Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Working in rescue (blog)

On The Ethics of Creating a New Cat Breed in North America

         In breeding cats for specific mutations we tend to forget about the ‘normal’ by-products of these breeding experiments that contribute to our nation-wide cat overpopulation crises. The genetics of Lykoi’s is still not understood but from what it looks like the gene is recessive. To better understand the Lykoi’s genetics they are currently breeding phenotypically domestic …

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Lets Make 2013 Ruby-Sue’s Year!

In light of the new year; let us make 2013 the year Ruby-Sue finds her forever home! Together we can find this deserving, loving, loyal, beautiful pup the home she has been waiting to call her own. Ruby was lucky enough to go to the home of her dreams January 2012, but unfortunately due to circumstances outside of their control, …

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A lil’ feel-good sunday news: Montreal rescue dog, rescues his owner

We recently got a goose-bump inducing, tear jerking update from an Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue alumni pup. Judah (puppy on the left) was born February 2010 to a 3 legged, extremely malnourished little 35lb(puppies included) husky momma. His mom, Ginny came into our care after being rescued from a seizure and gave birth only 10 days following her arrival. Here …

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Ruby-Sue, update, diagnosis and treatment plan

Neurologist Dr. Parent also believes Ruby-Sue has a life-threatening intracellular parasite infection called neosporosis, which attacks her central nervous system. Monday, November 7th – Ruby-Sue had her big appointment with top nerologist, Dr. Joane Parent of the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire in Saint-Hyacinthe. We arrived at the clinic for our 1:30 appointment at 1:35, and finished our appointment at 6pm. …

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Adoption days and their role in our community

It seems for some reason lately (in posts on this blog) there has been confusion about what the role ‘adoption days’ play in rescues, and our community. This is my opinion on the topic; as someone who has been volunteering with animal rescues and adoption events for 15 years and counting, and the founder of a rescue organization. Although one …

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Update on Ruby-Sue, the handicapped pup dumped in a box

Ruby-Sue has now been with me for 2 weeks. Which does not seem like long, but in puppy time, it is! I find it takes at least 12 weeks for dogs to really adjust to new homes, whether it be an adoptive or foster home. Ruby-Sue is just now starting to really get into our routine, she knows which building …

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Meet Ruby-Sue, a handicapped Pit-Bull puppy recently rescued

When i see Tara’s caller display on my phone, i know somethings up. Good shelter directors work closely with rescues, but a great shelter directors knows each rescues weak-spots. She sure hit mine; special needs, and pit-bull puppy, double soft spot. So i finished my work-shift and went to ‘just go see’ this little pup with Sean – by 12am …

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When it comes to an amazing home, we travel the distance!

When it comes to an amazing home, we don’t let something like distance get in the way. Yesterday we did a round trip with Natasha (and Betty and Ruby-Sue, for moral support) to the mountains of Woodstock, New York. We spent 14 hours on the road, i arrived home at 2am and volunteer driver/foster Joanne got home at 2:30am. Every …

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