ADOPTED by me! Betty – Under veterinary care after 3 years since she was hit by car

bettybetty1 Betty is adopted by me, she will remain forever in my care, thanks to my lovely aunt at the country, who accepted to keep Betty there , free and spoiled .

Betty – 3,5 years old girl , a survivor, a dog that fights for her life since ever….She was hit by car when she was only 5 months old and since then she is fighting for her life in the local shelter…She never had a radiography, not to speak about other veterinary treatments so her wounds healed bad…She can run now even if her legs were affected in the accident and she is happy to be spoiled by people even if people did nothing to help her be better in the last 3 years….A good person took care to feed her , to spoil her somehow all those years, but never tried to take her out from the shelter, to go with her in a clinic, most probably because of the money issue..

She has broken mandibula healed bad most surely, full of infection permanently and she can barely eat….i proposed to the¬† shelter administration to allow us to take her out for further investigations and treatments and they said yes…

Betty was hospitalized in Bucharest, under medical care, on 19 June…her situation is pretty bad ūüė¶ ‚Ķshe was hit by car 3 years ago and her mouth is “locked” since then….they will make radiographies….they will start vaccines, clean the wounds… We wil find out if a surgery woulx improve her situation …the infection wound can be solved…We all pray for her to be well.

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Hello – my name is Lily!

Hello – I’m Lily and I was born on the streets in Romania and had a pretty rough start to life.¬† I was a tinee winee puppy when I broke my pelvis and then these really nasty big dogs attacked me and bit me!¬† That really really hurt and I cried a lot.¬† I was so miserable and didn’t know why this was all happening to me – I was only a little puppy abandoned on the streets and all I wanted was to play and be happy.

Then a nice man found me and picked me up and took me to my first foster mum and rescuer Aniela.  She was so lovely to me and took me straight to a vet.  That was a bit scary I have to say Рall a bit different but I was soon on the mend thanks to the meds they gave me.  I was not the biggest fan of the injections I have to say but Aniela told me it would make me get better so I was very brave!

Me when I was first rescued

As my broken bones started to mend I was able to wobble around a bit – and Auntie Aniela then started looking for a forever home for me.¬† She shared my photos and stories on Facebook and through friends.¬† I was so worried – what if no one would want to give me a home?¬† I was only a little puppy and wouldn’t need much space but I know there are so many other doggies looking for a home – and who would want a damaged little puppy like me?¬† Oh I did worry so but Auntie Aniela didn’t give up hope and told me that she would find a home for me.

And then . . . she did!!¬† OMD!!!¬† I was sooo excited!¬† I was also a bit nervous – Auntie Aniela told me that I was going to have to go on a long journey to get to my new forever home.¬† What would my new family be like?¬† And would the journey be scary?¬† I had grown really fond of Auntie Aniela and she loved me very much – I would be sad to leave her.¬† I did ask if she could come with too but she couldn’t – and she told me I would have to be a really brave little girl.¬† I told her that I would – I am only very little and young and still very wobbly on my feet but I would be brave – I promised!

Then she told me that I would not be travelling alone! Buddy, another doggie rescued from the streets, had also finally been found a forever home too.  We would both be leaving for our new forever homes together.  Auntie Aniela told me that even when Buddy went his separate way (his new mum was in Austria and I had to go somewhere called Switzerland) I would still not be alone and that there was a whole group of people who would travel with me and look after me on the journey.

Here’s me and Buddy getting ready for the journey – it was very early this morning!

And then the big day came.¬† OMD was I nervous!¬† It was a really early start and me and Buddy were both a little tired I have to say – but we were also so excited!¬† Finally we were going to go to forever homes.¬† We got a little walk and then we had to get into our travel boxes and then we set off.¬†¬† It was a bit scary but as promised I was very brave.¬† Buddy left me to go on to his new home but I still had a bit further to go.¬† My first stop was going to be Stuttgart where I would be staying the night with another Auntie and her doggies.¬† I arrived so late – it was such a long long day and was so tired so I got a little scared when the big doggies wanted to play.¬† So Auntie put them in another room and I got a bit of piece and quiet . . . and I¬† got to sleep with Auntie’s daughter in her bedroom!¬† That was such a treat I must say : )

I got on well with one of the dogs who wasn’t quite so bouncy and scary, and she came with me the next day to keep me company on the way to the train station.¬† I felt a bit braver with the big Lola protecting me I have to admit.¬† We got to the station and there I met the next Auntie who was going to take me on the next step of my journey – on the train.¬† Auntie Alexandra had come by train from Switzerland to pick me up and she bought me some really yummy sausages!¬† Oh I loved those – they were yummy!¬† Lola got a bit too – and then Auntie Alexandra gave Lola a chewy bone but when Lola wasn’t looking I had a little nibble too.

Then it was time to get on the train.  I have to say I was so scared and already missed my new friend Lola.  Auntie Alexandra put a really compfy blanket down for me and let me cuddle up with her on the seat.  But I am sorry to say I was so scared and sad that I did have a little cry.  Auntie Alexandra then gave me some more sausage and I cheered up a bit.

