Sunday, September 9, 2012
I'm baaaaaack! Back in the States and happy to be home. Whew. More on my trip this week.
I don't usually post on Sunday unless it's a Soup, and with my traveling there was no soup made this week. However. Yesterday, I came across a post on Facebook from the rescue group that we adopted our dog from, the Atlanta Boxer Rescue.
You all have heard me ramble on about my sweet little (and I use the term "little" loosely) pooch Lexi.
The group we got her from has now rescued over a hundred boxers in the Southeast US. The Facebook post caught my eye because it had this picture:
Little baby boxers.
But you guys - they're in trouble. They're all very sick. And the rescue group desperately wants to try and save them.
So. I thought I would throw this out there in case anyone else would like to donate. I made a donation myself and thought it wouldn't hurt to post. Here is their story from the website:
"On August 29, ABR answered the call to pull Jasmine and her nine five-week old puppies from animal control, where they were scheduled to be euthanized the next day. All ten were infested with internal parasites (that is the polite way to say “whip worms, round worms, hook worms and tape worms”) and were crawling with fleas. Jasmine was also diagnosed as being heart-worm positive. After the vet dewormed everybody and gave Jasmine all the appropriate vaccinations, the large family went to live with a dedicated foster mom. Unbeknownst to us, the whole family was already infected with canine parvovirus (parvo), which manifested itself a week later as diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and dehydration. Jasmine and her family are in isolation now to prevent further spread of this highly contagious and often lethal disease. Parvo is difficult to treat because antibiotics do not combat viruses, so we can only treat symptoms by administering lengthy treatments of fluids, antivirals, anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medications. Treating a family of ten for parvo is a daunting prospect, as the time and expense commitment is huge, but ABR is committed to giving Jasmine and her puppies every opportunity to pull through this and become beloved pets for future loving families."
If you feel like donating, you can do so here.
(Last Christmas, I sponsored the care of a dog who was about to be put down at a shelter so that he could make it through the holiday and came to find out later he was rescued and has a home - so you never know what good your donations can do!}