Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
June 2016  
Special Edition!!
Urgent Needs!!

Some special bullies need some special help from our special friends

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a non-profit, completely volunteer-driven organization dedicated to saving and re-homing Bulldogs with loving families.
Hundreds of Bulldogs are lost, abandoned, taken to animal shelters, or surrendered to rescue every year. Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue accepts Bulldogs whose owners can no longer keep them, and retrieve Bulldogs from shelters and undesirable situations. Our Bulldogs are placed in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.
Li ttle Bear came from a local shelter as a stray and no one claimed the poor guy. He is just over a year old and weighs 47 pounds. He tested positive for demodex mange and is missing a lot of his hair. He will need cherry eye surgery on both eyes. He also appears to have some cysts on one foot. He needs to be neutered. He also needs treatment for heartworms. He is so sweet and cuddly and deserves a second chance at a great life. Cost: $2,000+

Bella Irene
Three year old Bella Irene came to us with 8 pages of medical records and a CD with scans of her body. She has a problem with her back legs. We were not sure if she was dragging herself because she can't walk or if she has severe hip dysplasia, or if it simply the result of living all her life in a crate. Bella Irene will need entropion surgery for both eyes. She has an ingrown tail and a staph infection. Her hips are good, but both of her knees are blown. She will need to go to the surgery center to have both ACLs repaired. Cost: $9,200
Eleven year old Mae came from a local shelter and weighed only about 30 pounds and was severely emaciated. It looked like someone had hooked her up to a vacuum sealer and took ALL the air and life out of her. She has already been spayed in rescue. She received meds for yeast infected ears..abraded corneas plus dry eye. Her teeth are just worn completely down to her gum line, but it doesn't hold her back from eating at all. Mae has a growth on one eye. The eye specialist needs to remove the growth and it could be cancerous. The eye may need to be removed.  Cost: $3,150
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz came to us from a shelter and weighs just 32 pounds and is in vey poor condition. She has issues with her skin, eyes and ears, and she's also heartworm positive.  She will undergo treatment and 30 days of crate rest for the heartworms. And the other issues will also have to be addressed.  Cost: $2,000+
Sophia is 8 years old and tips the scales at a whopping 30 pounds. She has been spayed since she came into rescue.  Her blood work indicates some liver issues. We are adding an antibiotic, a nausea medication and a liver support medication to her meds she's currently taking. Her blood work needs to be rechecked in 2-3 weeks. Cost: $1,350+
Owner surrender Atlas is 70 pounds of muscle and spunk. He just turned 5 and had not seen a vet in a long time. He tested positive for heartworms and will undergo 30 days of treatment and crate rest. He will also need to be neutered. So far he seems to be the perfect gentleman and gets along with everyone and everything. Cost $1,500
By the Numbers:

Total for just 6 Bulldogs: $19,200+  Average cost of care: $3,200 per Bulldog.

Last year we adopted 154 bulldogs and our vet bills were $130,566. Average cost of care: $847.83 per Bulldog. 
These are just 6 of the 32 we have in Rescue. We get requests almost daily to take in more.

How you can help.

Donate on our website.  
Buy Merchandise  on our website or at our events.
Attend our next event:
June 11, 2016 -- Come join us for a Bulldog Bonanza at the new Allen Hollywood Feed (McDermott and Alma) on June 11 from 11:00-2:00. Come see your favorite foster and get your bully kisses. 
Participate in August FB auction  (Link)

Donate to and shop our next  Facebook Auction.

Facebook Auction Aug. 4 to Aug. 7  to benefit Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue and we want you to join us!

We're gathering our items now and we know that some of you would like to donate goodies too, which is AWESOME! 
Check our website and social media pages regularly
for all the latest news and upcoming events!
Common Bulldog Health Issues. . .

The best medical advice anyone can give you is, "Find a veterinarian who knows and likes Bulldogs." This is one of the reasons it's a good idea to join your local Bulldog Club. The members can usually refer you to a veterinarian who is familiar with Bulldogs and who likes them. 

