Recently the Rescue has had to make some difficult decisions about how many dogs we can afford to help. We have been inundated with dogs that have major health issues and we would like to give them all a chance at a better life.
We remain dedicated to better lives for these dogs.
This little guy was about 9 or 10 months old when he was rescued in late November, 2006, at the last moment from a kill shelter in Tucson, AZ. He was weak, dirty, covered in ticks and near starvation. However, his largest problem was that he had multiple broken bones in his right hind leg. He could not use that leg at all. Since then, his ability to recover and even thrive in the face of his rough start to life is a miracle. The little guy now has no problems going up and down stairs, jumping on the sofa or even jumping up on our bed where he loves to sleep. Chance was adopted by his foster parents and is living in Arizona with his Maltese brothers.
Winnie has a heart problem. Digonstic testing on Feb 2 showed that the hole in her heart is small. She will be retested periodically to see if there is any improvement. Winnie is doing well and is living in Wisconsin.
Lucy Kay had Patellar Luxation in both knees. One leg was a Grade 4 out of 4 and the other was a Grade 2. The better leg was stressed because of Lucy's reliance on it. She needed surgery on the bad knee to prevent further deterioration of her good knee so she could return to an active life. Lucy Kay is now living in Illinois.