FURBABY SUCCESS STORIES

2013 FURBABY SUCCESS STORIES

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December 11, 2013

Hi, I am Edna. I was brought in as a running at large. Ok, well maybe I wasn’t actually running, shambling might be more like it. They thought I was really old at the shelter but in reality I am only about 3.5 yrs old and just wasn’t well…. When they brought me in my left eye was all matted up, I had a cough, my back leg was stiff, I was covered in fleas and to top it off I had worms. And that wasn’t the worst of it, later on after the HBW volunteers stepped in to help they found out I have heartworms too! The shelter folks didn’t think anyone was going to adopt me. Apparently I am something they call a bully breed. Don’t know what that is but it didn’t sound good and with all these medical issues things didn’t look very promising for me at all. Then the good folks from HBW came along. They took me to a vet and in no time at all I was starting to really feel better. They got rid of the fleas and worms and got drops for my eyes so they stay moist all the time and won’t get all matty. I still have to be treated for my heartworms but a wonderful rescue group out in Pennsylvania said they would take care of that. So one of the HBW volunteers drove me a long way (I got to sleep in a king size bed with the driver, what fun that was!). I am now in a wonderful home and I love to play with my new fur siblings. I wouldn’t have had this chance if it weren’t for folks like you donating to help dogs like me get a second chance at life. It only takes a second to click on the paypal link below. Please consider helping out my buddies still hoping for that second chance.

NOVEMBER 11, 2013

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Happy, Happy tails a Waggin!!!!! Thank you Friends of HBW that supported Rockette through postive thoughts, prayers and financial support. Many thanks to Dr. Paul and the staff at Klingele-Sculley Vet Clinic for the wonderful care they provided her. Rockette has fully recovered from her leg amputation and the best part of all through networking a wonderful forever home was quickly found. So, …once given the green light to travel HBW was proud to be a part of getting her to her forever home. She has a new big brother who is showing her the ropes and teaching her all kinds of new tricks! It is only through your donations that emergency medical care like Rockette’s can be made possible. Thank you for your support!!!

 

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December 10, 2013

Hi, my name is Cami. My owner gave me up. They said they didn’t have time for me anymore. I didn’t think I took up that much time as I had lived outside my whole life. It was kind of rough as the fleas were really getting at me and well, I don’t like to talk about, but I had worms pretty bad too. The bacon grease and table scraps sure tasted good going down but after a few years of that it su…re does mess with one’s digestive system as well. Anyway, they said the folks at the shelter would find me a new home. I found out from the other dogs there that if no one comes to adopt you and if the kennel space is needed they “put you down” and that isn’t a good thing. Things were starting to look pretty bleak who would want a dog like me? Along came the good volunteers of HBW. They took care of the fleas, the worms and even got my digestive track back on track and the best part of all… they found a wonderful rescue group to take me in who said I can stay with them as long as it takes to find me a forever home! My story started out a bit sad and was kind of scary but ended up very happy. Thanks to folks like you donating, dogs like me get a second chance at life. Please consider helping the other dogs like me have a second chance at life. It only takes a second to click on the paypal link below.

 

 

November 6, 2013

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Wallace is a cornhusker now!!!! Wallace was brought in as a stray and sadly never reclaimed. He is a super sweet dog and not very old at only about 1.5 yrs old. But he was very, very scared there. Unfortunately being in an open admission facility they are forced to euthanize for space. Wallace’s time was limited and he needed out. Luckily HBW was able to find a wonderful rescue group willing to take him in. So, off to Nebraska Wallace went. He has large open spaces to run in now and is definitely enjoying life. It is through your donations that dogs like Wallace get the opportunity at a second chance at life. Did you know that every animal HBW transports is first given a complete vet exam, made current on rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccinces, dewormed and treated for fleas and ticks? HBW believes insetting up each and every animal for success. Be a part of this success by giving a donation today.

 

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November 7, 2013

Binky was an owner surrender as the owner was no longer able to care for him. Poor Binky he was only about 3.5 yrs old and had lived his whole life outside. His coat was so matted when he arrived at the shelter they had to shave him down. In addition we discovered during his vet check that he has a grade 4 (out of 6) heart murmur. You would never know that he had lived a rough life and has medi…cal issues as he is the firendliest, sweetest little guy around. He loves eveyone and other dogs. He didn’t let a heart murmur slow him down one bit. He loved to play, play, play. His tail never stopped wagging and he always looked like he was smiling. Outside is no place for any dog but let alone a 6 lb dog. With winter coming if pets are outside make sure they have warm shelter and access to water. If you would like to donate to HBW we provide straw and outdoor housing as we have funds to do so.

