Feb 19, 2021

Winter 2021 Project Update from Paws New England

Dogs are outside in the freezing cold
Dogs are outside in the freezing cold

It has been a busy winter so far this year, but what is now unfolding is the true meaning of what your contributions are going towards. 

 

Record breaking cold is sweeping the country, and while you might be reading on the news how many customers are without power, what you aren’t seeing in the news is the faces of the dogs who live outside in this cold. Some have homes where they remain chained outside - with a crate, perhaps with a tarp to shield the wind. Others are strays who may miss the touch of human’s hands scratching their ears, but may also be lucky in their ability to hide under a warm house.

 

Our southern volunteers are teaming up with All 4s Rescue League who have been going around Memphis trying to help where they can - with tarps, straw or dog food. We’ve asked our volunteers to round up as many dogs as they can and get them to the safety of a boarding facility. Here are a few of their faces that have been saved from the cold. There are 40 so far, but our volunteers are working so hard- we don't quite have info on all of them yet! 

 

Iggy Pup was not just cold- emaciated as well! He screamed from the pain of his red feet. 

 

For several days, our rescuers have been trying to save a litter of nine puppies who were not allowed in their home. The owners finally handed over all nine and have agreed that mama, an inside dog, will be spayed by our organization but stay with her family.

 

Jane's owner said she would be fine outside in the cold - she was "just a junkyard dog." Luckily, her owner agreed to let our volunteers take her. 

 

Ziya's story is hard to hear. Her canine yard mate froze to death. She was confiscated due to animal cruelty, and will be joining our rescue.  

 

The adorable beagle pup was left outside with a canine friend. Both of them are inside with us. 

The conditions are not survivable.
The conditions are not survivable.
Our volunteers are rounding up as many as they can
Our volunteers are rounding up as many as they can
Iggy Pup is emaciated and his feet are frozen
Iggy Pup is emaciated and his feet are frozen
Nine puppies were saved from living outside.
Nine puppies were saved from living outside.
Jane's owner said she would be outside in the cold
Jane's owner said she would be outside in the cold
Ziya's yard mate froze to death.
Ziya's yard mate froze to death.
This adorable beagle pup was left outside.
This adorable beagle pup was left outside.

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Oct 22, 2020

Summer Report from Paws New England

Dani Marley on her forever porch
Dani Marley on her forever porch

October Report for GlobalGiving 

 

The past few months have been busy at Paws New England! We thank you for your support and are pleased to share with you some of the stories you’ve helped us achieve. 

 

Dani-Marley

Sweet Dani-Marley needed some time to learn what being a dog meant. She came to us from a place that didn’t teach her life beyond a crate. She learned to eat from a bowl, to slowly explore new spaces, and to relax on the couch. Over about a month of time we focused specifically on leaving the house during daylight hours; once she knew the outdoors were hers whenever she went to the door, she would want to stay out all day long. Dani was adopted into a home with a fur-brother who is a registered therapy dog, and the huge strides she’s made by having him as her guide is heartwarming! She settled into her new home so much faster, and adores her big brother who continues to show her all of the ways to have fun! 

 

Tanker

Tanker was surrendered from a home that could no longer care for him. Most of his fur was gone, and he needed treatment for skin allergies to regrow his hair. Despite the discomfort he was in, he loved every second he was with you. He settled right into his foster home with me, and from what his new mom says, he owns all of his new home. His fur has come back in, and what a coat he has! This little guy is a spunky fella who knows it and requests ALL of the love, even with his new brother around (who’s also a PAWS alum)!

 

Sweetie

Sweetie was rescued from the place where she was born in Tennessee where she was kept in a kennel /barn stall for the first 5 years of her life. She had no socialization - no human touch besides the handler that fed her daily in her pen. Sweeties paws/legs initially white were stained from the excrement she had to endure standing in.

