Newsletter for Yorkie Rescue
Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; Others we take for walks.
~ Roger Caras
The Meaning of Hope
I have seen a trend in dog rescues over the past year or so that is a double edge sword. That is, dog rescue is a "trendy" thing to do. This is Great for getting dogs out of shelters, but it has resulted in YTNR being left to rescue senior, sick, neglected and disabled dogs. The most expensive to help!
But that is what we do: RESCUE AND REHABILITATE AND FIND LOVING HOMES FOR THE THROWAWAYS.
YTNR has 21 successful years doing the work of RESCUING. We are very blessed that we have the wisdom and the experience of our President, MaryElizabeth Dugmore and our Vice President of Rescue Operations, Corrine Ellison. We also have been blessed with wonderful volunteers who go the extra extra miles in doing this very emotional work. Our transporters, our foster families our behind the scenes angels. Without any of these extraordinary people YTNR could not exist.
This is only part of it. We also need our donors who without them NOTHING could be accomplished.
Right now our greatest challenge is the trend that is happening. As we mentioned, getting the little dogs out of shelters is the easy part, but over the past year, we receive all the babies that no one wants. Yes, we will take them, but we need HELP! We can never do this alone...
Coco Puff was surrendered to YTNR with Femoral Head Narcosis
also know as Legg-Calves Perthis Disease. He just had his
Zack and Zoe were surrendered to YTNR due to Zack having bladder stones.
He just had his surgery and is on the mend and
he is hoping to find his furever family soon.
His sister Zoe had a cough and when she had an x-ray it was discovered that she too, has bladder stones and will be having surgery as
soon as her cough is cleared up.
Our little puppy Emma is presently in foster care until we can get her
to the University of Tennessee for a test to see if she has
Liver Shunt as she has had a few seizures.
As you can see, we have back to back 2 surgeries, 1 upcoming bladder stones, 1 pending for liver shunt and one possible Cushing's disease that will need medication for life plus her diabetic meds.
And yes, we will continue to rescue and give these little rescue HOPE.
Hope is defined in the dictionary as "A feeling that one desires, will happen". That is what our rescues hope for and what YTNR hopes for.
If you can assist us in any way we will be so humbly grateful.
Thank you All for your continued support.
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1065 Lewis Road
Chapmansboro, Tennessee 37035
These are the two senior girls from the Magnificent 13! These two were litter mates, very bonded and we would only place them together. A woman flew up from Alabama to get them. It took several months but this sweet lady fell in love with them. They were wonderful girls. We had them in separate foster homes to begin with and neither did well until they were reunited. A VERY happy ending. They were 12 years old when placed a year ago.
Don't they look great?!
Love your publication. Thank you.
Our little Yorkie, Wallie, flew up from Missouri and has been with us for a little over two years. She knew nothing when she arrived but she has learned so much - - the first being love. She's about ten now and weighs 5.2 pds. She likes doing laps around the house : Daddy's lap, Mommie's lap... We go to the nursing home each month and cheer the staff and the residents. She is a favorite at the Vet's and at the Doctor's.
This is a song I wrote for Wallie when we first adopted her :
Deep and pleading eyes,
Eyes that make you cry,
Soul of Wolf inside,
Oh the pain they hide.
When I rescued you,
You then rescued me.
I can hold you in my hand;
You hold my world in yours. [to the tune of Dark Eyes]
Best always, Grace F Campbell, Sheffield, MA
Opie found his Furever home ♥
Opie with his new family member, Geoffrey
Thank you for opening your hearts and homes for these
precious rescues and for making their dreams come true!
Looking for a Furever Home
(fostered in Visalia California)
Lady is such a sweet girl. She loves to be in your lap and loves giving kisses. Lady lost her right eye in an accident last year. She also had undiagnosed diabetes, which left her almost completely blind in the other eye. She does get around the house well, as most dogs adapt really easily to losing their sight. She was not previously potty trained, but she is getting the hang of it. You have to take her outside and watch her
Lady weighs 6.7 lbs and should weigh a little more. She is 9 years old. She will need a new home that has experience with giving insulin or someone that wants to learn about it. It's not difficult at all. She does need some care but it is so worth it. She does well in a puppy pen if needed, but Please, no crates! She lived most of her time in a crate at her prior home. Lady loves other dogs. No small kids please, as she can't see to move out of the way of quick movements. Lady is microchipped, fully vaccinated and spayed.
UPDATE: Lady's sugar levels are not coming down. The Doctor wants to do a Cushing's test to see if this could be the reason. If so, then she will
be on medication for Cushing's disease.
Paula, our State Director in California, states that we have been receiving more senior little furbabies and most of them have age related illness and need
a lot of medical care. How can we not help these little guys??? So we are asking again, if you can help in any way possible. It would be a tremendous help in getting
them the care they need and the opportunity to help those who need it. Just when you think, wow! we did it, there is always one more to help.
Thank you All for your continued support and love of Yorkies and all rescues.
In Loving Memory
Special Thanks to this month's Donors
Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous March
Karen Roff in memory of PeeWee
Marilyn Arentz for Caroline's Recycling Fund
Mike and Kay Phillips Recycling Fund
Lynn Garcia for Neeko and Aida
Summer Ashley for Caroline's Recycling Fund
Yorkie Angel Donors *
Karin & Alan Nakashima*
Bette Gae Dart*
Betty Jo Williams*
Ron & Amalia Spaulding*
* monthly donor
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Did you know that April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month?
HOW TO KEEP YOUR PET HEALTHY
Pet owners can follow these important steps to help keep their pet healthy:
Give pets plenty of exercise.
Make sure they have plenty of fresh, cool water.
Make sure they get regular yearly checkups with their veterinarian, and are up to date on vaccines, especially rabies.
Get pets spayed or neutered.
Keep dogs on leashes outside - another animal may be too much temptation
Know how to perform CPR and provide basic first aid until veterinary care is available
EMERGENCIES AND YOUR PET
Don't forget to include pets in planning for emergencies in your home or neighborhood:
Make plans to take your pets with you if you have to evacuate.
Most Red Cross shelters cannot accept pets because of health and safety concerns and other considerations. Know which friends, relatives, hotels, boarding facilities will accept pets in an emergency.
Assemble an easy-to-carry kit with emergency supplies for pets: Leashes, harnesses and/or carriers
Food, drinking water, bowls, manual can opener
Medications and copies of medical records
Current photos of the pets
Pet First Aid Awareness Month is a great time for people to learn how to protect their pet and keep them healthy. More information on how to keep pets in good health are located on the
Red Cross Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist.
~ John, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at 4:00 A.M. by his ringing telephone.
"Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an angry voice.
John thanked the caller and politely asked his name and number before hanging up.
The next morning at precisely 4:00 A.M., John called his neighbor back.
"Good morning, Mr. Williams. I just called to say that I don't have a
Love and Smooches,
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws
Every time we remember to say "thank you",
we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
Executive Vice President
of the Hogan Family Foundation Inc,
is the Program Director of Lifeline-4-Paws.
She is a YTNR member
and has generously supported
our rescue efforts, contributing
tens of thousands of dollars
to hundreds of our dogs since 2007.