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Look at Priscilla then and now!  Priscilla was unfortunately an owner surrender as the owner just could not afford to care for her any longer.  Priscilla was so depressed in the shelter as is evident in the photo.  She had two strikes against her being in a open admission facility that is forced to euthanize for space.. she was large and older at ~ 8yrs (for a St. Bernard she is no spring chicken).   The facility works very close and hard with HBW to get as many placed as possible to minimize the over crowding and the need to euthanize for space.   Lucky for Priscilla HBW was able to find a wonderful rescue group willng to give Priscilla a second chance.  Well, low and behold the foster family, who already had a St. Bernard, immediately fell in love with Priscilla and decided she needed to just stay and become part of the family. So Priscilla once again has a family she can call all her own.  Keep in mind extra large breed dogs usually equal extra the cost. They eat more than a medium size dog and their vetting expenses often tend to be more as well.  Before getting that puppy, stop and consider the size he or she will ultimately get and ask yourself are you prepared to go through 60lbs of dog food each week for 10+ years.  If not, this may not be the correct breed.  Please consider a donation to HBW as it is only through your generosity are dogs like Priscilla able to get this second chance with a family

 

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October 14, 2013
Daisy and Jax are litter mates that were surrendered together. It seemed the owner was just not able to keep them in the yard and they wandered off time and time again. The owner finally decided it might be better if they surrendered them so they could find a home where they would be safe. Though the owner had good intentions they didn’t understand that the open admission facilities in our area …have to euthanize for space. So Daisy and Jax weren’t safe after all. Each day that went by that they weren’t adopted meant one more notch higher up on the “E” list! Luckily HBW was asked to help and help we did. A great rescue group was found that was able to take in both Daisy and Jax as they were a pretty bonded pair. They were able to keep them together and find that home that allowed Daisy and Jax to run and play but not run off either. Together we can give every pet a loving forever home. Consider making a donation to HBW today help dogs like Daisy and Jax find that safe forever home.

 

 

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October 7, 2013

Rosslyn was an owner surrender as they simply stated they didn’t want her anymore. The facility she was in said she was grumpy and snippity as she would often try to bite when picked up. Rossylyn didn’t stand a chance of getting out of the facility alive if rescue didn’t step in. Homeward Bound Waggin was able to quickly find a rescue group willing to take her in and give her a chance. It was quickly determined by the rescue that poor Rosslyn had kidney stones and a bladder infection. No wonder she was so grumpy the poor thing was in pain and it most likely hurt to be picked up. To think she would have lost her life simply because of a medical problem that had gone untreated. The rescue was able to give her the necessary surgery. It is amazing how many dogs and cats are surrendered because of behavioral problems that are really medical problems. If your pet exhibits behavioral changes take them to the vet first for a complete checkup it may be he/she just doesn’t feel good and doesn’t know how to tell you. HBW will treat medical situations like this if detected prior to transport. Please consider a donation to HBW to help our companion animals receive the medical care often so badly needed.

 

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Sept 17, 2013

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Hit share one more time so everyone knows! BELLA IS SAFE but has a FRACTURED PELVIS! Steve our wonderful animal warden set a live trap, & Bella was saved! Thanks to everyone in Carriage Hill Subdivision for stepping back, watching & calling! Thanks to everyone that said prayers & hit “SHARE” does MORE than you will ever know! Thanks to Klingele’s for being open late …to take care of BELLA! Thanks to HOMEWARD BOUND WAGGIN’ for stepping up & helping with the emergency medical bills! THANKS GOODNESS BELLA IS SAFE! This is not the first, & I am sure not the last FOUND PET Homeward Bound Waggin’ has stepped up & helped with medical bills. If you would like to donate, click on link below, even $10 helps!

 

 

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Sept 16, 2013

Holly, Diamond, and Lydia were three of eight puppies seized from a surrounding area hoarder situation. They were so malnourished, full of worms and overall just sick when they came in. We even learned that Diamond is blind. Sadly, two of the eight puppies just weren’t strong enough and crossed rainbow bridge and three were adotped. Holly, Diamond and Lydia went to a wonderful rescue group where they could find their forever homes. If you would like to be a part of helping puppies like Holly, Diamond and Lydia receive the medical attention they need consider donationg to HBW today.

 

 

 

 

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Sept 10. 2013

Sasha was picked up as a stray and ended up on death row. As a 13 yr old, half blind and deaf dog she didn’t stand a chance of being adopted. She was so depressed that she would often not eat and some days she would just lay in her kennel not getting up and moving about. She had a broken toe nail that had developed in to a severely infected foot making it difficult for her to even walk on it. W…e knew we had to do something. She wasn’t going to last much longer. We have a wonderful network for seniors through 2nd Hand Ranch and Rescue and in no time at all a wonderful forever home was found. Just look at her before and after. It was clear her spirit was broken but that didn’t take long for her to gain back. After several baths her coat is white and fluffy, her foot is almost healed and she now enjoys breezy days, sunshine and home cooked meals by the good folks of Barnyard Biscuits by Grandma Showzies! If you would like to help dogs like Sasha get the medical attention they need and find their forever home consider supporting Homeward Bound Waggin as it is through your donations that success stories like Sasha’s exist.