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  • Special Rescue - Jess - her profile below tells you about her....

      30 June 2022
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    Jess, 7 years young, Collie cross

    https://youtube.com/shorts/10pKXzzxDPI

    Jess came to us from a rural property, she had been a pet, they had her for about 2.5 years, they were moving farms and she was unable to go to the new property.

    She arrived very sore and stiff in the back end. X-rays showed arthritis (moderate) in both hips and some Spondylosis in the spine. She is only 7 years old, but presents more like a 12 year old. She is on a diet to lose weight (currently just under 29kg) and is having gentle walks only. We had bloods done, and they were all good and she has started on Trocoxil. We've had her spayed, she had a tumour (about cherry size) on one of her ovaries, all healed up now, also fully vaccinated etc.

    Jess will give a good bark to any strangers arriving, but once welcomed onto the property, she is fine, can get over excited in her greetings, especially likes men. Used to be a keen mouse hunter on the farm.

    We are interested to hear from potential foster carers. We will provide her food and cover her medical needs. Jess needs a dog free home, unless you have an older male dog that is very calm and laid back. Not sure about cats. Someone home at least half the day. Older kids. Gentle home. Jess is lovely on the lead and goes for 2 x 15 minute sniff walks a day.

    Wanting a person that wants to do this for Jess, and that can provide her with a treasured retirement. Someone experienced in caring for dogs with special needs. Currently located Oamaru. Please message us if interested. Thanks.

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  • Dobby - special rescue - "Intussusception"

      30 June 2022
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    This is Dobby's adoption profile, it gives his history on how he came to us:

    We are so happy to be able to list Dobby for adoption! He has been through a lot - but made it!

    Dobby, 13 weeks old, Huntaway mix, expected to be medium to large size. Fostered in Oamaru. Video: Videos: https://youtube.com/shorts/4adY8BLwuPk

    https://youtu.be/OZWAHytW-WM

    https://youtube.com/shorts/uSTg5Lo8YuM

    Foster Mum says:

    "Dobby is a spunky, confident little man - he has an active mind and is always keen to play and have cuddles. Crate training is going well. Dobby gets on really well with other dogs and happily meets new people. Not seen with cats or children as yet."

    Dobby's journey to us - 8 June

    Yesterday afternoon a Vet contacted us to see if we would be able to help a seriously ill pup that was signed over to them. They have since been working hard to save him.

    From the Vet team:

    "This sweet 11 week old puppy presented to us with a condition called an intussusception - a small section of his intestine had folded in on itself like a telescope. He underwent emergency surgery last night to correct this and is still in a critical state. He has started to eat a small amount today but we are still nursing him very closely in the hope that he will make a full recovery."

    And he did! He is a very happy healthy puppy and is looking for an active rural/semi rural home that knows the needs of the breed. He will thrive as being an important part of daily activities, with lots of adventures and mental stimulation.

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  • 11 June 2022

      25 June 2022
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    ❤️ My Davey was peacefully put to sleep this morning. For the last few weeks I knew his time was near. For those of you that don't know his story - Davey was found tied up at Mount Misery 6 years ago. He was picked up by Animal Control, I was at the pound when he was brought in. He was very thin, had infected puncture wounds and was very hand shy and needy. He was 9 years old, had been a pig hunting dog with several owners, some very rough on their dogs, some used him for breeding. Davey's owner didn't claim him from the pound (lucky for Davey). I ended up adopting him. He quickly gained weight, confidence and enjoyed all sorts of new adventures. He had a wonderful nature, and got on well with the other dogs, he could easily scale a 6ft fence, he loved doing zoomies around the house.

    Davey gave comfort and guidance to many foster dogs we have had through the doors over the years. I am happy that I could give him the life he so deserved. Tonight the couch has a very sad empty space. Rest in Peace gorgeous Davey, 15 years old. xxx

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  • Buddy - Dumped. Note: the photo is of him happy in foster care, a few weeks afterwards

      29 May 2022
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    Buddy was dumped at the Temuka saleyards 1-2 March.

    The CCTV footage showed the man dragging Buddy by the neck across the cattle stops, causing Buddy to get his legs caught in the gaps. It showed Buddy chasing the vehicle when it left. The main road is very close to the Saleyards. Buddy's behaviour is that of a dog that has been beaten, we are working with a behaviourist to try and help him overcome his fear and anxiety with new people. This man will have other dogs and animals, the cycle of cruelty needs to stop.

