Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Help for Heidi

This is Heidi. She is a 3 yo female brindle pinto Anatolian Shepherd Dog. She was left in the overnight drop box at a county shelter in CA.

Whoever "owned" Heidi didn't do a very good job of caring for her. They cared so little for her that they couldn't even be bothered to walk her into the shelter, they had to do it in the dark of night so no one would see them.

Heidi has suffered miserably with chronic ear infections that have went untreated. Not for days or weeks. Not even for months. We're talking years...... she's suffered for years with her ears hurting her, every single day, every single minute.
Now her ears are beyond repair. She is already deaf and she is in constant pain.
The only remedy is a bilateral ear ablation.

What this means is everything will be removed from inside her ears. She will remain deaf but she will be rid of the constant pain that she's had to deal with for so long.

We knew Heidi had this problem when we pulled her from the shelter. We knew it would be expensive to give her the treatment that she needed. We think Heidi is worth it. She's a young dog and she has many good years left ahead of her.
She is a very sweet, kind and loving dog. We think she deserves a chance at a happy life with no pain.

The cost of Heidi's surgery, including her spay is going to be $4270. Her ears are so bad that we cannot wait to raise the money, so we will put it on credit and work hard to raise the money over the next 30 days. Heidi is undergoing surgery today, 2/17/09.

We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to help pay for Heidi's surgery.
NASRN is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to our group are tax deductible.
No donation is too small.
Just think, if 100 people donated just $10 a piece, we would raise $1000.00
I know times are tough but $10 isn't too terribly much. If we all pull together, we can give Heidi the pain free life that she deserves.

You can make a donation via PayPal at our website www.NASRN.com
If you would like to mail a check, you can do so by sending it to:
2457 W. Skyline Lane
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Please make checks payable to "NASRN".

For more information on making a donation, please contact Joy Abbitt w/NASRN Fundraising at fabbitt@yahoo.com

For more information on Heidi, you can contact me at anatolianrescue@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Beginnings

Clifford goes home!

You may remember "Clifford" from a posting a week or so ago. He was languishing on a cold cement floor in a shelter in Colorado at the time.

Well, Clifford made the long trip from Colorado to his new home in Arizona this weekend. He is pictured here in Flagstaff, taking a walk with his new mom before he heads down to the Valley to his new home.

I think you can see a huge change in Clifford's face if you compare this picture to his shelter picture. He charmed all of his transport driver's with his calm, pleasant demeanor. He was a true gentleman and handled the trip with grace and dignity.

A very special "THANK YOU" to everyone that helped make this possible for Clifford. Our Transport Coordinator, Beth Goldowitz, worked really hard to put this trip together and we are very grateful to her. As always, we are so thankful for the Transport Drivers that continue to graciously donate their time and gas to drive dogs that they've never met and will likely never see again.

We would also like to thank Kathie at the shelter in Craig, CO for saving Clifford and giving us the opportunity to find a home for him.

Thank you to Mary P for opening her home and heart to Clifford and giving him this second chance.

We also had another boy sprung from death row and transported to foster care this weekend. "Maxx" was pulled from a rural KY shelter just before he was set to be put down.

Juliana worked her special magic and set up a transport for Maxx to travel to his foster home in Florida. Maxx is now safe and sound with Mary B., his foster mom and his new foster sister, "Teja" , who was rescued last year from a TX shelter.
Pictures of Maxx will be posted soon!

All in all, it was a great weekend.

The bad news is we still have dogs in urgent need of foster or adoptive homes.

  • Kismit in Colorado

  • Duke in Arizona

  • Max in Oklahoma

  • Benson & Bernie in KY

For a complete list of all of our urgent dogs, click here www.nasrn.com/URGENTdogs.htm

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

UPDATE: 2/8/09

Clifford has an adoption, we're just working on transport for him! Yippee!

Please Help Clifford in Colorado!

Clifford is in a cold and lonely shelter in northern Colorado. Can you see that he doesn't even have a blanket?
Poor Clifford is a senior dog, you can tell that he's had it rough lately.

We desperately want to get him out of that little cement jail cell and into a home with a soft warm bed and some TLC.
We are looking for a foster or adoption for him.
He is friendly with people and good with other dogs.
We will do our best to help with transport within 1,000 miles!
Please let us know if you might be interested in fostering or even adopting Clifford!
You can e mail me at anatolianrescue@yahoo.com

Norah Goes Home!

Norah and her 4 sisters were turned into a shelter last summer because the owners were in violation of a county ordinance and had "too many dogs".

That was probably the best thing that ever happened to those girls!

Last weekend, Norah traveled from her foster home in Tucson, AZ to her new home in the Rocky Mtns of Colorado. Norah is pictured here with her new mom, Cheryl, on their way home.

Many thanks to our extremely dedicated Transport Director, Juliana Lipe, for setting the trip up. We are all very thankful to the wonderful transport drivers that donated their time and gas to help Norah get home.

Special thanks to Foster Mom, Barb Stoddard, for taking care of Norah while she was waiting for the right home to come along, and a big thank you to Cheryl for opening her home to Norah and giving her this fresh start.