Kirby

Pupdates

Rescue

Kirby was discovered as a stray wandering around a field. He was only using three of his legs and favored his left hind leg as he limped. When called over, he climbed right into his rescuers car and was happy to leave that field.

Vet Visit

During his initial vet visit, it was discovered that Kirby’s leg was severely fractured. The vet recommended an orthopedic specialist to attempt to repair his leg. In a worst case scenario, if the leg is not operable, it will need to be amputated.

Pupdate 6/17/22

Kirby is going into surgery today! We’ll keep everyone pupdated. He’s been boarding with Deity since he was rescued, and we’re hoping to find him a forever home for him to recover comfortably in.

Pupdate 6/23/22

Kirby’s surgery for his left femur fracture went well and he’s resting comfortably. He’s not putting weight on his leg yet, but is starting to test it out. Take a look at the before and after photos.

Cindy Campbell

15/10 Monthly Membership Amount Donated
$5

Jane Reel

Chickpea Amount Donated
$10

Jane Reel

Bologna Boy Amount Donated
$10

Barry Sheck

One Time Donation Amount Donated
$150

Anonymous

Mina Amount Donated
$51

Mark Sullivan

Bologna Boy Amount Donated
$51

Heatherjoy Klein

One Time Donation Amount Donated
$154

Anonymous

Kirby Amount Donated
$10

Ali Vercher

15/10 Monthly Membership Amount Donated
$10

Sarah Tillemans

15/10 Monthly Membership Amount Donated
$51

Rafael Roman

Kirby Amount Donated
$10

Eloise Rose

Kirby Amount Donated
$10

Pingu

15/10 Members

Pingu Amount Donated
$250

Pupdates

Shelter

Pingu was found as a stray – just a little ball of severely matted fur, who was happy one minute and defensive the next. It was obvious he was uncomfortable. He was given a shave to relieve him of his excess fur when they discovered a surprise: a scabbed-over lesion under his eye that was leaking pus and blood. This poor little guy needed more help than originally thought.

Vet Visit

Pingu was taken to the vet to evaluate the lesion under his eye. With a dental x-ray they found that the lesion below his eye was a ruptured tooth root abscess from one of his rear molars. They were able to remove the diseased teeth and close the wound in his mouth. Almost immediately after the procedure, Pingu was a new dog.

Foster & Adoption

Pingu was in a lovely foster home while he healed from his dental procedure, and he was made available for adoption on May 13. On May 14, just one day later, Pingu was adopted!

Anonymous

Pingu Amount Donated
$5

Tammy Laub

Pingu Amount Donated
$5

Kathryn Kirmayer

Pingu Amount Donated
$103

15/10 Members

Pingu Amount Donated
$250

Mina

Pupdates

Rescue

Some very kind people in Atlanta notified our rescue partner, One Tail at a Time, about a senior dog living in an abandoned building. They had found a scared, old gal with obvious skin issues, struggling to survive and sleeping on piles of loose insulation. Her rescuers were determined to get her help and out of her terrible situation. It took a few days, but with patience and treats, they eventually earned Mina’s trust, and she agreed to go with them.

Vet Visit

After being scooped up from her unfortunate living situation, Mina was taken to the vet and given a bath. As she realized she was safe, her personality softened and she showed off her sweet side.

During her examination, the vet found that Mina had pyometra, which could be life-threatening if left untreated. Emergency surgery was immediately scheduled and performed, allowing us to focus on her other medical conditions. Mina has skin issues and a few bumps and masses that need to be checked out, and she’ll be starting heartworm treatment in two weeks. We’ll keep everyone pupdated on her progress.

Foster

Mina is settling is nicely with her foster family. As it turns out, she was destined to be spoiled and she handles it very well. She’s been on a few nature adventures and enjoys being loved on.

Pupdate 5/17/22

Mina had another vet visit where she received antibiotics and treatments for her mange. She will start her heartworm treatment after the skin condition clears up.

Anonymous

Mina Amount Donated
$51

Anna Ohman

Mina Amount Donated
$100

Carl Heyerdahl

Mina Amount Donated
$26

Siobhan Canniffe

Mina Amount Donated
$10

Anonymous

Mina Amount Donated
$5

Anonymous

Mina Amount Donated
$50

Rhian H

Mina Amount Donated
$26

Kaitlyn Hughes

Mina Amount Donated
$5

Bri Noparstak

Mina Amount Donated
$51

Joy

Mina Amount Donated
$26

Melanie Cipher

Mina Amount Donated
$26

Jennifer Fernandez

Mina Amount Donated
$19

Princess Leia

15/10 Treat

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$5,600

Pupdates

Shelter

At only 8 weeks old, Princess Leia was surrendered to the South LA animal shelter by a breeder when she was born without front legs. Because so many of you purchased our 15/10 treat, we were able to rescue her in partnership with Deity, and sponsor her full medical care for the rest of her life.