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  • Cash - a special retired Huntaway

      29 May 2022

    💞 A totally gorgeous natured retired working dog - Cash is looking for a very special carer, he has Spondylosis. He is enjoying his retirement so much and we love him. We would be happy if he found a suitable foster home that could care for him through his twilight years.

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  • Flick (Was Mist) Broken Pelvis

      29 May 2022
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    ⭐️ Update - This beautiful Huntaway came to us from Wanaka after a vet contacted us to see if we could help her. She had been run over on a farm (4 days earlier) and x-rays showed she suffered a broken pelvis. Initially it was thought that she would need surgery, but a second opinion was sought, and due to her having the accident a week earlier, it was best to cancel the surgery and allow her to crate rest. Flick (was named Mist for a couple of days) has been fostered in Oamaru, her carer says that she is a very sweet natured girl. Very gentle with all the other animals (chickens, dogs, horses, cats) and is just happy to gently cruise along. 🧡 Today Flick had her follow up x-rays and was spayed. X-rays were good, still needs a further few weeks rest and once fully healed she will be able to live a happy pet life. Flick will most likely have arthritis later in life, and this will need to be managed to ensure she is comfortable as possible. We are stoked that Flick has a bright future ahead. Thank you to you all again that so kindly donated to help Flick as soon as we posted about her injury.

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  • Routine date extension of our page

      13 April 2022

    We have extended our page for another 3 months, we are required to do this update for you all. :) Thanks everyone for your ongoing support!

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  • Moss

      7 April 2022
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    Moss, 14 weeks old, Collie (heading) x Huntaway mix

    Surrendered to Vet clinic and came under our care. Needed urgent vet care. Diagnosed with Puppy Strangles, has since recovered really well. He's on Prednisone, which is a steroid, he's given it just once a day in the morning with food. It will be tapered down over the next month and if all goes well when tapering it it's unlikely he'll have any issues with strangles again. They tend to have a full recovery and live totally normal lives. The medication makes him drink and urinate more but otherwise nothing really notable.

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  • Cash

      7 April 2022
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    Beautiful retired working dog Cash has been in our care for nearly 2 weeks. Here is an update from his foster carers in Waimate:

    10 year old Cash is an absolute pleasure who brightens the room with his kind eyes and loving presence. His calm and gentle demeanor has remained unphased in our busy household. He gives the cats and poultry a wide berth, interacts well with the other dogs he has met and is sweet natured with everyone, being especially loyal to anyone he identifies as "his person." He is enjoying his new retirement, pottering between his favourite things - pats, bed, a gentle brush, a short stroll and his much-loved meal times.

    Cash was very stiff in his back end upon arrival and X-rays revealed that he has a condition called Spondylosis, where his body creates additional bone along his spinal vertebrae in order to provide stability, compensating for the degeneration of his spinal discs. In order to halt the progress of this condition and prevent the bony growths from growing further and pinching nerves, it is imperative that Cash has a low-impact lifestyle and that his bodyweight remains trim. As there is so much bony growth at the base of his tail, his vertebrae has melted together in a chunk, this is why he can't raise his tail. He needs a little extra help in keeping his bottom clean. He is on a good quality feed and medication. We quickly noticed a big difference in his comfort levels once he started treatment. He has so much more movement, he even rolled over for a tummy rub yesterday, is playing and his energy levels have increased.

    We allow Cash to dictate the speed of his short walks and he keeps to heel beautifully - unless something smells particularly yummy! He is very food motivated and has a history of swallowing foreign objects so it is important to keep food tainted objects out of his reach. He enjoys the company of the children and senior dog with whom he is fostered, they are gentle and respectful of his space.

    Cash is unwaveringly sweet and hasn't reacted negatively to anything. Overall, he is a funny old chap in the most loveable sense. He just potters around for the most part, spending a lot of time sleeping but always up for some attention. I love his quirkiness - his lopsided ears, his happy eyes and sudden bursts of playfulness, which usually happen at dawn and dusk. We laugh that he drools when excited and that we all run away before he shakes it off. Because he is as tall as Gracelyn, he once wiped his droolly mouth in her hair, haha!

    Today the girls asked me to explain Cash's X-rays. When I explained about Spondylosis, Gracelyn said sadly "Poor Cash. Will he get better?" I told her that he already feels much better and is very happy.

    Cash was quite strong and pushy around doorways when he first came. He is now becoming much more respectful, responding to "out" and "wait." This evening he waited patiently when the back door was open, until told "go to bed" and then he walked straight through the kitchen (usually gets distracted there by foody smells) to his bed. He always has a treat for going to his bed and the girls clamour about who gets to feed it to him. We are going to see how Cash goes over the next couple of weeks and will update you again, he will be seeking a 5 star home.

