Posted on March 15, 2017 by Elizabeth Mazzetti
When we first met Stanley, he was skin and bones, and had been criminally neglected for
years. On intake, the shelter report said he was 19 lbs. When Carolyn got Stanley, he weighed in at 13 lbs. He was severely dehydrated, and he had chronic diarrhea.
CAROLYN’S INTAKE REPORT:
He is beyond thin. I have rarely seen a dog this thin, every bone in his little body is sticking out. He looks like he hasn’t eaten in over a month. He is eating great though now! His fur is sparse at best, and it doesn’t ‘appear’ to be a mange issue, but I would bet it is a nutrition issue. His nails were terribly overgrown (I snipped them this morning and they were very brittle…..again, appearing to be a nutrition issue) and he has absolutely no muscle tone at all. Poor boy. Amazingly, he is a resilient little guy, nub wagging, happy boy who does fine with other dogs and people!
DR CARD: MEDICAL EXAM:
Stanley’s medical notes from his exam: Stanley does have a heart murmur, but his blood was not bad and a T4 was done, and he is low, but Dr. Card feels that is because he has basically been starved almost to death. She would like to re-run that once he puts on some weight and obviously he can’t even be neutered until he is much stronger.
Today, Stanley is up to 16 lbs and making progress daily, and is on a special, high-calorie diet. Stanley is still a friendly, trusting little guy that seems to be so resilient that he does not fear humans at all. Amazing really! Stanley will be under Carolyn and Dr. Cards tender care for another month at least, and maybe more. After that, he will need a foster home, or even better, his own home. Stanley deserves to be cherished and adored for the rest of his life! He deserves to experience kindness and loving care for perhaps the very first time in his life! Thanks to everyone who gave to save this special boy. We will keep the STANLEY FAN CLUB updated on a regular basis. We can’t do what we do with our our fans! Every donation helps! Again, thanks to every one of you who helped to make Stanley’s dreams come true.
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Posted on October 10, 2016 by Elizabeth Mazzetti
Sometimes, life is full of surprises. That’s what happened last week when Second Chance Cocker Rescue heard about a sweet, male dog named Robin at the Baldwin Park Shelter in Southern California. We went in to pull Robin, and found out he had a mate with him. A sweet, petite girl named Princess. While we are at our capacity with many medical needs dogs, we couldn’t separate these two sweethearts! They took their freedom ride together! They both barked, “hooray!”
Robin is about 11 years old, Princess is about 9. They were surrendered together. Robin is blind, and his owners dumped him because they didn’t want an old, blind dog anymore. We don’t know the story behind Princess being dumped, but looking at her, she has not been well taken care of. We were told they both lived their lives as outdoor dogs.
Robin is as sweet as can be! He loves people and other dogs. He adores his mate Princess so much, when she walks away from him he cries! Robin has infected ears and was covered with flea dirt when we got him. He has been bathed and is much more comfortable. He is a little guy, around 17 pounds.
Princess also has a very sweet disposition. She is very loving and good with dogs and people too. She is also about 17 pounds.
Both will be getting full vet care this week. Robin needs his eyes checked and an overall on his health. Princess has a cherry eye and an open mammary tumor. Both will be taken care of ASAP. Unfortunately, female dogs who are not spayed often get these mammary tumors. Paws crossed she will have a clean bill of health soon. Both need to be spayed/neutered too.
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