November 12, 2005
Scroll down for graphic pictures of
Bichons that have suffered years of neglect.
"Claire" was nine
months old when we rescued her from a puppy mill auction. Little did we know the
horrors we would uncover. At 9 months old, she appeared to be deaf, blind and
completely mentally disabled. Today we scored a HUGE victory. We went undercover
and bought all of the Bichons that her "breeder" had. An illness is prohibiting
them to continue. 21 Bichons came on home to Small Paws, today. 17 females and 4
males. These Bichons need your help. Please read. This situation is definitely
of the utmost urgency.
This is the newsletter
explaining how these 21 Bichons came to Small Paws. They need your help. We used
our vetting funds to purchase their freedom, and we are praying we can replenish
those funds by Monday night, when we must pay our vet bills.
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Rescue Effort, Click
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Below, are the first
pics. Some are graphic.
See the first video from
last night. Tissue Warning.
See the second video from
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Wait until you see what
they looked like...out of the crates.
No explanation needed.
I don't know how anyone can even
tell this is a dog, let alone a Bichon.
Bonnie is pointing to the tail. There are huge mats
hanging from the legs and feet.
You just had to see it to believe it. This one's ears are matted
Don't ask. I don't know which part this is.
holds one. It's hard to make out some of theio body parts with this much
This little one is small, like Tennessee Tommy is.
Two of them look like
either Maltese or Yorkie Bichon mixes.
Bonnie and Dale hold two of the youngest pups.
This one's eyes are covered
is this? How can you even tell this is a dog?
Their feet are filled with mats
between their toes and pads.
Their toes are splayed (spread apart unaturally) from
standing on wire. Mats grew in between their toes.
Their toe nails are curling
under when they walk.
think they know they will be sleeping in greener pastures now.
My husband, Dale, and
Bonnie hold two of our newest fluffs.
This one's eyes ar blocked by mats.
There is a mat the size of your fist, coming out of
this one's eye.
Three of them
are pretty happy to be out of there.
We have a smile.
This is a BEFORE and AFTER picture of little CANDY CANE,
our poster child for the worst dread locks we have seen to date! It will take
some time for that staining to grow off of her face, but I am betting she will
have a beautiful coat when she grows
Candy Cane Before...
Ok, Ok...I hear ya! Here are a few of the rest of them
after grooming! They are named Christmas and Hanukkah
These are young females and you should get your apps in as
soon as possible! They will be gone! Christmas Carol will be beautiful when she
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Dreidel Drew, one of the four little males in this group of
Holly is doing the wave!
Jingle Belle is a doll. Look at that darling
Macy is happy to be out from under those mats! Underneath
all of that, they appear to be in good
Menorah Norah has the most beautiful halos around her
Meet a real live Christmas Elf! This baby managed to keep
some of her coat. She is four years old and
I just know they feel so much better now! Thank you all for
supporting their rescue!