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    Default Rescue Diary...just Another Day.

    I wondered if it was perhaps worthwhile begining a diary of rescue...

    Feel free to share....

    This weekend Annabelle (terrier x maltese) was adopted into the most gorgeous home and i am so happy for Annabelle and the family who have adopted her!

    We had a lengthy phone interview to begin with, a meet and greet the following day and another interview. Then a house check over the weekend, contract and paperwork before adoption.

    I have had excited phone calls each day and Annabelles new family had spent a bomb after our meet and greet on new beds, pretty pink harnesses, collars, leads, toys and food etc.

    I cried (as always) on the way home from dropping her off, though with the most enormous tears of joy and good. This sweet little soul was pulled out of the pound just in the nick of time, and by god she so greatly deserves this. I am so proud of her!

    The weekend also found me at another pound picking up two divine bubs with no hope at all, then a trip to Sydney airport for a flight to safety and rescue in Melbourne.

    Codie a beautiful goofy lab I was caring for finally went home!

    Missy my most recent rescue is recovering from a nasty UTI upon surrender to the pound. Once her anti biotics are through we will test her urine again and do an xray for kidney stones as she is showing signs of incontinence.

    I do hope it is a hormonal imbalance, and surgery is avoided for Missy's sake.

    By far the greatest thing weighing on my mind is a phone call i had today.

    A lovely retiered couple called me in desperate need as they are moving to a mobile home village and are unable to take their elderly cherished dogs with them.

    The elderly man spoke first and as they had rescue lined up for them i tried to reasure him that his bubs would be well cared for and nurtured and would be in forever homes very soon....he was upset as he adores them and was very, very worried.

    He then told me his wife was very distressed and had just come home from hospital after suffering a stroke. He asked me to reasure her.

    All this gorgeous lady could do was cry. In between she told me she was worried as they were indoor bubs, were fussy eaters and extremely attached to each other. I reasured her as best i could and got the number of the rescue group taking them...will speak with them tomorrow.

    I also asked if they would mind me calling the place they are moving to and have spoken with the manager tonight. Sadly there is a no animal policy and i was not prepared to cause further trouble for this distressed elderly couple.

    I will speak with the recue group tomorrow and try to arrange adoption of these sweet souls in their owners areas to allow visits and contact.

    Short term regular email updates and photos of the bubs during care may ease their mind.

    What is the world coming too? A devoted elderly couple with two elderly lap dogs are banned from keeping their dogs.

    Never mind the fact that this lady has just had a stroke and is frantic, or the fact that animals are often the one thing to keep elderly people going.

    These little dogs are probably the only thing worth living for at the moment for this lovely couple.....So terribly sad.

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    I am happy to say the two little bub's adored by their elderly owners will be safely with me on Saturday.

    I will temp care for them, and they will then fly to Melbourne to the glorious "rescued with love" who specialise in small breeds no matter how old or what their needs entail.

    I have no doubt it will be a harrowing goodbye, though we will keep Mum and Dad up to date with phone calls and photos.

    In the meantime they will be spoilt rotten here, every need will be met with great love and compassion.

    These two bub's will only be rehomed together in the most gorgeous home and every single need will be met.

    Great news.

    I spoke with the elderly owners today and all they could do was cry in between enormous bursts of heartfelt relife.

    I am so sorry they are left in this position....surely society can do much better than this....

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    I am happy to say the two littlies are safely at home with me and settling very well.
    We decided to pick them up late yesterday afternoon as removalists were arriving early Saturday morning. It was important to reduce the stress for both owners and the bubs.
    Bubbles is a 13 year old maltese x and Charlie a 10 year old Shih Tzh.
    It was a very emotional farewell, the whole family were crying....It was important for me to remain calm and positive.....but once away I cried all the way home for the owners, bubbles and charlie.

    I often wonder what dogs must think in this situation.....

    My car was loaded up with countless beds and mats, toys, and favourite things.

    Their Mum had hand written three pages about her little dogs, what they liked for dinner, what time they went to bed, walkies times, all their funny antics etc.

    I called the owners last night to let them know how well Bubbles and Charlie were doing, and once again they cried.

