Please Help Hailey!
Organized by: Rachel-Anne Younger
As a volunteer for a Rescue organization, I have seen some pretty awful things in the shelter. My heart gets broken a lot, and yet I do what I can. 15 months ago I was alerted to a pup the shelter had kept alive for six months. For a shelter that will tell you a lot about the personality of that dog. I went to meet this kid who was suffering from an painful skin condition that left her cracked and bleeding, and needed treatment. This five-year-old girl had also lost 20 pounds due to the pain of an abscessed tooth, and because she is always smiling and happy and wagging her tail, she had developed “kennel-tail," from banging it on the concrete wall, which now required a partial tail amputation. The tail and tooth needed immediate surgeries. But the shelter couldn’t proceed without securing a foster home for her to recover in. I asked around to different rescues and no one would take her. After looking into her eyes, I could not allow her to die without knowing joy in this life. So, I stepped in to foster. And the adventure began.
When fostering for a shelter, all costs are the responsibility of the foster.
Post surgery, Hailey - as she was now known - needed a dermatologist and allergy injections. As she gained weight and got stronger I noticed that she began to wobble while she walked. Vets suspected a torn ACL and an orthopedic surgeon was needed. She was diagnosed with a debilitating spinal disorder called Spondylosis, but thanks to his diagnosis, and medications, she's got a little spring in her step again, for the long walks she LOVES.
Hailey is gentle, and loving. She has quite the sense of humor. She will roll over on her back during walks when she sees people she knows and ask for a belly rub.
Hailey and I have attended classes with a couple different trainers, and she was a star student in her obedience class, as you can see in the short video here. Hailey will need more training to help her with distress around certain other dogs.
HAILEY IS NOT SAFE:
The shelter is still HaiIey's 'owner.' That she has not been adopted yet has them calling me and asking me to return her. I know for certainty Hailey will be euthanized quickly, because of all the Pitties that are dumped in the shelter...and because of this girl's special needs.
PLEASE consider a small donation of any amount, so that Hailey can get the further training she so deserves, to help her get adopted.
I have spent a small fortune, and that is ok, I signed up for it, and this pup has a smile on her face every day.
But right now I am unemployed.
I wish I could keep her, but will be moving out of area to take care of my ailing parents.
Hailey needs to find her Family...but before that she and I could use YOUR Help to get her the further training she needs, so she can START her NEW Life, and learn a new word: Home.
Thank You for your kindness.