Powers is Getting the Gift of Sight

Powers…Chasing the tennis ball is his passion in life. He went blind in one eye, then the lens luxated in the other. He is going into surgery to save his sight today. It will cost us $2500, but he will be able to play ball again, take walks without bumping into things or falling off the curb and look gratefully into the eyes of his family when he is adopted. A huge thank you to Veterinary Vision in San Carlos. They take great care of our kids! Any donation, large or small to help pay for Powers’s eye surgery is much appreciated!When he is healed up, Powers will be eligible for our Sanctuary Program, where we take care of his medical expenses. He is being fostered in Antioch, CA.

Lili – Our Cocker up North needs Help

Meet Lili! Lili is a 10 year old, sweet little chocolate Cocker Spaniel. Lili was left at the

Bend, Oregon humane society by her family, because they claimed that she was sick. The Humane Society didn’t find anything wrong with her, except that she needs a dental badly. She has a lot of rotten teeth. We agreed to take her after we found a foster for her in Eugene, OR. We could use some help paying for her dental bill which will be close to $1000. If you are interested in adoption, or in helping Lili, please contact Elizabeth for details! We appreciate your help, and so does Lili!

Never Too Old for a Second Chance

JAKE STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! Jake was surrendered by owner for euthanasia for being too

old! That hurts our ears to hear, but thanks to your donations we stepped right up and pulled this sweet boy to safety.

Jake had his vet visit last week. He is scheduled for a dental and a bilateral eye ablations because he has glaucoma. His nails were so bad they were growing into his pads. We took care of that right away. Jake’s current medical care will bring in costly vet bills of at least $1,500. Anything you can donate will

help us give him the care he deserves.

We found a temporary foster but are still in need of a foster for this boy. If you are interested place fill out an application or call us at 805 687 4674. Thank you!

Coins for Cockers

coins-for-cockersMolly here! I would like to invite our SCCR friends and supporters to join us for our February Fundraiser: COINS FOR COCKERS
Simply get a large jar, bottle, or can. Download our Coins-For-Cockers jar label here to attach to your jar. Ask for your friends, family, or favorite organization to help fill your container with as many coins as you can collect! Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, workplace, school, or simply put it in your office while you work! After two months of collecting coins, you will cash in your coins and send a check to SCCR. If you would like to raise funds for a certain pup in need of medical care, we can assist you with getting a picture and bio for your group. Please help us to help the pups that SCCR is currently caring for! Contact us if you have any questions! Thanks again for all you do for the pups we rescue!

Saved from the Cold

image1In some of the worst weather conditions imaginable, a good samaritan came across two senior dogs left outside with snow on the ground. This same person delivered them to a shelter in a nearby town. Our newest volunteer, and adopted mom of Mimi, saw them appear in a Facebook posting and decided to leap into action to help! She talked her local shelter into allowing her to foster the bonded pair. She then got in touch with Second Chance Cocker Rescue, and asked us if we would be willing to pull them, and take them under our wing. We talked to the shelter and got permission to take them into SCCR. The Cocker Spaniel, whose name is Smokey, needs immediate eye surgery due to Glaucoma, and a possible injury to the other eye as well. The other dog, Clover was given assistance with her dental issues through the shelter. We want to thank Barbara at the local shelter for being so easy to work with and for offering to take care of little Clover’s dental. Lin will continue to foster and to assist with medical care. A huge thank you to Lin for her caring heart.

Lin’s report on both dogs: Smokey is so sweet! And very loving, even enduring excruciating pain, from his eye issue, and possible frostbite. He more than likely saved little Clover’s life, by sheltering her small body from the snowstorm. Smokey can hear very well even though he is nearly blind. His bonded buddy Clover is deaf, but is able to see. Clover is dear and gentle little female terrier who watches out for her friend Smokey. He does the same for her! 12 year old Smokey weighs about 36 lbs. Little Clover weighs about 16 lbs and is about 9 years of age.

image2We are asking for help with their medical care. Medical bills are likely to be ongoing and expensive. Both Smokey and Clover are now very well cared for, in a safe and warm home with Lin for now. It is such a blessing to see the outpouring of love and support for these two rescued pups! Thank you!

 

Bed & Biscuit – One Year Strong

bed-biscuitThe Bed & Biscuit is celebrating our One Year Anniversary. We are a comfy home for 10, Second Chance Cocker Rescue senior Cockers. The B&B has a comfy sofa and lots of soft dog beds all over the floor. It’s heated in the winter and cool fans run in the summer. There is a huge run that spans the entire width of the property with trees, toys and great napping spots. We are painting the inside with murals so it looks like a living room.
Current residents are Toby, Vayle, Angel, Emily, Jimmy, Robin, Princess, George, Freckley emily-cropand Trixie.
We have had a great first year, and adopted most of our B&B residents out to forever homes. This allows us to welcome new B&B dogs, and to almost double the number of seniors we can save! If you chose to become a Bed & Biscuit Club member and donate $125 or more per month, you will be invited to our yearly behind the scenes tour of the Bed & Biscuit.
Bed and Biscuit Club monthly donation membership comes with some great incentives, including invitations to a Spring Bed and Biscuit Club Afternoon Tea and a B&B Club Fall Party. For donors in the Service Dog and Guardian circles you are invited to the yearly behind-the-scenes tour of robin-and-princessthe Bed & Biscuit.  Please consider joining to help us to take the best possible care of Emily (above), Robin and Princess (left) and their friends. Other gifts will include Bed & Biscuit mugs, calenders, tickets to the annual picnics and more!

Holly’s Christmas Miracle

UPDATE: Holly is recovering from surgery and is doing fantastic. She is eating well, and is image1-4recovering quickly. Holly came to us through our Bakersfield city shelter, and we love them there!!! We picked her up the day before Christmas Eve. They always do everything possible for the Cockers they transfer to SCCR. Holly came to us with a ruptured mammary tumor, and she needed immediate surgery. I fostered her over the weekend, and I slept with her propped up so she was comfortable. Holly went in for surgery to remove her tumors one week ago today. Holly wound up having a massive tumor in her abdomen, which was affecting her breathing and her inability to get comfortable. Dr. was able to remove the primary tumor completely, and several smaller ones during the surgery. Holly will need to have another surgery later next month after she recovers a bit, in order to have her spayed, and a small hernia repair done. Dr was not able to complete everything due to the size of her primary tumor. The results of her biopsy were very promising. All of the margins around the tumor were clear, and her lymph nodes were clear as well. Her X-rays were also clear. It was a low grade tumor and her prognosis is good. We are celebrating this miracle! Holly is an amazing girl. She is about 20 lbs and is fully house-trained. She gets along with other dogs and loves everyone she meets. She has impeccable manners. I wish I could keep her, because she is definitely a keeper! She would make an amazing therapy dog! Holly will be ready for adoption in about a month, after her final surgery, to repair her hernia and do her spay procedure. We are asking for donations to cover Holly’s surgeries. I am so glad we answered the call to save Holly’s life. We could not do this without the continued support of all of you! Holly said thank you for helping her life❤❤❤!

-Debra

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