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MINNIE…TERRIBLE case of NEGLECT!

admin | May 6, 2014 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates,Urgent | Comments (0)

MinnieWe intercepted a Chihuahua, who we now call MINNIE, in the parking lot of a kill shelter before being DUMPED! We had some hard cases lately and we’re NOT financially fit for this but WE TOOK HER ANYWAY…How could we NOT!!! This is just another example of terrible neglect of what we call “Man’s best friend”! One of the worst cases of neglect we have seen in a long time!

SHE COULD HARDLY WALK so we took her to an Animal Hospital right away and we are awaiting test results, blood-work, ultrasound etc. Minnie is about 7 years old and remains hospitalized. There are 3 tumors, 1 giant, 2 smaller…maybe more. In the very best case scenario, she is facing a leg amputation besides the tumor removals etc. If you’d like to donate toward Minnie’s medical care, please click here.  Don’t know what else to say…But how a human being could let this go untreated is COMPLETELY INHUMANE!!!

Cost or funding will play NO ROLE in our decision to proceed with care or to let this sweet dog “go”. Testing is already underway so it all depends on factors such as cancer, pain & suffering, quality of life, prognosis, vet recommendation etc…These are the only factors that will decide Minnie’s fate. ONLY whatever is in Minnie’s best interest, free of any suffering!


BELLE…passed out & HOMELESS in NYC during heat wave.

admin | August 18, 2013 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

BELLE was found overcome by heat on “Belmont” Avenue of Queens in New York City during the heat wave of July, 2013. (see photo)

We took Belle to an Animal Hospital where she had to spend two nights due to exposure to heat and heavy breathing.  While at the hospital, she was spayed and received all her vaccinations. She also received some dental work (K9 removed) and cleaning due to the poor condition of her teeth and infection.

Although Belle was homeless, we found her to be an extremely very sweet and submissive dog.  All she wants to do is give kisses and play.

Belle is good with children, all people as well as all dogs, cats and other pets.

She is a true sweetheart and a sharp contradiction to a common stereotype of dogs of same or similar breed, especially those living on the streets.

She is one of the sweetest dogs we have come ever come across…but then again…aren’t they all? :)

 


Our “HOMELESS with PETS” program.

admin | March 21, 2013 in Donations,News and Updates,Success Stories | Comments (0)

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In November of 2012, Special Needs K9 hit the streets of NY City as well as some areas of NJ to start off our “Homeless with Pets” program.

This program was designed to help the homeless (many of whom are MILITARY VETERANS that our own country has FAILED) and their pets by supplying them with food…and yes that includes human food as well as dog food, blankets, cloths, few dollars and other daily necessities. We will also provide medical treatment for their pets when necessary, but only when our funds allow such actions (unfortunately so far, we have not had sufficient funds to provide medical care for the dogs in need since we started this program). We get NO government grants. We solely depend on donations, all of which go to our cause. We do NOT collect ANY salaries.

This program is to run indefinitely or until lack of funding forces us to shut it down. That’s the last thing we want to see as there are many people and animals living on the streets that NEED OUR HELP! So if you can find it in your heart to give a little, please go to our donate page. Again, there are no salaries paid out by SNK9 and all donations go directly to the needy.

 

UPDATE: 2-14-13 “Valentine’s Day”:  So far we have done about 7 runs in NY and NJ. We have helped a number of people and their pets but we know there are many more as some are hard to track down. If you see any people with their pets living on the streets without homes and daily shelter that we all take so much for granted, please let us know of their location via e-mail info@specialneedsk9.org so we can help them.

We will continue to do our very best but we can NOT do it alone!  Please…..HELP US HELP THEM! 

UPDATE with PHOTOS:  3-17-13  SNK9 at work in NYC caring for dogs living with the homeless.  Stacey of SNK9 and her niece Gabby and nephew Thomas helping to deliver blankets and dog food to the needy. It is great to see that the younger generation cares and wants to make a difference.