Me snoozing on Auntie Alexandra’s lap on the train

The journey was actually then not too scary.  We had to change trains half way but I got a few extra cuddles and there were some interesting sniffs too.  We finally got into Basel and Auntie Alexandra carried me all the way outside (I was really a bit tired by now!).  We waited and then all of sudden I saw the biggest doggy I have ever seen!  I was a bit worried and when he came to have a sniff at me I gave him a little growl just to show him that even if I was small I was a tough little girl!

And this big chap it turns out is  my new brother!!  And the lovely people with him were my new family!  OMD  I was really a little overwhelmed РI finally had my very own forever home and family!!!  Auntie Alexandra was very sad to see me go but said she was so happy that I had a new home Рso I gave her a little good buy kiss and then left with my new mum.

And now my new adventures will begin . . .

Me and my new family – aren’t they big next to little me!

Me in my new forever home

Fabulous news – Lily’s nearly there!

Today we have some exciting news about one of our rescues Рlittle Lily.  Lily was a little puppy when she rescued a while back with badly broken back leg and pelvic bones and she would not have survived on the streets or without rapid vetinary intervievention.  With lots of TLC she was nursed back to health and we were all relieved to see her walking again (a bit wobbly at times but walking!).  We then got some more great news РAniela had found her a forever home in Germany!  It is always such a huge relief and joy when one of the rescues is adopted and we can never thank the adopters enough for giving the strays a new chance of a happy life in a loving home.  The final hurdle then is to get the stray to their new forever home Рand often the transport distances and costs can be quite high.

This was the case with Lily.  Aniela had found someone to take Lily from Romania to Stuttgart in Germany but they could not take her any further.  This left us 266km or about 3 hours worth of distance left to cover.  The last few days have been very tense as we have looked around to try to find a  way to get Lily to her new home.  Now we are very happy to say that a lovely lady in Stuttgart will be providing a foster home for Lily Saturday night and I will be taking the train from Basel to Stuttgart on Sunday to pick her up and bring her back to Basel, where her new mum will then pick her up.  I am very excited to be able to help and be with Lily for the last part of her journey to her new  life.

We will keep you posted on how Lily’s journey goes and post photos of her and her new mum.¬† If you would like to contribute to cover the costs for a dog like Lily to get them to a new adoption home then please contact us or chip in to one of the funds we have ongoing, for example our recent batch of cats and kittens¬†¬†http://aniela.chipin.com/emergency-cases-cats-and-kittens-for-adoption.

Here is a video of Lily recently going for a walk in the park.

The importance of getting cats neutered

Whilst our remit is to help strays we cannot turn our back on pleas for help either.  This is a case in point as Aniela, our founder writes:

“Sometimes too much love and care is transformed into pain and worries. This evening I had the ocasion to meet a special family, husband and wife, a family where the love for pets became a survival issue.¬† 10 months ago the wife, a lovely lady with only good intentions, saved a few baby cats and kept them in the house. Now, after less than one year, they are overwelmed…by cats¬† and by problems.¬† Last week my vet asked me to help her and I said, yes, sure, I will call and establish a meeting to see the cats.¬† I called and set up the meeting , but no one prepared me for what I found there. The vet said that they have over ten cats, the lady said that she has around 20 kitties, but when I was there I lost the count.¬† There were so many I couldn’t count them¬† and I was afraid to know their total number! The people are great, but their love and their incapacity to keep up with the expenses for sterilisations has made it impossible for them to control the events. There are right now there : – 6 moms, all 4 less than one year old , (I only have managed to get pictures 4 of them, all 4 less than one year old , the grey ones, the other 2 moms and their babies where in another room);¬† 1 male, now sterilised, pretty shy, arround 10 months old; 5 lady cats sterilised , 2 of them less than one year old and up to 3 generations of baby cats , still breast feeded by their mom, without their eyes opened yet –¬† I was unable to count them – and 2 generations of biger babies, still breast feeded by all mothers but ready to go home and up for adoption – also without a number for them – 1 generation of 3 months old babies, also ready for adoption – I counted 3, they may be more.

Just some of the cats with their kittens

 

WHAT I OBSERVED : – The cats and kitties are healthy and friendly – They all use the litter box with sand, excepting tiny little babies of course ūüôā – They are on dry food diet

WHAT I NEED TO DO: – Deworming and vaccinations are esentials for all – Sterilisations for moms as soon as their babies are old enough – ADOPTERS¬† for those babies and for the adult sterilised cats – Better food for the moms and babies I NEED YOUR HELP! RIGHT NOW I FEEL HOPELESS!” http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418559151518158.96954.100000922299331&type=3%22%3Ehttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418559151518158.96954.100000922299331&type=3

 

This is an unfortunate case highlighting the importance of getting animals neutered.¬† This family has been looking after the cats but as you can see without neutering the cats what was a handfull of cats has turned into a colony – too much for this family to handle.¬† We are now working to fund all the sterilisations and get medical attention for all the cats.¬† What we need as mentioned is homes for the kittens as well as donations to help fund the vet’s bills.¬† Fortunately the mother cats can stay where they are which is a blessing.

If you can help in anyway please contact us at helpforstrays@yahoo.com or donate to the fund for the kittens here: http://aniela.chipin.com/emergency-cases-cats-and-kittens-for-adoption

Thank you!

 

Here are some of the cute kittens needing a new forever home