Monday, March 17, 2014

Invasion of the best kind!

Just over two weeks ago, our 2013 Christmas gifts arrived when a group of dogs who survived a large scale dog fighting case was delivered to Oakland. (News LINK of the raid, that saved 367 dogs from a life of fighting.)

We'd first met these survivors when our team of handlers flew to the the southeastern US to assist with the dogs' care. We worked in the HSUS temporary shelter, where 13 different groups of dogs lived until their abusers had their day in court. Once our group of dogs was able to be released, Chris Schindler - the Animal Fighting Response Manager of the HSUS - made a big cross country trip to bring them to CA.

It was gratifying to see them again, to say the least:

and Megg (photo, right)

We've also committed to helping young Ollie, Lady Bug and Luna - who we can't show you yet since they're still inside the custody window. Dixie left with Chris to join her new home in CO with breed advocates ColoRADogs, and Londyn and Megg stayed behind for two weeks, getting acclimated to life outside of a shelter before leaving for new adventures with the Seattle Animal Shelter.

It's been a very busy time for our team, but everyone has been handling the extra work like a pro.

If you visit our facebook page, you may have seen this. It's a SLIDESHOW (with heart tuggy music, of course) with a few of the dogs' firsts - first play session, first sensation of cool grass under their feet, etc.

Today, a video of the wonderful Monkey. She enjoyed a week of wrestling, rolling fun with Elliot and Eddie before leaving for foster mom Letti's house to begin two 30-day heart worm treatments. Sigh. We sure wish she didn't have to, but it's time to get healthy and then get that HOME finally. We sure love us some Monkey.


1 comment:

  1. Best of luck with your heart worm treatment, Monkey! I'm sure you're going to love life as a cozy and coddled house dog!


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