PET HARBOR RESCUE & REFERRAL INC wrote -
In August of 2014, Siberian Husky rescues were called to do what we do: rescue Siberian Huskies. A rural shelter in southwest Virginia confiscated a large group of Siberian Huskies who needed us. Nobody had available foster space, but when things like this happen, if you are a Siberian Husky rescue organization, you do whatever it takes and find room at the inn for the babies who need you. Southern Siberian Rescue (SSR) took the lead and got the ball rolling. To our knowledge, 4 Sibe rescues came to the rescue, as it were (pun intended). SSR, Pet Harbor, Husky House, and Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue moved mountains to pull the dogs. And we did. That's 3 rescue organizations from other states coming to Virginia to help out, something we greatly appreciate!
The situation became urgent. So we all had to pretty quickly move those mountains. We did. We love it when a plan comes together.
The dogs had been neglected. Babies were having babies. Emaciated babies were having emaciated babies. And fleas were rapidly creating a huge flea metropolis. These dogs had never seen a vet, never had a vaccine. We question whether they had ever been fed before. They all dove into food like it was going to, poof, vanish before their very eyes.
Pet Harbor pulled six of the dogs into our rescue group. We call them the PHG6 group. Ages ranged from 6 months to 3 years. Weights ranged from 15 to 37 pounds. Only 1 of the 6 was not emaciated. All 6 were drowning in fleas and all that entails. Hair loss and skin infections caused by the fleas (flea allergy dermatitis) were rampant. They were riddled with internal parasites. They needed medications, vaccinations, multiple flea and/or medicated baths, flea eradication, parasite eradication, microchips, collars, tags, spay/neuter, tumor removal, infection treatment, nail trims, wound care, tooth care, homes, food, food, and more food. As our vet said, they suffered from poor nutrition and poor husbandry. One of our dogs ate a collar and tag. He had to have Xrays and spend a night in the hospital. Another of our dogs had complications with spay and had to have an emergency vet visit and spend a night in the hospital. As you can see, these dogs are quickly using all of our funds. Any donations folks want to make for their care is greatly appreciated. Pet Harbor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.