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Bulldog Spotlight: Ellie May Lou

Three-year-old Ellie May Lou entered rescue several months ago. Her parents contacted us with an emergency situation. Ellie May had dislocated her hip and needed surgery. The family could not afford the surgery and had other things going on that would make the recuperation and rehab very difficult. So they made the only choice they could. They let the love of their life go to rescue.

Compounding Ellie May’s problem was her weight. Someone asked if she were pregnant. But she wants you to know she really has a thyroid issue that needed to be addressed. Daily medication has solved that problem.

The initial exam showed the socket of her hip was almost non-existent and there was very little likelihood the hip will stay in place. But our orthopedic surgeon wanted to give it a try. So he operated and was able to put the joint back in place. But after a couple of weeks it slipped out again.

At that time it was decided to perform a Femoral Head Osteotomy. An FHO is a surgical procedure to remove the head and neck of the femur. The muscles of the leg initially hold the femur in place and, over time, scar tissue forms between the socket and the femur to provide cushioning that is referred to as a 'false joint.' Although this joint is anatomically very different from a normal hip joint, it provides pain-free mobility in most patients.

But you should see her now after a few months of recovery and rehab. She is the fun-loving and active gal she was meant to be. She is a perfect lady and would be a wonderful addition to most any home. Her multiple surgeries and rehab were made possible by our generous donors. Thank you!
Needy Dogs Keep Coming! 
There seems to be no end to the dogs being abandoned and surrendered. It is not only a problem for us but for all rescues and shelters. There was a recent story reporting a line of people two-and-a-half hours long wanting to surrender their pets at a Houston shelter. 

This past month we received several Bulldogs requiring us to go above and beyond the normal. Reese is a beautiful and sweet four year old girl who came to us with a broken jaw requiring a partial amputation and two surgeries. Reese also tested positive for heartworms. Her treatment will be in excess of $1,500.

Wini Bago is chunky, sweet five year old gal. In addition to the normal eye, ear, dental, and skin issues, she also tested positive for heartworms. This will require an extra $500 for her care.

Bruce Wayne is a handsome white three year old boy. His allergies and skin are terrible. While he was at the clinic we tried most everything that normally works. Our next step is a trip to the dermatologist. Miss Ambrosia recently visited there to get her allergies under control. The cost was $942.

These are just three example of what we deal with every month. We have another dog having seizures and an appointment with a neurologist. Others are seeing a cardiologist and some see an ophthalmologist. None of these visits are inexpensive, but they are worth it if they keep the dogs healthy, happy and adoptable. 

Remember, the adoption fee does not come close to paying the average expense of a vet bill. So we must rely heavily on the generosity of our friends and supporters.
How to Help!

How can you help us raise funds to meet these and future needs? 

If you are a business, maybe you can donate product that our dogs or fosters could use. You can donate items to raffle or auction for our Facebook Auction or Bull-O-Ween. Maybe you can donate a certain percentage of proceeds from sales for a specified time period.

Here are just two recent examples that really helped at a crucial time. We want to thank Scrappy Chic for donating the handmade heirloom rug that helped us pay for Caliber Cole’s palate surgery. We raised $1,090. Jazzy J Designs gave us a percentage of sales for a specified time that netted $250. 

Maybe you want to be a Sponsor or Vendor at Bull-O-Ween. See all the information under Upcoming Events .

As an individual, you can shop Amazon by going first to our Amazon Smile site. You pay the same price and we get a donation based on how much you purchase. Soon we will be announcing a similar partnership with Chewy. You can donate and/or bid on items in our upcoming Facebook Auction (July 25-28). Another easy way to help, and one that has raised significant funds this past year, is doing a Personal Facebook Fundraiser . It is simple and easy to set up, by following this link .

If you have an idea for a fundraiser, please feel free to contact us .

How You Can Help Rescue!
There are a host of Volunteer Opportunities .
Attend one of our Events .
Make a purchase from our Online Store .
Make a Donation .
Purchase something on our Amazon Wish List .
Why We Foster English Bulldogs
 
At first, we were not sure how and if we could be a foster family. Now, we neither know why it took us so long nor how we would thrive without our Bulldog brood. 
 
