Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Busy week!

Yes, we have been very busy. This week alone, NEBCR has taken in TEN new rescue dogs. One older severely thunderphobic boy came from a private home, and an additional nine arrived on Sunday. These sweet nine border collies came from a puppy mill out of control where 167 dogs were turned over to the local Humane Society.

Our volunteers have been working around the clock (many using their treasured vacation days) to take care of these border collies.

All newcomers needed to be bathed and groomed.

Huge thanks goes to Dr. Whitney Pressler for volunteering several hours of her time to examine all of these pooches.

Unfortunately, some needed more than our volunteers could offer. This little boy whom we named Ted required an immediate surgery due to an injury he sustained during a dog fight before he came to NEBCR. Thankfully, he is recovering well under the watchful eye of a very special vet and person Dr.Michelle Gorbutt at Greylock Animal Hospital.

Taking in 10 dogs is a huge expense for a small rescue like ours. Despite the enormous discount we are getting from the veterinarians we are working with, Ted's care alone has already cost close to $1,000. Additionally, nine of the ten dogs will need to be spayed/neutered and all will have to be dewormed. Please visit www.nebcr.org if you can make a donation.

Thank you for making it possible for us to help these special dogs.

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