** OUR “HOMELESS WITH PETS” PROGRAM of 2013-2014 WINTER is CURRENTLY UNDERWAY!

Left photo:  Stacey of SNK9 (middle) with her niece Gabby (left) and Ellie, the dog’s owner (right).

Right photo:  Thomas (left) and Gabby (right) making sure that the dog has enough food to last a couple of weeks.


Our “HOMELESS with PETS” program.

admin | February 14, 2013 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

In November of 2012, Special Needs K9 hit the streets of NY City as well as some areas of NJ to start off our “Homeless with Pets” program.

This program was designed to help the homeless and their pets by supplying them with food…and yes that includes human food as well as dog food, blankets, cloths, few dollars and other daily necessities. We will also provide medical treatment for their pets when necessary, but unfortunately only when our funds allow such actions.

This program is to run indefinitely or until lack of funding forces us to shut it down. That’s the last thing we want to see as there are many people and animals living on the streets that NEED OUR HELP! So if you can find it in your heart to give a little, please go to our donate page. There are no salaries paid out by SNK9 and all donations go directly to the needy.

 

UPDATE: 2-14-13 “Valentine’s Day”:  So far we have done about 7 runs in NY and NJ. We have helped a number of people and their pets but we know there are many more as some are hard to track down. If you see any people with their pets living on the streets without homes and daily shelter that we all take so much for granted, please let us know of their location via e-mail info@specialneedsk9.org so we can help them.

We will continue to do our very best but we can NOT do it alone!  Please…..HELP US HELP THEM!

UPDATE with PHOTOS:  3-17-13  SNK9 at work in NYC caring for dogs living with the homeless.  Stacey of SNK9 and her niece Gabby and nephew Thomas helping to deliver blankets and dog food to the needy. It is great to see that the younger generation cares and wants to make a difference.

Left photo:  Stacey of SNK9 (middle) with her niece Gabby (left) and Ellie, the dog’s owner (right).

Right photo:  Thomas (left) and Gabby (right) making sure that the dog has enough food to last a couple of weeks.


HOLLY, an 11 month old Christmas miracle needs a home!

admin | February 6, 2012 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions,Success Stories | Comments (0)

Holly is an 11 month old Pittie mix and just like Noelle, she was scheduled to be euthanized on Christmas 2011, at a high kill NYC shelter. There was going to be no evaluation and Holly was automatically placed on a “Euth list” since she had a terrible case of mange, a skin condition causing open wounds and scabs all over the body, as well as hair loss.

We already took in Noelle and didn’t want to leave Holly behind to die just because she was sick! But we had no foster homes available for her. Once again, we turned for help to our friends at Zani’s Furry Friends in NYC and Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI) in Oakland, NJ.

Joining hands with others that share our passion for saving lives of innocent animals would once again prove to work and save Holly’s life. The girl’s at Zani’s helped us get Holly out of the shelter. We agreed to take care of her medical bills and RBARI agreed to house her once she was well enough to leave the hospital. 

Once at the hospital, besides the mange, Holly was also found to suffer from a number of ailments including Canine Influenza, which is highly contagious. She would have to be quarantined for at least a couple of weeks.

About one month later, on the same day Noelle was released from the hospital, Holly was getting her discharge papers as well. She was now healthy and her coat is getting much better. It will still take some time to get her coat back to normal but she is expected to make a 100% recovery. She is extremely sweet, submissive and excellent around people, children and other dogs.

Holly is currently housed at the RBARI facility in Oakland, NJ where she goes by the name Molly to aviod confusion with a different Holly that used to reside there.  Holly/Molly is up to date with all her shots and can be visited during normal adoption hours (to view adoption hours, click on the RBARI link above).  PHOTO ABOVE, HOLLY/MOLLY NOW.


NOELLE is a sweet 1 1/2 year old Pittie mix ready for adoption!