    We are glad that the previous owner of Cash was happy to work in with us and he has been made aware of his condition. We love that many people are looking to adopt retired working dogs! If not going through a rescue, we do strongly encourage them to please have their new companion vet checked to ensure they are comfortable as possible and they get the retirement their hard working bodies deserve. They hide their pain very well! 🙂🐾

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  • Mist

      7 April 2022
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    🌟 UPDATE: Mist (Photo in comments) arrived in Oamaru an hour ago...what a wee darling! Approx $1,600 has been raised and we want to thank you all so much! Every donation is so appreciated! A special mention to the team at Todd Mudie Group for your generous $500 donation, amazing! We will keep you posted on how her surgery goes tomorrow. ❤🐾

    ⚠️ HELP NEEDED PLEASE!

    $1,500 for Surgery. Female Huntaway pup (9 months old) was signed over to a Vet clinic in Wanaka on Tuesday. She had an accident last Friday and needs urgent surgery. Diagnosis is a Sacroiliac Luxation and Pubic Symphysis Separation. We need to fundraise $1,500 for this surgery which is being done tomorrow in Oamaru. Pup is being transported to Ranfurly this afternoon and volunteer Kate is bringing her the rest of the way. The Vet is going to do her post surgery recovery foster care. 🧡 GREAT team work!

    If we raise over the $1,500, it will go towards other recent rescues Vet bills (Cash, Moss, Buddy xrays Monday). THANK YOU to all that help this happen. Yes I will find out her name! ❤🐾

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  • Best Retirement

      24 January 2022
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    ❤ Beautiful update from Boots. Best retirement he could have wished for, he is a wonderful companion and enjoys outings to the farm. (ex working dog, had injury and needed surgery) Video: You called me Mum, here I am! https://youtu.be/BVB1yUD_1oc

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  • The 2 pups that arrived with 2 broken legs each (farm accidents)

      20 December 2021

    Patch and Roy.

    The 2 pups that came into care with 2 broken legs each. * We want to thank you all that so kindly donated to their vet bills... we didn't get to do individual thanks, but it was so appreciated and is a joy to see them thriving now! :)

    Patch (left) has been adopted, Roy is seeking a super special forever home.

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  • Patch

      20 December 2021
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    Patch has recovered from the surgery to fix her 2 broken legs (farm accident). She has been adopted and is loving her new life! Thank you so much to everyone that donated to her cause x

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  • Another special rescue - 2 broken legs after an accident

      3 August 2021
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    Patch - Special Rescue - Located Oamaru

    27 July 2021 - We got a call from the Vet today, they have a special patient in and it was agreed to have her signed over into our care. Patch is a 5 month old Collie (heading dog) that sadly had an accident on farm and has 2 broken legs. A fracture across her forearm and another across her femur. Surgery is the best option, and plates will likely be put in. If all goes well, and once recovered - she will be able to fully function which is great, then we can find her an awesome new home. We need to raise $3,500 - $4,000 (is the est cost). If you are able to contribute to this, every little bit is so appreciated. If by a stroke of luck we raise over the amount needed, it will go towards our next special needs operation. Many thanks in advance.

    28 July - Surgery took about 2.5 hours and along with prepping time - she has been under for about 4 hours. The Femur also needed a rod along the plate as the bone had extra pieces to hold in place. Being a young dog is to her advantage, she is likely to recover very well - it will take about 8 to 10 weeks. It is great to play a part in saving this lovely young dog's life and thanks to you all that have contributed to this! We still have a way to go with raising the funds, but the most important part has been completed successfully thanks to the skilled surgeon!

    Update - Tuesday 3 August 2021 - Patch is still in care at the Vet, she is not yet wanting to put any pressure on her hind leg, so is staying there for extra care and monitoring. We are very grateful to all who have been able to contribute to her surgery costs - it means a lot to be able to help dogs like her. $1,780 has been raised so far from kind donations. The estimated full cost is $3,500 - $4,000. Thanks all. Onwards and upwards.

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  • Aroha - puppy with severely undershot jaw

      3 August 2021
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    Hi everyone, another post requesting donations 🙁 Sorry, but we have had a few special needs dogs in, each requiring surgery and they are all expensive, but the positive thing is that we have been able to help them all and they are now set up for a life changing, happy, pain free life.

