makes for Truffles.
2/15/13 - Truffles was still wagging and giving kisses but seems to have gone down a little today. The blackened color beneath her skin on her inside leg from the worst wound seems to be spreading and she was having more trouble with it. She was ready to go back in her comfy bed and lay down. They reminded me at the hospital that it is going to be a long recovery and we will have ups and downs. I just want to see her better every day but she has made miraculous improvement since she came in. We have to remember to be thankful for the baby steps too. It made me sad but knowing so many are pulling for her helps us to know we are not fighting this alone.
With less than 30 minutes before she was to be euthanized due to injuries, we made the commitment to give Truffles every possible chance at a better life. Her journey will be a long one and we will treat her with the caring and dignity she deserves . Her injuries are horrific and it's difficult to comprehend how anyone could let this happen to such a precious gentle soul. The fact that she did survive the attack tells us it was most likely a street fight or she was used in training but with the damage to her leg and her little body there is no doubt her opponent was formidable. Please check back for updates on Truffles as she now fights for her life and with your help we give her every possible chance. If you would like to make a donation to help with Truffle's medical expenses, please see the donation link at our website. (click on blog title for full view and photos)
Yesterday, our wonderful NASPR volunteer Kristie drove from OKC to meet Bruce's foster mom in Dallas. His new foster mom, SGT Gordon, drove in from San Antonio to meet Kristie and take Bruce back home where he will live until his Dad returns from Singapore next year. SGT Gordon has a four legged child and serving in the military herself, knows how much it would mean to know Bruce would be safe and waiting for his return. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about Bruce's needs. Special thanks to NASPR's treasurer, Kristie, who took care of Bruce and got him safely to his foster home. We are so thankful Bruce's story has a happy ending and he and his Dad will be together again on his return.
North American Shar-Pei Rescue Our new website is up and running! It's still under construction and a work in progress but I hope you find it easy to navigate and enjoyable to read. Check back regularly for updates and new information on our Shar-Pei. Thanks for visiting us!
Hello Shar Pei Rescue family :)
It was 4 weeks ago today that I picked up the little naked dog from NC and he's doing great :) I was bored this afternoon and put together this collage of before/after pictures. I appreciate all of you that have sent shirts/hoodies and coats for Shaggy. He's not overly thrilled with them, but they've kept him warm :) He's also become friends with my crew. As a puppy that has spent most of his life in a crate, he has no clue how to play or interact with other dogs. He's learning and will be ready for a new home soon. If you know of anyone that wants an old puppy (he will be a year on 12/15) that gets along with cats/dogs, please send them my way :)
Hugs and appreciation to all :)
Laura J VA