View Full Version : This is what I did yesterday (non Doxie)
04-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Yesterday, my husband's real estate office had a grand opening and we invited our favorite rescue group, Room for One More, and the Humane Society of Citrus County (the one that i was talking about who have plans to build a shelter when its possible). The turn out wasn't gigantic, but about $250 was put in the collection for Snowmobile's cart!
Snowmobile is a 2-3 year old American Eskimo. He was picked up by animal control. Someone had used him for target practice and he has a bullet inside that cannot be removed. He is happy, sweet, and full of life...but he doesn't have use of his back legs. They stick straight out like he is wearing leg braces and he pulls himself by his front legs and hobbles along. Unfortunately he was put on a fast track for euthanization because of his condition, but then Lisa, who is the humane society president and founder of RFOM saw him, and that in his eyes there was a lot of life. So of course she sprung him out of there.
Snowmobile is not going to be adopted out, and he will be the "poster dog". :)
Here is a picture of Snowmobile next to the results of the goal for his cart. (he is not standing on his own, one of the other volunteers is cradling him.
We all think that once he gets his cart, there will be no stopping him!
I don't know with a face like this, how any one could think of ever harming him. (but then again, we don't know why anyone does what they do to any of the wonderful dogs here) He is definitely very sweet and huggable :) I will have more pictures of him on the real estate blog soon...so I will post a link when i put them up.
Oh what a sweet sweet face!! I truly hope you reach your goal Chris, but looks like you are well on your way. That was a really successful event! :appl: :appl: :appl: :appl:
What a sweetie!!!! Keep us posted on that one. What a doll. How could anyone harm him?? :(
04-23-2006, 07:24 PM
What a sweetheart!!! Definitely let us know how things go with him!
04-23-2006, 07:25 PM
what a cutie he is! Hope he gets his cart really soon. You've got a great start going there!!
04-23-2006, 07:46 PM
Ahhh another individual)s) whom I hope get a one way ride straight to he**. WHo could ever hurt that face? SO glad that an :angel7: appeared on the scene and he is well on his way to a wonderful new life!
I :hearts: Eskies.:hearts: What a gorgeous little guy, I'm happy to hear he was "sprung". Please keep us informed on his progress. :)
Reasonable carts: http://www.dogstogo.net/
04-23-2006, 08:06 PM
what a sweetie pie!!! looks like you're are well on the way to reaching your goal!
Sending lots of good wishes to meet your goal. He is a :cutiepie2
What a cutie! :hearts: I hope he gets his cart soon! Keep us posted about him, please.
04-23-2006, 10:44 PM
OK, tell me how old he is and if he is expected to get any bigger. I might just might have a cart that will fit him. Someone donated one to me that is for a 40-50 pound dog. Way to big for even a standard dachshund. I might as well put it to good use.
I would need to know how big he is across the back hips and how long his legs are from the hips to the ground. Also his lenth from the nape of the neck to the start of his tail.
Another thing, tell Lisa to check out this web site. It is a great site and they have a re-furbished cart program. Carts big enough to fit him can run very expensive. http://www.petswithdisabilities.org/
Laurie' s Dachshunds
04-23-2006, 11:48 PM
:bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: for getting a cart!
:pray: that Yolanda can help with the cart she has!
04-24-2006, 12:53 AM
That is such an awesome offer, Yolanda! Snowmobile is about 2-3 years old, so full grown. If i had to "guess" from holding him, he is over 20 lbs but probably no more than 25ish. He is taller than Ollie (stretch armstrong) I think (my dachshund on stilts :) ) Unfortunately, I don't think he would be heavy enough for the cart even though he has more height than the dachsies. (his fur was shaved down recently, otherwise he would have the thick and longer hair to make him look closer to the ground like American Eskimos do). I passed along the info...and the wonderful websites mentioned...to Lisa. I really really thank you for your generous offer even if it doesn't work.
Thanks for all the good thoughts guys and i will give you an update...and more photos in the AM
04-24-2006, 01:04 AM
thank you so much for saving that precious dog. Susie
Wow, what a gorgeous face! Once he gets a cart, he'll be zooming all over I'm sure. A great way to spend the weekend!
04-24-2006, 11:31 AM
Definitely a good cause! After college I interviewed for a job at the Citrus County Chronicle but turned it down because the pay sucked!! It was really pretty down there but I am a Texas girl!
04-24-2006, 12:55 PM
what a beautiful face! I'm glad he has a safe home and will be getting a cart!
04-24-2006, 06:14 PM
You know what made me mad?
A guy came up and didn't want to adopt because the rescue neuters. He has a bluetick heeler that is not neutered and claims he "never has a problem with his dog" and acted like neutering was stupid. It wasn't even a "i understand it, but its not for my dog opinion". well a dog doesn't have to leave his property or stray too far to impregnate another dog.
Anyways...twist my arm...here's another picture:
His back legs stick out pretty straight because he doesn't really have the capacity to really bend them.
Instead of "limp like spaghetti" his legs are like they are stuck in one position.
04-24-2006, 06:23 PM
I never really saw a mini American Eskimo dog before- I think they're beautiful! They look like little polar bears! So cute!
04-25-2006, 07:49 PM
I will never understand how anyone could hurt an animal and one so sweet looking as Snowball. I am rooting for you to make your goal!
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