Freedom Ride

Our sweet princess was still very new to this big world when she was rescued from the shelter, so she was quiet and nervous during her freedom ride.

Vet Visit

Princess Leia was vetted at the shelter when she arrived. She was given her first round of puppy vaccines, and will need two more rounds over the next five weeks until she’s fully vaccinated. Given her congenital birth defect, we plan to get her fitted for wheels to improve her mobility when she’s a little older, since she’s growing every day and would quickly outgrow them. Physical therapy will be considered in the future if needed. We’ll keep you all updated on her journey!

Foster

It didn’t take long for Princess Leia to come out of her quiet and nervous shell – only 24 hours post-rescue! She quickly started to relax, cuddle and wag her tail in her foster home. To help her eat and drink, the front of her body is propped up on a toilet paper roll. (She’s just so tiny!) Turns out she loves toys, and she does very well with other dogs and even tortoises. Her foster family is so in love with her, and have dubbed her “bouncy queen.”

Melissa Ortega

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$12

Anonymous

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$51

Lacy Burnett

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$26

Joe Damiani

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$20

Franco

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$25

Kiran D

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$20

Chris Couture

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$26

15/10 Treat

Princess Leia Amount Donated
$5,600

Penguin

15/10 Members

Penguin Amount Donated
$500

Pupdates

Shelter

Penguin was brought into the shelter as a stray with obvious injuries to her left rear leg. She’s the friendliest girl, so we can only imagine that she just approached someone and asked for help with her hurt leg.

Vet Visit

During every one of Penguin’s trips to the vet, she required constant cookies and kisses. X-rays showed us that she had a transverse fracture to her rear left leg. This type of break occurs when the bone is broken at a 90-degree angle to the long axis, and usually when impact is made perpendicular to the bone with a large amount of force. We’re not positive what could have caused such a major impact, but we can guess she was potentially hit by a car. It was decided amputation would be the best course of action to relieve her of any leg pain.

Foster & Adoption

Penguin stayed with a foster family while she healed from surgery. Her loving foster home quickly turned into her new, loving family. They just loved her so much that they adopted her! She’s healing very well from her amputation, and she loves playing with her new, furry siblings.

Anonymous User

Anonymous

Penguin Amount Donated
$5

Dean C

Penguin Amount Donated
$81
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Penguin Amount Donated
$26
D

David

Penguin Amount Donated
$26
YS

Yvette Schuler

Penguin Amount Donated
$26
EM

Erik Malin

Penguin Amount Donated
$103
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Penguin Amount Donated
$16
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Penguin Amount Donated
$26
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Penguin Amount Donated
$103
DS

Douglas Sher

Penguin Amount Donated
$26
CC

Cerise Cauthron

Penguin Amount Donated
$10
C

Catherine

Penguin Amount Donated
$10

Manny

15/10 Members

Manny Amount Donated
$1,000

Pupdates

Shelter

Manny arrived at the shelter as a stray with a severe skin condition. His exaggerated skin wrinkles make him look like an old man, but he definitely doesn’t act like it. Despite his discomfort, he is a happy-go-lucky pup and as sweet as can be. He met our rescue partner, Deity, in the play yard with a wagging tail and was interested in sniffing the grass and saying hello to his visitors.

Freedom Ride

When it was time to go, he snuck into the front seat to give kisses every few minutes to remind his rescuers how thankful he was.

Vet Visit

Despite his absolutely devastated facial expression pictured below, Manny did very well at the vet! He was friendly with every person he met, and he was excited to meet all of the other dogs present. He patiently waited by the door for the vet to arrive, and kindly allowed the vet to perform his exam. Manny even gave the vet tech some kisses. A skin scrape determined Manny’s condition is Demodectic Mange, a non contagious form of the skin disease. He will need weekly medicated baths and to follow up with a veterinary dermatologist for a treatment plan. We’ll of course keep everyone pupdated on his skin progress.

