Wednesday Afternoon, July 28, 2021
Gem of the Day: “When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.“
~ AD Williams~
North Carolina “Fiona”. 18 Mos. Old. North Carolina “Emmitt”. 3 years old.
Brother and sister. They will not be separated. They are a bonded pair.
You are not going to believe what is underneath all of that.
Dear Small Pawsers,
Sara Rhodes, one of our wonderful team leaders, found these two, a brother and sister, in a shelter near Durham, North Carolina.
Joanne Raus, our National Team Leader jumped right on this.
One of our great N.C. volunteers, Jennifer French, picked them up this morning and got them to a wonderful new vet clinic for us, the Creedmoor Road Animal Clinic.
And they do give us a 10% rescue discount.
We believe these babies were part of a seizure from a possible hoarding situation. That’s how we know they are brother and sister and their ages.
After arrival at the vet’s office, they were sedated and shaved this morning, but they both will need full vetting and quarantine after being in the shelter and having been exposed to shelter diseases.
Emmitt was barely able to move his back legs due to mats tying them together.
These are some pictures.
18 mos. old Fiona
Emmitt’s back legs were matted together.
I think this is Fiona being shaved. She is pretty thin.
Emmitt had to be sedated for them to get to the mats on his face.
I’ll be. Bichons were living underneath all of that.
They stopped after a while on Fiona to give her a rest and will finish her shave tomorrow. I can’t say enough good things about this clinic. They wrote:
I’m here and will issue all matching donation challenges. God help them. God help us.
All My Love, Robin
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!
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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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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!
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.
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