Friday, December 17, 2010
Hello, is anyone there? I thought I heard someone, I guess not. I am so lonely. There are other dogs here but I am in a cage all by myself in a back room in this building. There are no windows so I cannot see very much. I do not know if it is day or night but it is dark and cold. There are cracks in the walls and the snow and wind are blowing. I'm so cold I cannot stop shivering.
I'm hungry and thirsty, it has been a long time since The Man came in here. He put water in my dish but it froze before I could get enough to drink. He threw some hard, dry food in my bowl and his hand hurt me when I went to get a drink of water. I don't like hands - they hurt. After The Man left, I ate some food. It hurt my mouth. I heard someone say that my teeth are abscessed, I'm not sure what that is, but I know when I put something in my mouth it hurts.
Everything hurts me. My eyes are so sore and my hair sticks to the corners when the runny stuff comes out. My ears ache and smelly stuff oozes from them and mats the hair together. It hurts. When I try to move to get comfortable, the hair on my belly and neck and legs is all one big, huge mat and it pulls and hurts really bad. I am so cold and hungry and thirsty and I hurt.
I heard the children talking the other day. They were playing in the snow and talking about something called Christmas. They are very excited about Santa Claus. Apparently, this Santa Claus person checks to see if the children were naughty or nice and then he brings them many presents. They make a wish list and if they were nice, Santa fills it.
Later, I heard The Man and The Woman talking and they said that my puppies all sold at the pet store so Santa would be very good to the children this year. Is that you Santa? Can you hear me? Do you care about dogs? Just in case you do, I'm going to send you my wish list:
I wish for a home, a real one, where I can live inside and have food to eat every day and where there is always fresh water (the kind that is not frozen please.)
I wish for a human with a soft voice and a soft touch to love me. Just me. I wish for them to talk to me softly, to love me gently and to protect me from The Man and The Woman.
I wish for a bath and I wish for my hair to be brushed so that it flows pretty like the dogs in the pictures. I wish to be clean and mat free.
I wish to go to the veterinarian and get my teeth fixed. I wish that my mouth would stop hurting, my eyes would stop seeping, and my ears would no longer cause me pain.
I wish to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer with no fleas or ticks or parasites or heart worms to bother me.
I have a lifetime of love I've been saving to give a human, so yes please, I wish for my very own human. I want to give them nose licks and kisses, I want to protect them from strangers and alert them if a leaf falls in the yard. I want to welcome them when they come home every day. I want to share their life in good times and bad and I want to show them how special they are and make sure they know they are the best person in the whole wide world.
I wish for my own name, I think I would like to be called Angela.
Please Santa; take me away from this cold, dark place. I'm a good lilttle dog and I have so much to give, please help me. I'm so very, very cold.
Thank you for considering my wish list,
30796 - the dog in the back room
Monday, November 15, 2010
If you are looking to adopt a Silky Terrier and Nicky appeals to you, feel free to submit an application on the Just a Touch Rescue web site http://justatouchrescue.com/JATR/Adoption_Application.html.
Nicky needs at least one other dog to play with (non-negotiable) and she needs a fenced yard. She was clearly abused in a past home so a patient, soft spoken, loving caretaker is needed to help her understand that she won't be hit and she won't be yelled at but that she will be loved. She truly is a precious, lovely little dog who is going to make someone a wonderful companion!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A rescue friend in Michigan read the internet advertisement and offered to take him. Joey moved to Michigan and shared his new home with twenty or so other dogs. He was well cared for and quite happy for a year or so until a situation occured requiring Joey's new owner to downsize the number of dogs in her home.
Joey came here for a month or so while another rescue made room for him. He was a cute little guy who did a lot of "growly talking." It sounded like he was growling but when we watched the other dogs, they never reacted - apparently he was just a "growly talker." He did need to be muzzled in order to clean his ears or snip his toenails. We figured with all the ear infections his ears probably were painful and we knew his allergies made his feet sore. Anyway, a rescue friend in Kentucky helped transport him from Ohio to TN to his foster home.
He was in TN for a couple of months when we received a call telling us his foster mom said he was aggressive, had bitten both her and her husband and that he was not adoptable. There was talk of euthanizing him. We've worked with aggressive dogs before so I asked to have him sent back and once again our KY buddy helped get him from TN to Ohio. (Thank you Jeanie.)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Humor & smiles:
This has to be one of the absolute best websites anywhere. Most days you will laugh, some days you end up with a tear trickling down, but they are always genuine and heartwarming: http://drawthedog.com/
For cat lovers, you'll laugh at these: http://tinyurl.com/Funny-Kitty-Cats
There are also charitable organizations that help with medical expenses and medical emergencies. Below is a list of a handful of them - you can also do a Google search to find others.Help with Spay or Neuter: If you know someone with pets who needs help with spay or neuter costs help may be very close. Friends of Animals has a database that is searchable by zip code - you can get a certificate mailed to you by going to http://www.friendsofanimals.org/index.html.
IMOM.org also has a national spay/neuter program. More information can be found here: http://www.imom.org/spay-neuter/itshere.htm
Help with medical expenses: Know someone with no funds whose pet needs expensive medical treatment? If there is an AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital in the area, their vet may be able to apply for financial aid for them through an AAHA grant. Information here: http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/grant_guidelines.html
To find an AAHA accredited facility go here: http://www.healthypet.com/Accreditation/HospitalSearch.aspx
United Animal Nation (UAN): http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=28
Help a Pet focuses on helping pets of physically and mentally challenged individuals, senior citizens or children of the working poor. http://www.help-a-pet.org/
The Pet Fund: http://www.thepetfund.com/
Brown Dog Foundation: browndogfoundation.org/home
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: fveap.org
Diabetic Pets Fund: petdiabetes.net/fund/
The Mosby Foundation: themosbyfoundation.org
The Binky Foundation: binkyfoundation.org
God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity: http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html Jake Brady Memorial Fund: http://www.myjakebrady.com/memorial_fund.shtml
Feline Outreach: felineoutreach.org
Cats In Crisis: catsincrisis.org
The Perseus Foundation (cancer-specific): PerseusFoundation.org
Canine Cancer Awareness: caninecancerawareness.org
Cody's Club (radiation treatments): codysclub.bravehost.com/
Magic Bullet Fund (cancer-specific - dogs): themagicbulletfund.org
There are also breed specific organizations who provide financial aid for pets in need of medical care and there are illness specific support organizations for pets in need. When doing an internet search, try searching for help by breed or medical condition too.