God bless the person who takes in a stray, abused, sick or unwanted animal.
BROWNIE'S SURGERY (ADOPTED 10/07)
Brownie came from Murray County Animal Shelter in Gerogia ( dog pound ) a few weeks ago. He was a stray
that got hit by a car and shattered his hip. The dog pound workers and volunteers fell in love with him and collected
donations so Brownie could have the surgery he needed. The problem was he could not stay at the dog pound once surgery
was over. We took him into rescue and now he needs to have the pins removed. He is scheduled for surgery this
Friday October 12, 2007. He is a 12 pound ONE year old Chihuahua mix. Most loving and wonderful little dog.
Please donate to help us cover the expense of his surgery which is est. to be $500.00. He will also be neutered at the
|Brownie is still in recovery room in this photo
|he has an endotreacheal tube in place. You can see where he had the pin removed on the right hip.
BORN ON DOG POUND FLOOR
ALL PUPPIES AND MOM HAVE BEEN ADOPTED!!!!!!!!
We knew the babies were going to be born soon and they were! These photos below are taken as she was
brought to the dog pound in Southern Ohio the day before yesterday. 7-7-07
|Mama is a Bassett looking Dauchaund
|We have to wait and see what the heck the dad was!
Mama dog forced to have her babies on a cement floor in a dog pound! July 9, 2007
|The Mom and pups are safe tonight!
|Born on a dog pound floor during the night. Transported to safety when they were only hours old!
These babies will be up for adoption in 6 weeks! The mom is a
Dauchaund mix. with Bassitt Hound legs! I am guessing their color will change as they are not
all black. They have tan legs as far as we can see. Keep in mind they are only one day old.
COAL: PUP FOUND WITH FRACTURED LEG IN MILL HOLLOW PARK
|COAL IS A YOUNG BLACK LAB PUP FOUND WITH IN A PARK
|HE HAS A FRACTURED LEG AND IS NOW LEARNING TO WALK WITH A CAST ON HIS LEG.
Coal is a 16 week old PB Black Lab Pup. He was found in the middle of the Metro Park
System in Vermilion OH ( Mill Hollow ) with a fractured rear leg. The park ranger knew he needed medical care and contacted
us in the middle of the night. He was taken to the vet and based on his x-ray findings of a FRACTURED LEG we think he was
thrown from a moving vehicle. The diagnosis is FRACTURED LEFT LEG - BLUNT FROCE TRAUMA. Little puppies are some what flexible
and it would take a great trauma to cause this type of fracture. The vet put him to sleep and reduced the fracture and applied
a long leg cast. X-rays were repeated to make sure everything was in place. He is on pain medication and we are assisting
him with walking
HE IS A PLAYFUL - FUN LOVING - PUP WHO STILL HAS PUPPY BREATH!
The area of the park where
Coal was found is isolated and at the bottom of a cliff with a river going through it. This little guy did NOT walk away from
someone's home and end up in the bottom of Mill Hollow.
He was dumped - discarded - and thrown away to fend for himself
in the winter ending up with a fractured leg. What is wrong with people?
UPDATE 4-11-07 COAL HAS BEEN ADOPTED CAST AND ALL! THE DONATIONS WE RECEIVED
ASSISTED IN PAYING SOME HIS MEDICAL BILLS. THANK YOU
PATTY O'TOOL = ADOPTED
Patty is Pit Bull mix. that was abandoned in a rural area near Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary.
When a local police officer found her and brought her to safety. I was told she is the 6th. Pit to be found in the same
area within the last 2 years. She has recently had babies and looks like she has had many litters in her short life.
Patty is a good dog and really acts better then some of the dogs we have had here for months! BAD
NEWS: Patty was taken to the vet for her rabies vaccination and heart worm check. She is Heart Wrom positive.
She also has the last part of her tail "degloved". The hair and skin is missing as if you were to "take off a glove".
The vet said upon examination she would need to have that part of her tail removed. This is an old injury and the bone
is exposed. Who knows what suffering this poor dog has endured. Litter after litter of babies then dumped in the
fields. Through all this Patty is kind and trusting of humans.
