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Please Spay and Neuter!

For the last 36 hours I have been online watching a young female cat (maybe a year old), be in pre-labor for a total of 4 days. Last night at about 5:30 pm she delivered the first kitten. She had a lot of problems with her first and it was touch and go for awhile.  Momma (named Dorothy) has had 6 and there is question if there is a 7 or 8th; it can take up to 24 hours sometimes for the last to be born.

Dorothy was simply exhausted from her days of pre-labor that by the time her babies were being born, it took all of her strength to simply push through each contraction. Thankfully her foster mom is experienced in cats birthing and all seemed to go as well as expected. Clearly, this is Dorothy’s first litter as she had no clue what do as each kitten was born. Her foster mom tried to stay out of assisting Dorothy too much, but it became clear that she was going to have to wipe the babies faces of the placenta.

Imagine if she had been in the wild? A young cat dumped and found in a very bad state. She had been full of tape worms, the worst they had ever seen and very skinny. The outcome most likely wouldn’t be what it is today; 6 healthy kittens. It should be noted that there are 2 that are tiny and one has a cleft, just waiting to hear if it is a partial or full. Cleft palettes can be repaired through surgery. It seems the baby is finding its way to nurse as it gained 10 grams overnight.

I can’t stress enough the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. The reason I am able to watch online is that there is a fed on livestream that the foster set up so that children can see and people can see the results of not spaying and neutering.

If you are wanting to watch the kittens and stay up to date you can watch http://new.livestream.com/tinykittens/oz

If you are wanting to donate you can do so here https://www.facebook.com/LAPSlangley?fref=ts

Tiny Kittens which is the organization fostering momma and her kittens have their own webpage http://www.tinykittens.com/

Please remember, female cats can go into heat at 4 months of age; which is why we have such an overpopulated cat situation.

There are currently cats waiting for adoption at LAPS (Langley Animal Protection Society) now and I’m sure waiting for you to take them home.

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This is one of the babies from last night’s birth

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National Pet Memorial Day

Every year, on the second Sunday of September, pet owners join together to honor their pets passed and present

and think about and share with others the important role that their beloved pets have played, and do play, in their lives.

Today I honor my dogs Blaze, Lucy and Tika who are presently with me. I honor my cats Jingles, Cinder and Ella who are also with me. I also honor my cat Mischief, my beautiful dogs Rizzo and Teo. I would also like to take a moment to honor two dogs I have had the pleasure of having in my life through my volunteer work with rescue, Astro and Paco.

One idea that has been shared and is becoming a popular tradition on National Pet Memorial Day, is:

  • Plant a tree or a shrub as a living memorial.

For more information, see: http://www.iaopc.com/professionals/national-pet-memorial-day

NATIONAL PET MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY

National Pet Memorial Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.

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PLEASE READ AND SHARE; Potentially STOLEN Dog!

READ and share, please. Potentially STOLEN foster dog.

Marion Prison was a home-checked reliable animal-loving foster. Her house checked out and she checked out, nothing out of the ordinary was present. She went on to foster pups for us successfully, and then she took on Floyd.

Marion was always on top of communication and updates for her foster dog Floyd, and eventually she decided she would like to adopt him. And then one day, prior to adoption (she is still under foster contract and has paid no adoption fees) and after having communicated with her steadily for so long, Marion seemed to drop off the face of the earth.

Marion’s only phone number on file was disconnected, emails/texts/social networking messages went unanswered (though we have confirmation some have been read by her), and no one answered the door at her residence.

Marion appears to have potentially skipped town, and the whereabouts of Floyd the foster pup are at this time completely unknown to us. The police consider it a civil matter and therefor won’t get involved, and the courts can’t help until we locate her residence in order to serve paperwork. Even if we were able to serve papers, there is no guarantee she will show up in court.

We do not know the status of Floyd’s wellbeing, we don’t even know if she still has the dog. We need to find Marion Prison and/or Floyd as soon as we possibly can.

Thanks to a bit of networking, we received a tip that Marion may be living in Nanaimo.

Marion’s last known employment was with NTS Australia as a medical transcriptionist, meaning she works from home quite a bit.

Marion is active on her facebook account, has read messages sent to her, but refuses to respond.

