Spartacus (aka Sparky)
He is currently being cared for through the Dachshund Rescue South Florida. Spartacus was turned into Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS) on Wednesday, April 27th by his owner. MDAS (Miami Dade Animal Services) is closed to owner surrenders right now, meaning Spartacus was likely brought in as an “owner euthanasia request”. However, he was not euthanized despite having severe injuries and showing aggression towards the staff (likely as a result of the pain he was in). Instead, DRSF was immediately contacted about an injured dachshund at MDAS needing rescue and we began planning for his release. This is the same shelter that had Lazarus, who I spoke about in a previous post.
|Spartacus on April 27, 2011|
|Spartacus After Surgery on April 27/28, 2011|
|Spartacus eating and getting love.|
|Spartacus with bandages and covering|
According to Simon's Foster Mom: Simon will be looking for his forever family very soon, so please share with friends that a very handsome, 4 year old, 12 lb little boy will be holding interviews for his forever family! "He started acupuncture with Dr. Sullivan last week and I have now increased it to twice a week. He is able to stand up 10/15/30 seconds at a clip especially outside when he is in view of something interesting!!!
Went to Pet Fiesta and his diet is now raw foods, chicken, beef, turkey, hearts, vegs, duck, chicken necks, lots of organ meats for repair, and to integrate with his acupuncture.
He loves to walk and I have been dropping the harness so he is more weight bearing and builds up his muscles. Otherwise all is going extremely well." Yeah!!!!
|Simon-May 8, 2011|
Patrick The Miracle Dog
|Patrick on the day (May 16, 2011) he was found.|
The City of Newark Animal Control was contacted and Animal Control Officer Arthur Skinner picked up the dog and took him directly to the Society. The veterinary staff immediately put him on intravenous fluid; his temperature was so low that it did not even register on the thermometer. He was covered with heating pads and blankets and as Society veterinary technician Gina DeSalvo held the pit bull in her arms, she soothed him, gave him warmth, comfort and bits of food. From that moment on, he looked up with gratitude in his eyes to all of the staff.
Wrapped in blankets, on a heating pad, and given fluids and attention from staff, Patrick pulled through his first 24 hours.
After a brief time at the Society’s Newark facility, he was ambulanced to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls; a referral hospital with 24 hour emergency care. If he died during that night, the team felt he would know that everyone loved and cared about him and treated him gently and lovingly. He amazed everyone at the Society and at Garden State by surviving with the 24 hour emergency care that they rendered. He was given a blood transfusion, a bath and even a walk! In honor of the first day of his re-birth, they named him Patrick, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
|Patrick April 28, 2011|
His health improves daily but he was so close to death that he is far from out of the woods. Keep up to date with Patrick’s progress and show your support here.
This is Patrick now. He is doing so well.
|Daisy (not the original pup)|
Daisy the dog is a young puppy who lives in Slater, Missouri with her ABUSIVE owner. Her owner thinks it is funny to kick her, hit her, and shake her around. Police and animal control have been contacted. Neither have chosen to help Daisy the puppy. The evidence of Daisy's abuse is in video format, you can clearly see Daisy's owner hitting her, slapping her, and shaking her around until she is completely exhausted. Daisy does not deserve this abuse! She is a sweet, small puppy who is going to end up biting someone when she gets bigger, maybe even a child. She will ultimately pay the price with her life.Joey, the Dachshund
Please call city offices of Slater, MO and politely ask that animal control do their job and investigate this case.
Slater City Offices
232 Main St, Slater, MO 65349
We need as many calls as we can! Only polite calls please!
An example of a polite call: Hello, I would like to request that animal control and/ or police officers investigate the cruel treatment of Daisy the dog by Austin Akin/aka Cory. As citizens of Missouri, we will not tolerate animals being abused and cruelly treated. Please help this dog before it is too late.
Other police #'s Phone 660-529-2243 Fax 660-529-2256
Here is the link for the Video
FLDR found a friend who could go pick him up for us. Although she has fallen in love with Joey, she is not able to foster him, due to current circumstances. This was only a temporary situation until a long-term foster home could be found. Joey has a custom cart and is very mobile in the cart and when he’s not in the cart, is able to use his front legs to get wherever he wants to go. He does not have control of his bladder or bowels and needs to be expressed several times a day. This is something that anyone can learn to do and should not be a reason to pass on this special guy. A diaper can also be used with him. Lana, the woman caring for him, says he is standing on all fours, bearing weight on his hind legs, which is a great sign that he is making improvements. Our hope is that Joey, in time, may walk again. He is a happy boy, loves going for car rides and cuddling.
Now onto the main story...
Then we get the ones who get a dog and are clueless. They let their dog out without any supervision while they are away from the house...ARG!
Here is a copy of my statement to the Animal Control Officer.
Here is some information regarding the Shiba Inu:
The Shiba Inu (柴犬) is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.
Shiba Inus are generally independent and intelligent dogs. Some owners struggle with obedience training, but as with many dogs, socialization at a young age can greatly affect temperament. Traits such as independence and intelligence are often associated with ancient dog breeds, such as the Shiba Inu. Shibas should always be on a leash, unless in a secured area, because of their strong prey drive. The Shiba who is generally confined to a small area can also be a master of escape. They are extremely good to find ways to escape their restrictive world. They can scale fences as well as burrow under them. A small opening is always a big opportunity of escape. You have to understand this. Otherwise you may have to spend hours searching for your Shiba.
So with these traits I am very lucky that Leo is doing okay. so far. We need to keep an eye on him as he had back surgery due to IVDD in January. The last time it took several days for symptoms to appear. So frustrating.
|Leo and Patches (May 7, 2011)|