Posted December 9, 2009 10:10 pm
Welcome to rescue, Millie!
Posted December 8, 2009 8:19 pm
Today (12-8-09) we welcome Millie to rescue! Millie, formerly Maggie, was found on an internet ad by Foster Mommie, Beth. Millie’s owner was sent an email from Adopt-A-Bull Rescue and one from Beth. Mommie Erica thought that Millie was all set to be surrendered to rescue when just then…Beth got a phone call from Millie’s owner. Can you believe that she didn’t want to Millie to go to rescue??? She didn’t want Millie going in to a foster home. She obviously doesn’t know about Adopt-A-Bull Rescue foster mommies and daddies!! Anyway, her mom said that she cannot afford to take care of Millie anymore and that she has to do what’s best. She said that she needs her ears cleaned and that her nails need to be cut. Also, her eyes have a little of “that guck.” After telling Millie’s mom what a great home she would have, Beth was told that Millie was hers!!! This was very exciting. (But, of course, we'd have to pay a "re-homing" fee of $75)
Mommie Erica had an angel in her back pocket by the name of Maryanne who saved the day!! Maryanne went to Millie’s old house and rescued Millie, in every sense of the word!! This is what Maryanne told us about Millie:Maggie (now Millie) is 4 1/2 - 5 years old. She has had a litter in the past and none of the puppies survived. Owner could not provide any proof of vaccinations or vet care in the past. She is spayed and has a microchip. Maggie has not been on heartworm meds for 4 months. Maggie is so sweet and gentle. Her eyes are in bad shape looks as if she has lost some or all vision. Her ears smell and are very infected. Her front and back legs are yeasty. She has hair loss too. Her nails are long and paws in bad shape. She has a limp in her walk.
Can you believe that!!! So much for honesty! Maryanne gave Millie two flea baths, dried her off and then just let the poor baby sleep on some nice clean towels with a full belly of fabulous Taste of the Wild food. Maryanne said: “I'm so glad we were able to get her out of there. She is so sweet and in such bad shape. She deserves a second chance at a better life.” We all couldn’t agree more!! Then, to top the day off, another wonderful volunteer, Brian, drove Millie from Fort Myers to Ft. Lauderdale and into the care of Adopt-A-Bull Rescue. This girl has gone from nothing to look forward to, to having the whole world ahead of her, in about 8 hours. This little girl is going to need a lot of care to get her back to the princess she is, which brings us to her name; Millie. Millie means Strength and Determination. I think that this girl is a perfect representation of both. Keep checking in for updates. Millie’s story is far from over!!
Special Thanks to Auntie Maryann for getting Millie and helping us with her "bounty", and also to Brian for his transport help and generous donation towards what are going to be some very high vet bills.
Posted December 7, 2009 11:13 pm
YACHT PARTY PHOTOS!
Posted December 6, 2009 3:36 pm
Posted December 5, 2009 9:45 pm
Wigglet has been doing great, but today we got worried a little. She threw up a few times after we introduced her to big girl food and her breathing was becoming raspy. Turns out the little Pigglet most likely stuffed her gut too much, we were afraid she had aspirated.... So, off to mentor Judi's house we went... better to be safe than sorry. We hung out at Judi's house for a bit as she examined and observed Wigglet. She looks and sounds good, just has a little bit of congestion in her sinus, perhaps from snorting up her milk/food. She is still very delicate, we must be careful with every little thing. She's doing well :)
From Wiggles' new foster: "Wiggles was nothing but amazing on the drive to our house. She was calmed down by the time we got home. We walked her around the house so she could see everything and took her outside so she could see the backyard. I went to open her crate so I could put the blanket down and she plowed past me so she could get inside it! We kept her separated from Brody until tonight. We brought them outside so they could meet each other. He was sniffing all around her and all she was doing was looking up at me. She truly is a sweetheart! She definitely wants a lot of attention. The second I stop touching her she starts to pounce around for me to start touching her again. She had to have a few time outs for doing that. She's a lover and you can see it when she looks at you! She doesn't seem to be too interested in Brody, she's a very laid back. Just a loving big bullie girl:) If theres anything else you need us to do just let us know. My husband and I would like to volunteer anytime you need us!"
Kira is ready for adoption & is our heartworm spokesbullie :)
Posted December 4, 2009 10:14 pm
Only 6 tickets left for our Holiday Party!
Posted December 3, 2009 10:41 pm
Wiggles & Wigglet & ZHU ZHU!
Posted December 2, 2009 9:36 pm
When we went to pick up Wigglet on Monday evening, we met Judi at her store. We took a camera, of course, and here are some pics of our arrival to take our baby girl back home. We were so excited to get her back, but wanted to make sure we knew how to do everything right so we stayed a while and Auntie Judi "edjumicated" us on what to do, when to do it, and how to do it! Today Wigglet weighed in at 1 pound 14 ounces!!!
