Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a good week. Here's what's been going on this week in RESCUE:
On 3/29 RESCUE dog Mia was adopted. Mia's new home is with a young couple. Her new dad works from home and will be taking Mia along with him if he has errands outside of the home. Mia's new parents recently lost their dog of 11 years. Mia is already helping heal their hearts. They have taken her on tons of walks, to the vet, to meet Grandma and her dog, which Mia played with the instant they meet! Life is good for Mia and her new family. They promise to send photos soon. Stay tuned. Here are photos from her adoption appointment.
On 3/30 Lelah's kitten weighed 15 ounces. The kitten is moving around a lot more, exploring the world and Lelah is taking excellent care of her. The kitten is three weeks old now.
On 3/31 RESCUE cat Harley was adopted. Harley's new home is a family with a 10 year old boy named Graham. Harley and Graham are already fast friends. Graham even got to stay home from school for two days in order to spend extra time with Harley. Check out the photos on our Facebook page.
On 3/31 RESCUE dog Shani moved into foster care with Tamara. You may recall that Shani is the dog we recently rescued with the worst case of Demodex that we had ever seen. Thanks to RESCUE volunteer Tamara, Shani is getting a high quality wholesome diet, regular medication and TONS of love. We had Shani seen by a second vet, Dr. Dutton on 4/2. Dr. Dutton also said this was the worst case of Demodex that she had seen too. :( She consulted with a skin specialist, Dr. Song who prescribed a very detailed regiment to help our little girl. She has a secondary infection and while I hate to type this, it is possible that the secondary infection could take hold of her little body, causing her to become septic and sadly this could result in her death. I'm very hopefully that this will not be the case for Shani. Qith Tamara's loving care, Dr. Dutton's watchful eye and all our love and support, she will pull through this. It will be a long, slow process but again I am very optimistic that she will pull through this. She is in great spirits despite her condition, getting lots of love and enjoying life with her foster family. I will keep you updated on her condition. Please keep positive thoughts for Shani.
On 3/31 RESCUE was privileged to save another dog's life. Misti was on the "kill list" due to her being shy. Given some quiet time out of the kennel Misti became affectionate and even playful. Misti moved into foster care with Brent and Heidi who were fostering Mia. We named our new RESCUE dog Misti, in honor of Mia's new mom Misti. Misti is doing well in foster care, although it appears that she has never been in a car, in a home, played with toys or walked on a leash! :( Sadly this is not the first time we have seen these behaviors in some of the dogs and cats we save. However, we have found with patience and positive socialization, Misti will come around. Stay tuned on her progress.
On 4/2 RESCUE had a return. Former RESCUE cat Sundance, a red
tabby, was returned to us after 8 years of living in a home with her adopters. They decided they needed to "give her back" to RESCUE. :( Basically the adopters have decided they just don't want to care for a cat anymore, despite the fact that she is "no trouble at all." She is in great health, has no behavior issues and is mild mannered. Sundance was declawed by the adopters at age 5. :( It's very unfortunate that Sundance is being abandoned again, especially at her age. Now that she is nearly 9 years old, it will be very challenging to find adopters that are interested in adopting a pet that is older than 5 years of age. Rest assured, RESCUE is committed to Sundance for her entire life. She will be loved and cared for until a loving home is found for her. This photo is from the day of her return.
All of the recent cats that we rescued - Tucker, Jonas, Giselle and Sophia are all 100% healthy, have been spayed/neutered and are now ready for adoption. We have moved them into the main areas of our Feline Care Center and if all goes well, we will be saving some more cats lives soon.
I think that brings you up to speed on RESCUE events. I will continue to keep you updated on everyone. I hope you continue to come back to follow RESCUE's journey!
I hope you have a great weekend!