Honey and Kingston stared in Montreal's local news paper "The Gazzette" today as part of an article about the past event we participated in The 4th annual Le Repère Uni N.D.G. Pet Fest September 19th 2009.
Frank is a young American Bull dog who was going to be euthanized at just over a year old because of a congenital eye lid deformation. Frank has eyelid enthropia of the upper and lower eyelids on each eye. This means that his eyelids roll inwards and with every blink the hair on them rub against his eyes. Leaving his eye extremely irritated and even caused a massive ulcer in his left eye. This condition is extremely painful, especially the ulcer which is further irritated by being rubbed by the eyelids. Frank has lived his entire life in excruciating pain, pain most of us have never even had to endure. Frank endures this pain every day. Because of how sore his eyes are, he won't even open them up, leaving him blind. This condition can be fixed with an (expensive) surgery that corrects the deformation, plan to have done. Unfortunately he cannot get this surgery until the ulcer in his eye has healed (if it even does). The ulcer in his right eye is so bad that he may lose the eye. He also has a major infection in his right ear, which is extremely uncomfortable. On top of everything, he also had food allergies, which is also very uncomfortable for him. Food allergies in animals shows up on the skin and makes them very itchy.
Despite all of this, Frank is an amazing good nature dog who continues to enjoy life. He is loyal, affectionate and a big sweet-heart. He gets along amazingly with cats, dogs, kids, you name it. He is honestly a really great dog, it is such a shame he has had to live like this for so long.
Since being rescued Frank is now on intensive treatments: He receives antibacterial eye drops twice a day, to prevent the ulcer from becoming infected. Serum in his eye for his ulcer every 4 hours, to help the ulcer heal. Two types of pain relievers for his eyes, eye drops and oral medication. Ear treatments for the infection twice a day. He has also been switched to an expensive veterinary brand hypoallergenic diet for his allergies.
Frank will be getting his surgery as soon as possible, once we determine if we can save the eye with the ulcer or not.
*This is an inherited condition, which could have been prevented with good breeding. Unfortunately back-yard breeders produce a lot of very sad cases like this. Please if you are going to buy a pure breed (and choose not to adopt). Do not go to a pet store or back-yard breeder, go to a reputable registered breeder.
Yesterday Kingston had a big day of surgery! He was neutered, had and umbilical hernia that was repaired, had a dental done and was microchipped. He teeth were in pretty bad shape and a few even had to be extracted.
He is now recovering very well and back to his normal self.
As many of you know, September 4th we held our first fundraiser "Party Like an Animal, For The Animals" at Vinyl. We had a great turn out, everyone had an amazing time, the event was a huge success. We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came and supported the rescue, or who was unable to come but spread the word about it. Also thank you to everyone who not only came but also donated, or bought our T-Shirts/Pins! This rescue entirely relies on you guys to help us out, and therefore directly helps the animals our rescue saves. We would be unable to help any of these animals with out you!
Special thank you to the people who helped us make this event happen:
To the main people who helped plan the event,
Lora Minicucci: The rescues public relations and event planner. Thank you for helping us through everything and the many midnight veranda meetings, or 8am phone calls. You are an amazing team member, this could not have been done without you. Nor could i be able to run this rescue with out your help.
Kevin Sauve (WildSide): Thank you for helping bring everything together through the many days of long chats to figure everything out and work through the ups and downs thrown at us while organizing this. This event would not have been nearly as successful without your dedicated work. Also a big thank you for DJing at the event for us, your an amazing DJ and everyone loved you!
The DJs: Mary Hell, WildSide, and Deschanel
An extra thank you to Mary Hell for taking the time out of her busy schedule to come to our event. Although you were unable to play because of an equipment mix-up. We really did appreciate you coming and supporting us. You are an amazing DJ (however most people already know that, as she is the resident Saphir "Beat me up" Thursday night DJ) and we were completely honored to have you. Click Here to see her Myspace.