 

Coming to Paws New England, Sweetie was very withdrawn. She would stay in her crate and face the wall. She had never touched grass and would tiptoe outside in the yard on the grass and almost be on her front paws so her back feet didn’t touch the grass. 

Her foster  started working with a volunteer behaviorist who suggested we hand feed sweetie. She would not leave the house as she was terrified for leaving the front doog. Little by little her foster family was able to get out and take a walk in the woods. 

 

She made such great strides in foster care she would sometimes make eye contact ..allow for some pets and be hand fed. She was adopted by a wonderful family who has continued to work with her and now named Ellie has a loving family full of cuddles and hikes!

 

Coralen

Sweet Coralen was rescued from a life on the end of a chain in TN.  She and her puppies lived outside in often chilly conditions (we rescued the puppies too!!).  Coralen went through alot after being rescued- she was heartworm positive so was treated for that and then had to have FHO surgery to repair her hip.  Throughout all of this, she just wanted human attention and love.  She deserved the best and when she came up to be fostered in New England, she was able to find her forever home.  She is spoiled, loved and doted on everyday.  She has a dog neighbor she loves playing with.  She takes hikes around the land of her new home.  The family who adopted her is immensely grateful to PAWS for helping them to find this sweet girl!  

Tanker meeting his forever home
Tanker meeting his forever home
Sweetie on a hike with her family
Sweetie on a hike with her family
Sweet Coralen
Sweet Coralen
Jun 26, 2020

SPRING 2020 Update

Addison
Addison

Autumn: Autumn was removed from a neglect situation along with several other dogs. A sad start, but Autumn didn’t let this slow her down. She did great at her southern foster home.  Her favorite thing to do was to just meander about the backyard taking in all the smells and lounging on the porch dog bed (weather permitting).  Autumn is very proud to share that she caught a freedom ride to New England and she was SUCH a good girl that her foster family decided she was a real keeper! 

 

Liberty Bell: Liberty Bell came to us after she had to have her leg amputated because her owner kicked her and threw her down a flight of steps.  Yes- absolutely terrible! Her owners had a legal case associated, and she was surrendered to our rescue partner. Liberty was loving, sweet and a cuddle bug through it all! She is happy to have a home in New England now. 

 

Guardian: Guardian decided to take up residence in the front yard of a couple living in Memphis - he showed up one day and just decided their front yard was now his. The humans in said house didn't really mind - they had a dog so maybe that's what made him like that particular area!  They invited him and once in a while he'd go inside but for the most part he'd say outside.  As a nice couple, they would feed him, bought him a bed and when it was cold, again, would try to get him inside by tricking him, any way they could!  Then one day the couple had to move. 

Unfortunately they were moving and they were concerned as their landlord said he didn't want the dog hanging around and he'd "take care of it" so they posted for help for him.  We saw this and couldn’t say no. Guardian came into the program and the rest is history! He is now an inside dog and isn’t sure why he didn’t try this out earlier! 

 

Addison: Addison found herself expecting puppies - and then found she was out on her own being dumped by her prior humans. Addison birthed her puppies while she was on her own.  Poor Addison was trying to cross the main highway one day with one of her littles right behind her!  Addison eventually led her rescuers to the rest of her puppies and they have been fostering with their finder ever since! Addison quickly went back to life as an owned dog - and is very thankful that her puppies have all been adopted out, spayed/neutered and that she will also always have a warm, soft bed and no more babies for herself either! 

 

Daisy Oreo: Daisy was living at a construction site in Houston with another dog for at least 5 months. The crews working there had set up a feeding station, but were never able to catch the dogs. Finally, one of the guys hired a trapper and they were able to get them both safely trapped. The dogs were not chipped, and no one seemed to be looking for them. Daisy adjusted to home life well- and it didn’t take long for her to really blossom in her foster home! We’re very happy to have played a small part in Daisy Oreo’s journey.



Autumn
Autumn
Daisy Oreo
Daisy Oreo
Guardian
Guardian
Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell
 
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