    The latest one is a Huntaway pup called Aroha.

    https://youtu.be/JdulbUTi5ms

    The cost for this procedure: $1,600.

    Update: Aroha is a pup that came into our care along with her siblings. Unfortunately she has a severely undershot jaw. The ball/chewing therapy (which we previously posted about) has not worked. The lower canine is still impinging on the upper gingiva and causing trauma and inflammation. There is a procedure which includes making a gingival flap, burring away the alveolar bone to make room for the lower canine tooth. This will have few post op complications and should be enough to get the lower canine to clear the gingiva. If you can help her get the specialist treatment she requires, we are very appreciative. Thank you. 🐾

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  • Light - update

      3 August 2021
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    Light has recovered from his surgery so well! And the best news is that he has been adopted along with his friend that was in foster care with him! Mal came to us from the Timaru pound, he has mild - moderate hip dysplasia which is able to be managed. The 2 always got on and bonded very well. They now get to live happy, treasured, pain free lives now. Thanks all that donated!

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  • Boots - update

      3 August 2021
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    Boots (6 year old Huntaway - ex working dog) is recovering really well from his surgery and will be having one more follow up xray in a few weeks to ensure that the joint has fused well. He continues to thrive in his home, as you can see, life is a lot more comfortable now. Thanks to everyone that contributed to his surgery costs!

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  • Boots - UPDATE

      26 May 2021
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    ❤ Pancarpal Arthrodesis surgery is scheduled for Boots on 1st June 🐾🐾 (This is the same surgery that Light had 8 weeks ago) 🐾🐾

    Update - $3,000 very kindly donated by Jim Shepherd We had another $2,000 set aside for Boots surgery but that has since been used up for other dogs. So we have $4,080 raised. Sorry for the delay in the update. We are very grateful to all that give to our dogs in their time of need. Thankyou, Charlie

    *** UPDATE - $1,080 raised so far! Thank you! ***

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  • Boots - photo from his previous working home

      16 April 2021
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    Please see our previous post regarding Boots - needing surgery

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  • Another photo of Boots in foster care

      16 April 2021
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    Please see the previous information about Boots

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  • SURGERY NEEDED FOR BOOTS

      16 April 2021
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    🌟 HELP NEEDED PLEASE 🌟 RETIRED WORKING DOG NEEDING SURGERY 🐾🐾

    About a month ago we got a very special big boy into our care - "Boots", a 6 year old Huntaway, he had been a working dog but retired early due to injury and needed a new home.

    He is absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful laid back temperament, and is really enjoying the home/pet life! He also has the added bonus of enjoying some country time, nice views, cruising on the back of the bike. We knew that when we took Boots in that he was going to need a bit of extra vet work, we just didn't know how much. It turns out he is needing the same surgery that Light had 4 weeks ago, he has Arthritis from a traumatic injury in his right front leg, and Carpel Arthrodesis surgery is necessary. What we didn't know was that Boots also has cruciate problems in his right back leg, and requires surgery for this also. Each surgery will need to be done separately, the more urgent first, then the other once he has recovered. Boot's has been in a lot of pain for some time now, and deserves this help to live a full pain free life. Each surgery is $3,000, a total of $6,000.

    We also have another special girl - Roxy, she arrived a couple of weeks ago, she will be needing extra vet care, she goes in for her xrays in a week (possible cruciate). She arrived at 29kg, target weight is 20kg. We will be doing fundraising stalls, raffles etc and for those that wish to contribute directly, please go via Givealittle or our bank account.

    (More photos loaded separately). His foster carers have decided they cannot let him go and have just recently adopted him. Onwards and upwards! Thanks all for your support. Much appreciated. ❤🐾

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  • Light - post surgery update

      30 March 2021
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    ❤ Thank you to the lovely lady that posted special treats for Light! He loves them! (see video link) He went to the vet yesterday for a bandage change and wound check and all is looking really good! He goes back on Tuesday for the same. ❤🌟 Also thank you everyone for your donations towards Light's surgery which has now been fully covered and paid for! 🥳

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  • Light - video

      15 March 2021

    See more information about Light in our last update.

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  • Light needs surgery

      14 March 2021
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    We first spotted Light listed on trademe in Canterbury and could see that there was something wrong with his front leg. We approached the owner and they agreed to take him to the vet for a check and xrays, which we covered.

    X-rays showed that Light has an old injury that requires Pancarpal Arthrodesis surgery, meaning his joint will need to be fused together.

