Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cairn Terrier Rescue -- Times Six

Most days in rescue, you get a call, you go to a shelter and you pick up a single dog. But then there are those days when the challenges are greater. Rescue gives glimpses into the worst and best, in people and animals.

The call came in: Six Cairn Terriers at risk. Can we help? We rushed to first secure the dogs. As is often the case, they lived in cages, were covered in excrement and urine. Nails grown out and over. These are not dogs taken for walks. A groomer was contacted, and she rushed in assistants. A club member paid for all the grooming out of pocket. The worst situation, the best in people.

After cleanup, the dogs are taken to a vet, some trembling and scared. There are no major issues, but just dealing with teeth and ears and general care will cost us $3,000. The vet gives us a break and does it for $2,100. It is the best you can hope for with this sort of situation, no major problems and young, happy Cairns.

At this writing people have opened their homes and hearts to four -- Carrie, DeeDee, No Name and JoAnn. Debbie and Keith are still waiting.

We can answer these calls only because of your generous support, your donations to rescue, and contributions to fund raising. There are happy endings for the worst cases only because of good people like you.

If you would like to support Cairn Terrier rescue contact Karen Smith at redcoat@tfb.com.

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