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No time for a Gem of the Day. This is a true medical emergency.
Dear Small Pawsers,
On Thursday night we got a 10 year old Male Bichon in from a shelter near Chicago.
Sara Rhodes, our Team Leader for IL. got a call asking if we could take him.
Look at that precious face. We named him Snickers, as he is very sweet.
He was also at death’s door by Friday morning.
You see, he was surrendered to the shelter by his owner who couldn’t afford to deal with his problem.
Snicker’s has a severe Perineal Hernia.
Dr. Paul Blasso D.V.M., our vet in the Chicago area, called me early Friday morning.
The techs had taken him outside and the hernia had completely covered what he needed to be open to be able to go to the bathroom. He was straining and screaming. He had a blockage of impacted hard stool and was in terrible pain and unable to go. This is why.
As you can see, this is a life or death problem.
Dr . Blasso told us we had to get him to a surgeon within a few hours or put him to sleep. He was screaming. (Snickers, not Dr. Blasso)
On that particular Friday morning I couldn’t locate a volunteer who was able to go pick him up from the vet and rush him to VCA Aurora and to veterinary surgeon, Dr. Abel, who has done many surgeries for us before.
Since we couldn’t locate a volunteer who could go there immediately, Dr. Blasso called one of his employees on her day off. She was ten minutes from the clinic and she came and got him and rushed him to VCA Aurora Emergency.
Snicker’s went in through emergency, but Dr. Able was already booked until late evening and he’s the only surgeon there able to do this intricate of a surgery.
Though he couldn’t do the surgery on Friday, he made time to “McGiver” him, so he could wait for surgery until tomorrow, Tuesday, morning,
He sedated him and manually went up with gloved hand, separating manually, and removed a balled up huge mass of dried stool, which had been there only God knows how long.
Then he cave him a liquid “work fast” stool softener and literally held him open as it cleaned our boy out so he could stop being in pain for a few days.
I was waiting to get the estimate for the surgery, which includes our 15% rescue discount.
It just came.
He needs this surgery before he fills back up. Sorry. There is no other way to put it. It’s painful and he can’t keep going through this.
I’m here and will issue all matching challenges.
We have less than 24 hours to save this life. All My Love, Robin
P.S. We have gotten in five new dogs in, last week. An Owner Surrender just came in for three more in North Carolina. It’s starting up again, as we knew it would.
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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Donations from AmazonSmile to Small Paws Rescue received to date $23,270.82 as of May 2021.
Dear Charity Administrator,
This email is to notify you that Small Paws Rescue Inc (EIN: 73-1576021) has been issued a $1254.56 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between January 1 and March 31, 2021.
The donation was deposited to your organization’s bank account on or before May 22, 2021.
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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
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!
The iGive Support Team
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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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