Jenny, our newest Senior, in Need

Hi everyone! Meet Jenny, a sweet little girl who may have never known actual love, during her life.

Jenny is about 15 years old andJenny1 was casually dumped in the Los Angeles North Central shelter. Not surprisingly, Jenny had no adopters lining up to rescue her.

Second Chance Cocker Rescue learned about her and were asked if we could take her into our Bed & Biscuit rescue home. Right now, we are overflowing with seniors there. We had no room available and were about to say no, when a wonderful donor named Tracey, appeared and graciously offered to pay for three months of boarding, if we would rescue Jenny. Our no turned into a yes and we pulled her from almost certain death, yesterday.

We took Jenny to out vet, where we discovered that she is suffering from flea allergy dermatitis. As a result, Jenny has very little fur on her skinny little body. She also doesn’t have many teeth – they are either missing or worn down to the gum line. Jenny has a lump on her back which we need to have checked. She was also never spayed. She has a full blown cataract in one eye and it looks like one is forming in the other eye too. Like many abused and neglected animals, she never received the care, that she so deserved.

On the other hand (paw), the good news is that Jenny gets around well, loves people and other dogs. Jenny is as sweet as they come!

We still have funds outgoing, to pay Jenny’s medical bills, but thanks to Tracey’s generosity, we have a loving spot to place her, until something opens up at the Bed & Biscuit.  Now look at her precious face.

Can you please help us, to help this girl out?

Athena Has Been Given the Gift of Sight

IMG_0255We wanted to let everyone know Athena had her cataract surgery last week. Her wonderful adoptive family pitched in and helped tremendously to make this happen.

Veterinary ophthalmologist Albert J. Mughannam, DVM at Veterinary Vision in San Carlos, CA did an amazing job! We have had the privilege of Dr. Mughannam performing surgery on other SCCR dogs. Athena’s family told us Dr.  Mughannam was really caring toward his patients and their people. They live 90 miles away, and the office accommodated their schedule by working on the weekend for a checkup.

Athena’s family told us,”Our little gal is doing great! Pressure in eyes is right on, and she can already see better. She does not like the plastic collar. The only way she wants to eat is by hand. She is now runny along the hall way in the mornings so you know she can see better already and her tail goes non stop she is a happy girl again.”IMG_0264

Second Chance Cocker Rescue is so appreciative of everyone who pitched in to help make this happen. Athena and her family thank you too!

Annual SCCR Picnic this Saturday!

IMG_2496You are invited to the 2016 SCCR Cocker Reunion Picnic
THIS SATURDAY, July 16th — Rincon Beach Park near Santa Barbara, CA    11am-3pm

Yep, we  will  be on the  beach yet again where there will be surf and sand for the dogs to frolic on, and a large grassy are for those of us who like to keep our feet dry.
Tickets  are $20 per person.
Includes a BBQ chicken lunch with vegetarian option.
Nail trimming for the pooches, silent auction, raffles,
gift bags and more!

If you have not joined us before, this is your chance to have tons of Cocker fun in the Gracie picnicsun!

Who is invited? Everyone! Adopters, supporters and volunteers too. Let’s show off our rescued dogs!
comet picnic

From Highway 101, take the Bates Rd exit just south of Carpinteria. Turn west towards the ocean and turn into the parking lot on the right.We will be right there by the restrooms. You can’t miss us.

See you there!!

Yodi’s Healing and Having New Adventures

IMG_0466Remember Yodi? He was featured in our April blog. Yodi was partially paralyzed, as the result of an accident. He does not have full control of his body, and drags himself around by his front legs. This caused a badly infected, open sore on his tushie. Yodi was given a doggie wheel chair to help him be more mobile and eliminate the need to drag himself around. He maneuvers around really well with it.