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Noelle is a very sweet Pittie mix who was scheduled to be euthanized on Christmas at a high kill NYC shelter. Noelle didn’t stand a chance since her leg was broken and the shelter does not evaluate dogs that come in sick or with an injury. They are just placed on the “Euth list” and their sentence is carried out within a couple of days. Noelle’s sentence was to be carried out on 12/24/2011…Christmas Eve.

We specialize in the rescue of the ones left behind, the least likely to get adopted and the most likely to be put to sleep inside the shelter walls. Noelle was a perfect candidate. It was a race against time and with only hours to spare, Noelle was pulled from the shelter into the safe hands of SNK9. Noelle was saved on Christmas day and was taken to Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital for treatment of the broken leg. Since she was saved on Christmas Eve, we felt the name Noelle suited her better then her shelter name “Hilda”. We owe a huge thanks to Zani’s Furry Friends rescue (NYC) for helping us get Noelle to safety.

Noelle spent nearly a month at the hospital healing her broken leg and later a foot infection on the same leg. She was finally released at the end of January and went to her foster home, with the assistance of another great rescue located by the Jersey shore, Rescue Ridge. Noelle’s cast has been removed and she is healing beautifully, receiving tons of love from her foster friends.

Noelle is another one of many examples of how working together saves lives. We were not afraid to ask for help from others and others were not affraid to step with us into the “unknown” and save an innocent life!

Noelle is spayed and up to date with all her shots. All she now needs is a loving family to share her life with.


ICE is a BLIND 5 months old puppy looking for love and a home!

admin | September 23, 2011 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions,Urgent | Comments (0)

IceIce is a 5 months old blind Pittie mix puppy. Ice came from a neglectful and abusive home. He is safe now, but we need to find him a more permanent foster home or forever home! Please don’t stop reading…this boy needs and deserves a chance and once you learn more, you won’t even know he is blind as some people that have met him didn’t even realize that this little boy could not see!

After a mountain of tests and an MRI, the doctors have determined that any abuse that Ice may have suffered did not cause the blindness. The doctors say he was most likely just born this way. No one even knew that Ice is also hearing impaired but can hear and does respond to human voice. This came to light only after the tests at the animal hospital. We also believe he might be able to see shadows…either that or he uses him nose like a sophisticated radar since he is able run around the foster family’s yard and turn before hitting the solid fence or the trees. Dogs have such a great sense of smell that they easily compensate for the loss of sight or impairment thereof.

The good news is that Ice’s condition is non-progressive, he is otherwise perfectly healthy and can live a healthy and happy life!

All we are asking is that people open their minds. The rest will follow…Once you meet this wonderboy, you might just open your heart and your home to him.

We are still attempting to figure out if any of this can be reversed since it is fluid in the brain that has caused this condition…and once again, this is a non-progressive condition so nothing will get worse.

VIDEO of ICE running and playing coming soon. You will be amazed at his navigation skills!

We will post any updates as we get them.


TOBY, a sweet young Pittie mix with a deformed leg needs a home!

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Toby is a small one year old Pit Bull Terrier mix that we pulled from the Newark shelter. He weighs in at only 28 lbs but has a very big heart.

Toby1He is special since he was born with the ligaments missing in the bottom portion of his right front leg, causing the lower portion of the leg to sway forward and act as a foot. But don’t feel sorry for this little guy. He was born this way and he gets around very easily by hopping like a bunny when he runs, using his right leg mostly to assist his left…and he can run! He walks just like all other dogs with a slight limp. The leg also has an enlarged paw cushion/pad just above his paw, which protects his elbow from being scraped against the ground and it works perfectly. He has absolutely zero pain from his condition which is non-progressive and is otherwise perfectly healthy.

Toby is great with people and other dogs. He is also neutered and up to date with all his shots.

Toby has a lot to offer. He is a very happy, friendly and loving boy! All he needs now is a place he can call home and someone to share his life with.


