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Kodi

Echo
Echo came to the rescue for a very short time in very bad health and a lot of pain. At the rescue, for the first time in his life, thanks to foster parents Ashley Wampler-Shreiber and her husband, Brian, and Ashley's mother, Echo experienced love and happiness. Echo had a therapy dog named Koda to help him learn all dogs were not bad. The only time Echo was pain free, though, was when he was one pain meds 24/7. After several tests and evaluations showed serious problems for Echo with no hope of improvement, Echo was sent on his way over the Rainbow Bridge to a better life.


Apache
Apache was in the rescue for a very short time, he was pulled from a shelter from death row and suffered a very bad case of the heartworm disease. His fosters Kim n Rick Blevins cared enough to open their home to Apache and tried their hardest to make him better, but all they could do is show him the love he so much deserved. Apache had a very special sponsor during his time with the rescue named Bev n Phil Elliott. Apache earned his wings with the lord on 11-25-13. Apache touched a lot of peoples hearts and will always be in our thoughts prayers. WE LOVE YOU APACHE!!


BUDDY
BUDDY CAME INTO THE RESCUE IN 2012 DUE TO HIS OWNERS LEFT HIM AT A APT FOR 2 WEEKS TO DEFEND FOR HIMSELF. WITH LOVING FOSTERS AND LOTS OF TLC ,BUDDY FOUND A FUREVER HOME THAT SHOWED HIM LOTS OF LOVES, WITH SADDNESS , BUDDY DEVELOPED HIP DISEASE THAT TOOK HIM TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN NOVEMBER 2013. RUN FREE SWEET BUDDY, YOU HAVE LEFT PAWPRINTS ON OUR HEARTS AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.


Pika
Pika was in terrible condition when he was rescued, but lived a long full life to the end. He crossed over the rainbow bridge on 7/23/13 and is dearly missed. Here is his story: Pika is about a 11 year old male who lived most of his life on a chain. When it was feeding time, he had open cans of food thrown to him - he had to get the food out the best he could. One of his THREE collars he was wearing when he was rescued had a Master-lock that had to be cut off with bolt cutters. We noticed his gait was off when he walked, and when he went to the bathroom he positioned slowly as if his back hurt. After taking him to our veterinarian, we discovered from the x-rays that he had a broken sternum and broken pelvis that had healed. He was in pain and it affected not only his walk, but also his temperament. Even gentle petting caused him pain. No wonder he has trust issues. Yet our fosters worked with him. People say they could not foster to have to give a dog up, but Kim and Rick who fostered Pika had the hardest give up of all. Pika had SUPER GREAT fosters. With a slightest sign of pain he was taken to the vet and taken care of to the point that the night before he went North of the Rainbow Bridge, Kim stayed with him on the porch to be sure of what would be needed. Tears came with those last moments. But our fosters know they took care of every need for Pika. History: Pika was heart-worm positive and the heart worm treatment could be dangerous for him due to his age, physical problems, and mental status. Pika does take heart-guard monthly, and is on Double Strength Glucosamine Chondroition with Calicum and Vitamin D to promote joint mobility and flexibility. This formulation plays an important role in the maintenance of Pika’s joint cartilage and promotes mobility and flexibility for comfortable movement. The Calicum and Vitamin D work together to promote bone mass and strength. Pika was underweight when he was rescued from his owner. Today - Pika is at a now over weight and can lose 20 pounds.Pika is now Heartworm Negative!!! Praise the lord!!!! UPDATE ON PIKA 2-26-13 Pika lab results came in today, more test to be done due to his thyroid being low. He may have to be on meds. Will know more as test are in. His next vet visit is March 7th 2013. Pika is now on Thyroid meds for the rest of his golden years. We will be keeping the old boy permanently in sanctuary due to his trust/aggression issues. He has found a home with us where he will never be abused again and will be fed food to help him stay as healthy as he can be.

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