Gorda our BUSH BULLIE!

Posted June 14, 2012 9:16 am
7-27-12 Update: She has graduated to assistant receptionist, and is getting a bit spoiled by all the vet techs.  She has done really well after this last phase of heartworm treatment and is expected to be spayed in a couple weeks. Even better news is that one of the hospitals clients is submitting an adoption application to adopt Gorda!   
7-19-12 Update: Gorda is so sweet. Although she is on lockdown during heartworm treatment, she is more than happy to help with any task at hand. On a different note, she provided some much needed grief counseling for a couple of our clients who recently lost their bulldog. Gorda snorted, wiggled, belly rubbed, and was her basic sweet bulldog self while they sat in the floor with her, visited, and healed a bit from their loss.  
  
6-21-12 Update: Here's a pic of Gorda! She gets a bath and a belly rub to celebrate the end of the first week of heartworm treatment.
6-14-12 UPDATE: Gorda has finished her pre heart worm treatment evaluation. While her bloodwork looks great, she does have some changes to her heart and lungs from the heart worm disease. That means we will do a more spread out, extended treatment schedule to kill the adult heart worms. She has settled in quickly, and has never met a human she did not love. She loves to have her tail scratched, lets you know when she needs to go out, and has been an very model patient. 

Mason has been adopted!!!! And he has a fan club!

Posted June 13, 2012 10:59 am

Remember skinny sick Mason?? (Scroll down a few entries for his story) Well, he has been adopted and is the HIT of his new neighborhood!

 

Fabulous News about Gorda, aka. Our precious little “Bush Bullie.”

Posted May 31, 2012 6:08 pm

The outpouring of support has been tremendous & we are so appreciative for all those that have been able to assist Gorda in her recovery. She still remains at the vet, and having been there since last Friday she has made fantastic progress! Despite all her infections (ears, eyes, skin) and infestations (fleas, hook worms) that are on the mend she will be ready to start heartworm treatment soon! At first we were nervous about how costly Gorda’s (unexpected) recovery  journey was going to be, but we had some phenomenally awesome people step up to help this precious girl. If all goes as planned, Gorda will be released to Mommie Erica tomorrow morning at 8am and then this weekend she’ll be transported up to St. Augustine where she will be treated and fostered by one of our previous adopters (who just so happens to be a licensed veterinarian herself and operates a vet hospital!) Our hearts beat with gladness and you can’t wipe the smile off our faces if you tried! It’s times like these where all the “drama” of rescue is all put aside and we are just truly thankful for the collaboration of the general public to help us help bulldogs like Gorda. Pics will be coming soon! Thank you all!

 

UPDATE: 6-1-12 @ 10am - What a way to start June! Gorda was released from the vet this am and taken straight to the groomers for a little pampering. She'll be off to her new "recovery home" as soon as she can get a ride to St. Augustine, FL! (If you can help transport Gorda from Coral Springs to St. Augustine, FL please let us know by contacting us on facebook. (http://www.facebook.com/adoptabullrescue)

 

Update: 6-2-12 Today was the Big day!

 

Gorda's Rescue Story!

Posted May 26, 2012 11:03 am

In all my years of rescue, I have never experienced a rescue such as Gorda’s. Here’s how it all went down: We got a FRANTIC call on our rescue hotline at around 5pm about an English Bullie in major distress!! We were told she was seen wandering (but most likely was dumped) along the side of highway 441 and Prospect Road at about 1pm and was clearly suffering from heat/sun exposure among other obvious (and more than likely not so obvious) medical issues. I was the closest to the location so I immediately left work, dropped everything and went to see if I could help. Here is a picture of what I found when I pulled up....  I took this pic as I approached the location where the 2 men were pointing to, they kept pointing to a heap of bushes and a fallen down chain link fence. I saw nothing but a white blob among the brush (THAT WAS GORDA!) I had to check to see if she was breathing because upon first glance she DID NOT LOOK GOOD AT ALL! She was either so scared or seeking shelter, or a combo of the two, that she had wedged herself so far into the little cramped space that it appeared as if she were actually stuck under the fence, like it had fallen on her. It took a good 15 minutes of baiting her with food & water, as I gained her trust slowly, while the two men both held up the fence above us the whole time. Wearing office attire and high heel shoes, it must have looked like a circus act to passerbys as I crouched in a squatting position among rubble and brush talking to an unseen thing! It took me about 15 mins to coax her into my vehicle, the vehicle that I literally left parked on the side of the road, car running with my emergency flashers on. Oooopps! (I forgot about my car!)

 

She was completely out of it, I loaded her in my car and rushed her to the vet.  PLEASE consider making a donation to help us with this sweet bullie. She is in danger and will need round the clock care until she's stabilized. 

It’s now the next day and Gorda is doing so much better! She’s on the road to recovery! She will be spending at least the next few days at the vet. We discovered that she is in fact micro chipped to a registered owner, but it seems like their information is no longer valid, so we have fulfilled our legal obligation by reporting our “found dog” to the county so that we may declare her officially “our dog” as soon as her legal days are up. She has a major flea infestation, she has a bi-lateral eye infection and open wounds, swollen and infected ears, skin infection, and she is either in heat, pregnant, or has a major infection in her girly part (pet vet). Testing & treatment continue today and thru the weekend. Stay tuned!

 

 PLEASE consider making a donation to help us with Gorda's recovery bills. She has a long, expensive road ahead of her.

