Rescue Participation 2018

February:

This horse was in a kill pen in PA and was going to be shipped to slaughter in a few hours. We got the horse placed in sanctuary.

Three pigs, Daisy Mae, Pebbles, and Ralphy, needed placement by an IN animal control. They had been there for months with no adoption. We got them placed in sanctuary.

This cow, now named LuLu, was going to be taken to a slaughtering plant by her farmer due to her suffering from mastitis and being deemed as useless for breeding. We helped to get LuLu placed, and another rescuer got her released from the farmer and transported.

These lobsters were used in a commercial-type purpose in Arizona, and the person working with them wanted to get them to safety afterwards. While one lobster succumbed while still in Arizona, perhaps to the stress of the situations they were put in, the other lobster was sent to sanctuary and should be arriving shortly. Once settled, the lobster will be evaluated to determine if further transport and release into the ocean is possible for both the lobster and the ecological balance of the ocean.

Hamilton’s family found him too big for them to handle. Hamilton’s situation is being worked on. The first order of business was to ask his family to take him off of the ‘free’ section of the classified ad site he was on – so potentially dangerous for the outcome of animals advertised for ‘free’. He not only needs a new home, but a responsible, humane weight loss program.

Ellie Mae needed re-homing due to zoning issues. She is going into a foster care home while we work on her situation further.

Our caregiver in KY has informed us that she is ill and all her animals must be re-homed. These animals are comprised of 2 pot belly pigs, 1 male duck, 4 female ducks, 1 rooster, 4 hens, 2 rabbits, and 1 cat.

January:

 

In memory of Gus

Gus was a pig who we were asked to help place, due to upcoming surgeries in the family. Gus was an indoor pig and loved dearly by his family so they were in no hurry to have him placed. Gus was being given care with the help of a family member. Shortly thereafter, we were notified that Gus had contracted an intestinal issue, was under the care of his veterinarian and was on an antibiotic, but had suddenly passed away from pneumonia. Though we never got to actually know Gus, he touched a lot of hearts by his photo alone.

Rest in peace, Gus. You will always be loved.

 

 

 

These two pigs, Buppy and Chip (now known as Gus and Gabriel), were found as strays by an animal control, who contacted us to help them. They are now placed in a sanctuary.

 

 

Alfred was living with people who didn’t want him any longer. A concerned friend reached out to us, and we got Alfred placed in a sanctuary. He is now known as Maverick.

 

 

Bacon, now known as Mason, was living in a home where he was being attacked by the family dogs. His people reached out to find him a placement, and we got Bacon placed in a sanctuary.

 

 

Walter was in a home unsuitable for him. His people reached out to find him a placement, and we got Walter placed in a sanctuary.

 

 

Two dwarf rabbits were being advertised on a classified advertising website. We were alerted to their plight, and got them placed in a sanctuary.

 

 

We were alerted to a Canada goose who had landed in the field of a school, obviously injured. We went to check on him, and assisted by calling possible sites to bring him to. Fortunately, a trained wildlife rehabber showed up and was able to contain the goose and bring him to a wildlife center.

The goose was determined to have numerous injuries that couldn’t be rehabbed. One wing was broken and almost totally detached from his body, and there was also a previous eye injury that didn’t heal and was crusted over – the goose couldn’t see out of that eye at all. He was humanely euthanized as it was determined that he was greatly suffering as well. At least he made his way to rehabbers and was prevented from more suffering, including being killed by a predator, freezing, or starving due to his being incapacitated.

 

 

These domestic rabbits were dumped in the countryside in Illinois in frigid December weather by someone who had agreed to take care of them. Three of the ten rabbits dumped were found. Our rescue network was contacted to help. Thanks to the help of a sanctuary and an individual volunteer, we got them into initial foster care, transported to a second foster care, and then placement at yet another sanctuary. The remaining seven rabbits weren’t able to be found, and are now presumed to be deceased.