If you know or have seen Marion, if you have seen Floyd, or if you have any tips of information leading to either, please contact LEASH Animal Welfare Society as soon as possible at connect@leashsavinglives.com

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The Dark Side of Transporting

I’m a volunteer who has a passion to help those who can’t help themselves. My chosen passion is to rescue dogs from high kill shelters. I help various rescue organizations by meeting the transportation vehicle and bring up the various dogs that have been saved.

I’ve been doing this for over a year now and have seen and learned many things I had not expected when it comes to rescuing dogs.

I have seen some horrendous conditions that dogs in transport come in. I am annoyed when I see a dog sitting in a kennel covered in its own feces and urine. I really hate seeing the potty pad that was put in their kennel who knows when, shredded up in a cthe conditions in serious need of change and sterilization.

Then, I have worked with other transports whose conditions when dogs arrive are clean, freshly watered and fed dogs. The dogs are often calmer than the ones who have arrived in very poor conditions.

I’ve learned to bring water, blankets,dog treats and I have been known to bring some cooked chicken because I know there is a good chance these dogs have not been fed very much on their trip.

I’ve been told that some dogs vomit on the trip so water and food is restricted. My thoughts are, why not feed, water and change kennels at the rest stops? Maybe we need to put people in the position that some of these dogs have experienced, perhaps then they will know the feeling of being covered in feces and urine?!

I do this for the love of the animals, this does not ever seem like work to me. The rescue organizations I’ve been involved with have a common goal. That goal is to rescue as many dogs as possible from high kill shelters.

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Desperate For Astro

Mama went and saw Astro last night. He gave her kisses and Licks . She said it brought tears to her eyes, that a dog who has been so sick, can still show as much love as he has. Mama said the Director for @L.E.A.S.H http://www.leashsavinglives.com/astro/  brought a super yummy picnic for him. He didn’t eat that, but he did take the food in the syringe, so it is a start for our sweet furiend!

Please, please, please, keep him in your pawyers and thoughts, he is struggling and didn’t have a good night. Everything you do can make a difference.

Thank you for your continued support and donations!

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http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/astro-needs-help-asap-/64651

 

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Lexi had her surgery!!

Boy oh boy what a crazy day yesterday was! Mama and daddy had to take meh furiend Lexi for her surgery to remove those nasty stones from her bladder as well as the rotten teeth in her mouth.

Stones removed from Lexi's bladder May 17, 2013

These are the stones removed from Lexi’s bladder. They were caused by a bladder infection not treated. Her PH balance became unhealthy and the stones were created. The vet figures she has had these for about 4 months, with the bladder infection starting about 2 months before that.

To give a better idea of how big these are, here is a ruler showing inches of each stone.

Second pic of stones measured against ruler in inches May 18 2013

Lexi pulled teeth May 17 2013These are the teeth pulled from the back of Lexi’s mouth. She had 4 in total removed. The tartar and infection was so bad, her gums were not seen.

Lexi had a mass removed from her bladder as well. The vet says it may have been caused from the stones rubbing inside her bladder. It has been sent off for examination and hopefully it will be benign.

Today, Lexi is still a bit wobbly, but she is definitely on the mend. She had a good appetite and we see she is going to be a challenge to keep her from jumping up on the bed or walking down stairs. Her doctor said no to both. She does have that cone if she starts trying to lick her staples.

Staples after surgery May 17 2013 - Lexi

Mama says she can’t thank the many people who shared Lexi’s fundraising page and also to those who donated. Without them, this couldn’t have happened as quickly as it did. Mama says Lexi’s fundraising page is close to her goal of $2,500 and we are hoping to reach it as Lexi does need follow up vet appointments and antibiotics so her cystitis will go away.

Could you please keep her in your thoughts and prayers that her mass results will not be bad. That the results will be benign.

Fank you so much eberypawdy!

 

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A Day of Firsts!

Yesterday Lexi went to the doggie park and played with other pug doggies! She ran, barked, chased, rolled around on fresh grass and met new people! So happy for her! Try to imagine your pet, who has the opportunity to go outside for more than just to pee or poo? Would you ever not provide time to play catch or to go for a walk? For 5 1/2 years, Lexi has never known what it is like to be around other dogs. To be able to just play and not be scared and yet, this lil girl is so friendly! We can’t imagine never going to da doggie park! Woof Hoo Lexi!!

Please help us raise funds so Lexi can have her bladder surgery and continue going to the park and meeting other fur friends!

Thank you!

To donate and share her page please go to: https://www.youcaring.com/lexi

 

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