Oct 31, 2010
I had a terrible morning. I don't want to upset you but I need to tell people what I saw at the beach today.
I went to see Peggy's puppies because last night was raining. She have moved them to another location and seemed to be ok but i found yet another puppy--a 7th puppy, a female. She was alone, hungry and all wet. She was near the dirt road. When I picked her up--it was terrible! She was alive but have worms coming out of her back. I used water and Frontline (the only thing I had at the moment) to take away as many worms as possible, but more kept coming out. I decided to leave her with her mom while I get back home and to get a bucket of water, shampoo and a towel. I came back and bathed her. While bathing her i found a small wound in her tigh--that's where all the worms were coming from and the puppy had clusters of hundred of eggs around her back. The puppy had worms in her eyes too!!! I desinfected the tigh wound and filled it with antibiotic. I used another antibiotic for her eyes and gave her some NutriCal. I didn't know what else to do--vet clinics are closed on Sundays in this area. I put her back with the others hoping Peggy doesn't abandon her. They are only 21 days old and this puppy was slightly smaller than the others--they need their mother.
Posted by Sandra at 2:26 PM
Oct 30, 2010
Chelsea and Kelsey plus the 2 new male puppies--Davey and Jack are currently at my house. They were already vaccinated and they are in good health.
Four of Betsy's puppies were recovered from the bushes and they are currently at the vet waiting to be transported to their foster home. There are 2 boys and 2 girls (first 2 pictures).
I finally found Peggy's puppies (20 days old). There are 6 beautiful babies (last 2 pics). They are still at the beach and looking for sponsors.
Posted by Sandra at 4:05 PM
Oct 16, 2010
There are 2 puppies. They are the same age and size as Chelsea and Kelsey, but they are male. It seems that they had mange at some point, but their hair is growing back.
One of Betsy's puppies died during the week, so there are 5 now. I think it was the same that I found last saturday tangled with the grass--he seemed week the last time I saw him. They are in a place almost unreachable--you have to crawl under a fence then walk a little and they are under some kind of bushes that are all tangled and full of thorns. Sometimes I can see them, sometimes it's imposible, depending where they are.
Posted by Sandra at 2:10 PM
Oct 13, 2010
I WAS FEEDING THE DOGS LAST MONDAY WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE AND NOTICED THE DOGS SMELLING THE BUSHES OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THEY SEEMED TO BE AFRAID OF SOMETHING THERE BUT KEPT SMELLING. THERE WERE A BOX THERE--A WET BOX, BECAUSE IT WAS RAINING FOR MOST OF THE DAY. THERE I FOUND 4 SMALL KITTENS--LESS THAN 3 WEEKS OLD, I THINK. ONE BOY AND 3 GIRLS. THEY NEED TO BE HANDFED. I KEPT THEM FOR THE NIGHT BUT I CAN'T FEED THEM WHILE I'M WORKING, SO I TOOK THEM TO CAROL JANUS' HOUSE. SHE'S GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IF SOMEONE CAN HELP HER IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING HELP WITH ADOPTION, PLEASE DO.
Posted by Sandra at 11:19 AM
Oct 9, 2010
Chelsea and Kelsey are very healthy and they just got their vaccinations.
I found Betsy's puppies today. There are at least 5 of them. I found them because one of them was crying desperately, in a way that was not normal. She was alone and away from the others because one of her paws was tangled with the grass and couldn't move. Her paw was swollen and she had an eye infection. I think she has was not eating well either. They should be around 3 weeks old but looked younger. Betsy is very skinny and she may not be feeding them well enough.
Posted by Sandra at 2:51 PM