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Start thinking about 3 tiny severely mangled full-blood AKC. They were attacked by their very food-aggressive mother. Two have broken jaws and are being syringe fed. 2 have mangled eyes and will probably need e-nuke in the future. The pups were dropped off at the vet by a local BYB who breeds aussies (don't know who it is). Doc called Karen Wilkins of MaranathaFarm who has been keeping them alive for the past several weeks. Puppies are now about 4 weeks old and she can now put them in the bathtub on a sheet with bowls of gruel and they are eating that way. The teeth are coming in sideways with the broken jaws and they will probably have extractions of those teeth. It's a little early to call the eyeballs yet, but 2 pups have one bad eyeball each, so there is a remaining eyeball.
Karen is putting out feelers now. She is negotiating with the BYB to get him to release the pups to her. He can't get any $$ for them in all liklihood and would probably end up destroying them. She won't accept any $$ from him, as she doesn't want him to be able to say he supports MaranathaFarm. All she wants from him is to spay the female. The pups are still under doctor care and presuming they will be released to Karen, she is looking for special famillies who are willing to take in a pup who has had a really really bad start to life and who deserves betterKaren is looking for a lifetime commitment and I told her http://www.handicappedpets.net is the BEST place to post them. She says they are beautiful tri-color pups and she will be emailing me more, as well as photos. They will NOT be at Saturday's event.
Oh, Karen...that just breaks my heart...those tiny innocent babies. Bless you all for helping them.
Christine... and Bailey, playing at the Bridge
?/1999 - 10/25/08
Excerpt from today's wonderful rescue event:
Karen Wilkins was there with two of the mauled babies, they are BEAUTIFUL tri-color aussies, and their injuries are on the mend. She is looking for furrever homes for them, the sooner the better. She says the new family will have to commit to Dr. Broxton, the Jax opthamologist who comes to Sav. once a week, as the babies may need e-nuke of one eyeball, but it may be they can be saved. One has a broken jaw and Dr. Parker has done the first surgery and there will be at minimum one more. The breeder took one of the puppies back and released the other two to MaranathaFarm for treatment and adoption. We'll have pictures soon enough. I held the one with the broken jaw, and he was mouthing my hand and my face. He was adorable, and the other one was just as happy and precious as can be. They are 4 weeks today and Karen is looking for families asap, so they can start the bonding process right away. She has syringe fed the two with the broken jaws and now they are eating mashed food.
Will post photos when I get them.
GREAT DAY AND DEDE & I HAD A GREAT SUCCESS EDUCATING AND INSPIRING THE PUBLIC
If I had the money, I would be begging for one to come up here. Two of my five dogs are Border Collies (rescued of course) and I have a mess of other critters (livestock) so an Aussie would fit right in.
Brother (broken jaw & eyeball issue) and sister (only eyeball issue):
THEY ARE ADORABLE! Met them Saturday!
Oh how heartbreaking! Have these babies found a home yet?
I know the little girl has been adopted in fact Karen was so impressed with the application, she allowed baby girl to go out of state, which she hadn't wanted to do, so she could keep an 'eye' so to speak on the medical care she received. I'll have to check on baby boy. He had the broken jaw and gimpy eye. Last I had heard, he was still 'looking' no pun intended. Micropthalmia is not a huge deal, it is an underdeveloped eyeball. All my LWs have had it and were/are all blind which hardly slows them down at all. Thank you for askin!
And not all micro eyes are even blind, although the majority seem to be. My Domino, however, has a micro eye that seems to see perfectly!
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