We are saddened by the sudden passing of a fellow cocker lover and SCCR supporter, Karen Bishop-Goddard. She had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs and was a true cocker lover. Donations in her memory have been received from her friends and co-workers:
Margaret Whitney Coates,
EPIC Ceramic & Stone and Famosa- The Surface Studio,
Marc Appleton from Appleton Architects,
Gary and Karen Fisk,
Pratt & Larson Ceramics,
West Coast Marble & Granite,
Hovey Tile Art
Denziel is only 12 weeks old and could not be a more handsome baby. He is so sweet and this poor baby was in the wrong place in wrong time and lost an eye last week. We will find him a good home where he will be safe and loved. In the mean time we need a foster for this while he recovers from his surgery and is a conehead for a couple of weeks.
We heard that there were four Cockers all between the ages of 1 to 3 years old that were due to be killed in less that 12 hours at the Lancaster Shelter. Ann Summers from Cocker Connection asked if we would help her rescue all of them. Wow, four at once? Of course, we said yes. Ann got up at the crack of dawn so she could be at the shelter when it opened. She was calling on the way there trying to find someone to make sure they would all still be alive when she got there. She got through, made it there and after hours of paperwork and standing in line she loaded up four very traumatized dogs. One was in excruciating pain from an infection in the uterus. Another had been attacked by other dogs and was wounded. Her story is below.
We found fosters for two of them but Willow still needs a place to stay. She is so very sweet and docile–very traumatized at the shelter after being attacked by one or more of the other 4 dogs in her kennel. She had several fresh bite wounds and some that were apparently older, and she had a large wound on her right thigh, She was probably also victimized by dogs at her former home since there was evidence of older wounds. She has a pretty coat with soft, silky, golden buff hair and a long tail. Her eyes are bright and pretty.
Willow and Gidget are very petite, probably about 18-20 pounds. They love to cuddle and be held. Willow loves snuggling in blankets. She is a very gentle little girl, but she is scared of other doggies. Willow did fine with Sandy, but the others were too much for her, and she went to hide under a chair in the vet’s office so they couldn’t get to her. The willow bends and is a gentle tree, but it is the one that withstands the strong storms. She is a survivor. Can you help us and foster Willow?
We will update their pictures as soon as we have new ones. They were so very stressed out and bedraggled and it was so hectic that we didn’t even try to get new ones.
We were very surprised to find these two adorable King Charles/Cocker mix puppies on the kill list at one of our shelters. We jumped right on it and sent a volunteer down as quick as we could to rescue them. It turns out that they both have cherry eye which requires surgery and because of the cost no one was willing to adopt them. Well, you know what we said, “We will take them!” Oops, now we need a foster. We usually wait until we have an open foster lined up but these two were running out of time so we jumped in with both feet. Wouldn’t you?
Now they will be scheduled for a vet check and surgery then we can send them home. Any takers? We have named them Ren and Stimpy. We will need to raise $500 each for their surgeries. If you would like to help these two characters they would be very grateful!
Rambo was the cutest, sweetest, best behaved cockapoo ever! He came to us from the Lompoc shelter a couple of weeks ago and we loved his cute face after he was shaved down. He was so darn sweet, we could not figure out why he was at the shelter in the first place. Now he is happy living with a Santa Barbara family and getting all the attention he deserves.
Reggie lives to play fetch with his tennis ball. It is a passion with him almost as important as cuddling and loving his people. Reggie is only 3 years old and he deserves to play fetch and have a normal life for many more years to come. The problem is, Reggie is already blind in one eye and quickly losing the sight in the other, so he is already having difficulty playing fetch. You can see the sadness in his face when you throw the ball and he can’t find it. He needs cataract surgery on both eyes so that he can regain his vision and be happy, cheerful, ball playing boy he used to be! If you would like to help us give Reggie his sight back you can make a donation that will go straight to his medical bills.