In addition to housing Pyrs who are making an adjustment to rescue from owners and area shelters, this fall the Springfield, OH kennel served as a point of arrival for twelve Hurricane Harvey refugee dogs.
The dogs arrived in September and we're happy to say most have moved on to adopters and fosters. Bernard, Trigger, Rowdy, Daisy, Dolly and Rocks from Louisiana have been adopted. One of the Texas dogs, Bluebell, has an adoption in Canada pending and Tex and Nudge have moved to foster homes in Pennsylvania and New York. Gwendolyn, Emilie and Schotzy are still at the kennel and will be available for foster or adoption soon. Other dogs at the Springfield kennel who are ready for foster or furever homes are Sugar Bear, Charlie, Samson and Izzy. Click on our Adoptable Dogs link to learn more about them.
We helped another dog in September, Wally, who is still in Texas on medical hold. Wally was carried out from the Fort Worth shelter on September 21 with a fractured pelvis. He had been in the Fort Worth shelter for two weeks. Everyone feared the worst; he was HBC (Hit By Car) and it was possible that he might never walk again. Euthanasia was advised by one vet but others were more hopeful. Pauline, the caring volunteer who pulled him from the shelter, drove him to Texas A&M. After doing a CT scan, it was determined that the injury was too close to his sciatic nerve to operate safely. He was checked in there on Friday and much to everyone's amazement, walked out of there on his own four legs the following Wednesday. He found a wonderful foster, Howard, not far from Texas A&M where he continues to thrive and make progress. With the help of a generous sponsor, NGPR has spent $3,500 on Wally's care to date.
As always, fosters are needed for dogs being moved around the country. If you are located to the right (East) of the black line, please complete the volunteer/foster application here. If you are to the left of the black line (West) click here for the adoption/fostering application.