Wiggles Update & Dog Breeder Investigation
Posted November 4, 2009 1:55 pm
On a separate note: One of our meetup members and current foster homes previously purchased a pup from this horrific woman. This is why we encourage everyone to do their research!!! YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO, PLEASE SPREAD THIS LINK: http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-dog-breeder-investigation-110309,0,1475320.story
4 surgeries in 2 days: Bones, Wiggles, Corona, Dexter
Posted November 3, 2009 9:11 pm
Tomorrow is a very busy day for our vet, we have 3 separate surgeries to be done. Wiggles will be spayed, Corona will be neutered, and Dexter will have entropion. Bones had cherry eye surgery today and it went very well. He's scheduled to be back home with us tomorrow. We are very very busy here lately with all the bullies, local foster homes are needed!
Welcome to Rescue, Corona & Bones!
Posted November 2, 2009 5:35 pm
Corona was one of the 4 bulldogs admitted to our rescue last week. He'll be neutered this Wednesday!
Bones is another one of the 4. He'll be having his cherry eye surgery tomorrow!
Happy Bull-O-Weenie from Alvin & Bonkee!!
Posted October 31, 2009 10:17 pm
Help us save WIGGLES! Paige & Dozer IV Update.
Posted October 30, 2009 11:23 am
URGENT (as posted to our facebook yesterday afternoon at 12:37pm): $300 & foster home needed ASAP to rescue an unspayed 5 year old English Bulldog that owner needs to "Get rid of ASAP, first come first serve." He is sick of her and just wants her OUT! He is selling her with a prepaid voucher good for $700 worth of sperm and stud service he has already paid for. Dog was purchased from a ...pet store... He said I can pick her up today after 3pm.... $300... we don't normally do things like this, but she WILL be used for breeding by clueless people if she gets in the wrong hands....
UPDATE: By 3:00pm Auntie Beth was on her way down to Miami with $300 borrowed from Mommie Neely. We couldn't wait to raise the funds necessary and risk the safety of this precious bullie girl, so we decided the quickest way was to borrow the money and trust we'd be able to raise the funds from our awesome supporters to pay Mommie Neely back. Welcome to Rescue...... Wiggles!!!
Please look under "Avail-a-Bull's" for Wiggles bio and a list of her financial rescuers!
Paige Update: Paige is recovering from her spay and mammary tumor removals nicely. The good thing about Paige is that she's a very inactive bullie so keeping her on crate rest while she recovers is not a challange at all! Great news too - we sent the tumors out to the lab to be tested and they came back okay!! Non-cancerous, nothing to worry about! Whoo Hooo! Upon total recovery, Paige will start heartworm treatment. For more info in Paige, please look under "Avail-a-Bull's". Check our e-bay selling page for current auctions benefiting Paige and her friends: http://shop.ebay.com/adopt-a-bull/m.html
Dozer IV is still battling pneumonia. He's getting medicated baths every 7 days and his skin is looking absolutely fantastic! He's on quarantine at Mommie Erica's house still and can not have any interaction with others dogs yet. He sleeps mostly all day and only gets off his do bed to eat his special food 2x daily. He has not thrown up in over 5 days, and his eye infection/dry eye is improving so well with the drops we are administering. What a special boy! We are looking for a very low key foster home that is able to keep Dozer while he gets over his illness.
Posted October 29, 2009 3:28 pm
Bones, Corona & Skyler.
Posted October 28, 2009 8:37 pm
Just when we think we've set a new record, it get broken! As astonishing as is sounds, it sure is the shocking truth! We got 3 bulldogs in just 20 hours! Each of their stories will be posted to their profiles in the next few days. All need surgery of some sort. Skyler, our 6 month old puppy with a blue eye needs to be spayed, Corona, our 4 year old owner surrender that was living in a garage covered in grease with an embeded collar needs to be neutered, and Bones, our 23 month old boy saved as he was literally on his way to being dropped off at the shelter needs cherry eye surgery. Thankfully ALL 3 are dog friendly and get along with everyone. Well.... Corona is a bit too friendly at times, wanting to mount every dog that he sees. Snip, snip, snip is soon in order! Here they are, welcome guys!
Paige, Winston IV, Dozer IV, Moose
Posted October 24, 2009 7:20 pm
We have no idea how long Paige has had heartworm disease. She's an older girl with a rough past so we can only assume no one took the time to put the poor girl on preventative and invest in her future. Noooooo... all they cared about was the puppies she pumped out litter after litter to add to their own pockets....selfish greed! Paige's bloodwork came back okay, and despite being heartworm positive we decided to spay her and remove her mammary tumors first before starting heartworm treatment. Paige is a strong girl, here she is:
Bentley, Dozer IV
Posted October 23, 2009 10:11 am
Heartworm Prevention, Pagie, Winston IV
Posted October 22, 2009 11:25 am
Heartworm Treatment: Average cost: $800.
Painful: Yes - 3 Injections into the lumbar area.
Risky: Yes - She could die from the treatment.
THIS IS A COPY OF WHAT WE POSTED IN OUR AUGUST 2008 NEWLETTER:
In warm Florida temperatures insects are a year round problem. You might be unaware that mosquitoes pose a deadly threat to your pet by transmitting serious Heartworm Disease. However, mosquitoes are not only an outdoor threat. They can easily carry larvae from pet to pet indoors as well. Heartworms are parasites that live in the tissues of infected dogs and work themselves towards the heart and lungs. They can grow up to fourteen inches long and do enough damage to the ‘host’ pet to cause heart failure and death. In rescue, Adopt-A-Bull is very aware of the dangers of this fatal disease. We are always praying that our new intakes test negative for this nasty parasite.
The life cycle of a heartworm starts with a female adult worm releasing her young into the bloodstream of the host animal. Then, mosquitoes become infected with the larvae while taking blood from the infected animal. Next, the mosquito bites another dog or animal and then passes the larvae through the bite wound. It then takes a little over 6 months for the larvae to mature into adult worms. In dogs, the worms may live for up to 7 years.
The clinical signs of heartworm disease may not be recognized in the early stages. As the number of heartworms in an animal increases over a period of months and sometimes years so can the symptoms. Heavily infected dogs may show signs of a persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise, fatigue after only moderate exercise, reduced appetite and weight loss.
Detection of a heartworm infection is usually done with blood tests. Although the test is not consistently positive until about seven months after an infection has occurred. In dogs that test positive, severity of the infection is determined through ultrasound and/or x-rays.
Because heartworm disease is preventable, there is no reason you pets should not be protected. Heartworm prevention is safe, easy and inexpensive. There are monthly chewable tablets or topicals. All of these methods are extremely effective when administered properly and on time. These medications interrupt heartworm development before adult worms reach the lungs and cause disease.
While treatment for heartworm disease in dogs is possible, it is a complicated and expensive process, taking months for infected animals to recover. Usually, all but the most advanced cases of heartworm disease can be successfully treated in dogs. Adult heartworms in dogs are killed using a drug called an adulticide is injected into the muscle through a series of treatments. During treatment activity should be limited. This decreases the risk of partial or complete blockage of blood flow through the lungs by dead worms.
Adopt-A-Bull knows all too well the risks of heartworm disease. Tyson, Piggy, and Pickles were all heartworm positive when admitted into our rescue. Fortunately, treatment has been successful for them. However, we know that there will more heartworm infected bullies in our future. Please don’t take heartworm preventative lightly; it is too easy for this deadly disease to rob your pet of its life.
The American Heartworm Society has an excellent web site with more information about heartworms and other parasites. www.heartwormsociety.org