Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, I want something good to eat!!
|Gimme that candy or I'll give ya a kiss!!!|
Hi dear friends,
I am so excited and so is Mommy. Tomorrow is the 2010 Pest Fest in Old Town Spring
10:30 Dock Jumping Warm Water Dog Swimming
11:00 Blessings of the Animals Trap, Neuter, Return
11:30 Contraband Dogs Contraband Dogs
12:00 Rescue Round Up Parade Emergency & Disaster Safety for Animals
12:30 Rescue Round Up Parade Can a Rescued Dog Change the World?
1:00 Rescue Round Up Parade Blessings of the Animals
1:30 Can a Rescued Dog change the World? Helping the Canines with Courage
2:00-3:00 Costume Contest Costume Contest
3:30 Obedience Training Class
4:00 Obedience Training Class Raffle & Rescue Group Drawings
|See I'm ready for a smooch.|
OK.....here is why Mommy is so excited.
Sept 15 UPDATE:
Schnitzel's foster mom wrote, "Schnitzel has been to the orthopedic doc twice in 4 days because the little stinker wiggled out of his last pair of braces. Everyone at the clinic was surprised as he didn’t chew and undo any of the gauze or wrapping tape; he apparently just used his front paws to push against the braces and worked his legs out of them. Little Houdini man!! The doc said he appears to be making progress, but it is a slow process and the “Schnitzel Witzel” seems to have more patience than the people in his life.
He is a very vocal boy when he wants attention. He has endeared himself to all his foster siblings and can be usually found snuggling or playing with them. His favorite toys are the plush animals and we discovered the ones without stuffing which is a fabulous thing for all in the house since he had showered the floors in “stuffing” before then.
"He gets around pretty well considering his “boots” and always has a great attitude. He will require a lot of rehab so please consider contributing to his ongoing care. No amount is too small! Hugs and kisses from the Schnitzel!!!"
Mr. Schnitzel had his braces removed and is now “walking” on the pads of his back feet as opposed to walking knuckled under as he did before. This is a big improvement for our boy. He has also earned the nickname “Forest, Forest Gump” from some of his fans. We are now embarking on Physical Therapy for the next 2 months. Schnitzel receives regular Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapy and walks. He will be re-evaluated by his orthopedic vet in December. He indicated that we may never achieve a bend in the back knees, but he is very pleased with his progress thus far.
Schnitzel also made his debut at the Weinerfest in College Station recently… he was quite a hit. He enjoyed every minute of being fussed over by volunteers and attendees alike. In addition to meeting new friends he managed to sneak in several long naps…. the puppy was pooped! Please consider donating to offset Schnitzel’s continuing medical and therapy bills. Thank you for your support!
As you can see Schnitzel get around pretty good for as little crippled boy but look at what happened to Forrest Gump.
2. They require 2 visits to the rescue site to get a feel for the potential adopter.
3. They do a Vet check.
4. They do a criminal check.
5. The pups are spayed or neutered before they leave there.
6. They guarantee that the pups will be 100% indoor dogs and will be sent off with their won crate when they are adopted.
7. They provide everything the pups need: food, medication, spay and neuter (including hernia repair for Petey and Megan)...everything after we turn them over.
8. The pups will only be adopted into families within 50 miles of the site.
As, most of you know, most people don't donate to a pit bull rescue because of the stigma placed on the breed. They do ask for what they call a "surrender fee" but it is more like a donation of $150.00 per pup. I believe is only fair. Thanks to your generosity in the past we have the $600.00 available.
Sandra told Mommy last night that Shelby has been breathing very hard and has been coughing up some blood. Sandra is taking Shelby to Dr Briles tomorrow. Now that the puppies are weened and they are leaving home, it very important that Shelby start the heart worm treatments she couldn't have while she pregnant, then she still needs to be spayed and her skin is looking bad again so treatment needs to started for mange again. I have asked Dr Briles to give me as estimate of how much it will cost to get her whole again. We are down to $400.00 now in her Pay Pal account and we are still accepting donations for Shelby's Fund. We could never have done what has been done without help from all of you.
The following pictures were taken last night when Mommy went to see Shelby and the puppies. As you can see in the first picture, Shelby is exhausted. Sandra is keeping Shelby because no one wants to adopt a pit with one eye and sawed down teeth. If we could keep the puppies we would and Mommy has cried herself to sleep for 3 days about not being able to keep Megan. Sandra will have 5 pits and 2 dachshunds plus a newborn baby herself soon. Mommy is looking a surgery next year and I can't look after a pup.