Philip Bussmann

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Todd Terwoord

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Harry Manners

Manny Amount Donated
$5

Melinda Wright

Manny Amount Donated
$5

Anonymous

Manny Amount Donated
$20

Gina

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Amy Franklin

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Justin Lindemann

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Anonymous

Manny Amount Donated
$25

Colin Dabundo

Manny Amount Donated
$10

Megan Roberts

Manny Amount Donated
$60

Anonymous

Manny Amount Donated
$26

Toaster

15/10 Members

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$1,600

Pupdates

Shelter

This sweet pup arrived at the shelter as a stray with eye trauma, a broken tooth and several fractures in her little body. She has fractures in her pelvis, both of her hips, her tail and her two hind legs. The fact that she was still walking is really a testament to her will to live, hence her name: Brave Little Toaster.

Vet Visit

The vet visit was a scary experience for our Brave Little Toaster. Due to her many, painful injuries, the examination was not fun at all, and she may not have been as brave as she wanted to be. There’s no photographic proof though… so as far as we know she did very well while the vet performed their examination! Who’s to truly say? 😏

Her x-rays showed that her left hind leg has fractures located pretty high up in the bone, so she would need a femoral head osteotomy (FHO) and to remove the broken acetabulum – or the ball part of the ball and socket of the hip. This will create a “false joint” and allow her to use the leg with less pain. Her right leg, however, has too many fractures to count, so the best course of action would be amputation. She will also need her eye and broken tooth removed to relieve discomfort.

The plan is to get her rear end surgeries as soon as possible, but until then, she will be fitted for a mobility cart and undergo physical therapy to re-build her strength. We have no doubts that Toaster will have any problems overcoming these obstacles – she’s so strong.

xray showing several fractures to hip and rear leg bones
xray showing several fractures to hip and rear leg bones
xray showing several fractures to hip and rear leg bones

Foster

Toaster is staying with a wonderful foster family that includes other dogs and a bunny – all of whom she loves and gets along with. We’ve been told Toaster is sweet as pie, so it’s no wonder that she’s made friends already. ❤

tan beagle and small tan and brown dog stand and sit next to each other as they look up at you. looks like there may be treats involved in holding their attention
small tan and brown dog lays on a dog bed and look up at you
small tan and brown dog stands in a kitchen eating out of a bowl. her right hind leg is lifted as she favors it

Nicole

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$26

Rae Greaves

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$103

Taylor Lidsky

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$26

Linda Yakush

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$26

Emma Jackson

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$5

Mona Berrier

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$26

Pedro Peros

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$51

Colin Dabundo

Hope Toaster gets the care she needs and deserves and gets to find her furever … Read more

Hope Toaster gets the care she needs and deserves and gets to find her furever home!

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$10

Carol B

Toaster, I look forward to seeing your healing progress. Know you are in amazing … Read more

Toaster, I look forward to seeing your healing progress. Know you are in amazing and loving hands now. Rooting for you

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$103

Deron Johnson

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$51

Juan Enriquez

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$10

Amber

Brave Little Toaster Amount Donated
$10

Stevie

15/10 Members

Stevie Amount Donated
$1,500

Pupdates

Shelter

Stevie arrived at the shelter as a stray with itchy, inflamed skin and missing fur all over her body. During her time in the shelter, her skin healed quite a bit, and much of her fur grew back, though she’s still itchy and inflamed in some areas. Despite her discomfort, Stevie is a happy, wiggly and friendly dog full of joy.

Freedom Ride

On her way out of the shelter, Stevie saw a pile of dog toys and specially selected a stuffed corn on the cob, which she carried with her like a best friend. She was very excited to take her new best friend on her special car ride.

Vet Visit

Due to her lingering skin issues, Stevie had an appointment with a dermatologist. She was started on a medicated shampoo and conditioner, ear flush and flea treatment. A full blood test was performed, as well as an allergy test – the results of which she’s still waiting on.

Foster & Adoption

Stevie was briefly fostered before officially being adopted on April 1, 2022! She has several new toys to play with, but she still likes to keep her corn cob nearby.

Pupdate 4/8/22

Stevie’s allergy test results came back, and she’s allergic to… well, a lot. There are two treatment plans available to Stevie: consistent injections that decrease over time, or medication every day for life. Her adopted family is considering the options and will make the best decision they see fit.

Pupdate 5/5/22

Stevie is looking much better, but her skin condition isn’t improving as quickly as her dermatologist would like. She’s developed diarrhea, and her dermatologist doesn’t feel that she’s made much progress on her medication. Another blood test was performed and her dermatologist will be changing her medication to suit her better if needed.

ML

Maura Leary

From one Stevie girl pup to another – sending scritches and hope you get better … Read more

From one Stevie girl pup to another – sending scritches and hope you get better soon!