HALO…abused, neglected, sick and abandoned, saved by SNK9.

admin | September 7, 2011 in Donations,Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Halo is a sweet 3 year old Pit Bull Terrier. Judging by his appearance, one might say this emaciated, scar-ridden boy is a senior on his “last leg.”

Halo W1Severely abused, neglected and then thrown away to a high kill NY shelter, Halo was very sick and set to be euthanized on July, 25th, 2011, only 4 days after being “dumped off.” Although mild mannered and sweet, he was just another dog least likely to be adopted that was going to suffer the consequences of human “unkindness.” We were not about to let him be punished due to the actions of his previous owner, someone without a conscience and a heart. Halo was put on hold and saved by SNK9 the day he was scheduled to die.

Halo WOnce in our hands, Halo was transported directly to Pompton Lakes Animal in NJ for treatment and rehabilitation. Six weeks later, Halo still remains at the hospital until he gets healthy enough to go to foster care. His progress has been slow but steady. He has been receiving great care and attention at the hospital. He is always happy to see people and other dogs. To us, he is “just another dog” that examplifies how quickly abused dogs forgive and their power to love.

Stay tuned for updates!


7th GRADE STUDENTS decorate and sell dog bowls to raise funds for SNK9.

admin | April 11, 2011 in Donations,News and Updates | Comments (0)

Recently, we revisited Mrs. Ebanietti’s 7th grade class at the Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff, NJ.

Of course our Lily came along and it was a wonderful reunion from the visit in December of last year. (Click here to read about Lily’s first visit).

These determined 7th grade students wanted to be a part of the life saving process and wanted to make a difference.

Tia's bowlAfter the visit in December, they started walking dogs and decorating and selling dog bowls to help raise funds for Special Needs K9. They even built their own web-site to sell these bowls. The bowls are only $6.00 and there is a lot of love that goes into this project. Please visit their web-site for more information and to order your customized bowl.  http://dogbowls.webs.com/apps/blog/

We are extremely proud of these kids and of their efforts to help the ones without a voice! We are very much inspired by them and we will keep you updated of their progress with this life saving project.


CHANCE, young Boxer abandoned and left for dead rescued by SNK9.

admin | January 15, 2011 in Donations,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Chance:

Chance is a 1 1/2 year old Boxer that was abandoned inside the basement of a vacant house, left to die.

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Being rescued by SNK9, Chance has gotten a second “Chance” at life. He is currently in the process of getting healthy and will begin his training at Kamp Kanine, a boarding and training facility we work with.

Chance is about 70lbs and once healthy, he should be around 90 lbs. He is good around other dogs and is very playful.

He will need a family with strong leadership once he is available for adoption.

Chance scar2Chance as all dogs will deserve a family that can provide him with a home, unconditional love and security…something we are sure this boy has never experienced in his life.

It took us several days to realize that Chance has a deep scar on his chest. Since the scar is deepest on the bottom and fades out on the sides, there appears to be only one explanation.

Chance was most likely tied up around his chest since he was a puppy to prevent his escape, only to be left behind when his captors decided it was time for them to “go”.


Special Needs K9 Benefit at The Endless Vine on Jan. 12, 2011.

admin | January 6, 2011 in Donations,News and Updates | Comments (0)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS K9 BENEFIT

At

THE ENDLESS VINE

  
823 Franklin Lakes Rd. Franklin Lakes, NJ

(Next door to the Market Basket)

 

  • Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 @ 7PM   (No admission fee)

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Please join us for an event to benefit Special Needs K9 Rescue at

The Endless Vine wine shop, with a wine bar and cocktail lounge.

 

Meet Bella Hope (above), a sweet and gentle soul used as a “bait dog” in dog fighting, abused and severely neglected before being rescued by Special Needs K9.

 

  • A solo acoustic classic rock played by Dan Kleinrock in the “unplugged” style.

 

  • Enjoy psychic readings by Tia from The Craft.

**Dan will generously donate all his tips and Tia all her proceeds from  the night of the event to Special Needs K9.

 

Small bites will be served. Don’t forget to bring your friends and help us help the homeless…the unwanted…the underdogs!  

