No questions asked for the safe return of Max, this Boxer who was stolen from his own yard on January 14, 2012 in Greenwood, DE. Someone knows something- please come forward! You can always remain anonymous! More than anything else, this family misses their dog and is in pain over it. To the boys who took this dog, please do the right thing and return him. If you don’t have the heart to admit you did wrong, do what you have to do to make it right for this family and dog. PLEASE. People will think better of you for turning a wrong into a right!
Frisco, TX. Near Stonebriar Mall area.
Oh boy.. this little Italian Greyhound has had a rough start in his life. Casey’s been in rescue care since 2010, addressing health issue after health issue. One final health issue is left to address- the removal of one of his lungs. Once that’s complete, he will be ready for adoption so that he can spend the rest of his life surrounded by love. But in order for his happily ever after to come true, he needs our financial support to pay for the surgery. Can you please help?
My friend, Vincent, is also an Italian Greyhound and he’s a dear friend of Casey’s. Vincent is pulling out all stops to help raise money for Casey’s surgery. If you are lucky enough to know Vincent, then you know he has a heart of gold and genuinely cares for the well-being of others. Read about Casey’s history below- taken from Vincent’s blog, Vincent Rocket:
“Hi evfurrybody dis iz Vincent Rocket askin you all to help Casey, i came across Casey when i gots in contact wif IGCA to see if i could help dem in any way and dey told me abouts Casey. please read hims story and help him gets betta so him can find hims foreva home. thank you :’)Casey came in March of 2010 into foster care. him was 3 years old. sweet lil Casey had been tied to a table leg for 16+ hours a day wif a wire cable. one day him got tangled up in da wire and almost got hims penis cut off. dis is da reason him ended up in da rescue. hims family could not afford hims vet care. da rescue worked to heal casy from march till da end of June.
dey thought dey had him healed but sadly it was not to be. da vet feels him had metal shavings down in da skin and causin da area to reinfect. so end da of June 2010 casey had hims penis removed and hims “plumbing” rerouted to da back and a stoma made so him could pee normally.
Casey was all healed by mid august when dey noticed him didn’t seem like himself. it was hot out beings August but him just wanted to lay in da corner of da couch. him used to love to play ball,run and wrestle wif da other igs in da home. him had lost interest in all of dis. him just wanted to lay and sleep. dey couldn’t even get hims interested in going for car rides or meet and greets at petstores. dey took him to da vet on a Monday and him appeared to be ok but dey insisted dat dey do bloodwork.
on dat Wednesday da bloodwork came back and Casey was diagnosed wif hemolytic anemia. dey immediately started him on high doses of prednisone. dey started seeing da old Casey again! every day dey were havin episodes of da zoomies through da house. dey were sooo excited for him. da summer of 2011 was a great summer. dey were still weaning him off of da prednisone and figured about September he would be ready to find dat foreva home. but not to be.
him started coughin and hims breathin sounded asthmatic. him was back to bein very tired and not wantin to play or do anythin but sleep. dey got him into da vet right away and da vet took chest xrays and found out hims right lung had collapsed. his left lung showed infection in it so dey put him back on antibiotics.
him got better and sounded better and was starting to get hims energy back. by October him was doin good and dey thought ok hims is fine now, den he had a relapse at da end of October. hims vet sent him to a respiratory specialist in November who wanted to perform a very expensive test called a bronchoscopy. Even doe it cost 1700.00 da rescue agreed he needed to have it done. so dey did dat in December.
It turns out dat him has a bacteria called mycoplasma and pasteurella. dey started him on two different antibiotics. since December Casey has been on antibiotics and back to the specialist once every 30 days for chest xrays and another 30 day round of antibiotics. dey were able to stop one antibiotic in March but dey have had to continue wif da second one. dey did stop da second antibiotic for 4 days and Casey started goin downhill again so dey restarted it again.
Casey has shown great improvements since bein on da antibiotics and him is more like hims old self. very playful. him goes to some of da meet and greets and him now can be active for an hour and sometimes two before him has to take a nap. him so enjoys life. him looks forward to every day. him loves peoples. but sadly at da last appt wif da specialist da specialist had conferenced wif two to other vets at da clinic and dey feel Casey will never get over da infection in hims lungs unless da source of the infection is removed. dis beings da collapsed lung. it will never reinflate and dey feel it is a field of bacteria causing him to constantly have an active infection and eventually damage da left lung. da left lung does have some minor scar tissue right now.
so to give Casey hims life back dey need to remove dat right lung. dis is a very expensive surgery. i iz told upwards of $2500.00.
God willin dis will be da last health crisis dis sweet iggy boy will have to endure.
Casey has been a very medically expensive little iggy. to date da rescue has paid out over $6400.00 in medical expenses for him.
but you know wot??!!
him is worth every penny of it!!
PLEASE find it in your heart to help dis little guy, so him can get well and find hims foreva home”IGCA RescueDonations will go to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund. The fund has already paid for $6,400 of Casey’s medical bills and we anticipate an additional $2,500 expenditure to get him in good health so that he can be available for addoption. The IG Rescue Fund pays for the medical bills of dogs in rescue. Any funds raised over the goal amount of $8,900 will also go to the IG Rescue Fund to benefit the dogs in rescue. IGCA Rescue is a 501c3 charity. We secure discounted services with our veterinarians so your hard earned dollars go further than dollar for dollar. If only 1,780 people donate $5.00 each, we will read our goal so EVERY TINY DONATION HELPS! Even $1.00 🙂 Please read Casey’s bio and consider a donation.To learn more about IGCA Rescue nationally go to http://www.italiangreyhound.org/ and click on the rescue tab for more information.To learn more about IGCA Rescue Florida please go to http://www.floridaigrescue.com/THANK YOU FOR HELPING SWEET CASEY!!!!!
