Now that I have submitted our proposal to the health department to provide a standardized animal control officer / cruelty investigator course here in PR, I feel relief. My life was consumed with this proposal and there was very little time for much else for the last month. There were so many statistics, certificates and documents to gather and put together that I’m very grateful to professor John Saccenti from Career Development Institute, Bill Leffingwell, an experienced proposal writer and especially our own Liz Kracht who basically saved the day with her expert proposal writing and organizational skills! Liz got exactly what I was visualizing for the course and she said it like I saw it and put it in exactly the outline that the health department required. Go Liz – She’s a genius!!
I might have been writing and running around to get documents prepared but that doesn’t stop doglets from needing rescue and somehow they find their way to me.
Tiny brothers, Whitey and Shep, my two new midgets were handed to me by Don Miguel. He is my kind hearted neighbor, an elderly gentleman who feeds the homeless dogs here at the beach. He has very limited resources and rescued these babies but couldn’t bathe them or care for them because he can’t bend down. I went there once and bathed them about a month ago and they were miserable and full of ticks then, but when I picked them up on Saturday, they were infested with thousands upon thousands of ticks and fleas. These two look like collies but are so tiny that they will be very small adult dogs.
Tiny Whitey boy was the weaker one and is still getting rid of the residual effects of his infestation and parasites. When I bathed them at Don Miguel’s, he had to loose hair because the ticks were so stuck to him like a carpet. It was truly gross.
And here’s tiny little Shep! They didn’t smile at all and seemed to be in pain for the first 2 days because of all the round worm and tick infestation but now they are playing like the puppies that they are. They eat lots and sleep lots just like their two foster sibs and they are fluffy little creatures who are always smiling now.
More Baby picks….
Here’s foster sib Julian
Here’s the sweetest girl in the world, Pinky who thought life was cruel till she came home and got bathed and medicated. She is 6 months old but very small weighing in at 15 lbs. That’s as big as she’ll probably get and now she is feeling lots better since her demodectic mange is almost gone.
And this is adorable Keyla. She’s a sweet and funny little Golden Retriever mix but will be a smaller version. She’s grown just a little in the last 2 weeks.
That’s just the puppy count. Now here is Leyla’s mom Ruby:
With Leyla: They were both limping when they came to me but now they are just fine. I believe someone threw them out of a moving car together because they were both limping on their right legs.
Here is precious Dino. He’ll make a great friend and pet and loves to be with pther dogs. He is very submissive and friendly and looks up at me withi his soulful eyes. I just love this boy and after all the cruelty and abuse he’s been exposed to, I just want to make sure he goes to a great home. Jess and Greg said they might take him to be Coqui’s brother. Hope it happens!! They are GREAT pet owners. More like the pets own them!
And let’s not forget the one and only beautiful Blondie girl. She’s also looking for a permanent home.
If you see anyone you would like to adopt on any of my entries, please contact me at 787-313-5653 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you the details of how we can ship your forever friend to you. We’ve done this many times and many of these precious adoptable dogs have found great forever homes with people from the states just like you.
Please donate the most you can because we can’t do this alone and the kids need our help. They need medical exams, vaccinations and some have needed more intense treatments. Also, I need to buy food for them and donations have been very sporadic. Don’t think that I stop rescuing because there are no funds. Sadly enough, this beach and most places in Puerto Rico are so full of suffering animals that it’s hard for me to look away, or just feed them till I have enough to rescue. I have a very difficult time leaving a suffering animal and just feeding it because of lack of money. My tendency is to rescue the animal even though I don’t have money and I recognize that this is my flaw. Believe me, I would be in a much better economic situation if I didn’t rescue them and bring the animals home – but I do.
So I am asking you to please become a regular donor. $10 or $100 whatever you can do. These are hard times for everybody but especially the animals. They don’t have a voice and we speak for them.
Please donate when you can and always adopt the adoptable.
Thanks for reading – be blessed. Xx Adri