They deserve a chance at life! 

  


BELLA HOPE…Up for adoption!

admin | January 2, 2011 in Donations,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Bella HopeBella Hope is finally up for adoption!

This special lady has gained some weight and made a lot of progress following her emergency intestinal surgery!

After being used as a “bait” dog, subjected to severe abuse and neglect, her physical as well as her emotional scars are healing and she is coming out of her shell, showing her incredibly loving and happy personality.

Although Bella Hope is about 2-3 years old, her true birthday is November 30, 2010…the day she was rescued, marking the beginning of her new life.

***Click here to read about Bella Hope’s rescue and her journey.

Bella Hope has been transferred to an incredible and loving foster home, Bella scarswhere she resides with a number of other dogs.

Although still a little scared at times, she LOVES people and absolutely ADORES other dogs!

She is very sweet and has a calm personality. She loves to cuddle up in warm places and is 98% housebroken. 

After all that she has been through, Bella Hope needs a very special home. She has already been spayed and would do best in a home where she is not left alone for very long periods of time and has one or more doggie friends to play with. 

Bella @ foster home (4)If you would like more information about Bella Hope, you can call or e-mail us . If you do have an interest in adopting this special dog, please include your home, property and family information in your e-mail.

This information should include: Number of family members…if children, how many and their ages, number of other pets in the household, your work schedule/hours away from home and property info, such as: home type (apartment or house), rent or own, fenced in yard, pool and other general description of the property. 


BELLA HOPE to undergo emergency surgery!

admin | December 11, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions,Urgent | Comments (0)

Bella Hope with MargareteBELLA HOPE – GOING INTO EMERGENCY SURGERY TONIGHT!
She has a SERIOUS INTESTINAL PROBLEM DUE TO NEGLECT, which requires a COMPLICATED SURGERY estimated at $4,000. We owe it to her after all the abuse she suffered at the human hand!

Donations towards her surgery cost will be greatly appreciated. 

Click here to donate for Bella Hope.  THANK YOU!


Pennie, a deaf 1 year old Lab/Pit mix is in need of her forever home!

admin | December 6, 2010 in Donations,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Pennie is a beautiful 1 year old Lab/Pit mix that was pulled from a City shelter by SNK9. Although Pennie is deaf, she seems to love life more each day.

Pennie at KampPennie has high energy and likes to run around and play. She absolutely loves people and is good with other dogs. She loves to give kisses and loves getting attention herself.

Pennie is currently receiving professional training at Kamp Kanine, a 24 hour boarding and training facility. Once she successfully completes her training, Pennie’s new owner/s will be given tutoring on how to comunicate with her using sign language.

Pennie is very smart, loving and deserves a great home. Since Pennie has a lot of energy, she will do best if adopted into an active environment.

If you’d like to find out more about this wonderful dog, please contact us.


Special Needs K9 Fundraiser on November 10th, 2010.

admin | October 24, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

You are invited to attend a reception for the

First Annual Special Needs K9 Fundraiser

to benefit Special Needs K9, a non-profit organization

dedicated to the rescue of dogs and other animals with

physical, medical and other special needs.

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

7:00 – 11:00PM

@ Solari’s Restaurant, 61 River Street, Hackensack, NJ

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Tickets are $50.00

Includes Food, Wine and Beer

Cash bar available

Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle

Please RSVP by November 3rd, 2010.

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To purchase tickets: Go to our donate page and make a donation

appropriate to the number of people attending.

Please include your name and in “purpose” or “instructions/comments”

write in “Fundraiser”. Names will be checked off at the door upon arrival.

To donate/purchase tickets by check, please mail to:

Special Needs K9, Inc.

P.O. Box 303

Oakland, NJ 07436

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All donations are tax deductible and 100% of all proceeds go directly

to helping the animals.

