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2014 COLLIE/SHELTIE STATS
Rescues:
41
Adoptions:
29

 

 

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We rescue every purebred collie in our area needing help, no matter how old or how sick. All donations to Southwest Collie Rescue are tax-deductible under Sect. 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

SWCR TAKES IN 11 COLLIES SEIZED FROM A HOARDER IN TOMBALL TX

Meet Chance, one of our newest collies. He was described to us as a 6- to 8-month-old puppy. But our vet says he’s more like 1 to 1½ years old. His growth was badly stunted because he never had enough to eat. Chance is weak, emaciated and partly blind. His eyes are gummy, his skin ravaged by demodectic mange. He’s also a wonderfully sweet boy.

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Chance is one of 11 collies we took in a week ago from Tomball, TX — part of a group of 139 collies rescued by Houston Collie Rescue from a hoarder. (If this sounds familiar, it’s because seven years ago, 51 collies were rescued on the same property from the same hoarder. SWCR helped with those collies, too.)

Chance and our other 10 collies now are on their way to experienced foster homes. They desperately need care, as you might expect of dogs who’ve been starved and kept in filthy, diseased conditions. A few have infected eyes and partial blindness. Two have mange, one has hookworms and whipworms, another has heartworms, another a serious heart murmur. All will need to be spayed or neutered. We’re bracing for huge vet bills.

And yet despite their suffering, each one of these collies is eager to love and be loved by humans.

In the coming weeks we’ll be telling you more about the Tomball 11. Some will be available for adoption; others are spoken for or will be adopted by their foster parents. But first they need to recover from their nightmare, and begin to heal.

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Eva, 1 year old, is mostly blind. She loves to play.   

 

lady

Lady, age 4 to 5, is very thin and had given birth to a litter of puppies not long before she was rescued.

livvy

Livvy, 4 to 6 months old and hopelessly cute, has some mange, mostly on her head. 

 

loouie

Louie, 2 to 3 years old, was so matted he had to be shaved. He has conjunctivitis and his ears need cleaning.

 

luna

Luna, age 4 to 5, is terribly thin and one of her eyes is infected. She does not have heartworms, as we had been told, but she does have a serious heart murmur.

Prince

Prince, age 2, has heartworms and will need extensive treatment.

 

rhett

Rhett , at 52 pounds, is our biggest boy — and still too thin. He’s between 4 and 6 years old.

sampson

Sampson, 2 to 3 years old, is a big, beautiful, rambunctious boy.

shadow

Shadow, 3 to 5 years old, is a bit timid but warms up quickly.

   

zorro

Zorro, 1 to 2 years old, has hookworms and whipworms and is shy.

   

FIRST EVER SWCR EBAY AUCTION CONTINUES

Please come shop with us at http://www.ebay.com/sch/southwestcollierescue/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from = . We have great items, so why not start your holiday shopping early and help our collies too! All items have been donated to help SWCR raise money for our collies and shelties. Shipping is free to the buyer. All revenues from the auction will be paid directly to SWCR through the SWCR PayPal account. Our eBay sale has already raised $800 + for our collies and we would like to do even better than that. The Tomball collies need your help!

JUST ARRIVED!!!

These collies or shelties have just arrived in SWCR. Each will be vetted and fostered until SWCR knows enough about them to write a bio. That process can take a few weeks. Then they will move to the Collies Needing Homes page. So click on this link to see if the collie you last saw on this page is now ready for adoption.
   
 
   
   
 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHWEST COLLIE RESCUE, CONTACT arlenestarkey@q.com

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