Wednesday, April 29, 2009
In the meantime, most of our updated pups will be listed on Adoptapet.com (www.adoptapet.com/shelter72946-pets.html) and Dogster.com
We thank you for your patience. PAWS is in desperate need of volunteers (e.g., to take pictures, transport dogs to/from vet clinics, follow-up with potential adopters, etc.), foster families, and Pedigree Dog food. Other ongoing needs include supplies such as crates, stainless steel dog bowls, thank you notes, and stamps. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to PAWS of Marion at P.O. Box 584 Marion, AR 72364. Every little bit really does help us save lives. Remember- all donations are tax-deductible!
We wanted to thank Jessica and her family for providing him with so much love. Although he only lived with them for a few months, Dudley was able to know the kindess of people, tons of love and affection, and the comfort of a real "home". God bless foster homes really. Please keep your dogs on heartworm preventative all year round. If Dudley's original owners had spent around $10 a month, he would likely be alive today. A big thank you to Dr. G and staff for trying so hard to help our sweet boy. Dudley has quite a large vet bill if you would like to make a donation in his memory.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Bagel is living proof of the resilient and forgiving nature of dogs.
This poor girl came to us when a caring soul called Animal Control for help. Our volunteer, Joan, went out on the call with the ACO and could not believe what she found.
Bagel was lying in her own blood in front of some garbage cans, while a group of teens held a party around her.
Bagel had been shot several times at close range - she still has a bullet in her head and one in her jaw that cannot be removed because of proximity to the brain.
Bagel was bleeding out and would have surely died if Joan had not wrapped towels around her wounds and rushed her to the vet. Bagel also had a prolapsed uterus, which meant she had to be spayed immediately, which was dangerous considering the amount of blood she had lost.
Despite the odds - Bagel survived. After months in the vet clinic - she is a gorgeous, healthy girl. Look at that smile! How can a dog that has been so mistreated - be so kind?
Bagel is tired of living in a small cage at the vet clinic and really needs a foster home that will care for her until her forever home can be found. Can you help?
If you can open your home and heart to Bagel, please contact Joan 870-739-1145, or Allison, 901-240-9848.Bagel looks like a purebred Rottie, but she is very small (40 - 45lbs). We estimate her to be 1-2 years old.
Bagel's vet and boarding bill is over $2000 - we sure could use some help paying it off. If you cannot help by fostering Bagel, please consider sponsoring her.
Bagel is just one of many special needs dogs in our care right now - please help us to continue to help these souls that have nobody to speak for them.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Bethand Evie brought a car full of blankets, towels, food, treats, and other much needed supplies (some collars, bandanas, etc.). They even gathered enough money to cover the rest of Lauren's heartworm treatment! While in the Memphis area, we all visited and ate dinner Friday night at Huey's (great burgers!). Beth and Evie visited the Marion Animal Shelter on Saturday and ate at another great local restaurant downtown, Westy's.
These ladies didn't leave empty handed this morning though... they are actually bringing 4 puppies (3 of the 4 are pictured below) back to a Rescue in Wisconsin! These 4 were out of time at the shelter, so we are just elated that they were able to find room for them!
THANK YOU BETH, EVIE, AND ALL OF THE OTHER DOGGY ANGELS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE- YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO US!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We are happy to report that we sold enough goodies to be able to help pay for some much needed vetting for the large crew going to rescue on the 20th (mainly puppies).
A special thanks to Diana and her son, William, for stopping by. Diana has supported PAWS regularly for quite some time. She has saved so many of our precious pups in need and we are so grateful. Also pictured below are Jane and a previous PAWS' pup, Layla (now Lexi), who came by to pick up her own doggy treats! Lexi originally came from the Marion Animal Shelter and was adopted a few months ago!
Thanks Leanne, Lisa, Joan, Cissy, and Allison for all of your effort in making this such a success!