Skip to comments.Shepherd pup has until Monday to be saved
Posted on 11/14/2010 6:34:21 AM PST by South40
LAKE FOREST An eight-month-old German shepherd named Roxy has until Monday to be saved.
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue has until then to raise about $6,000 for needed surgery.
"We need to raise the money for the two surgeries and we need to find a foster home who will take her while she recovers," Norton said. "She's a sweet-tempered puppy who loves dogs and people."
To help or for more information: 714-528-4730 or 23600 El Toro Road # D276 Lake Forest, CA 92630 and http://www.coastalgsr.org/.
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We have Petplan on the Cavaliers, due to their propensity for heart conditions.
Those plans did not exist when we got our other dogs.
We have an elderly cocker who has cancer. Due to her age and other health issues, she is blind, we have decided against very costly surgery when they could not guarantee she would even survive the anesthesia and just to make her as comfy as possible for her remaining time. We will know when the time has come to say good-bye and send her across the bridge. My husband and I will both be with her at the end, petting her and saying good-bye sweet girl, we love you.
Nope. He should just abandon his dogs and sell his firearms to buy his kids new Sunday clothes so they can all attend the Church of Holier-Than-Thou in style.
I have a friend who has 3 rescued greyhounds. One had cancer. She raised the money for the surgery and had his leg removed. He was a therapy dog. Now he exclusively visits children with disabilities. These kids can relate to a 3 legged dog.
I was a Navy wife too.
For months on end, my only ‘familiar face’, so far from home and family, was my Dobermann.
I am sorry for the loss of your friend.
Really? No. However, having said that I would NEVER put eithers life in danger. (Bad neighborhood, etc.)
But again, I live in SW MO, (small town) and to keep away from a bad neighborhood here, you just make sure not to park in front of his house.
She’s a real cutie. I just donated $20. That’s about 6 cups of coffee- and it’s for a good cause. Thanks for posting this. I love dogs!
The Dreaded Cocker Cancer.
I am SO sorry!
Our best friend’s wife had to lose her black bitch to that and I don’t think she ever really got over it.
It was her childhood pet and was in its teens when it passed.
Her heart was so broken, I didn’t even know what to say to her.
There just were no adequate words.
Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could never love a man who did not love animals, that is one of the many reasons I adore mu husband!
One thing about St. Francis. He was no sissy.
Low and strafing, Joe...low and strafing....:)
I agree, humans first. But I think there is room for both needs and that compassion for animals is well deserved and rewarded. I for one hope this dog gets the treatment she needs and a family to love and care for her.
I'll amen that and add that RangerM is trying to tell the rest of us swine that we have our priorities wrong, that he, the One Who Knows Best, would dictate our priorities among animals and men.
I'll part ways with the rest of you guys in stating that my priorities are with the animals. I've run across too many people who are just repulsive and no animal that is. Sorry, but that's way I feel and at age 70, it's unlikely that I'll change.
People should get their priorities straight. I’m sure there is some child that could use treatment. It’s just a dog.
No, I’m depriving myself of that time and money.
And no, I don’t wish to shoot my dog(s). But I’ll let them die before my kids come to harm.
Socialist Democrats put spin on others words that promotes their own agenda.
Ranger had an opinion....didn’t “dictate” anything.
You close to a mirror....?
You should see big, tough biker hubby cuddling and baby talking our dogs, then....LOL
When he showed up to look at a car I was selling after a divorce from the non-dog loving ex, not only did the Dobermanns and AmStaff love him...the infamously “offish” Ibizans crawled right into his lap.
I knew right then, he was The One.
I don’t recall referring to you as swine. But if you feel like one, well that’s up to you.
Like I said... with a little checking... here is a link to their IRS Form 990: http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2009/770/645/2009-770645853-0648bd4c-9.pdf
This is a two person charity that took in $578,000 in contributions, paid $261,629 in vet fees and $205,000 in boarding fees. There are no wages paid to the two directors who devote full time. The organization owns no real estate and THERE ARE NO RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS DISCLOSED..... There is more to this picture than meets the eyes....
Aw man...don’t make me cry, now.
God bless your friend, the dog and all the little kids who find a ‘kindred spirit’ in that dog.
Then you ought to consider that other people might wish to deprive themselves of their own time and money as they see fit without making the implication that they have their priorities askew as well.
See Post #19
“is trying to tell the rest of us swine that”
Proud “oink!”, here....LOL
[but I *am* a sucker for kids, too...can’t count the miles we’ve rode on benefit runs for sick local kids]
Judy is a widow. Her kids are grown so she has doggies. Rather than them just being her pets she decided that they’d be useful as therapy dogs. They’re big couch potatoes and love kids. And she’s never home. ;-)
Most do not *but* some [like Trupanion] have a clause wherein if the condition goes into remission, or, in the case of Lyme disease, the titers drop to within ‘normal levels’, they treat it as if the condition never existed.
Far too many people underestimate the beneficial impact of pets on our lives.
IMO, that’s -why- God gave them to us in the first place.
I appreciate your posts.
And, as you, I can only state what I would do.
I have two large dogs, a German Shepherd and a Newfoundland. We have a bond that I enjoy but it is not the same as the love I have for my kids. I would not spend $6000 on surgery for either of my dogs.
