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Lee Juslin

From Hell to a Slice of Heaven

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

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One day, Paula of Great Lakes Westie Rescue, received a call about a Westie with health issues that the owners wanted to turn over to rescue. The situation seemed a bit dodgy, but when Paula learned the Westie couldn’t walk and was most likely in pain, she made immediate arrangements to meet the owners and take the Westie.

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Riley, a black Scottie, came into rescue as an owner turn-in but with a worrisome background.
Riley’s owners were an older couple in their mid sixties who both had some health issues. The wife was in a wheelchair and dependent on her husband for care. When the husband went into the hospital, he left Riley at a boarding kennel the couple had used many times. Sadly, the husband died unexpectedly and the wife had to go into a nursing home, leaving Riley’s future uncertain.

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About a year ago, Josie of Westie Rescue of NY received a disturbing call from an area veterinarian. Rory, a senior Westie, had been dropped off by owners who could no longer care for his many health issues. The vet told Josie, “If you can’t help, we’ll have to euthanize him.” Like all dedicated rescue volunteers, Josie couldn’t say no.

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A Pair of Rescued Westies

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

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Luna, aged seven, and Casper, aged four, lived happily with their owner until one day the owner decided to move and could not take the two Westies and that turned out to be a life-saving event for Luna. Enter Sunshine State Westie Rescue.

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The Accidental Designer Dog

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

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Donegal was little more than a puppy when he was found wandering the mean streets by a local rescue. Looking at his coloring and size, they thought he was a cairn and so called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue.

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Jackson came into rescue as an owner turn-in. Despite the owner’s claims that she had been treating this now six year old Westie since he was a puppy, he was in about the worst shape that Aggie and her colleagues at Sunshine State Westie Rescue had ever dealt with.

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Then, in what turned out to be a life changing event, their son called from the plant where he worked and said he had found a newborn kitten. “Its eyes are not even open yet, Mom.”
Bobbie knew with his family, work, and busy life, her son would not be able to care for the kitten. So, with fingers crossed, Bobbie agreed to take the tiny bundle of fur.

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Turbo came into Coastal Carolina Boston Terrier Rescue (CCBTR) as a puppy with Spina Bifida, a genetic defect.
A woman went to a breeder to buy a Boston Terrier puppy and saw Turbo. The breeder did not want to euthanize him and agreed to give him to the woman along with the female puppy she had purchased. Fortunately for Turbo, this good Samaritan, unlike the breeder, was a responsible person and did the right thing for Turbo. She called CCBTR once she realized she and her husband were not able to care for this little special needs puppy.

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Bentley Needs a Forever Home

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

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An owner turn-in from a family who had gotten him as a puppy, Bentley had no big health issues when he came into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue. However, he was not up to date on his vaccines and he had several bad teeth that gave his mouth an unpleasant odor. Erica from the rescue took him into the group’s vet. They did a full work-up on Bentley including X-rays to see if there were signs of any hidden masses or problems, and a full blood panel. Bentley passed with flying colors.

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Colin came in to Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR) as a puppy and the poster child for the evils of puppy mills. Though he didn’t have any physical issues, as many puppy mill dogs do, his pronounced psychological and behavioral issues were severe.

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When Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network sent Muzzle Tuff to Chris to be fostered, she immediately fell in love with him. “With his tiny feet and legs, he was just so cute how could anyone not love him,” said Chris. The problem was that Chris already had four dogs and she knew she could not adopt a fifth. The biggest impediment to adoption for Chris is her alpha female because she attacks Muzzle Tuff.

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Three names and a frightening hoarding situation had made a little Scottie withdrawn and often terrified, and this sad boy proved to be an especially challenging case for Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue.

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Shelby was an owner surrender to Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR), a relatively new rescue organization in Florida.At eight years old, Shelby had a number of medical issues including a severe yeast infection (Malassezie Dermatitis), an associated ear infection and an eye infection. Plus, she felt so bad, she showed no energy or interest in anything, but, most shockingly, Shelby was a certified therapy dog. The owner’s story was that she had broken her arm and could no longer take care of Shelby.

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Enzo was near death when he was dumped in the woods. Fortunately a woman walking through those woods, found him, and just as fortunately for Enzo, his rescuer called Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR).

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Annie’s Story

IN THE April 30 ISSUE

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For ten long years, Annie lived a lonely and bleak existence exposed to the extremes of Wyoming weather in an outdoor kennel with a cement floor. Her owner was a bigwig in town with a home on the golf course befitting his money and status. Annie enjoyed none of that.

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China, a special needs wheaten Cairn, presented a tough case for Col. Potter Cairn Rescue.
At nine years old, China had suffered years of neglect and abuse. Her tail was broken in several places and her sphincter muscle was damaged, both of which made elimination difficult. She was also missing the top half of her right ear and had chronic bronchitis.

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