May 9, 2003
recently told about poor Peaches in Georgia,
about to be euthanized in a shelter.
Her crime? Getting
This is what we received...
<*****URGENT!*******PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST*** PLEASE
PEACHES!!!!!! There is a VERY SWEET, 12 year old,
BICHONE MIX (possibly poodle), weights
about 12lbs., in the COBB
COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL. Her
name is PEACHES, she was taken from a
situation. I dont think I have ever seen something so sad
EVER. I actually cried when I saw her. She responds to her name,
and as bad as she has been neglected, her little tail
She has some sort of skin infection, they
have already determined that
it is not contagious,
probably pyometria. She also has a TUMOR on her
stomach, I would say the size of a lime. SHE HAS UNTIL TOMORROW
AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I CAN PULL HER IF SOMEONE CAN
TAKE HER. WE
JUST DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO TREAT HER
AND HER CONDITIONS!! Please
dont let Peaches be
punished for her owners STUPIDITY, and lack of
her. Email me privately if you can take her!!!!!!!!!!!
Rescued Angels Animal Rescue,
Rescued Animal A Chance at Happiness"
This is Peaches' skin.
This is Peaches' tumor.
This is what our
volunteer, Dana Perez wrote about Peaches' rescue.
5/8/2003 6:07:27 PM Central Daylight Time
Attaches are some photos that I took
during Peaches' Exam yesterday. They are extremely disturbing and I am happy to
report that already she looks better than the photos depict.
As you requested; I'm going to summarize our adventure with Peaches for
I met the volunteer with Rescued Angels Animal
Rescue at Cobb County Animal Control on Wednesday morning to meet Peaches and
bring her home. The volunteer warned me of her condition before we saw her.
Peaches was 1 of 3 dogs taken out of a man's mobile home because a neighbor had
complained about the conditions. Peaches is the only one to make it out
alive...apparently the other 2 were in such horrible shape they could not be
saved. Incredible to see Peaches and think that she was in the best
She has a severe skin infection that is being
treated with antibiotics. The only way to describe her skin is that it looks
like a cross between elephant and lizard. Her skin is thick and scaly and is
incredibly itchy!!! We took her to my Vet (Dr. Lawless) and he determined that
she has cancer that has most likely spread to her lymph nodes. (see attached
pictures). He strongly feels that surgery at her age (12) and overall health
would not be in her best interest. She suffers from dry eye, poor thing had gunk
that completely covered both of her eyes when we got her yesterday. Dr. Lawless
has prescribed Mineral Oil at least 2 times per day to each eye to help
lubricate them. You should see the difference already :)
My Mom (Rose) has taken on the role of Hospice Nurse and Peaches (my Mom
is calling her Yoda) is enjoying the attention and love. Rose went to Old Navy
today and bought a baby pajama set to completely cover her up so that she can't
do more damage to her skin. Peaches is completely potty trained and has a good
appetite. Sweetest little girl...she responds to her name. Comes when she is
called. Wags her tail when you talk to her! I'm just amazed at the spirit living
in this little dog!
My father, and their rescue dog
(Annie) return from Florida on Saturday. If everything works out, my Mom would
love to continue in her role and give Peaches a loving and comfortable place to
lay her head. Hopefully....it WILL work, but there is a remote possibility that
we will need to find another place for Peaches. I promise to keep you
Please let me know if you have any
It is thanks to people like you that Peaches will know love.
We will give her a home until God volunteers.
Update June 14, 2003.
Our Georgia Peach went home to
be with God on Saturday Morning, June 14, 2003.
a wonderful last month of life thanks to those of you who support this rescue
effort. God Speed little Peaches!