Hit By Car “Emmie” Update and Estimate. New Matching Challenges.

Thursday Night, January 2, 2019

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As you know, we have a young female who definitely has been hit by car on the Congress Pkwy, which is a major expressway near Chicago. We have named her “Emmie”.

OK, the vet from Animal Care Center of Plainfield 14411 S. Rt. 59
Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 436-8387called me a couple of hours ago.

Emmie is probably only 9 months old as she has growth plates which haven’t closed yet. She still is in shock but they believe that she is going to survive. She has no broken bones but she has a pretty significant gash halfway up her leg. When she’s out of shock, in the morning, they are going to go in and repair that more permanently.

Her right eye is swollen.

She was sedated by the shelter and they are flushing her with fluids to get that out of her system so they can better access her.

The estimate for the first 24 hours is for between $941.00 and $1,242.00 for the first 24 hours.They expect to keep her for three days so it is probably going to be around $3000.00.

We have the following matching challenges for little Emmie. Just a baby who looks as if she’s never even been groomed.
AND she’s in heat. (OF COURSE SHE IS).

We have the following matching donation challenges for Emmie.

First from Dawn Bove at d.bove@fcpmllc.com, we have this generous challenge for $250.00. Is there anyone who can match Dawn? Thank you again, Dawn!

“Hello Robin: Well here we go with a bang into 2019. I will make a challenge in the amount of $250.00 for our newest little ones.
Hope someone will match me soon.
As always sent with love, Dawn”

And from Judy De Angelis, at jadeangelis@cox.net, we have this challenge for $100.00. Can someone match Judy for Emmie?

“Hi Robin,

Happy New Year! I will issue a $100.00 challenge.

Thanks for all your help.

Judy DeAngelis”

And from Deborah Berger and her Celebrity Bichon, Boris, at normetski@aol.com, we have a challenge for $100.00. Is there anyone who can match Deborah?

This is where we are tonight with little Emmie.

And the car didn’t even stop.

All My Love, Robin



Small Pawsers Tom and Kathy MacPherson were already at the shelter, picking up an owner surrender Bichon Mix, (see below for picture) for Small Paws when a Bichon who had been hit by a car came in. The shelter’s vet sutured and wrapped her bleeding shoulder, inserted a catheter, and sent her on with us to the ER.

Emmie looked like she really needed an emergency hospital and soon.

Here she is being rushed to emergency in Kathy’s arms while her husband Tom, drove.

She is presently receiving emergency care at the:

Animal Care Center of Plainfield
14411 S. Rt. 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 436-8387

Happy New Year to all!

As you know, we always continue to take in Bichons and Bichon Mixes during the Holidays. This year was no exception.

There were two owner surrenders in Florida, one shelter bichon in South Texas and two more in Chicago.

“Bernie”, a 2-4 year old owner, surrendered to the CACC shelter ON CHRISTMAS DAY, was taken in today by Small Paws.

See the white on him? That’s Bichon through and through. I think the black is poodle. I’ll ask him later if he remembers Mom or Dad.

Thank God Tom and Kathy were there when Emmie was brought in, after having been hit by a car on an expressway.

I’m waiting on an estimate for Emmie while they are getting her stabilized. I just authorized xrays, bloodwork, and three days at the ER.

Bernie’s vetting will be around $800.00 with quarantine and normal vetting if nothing else is wrong.

I’m waiting for an official estimate for Emmie but I can tell you it’s probably going to run around $3000.00 before it’s all said and done.

I’m here and will issue all matching donation challenges.

Happy New Year! All My Love, Robin

See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 26 days of December, 2018 coming to $25,546.16 which is an average of $982.54 per day. See Vet Bills Paid by Small Paws Rescue for the first 2 days of January, 2019 coming to $2,326.98 which is an average of $1,163.49 per day

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