We were told the dead part of her tail could be removed during her spay. This can not be done until
her heart worm treatment is complete.
Patty is the third heart worm positive dog we have received in the past few weeks. Each
dog that is HW + has other complications and medical needs in addition to being HW +.
UPDATE: MAY 4, 2007 PATTY is at the vet tonight where she was spayed.
GOOD NEWS : PATTY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND WILL BE GOING TO HER FOREVER HOME RIGHT FROM
|Patty always has a smile on her face!
|She loves to walk on a leash and ride in the care. She will make someone a very great pet.
This one year old black Lab was living in a farmer's field south of Toledo,Ohio. When she was taken
into the local dog pound they found she had been living on soy beans from the field where she was living. When she went
to the bath room it was all soy beans! Kelly is very thin and under weight. She has a large open wound on her
front right leg. This wound over time has caused the joint to become very swollen and it continues to bleed.
She has an open wound on her tail that needs medical attention also. Kelly is going to the vet 3-12-07 for an
evaluation. She came into rescue today 3-11-07.
UPDATE: KELLY IS HEART WORM POSITIVE! SHE IS GOING TO RECEIVE TREATMENT
IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
|THE WOUND IS LOCATED ON THE RIGHT FRONT LEG.
|THE JOINT IS VERY SWOLLEN AS YOU CAN SEE BOTH LEGS IN THIS PHOTO.
|THIS WOUND IS OLD AND CONTINUES TO BLEED.
|KELLY WILL BE GOING TOTHE VET FOR AN EVALUATION 3-12-07 THE OPEN AREA SEEMS TO BE DOWN TO THE BONE
SAMMY & JAKE
THE 2 DOGS BELOW WERE REUNITED WITH THEIR DAD AND ARE NOW DOING GREAT!
I was contacted by the local police department and was given only minimal information. I was
informed some man was taken to the hospital and he left notes in various places all around his home that said he wanted
his animals to go to : Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary. I was told he had my web site information from
a computer stuck to his kitchen wall with several yellow post it notes all over. He wrote detailed information on the
names, ages, care instructions for each animal. The police were at his home while people were cleaning it out and
placing everything that he owned in the world at the curb. People on the street sorted through his things and carried
away his personal property that was left for trash pick up. When I went into the home the local authorities told
me he was taken to the hospital alive and that "they" had gotten to him while he was still alive. I do not know the
story but I speculate it is some kind of attempted suicide, I do not know if he is dead or alive at this point.
I got to his home and found 2 senior small dogs in a closet. They were placed in the closet so they would
not escape out the door while the police were going in and out of the home. The cat was locked up in a hall
The police gave me parts of the alleged suicide note pertaining only to the
animals. So I would have the information. As I opened the closet door I saw 2 small shaking and very frightened dogs
looking up at me. These poor little guys just did not understand what was going on. The smallest of the 2 Sammy
still had his little red coat on. Sammy - 13 y.o. toy Poodle
and Jake is 15 year old half blind dog.
I was told by someone at the home the dogs diet consisted of "SPAGHITTIOS". Cans of
spaghetti were found on the counter with a note attached that said " dog food ".
The dogs are not in any condition to receive vaccinations at this time.
The dogs were taken to Avon Lake Animal Clinic where they were found heart worm
negative! Blood work looked good on both dogs which will permit surgery to be done. Both need to have dental work
done. Both had infections and severely inflamed and red gums. One of the dogs we could barley see the teeth
due to the swelling and inflammation of his gums. They have been placed on various antibiotics and anti fungal medications.
Surgery is tomorrow Sept. 29,2006. We need about $500.00.
Both dogs are home tonight. They are on antibiotics and the black dog Sammy had ALL his teeth
pulled ( 17 ) and the white dog, Jake had 9 teeth pulled. They both had massive infections going on and have pain medication
now due to the extractions. The bill was not $500.00 like I thought, it is $468.75 for Sammy and $533.52 for
Jake. Oh my Gosh...GRAND TOTAL OF : $1002.27 PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING A DONATION
TO AVON LAKE ANIMAL CLINIC 124 MILLER RD. AVON LAKE, OH 44012 OR PHONE CREDIT CARD: 440-933-5297.
