November 2nd 2010 10:34 am
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As some of you know, my mommy is involved with a 501(c)(3) non-profit schnauzer rescue organization called Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc. Unfortunately, due to the economy, lack of adoptions going out, high intake of dogs, and the high medical expenses of some of the dogs, the rescue is really lacking in funds right now. We know the economy has hit everyone hard, but if you can manage to make even a small tax-deductible donation, it would really help to continue rescuing schnauzers. We thought we'd tell you a couple stories about two of the dogs on the website front page that mommy helped rescue or fostered.
Dolce is a dog mommy is currently fostering. She spent two weeks in Seminole County animal control where she was attacked by her kennel mate, and received many bite wounds, one going all the way through her foot, and a dislocated hip. Schnauzer Love Rescue was called and stepped in to treat her. This was about two months ago, and her leg was bandaged up to fix her hip, in the meantime she had no use of the leg, and lost some feeling in her left rear leg as a result. So now, Dolce hops on three legs, refusing to use the left rear leg, and the rescue is afraid she may have to lose the leg. But they are doing everything in their power to avoid that. She goes to a specialist, has pain meds every day, gets acupuncture, and has 3-4 physical therapy sessions a day to encourage to her use the leg and increase her range of motion, as her ligaments are really tight and painful. Her veterinary expenses are ongoing, but nothing is being spared to give this sweetheart every thing she needs. You would think after this horrible experience she would be dog aggressive, but she absolutely loves all dogs, and cries to see every one of them. She also just gives me kisses during her physical therapy sessions, when I know they're painful. She's just the sweetest dog, and really needs help to fund her ongoing medical care right now.
And then there's Jerri. Jerri comes out of the very same animal shelter miss Bella, my former foster pup, came out of, Lake County animal services. Jerri was turned in by his owner with severe demodex, the non-contagious mite that usually only affects puppies. His owner's neglect and disregard for Jerri's health led to this condition, and also his eyes were so covered with green goo, the vet thought he might have dry eye. But once treated, they completely cleared up, so this was also just a result of severe neglect. Dogs in this condition are almost always put down, as they are deemed adoptable. But a shelter worker pushed for Jerri to go to rescue, and even though he was older and had so many physical ailments, Schnauzer Love Rescue took him in, and gave him the best treatment. You think his neglect would make him distrustful of humans, or even aggressive, but you really never met a more loving dog than Jerri. He just loves to sit in your lap and look into your eyes like you are the best person he ever saw. He's currently looking for a home, and trust me, he'd make the most wonderful addition to any home. I wasn't able to foster him, but did help with taking him to the vet and bathing him every 2-3 days for the month he was in Florida, and I fell absolutely in love with him.
These are just two of the stories I have personal knowledge of, but there are so many more, and always more coming, unfortunately, as there seems to always be plenty of schnauzers losing their homes. So the rescue really needs your help right now.
So think of a beloved schnauzer or dog or pet you have lost, or an amazing pet that has inspired a love of animals, as my Sassy has done for me and ispired me to get involved with rescue 7 years ago, and if you're able to, please make a tax deductible donation through paypal or through check to Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc., at our website www.schnauzerloverescue.org. Or if you choose not to donate to our rescue, but some other rescue, please do that, as I know all rescues are hurting financially right now as well. So I'm asking everybody, as a rescue dog myself, to help rescue, if you're able, even the smallest donation helps. Or if you're not able to donate, consider fostering a schnauzer for rescue, transporting for rescue, or just getting the word out that Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc. really needs help right now.
Again, our website is www.schnauzerloverescue.org, and please help out if you're able.
Thanks for reading,
Precious and her mommy Jennifer
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Just sent a donation to a great rescue!!!!
What wonderful work all these shelters and rescue programs do. We have a couple rescue, no kill shelters, that we support here in ND. Both of them within 50 miles of where we live. Animals and children have been the 1st. to suffer the fallout of the hard times in the U.S..
Unbelievable how many people are surrendering animals.
Thank you for all the work you do and the time you give.
Precious you are the cutest little baby. My 1st. dog as an adult looked just like you and was very small.
We had tootsie for 13 yrs.
God Bless Your Work, Amazing Grace and Gma Keda
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