The best proactive course is to know your Bulldog. Check the entire dog daily. Know if he isn't eating, if he isn't playing, if he doesn't seem quite right. There are several minor ailments you can treat at home. Remember that if a home remedy doesn't cure the problem in two days, take the dog to the veterinarian. Also remember that there are medical condition which cannot wait the two days. When in doubt which it is, err on the side of safety for your dog.

Administering pills and capsules: Open the dog's mouth, push the pill or capsule as far down his throat as possible, then hold his mouth shut and stroke his throat until he swallows. Or wrap the pill or capsule in a bit of ground beef or cheese and feed it to the dog.

Prevention is KEY!! Not all issues can be prevented. But regular vet care can easily and cost effectively prevent many issues from occurring or becoming worse. 

Hot Spots
These are red, irritated, weeping, itchy spots. They can be caused by allergy, insect bites, or flea allergy dermatitis. Clean the area thoroughly. You can wash with shampoo, rinse and dry, or clean with Baby Wipes with lanolin and aloe.

Interdigital Cysts
This problem appears as a red swelling that pops up between the dogs toes. First examine the paw carefully, especially the underside between the pads to be sure there is no foreign matter (a thorn or such). If there is, take it out. Clean the area. Remedies include: (I) Soaking the paw in warm water and Epsom Salts, dry and rub in Panalog, or (2) Use Preparation H, or (3) Apply plain Lysterine on the paw. With all these treatments, it's best to continue the treatment for two to three days after the cyst is gone.

Entropion is an uncomfortable condition where the eyelashes constantly rub against the cornea. When it occurs in both eyes, it is called as "bilateral entropion". Treatment for Entropion usually depends on the complications. Mild cases don't usually need treatment however the presence of conjunctivitis may require treatment. Severe cases of Entropion may need surgical intervention.

Cherry Eye
The gland which normally resides under the lower eye lid at the inside corner of the eye will sometimes "pop" out. This is not as horrible as it appears to be and does not require emergency treatment. It does require treatment at the earliest possible time by a veterinarian recommended for Cherry Eye. The quicker the dog gets treatment the better the chance for successful treatment without removing the gland. Removal of the gland often results in a "dry" eye which will require ointment the rest of the dog's life.

Tail Issues
Some Bulldog's have their tail set in a pocket. If yours does you will need to make a special effort to keep that pocket clean and dry. Wipe it out frequently. Be sure to dry it thoroughly and apply an ointment such as Panalog or a drying powder. Unless the area is kept clean and dry, an infection can result. Severe cases require surgery to remove the infection and whatever remains of the tail. 

Heartworms are common in dogs throughout the United States. They are among the most damaging parasites in dogs but they are almost 100 percent preventable. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes and, once mature, they live in the heart and large blood vessels of the lungs. Adult heartworms can measure over one foot in length.  The heartworm larvae deposited by the feeding mosquito eventually migrate to the chambers of the heart or into the vessels of the lungs. Once in the heart, the worms can affect blood flow throughout the body. Heartworm infection can affect many different organs of the dog-heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver, for example-so symptoms may be varied. The most common treatments are a series of shots to kill the worms and crate rest for 30-45 days. Prevention costs $100 per year and treatment costs $700-$1,000 plus the trauma on the dog.

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Want a treat for making a difference in the life of a Bulldog? Go to our website and pick up one (or several!) of our t-shirts.  Your donation helps Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue provide the care needed to ensure each Bulldog reaches their true potential and finds their forever home.


Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a 501(c)3 charity
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue (LSBCR) relies solely on contributions from the public and proceeds from its fundraising efforts. Because we are a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
To make a donation click the link below.
Thank you and Bulldog kisses,
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Available Bulldogs 
Some of our 32 Bulldogs in Rescue!

Sophia (Age 5)

Eva (Age 8)

Lilly (Age 8)

Slugger (Age 6)

Gurley (Age 6)

Rosemary (Age 2)

Harper (Age 5)

Khloe (Age 6)

Cooper Jaxson (Age 2)

Monk (Age 4)

Mojo (Age 8)

Tank (Age 9)

Ellie May (Age 9)

Harley David (Age 8)

  Am os (Age 8)

Mae (Age 9) 

Olivia (Age 9)

Boomer (Age 8)

  Sandy (Age 6)

Phoenix (Age 5)