Yodi attended the SCCR Castro Valley picnic on June 19, to meet and greet everyone. His tail never stopped wagging. IMG_0484His little tushie is all healed up and the hair is growing back. Yodi is a champ in his cart. When he uses the cart, Yodi can happily wag his tail and both back legs move.  He is getting stronger and stronger every day.

Yodi’s foster mom, Lynn, had this to say about his progress: “Yodi Boo Bodi is a fabulous little lover of a dog! He loves snuggling up on the couch with his older sister Buffy (who doesn’t know she is blind).  He will scoot around on his bottom wherever she goes!!!! I don’t think Yodi has ever met a person or creature that he doesn’t IMG_6012like!  Judy’s friend drops by with her two dogs, and his Cocker cousins stop by as well, and soon Yodi will be carting to their house.  (Up a hill!).”

We would love for Yodi to regain the full use of his back legs. For this to happen, he will need continued physical therapy. Can you help financially, and make this little guy’s dream come true? All donations are much appreciated from SCCR and especially Yodi, who can’t wait for the day when he can run around on all fours.

Helen the Brave

Helen3Meet Helen, our newest sweetheart. Helen came from the San Jacinto shelter where she ended up after being picked up as a stray.  This poor girl has never known care in her short little life.  The shelter aged her at 7 years old, but her teeth are pretty good so she may be younger.
She has multiple mammary tumors, both chains will probably have to be pulled.  They are numerous and large.  
She has enormous cherry eyes; the right cherry eye is so big it has pushed her eyeball down behind it and you can barely even see the eye unless you move the cherry eye out of the way.  The left eye also has a huge cherry eye covering most of it, and looks ‘big’ (possible glaucoma) and has a huge scar on the surface, so no doubt some corneal abrasion/ulcer from a long time ago that was not treated.  She may be blind.
Helen1Her shelter notes said she has luxating patellas on both back legs, but she walks fine, gingerly, but she can walk.
The inside of her ears were absolutely black. They did not appear or smell infected, but were unbelievable dirty.

We cleaned her up and have given her a lot of TLC. She is very sweet and friendly.
She will be paying a visit to Dr. Card on Monday.
Any donation, large or small, is much appreciated toward medical attention for this girl.
She’s looking sad now, but we’re hoping soon, with SCCR love and care, her tail will be wagging.

Coco’s Story

CocoHi, my name is Coco. My life has not been easy so far. I was with a family who wasn’t good to me. A few weeks ago, police came to our house and my owners surrendered me. Fortunately, Second Chance Cocker Rescue heard about me and took me in. They saw what a mess I was, but knew that with some TLC I would soon live a very different and happy life. I promise to get these nice helpers at SCCR to take some new photos of me. The one here was on my freedom ride. I know my eyes look kind of bad. I have cherry eye and either glaucoma or cataracts. SCCR will be getting that checked really soon. I know my ears look pretty, but inside of them I have a bad ear infection which is being treated.

I’m not ready for a foster family quite yet, but I will keep you posted on what’s going on. Because of people like you, dogs like me who are in bad situations or dumped in shelters with little hope of getting out alive, get that second chance. Thank you for all you do to help us and help me to get better, and find a family that loves me who I can love in return. I’m a really good boy, I promise!

Love, Coco

 

Joe is Seeing with his Heart

JoeWe rescued sweet Joe at the Santa Cruz shelter last week. He is blind, has a collapsed vertebrae and bad skin. Fortunately, we immediately got a foster mom for him in Paso Robles. She is taking great care of him and has reported that despite his condition, his tail is always wagging.

He bumps into her other blind dogs, but they don’t seem to mind. He has mastered going out the doggie door, so he is very smart. He shows no signs of aggression. He likes to explore and picks up the scent of their rabbit. He seems happy and content.

We would love to find a forever home for Joe. He is eligible for our Sanctuary Program. In this program, you provide the home and love, we provide medical care for the life of the dog. It is a win-win opportunity.

Of course, any amount you can donate to help with Joe’s current vet bills will help!

Thank you!

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