BOTH DOGS HAD ST. FRANCIS RELEGIOUS DOG MEDALS ATTACHED TO THE COLLAR
WITH THE RABIES TAGS.
December 2006 We still owe over $1,000.00 on these two dogs for medical services they
|This is Sammy when she was found. SKIN AND BONES COVERED WITH A FUNGUS INFECTION.
|This is Sammy today.
|3 months after medication, good food and several baths Sammy is looking good.
Sammy is a female Cocker mix that came into rescue a few weeks ago. She was found in someones drive way when she
walked up and collapsed from pure exhaustion, dehydration, starvation, illness abuse and neglect. I think that says
it all. This poor girl weighed just over 30 pounds! She has sparse hair and what looked like mange turned out
to be a fungus infection over her entire body. She has growths that look like large warts over her back and neck. Sammy
was in luck when the heart worm test came back negative. The vet said her dental situation looked like she "chewed rocks"
because her teeth are all broken up and cracked. She is on antibiotics and anti fungal medication at this time.
THE NEXT FEW LINES SUMS UP OUR FEELINGS : "WE FIND BEAUTY IN THE MOST INCOMPREHENSIBLE PLACES AND THE OTHERWISE
HOMELY FACES. IT IS OUR GIFT TO SEE BEYOND THE DIRT, TERROR, SADNESS AND DEFEAT AND FIND THE TRUE SOUL THAT LIES WITHIN,
WE ARE RESCUE." If you would like to donate even a small amount to help this poor girl out please send donations to
AVON LAKE ANIMAL CLINIC 124 MILLER RD. AVON LAKE, OH 44012 C/O SAMMY
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SAMMY PLEASE CONTACT
US AT 440-897-2662
SKIN INFECTION UNDER CONTROL. SAMMY IS GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO THE VET FOR HER SPAY, DENTAL, AND GROWTH REMOVAL
( SEVERAL ) ON HER BACK AND SIDES.
SAMMY IS NOW OUR HOUSE DOG - SHE IS HOUSE TRAINED AND VERY MUCH LOVES A WARM PLACE TO CURL UP AT
THE END OF THE DAY.
BORN IN AN AMISH BACK YARD PUPPY MILL THIS BABY HAS BEEN ADOPTED! SEPT. 28,2006
|ISSIE POO HAS A CLEF LIP AND WAS NOT FOUND TO BE
|ADOPTABLE AT AN AMISH AUCTION. SHE HAS A WONDERFUL HOME NOW.
GAYLORD WAS ADOPTED AND LIVING THE LIFE OF A KING! ( OR SHOULD WE SAY DUKE? )
|Gaylord is recovering and doing well
|He is only about 1 to 1 1/2 years old
|Gaylord ( aka Duke ) at his new home.
Gaylord was hit by a car and taken to a dog pound where he was left to be but to sleep. He
found his way to rescue and now has a chance at a good life with a family of his own someday.
|Left side of hip FHO done
|Right hip fracture repaired with a metal plate
URGENT! Jan. 26, 2006 Sponsors needed. This is Gaylord. He was rescued from
the Pike County Dog Pound in southern Ohio. This dog is 1 year old and was hit by a car. He was found crawling
around and taken to the dog pound to be put to sleep. A rescue person posted his story on the Internet and Gaylord found
his way to Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary after a full day of being transported from car to car and from one side of the State
to the other. He was taken to the Avon Lake Animal Clinic last night and he has a fractured right pelvis. The
has a severely dislocated left hip. The vet called last night and said he could not put the left hip bone back in the
socket. He is going to remove the head of the femur on the left side and he will need 2 months of rest to let the fractured
pelvis on th right side mend. Gaylord has been a wonderful trooper through this all. He was in the pound suffering
for days before we could get him transported. When the x-rays were taken we also found out he has been shot several
times as we see bee bees around the fractures. This poor 1 year old has been through ENOUGH! If you can sponsor
Gaylord or send a donation to help cover the vet cost please send a contribution to Avon Lake Animal Clinic
124 Miller Road Avon Lake, OH 44012. C/O Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary. The estimated cost of Gaylord's
surgery is $1,400.00. We will do what ever it takes to give this little guy a chance at a good life. He is a fighter!