Friends and dog lovers,
This is Stitch, a male French Bulldogwho is living the great life with a great family.
But he hasn’t always been so lucky. And on June 7, 2012, A California judge will decide if Stitch will remain in a loving and safe home or if he will be returned to a life of neglect and mistreatment.
Bottom line: they need us. Stitch and his family need us to stand up for them and this is how we can do it:
- Reach out to everyone we know in all of our networks and ask them to sign the petition, Don’t Let the Courts Take Stitch Away From His Family!
- Ask the people in our networks to SHARE the petition with the people in THEIR networks!
- Contact our friends in the media and ask them to do a story on Stitch.
- Ask our friends in and around the Los Angeles, California area to show up on June 7th and help them fight for Stitch outside the courthouse.
Here’s the story on Stitch from his human Mom:
“Three years ago, we adopted a sweet little dog named Stitch. The woman who owned him told us his sad story. Stitch had been passed around to several people in his first year of life – a group of young kids who were part of the Hollywood club scene. The woman’s teenage daughter had ended up with Stitch, but the girl was wild and out of control, partying, disappearing for weeks at a time with her adult boyfriend.
Stitch had been locked in the teen’s room for days without sunshine or exercise, having to relieve himself on the carpet. The daughter had taken him to a wild party where he had become so distressed that he jumped through a pane glass window to escape. And eventually, in their care, the dog ended up abandoned in the middle of a highway 10 hours away in Nevada City. With a cigarette burn on his neck.
We wanted to give Stitch a stable, happy home. We adopted him, microchipped and licensed him and got his necessary shots. And then we fell completely in love with him.
Soon after, the teenage daughter’s adult boyfriend began calling our home, harassing us, telling us the dog was his and to return Stitch to him. He even filed a police report against us for theft. After much drama – too much to recount here, the boyfriend sued us last year for more than $25,000, accusing us of theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress on HIM.
Although this man has no legal documentation or paperwork of any kind linking him to Stitch, and we have all the legal paperwork and proof, we’ve still had to defend ourselves in court. For the past two years we have been fighting this with our attorney, specialist in animal rights, Jill Ryther. It has drained our finances, and maxed out our credit.
In June of last year, the unthinkable happened. WE LOST THE TRIAL. THE JUDGE RULED BASED ON LOST PROPERTY STATUTE, equating Stitch to a bicycle. It doesn’t matter if an owner neglects or abandons an animal. It states that no matter how the owner treated the “property”, it has to be returned to the original owner. OUR STITCH IS NOT A BICYCLE! For the full story click HERE.
WE IMMEDIATELY APPEALED. We also filed a petition for Stitch to stay with us during the appeals process.
In November of last year, after a six month court battle, we were given the right to keep Stitch in our custody temporarily during the appeals process. Here’s the story. While we are in the third year of this fight, Stitch is a happy, healthy little guy who hikes daily, goes with us to tee ball games and is adored by all the neighborhood kids.
On June 7th, 2012 the appeals judge will decide whether Stitch says with us, or goes back to the guy who lost him FIVE TIMES, the guy who waited days before even looking for Stitch because he “figured he’d turn up: (his words in court). Of the original group of kids who once owned Stitch, two have been in rehab, and one died of a drug overdose.
All we want is for Stitch to have a safe life where he is loved and cared for. We know he belongs with us.
Our appeals hearing is set for JUNE 7th,2012 1:00pm, in downtown Los Angeles appeals court. This is our opportunity to show the courts that we are invested in OVERTURNING this law which considers our pets nothing more than property- like a bicycle or a stereo, with no regard for safety and wellbeing. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in all your animal communities. If tons of people show up to this hearing, and we get media attention, the court will see that this is a matter of public concern. HELP US SAVE OUR STITCH– and in return, the law may save your pets one day.
Please pray and think good thoughts for us!
THANK YOU!Troy and Hollye”
If this story doesn’t make you livid then you are dead inside! Stitch and his family don’t stand a chance without our help. So I BEG each of you to PLEASE TAKE ACTION! Please do each of the above 4 steps NOW!
In order to pay off the debt that the family has accumulated from spending thousands of dollars on legal bills, Stitch and his family are selling pretty much everything they can. If you are able to make a contribution to help them, please do so here. 100% of your purchase will go towards Stitch’s legal fund. If you’d like to simply make a donation without a purchase, I know they would be thrilled! You can donate here.
Thank you in advance for taking a stand for Stitch!!! -Juli
Grove City, Ohio
If this is your cat, please get in touch with Paloma Jane Undertooth on Facebook! She had 5 kitties and they are all being cared for by a loving family but this little girl belongs to someone who has to be missing her!
YOU might know the story of Eva, the English Bulldog, and her owner, Adam, who both survived a 16 car accident in Erick, OK on March 31st. But does your network know about them? We really need your help to get the word out! Eva is STILL missing! PLEASE stop by Eva’s Facebook page and see how you can help! Then share that page with your Facebook friends and share this blog post with everyone you know!