Please see this post from National Great Pyrenees Rescue at http://www.nationalpyr.org/neediest-cases
Holiday Horror Show (12/21/12)
On Friday, 12/21, NGPR volunteers descended on the home of a Finger Lakes, NY Great Pyrenees AKC breeder. The visit was necessary as the woman is no longer able to care for her dogs. Volunteers went to the house where they found six, totally unsocialized dogs who were kept in appalling conditions. Large adult dogs were imprisoned 24/7, some in crates where their backs touched the top. Their fur came up through the wire tops, and they were unable to fully lift their heads. More pictures of these horrible conditions are here.
Kuma, a 6-year-old female, who had been bred every heat, lived 24/7 in a dark, windowless cupboard. On the day after her release from these squalid conditions, a Pyr volunteer who is a groomer, started to gently work on her and was heartbroken at the unemotional, blank stare in Kuma's eyes. She said that, hopefully, with great patience, much understanding and loving care, this poor, sweet, timid girl will eventually be O.K. All the dogs were very badly matted, filthy, flea and tick-ridden with toe nails curling under. They were only allowed water once a day to limit peeing in their crates. The volunteers were told that two of the males were too aggressive to be rehabbed and would need to be euthanized. There was great joy and relief when these two dogs, once removed from their confinement, just wanted to sniff the volunteers, trees and grass.
Volunteers Bring Dogs to Lollypop Farm
The dogs were brought to Lollypop Farm in Rochester for vaccinations and were the center of attention in the lobby. All were calm and well-behaved--quite a feat for totally unsocialized dogs who had just been removed from the only life they had known. One woman cried when she met them and saw their horrible, filthy condition. Given the short notice at holiday time, these dogs will be boarded in a kennel this week or until fosters and homes can be found for them. Boarding for the dogs will be $102/day plus their medical costs. One dog has significant rear-end issues that need to be addressed. We need your help to care for these neglected dogs at a time of year where the options are limited.
Please chip in to help save these poor dogs!
All donations are tax deductible and go directly to National Great Pyrenees Rescue, a 501c3 charity.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
You can save a puppy's life for just $5! Please help us raise $300 to help save over 60 dogs in the last pre-holiday transport mission.
Email to our group from rescue angel Connie Guthrie:
Dear Michael and Friends,
What a wonderful way to end the year 2012 with lives being saved.
These puppies are among 30 that need to make the transport for December 22. And you can bet they will have a home for Christmas.
Along with these 30 puppies, we have l mom and her 8 puppies 3 days old, another 22 adults will get their chance too.
Dave and me want to thank each one of you. Without YOU these transport trips would not have been made, and lives would have not of been saved.
God Bless each one of you, and Merry Christmas.
With God's blessing we will be on the road Christmas Eve. Coming back knowing all of these precious souls will have their forever home this Christmas.
Connie Sue Guthrie President
Save Our Strays, Inc.
The Doomed Dogs Rescue Club has supported the blessed mission of Dave and Connie by donating gas money to help pay for their transport trips. We have helped save hundreds of puppies in this way.
Please help us help them to continue to save these precious lives! With over a thousand members of our club, even a small donation by a bunch of us can make a life-or-death difference to these puppies.
Could you please help by chipping in a little? A $5 donation is enough for the gas to transport one puppy to safety.
Your donations literally make the difference as to whether there is enough gas money for these trips to happen or not and whether these dogs live or die- thanks for your support!.
Posted by Mike Whalen at 11:36 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Life or death? That’s the phone call that came to our friend, Paige, of Lonestar Pyrs & Paws Texas. A young female Pyr, now named Noel, had been hit by a car and dumped. Taken to a vet – and the vet knowing Paige and her rescue – they called asking if Lonestar could save this baby girl as she needed surgery to repair her broken bones ASAP. Without hesitation, Paige said, “Yes!” Noel has successfully had surgery, but the costs are high. Can you spare $5 or $10 to help Lonestar TX? Noel says thank you for helping save her life.
All donations go directly from Paypal to Lone Star Pyrs and Paws, a 501(c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible. Please chip in - together we can save this one and many more!
Want to adopt or foster this beautiful puppy? Please contact the rescue at http://lonestarpyrsandpawsrescue.org/
Want to help? Please join our group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/doomeddogs.
Posted by Mike Whalen at 2:50 PM