Gaylord is on his way to Worthington, OH north of Columbus, OH. He is going to have a total hip replacement
tomorrow on the dislocated hip side and he will have a plate an screws placed on the right side to fix the fracture.
This poor dog was shot, hit by a car and left at a pound to die. He then traveled all over Ohio in what has to
be a lot of pain, ( catching a ride in a dog transport ) finding his way to Vermilion, OH This poor boy is only
about 1 year old and he deserves a second chance to be loved and a member of a family someday! Sponsors or donations
can still be forwarded to Avon Lake Animal Clinic for his hip replacement and surgery. Now his surgery is going to be $2,500.00
UPDATE 2-24-06 Gaylord is going GREAT. He is walking around like it never happened. THANK YOU to all
of the people that donated money to help this little guy get back on his feet!
STARVING MOM TRYING TO SAVE
HER 8 BABIES
We received an URGENT - URGENT e-mail requesting help with this family. The double use of the word
" URGENT " usually means the dog runs a risk of euthanasia because the pound is full. Owner surrender dogs are the first to die because the pound does not have to give the dog a mandatory
waiting period. The mom is a black and tan Coonhound mix. She has 8 three week old babies that look
like the dad may have been a Lab. The owner took her and her babies to the pound in southern Ohio and just left them
all! The dog pound said her name is "Olive". Olive is trying her best to feed and look after her babies
so much that it is starting to take its toll on her body. She is basically starving to death while feeding these pups.
Poor nutrition, less then optimal living conditions and no one to love her except for her babies, Olive looks very sad.
Well, hang on Olive because we agreed to take you and the kids into rescue! A rescue transport is in the works
as we speak ( thanks Anita rescue transport coordinator for central Ohio ). The mom and babies will be given much needed
medical attention and LOVE. No longer will she want for anything. The babies will be up for adoption when they
are old enough and if you would like to adopt a rescued pup and put a happy ending to this sad story - please contact Saint
Francis Animal Sanctuary. You can come out and pick your baby in advance.
|Olive and her 8 babies at the dog pound
|This is the pound photo we saw when we agreed to take her into rescue.
|8 puppies will be in rescue soon. ( POUND PHOTO)
|Please call if you would like to adopt a pup when they are old enough. Come out and pick one out now
We operate on donations and any donation is very appreciated. If you would like to make a donation
for Olive's medical care and the 8 kids please send to : Avon Lake Animal Clinic C/O Olive 124 Miller
Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012
RESCUED JUNE 10, 2006
Olive is the featured "Pet of the Week " in the Lorain Morning Journal (June 14th, 2006)
|The puppies seem to be fat and healthy
|All resting well in a safe place tonight!
|The mom is sure glad she has a soft bed tonight
|and the food here is not bad either !!
June 10, 2006 The mom and babies have arrived at Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary. The babies are cute as could
be! They are in isolation right now. The mom is in worse shape then we anticipated, her bones are sticking out
of her hips, ribs, and shoulders. She has scars and pressure sores on her back and boney areas where she looks
like she has been laying on cement. Updates to follow.
|The babies have a plastic kids pool to sleep in.
|They are so small I had little heads sticking out of the chain link in the kennel !!
UPDATE 6-30-06 OLIVE HAS GAINED 9 POUNDS IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS AND LOOKS GREAT. SHE IS GETTING
A FULL DENTAL AND SPAY TODAY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A VERY SMART DOG THAT DOES NOT BARK AND GOES OUT SIDE TO DO HER
BUSINESS CONTACT US ABOUT ADOPTION. OLIVE IS GETTING THE SECOND CHANCE SHE DESERVED IN LIFE! SHE IS A GREAT DOG.
|We got the OK from the vet today
|The vet said the pups are 5 to 6 weeks old and ready for adoption now!
| This is our isolation kennel
|The mom and babies will be kept here for now pending a vet check.
|These are real cuties
|This little girl is 2 pounds 1 ounce.