Building A Dream

We are excited to start moving forward with our goal of building a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we img_2603are proud to have you come visit and volunteer.

IMG_2606The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit area, we will have a section for dogs who need training for aggression or can not be adopted because they are too dangerous, and finally we will have an adoptable dog area for dogs waiting for a foster or adopter to find them. We will continue to use foster homes as the base for our adoptable dogs, as they learn so much from living with our foster families that makes them more adoptable quickly. For our permanent residents, we will make a comfortable living area with what ever it takes to give them a good quality life. We will have paid staff living on site and lots of volunteers to help with the work load. We will need a work team of volunteers when we purchase our property to help build the dog’s buildings and create our Sanctuary.

IMG_2605The first thing we need is a committee of dedicated volunteers to make this dream come true…Lawyers, Realtors, business people, project managers, fundraising, researchers, etc…they will be pricing property, getting building estimates, putting together business plans, designing the theme, leading the fundraising and their goal is to make our dream a reality.

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We need to decide on a location. It has to be easy to get to, not far from a major city, has lots of tourism and inexpensive land. We are looking for at least 5 acres with a house or mobile home and garage or barn on it. One location we are looking at is Tuolumne County in the Gold Country (pictured above) where we can build an old fashion gold mining town theme. Thanks to a generous gift from a supporter last year we are starting out with $30,000 in our building fund. We will need a min of $50,000 for a down-payment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about helping make this dream come true with a donation to our building fund or volunteering tomorrow  make it happen contact Elizabeth at 805-687-4674. Help us save more senior Cockers. There are too many getting dumped in our shelters every day.

Rescued! Cocker Roaming the Streets for Six Months

URGENT: This one to two year old Cocker boy needs a foster or adopter ASAP! This baby

boy was spotted running up and down a busy street in Bakersfield< CA for approximately 6 months before he was caught. He has been starved, and he is very thin. He is terrified, and has obviously been traumatized by his experiences. He is eating now, and was taken to a vet to be evaluated. He was neutered and the vet gave him his shots. Vet stated that he appears to be as healthy as he could be with no home, and scavenging for food for months in the garbage behind several restaurants nearby. Many people attempted to trap him but finally a young woman staked the area out for 3 days to catch him, and finally succeeded. She is calling him Levi.

This little boy needs a loving and patient foster or adopter to teach him to trust again. A calm home, lots of food, and time to heal is what he needs! Won’t you help Levi to begin a new life, and to learn that humans can be trusted? He is improving, but needs a calm home to settle into. He is very smart and learns fast. Please consider a donation for his medical expenses and his rehabilitation! We could not help poor dogs like Levi without your support. He is currently in Bakersfield, but needs a foster of adopter ASAP!

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!

 

Dodger Hits a Home Run!

dodgerThis poor guy was turned in by his owners last week as a “euth request.” Fortunately, the shelter did not deem him a candidate.   An amazing woman got him out of the shelter, and is taking care of him. SCCR has offered to make him one of our Sanctuary Dogs.

Meet Dodger. He is a purebred, black, 14 year, adorable, sweet old guy.

Dodger needs to get some meat put back on his bones; he’s really, really skinny. The family that dumped him said he was incontinent. His left eye is completely white with a caratact. His teeth are in terrible condition. His nails are overgrown, and his ears are smelly and matted. He hasn’t been taken care of in a very long time.

Dodger will be visiting our vet to see what needs to be done.

We are able to help dogs like Dodger, who may get passed up on because of their age, thanks to our supporters. We are also able to provide medical care for these dogs for their entire lives through our Sanctuary Program. Any donations you can provide, large or small are so appreciated. Dodger is already wagging his tail with gratitude!

Just as our Los Angeles Dodgers are having a winning season, it looks like this sweet boy named Dodger will too!

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