Thursday, October 2, 2008

Adoptions Within The Last Week!!!

Just wanted to share with everyone the great Adoption News!!!

Since we just started the blog I will start with the most recent....

Friday Sept 26th: Freida went to her new home in NJ with the Schneider family and her fursister!!

Frannie went to her new home in NY, she has a great back yard to play in and also alot of walks to look forward to with Nicole her 14 year old "sister".

Saturday Sept. 27th: Felix went to his new home in Harrisburg PA with his new fur-brother Bear!!

Sunday Sept. 28th: After the event in PA, our volunteers delivered Roger to his new and forever home that was waiting on him even before he left SC. He is truly enjoying his days and nights now free of the matting and shelter life!!

Tuesday Sept. 30th: Lena, a female beagle rescued from SC also went to her forever home that had been waiting on Lena to finally make it up north! She is living on Long Island, NY and is doing awesome!!

Wednesday Oct. 1: Socks, a Jack Russell that was rescued from a breeder in PA was united with her forever home, The Fenwick family of West Milford!!!

"Socks" with her cute sisters!!!!

Ted the Cocker... So Heartbreaking But Inspiring!

Please meet Ted... one of the most heartbreaking stories and truly desperate furkids we have ever seen!!! Ted was turned in as a "stray" to the Greenville County Animal Control in Greenville SC. One of the wonderful staff at Greenville asked GROWL to please take this boy into our rescue. We were told he was matted and had dry eye and that he really needed to get out, but that is all we knew. Our hearts sank and tears just poured out as we saw the horrible condition of this boy... You see, Ted was SO matted for SO long he lost his muscle elasticity and has orthopedic deformation because of the way his hair was matted. Ted's fur was so knotted and twisted that he was not able to stand up (for an obviously VERY long time) and although he has been shaved, he is still not able to stand because of the long term damage. Ted is currently at a GROWL foster home getting water therapy to stretch his muscles back out and build them back. The most amazing part about Ted is he NEVER quit wagging his tail and letting his rescuers know how grateful he is!!! Ted has SERIOUS skin issues, eye issues (dry eye and conjunctivitis) and obvious orthopedic problems which are being treated. Ted is also emaciated and mostly blind. The total cost to help Ted will be quite expensive but GROWL is asking for help with about $650 for a portion of his orthopedic, dermatalogic and ophthalmologic care. Ted is estimated to ONLY be around 4 years old although he looks much older, he has had a very rough life and we know that he will now have the chance to live a happy life being loved and spoiled now that he has the opportunity! Once he is deemed healthy enough, Ted will still need to be neutered and although it seems far away we look forward to the day Ted will be able to be adopted! As GROWL volunteers we thank each of you for helping Ted in whatever way you can and Ted thanks you also!

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This video shows Ted the day he came out of the shelter!

The Rainbow Bridge Has a New Special Boy: Justice

First I want to say "WOW" at how amazing the blogs look. Dawn has done an amazing job with them so as excited as I am to do my first blog it is with a heavy heart that I write about Justice. The Greenville County Animal Care Services contacted us about a senior lab who really needed to get out of the shelter. Noone was interested in this boy and his time was up. Taryn at the Greenville shelter asked us if we could squeeze him in. He was so sad and just really needed a chance to get out. Justice was taken to the shelter after being found wandering around a large cemetery in Greenville. We went to pick Justice up and were so sad to see this poor senior boy who was struggling to even walk due to his toenails. Justice came home with me and spent the night on his own comforter in front of the air vent after he got his toenails trimmed. He curled up and slept like he had not slept in years. Justice was moved to a foster home where he was able to wander around on 5 acres when he felt up to it and sleep on the couch when that is what he preferred to do. His favorite place to be was lying outside next to the front door on his bed and just watching the rest of the dogs play. He had almost 5 weeks of doing whatever he wanted, eating like labs loves to do, romping in the creek when he wanted or snoozing on the couch. Justice is a reminder of what gentle souls these seniors have and that we are all so lucky to have been touched by his presence in our lives. On Tuesday,September 30 Justice layed on the front porch on his bed as he loved to do so many times before but this time he passed on to the Rainbow Bridge. As truly sad as we are for ourselves that Justice is no longer with us, we know we will see him again. Although it is so hard when one of these GrowlKids passes on, we are able to find peace in knowing that without a doubt that Justice lived the last 5 weeks a VERY happy boy without pain and being loved and was not put to sleep in a shelter. We thank everyone for helping us to help Justice and letting Justice be a voice for the seniors in these shelters who so desperately need our help... although he was not with us long, we will miss him terribly. So, in memory of Justice please be sure to give your furkids an extra hug and a kiss tonight. Justice... we will see you at the Rainbow Bridge buddy... know you are so loved and will be missed terribly but you will ALWAYS be in our hearts. We love you big boy!!!

Justice in the shelter before being rescued

Justice, he was glad to be out of the shelter!

Jutice's toenails were so long when he came out of the shelter they were curling back towards his pads and twisting around: