2 Year Old Female Bichon Frise Hit By Car. Medical Emergency. Surgery Needed. Help Needed. Urgent.

Friday Night, January 22, 2021

No Gem Of The Day. We Have a Medical Emergency. Help Is needed NOW.

The estimate to save her life is for $5900-6,100.00, including our rescue discount.

We have also now added Text-to-Donate feature! It’s simple and secure. You can use any major credit card as well as Google Pay and PAYPAL! Text the number 44321 (how easy is THAT number to remember?!) and type the letters SPR ( all capitals) in the message area. A secure link will come up with simple instructions. After that, you can text a donation of any amount to Small Paws anytime without filling out your information again! We hope you enjoy the ease and security of Text-to-Donate, to help the Bichons!


If we already have your credit card on file, please e-mail Louie and let him know the amount of your donation.




Meet 2 year old “Emmie Small Paws”.

She was in horrible pain until the Dogtors at Medvet of Chicago were able to help. She is still in pain when moved. This is a medical emergency.

Dear Small Pawsers,

We learned from a shelter in Michigan about this 2 year old female who was hit by a car LAST SATURDAY GOOD LORD.

She has a broken pelvis, a dislocated hip, an abdominal hernia has popped out in the last two days from being hit by the car, a bruised lung and FIVE broken ribs.

A good Sam saw her get run over and took her to local shelter.

Even though she has serious wounds, they had to keep her on a stray hold to give an owner a chance to claim her.

Small Pawers Dawn Mead and Linda Oshenfeld did a transport to get her from Michigan to Chicago, yesterday.

From Linda: “She was crying and growling during the transfer from Dawn’s car to mine.
Dawn Mead and I took Emmie from a Michigan Shelter to MedVet Chicago after Emmie had been hit by a car. She was in a lot of pain, and the shelter couldn’t tell Dawn when she had her last pain meds.
During the transfer of Emmie from Dawn’s car to mine, Emmie cried and growled. Thankfully, the tech at MedVet muzzled Emmie and was able to get her to a doctor. They do not allow anyone else inside the building, so I was not allowed to carry her inside.”

Why did we move her to Chicago?

Because we needed THIS surgeon. Dr. Aaron Jackson, 

You may remember little “Elf” who was thrown from a car around Christmas time in 2019.

This is “Elf” today. A little over a year after someone tried to murder him. He is happy and healthy! You all did this for him and his new family. He is so loved!

His story went around the world and was picked up by the Associated Press.

This news story was in the UK.

This was one of the many Chicago news stories.

Elf’s surgeon was Dr. Jackson!

He fixed our broken little Elf and he will fix our broken Emmie if we can raise the fund.

He wants to give her another night on meds and then do the surgery first thing in the morning. IN THE MORNING, SATURDAY .

We still have three matching challenges that were for Gatsby, Harper, Missy and Adelade. (Barbe Von Netzer’s was e only one that matched.)

Deborah Berger has added  a new one. The others remain and I’m rolling them over for our precious little “Emmie” because time is of the essence.

This is most urgent with less that 12 hours to raise funds.

What Is A Matching Donation Challenge? 

First, from Janet Bartos, we have this wonderful challenge for $300.00! Is there anyone reading this who can match Janet for these five precious babies? Thank you Janet! See pictures below.

On Jan 17, 2021, at 3:43 PM, Janet Bartos <jpbartos@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I’m grateful that many people are keeping their dogs and hope forever homes will be found for these precious babies when it is time.

Please issue a matching challenge for $300.00 to help provide the care the fur babies need.  Love to all you and the other volunteers do to protect & help these precious gifts!
Janet Bartos…in memory of Minnie & Sadie, my senior girls who came from you.

Next, from long time Small Pawser, Dawn Bove, we have this generous matching challenge for $250.00! Is there anyone who can match Dawn? Thank you again, Dawn!

On Jan 17, 2021, at 3:40 PM, Dawn Bove <d.bove@fcpmllc.com> wrote:

Hello Robin: What a cute bunch of new fur kids.
I would like to make a challenge for $250.00 to help get them all spruced up.
I hope someone will match me soon.
Stay well and safe.
As always sent with love, Dawn >
And lastly, from Deborah Berger and her celebrity Bichon, Boris Berger, we have this matching challenge.
On Jan 19, 2021, at 1:57 PM, normetski@aol.com wrote:

I’ll issue a $100.00 challenge🌺. Deborah


I don’t think we have much time this evening for more matching challenges. I’m so sorry! We just got the final diagnoses and estimate half an hour ago. Help is needed.  All My Love, Robin

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How to Become a Much Needed Small Paws Rescue Foster Parent!

South Texas, North Texas, and Chicago are most in need! 

Dear New Small Pawsers,

Welcome to the Small Paws®  Rescue Online Newsletter, especially to those of you who may have seen us over the years on our guest appearances on Fox and Friends in New York City, or on Animal Planet on “Dogs 101.”, or you may have read about us in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, 101 Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion and Joy . You also may have seen us on “Inside Edition” with Deborah Norville! (To see backstage photos of one of our trips to NYC and Fox & Friends, click here.)

Also, Small Paws Was Featured on a “The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast”. It’s was an interview of how Small Paws Rescue was born, over 22 years ago! 2020 was our 22st Anniversary! We are so happy to have you join us! Robin


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If you are going to shop at great stores anyway, why not help SPR at the same time and use Igive.com? Join now for free and select Small Paws Rescue Inc. as your cause!

This is the link to sign up for Small Paws Rescue!

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We have links up here to our SPR Cafe Press Store for SPR Logo Items.

Try GoodSearch.com as your search engine and as your online shopping portal!
Small Paws is signed up and each time you use it, either to search or to go to an online seller, funds are sent to Small Paws for the Bichons! You can buy those shoes at Zappos and those books at Amazon *AND* donate to Small Paws Rescue! Try it out! So far, Small Pawsers have done over 100,000 searches and have shopped to raise $$2,641.38 for Small Paws Rescue!

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Humphrey Sisco

Dec 26, 1993~ Aug 30, 2006 Pet Loss Link

When I first saw this beautiful picture of Cheri Sisco’s “Humphrey”, I thought it was truly the epitome of what we do, and why we do it. I wanted to use this black and white picture of Humphrey, taken only days before his death due to congestive heart failure, to let those who may be new to Small Paws, know what we do and why we do it. Without Small Paws, Humphrey would have never known love. He would have died in a kill shelter, sick and alone. Because of Small Paws, and Cheri Sisco, he lived, he loved, and he smiled.

(All recipients of the Small Paws Rescue newsletter receive it voluntarily. Small Paws never gleans e-mail addresses from other e-mail lists. Small Paws never solicits e-mail addresses or shares them with other “lists” or organizations.)