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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help this rescue pom get a new name

 This precious 7 year old baby needs multiple medical issues addressed, as well as a name. He was turned in as a stray; he needs neutering, a dental and some major orthopedic "fixin". He has a luxating patella so severe it makes his knee curve under his belly; his only complaint is that he can't switch sides when it comes
to marking my 18 pine trees!
He is also fighting pneumonia, which will give me time to come up with a creative fundraising project for the
knee. A certain vet sometimes slips during surgery  and a dog ends up neutered, it's weird, so we're probably  looking at 550.00 for dental and knee.
Thank you God for all of my vets!
He is heartworm negative and weighs maybe 7 lbs.
Now to the most important task, a new name!
His working name is Elfin. Please add your original suggestions here to give him a new name to go with
his new start!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's raining cats and chihuahuas in Houston rescue

Kitten season runs from March to November in Houston, where  more kittens are available for adoption than there are homes. Even sadder, the availability of kittens overwhelms shelters and rescue groups with "less adoptable" adult cats. Talk about age discrimination! I don't get it. I am currently fostering Stephen Lee the kitten, who is a definite deterrent to me fostering a kitten in the future. He is on the left in the orange cat picture.(ok, he is really a cream tabby, not orange) He is very cute but very energetic.Fortunately the adult male cats have pretty much raised him; the females have tried to ignore him. SL was handed to me when he weighed 8 oz and is named after Stephen L. Burda, DVM of Jester Plaza Vet Clinic who saved his life(mostly by email :) when he had multiple problems. One eye is slightly smaller than the other as well.
Temple on the right was himself raised by a surrogate mom after his biological mom killed the rest of his litter
and he in turn has helped raise Stephen Lee. He is a year old and named after a type of Florida orange.

The top picture features another overabundant breed rescue "client". Chihuahuas are everywhere! Yes, Paris Hilton did contribute to this problem, but so did Traders Village in my opinion and Taco Bell was the original criminal. Their demand at shelters has gone way down. 3 year old  Rica on the left feels discriminated against. She came from a backyard breeder of a different breed, who surrendered those dogs to that rescue. I was asked take Rica(and her heartworms). She has been successfully treated and has also settled down a bunch. She is quite the snuggler and despite the picture, does get along with cats.

Not showing well, but also an affectionate, sometimes sportingly feisty baby, is Tucker. He is a 2-3 year old
declawed Siamese male, dumped at a shelter by an owner who could no longer be bothered. He has been
a great coparent to SL and of course gets along with dogs.

All of these babies need permanent homes...outta of mine! They all are used to dry food only and none are
picky eaters nor have any health problems.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Keep voting at the Pepsi Refresh Project for heartworm positive dogs in Houston

Another update-We are hanging on to #7 in the voting to receive a 5000.00 grant to treat heartworm positive dogs in Houston! I am cautiously optimistic; would like to be a little further away from the bubble, so
please email your buds to still vote everyday until 3/31. I have had the best luck with this website designation: Thanks to so many people who have faithfully done this to ensure saving a bunch of dogs.
We are under The Planet.
Emme, pictured in the last update, did start the slow treatment, so that is good news!

I am picking up a really sad looking Norwich terrier from Harric County on Thursday, she is probably going to be heartworm positive. She is so matted I am hoping no mosquitos were able to get thru.Thanks to the
phantom donor who is paying her transfer fee outta there! For some reason I cannot dowwnload her picture
here but have been able to email it, so feel free to ask to see her!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pepsi Refresh Project for heartworm dogs in Houston, like Emme

I have neglected to give an updated status, I am so sorry!

We were stuck at #18 then #16 place for much of the 1st  Pepsi Refresh promotion last month. I decided not to try again in this monthly project because I didn't want to be intrusive to people. Pepsi however automatically reentered
every one from #11 to #100.(yea!) We have not been below #9 yet this month. Since they fund the top
10 projects in the voting, I am so pleased and excited that so many people have stuck with it.

This is Emme, a silky terrier mix, who has been waiting for heartworm treatment since November 09. I will be fostering her as
long as it takes. She is 3 years old and weighs 14.6 lbs. She is so very shy she will need a fairly quiet, all adult home. She says a home with other small dogs and/or cats is ok.