Wednesday Morning, October 27, 2021
We are still in need of Foster Homes for many of the “October 10 Dogs”. They will be ready to go on Monday. Can you please consider being a foster home for these little ones? This is most urgent! In Ohio, Michigan and the Chicago Area.
Gem of the Day: “Live. Laugh. Bark.” ~Unknown~
Dear Small Pawsers,
We have two matching donation challenges for the October Ten Rescues, which is good because their estimates are going to be about $3500.00 higher than first expected.
See their pictures and medical updates below. It is one of the saddest groups we have ever gotten in, all at once.
First, from Janet Rawlings, we have this challenge for $200.00. Thank you Janet!
From: Janet Rawlings
To: Louie Bertolino
“From: Janet Bartos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/26/2021 1:28:35 PM
Subject: Re: Matching Challenge For $1000.00 for The October 10! Foster Homes Needed Now In Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. Remembering Tennessee Tommy and Alligator Annie.
“Bite wounds that plant infectious organisms deep into the tissue are the prime cause of abscesses in dogs. Dogs may also develop abscesses from being bitten or scratched by a miffed cat. These are commonly found in the head and neck region or near that tail but may appear anywhere on the body. Head and neck abscesses typically cause one side of the neck to swell.”
Now three of them were strays on one street, and across town, Poppy was a stray. Yet they all have mammary tumors and really bad bacterial skin infections.
Dear Small Pawsers,
As you know we have just taken in TEN dogs all at once.
They are in varying stages of everything from starvation to masses, to abscesses, to dry eye, to skin infections, and the list goes on. Please see them below.
Vet bills for these ten are estimated at $13,700.00. We have raised almost half of that and we thank you!
We have only one matching donation challenge for The October Ten.
This one is from Mary Hurley, at email@example.com, Chicago, and it’s a very generous matching challenge.
“The stories and pictures of these poor innocents is absolutely heartbreaking… Please issue a challenge for $1000.00.
I know that many of you aren’t able to match a challenge this large and we understand that.
If you can help, it is appreciated and if you can’t help, please pray that someone else can.
I believe that prayer is the most powerful tool we have on this earth. For those of you who have been with us a long time, some as long as 23 years, you have SEEN miracles happen with these precious dogs at Small Paws Rescue.
There are times when there is just no other explanation than a miracle from God… after thousands of us prayed.
I never want us to forget about the miracle, healing, power of prayer.
For over 23 years God has taken care of these dogs and this organization, and I know, like me, you are so very grateful!
I am here and will issue any other matching challenges that come in. All My Love, Robin
Dear Small Pawsers,
It has been a rough last few days here at Small Paws and I don’t say that lightly.
Team Leaders Sara Rhodes, Dawn Mead, Rae Steeb, and Sharon King have been working overtime in Chicago, Detroit, North Texas, and Ohio, respectively.
We have TEN count them, TEN new Small Paws dogs, and most of them are little train wrecks, needing expensive vetting, surgeries and treatments. Some will need specialists.
First, near Dallas, Texas, this little one was in a shelter waiting for help.
Meet 3 year old “Joey”. His face tells it all. The red arrow points to a mass or swelling under his chin.
We got him to the vet on Saturday just before they closed. We’ll find out what this is, this week. Please pray for this poor baby.
He doesn’t feel a bit good. I’m estimating his vetting will be in the range of around $2000.00 for diagnostics, and more if a probably surgery is needed. He needs our help.
Next, let’s hop over to Detroit. Remember little Finley? Well, he came though his respiratory infection with flying colors thanks to your help. Thank you!
Finley is well!
Unfortunately, that same respiratory crud is making the rounds in the Detroit area.
On Friday, we needed to get two dogs out of a shelter there and we could not find a veterinarian who was accepting dogs, due to this respiratory illness going on. Twelve vets were contacted to no avail.
One of our vets was treating nine dogs with it and of course they weren’t accepting any new dogs.
The other vets cited a shortage of employees, in some situations, a shortage of vets.
If you’ve tried to get in for an appt. with your vet, you are aware of the long waits! Sometimes months for teeth cleaning!
It’s becoming a real issue, nationwide.
One of our Ohio volunteers, Jeri Shore, travelled all day Friday to Detroit, to get our two new babies and bring them back to Cleveland, Ohio to be vetted.
Wanna see them?
From Sara Rhodes, our Il. Team Leader:
On Oct 22, 2021, at 5:40 PM, Sara Rhoades <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Here are Griffy, a little mix estimated at 1 year old and Bumper a 4 month old bichon. ( Note from Editor. They TOLD us he was a Bichon who was four months old. After his rescue, we found a Birthday listed of June 21, 2021. And it said he is a Labradoodle! If you stare at him his feet grow. We have a baby Labradoodle!) They both came from the Detriot, Michigan Animal Control! With a team effort we got them rescued, thanks to Jeri who drove several hours one way to get them!!
I’ll issue a $200 challenge in honor of my 2 sisters. One is a breast cancer survivor the other sister has stage 4 ovarian which has metastasized. If you can help please do so! Deborah
I’m here and will issue all matching challenge donations. This is the biggest rescue we’ve done in some time, and they all are busted. (Well, all except for the one whose 4 months old and his feet grow before your very eyes. So far, Bumper isn’t busted.)
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.
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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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