Solari’s Restaurant Directions: http://www.solarisrestaurant.com/7Directions.html

 

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Help Us Help TUCKER!

admin | September 17, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates,Urgent | Comments (0)

TuckerTucker, who is only 6 years old, has cancer. Although he’s in temporary foster care, the cancer has altered his mind in some ways and he is now considered unadoptable. He still has a lot of life in him and wants to enjoy the rest of his life eating lots more treats and run around some!

Some have suggested euthanasia again, but would we do that to a human that still has some good years to live without pain and suffering? Why not give Tucker the same chance that we would not only expect, but also demand for ourselves and other humans. Even though the cost is high, we cannot and will not turn our back on the sick and the unwanted. We just need help. Let’s not sign him off just yet!

Tucker will need your help to reach his forever home at the Spirit Animal Sanctuary, where Reuben and Buddy went to live out their years. We have to raise a little over $3,500 which will guarantee him a place in this wonderful sanctuary (that cost is “for life”.)

To donate to Tucker’s fund, just type in the donation comments “Tucker” and 100% of those donations will go directly to helping this high-spirited boy. Once at the sanctuary, he will receive all the love and care he needs for the rest of his life.

 
All donations are tax deductible.


Can you provide a good home for Trooper?

admin | August 13, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Trooper3Trooper is a 3 year old Rottie, that spent 2 years living on the streets of Elizabeth, NJ with a broken leg. Once he was rescued by some wonderful people at All Star Pet Rescue, his rear leg had to be amputated.

Now, Trooper has healed and the missing rear leg does not slow him down one bit. He is currently in foster care, but what he really needs is aTrooper2 loving and caring forever home. He loves people and is great with other dogs.

Let us know if you would like to meet Trooper and give him what he deserves…a loving home.

Click here for Trooper’s original story.


Buddy…the fight to save his life!

admin | May 25, 2010 in Donations,News and Updates,Urgent | Comments (0)

Buddy1Scroll down for updates.

Buddy is an American Bulldog/Pit bull mix that either escaped his prison or was just tossed out of a car like a bag of garbage.  He was saved by a girl named Angela (photo) who gave him love and a place to stay, even if only for a few days.  Although he was friendly with us, Angela and even her 9 year old niece Jianna, Buddy had an minor incident which we are sure was brought on by his life’s experiences with the his past “captors”.

Buddy spent the last 11 days at a privately owned animal control company named TYCO, located in Paramus, NJ.  We are still raising funds for Buddy to go to the same animal sanctuary as Reuben.  It specializes in hard to adopt or unadoptable cases such as Reuben and Buddy.  We believe that these dogs should not be left behind, especially since they were both harmed by humans.  Reuben is already going in the very near future, but Buddy is still being held by Tyco, who are not willing to release him, even to Special Needs K9 who has supplied them with all the documents and contracts needed for his release.

Buddy has a spot reserved at this wonderful sanctuary, where he will not be chained to a wall or be forced to spend days at a time locked up in a cage. 

Hopefully, with your help and the help from people like Ellen Thelin, an attorney who is not only heavily involved in animal rescue but has also donated her services to SNK9 in the past and also in this case regarding Buddy.

Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE:   Buddy is safe in a wonderful sanctuary in upstate NY. More details to come soon.    CLICK HERE for a FULL UPDATE.

For now:  We are still raising funds for Buddy…little over $1,200 dollars is still needed to pay off the balance to take care of his basic needs for the rest of his life at the sanctuary. All contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to donate, please Click here.

We do special needs, hard adoptions or unadoptable cases (they are all special needs). We take the cases that no one wants and the ones that have limited time to live. We have to step up and make up for what the heartless people did to the ones with the most pure of hearts. Before we, as humans, hurt them or make them unadoptable, they are just like children, innocent and loving. My wish in life is that they stay that way…and they will…without the interventions of the heartless, selfish, angry and uncaring.

Thank you all for your support and all the help we have received!!! 

Mike Pravec  (SNK9 founder/president).


