By Sarah Rebernick, Adoption Coordinator
Handsome Ash, a 12-year-old blue merle smoothie, came into rescue about a year ago when he needed a new home due to divorce. At the time we felt it was best, due to his age and medical needs, for him to become a Permanent Foster so he didn’t have to adjust to another new home. Yesterday his foster mom let us know that she wanted to make him an ‘official’ member of her family, so congratulations on your forever home, Ash!
Lovable blonde senior collie mix, Charlie, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin with a human senior of his own. This sweet boy is thrilled to have a home that will be able to provide plenty of his two favorite things: snuggles and naps :-). Sounds like a perfect match!
Precious Paisley, a 5-month-old tricolor smoothie was originally adopted out at nine weeks of age but her adopters were not quite ready for all the mischief a puppy can get into, so she found herself in need of a new home. Fortunately there was another adopter just waiting to welcome her in and she will be living in Wisconsin. She will be sharing her new life with her human family and a 2-year-old collie brother to play with. Paisley is such a sweet, smart little girl and her new family is already head over heels for her :-).
Friday, I lost the best friend I have ever had. He had been with me for over 12 years. Jake I will miss you! My heart is so full of hurt but also so full of peace and kindness. He always gave me something to smile about. God speed to my velcro boy Jake. Love you Always! – Gloria Gerber
Today I got a dose of extreme cuteness while helping with the transport of Chance, a handsome 12-week tricolor male collie puppy who came to MWCR all the way from Colorado. Sweet Chance has a heart condition caused by a birth defect known as PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) which is ultimately fatal without surgical intervention. The good news is that with surgical intervention, Chance should recover quickly and have a normal life span.
We want to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Bob and Tamy Galanter who brought Chance to us from Colorado, as well as Chance’s breeder, Sharon Wobick, who surrendered him to MWCR so that he could get the care he needs. Bob and Tamy also made a very generous donation towards the cost of his surgery and other donations would be greatly appreciated. Preliminary estimates indicate the surgery will cost $3,000 – $3,500. If you would like to donate toward Chance’s care, you can do so through the ‘Donate’ button on the website – www.mwcr.org
Today Chance went to his foster home near the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital in St. Paul. Tuesday his foster mom will bring him to the clinic for evaluation, then he will likely have the surgery performed on Wednesday and stay overnight. Assuming no complications, he will be discharged on Thursday and hopefully have a speedy and uneventful recovery. It should come as no surprise that this beautiful little fellow already has a forever home waiting in the wings. I know you all join me in wishing this little guy a long and happy life!
Here is a link that describes more about PDA:
– Sarah Rebernick, MWCR Vice President
Chance had his appointment for surgical assessment Tuesday, May 24, and they felt that his heart defect was very repairable and so he had his surgery on Wednesday. Chance’s cardiologist called earlier to let us know that his procedure went well, he was in recovery, and they didn’t expect any problems. He should be home on Thursday
and will need about 2 weeks with no rough-housing. Such wonderful news and we all hope that Chance continues to do well and lives a long, healthy, and happy life. The accompanying photo is of Chance after playing in the sprinkler this weekend – he is such a cutie!
It is with a very heavy heart that I am letting you know that Barron has passed away. In Mid-March he suffered a major seizure and we took him to the University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital to see if they could figure out what was happening. Of course, he charmed all of the veterinary staff, but after an MRI scan, they diagnosed him with a large brain tumor. They said given the size and rate of growth, this is something that has been there for a while. The vet was surprised that the tumor had not affected him earlier, due to its size. They had given him a month, maybe two before the growth would overwhelm his motor systems and he will have to be put to sleep.
Barron adapted well to farm life with his sister Bella. He would help in the barn, with mowing the lawn, chasing the 4-wheeler and keeping the cats in their places. His favorite word was “squirrel”. We have a large picture window that faces all of the feeders that we have. He would whine at the door to go out and show them who the yard boss was.
He was not with us long, but he wiggled his heart into ours. He was loved and will be missed. – Nancy Boecher