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2014 COLLIE/SHELTIE STATS
Rescues:
42
Adoptions:
31

 

 

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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. He is on Medical Hold.

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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. Chance has a Foster to Adopt home waiting for him to be stable enough to move.

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Eva, 1 year old, is mostly blind. She loves to play. Eva is in a Foster to Adopt home in Phoenix AZ She will be adopted when her vetting has been completed.  

 

lady

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

Now renamed Cassidy by her foster mom, she will be adopted in NM when she has been spayed.

livvy

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

Livvy is in a FTA home in Alamogorgo, and awaits a spay and further vetting.

 

loouie

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

We are working on his medical problems, but his FTA home in AZ will most likely adopt him.

 

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. She will need heart medication and annual visits with her cardiologist for the rest of her life.

But, she will be adopted soon in Rio Rancho NM where she will get the lifetime care that she needs.

Prince

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

Prince is now in his FTA home being treated for his heartworm. He still needs to be neutered, but he is most likely already in his final home in Amarillo TX.

 

rhett

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

Rhett will probably be FTA to NV.

 

sampson

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

Renamed Tucker by his foster family, he is probably already home.

shadow

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

Now renamed Ronnie by his foster family, he is happily situated in Roswell NM

   

zorro

Zorro, 1 to 2 years old, is being treated for hook and whipworms and is shy.He has been neutered and has been moved to a foster home where he will learn some social graces.

His future adopter in CA is just waiting for everything to be completed.

   

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.
   

 

TOBY – A SHELTIE

Sex: M
Color: S/W
Variety: N/A
Age: 4
Rescued: Amarillo TX
Fostered: Rio Rancho NM
Coordinator: Arlene Starkey at arlenestarkey@q.com

Toby is likely to be adopted by his foster family, and may not be available for general adoption.

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SHASTA

Sex: F
Color: White with S/W markings
Variety: Rough
Age: 5
Rescued: El Paso TX
Fostered: Alamogordo NM
Coordinator: Kathy Wallis at katwallis1@msn.com

Shasta has just undergone serious surgery for a severe cancerous mammary tumor and a second tumor. She is doing well, but has a long way to go to heal. She needs to be spayed as well.

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

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