    We will keep this lovely elderly couple updated on the journey of Bubbles and Charlie into their new home with phone calls and photos.

    Now lets see if i can attach some photos...If not i will attach them later!

    B
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    Oh such a sad story

    Granted one with a happy ending because they are lucky enough to have found you B but gosh....such a family history of love and devotion being torn apart.

    Will be watching this and hoping for the best
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    I have been following your diary Billy You are doing such a wonderful thing and it's sooo sad the the old ppl had to give their babies up
    They are very lucky to have found such a compassionate person to help them find new homes for their beloved pooches.

    Great work Billy

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    Hi Guys!

    Promise to update tomorrow..

    Great beggining for Charlie and Bubbles + photo's also the newbies and a project i have been working on for 12 months with my local council for the shelter in my area.

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    Things have been hectic here, not a moment to spare.

    I have been devastated by the fires in Melbourne and the unimaginable loss of life, treasured family homes and complete devastation.

    I am just so sorry, and admit it has gotten the better of me recently.

    There are so very many in desperate need, including loved family pets. So much work is being done, i hope to update you soon with rescued doggies in Melbourne.

    Miss Annabelle is doing extremely well in her new home and her new Mum is completely besoted.

    Annabelle sleeps in bed with Mum all night like an angel, which is an enormous change from Sam, beloved Rottweiler and soul mate who succesfully slept in bed with head on pillows and pushed Mum out of bed on more than one occasion!

    I admire Annabelles life! hand fed chicken fillet and steak and living the life of riley! I am now "Aunty Nicole" and getting gorgeous updates and photos which i love.

    Here is Annabelle at my place after her grooming, treatments and vet work.

    Sadly i can't find her before photo, needless to say she is a new Gal now.
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    Charlie and Bubbles flew to Melbourne and into the arms of the gorgeous 'Rescued With Love' who specialise in rehoming small breed dogs of all ages and medical needs.

    The flight was a great "big day out" Charlie and Bubbles took everything in their stride.

    Both had all vet work completed and are spic and span now with dentals, treatments/the works and desexing for Mr Charlie.

    A beautiful retired lady has adopted these babes and they will have the life of their dreams.

    Updates and photos are sent to Joan and Cliff who are so very grateful their little ones are safe, well and loving life.

    Here are some photo's of Charlie and Bubbles in care at my place...
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    Meet Elmo, a little poodle X private surrender and a very sad case.

    Elmo is skin and bone and was matted to the point i had to shave him almost to his skin, though he is feeling a million dollars now and eating like a horse.

    He has urine burns around his belly. His tail, backend and belly came off with the clippers in one peice. I was up until one in the morning with Elmo to remove years of neglect and waste and then a beautiful Aloveen bath and conditioner.

    I worm, capstar, and advantix imediately upon meeting new bubs.

    Elmo has spent his entire life in the backyard, and had no vetwork in his life let alone love and comfort.

    Elmo is simply delightful in every way and has unravelled quickly here with love and support.

    Elmo hardly skipped a beat after his vet work....desexing, vaccination, heartworm test, dental (lovely sparkly teeth now) ears checked and cleaned, nails clipped, the works.

    A new boy now and one of the biggest smoochers i have met!

    Some photo's of Elmo....be warned he HATES the camera so not great images.
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    Miss Missy!

    I am prepared for Missy to be a long term foster as we continue to address her medical needs.

    Missy was dumped at the pound a week before Christmas by a disability service who said residents were tripping over her after dinner. They dumped Missy with no notice despite the efforts of rescue groups who had offered to help rehome Missy. Lucky for Missy I work closely with her local pound.

    She was unchipped, unregistered, surrendered with a false name and an acute urinary tracy infection to the point of urinating blood.

    They forgot to mention the fact that Missy was never fed and was forced to gather scraps off the floor whilst residents ate their meals. Nor did they mention Missy was tormented by a resident at the service.

    I am working on ensuring this never happens again within this service and have approached the Board of Directors.

    So far they are doing nothing and in damage control, but we will soon see!

    A photo of the adorable goofy Missy!

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