Thank you to Phil Creamer also known as Deschanel another great DJ for playing at the event and supporting us: Click Here to see his DeschanelMyspace. He is also an amazing singer/song writer, Click Here to hear his music (it's worth a listen).
The Donation Bunnies:
ShabzKassaie, Magali Rey
The Event Volunteers:
Joshua Hornstein, DaivdGourlay, Sarah Kim, Pascale Joannette, and Natalie Ross.
Thank you to Elisabeth Faure for publishing the event and helping us get our word around about out organization and future events.
Flyer made by: Pierre Etienne Corriveau
Event Photographer: Elizabeth Cournoyer(Click Here to see her website)
Also if you were unable to attend this event don't worry, we have many more planned up our selves, to be announced soon.
If you missed it, here are some of the event photos:
- Posted by Caroline Ross on behalf of Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue (Lora Minicucci, Leigh Symington and Christina Miller)
Good With: Cats and other dogs, children to be tested.
Kingston was given over to us after someone found him and was unable to find his previous owners. We have also made efforts to find the previous owner unsuccessfully. However it is debated that the person who 'found' him and gave him over to us just did not want his dog anymore. Kingston is a very very sweet boy and just gets along with everyone and everything. He has been veterinary checked and is healthy. He as been vaccinated against Basics, Lepto, Rabies and Kennel Cough. He has also had a treatment of Revolution for the treatment and prevention of: fleas, mites and intestinal parasites. He will also be neutered and have a dental September 10th (as his teeth have some tartar). Kingston is ready to find a nice home to settle into and complete with his unconditional love.
They are all doing amazing and have overcome thier eye infections. They are now ready for adoption. Pepper and Penguin are adapting to indoor life amazingly and love to purr. Pickle however is still very nervous and will take alot more work.
Cricket a 2 moth old female kitten was caught Saturday. She is one of the 5 we have been able to catch from a feral kitten population of 15. She is part of a population of feral cats that we are currently working on by catching, socializing, and placing the kittens and spaying the mothers.
All of the kittens are covered in fleas, and have eye infections. Some of the kittens we are unable to catch are even blind from the secretions of the eye infections sealing their eyes shut. Once they are caught we given them a pill to kill all the current fleas within hours, and revolution to prevent any future fleas developing. The revolution also treats and prevents any possible intestinal parasites and mites.
This beautiful sweet girl has had a hard life and now looking to be re-homed for a third time. She needs to be given up because the son has developed allergies. At 11 years old her chance of finding a home are very slim, and if sent to the SPCA she will most likely be euthanized. We are hoping to take her into our rescue to prevent her going to the SPCA, but we cannot do that unless we find her a foster home. This foster home would have to be a long term foster home as it may take her a while at 11 years old to find a home.
Here is all her information:
Name: MiaDeclawed: All Four
Sex: Female/SpayedAge: 11 years old
Please contact us A.S.A.P if you think you can provide a permanent or temporary home for her!
Breed: Pit-Bull x Lab Sex: Male, Age: 1 year Good with: Dogs, Cats, and Kids
This big lover boy was going to be euthanized after the previous owners realized they could no longer keep him and being turned down by many other rescues. The wife became allergic and husband changed shifts at work. He is great with kids and grew up with a 2 year old, now 3 years old. He knows his basic commands, house broken and crate trained. However with close to 100lbs of pure muscle (and love!), he is a big boy and needs a strong experienced owner. Regardless of his size and statue, he may look fierce but he is actually one big suck. He gives great big kisses and likes to roll on his back for tummy rubs. Being young he is excited and could use more training, would also do better in an active house hold. He is really an amazing dog and would make the absolute perfect, loyal best friend.
He has been; Veterinary check and is healthy, vaccinated against DHPP-Lepto-Rabies, Heart Worm tested negative, and had a treatment of Advantage Multi 100 to treat and prevent Fleas/Mites/Intestinal Parasites.