Four Shih Tzu's Saved from Neglect
Donations to DAWG made it possible to get the best possible veterinary care for four severely neglected Shih Tzu dogs.
After a month of care to treat badly infected skin, ears, teeth and injuries to their feet, these little dogs are ready to enjoy life to the fullest. DAWG has spent $3,000 to restore these adorable dogs to good health. It's been great fun to watch them play together with such an abundance of joy, after all they have been through, and find loving new guardians that will cherish and protect them the rest of their lives!
Dakota: Found on the side of I-5 with a Compound Leg Fracture
Dakota, a less than 1 year old Siberian Husky, was picked up from the side of I-5 by a good samaritan. The vet estimated she had spent at least two days by the side of the freeway with no food or water and a compound fracture to one of her front legs.
Dakota was a trooper as she went through extensive surgery and recovery, resulting in over $5,000 in expenses before she was back on her feet (literally). Dakota ended up finding her dream family and spends her days being doted upon and playing and relaxing with her new Husky brother and sister. Check out our Facebook Page for occasional updates!
Ruby, just a pup when she was found as a stray on the border of Mission Viejo and Lake Forest, had been nearly starved to death. Though the Orange County Animal Control picked her up, DAWG convinced them to let her come to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Shelter so her complete rehabilitation would be ensured. Ruby thrived with love and nutrition and bounced back like resilient Pit Bulls do. Ruby found a wonderul home where she will be able to enjoy the best life has to offer!
Ill and Neglected Mama Cat and 3 Newborn Kittens Healing
A mama cat with three, one week-old babies who were extremely ill and covered in filth and fleas, came to the shelter in desperate need of help. The vet wasn't sure if the babies could be saved, but with treatment and care at both the shelter and in their foster home, the beautiful babies are thriving. Shelter staff noted how much their mother, newly named Margarita, doted on her beloved kittens. The kittens are being socialized and are receiving treatment in foster care. DAWG paid to have them treated by an animal eye specialist to help heal their recurring viral eye infections. Sweet Margarita was recently adopted and her kittens will soon be at the shelter looking for loving homes of their own.
Trio - Amputation of Deformed Limb Gives this Mistreated Boy a 2nd Chance at a Happy Life
Trio, and his "sister" Annie were abandoned in a local parking lot. Both dogs arrived at the Mission Viejo Shelter believing people were something to be terrified of. Trio quickly learned that not all people are cruel and with lots of love and affection from staff and volunteers, this sweet boy began soaking up the attention and enjoying loving upon all those who surround him. Trio was born with a badly deformed front leg and one testicle inside his abdomen. DAWG used to raise the funds needed to remove the deformed leg and get him the surgery he needed to become healthy.
16 Pomeranians, 1 Australian Shepherd, 3 Birds, 2 Cats (and a litter of kittens) Arrive Together in Need of Help and Homes
The Mission Viejo Shelter received a large number of animals from a single home just before the holidays! These animals were in need of medical and dental care and DAWG jumped right in to help! Some of these animals had special needs including debarking scarring issues, major dental concerns and structural concerns. Thanks to donations, DAWG was able to get these sweet animals the care they needed so they could be placed into wonderful new homes.
Surgery Needed to Freeze Inward Growing Eyelashes that cause Tugboat Pain and an Eye Ulcer
Tugboat has a pretty irritating problem. His eyelids are growing lashes, but in the wrong location. Deep down into the eyelid, our eye specialist confirmed there are multiple lashes causing his eyes to water and become so irritated that an ulcer formed on his cornea. With vet care and the right medication that ulcer is now gone. We need to have our eye specialist perform a procedure to rid little Tugboat of those offending lashes.
Sweet Ella, the Dog No One Wanted, Hit by Car and On the Mend after Surgery to Repair Shoulder
Ella, an adorable Brittany Spaniel, went from home to shelter to home to home to hit by car to shelter all in her first 6 months of life. DAWG and the Mission Viejo Shelter are determined to heal this frightened girl's spirit and body and get her into a home where she will never fear being abandoned again.