And as you can see, Mommie Erica got her nails done about 2 weeks ago, french manicure in baby blue in memory of Wigglet's brudder that didn't make it :(
Momma Wiggles left Adopt-A-Bull headquarters about 2 hours ago to go to a foster home in the county just north of us. Since she can't be reunited with Wigglet, we felt it was best for her to go to foster care for a bit more 1:1 interaction in a home that was less busy. She'll be big sis to a 16 month old male bullie boy for a while and we're sure she'll have a blast! Wiggles will come back on Dec. 12 to pay us a visit when she returns for our Bullie Hotdawg BBQ Meetup! :)
Click over to our FUNDRAISER blog for more about how to bid & win on this Zhu Zhu Pet, aka, Wigglet look alike!
Wigglet is HOME & so are our Flip Flops!
Posted December 1, 2009 12:50 pm
Wigglet is doing well! Wigglet is 21 days old today - Happy 3 week Birfday baby Girl! She drinks her bottle like a Champ and is such a little princess. We have to feed her every 2 1/2 hours during the day and can stretch it to every 4 hours at night. We are back on a very strict schedule with her and are even more thankful now for Auntie Judi taking care of her these past 14 days. Wigglet is home at Mommie Erica's house and she stays in the nursery room... which has been renovated and is no longer the "home office." She is separate from all other dogs and is not able to have human visitors. Unfortunately, Wigglet will not even be reunited with Momma Wiggles. Wiggles is still undergoing treatment for her own worms and because she's been living in "general population" with other rescue bullies, we are playing it safe and must not reunite the two. You see, despite all the holiday fuss and the drama in our own personal lives, rescue must still go on! We get several calls a week about bulldogs in need and our local kill shelters continue to receive pure English Bulldogs in that we are called upon to rescue... the needs are so overwhelming. However, the sad truth is, despite tremedous support from the public and readers like you, we still need more $$$ to help the bullies and more volunteers to step forward as foster homes to house the bullies that need to come in. Like we mentioned last week, we got 3 news bullies in just a matter of one weekend. Without foster homes for them to go to or donations for them to be treated by a vet, we wouldn't have been able to take them in. You make this happen, yes you! You reading this right now.... you are the reason why we are able to care for, at this very moment, 32 dogs in our program. Mommie Erica and Mommie Neely can only physically care for a certain number of dogs and we realize we can not do this on our own. Yet, know matter how hard it is for us to delegate responsibilities at times, we must learn to trust people. People have let these dogs down, people are the reason why some of the bullies come to us looking like they do, it's hard for us to trust people sometimes. Yet, you are helping us help them, you are making it happen. We take the time to update this daily blog as a courtesy to keep you informed about our rescue; to show you what your donations are being used for and all the good that we are able to do for these poor bullies that don't have a voice. Please share this link with your friends, and please spread the word. Don't breed & buy while shelter pets die! Please be their voice... please continue to help us help them. Thank you to those that support our mission and have donated, thank you to those that want to give but are not able to give at this moment. And for those that are able to give, but have not done so yet... do you think you can spare a few extra bucks this holiday season and support the bullies that need a home for the holidays? Wouldn't it be great if every bulldog had a home, or at least a rescue home for the holidays? (We can't save them all, but we can at least try, right?) I'd bet they'd be most thankful for a nice cozy dog bed, a loving home, medical care and 2 meals a day compared to the hard, cold concrete floor or metal cage at the local county kill shelter where they sit not even realizing that today could be their last day on this earth . What do you think??? - Thanks in advance, Adopt-A-Bull Rescue bullies (past, present and future.)
Wigglet is coming home & Zana Update!
Posted November 30, 2009 6:47 pm
Wigglet is coming home this evening!!! She weighs 1 & 1/2 pounds now and it steadily improving; she continues to make progress. She is off all meds and her poop is getting much better. After we write this little blog, we'll be leaving to go pick her up!!! Please stay tuned to a full Wigglet update tomorrow.
Poor Zana. This little girl has been through it. Due to all the neglect, the vet had us put her on eye drops, ear drops, antibiotics and pain medication BEFORE even considering surgery for her mass in her shoulder and mammary glands in addition to her rotting teeth. Just when she was feeling good and starting to show a little sparkle in her eye...it was the big day. Two days before Thanksgiving Zana went into surgery and was under anesthesia for three and a half hours! They had to pull 6 teeth, including one of her canines, remove a mass from her shoulder and while they planned to remove all the mammary masses, we opted to stop after removing one to find out if it is malignant before removing any more....she had been under anesthesia long enough. We got her home and as instructed kept her heavily medicated. However, on Thanksgiving morning she woke up early and scratched out her stitches in her shoulder. We will be going to the vet tomorrow to get them stapled back together. It is obvious she is in a LOT of pain. She barely (not always) makes it outside to do her business. On the positive side, she is eating and we continue to keep her on pain meds and pray for a speedy recovery. Please consider her future adoption...she deserves a special home and will be a sweet devoted girl when the time comes.