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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
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    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
    Posted by: Pound Paws Rescue

    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 - 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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