    Light came into our care (in Oamaru) 3 weeks ago, and his nature is delightful, he is a happy, friendly, social, playful and very clever dog. Thought to be about 3 years old, Collie mix with perhaps a splash of Pointer. Once recovered he will be looking for a super special home (will need to be cat free - too focused on them).

    *** Fundraising for Light's Surgery *****

    Estimated Cost for Surgery - $3,000

    Light will have his surgery when an appointment becomes available in the next few weeks. We need to fundraise so he can have a pain free future. If you wish to contribute, our details can be found here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/pound-paws-rescue

    Any funds raised over the amount required will go towards vet bills for our other dogs that have had special vet treatment which we are paying off.

    There is an excellent success rate for this type of surgery and it will enable Light to have the quality of life he deserves. Videos of Light and Mal playing:

    https://youtu.be/coUuRCJAlQ0

    https://youtu.be/Tj-KbNaL5VU

    Feel free to email us with any enquires, thanks.

    poundpawhelp@gmail.com

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/poundpawsrescue

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  • Renewing our Givealittle page as per charity rules

      14 December 2020

    We are renewing our Givealittle page as per charity rules.

    We continue to do our rescue and rehoming work (we are all volunteers). We work out of foster homes and do not have adoption/kennel facilities.

    Donations are used to run our rescue (along with our own fundraising efforts), especially for dogs needing extra than the usual vet work. Usual vet work is spay/neuter, vaccinations, chipping. Extra vet work is dogs need help with xrays, surgeries, infections, gastro, physio, behaviourial support. We also help spay bitches in the community that are of high risk of producing unwanted litters. Feel free to ask us any questions, also visit our facebook page to see latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/poundpawsrescue

    Thank you for your continued support!

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  • One of our lovely foster carers...

      17 October 2020
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    ❤️ Pat was one of our wonderful volunteers in Oamaru, she fostered for us for nearly 4 years. First was Pippen, Sweetie then Lucy - a Sydney Silky that was blind in one eye, whose owner could not take her into care with him.

    Then there was a dear little elderly Sheltie named Macey that arrived at the pound, her owners had passed away and the family could not keep her on the farm anymore. She was needing some TLC. Pat took her into care, Janette went around to groom her, and soon Macey was looking and feeling the love again. So much so that Pat couldn't part with her and adopted Macey. Macey enjoyed 2 years of blessed retirement, love, walks, great care and companionship until very sadly her age caught up with her.

    Pat's experience and practical skills were a big peace of mind for me, knowing that the dogs were in excellent caring hands. Another special dog that was fostered by Pat was Benji, the blind Collie from the Timaru Pound, a very gentle soul. We all had a trip to Dunedin together to see the eye specialist, but surgery was not an option. Pat had to rearrange her lounge to accommodate Benji's sleeping arrangements (so there was less "bumping around" in the night), and easy access to the toilet. He gained 5kgs in Pat's care, and got a really happy glow about him:

    https://youtu.be/cYNb9TATmsY (love this one!)

    https://youtu.be/9O3r5N6VglA

    He was adopted to a lovely lady on a lifestyle block in Swannanoa. Rosie the Dachshund was also special to Pat, she found her hard to say goodbye to, but what a wonderful life she is having over in Central Otago, we enjoyed the updated photos of her adventures.

    The last wee dog that Pat fostered for us was Millie, a very cute, tiny 3kg, full on ball of fluff from the Timaru Pound. My Mum took over foster care for Millie last year when Pat become unwell.

    We are very sad that Pat passed away this week. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and loved ones at this very sad time, our thoughts are with you all. ❤️

    Pat is very missed here at Pound Paws, I enjoyed our chats and laughs about the dogs and the challenges, and successes that they all came with. Her time fostering with us was invaluable and very much appreciated. 🌟🐾

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  • Indy's Troublesome Grass Seed

      22 February 2020
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    Small but Mighty

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  • Indy - grass seed

      22 February 2020
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    Our dear Indy has had surgery to remove a grass seed that was VERY deeply embedded. She had a small lump that popped open with an infection earlier in the week.

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  • Bear Update

      22 February 2020
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    Bear had a nasty fracture to his hind leg, his owner decided to have him euthanised, but with their permission Bear was recused and had his leg amputated. He is in foster care with Pound Paws and 2 weeks on, is going really well, although has had an infection and been going to the vet daily for the wound to be flushed out, and on a new set of antibiotics - we are nearly there! The wound looks almost healed and infection is disappearing, it won't be soon and Bear will be looking for a wonderful new home.

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