17 January 2013

Meet the Newest Stars!

Curious about the first four dogs we've saved in 2013?  I mentioned Sherlock in the last post, but here is a little bit about each of them.

Victor is a lemon & white purebred English pointer between around 7 years old that we rescued the day before he was going to be euthanized at a rural shelter in Georgia.  Victor is heartworm positive and even though he exhibits no outward symptoms (which means it is probably a low level infection) no one was interested in adopting or rescuing him.  He sat at the shelter since the end of November, waiting, and now he is en route to Tucson.  We will be driving out to meet a Pilots N Paws pilot in Las Cruces, NM to pick him & Sherlock up from the airport tomorrow afternoon.  I am fostering Victor in my home while he goes through several months of treatment.

 Sherlock is the dog I mentioned in my last post.  He escaped euthanasia at the shelter in Ft. Worth, TX for two days before we were able to coordinate his release.  Sherlock is also a heartworm positive English pointer (his colouring is orange & white) and he's around 6 years old.  He's spent the last week getting some R&R at Paige's home in Dallas and will be flying with Victor tomorrow.  Sherlock will spend the weekend at my house so we can get him & Victor to the vet for their heartworm antigen tests and chest x-rays before Sherlock goes to his foster home.

Artemis was found scavenging for food at a dump outside of Mammoth, AZ.  Skinny and very scared, she was rescued by two good samaritans who took her to the vet to get checked out, vaccinated, and spayed.  At only about 3 years old the vet determined she was very over-bred and had probably had a litter every time she'd gone into heat since she reached maturity (between 7-8 litters).  She is very gentle, but is still very timid and we're looking for a foster home to give her the one-on-one attention that she needs.  Artemis is a purebred liver & white German shorthaired pointer.

  "Shy Girl" doesn't yet have a name, but at least she has a safe, loving foster home to go to.  Rescued at the 11th hour the night before she was going to be euthanized at 5am for being shy.  Yes, that was actually the shelter's reason for putting her down.  Thankfully we got her taken off the e-list and are picking her up this afternoon.  We're not sure if she's a solid black German shorthaired pointer, maybe mixed with Weimaraner... it remains to be seen, but there is no question there is a lot of pointing breed(s) going on in her DNA.

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