BUT, whatever the outcome I have a responsibility to treat them humanely. They should not suffer. And if having them put to sleep is the right thing to do, I will do it.
I also think this thread has a lot of poeple hearing what they want to hear, but not listneing very well.
I have less sympathy for most people than I do a dog. Sorry to disagree with you here but I hope that pup gets saved.
The swine comment was just for the dramatic touch. That’s all, sir.
First of all, let me say how sorry I am about you having to put down your beloved cat. I have been there & it is utterly heartbreaking. We are an animal loving couple. We can’t have children, so our animals( 4 cats & 1 used to be feral cat who has a lovely ourdoor space, & 2 large dogs. They are our babies & all are found or rescued.)At the end of our road is a trailer where a pitbull is on a short chain & even though I am on the board of the local animal shelter there is not a d*mn thing I can do because we live in the county & not town..........every time I drive by I have to avert my eyes..................some people were born w/ out the “heart” gene..........it makes me sick.) I understand where you are coming from and I bet you are raising wonderful, compassionate children.
That leaves only $111,371 for food, supplements, rescue transportation vehicles/fuel, bedding, and grooming for God knows how many dogs.
What’s your point?
Aw...bless her heart.
Sounds like she’s found Her Place....:)
IMO, you’re just very perceptive of other’s opinions.
If he disapparoved of this charity, why did he even click on the thread unless it was to push his own “feelings” on those who just want to help an innocent, suffering animal?
If *I* don’t agree with the charitable/emotional motives/choices of others, I just keep my mouth shut....unless somebody else tries to ram *their* motives/choices down my throat.
Sent you an answer by freepmail.
That only reveals more about you than the original post.
Most dogs are nicer than most people.
I just spent well over 6K on my very young rescue pup....she has cancer and between her surgeries, chest xrays, blood work, radiation treatments, medications, etc -the cost adds up.
Would I do it again? YES!ABSOLUTELY! Rescue dogs make the most wonderful family members!
The last time I left my dog in the car for an hour, he chewed up the steering wheel and was working on the gear shifter...
Whether this dog is saved or not, thousands of others will be euthanized. $6,000 will pay a lot of adoption fees.
Every so often, some small group of stray animals gets in the news -- pets abandoned after Katrina, or Michael Vick's dogs, for example. There's a huge outpouring of support, and the pets on TV were adopted immediately, while thousands of dogs that weren't newsworthy were quietly put down.
One or two heart-wrenching stories aside, there is no quicker, simpler solution than to simply stop breeding (or allowing to breed) more dogs and cats than we have homes for.
I think you should make note, you don’t have to come on this thread and try to correct our choice. You came on, apparently just to critique our choice and behavior. Spare us!
I think there are those that will believe they can ALSO help this puppy as well. Of course human life is number one but the warmth of the people will reach out to this little guy too. I know I will.
There are a lot of humans that this dog should take priority over. Say, for instance, all child molesters. You could probably expand that to include somewhere between 80%-90% of people who are in prison on any charge. Or (based on polling in the middle east) around 70% of Muslims.
And every minute of every day, some kid dies of starvation, abuse or disease so why should we care about one particular kid?
That cute little cherub swarming with flies in Africa is just a marketing statistic, isn’t he?
Sure, his face is on TV and he’ll probably get fed but the thousands who weren’t “newsworthy” will die in their beds.
One or two heart-wrenching stories aside, there is no quicker, simpler solution than to simply stop breeding (or allowing to breed) more kids than we have homes for.
That sounded heartless, souless and downright evil, didn’t it?
At least it is your own money. I would never spend that kind of money on what will surely be a bottomless pit for an animal that isn’t going to live very long.
What a heartwarming thought, no?
God gives each of us our parts to play in life...and Ive seen humans treat their precious God-given kids like dirt.””
I agree with you. I have two dogs and several cats that I care about dearly. I cried when I had to put our German Shepherd to sleep after she was a part of my family for over a dozen years. However, irrational emotional decisions are not good decisions! I've seen people spend thousands in vet fees so an 18 year old cat could live a few more months... Duh!
Several of my friends are veterinarians and I hear their stories. It is much harder dealing with the small animal owner than the animals. I grew up on a farm and have cared for animals most of my life.
As to the humans that treat their children like dirt... You and I are on the same page!
My labs are laying here snoring as I type this, but if someone tried to break the door down, they would rip that intruders head off before he could get to my children or me. Yet, they tolerate being climbed on by my 3 y.o. despite the aches and pains of their old age. They dont ask for anything except a warm bed, some food, and a rub on the head. Now thats loyalty :)
I am very much a people first kind of woman, but there is a reason that animals such as dogs and cats were given to us. So excuse me if I get a little teary when my cat dies or when my kids get excited at the sight of my parents puppies. Id be worried about myself and them if we could go through life showing no emotion at all for these creatures who become part of our lives.
Just continue being the way you are Hoosier Catholic Momma because: “You get it.” Blessings.
“Which of the two are more wounded, in your sofa psychiatrist opinion?”
LOL.... My wife is a psychiatrist, I have often discussed this with her.
And there ya go. That says it all. That’s how our parents raised us too.
I can too. I love my dog, she’s part of the family. Would I put her above a family member, no. But, I would do just about anything else for her.