Can You Help Us Help Save Reuben?

admin | May 14, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions,Urgent | Comments (0)

Reuben-before copyScroll down for updates.

 In December, this beautiful boy was taken away from his owners because they were starving and beating him.  He endured a lot of abuse including having his mouth tied shut so tightly that the scars are still visible. Reuben was so badly beaten that it caused irreversible neurological damage which makes it difficult for him to walk correctly and process day to day activities.

Although Reuben has gained a lot of weight and looks healthy, it seems as though his emotional scars will never quite disappear.  Reuben is very tense and fearful when around humans and in a home setting. We have tried him in four different homes but it seems that he just can’t get comfortable living around people.

BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS! What Reuben lacks in trust for humans, he Reuben-after more than makes up in his LOVE of other dogs! They are the only “people” Reuben wants to be around! When Reuben sees other dogs, his body relaxes and his playful puppy side comes out.  Because of this, we have decided that the kindest thing to do for this poor boy is to send him to a dog sanctuary where he can live around other dogs and play, play, play ALL DAY!

The wonderful sanctuary we would like to send Reuben to is Spirit Animal Sanctuary in upstate NY.  http://www.spiritanimal.org/  He will have over 120 acres to play on and 100 other dogs to call his friends!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Spirit Animal asks that the dogs be sponsored for the first four years they live there, which totals $3400.00 or $2.30 a day. Rescues don’t have that kind of money but we don’t want to let Reuben down! He has been through so much in his life and deserves a happy ending.  We are asking everyone to chip in what they can!  We are grateful for your $20, $10, $5 or even $1 donation.  No amount is too small and every penny counts! Please help us make Reuben’s nightmare end and his dreams come true!  You can donate on line at specialneedsk9.org. In the comment space please remember to type REUBEN so the money goes specifically to him.  If you have any questions, please email Leigh Carmody at leigh521@gmail.com.                       

Thank you for all your support!!       Please feel free to cross-post!!

 

UPDATE:  On June 1st, 2010, Leigh Carmody, the person that saved Reuben’s life and nursed him back to health, did successfully transport Reuben to his new home in upstate NY (Spirit Animal Sanctuary, SAS).

Alan, the founder of the sanctuary, welcomed Reuben with open arms and as Leigh reported, it looks like a match made in heaven.

Having been at the sanctuary myself 3 days prior with Buddy, I can certainly vouch for this wonderful place…a dogie heaven!

There are many people to thank and more details to share. Details to follow shortly.


DELILAH is in our hands now!

admin | March 12, 2010 in Donations,News and Updates,Special Needs Adoptions,Success Stories | Comments (0)

Zoey...Home at last!On Thursday March 11th, Delilah was spayed and pulled from the shelter by Special Needs K9. She is now in our foster care in the home of the two that run this special needs rescue, Mike and Stacey. 

Her name was changed from Delilah, which means “delicate, weak, languishing” in Hebrew to Zoey, from the Greek name of Zosimus, meaning “viable” or “likely to survive”. She is a survivor!

You can still help by making a donation on Zoey’s behalf.


Pearl needs our help!

admin | March 6, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed | Comments (0)

PearlPearl’s eye was removed when she was only 4 weeks old due to a genetic defect. The lid was sewn shut and she had experienced no issue until now. In a matter on an hour, Pearl’s eye socket appeared as if it had a golf ball under the lid. She was rushed to an animal hospital and will need surgery.
Pearl has been at the hospital for several days and the folks that gave this special needs dog a home need our help.
If you’d like to help defray some of Pearl’s medical cost, you can donate on her behalf.


Trooper is scheduled for surgery.

admin | February 13, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

TrooperTrooper, the 3 year old homeless Rottie who was wondering the streets of Elizabeth, NJ on three legs for over 2 years, is scheduled to have his amputation surgery this week.  Trooper has a foster set up to recuperate from his operation.  You can still help Trooper and all the other special needs animals by making a donation to help with their medical and other care costs.