When we lost our precious Lola in 2015, I swore off Bullies because the heartbreak was too much to repeat. I was wallowing in self-pity. My wife and daughter knew that my pain could only be overcome by adopting another Bulldog. I was the Bullie poster boy, worked at home, and craved companionship. 
 
Fortunately, Lola’s spirit conquered my inertial heart. Within weeks, she led us to LSBCR, that took us to adopting Gabby. These dogs taught me that it is always about the dog, and never about us. 
 
A year later, Lola’s spirit beseeched us to help more Bulldogs who were not as fortunate as she and Gabby. LSBCR volunteers helped us through our doubts and fears and soon we had taken in our first foster, Gertie, a sweet senior lady. Since then, we have hosted more than two dozen Bullies, each one of which has enriched our lives and bestowed many blessings beyond our imagination. 
 
Devotion to our foster Bullies is a Divine gift. They love us and demonstrate dedication daily. Mealtime is a special treat. The pack encircles the kitchen island where I slice and dice the meat, fruit, and dessert supplements. I can hear them saying, “Hey, foster dad has assumed the position,” which lifts my spirit higher than a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. They know that they will celebrate Bullie Happy Hour before the entrée and dessert are served.
 
Eventually, the day comes when the sweet sorrow of finding a fur-ever home for our beloved temporary residents arrives. We cherish our time with them, savor the joy of rehabilitating their lives, wipe away the tears, and welcome the opportunity of saving another Bullie. 
 
We are blessed to be a foster family. You will be too.

If you are interested in helping by becoming a foster parent, training and support are always provided. Check our website, or contact us for more information.
Upcoming Events. . .
Bulldog Bonanza At Dogtopia
Dogtopia (1830 Justin Rd., Highland Village)
Saturday, July 20 from 2PM - 4PM

We'll be visiting Dogtopia and we want you to come out too. We will be honoring Merlin on his third birthday. We will also recognize other rescue dogs on hospice care (Brick, Charlie Wayne and Frannie). 

So join us for a party and bring items for us to share with all the fosters! 

Many thanks to our friends at Dogtopia for agreeing to host this get-together for us. 
Online Facebook Auction
July 25-28

We're planning to host a Facebook auction July 25 to July 28 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! 

If so, please send us an email to info@dfwbulldogrescue.org . We'll need to have your donation IN HANDS by July 4.
Back To the 80s Party
Studio 80 (500 Taylor St., Ft. Worth)
Saturday, August 10 from 5PM - 8PM

This event will not be open to all dogs... ONLY our foster dogs.... and the manager wants to do a fashion show with them. I would start planning your 80s outfits now. More details to come! 
Bulldog Bonanza at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 500, Addison,
Saturday, September 14 from 2PM - 5PM

Stop by to say hello to the cutest Bulldogs around ~ some of the foster dogs of Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. You'll also be able to meet some of our volunteers to learn more about our program and ask your Bulldog-specific questions. Plus, you'll be able to purchase one of our T-shirts to support and raise awareness of our mission of saving Bulldogs.
2019 Bull-O-Ween
Premier Event Center — 1165 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville
Saturday, October 19 — 5 PM - 8 PM

Let's get together to celebrate cooler weather, the onset of fall and Halloween... Bulldog style!

Bring your well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated four-legged friends and family members (they don't need to be leashed) to the 2019 Bull-O-Ween and help raise much needed funds for Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. We'll have a costume contest for the dogs, so you may want to start planning your outfits now! 

Vendor spaces are still available for our 16th annual Bull-O-Ween on Saturday, October 19. The cost per space is $50 and must be paid by Oct. 1. If you have questions or want a Vendor Packet, please email saramurrell.rescue@gmail.com or call Sara Murrell at 817-304-5732.

We hope you will consider becoming a Bull-O-Ween Party Partner. We have three Party Partner levels available ($250, $500 & $1,000). A variety of benefits are available at each level. To learn more, contact Deirdre Jack via info@dfwbulldogrescue.org .
Some Of Our Available Bulldogs
Ontos (Age 9)
Jager (Age 8)
Fatty Cakes (Age 4)
Lola Jo (Age 8)
Romo (Age 7)
Chumlee (Age 7)
Hali (Age 8 Months)
Journey Jewel (Age 3)
Gia (Age 5)
Chapo (Age 6)
Mission Statement:
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a non-profit, completely volunteer-driven group dedicated to saving and rehoming Bulldogs with loving families.