Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes Rescue: Disaster Grant Report
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16 puppy mill dogs: Spay, neuter, vaccinations, microchip, grooming, blood tests, x-rays, medicine.
Help provide spay, neuter, vaccinations, microchip, grooming, blood tests, x-rays, medicine and food to the puppy mill dogs.
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We were notified by the Longview, Texas, Animal Shelter that a breeder was releasing all her poms to them. They could not hold them in their shelter so they called us. Our team went to the breeder’s house and pulled each pom from its cage and hauled them back to Garland, Texas. The Poms’ ages ranged from 2 to 12 years old, but they all looked really old, with horrible teeth, ticks in their ears (that resulted in infections) and every one of them tested positive for hookworms and Coccidia (another parasite infection). Most of them could be spayed and neutered right away, but some were too sick to tolerate surgery. In fact, one passed away after numerous attempts to help her. Her name was Honey Bee and she was the cutest of all of them. She was a sweet girl that deserved a chance in a great, loving home, but she never made it out of the hospital. We are broken-hearted over the loss. The rest of the kids are doing great, though they are struggling with the parasites. It takes a long time to get rid of parasites. They are adjusting well and thriving. Our volunteers have been working with each kid to socialize them and get them used to all the noises of a normal household. It’s a work in progress.