Nicknames: Independence (when in trouble), Big Boy, Baby
Birthday: March 26th 2005
Likes: A ball, he can chase a ball longer than you can throw one.
Pet-Peeves: Not getting enough attention
Favorite Toy: A ball.
Favorite Food: Anything human. He loves food.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere we take him.
Arrival Story: Indy is a pet store pup. One day my husband and I went in to see the puppies, there was an adorable black & white cocker that reminded me of my English Springer Spaniel I grew up with. My husband wanted to play with the buff one. So we played and left. About an hour later, my allergic husband, says to me, Honey can we go get him. Get who I say. The puppy! I put puppy fur all over my face and I'm still not sneezing. That is how Independence came to live with us.
Stories of animal abuse really get my mom crying. She wants to save them all. She doesn't understand how anyone can harm an innocent creature. She tells my daddy all the time that if only she could afford it, she'd buy 10 acres and save all the furbabies she could.
Recently my mom has been overwhelmed by stories of cocker spaniels. I want to tell 2 stories today and I hope that by reading this you will tell someone else who will tell someone else & in the end more furbabies can be saved.
First is the story of Peanut. A wonderful woman in CA, who runs CampCocker Rescue (campcocker.com) recently picked Peanut up from a shelter. He was in HORRIBLE shape. His matts were so grown they looked like extra appendages. He was sad and needed love. She took him to her vet right away because it looked like he had a horrible infection on his leg. The vet said he'd investigate and would get to it right away. While Peanut was being looked at she headed home to take care of all her other cocker rescues. A few hours later the vet called and said it was bad. The hair/mats were so tight on his leg that it had cut off circulation & his leg was essentially dead. He had been trying to chew it off. She knew that the best course of action was to amputate, but her vet doesn't do that so she would need to go to a specialist. A specialist who would want payment up front. She just didn't have it. So choose to have Peanut put to rest, so he was no longer in pain and could run freely at the bridge. It breaks my heart that anyone would have to make this decision. Animal rescues need our help. They are the ones out there saving our babies. Let's help support them. Campcocker needs help with fundraising and foster homes. She is committed to doing more in the name of Peanut. I've attached a link to peanuts story. I'm warning you though, you will ball your eyes out. My mommy did and she held me close all night thinking about it. Please help rescues.
Then I have another story. My mommy is a member of a cocker spaniel forum outside of dogster. A member of the forum (we'll call her Z) had to make a choice to leave her current situation and move home with her parents. She left her cocker in the care of someone who said he loved the dog and would never hurt her. He promised to care for her. Well that didn't last long, not 2 months later he dropped K off at a kill shelter. He emailed Z a few days later to let her know. Thank god she came to the forum and told us. People from all over the world sprang into action. Got on the phone, started sending emails etc. The shelter would not let K out! Not even to Z! Now K had a few issues that needed to be treated. Z knew that and she had been doing her best. Now this shelter (who at first told us K wasn't even there) wouldn't let Z have K until she was vet checked and deemed adoptable! Are they nuts. People from all over the world are contacting them, people want this dog no matter what, people have pledged money for her care, but the shelter tells our point person & Z, K will probably be PTS. WHAT!!! I'm so irritated at this shelter. (A lot more happened, but mom can't type it all). Anyway after days and days of the cocker forum coming together K will be released tomorrow to Z. Z is turning her over to a cocker rescue in OH, who is also a member of the forum. It was incredible to see strangers from all over the world come together for Z. Keeping her for a night, transport from FL to OH, $ to pay for gas and her treatment. It is amazing how much people care and can come together. As I said before there is a lot more to this story, but the point is when people come together than can accomplish the impossible. Let's all support rescue.
A beautiful Bi eyed Female Husky has been found in the Naples FL in the Estates area Here is the email Mom got.
We received a call today about this dog…unknown husky or WD…obviously, she's husky. Very pretty girl…I'm trying to find the owners. The off-duty deputies that found her were going to have to tie her out as their dog does not get along with other dogs (and DAS did not come out as requested) so she is very temporarily in my rehab crate while I try to find her owners. She doesn't look in bad shape and was hanging around G's eating there. No one had come looking for her. I'm not sure if she was maybe a victim of the fires? Huskies can travel far, so she could have come quite a distance. If anyone can help to find her owners or foster or adopt (if owners do not appear) it would be greatly appreciated. She is a sweet girl but would need an experienced home (no little kids moving fast - other dogs unknown yet). Sibe rescue is full but they are being contacted with this email and will help to cross post her. There are two other sibes here in DAS (I was told) if anyone knows another rescuer or group that might have room for one or two… we all seem to have the same problem. Please feel free to share this email. The dog is being called Crystal for the moment (for the song by Crystal Gale "make my brown eyes blue"). Blessings, dd
Here is the link to her pictures Please feel free to cross post