Neediest Cases 2019

Welcome to a new year in rescue.  It didn't take long to see our first neediest case.   We try to limit our fundraising to a few times a year but neediest cases come in all the time.  Frequently we are the "rescue of last resort" who will help a dog that other groups have passed by. NGPR is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and your tax-deductible donation helps save our neediest cases who can also be found here, here, here and here.  The dogs needing help never end and we will never stop helping them!

Many of the neediest cases below are in temporary homes. Please consider helping a neediest case by fostering or adopting one. If you have a question, please contact us.

Findley (2/6/19)
A Long Road From A Chain

It’s taken over 1-1/2 years, but Findley’s long, painful journey from a chained and malnourished 12-week-old puppy with congenital orthopedic issues is now in the first part of a happy ending. Rescued from being chained outside on a trailer landing in Tennessee as a baby, she came to rescue with a history of urinary tract infections, so had surgery for a recessed vulva at six months, along with a canine tooth extraction since she probably was eating what little she was fed off the ground. While observers noted her wobbly hind legs, her condition initially was dismissed as her “conformation” and malnutrition, then misdiagnosed by vets. She was adopted and then returned to rescue for not getting along with their other dog, which may have been due to her painful condition, torn cruciate ligaments on both hind legs that were so severe she couldn’t even really squat to pee.

A wonderful foster volunteered to take her through her long steps to recovery in Ohio, where she was evaluated by orthopedic specialists who finally zeroed in on the source of her pain. She had her first surgery on January 24th, and her foster is thrilled with her recovery: “Finn is doing great! She must feel better than before the surgery—she’s been so happy and goofy. I have to slow her down on the walks. She’s even squatting to pee now—something she had difficulty doing before. Can’t wait to see her in a few more weeks!”

Findley will have surgery on her other leg as soon as the surgeon gives the okay. The cost of her surgeries and orthopedic consultations will total around $8,000. With the help of great fosters  and generous donors, we can help dogs like Findley get back on their feet to a pain-free life.

  Kurry (1/26/19)
  Life On the Edge



Poor Kurry is new to rescue. This poor girl is one of the saddest dogs we have been asked to help in a while. She is a stray found in Oxford, Mississippi. Since the shelter there closed down, a single small rescue in the area is trying to help the multitude of dogs who would have been saved by the now defunct Humane Society. Since she didn't have a lot of options, NGPR stepped up to help her.

Kurry is completely emaciated and has a large tumor on her leg which was aspirated today. She will likely need surgery but at five years old, she is in such poor shape she is not even well enough for that. Thankfully we have a foster who will care for her and help nurse her back to health.  Please send good thoughts prayers and wishes to Kurry in Mississippi.




Randy (1/16/19)

Update 1/18: Randy has had his surgery and is recuperating at a foster home in Kentucky.  We have raised about $2,000 to pay his for his medical costs which total $2,800 to date.

Randy is our first HBC (Hit By Car) of 2019.  He's the one who unfortunately didn't get away. He was hit by a car in Kentucky and badly injured. We got the call about him about 10 pm Tuesday night. His owners surrendered him to the vet's office as they could not afford the surgery to fix him. He has a displaced humeral fracture on his front left leg. The last Pyr we had needing this surgery cost $3,800 to fix. We are getting Randy in for a surgical consult now.

Randy has been described as friendly, calm and stoic even though he is in a lot if pain. Sadly, we can't believe how many Pyrs we have seen hit and killed or very badly injured lately. Or, how people can still question the need to keep these dogs in securely fenced yards. 


  Moose (1/9/19)
  Close Call


NGPR gets the call to help injured Pyrenees who are found every week. Moose in Tennessee (left) is one of the lucky ones.  After a close encounter with barbed wire he has been to the vet, stitched up and resting in his new foster home.

Sadly this week there was another boy in Tennessee who was hit and killed in Greene county.  Our volunteer Celeste picked him up and is giving him a proper burial at her home. What some people do not know about pyrs is they are tremendous escape artists and need secure fencing or they will wander.



Maggie (1/5/19)
Dinner Is Served!

Poor girl weighs just 40 pounds and she is a 2 or 3 year old adult Great Pyrenees rescued in Georiga. She is loaded with every kind of parasite imaginable likely has mange and she was starving to death and matted to the skin. She is the sweetest girl and whatever crappy owner she had belongs in jail. We see so many people selling puppies daily on Facebook livestock pages and Pyrenees Puppies for Sale pages. We wish people had some idea where these guys are really ending up... it absolutely breaks your heart.


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