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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday Boy Died This Morning

The dog delivered yesterday sadly had to be euthanized this morning. Mom and Dad borrowed a car and got him to a vet. He did have distemper and was in the final stages. He was completely paralysed. His heart stopped with just the anesthetic, although he was given the euthanizing drug too just to make sure. The vet said there was nothing else we could do. He was close to death anyway. If, we had managed to get him to a vet yesterday then the outcome would have been the same. Me Mom and Dad are all very upset. He was only three or four months old still had some baby teeth. He lived a horrible short life here in this world. Mom says at the rainbow bridge all dogs are happy and cared for. There is no hunger, pain, or abuse there. He was named by the people on Facebook, so that he had a name when he crossed over. Dad stayed up until 2.30 am talking to him. He explained that he would have a better life somewhere else. He then slipped into what seemed to be a coma and never opened his eyes again. The vet said to mom that even if by some miracle he survived then he would be totally paralysed for the rest of his life and not even able to lift his head. We are so sad for him and all the others out there. Mom will be a property charity soon and she says she will be able to help more. RIP Friday Boy. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dog arrived at door dying

Well today has been a real bad day for mom and dad. Dad tried to go to Teresopolis to get more of the temporary kennels as he can't build kennels in the pouring rain. He had to turn back because the clutch on the car wouldn't permit him to climb the mountain. Later on two guys mom and dad know from the tyre shop here came with a little dog which they said was poisoned in a card board box. He was in a real bad way. Warning graphic video coming.

We gave him medication for poisoning but we are beginning to think he has distemper. He has all the symptoms. He doesn't look like he will make the night. Normally mom and dad don't film this but because they we are making the transition to charity status then the world should see what they deal with regularly. We will let you know if he survives and if he survives with severe neuro damage, That is why we have to fund raise and march on to stop this. The dog is so thin and mal nourished. If he was poisoned then he was this thin before. If he has distemper it's because he was born in the streets and never got vaccinated or had a negligent owner. There are many of those here.  Either way his suffering is intolerable. We don't have any choice we have to try and save him. Mom has many of these problems brought to our door. The car clutch went today. All vet's are closed except for one 40 miles away. Car won't make it, We are fund raising tonight to see if we can get him to a vets tomorrow if he survives the night. Pray for him he is really, really sick.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Article about us

http://digitaljournal.com/article/316866#tab=comments&sc=  Here is an article and interview published today.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas and a BIG thank you to all of you that have followed and supported us. We probably would have seen a tragedy here if it hadn't been for all of you. We save dogs because you help us to do it. We could not of continued without you all. Merry Christmas to everyone and let's hope 2012 is better than the worst year of our lives so far. Glad 2011 is nearly over. We will be going ahead with our charity status process and thank everyone that has helped with that. We will be saving more animals and entering into the world of registered charities. It's going to be a good year for street dogs.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Topi's Home for Christmas. (From Blog)

Here is Topi's first walk around the garden on his own. He was quite bewildered by it all and a bit frightened. He kept his tail between his legs and continue to stop now and then to spin around. He always spins anti clockwise. He has some sort of defect walking and a very strange gait. It comes and goes like the spinning. When he saw some meat to eat (probably for the first time in his life) he spun round faster. He seems very introverted and lost in his own little world. He shows no response to affection at all, or when mom and dad call him. If,  he is spinning he pays no attention to anything else. During eating he stops to spin too. If, he isn't spinning and you call him loudly he will momentarily focus on the person calling. We are hoping he will get better so he can play and be a normal dog at least some of the time. He hasn't cried or barked like we all do.   He was much more confident on a leash and walked in a straight line.

