HELP! Mill dogs coming faster then I can raise money | Sphynxlair

HELP! Mill dogs coming faster then I can raise money

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  1. Luvmysphynx

    LuvmysphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I hate to even ask here, I know this is mainly for our beloved Sphynx cats, but I know we have alot of dog lovers here as well so I figured this was worth a shot!

    Ok, once again I've succeeded in shutting down yet another puppy mill! However, I NEED HELP! I was originally told there where 12 Italian Greyhounds and 4 Min Pins, well, numbers keep going up! I send 8 Italians to another rescue group closer already, and I'm now taking 14 or 15 Italian Greyhounds, and 4 more Min Pins in addition to the 2 Min Pins I already rescued from this place! The 4 Min Pins are safe in a foster home in Kansas right now, but I need help! I was prepared for 8 more Italians and the 4 Min Pins, now 6 more SENIORS have gotten added to this group, and I don't have enough money put aside to vet this many dogs, the other rescues I've called are all full right now, I've got places for them, but need help getting everyone vetted! If anyone has extra leashes, martingle collars, harnesses, dishes, blankets, towels, toys - Anything like that they'd be willing to donate, I can use all the supplies I can get to take care of all these dogs!

    Also, if there's anyone in the Denver area that would be willing to temporarily foster some of these dogs for a few days, the Italians will be arriving in Denver tomorrow afternoon or early evening, the pilot flying them there is willing to foster all of them short term, but would love someone to help if anyone is willing to take any of these dogs to foster until we get another pilot to fly to Utah sometime this week. 15 dogs is alot for anyone to handle!

    If anyone can help, please e-mail me, or if you want to donate, the easiest way is by credit card, you can just call my vet directly, I use Canyon View Animal Hospital for most of my vet care, their number is 435-734-2900. Account is both under my name (Lydia Kunzler) and my rescue name (Iggy Palace Rescue). Paypal Donations are also accepted (They can be made by going to my rescue partner's website, Bullie Buddies of Las Vegas, and clicking on the Paypal link on the bottom, just note that it's for the puppy mill IGs, and Lisa will make sure the money comes to me - We both have cards to access funds on the Paypal account, my own Paypal account I don't want to upgrade so I have to pay higher fees, so I don't have a debit card to immediatly access funds!!!!), or I can give anyone that wants it an address to mail a supplies or donations to. I'm also happy to provide receipts for tax deductions if anyone needs that! I know that we have at least 2 dogs that I'm told are deaf, and 1 blind dog, 5-6 seniors, and most likely a couple of special needs dogs, there almost always are with these mill rescues!
     
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    • Melonie

      MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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      I wish I was closer to Denver! Goodluck.
       
    • Melonie

      MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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      Can I cross post this? I know a lot of rescues in wyoming that may be able to help.
       
    • Luvmysphynx

      LuvmysphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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      Sure, feel free to cross post. At this point, I've got fosters waiting and have put so much time and energy into it already I'm no longer looking for other rescue groups to take any of these dogs, mostly what I need is help providing for them what they need! I know somehow I'll manage, but with this many I definatly will need some help!
       
    • MissMySphynxBoys

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      You are making a wonderful difference in the lives of these animals. Good luck.
       
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      You are doing a wonderful thing for these doggies. I hope everything starts flooding in soon to relieve some of the pressure on your shoulders. I wish I could help. Goodluck!!
       
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      If only I were closer! I have a heart for sighthounds of all sizes. I would love to foster for you.
       
    • Luvmysphynx

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      It's the thought that counts :) I appreciate the offer even if you are to far away to really help! I'm so anxious to get these dogs here so I can really get them started on the road to the lives they deserve! I'll give the surrendering kennel credit, alot of them will just euthanize and never ask for help placing them! I hope that means these dogs will be in better condition then normal as well!
       
    • Nair Bare

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      I'm an active supporter of several Great Dane rescues nationwide, however my pet Peeve just informed me that he likes Min Pins and wishes to help. Since all my dog stuff is way too large for the toy breeds, Peeve thinks a check would help you.
      If you PM your address to me and explain what name you would prefer the check made out to, I will help Peeve mail you a check.

      Thank you for helping those critters who need you and speaking up for those who have NO voice. Recue work is the most rewarding and painful job anyone can do. You're a saint!

      P.S. Peeve would like to see a picture of one of your rescued Min Pins, if at all possible.
       
    • Luvmysphynx

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      Thank you so much for the help! I really appreciate it! I just sent you a message, I'll be happy to e-mail you some pictures of the Min Pins! Not my normal breed, but to me a mill dog is a mill dog, I don't care what breed they are, they all need help just the same! They where with the iggies, so they'll be treated as iggies :)

      As for the rescue comments - Rescue work has been one of the most heartbreaking, difficult, painful things I've ever done, but the rewards more then compensate for the stress, the pain, the money, and the time I have to put into it - There is nothing better then going to visit a dog you've placed and have it's eyes light up as it runs toward you! There's nothing like taking these mill dogs and watching the light come on as they figure out people really aren't so bad, or to take an abused dog and watch it come back to life! SOOO worth it!
       
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      Hey Lydia, I have always wanted to say this to someone...........

      "The check is in the mail."
       
    • Luvmysphynx

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      :) Thank you so much! I was just getting ready to start a new topic to post an update!