Neediest 2023

We try to limit our fundraising to a few times a year but neediest cases appear 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 on these pages: 2022202120202019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.  The dogs needing help never end and we will never stop helping them! You can help our neediest by:

Many of our neediest cases are in boarding or temporary homes and need the care of a loving foster or adopter. If you have a question, please contact us.

Jerry 2/25/23
Out of time

Jerry came to us in February from a Tennessee shelter limping and out of time. “My Animal Control Officer picked up a Great Pyrenees who was immediately taken to the vet. He is 4-5 years old, intact, positive for Lyme disease, very malnourished and 30 weighing pounds less than average. We are over 115% capacity and cannot take in any more dogs. Please help!! If you can take him, I have someone willing to sponsor his neuter! I can transport him to you. If not, vet will euthanize today.”

If only it was just a neuter. Jerry was passing blood and severely underweight so we said not to neuter him. And then there was his “limp”, which we learned will cost close to $6k to fix.

Update: Jerry had surgery to repair his fractured tibia (shinbone) April 12. Member donations during our 2023 Spring Membership Campaign got Jerry the surgery he needed. He has started PT and the prognosis for him walking normally is excellent. He will be available for adoption in few weeks. If you’re interested in learning more about this brave boy, please contact us.

Henry 2/15/23
Injured and Abandoned

Poor Henry. At only two he was found wandering in a local subdivision sleeping in someone’s carport. We learned his family moved the week before and left him. He has an injured rear leg (probably HBC-Hit By Car) and is moving slowly. He shows evidence of long-term neglect—his dew claws were curled around so badly they were growing back into his pads. We are getting him the help he needs, including sending his x-rays to an orthopedist to evaluate.

Ginny 1/13/23
Rough Condition

Ginny came to us from Talledega, AL Animal Control. She is five and they said she has been running loose for years, unable to be caught and having frequent litters of pups. Ginny is heart worm positive and the skin on her neck is rotted out under the collar. She finally hauled up in a barn where a lady was feeding her and subsequently was caught and relinquished to Animal Control. Ginny has been spayed and placed with an NGPR foster but her feral habits are proving a challenge to manage. She requires Apoquel and receives medicated baths twice a week to mange her skin condition.

Chester 1/6/23
Broken Pelvis

Chester was one of the first dogs to come into rescue this year and our first HBC (Hit By Car). The lady that hit him was kind enough to stop and take him to local vet clinic. X-rays were done which showed a fractured pelvis.

He was put on pain meds and moved from the clinic (left) to a kenneling situation. Unfortunately, there’s not much to do for a fractured pelvis. Crate rest and confinement until he has been healed, have been prescribed.

Unfortunately, pelvic fractures comprise a large percentage of of all fractures seen by small animal practitioners. They are nearly always the result of major trauma, such as automobile accidents. The major muscle groups around the pelvis provide significant inherent stability to most fractures, which frequently eliminates the need for surgical repair.

Chester will spend a longer time than most dogs in rescue as his neutering and adoption will be delayed by his healing.