Nicki is on medication for a problem she has. She was producing milk even though she cannot be expecting pups. We were all secretly hoping she was because we could play with them. Mom says it's impossible and she has to now take medication to stop this. A lump was found in her breast, the vet told mom to give her the medication and then see if it is still there. Then they will decide what to do. Mom is still campaigning for the funds to get our place set up as a registered charity, so she can help more of us. It's going quite well and they are about half way there with two weeks to go. If you want to help then Mom says click on Daisy. She is the little scruffy white dog rescued last August. We want to say a big Thank You to everybody who has helped us survive nearly a year in Brazil. All your suppport and donations kept us all going. It has been a tough year for mom and dad, however, many dog lovers stepped forward and refused to let us starve, or mom and dad. Thank you everyone.     

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Topi the Spinning Dog

We are collecting Topi the spinning dog on Saturday. We can't think of him spending Christmas without us. We will probably be making the huge move during the first week of January. Christmas is on top of us now and everything stops for Christmas. The doctor buying our house from the bank has problems and hasn't completed yet.  The constant rain has impeded our kennel building. So we are going to get him we just can't wait any longer, nor can he. We are still calling for donationations for our charity status which will change a lot of things here. Every donation is worth double at the moment due to an Angel who wants to help us get there. So click on Daisy's photo to the left and any amount will be doubled until January 4th. Help us to save more because that is what we really want to do. We thank you all for your love and support. We survived nearly a year in Brazil only because of you.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Becoming A Registered Charity

Daisy was rescued by us. If you want to help get us charity status then click on Daisy.

We have some good news! We have an anonymous donor who will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $1000,  in order for us to get our charity status. We are so close to completion of this process. We are asking everyone to give the animals this gift for Christmas. This would benefit so many. We won't stop until we realise this dream and are in a position to help many more, to educate people here about animal care, to change the lives of the forgotten, roaming the streets alone and ill. Please lets make this happen and make a difference here. Even if it's only $5 it will be worth $10. We have created a chip in specifically for this. It's just to the left. Any donations towards this will be making a major change to the future of animals in this region. These will be donations that lay the foundations of something lasting and change the future of so many forlorn, hungry, abandoned animals. Let's go forward for 2012 as a proper charity.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Our New Logo

We are making T shirt designs too. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dinner for 18! (From Blog)

Have you ever wondered what making our dinner is like? Or what we eat. Well! Mom decided to let me write about my favourite thing today-FOOD. Well here we go first all the bowls are laid out in a set order. With the dogs bowls grouped in kennel groups.

Then first in goes our ration. Some of us here eat our eat our ration seperately because we don't like it soggy. Then in goes the rice.

Then some meat and veg.

Then Mom Mixes it all up for us and it finally looks like this. Yummy.

Tasha helps Mom because she is out during this preparation time. So is Mini.

Here is Tasha doing her bit keeping Mom company.

If Mom is alone then heating all the food and preparation and serving takes her around and hour sometimes an hour and  a half, if she cooks greens for us too. We sometimes get cabbage and other greens. We don't like them very much.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas is Coming

Well Christmas is coming. Mom's going crazy with cardboard boxes still. Sarah who painted Harry for mom has made a poster for mom too!

We also got our first postcard from a good friend that has helped and supported us since before the floods.

It has pictures of all of her anipals! Mom liked it a lot. Nobody quite knows when we will be going. The doctor buying here still hasn't completed the purchase and it's raining so hard that Dad can't go and build our kennels. So, Mom just continues packing like a robot every day.  Guga is better again after a course of antibiotics. Mom wories a lot about the old guy because he is so old. We all have fleas at the moment and Mom is frantically trying to find an affordable solution. Seems the pesky little fleas have developed a resistance to the flea medicine she had been using for years. So, we are all itchy. She is trying a cedar oil recipe today that is supposed to work. She bought a product called SpotOn this had no effect whatsoever and then she tried a medication based on Cipermetrin and that didn't work either. Then she had to buy Advocate, which costs four times more here than in the US. She just bought two one for Freddy and one for Gracie because they have flea allergies. That one does work but is far too expensive for Mom to put on all of us every month. So the flea battle goes on......