Stanley: Our Little Hero

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.

 

 

Freckley, A Very Special Girl

Sweet Freckley, suffered a tragic accident, and Second Chance Cocker Rescue came to her rescue! freckley-1She damaged a disk and can’t currently walk.

The vet believes she will walk again, with rehab and our usual brand of TLC. The SFSPCA is sending her home with a stroller, which she loves to go for walks in. The vet also removed a cancerous tumor on her nose and gave her a skin graft to cover the spot, so the other dogs wouldn’t make fun of her. What a trooper she is! 

SFSPCA performed a CT on Freckley. Right now, the update, is that she is making improvements with walking and rest. The good news is, as of last week, Freckley was sitting up on her own! The neurologist says no PT for the time being, just rest. image001-3

This is great news and will certainly make it a lot easier to find a foster and eventually, Freckley’s forever family.

As with all of our precious babies, we will do anything possible, to get them healthy, happy and give them the best lives possible.

As always, any  donations toward Freckley’s medical expenses are much appreciated!

Henry Needs Help

Henry 2 croppedSecond Chance Cocker Rescue got a call from a family member about this sweet boy named Henry who was being abused by another family member. She pulled him out of the house and dropped him off with an SCCR rescuer/foster mom yesterday. We will have to evaluate him carefully to make sure his experience hasn’t created any aggression issues, but so far he is a sweetheart. This is where his foster mom found him when she returned home; on the kitchen counter. Henry wideHe really made himself at home!

We will take care of Henry now and the family can deal with their problems without worrying about Henry. Sometimes life happens. We can’t fix everyone’s problems but we can help the Cockers who need us.

Henry also has some digestive issues and possible thyroid problem that we will have to get under control before he can go to a forever home, but with a lot of TLC we are hoping he will feel better and be a wonderful family member.

Vetting and healing this sweet soul are needed. All donations, large or small are much appreciated!

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