We've set up this listing on e-bay if you'd like to bid on a Gorda stuffie to help as well: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261032349958#ht_1522wt_1139

UPDATE 5-26-12 @ 12:00pm: As, I type this, the vet just called with some bad news. Gorda is heart-worm positive :( We need to now raise even more $ than expected so she can go thru heart-worm treatment :( 

UPDATE 5-31-12 @ 6:00pm: Fabulous News about Gorda, aka. our precious little “Bush Bullie.” The outpouring of support has been tremendous & we are so appreciative for all those that have been able to assist Gorda in her recovery. She still remains at the vet, and having been there since last Friday she has made fantastic progress! Despite all her infections (ears, eyes, skin) and infestations (fleas, hook worms) that are on the mend she will be ready to start heartworm treatment soon! At first we were nervous about how costly Gorda’s (unexpected) recovery  journey was going to be, but we had some phenomenally awesome people step up to help this precious girl. If all goes as planned, Gorda will be released to Mommie Erica tomorrow morning at 8am and then this weekend she’ll be transported up to St. Augustine where she will be treated and fostered by one of our previous adopters (who just so happens to be a licensed veterinarian herself and operates a vet hospital!) Our hearts beat with gladness and you can’t wipe the smile off our faces if you tried! It’s times like these where all the “drama” of rescue is all put aside and we are just truly thankful for the collaboration of the general public to help us help bulldogs like Gorda. Pics will be coming soon! Thank you all! 

We may have gotten him on April Fools Day, but this is really no joke....

Posted April 2, 2012 8:50 am

 This dog is safe, currently in the care of Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc. It's going to take an army to rally together and help this young boy on his road to recovery. For more info & status reports, stay tuned to this page. Our very first bullie we ever got, Merry was in a similiar condition. With your help, we pulled off a miracle once and we can do it again:
 
 
4-3-12 MASON UPDATE: Mason is headed back to the vet today for further testing. Preliminary blood work revealed extreme anemia, which is absolutely no surprise given his physical condition; however, his Albumin level is low and the vet would like to investigate further with more tests.  Mason is doing okay despite all physical problems. He is very excitable but right now we are just trying to keep him calm and quiet thru this recovery time for him.
4-11-12 Update: I'm feeling well enough to give ya'll and update and a proper introduction of myself now! Yey! My name is Mason and I am about two years old.  I am full of energy and love to play.  My previous family did not take proper care of me so I am underweight right now and have two pressure sores on my hips, but they are healing nicely.  Although I was mistreated in the past, I have sooo much love to give.  My foster mom is very impressed with how affectionate I am and thinks I will make the perfect companion for someone.   I do very well in my crate and sleep through the night without any problem.  I have not had any accidents in my foster mom’s house which makes her very happy.  I am currently eating three times a day so I can gain weight, but I am sure I will look better in no time.  My foster mom and I are starting to work on basic commands such as sit and stay which I am sure I will pick up quickly.  I love toys and bones like any other bully and I am also starting to pick up on this game called “fetch”.  All in all, I am a great bully just looking for someone to love me, love me, love me. 
Thank you to all the helping hands who played a part in the rescue missions of Mason & Edgar. We truly could NOT have done it without your help & support, (especially since we are without a rescue transport vehicle at the present time)! Mason and Edgar thank you as well! Because of your support, both boys are on their road to recovery! 

CHEWY's Story

Posted January 25, 2012 9:26 am

 I cannot tell you how deeply this boy has touched my soul. You know, we deal with the atrocities done by humans to their animals almost daily...at least weekly. Having said that, I will NEVER be able to understand how Chewy's family could just dump him. I'm not one to cry and get emotional. I get mad more than brokenhearted. Today, I'm totally brokenhearted. My soul hurts and I don't know how to put it in words. How does someone just throw away their dog? How do they leave their dog to to be laid to rest with total strangers?? Our animals love us unconditionally; the least we can do is be there for them until the end. When they pass they should do so with us by their side. I'm devastated tonight and I'm not ashamed to say so. I will be by Chewy's side when his time comes. He will know love and comfort. For me, all I know tonight is sorrow. I will never understand how this can be done. Thank you again for letting me vent. I just wish my words could express my thoughts.
 
 
We just got Chewy 2 days ago and he's been at our vet ever since. After a complete and total 2 day overhaul, testings, etc, we discovered our poor CHEWY has bone cancer :( It is at an advanced stage. As I mentioned on the x-ray, the vet is amazed that the bone hasn't snapped in half yet :( Also, the lump under his arm burst today and is draining an exorbitant amount of puss and infection. He will be spoiled, loved, and treated like a king until the moment he shows signs of pain, or discomfort. At that time we will have a very difficult decision to make. Please keep your prayers coming. This gentle soul deserves them...

Pics with Santa @ the Zoom Room!

Posted December 12, 2011 10:06 am

What a fantastic event! Our Christmas celebration & pics with Santa was very successful for Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc.! Yesterday, $650 was raised for the rescue bullies in our non-profit program! Special Thanks to the Zoom Room in Deerfield Beach for allowing us to use their facility and everyone who came out to support us by participating in our event! We appreciate all the donations, both monetary and otherwise. It was good to see some new faces and even others that we haven’t seen in quite some time!

Bid for the Bullies - Support us on ebay!

Posted October 18, 2011 1:13 pm

Click this link often to check for our fundraising items on e-bay!

http://shop.ebay.com/adopt-a-bull/m.html

Bully Ball 2011 - March 6th, 2011

Posted March 7, 2011 10:43 pm

Our 2nd Annual Bully Ball took place last weekend and it was a blast! Bulldog lovers & supporters came together at this black tie event at the Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, GA to raise money for Bulldog Rescue in the southeast. Here are some pictures of the dinner, live auction, silent auction tables and the AABR girls in attendance.

On the way back home from the Ball, little Avery's adoption was finalized! She is now sister to Fergie, another one of AABR's rescues.

Bid to Benefit Bullies!

Posted December 8, 2010 11:52 am

Check out these ebay auction listings! The sellers have been very kind in designating a portion of the auction proceeds to benefit our rescue! http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=23070

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