Stevie Amount Donated
$26
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Stevie Amount Donated
$26
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Stevie Amount Donated
$26
TB

TiJeat Berry

Stevie Amount Donated
$10
PP

Patrick Peterson

Stevie Amount Donated
$10
SP

Sandra Park

Stevie Amount Donated
$25
DB

David Barnhill

Stevie Amount Donated
$26
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Stevie Amount Donated
$10
SR

Santhan Raj

Stevie Amount Donated
$29
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Stevie Amount Donated
$31
JB

Joseph Beauchamp

Stevie Amount Donated
$51
DL

Diem-Mi Lu

Stevie Amount Donated
$26

Love

15/10 Members

Love Amount Donated
$500

Pupdates

Shelter

Love arrived at the shelter as an owner surrender with severe dental issues and only one tooth. She’s a tiny, beautiful senior lady with a lot of love to give.

Freedom Ride

Being the quiet and calm lady that she is, Love did not make a fuss during her freedom ride from the shelter. She did, however, display her exquisite fancy paws for the journey.

Vet Visit

The vet discovered Love’s one remaining tooth is practically green with decay. In an ideal world, the tooth would be extracted, but Love is not strong enough for dental surgery. So for now, she’s been prescribed antibiotics for dental disease, and we’re waiting for her to gain some strength so she can get blood work done.

Foster & Adoption

Love went to a foster home who only spent a few hours with her before realizing she was home for good. That’s right – Love’s foster mom adopted her! And she’s treated like the absolute princess that she is.

Anonymous User

Anonymous

Love Amount Donated
$5
YS

Yvette Schuler

Love Amount Donated
$51
MB

Mona Berrier

Love Amount Donated
$26

Daniel Demers

Love Amount Donated
$51
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Love Amount Donated
$103
JK

Jennifer Kane

Love Amount Donated
$26
KM

Kendra Magdales

Love Amount Donated
$103
KK

Kathryn Kirmayer

Love Amount Donated
$103
JR

Jane A Reel

Love Amount Donated
$10
TL

Tammy Laub

Love Amount Donated
$26

15/10 Members

Love Amount Donated
$500

Kitty

Kitty

Kitty was officially adopted on April 20! This sweet girl came to us with road rash and a severely fractured leg after being hit by a car. Now she’s healing very well in the arms of her new family who couldn’t love her more. We will continue to cover any and all medical bills related to her injuries, the original reason she was unlikely to make it out of the shelter. You can read her entire story below.

Shelter

Kitty was brought in to Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter by a good Samaritan. It was suspected she was hit by a car. She had a severely fractured hind leg. One Tail at a Time rescued her the day she came off her stray hold.

Vet Visit

She was assessed by OTAT’s medical staff. They found multiple fractures of her left rear leg. Her femur, tibia, and fibula all had unstable breaks meaning that she couldn’t stand on it and if she did, it risked the bones displacing and potentially perforating the skin. They placed a soft bandage to stabilize the leg and planned an emergency amputation to address her pain and minimize
the risk of bone puncturing the skin.

While changing her bandages, they noticed a large portion of her back was crusty under the hair due to road rash. She was started on antibiotics and her amputation surgery was cancelled due to high risk of infection.

Foster

Kitty has been in a lovely foster home since the day she was released from her stray hold. Another round of X-rays found bony remodeling and callous present in the femur with mild malalignment, as well as callous formation of tibia and fibula with mild medial malalignment. Meaning the bandages were keeping her bones aligned enough to allow them to knit back together!

Pupdate 3/24

An orthopedic assessment revealed all fractures healed well! The orthopedic surgeon does not recommend amputation at this time, but does strongly suggest physical therapy. She’ll start an aggressive 8 week course and reassess after that. We suspect she’ll need a lifetime of this specialized care, and because this is directly related to her initial injury, our foundation will be covering. The goal above represents her immediate medical care as well as the 8-week course of physical therapy.

Beth Schumacher

Kitty Amount Donated
$26

Delaney Gibbons

Kitty Amount Donated
$26

Carly Edgar

Kitty Amount Donated
$26

Alan

Kitty Amount Donated
$10

Randy Nelson

Kitty Amount Donated
$10

Anonymous

Kitty Amount Donated
$10

Rachel

Kitty Amount Donated
$20

Malte

Kitty Amount Donated
$10

Jenna Atanasoff

Kitty Amount Donated
$10

Gina Baxter

Kitty Amount Donated
$26

Shannon Mooney

Kitty Amount Donated
$26

Anonymous

Kitty Amount Donated
$25